July 2018 Newsletter
In This Issue
Congratulations, Clara!
New Board Members
Studio Tour Meeting
July Challenge
News from Art on the Divide
Amador Artists Open Studio
From the Editor
Odds and Ends
Workshops and Shows to Enter
Dates to Remember
Tuesday, July 10, Studio Tour meeting, Placerville Raley's 2pm

Friday, July 13, 10:00am, Board Meeting, Placerville Raley's

Sunday July 15, - , General Meeting, 1:30 pm, Placerville Senior Center
Linda Heath Clark
Cathy Keil
Debra Appleby
Pen Slade
Sylvia Saxon and
Lynell Phillips
Kaaren Poole
Celeste Bunnell
Member Show
Julia Swain
Mother Lode Show
Gloria Vernon

The News
Congratulations to our Young Associate!

jul18claraJerry Litkin's eleven year old granddaughter, Clara Fennell, won Best in Show for her age category 

at the El Dorado County Fair for this gorgeous and expressive canine portrait.  Congratulations, Clara!

jul18pubPublicity Chairs!

We are pleased to announce new members Sylvia Saxon and Lynell Phillips are PAA's new Publicity Chairs. Visit  www.loftyviewstudios.com to see their work and projects. The board looks forward to working with them to publicize upcoming PAA events. Welcome, Sylvia and Lynell!

We are also pleased another new member, Kaui Otake, will be our Program Chair for next year. We look forward to some exciting demonstrations in 2019. Thank you, Kaui!

Please help us welcome these talented volunteers.

Linda Heath Clark

jul18tourmeetStudio Tour Meeting

The next planning meeting for this year's studio tour will be July 10th at 2pm in the meeting room at Raley's Placerville store.

jul18challengeJuly Challenge

The challenges we've had at recent meetings seem to have been well-received, so we're having another one in July.  There's plenty of time and we really hope you'll participate.  This will be a color challenge.

Create a new piece with a color palette that you form from:  your least favorite color, its complement, and a few analogous colors.  Any subject/media is welcome.  Can't wait to see what you create!

jul18aodcNews from Art on the Divide

Art On the Divide Cooperative gallery will feature jewelry and Chainmaille artist, Stacey Wyatt, for the month of July 2018. The public is invited to attend her garden reception on Saturday, July 14th from 3 PM - 5 PM to meet the artist.

Chainmaille is an ancient art of working with wire formed into rings. By weaving the rings with different gauges and designs, jewelry was born out of armor. Whether you spell it Chainmaille, Chainmail, or Chain Mail, each piece is personally handcrafted one ring at a time in Cool, California.
The gallery is located in one of Georgetown's historical buildings at 6295 Main St., halfway between the fire station and the American River Inn. Summer hours are Friday through Sunday from 10 AM to 6 PM and Thursdays, 11-4. For more information call 530-333-2787 and check out our website at artonthedivide.com.

jul18aaAmador Artists Open Studios

September 8 and 9 will bring an Open Studios with a difference.  Instead of a driving tour as in the past, the event this year will be held in the American Legion Hall at Sutter Hill where 20 artists will show their work, and many will demonstrate their craft.  This free exhibition, produced by the Amador County Artist Association, will be open from 9am to 6pm on Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday, with food available for purchase.  

The increased hours on Saturday and the change from a driving tour is an effort to maximize the number of people who see our art and fund our scholarship raffle.  Each participating artist donates a piece of artwork for the raffle.  Additional information will be updated on our website,  amadorartists.org, or contact Cynthia Dunn-Selph at  dunnselphc@yahoo.com

From the Editor
This isn't strictly about art, but it is about color.  This is my second year growing a cutting garden from seed, and I hope it will be the second of many, I am enjoying it so much!

December and January are my favorite times of the year - the times that the seed catalogs begin to arrive in the mail and I can begin my lists of what I want to plant.  Then I start the seeds in the greenhouse in mid-February and the plants are ready to go into the garden mid-April.  

Surprisingly, there are bouquets by May, and from then on through at least September it's a profusion of color, and a new wonder every day as a new bud opens.  But the most surprising thing of all is that even thought I don't pay attention to colors as I'm cutting flowers, the bouquets are always beautiful.  It seems that any color combination nature throws together somehow just works!

This month we'll be seeing your color challenge pieces, and I'm really looking forward to it.  Seeing the variety of beautiful pieces and hearing their stories is always an enjoyable and inspiring experience.  Can't wait to see yours on the 15th!


PS  Thanks to all of you who contribute to the newsletter.  Without you, there would be no news!
June Meeting Minutes


The Pledge of Allegiance and welcoming of guests and new members opened the meeting.


