June 2017 Newsletter
In This Issue
Randmaas Begin a New Chapter
Congrations to Ron Hall
New Mixed Media Group
Spring Member Show Reception
Mother Lode Show Deadline
SPS Meeting and Demo
Art on the Divide Call To Artists
Workshops and Shows to Enter
Dates to Remember
Friday, June 2, Board Meeting, Raley's Placerville, 10am

Sunday, June 4, Spring Member Show Reception, Harris Center, 1-3 pm

Sunday, June 4, Sierra Pastel Society meeting and demo, El Dorado Hills Senior  Center, 12 noon

Tuesday, June 6, Mixed Media Interest Group, 9am to noon, Placerville Senior Center

Sunday, June 11, General Meeting, 1:30pm Placerville Senior Center

June 18, deadline for entries to Mother Lode Show

Linda Heath Clark
Cathy Keil
Debra Appleby
Pen Slade
Conni Hardie
Kaaren Poole
Kaaren Poole
Member Show
Julia Swain
Mother Lode Show
Gloria Vernon

The News
jun2017randmaa The Randmaas Begin a New Chapter

To Yuri and Connie Randmaa,

The members of Placerville Arts Assoc. want to convey to you how much we will miss your smiling faces and your willingness to always participate and set up our shows. All those years you energetically hung our membership exhibits and the Mother Lode Show. And you always did such a wonderful job!

Connie, we will miss your outstanding award-winning pastels with the brilliant colors, the sparkling lights and rich darks; your subjects always intriguing and thoughtful. You are a role model to many of us.
Connie is not only a member of PAA but also a member of Pastel Society of the West Coast, Pastel Society of America and the founder, former president and Signature member of Sierra Pastel Society.

Yuri and Connie will be moving to Texas to be near their children and grandchildren. We sincerely hope that they will continue to be in contact and that Connie will submit her wonderful paintings to our Mother Lode Show.   

-Gloria Vernon 

Congratulations to Ron Hall!

Ron Hall's evocative painting "Treme" won first place in acrylics at the 2017 Elk Grove Western Festival Art of Excellence Exhibition and Competition.  Congratulations Ron!

jun2017mmgroupNew Mixed Media Group - Join Us!

We will be meeting the first Tuesday of the month in the Craft Room at the Placerville Senior Center, from 9am to noon.  This first Tuesday of each month we will be "piggy backing" on the PAA group that meets there every Tuesday morning, and we thank them for being willing to share their space with us.

So bring a project and work with us, or just stop by to check things out!  Hope to see you on the 6th!

jun2017membershowSpring Member Show Reception

Reports are that our Spring Member Show at the Bank of America Gallery at the Harris Center in Folsom is a really good one!  The perfect chance to view it is at the show Reception Sunday, June 4, 1 to 3 pm at the Gallery.  Hope to see you there!  And thanks to Julia Swain for all the great work she's done pulling this show together.

jun2017mlsMother Lode Show Deadline Looming

We're on the home stretch to the deadline for entering this year's Mother Lode Show.  It's always a great show to participate in, and we hope you will enter.  The deadline is June 18.  Once again, we will be using an on-line entry system.  You can find the particulars  here.  Don't miss this opportunity!

jun2017spsdemoSierra Pastel Society Demo

The Sierra Pastel Society is pleased to feature a wonderful pastel demonstration by Grass Valley artist, Sandy Lindblad, at the next general meeting on Sunday, June 4, beginning at noon.  The program will be held in the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 900 Lassen Lane, El Dorado Hills.  This exciting talk and pastel demonstration will follow a short general meeting and the public is invited to attend free of charge.

Sandy works in pastels ("Hollywood Smile," above, is an example) and acrylics and occasionally paints out doors in plein air.  She has involved art in her life since childhood, but eight years ago she found that her passion was focused more on animals -- cats, dogs and farm creatures.  Sandy would like people to know that she tries to "catch the feeling of animals and other subjects in art."  Her unique ep[ressionistic style is formed with bold color and strong strokes of paint.

jun2017callCall To Artists
Art On the Divide Cooperative Gallery invites local and regional artists to submit their artwork for the 4th Annual Invitational Art Exhibit, titled "All Things Wild" that will take place in September, 2017.  This theme is open to your interpretation and therefore promises to be a very interesting show.
The Early Bird deadline for entries is July 28, 2017 and the fee for the first entry is $10.00.  Each additional piece is $5.00, up to three maximum.  The final deadline is August 7, 2017 and the entry fee at that time is $20.00 and each additional artwork is $5.00, up to three maximum.  All mediums will be accepted for consideration and must be the artists' original design and for sale.  Both two and three-dimensional art is encouraged.
Entries must be postmarked no later than 7/28/17.  Applicants will be notified by August 18th which pieces are accepted for the show. 

