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.
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!
New 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!
Spring 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.
Mother 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
. Don't miss this opportunity!
Sierra 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.
Call 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
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)