Mother Lode Show 2018: Gloria Vernon, August 5 thru 20, 2018.  Online Entry deadline is June 18th.  So far we have 114 entries from 39 artists.

To sign up for MLS go to www.onlinejuriedshows.com.  Sitters are needed for this show. Contact Gloria Vernon for more information. 


2018 Studio Tour:  The Studio Tour weekend is scheduled for Sept. 22 & 23, and 29 & 30.


Paint-Out: Vesla, our paint-out is June 22 and will be located at Joyce Martins', from 10: am to 1: pm.


Program Chair: Lucia, requesting ideas for next year items of interest.


Our meeting in July is the 3rd Sunday, July 15th: We will have a  "Color Challenge" Pick a color, your base color that you don't usually work with along with a few of its analogous colors and its complementary color. Base your work on those colors with the base color predominating.


Raffle: Gloria Vernon donated a glass art piece.


Our Demonstrator for this meeting is Jennifer Keller, Mixed media artist.


Community Outreach Program

v  Donations are needed for the "Community Outreach Program" Bring donated art supplies to each meeting to be purchased by our members and guest.  This is one way money is collected for the "Community Outreach Program." If you have extra supplies, art books please consider donating them for this cause. Please take home any unsold items, for we have no storage in our meeting room.


v  Donate cards to PAA to be sold at the general meetings.  The money will go to the outreach program.


There are weekly art meeting on Tuesday mornings, at the Senior Center, starting at 9:30 am, in the craft room, free to participate.  On Thursday, at 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, Coloma St., Church of Our Savior, $5.00 fee is charged to participate.


Meeting was adjourned at 3:30 PM



Debra Appleby

Placerville Art Association Secretary

July Program
Join us at our next meeting on Sunday July 15th, 1:30 pm and find out!
Laura Schofield, artist and teacher, will share the magic of art with colored pencils. It will be a hands on demonstration. Yes, we get to play with pencils too.
Laura tells me that for the beginning artist, colored pencils are a fun and easy medium to use because everyone is familiar with pencils and coloring. Granted there are techniques to be learned such as stippling, burnishing, layering, shading, incised and directional marks, optical blending, cross hatching, and more. But don't let those words scare you! Colored pencils provide both bold and light colors, along with the simple spreading of color to drawing tight details. Colored pencils are easy to transport and don't make a mess. Whether it's a beautiful drawing you which to achieve or just playing with a coloring book, colored pencils will always be your friend.
For the last 30 years, Laura has been an active artist and art educator in the Sacramento and East Bay area. Along with private and group tutoring, she currently offers art workshops and demos for children, teens, adults and seniors. Along with a handful of magazines and zines, Laura has illustrated 3 books.
Her website is: www.ArtistBeeHive.com
Laura will provide all the supplies at our meeting so you can just have a good time and enjoy. If you have any questions contact me at lucia.rothgeb@gmail.com  
See you there. Lucia Rothgeb

Odds and Ends
Member News
Studio Grand Opening

Lofty View Studios and Gallery will celebrate its Grand Opening on August 4, 2018 from 10 am to 3 pm at 6300 Lofty View Road, Placerville.  Bay Area photographer Michael Lafferty will be the featured artist along with local artisan Joe McGrath.  Works from Lofty View Studios resident artists JD Saxon, Dusty Jack, Sylvia Saxon, and Lynell Phillips will also be on display.  For more about Lofty View Studios go to:  https://www.loftyviewstudios.com.

Shelly Thorene's Event

PAA member and local artist/photographer Shelly Thorene will be presenting a four-week event/class at Athena Art Spa located at 1234 E Broadway, Placerville.  The first week (Sunday July 15, from 4 to 8pm), will be an exhibit feeaturing Shelly's private collection of self-portraits completed over the course of 3 decades.  This exhibit is free.

Over weeks two and three (July22 and 29, from 4-6pm) Shelly will conduct a class 'Beyond the Selfie' into an artistic expression.  This two-week class is $40.  An exhibit of student's work will be held August 5, 2018 from 4-8 pm.  For further details and to register for this event/class go to  https://www.arthena-art-spa.coursestorm.com/course/beyond-the-selfie

Phil says "This was quite a challenge to maintain that discipline since normally I use many colors.  The mixing of colors from 6 is a challenge."  His result was this beautiful painting, "Carmel Mist."

Workshops and Shows to Enter
Art on the Divide invites you to enter their 5th annual Invitational Art Show, "Reflections."   The show will be in the gallery for the month of September.  The theme is open to your interpretation.  The early bird deadline is July 27 with a final deadline of August 6.  You can find more information as well as the entry form on their website  artonthedivide.com

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