View and download a copy of the show information  here
 and the entry form  here.

Art On the Divide Cooperative Gallery is located at 6295 Main Street between the fire station and the American River Inn in Georgetown.  The phone number is 530 333-2787 (ARTS)

-Criss Raintree

President's Letter
Hope everyone is planning a summer full of art!
It's also a good time to enter some great art shows including our own Mother Lode Show. I'm looking forward to seeing more great art in the show this year.
And another reminder to everyone that at PAA's June 11th meeting, you have an excellent opportunity to receive helpful feedback on your art. I hope many of you will bring a piece or two to the meeting. For a small donation to our Community Outreach Fund, Shirley Hazlett will offer a constructive critique of your work. Shirley has taught art criticism at Sac State and will also tell us about the critique process in general.
It is always fun to see all the beautiful work PAA members are creating. I encourage everyone to take advantage of the opportunity to have a critique on June 11th.

Hope to see you at the June 11th meeting!

Linda Heath Clark
May Meeting Minutes
Meeting was called to order at 1:30 pm.

The Pledge of Allegiance and welcoming of guests and new members opened the meeting.
The Spring Members show is scheduled for May 19 through July 9 and will be held at the Harris Center, Folsom Lake College Campus.  Lucia wanted to remind the participants about the proper way to install the hanging wire. There should be no slack in the wire and it should be installed no more than ¼ way down from the top of the framed art piece.  The reception for the show will be Sunday, June 4th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the Harris Center.

The Mother Lode Show is scheduled for August 6-20. The online "Smart Entry" is set up and accepting entries now closing on June 18th.  Sylvia is available to help with on line processing of entries if needed. The Juror and Judge will be Dianna Coco Russell this year.  

The side room will be used this year for projects. You are all invited to participation by bringing your supplies and joining in on the days lined up as designated. These projects will be on going for the two weeks of the show from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
Monday: Gloria, pastels
Tuesday: Kaaren, mixed media and acrylic
Wednesday: Any medium (open)
Thursday: Pen, Oil
Friday: Linda/Julia, scratch board
Saturday: Vesla, watercolor
Paint-out:  May 23, 2017, High Sierra Iris Farm, 9:00am to 1:00pm.
Our Demonstrator for May was Stephany Nickel. Working in a series was the topic. Key points for working in a series were demonstrated and very enlightening for creative thinking ideas in art. These techniques were shown to be able to be applied using any artistic medium. This was a very interesting demonstration. Thank you Stephany. www.stephanynickel.com , email, stephanynickel@gmail,com.
June 11th is our next General Meeting.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:30 pm.
Debra Appleby
Placerville Art Association

June Program
Our program this month is a critique by artist Shirley Hazlett.  Shirley is a member of Art House gallery in Sacramento and should provide an interesting and helpful critique.  Bring one or two of your pieces for the critique.  There will be a small $2 fee for each piece.  Please don't be shy!  The success of these critique programs depends on your participation.
Odds and Ends
Art Studio 360 currently has openings for several artists to join the co-op group.  Minimum wall space is 3" for $30 per month with an initial one-time member fee of $100.  
For additional information visit the Studio at 360 Main Street, Placerville, and/or call Joyce Bahnsen, owner, at (530) 626-3429.

Folsom Art Association is continuing to sponsor quarterly art camp weekends at the Folsom Lake College Art Lab. The 2017 dates are April 14, 15, 16; July 14, 15, 16;  and October 13, 14, and 15.  The cost for each 3-day weekend in $30.  Attendees must be at least 18 year of age, and attendance is limited to 16.  Folsom Art Association fills the camps on a first-come-first-serve basis.  To register, visit the Folsom Art Association website.
Member News
Workshops and Shows to Enter
Pam Findleton and Barbara Tankersley are hosting a two-day workshop  with Dale Laitenen.  The dates are June 24 and 25.  Anyone interested can contact Barbara at her gallery by e-mail at mail@ironwillow.com or by phoning 530 344-7859 for more information.

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