March 2017 Newsletter
In This Issue
Beverly Austin Featured Artist
Spring Member Show
Community Outreach Update
February Meeting Paint-In
March Challenge
Studio Tour Early News
March Paint Out
Dates to Remember
Friday, March 10, Board Meeting, Raley's Placerville, 10am

Sunday, March 19, General Meetng, Placerville Senior Center, 1:30pm

Tuesdays, March 21 and 28, Paint-out, see article
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
  march2017beverly Beverly Austin Featured Artist

  march2017springshow Spring Member Show

march2017commupdate Community Outreach Update

This year The Board has decided to donate $1,000 to the Art Department of independence High School. Independence High is a small high school located in Diamond Springs. It is a unique high school geared to those students who may be at risk of not graduating.

Jen Tomei, the art teacher, was unable to attend our February Meeting due to a family event. She was absolutely thrilled when I spoke with her about receiving this donation. She thought this money would best go for the purchase of a camera, glass beads and/or tools. She could not thank us enough for our generous gift. Ms. Tomoei will be attending our March 19th meeting when we will present her with our check.

PAA wishes to thank all of you who have donated so generously to our Community Outreach Program. Please know that we DO make a difference!
~ Cathy Keil

march2017febmeeting February Meeting Paint-In

Four of our members, Linda Heath Clark, Julia Swain, Vesla Greenwood, and Kaaren Poole, then painted from this image.  Additional images were passed out in case anyone else wanted to try their hand.  Thanks you, Pen!  And hopefully we will see the finished paintings at the March meeting.

march2017challengeMarch Challenge

We will have another Challenge for our March meeting. The theme is "Spring!"  So get out your pencils, paints, clay, or whatever else you like to use and let Spring be your inspiration.  We look forward to seeing your work!

march2017studiotourStudio Tour Early News

The dates have been set for the 2017 Studio Tour - September 23/24 and September 30/October 1.  More news and information to follow.

march2017paintoutMarch Paint-Out

The March paint-out will be the last two Tuesdays of the month, March 21 and 28, again at the Greenwood Creek River Access of the South Fort of the American River near Coloma.  For more information, see the  flier.  Here's a photo of Barbara Gerard Mitchell painting there last month:

President's Letter
Looking forward to spring and upcoming 2017 PAA events!

As we move into the planning stages of these annual events (Membership Show, Mother Lode Show, Studio Tour), I want to thank all of the wonderful dedicated volunteers that have made these events possible throughout the years. Everything PAA accomplishes would not happen without volunteers.
Do you have a little time to help with one or two of the many tasks it takes to put on these events and others? The PAA Board and committee chairs welcome your participation at any level. You would have lots of support and it is a great way to get to know other talented artists and make a difference in how PAA meets its mission of promoting visual arts in the local community.
I look forward to getting to know you,

Linda Heath Clark

February 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.

PAA's Community Outreach Program has selected Independence High School this year, and will awarded them with a gift of $1000.00 to their art department. 

Spring Membership Show: Julia Swain, The Spring Members show is scheduled for May 19 through July 9 and will be held at the Harris Center, Folsom Lake College Campus. 35 2D pieces will be accepted and a few 3D. The Los Rios College staff will hang the show and oversee the gallery each day it is open. The show will not be judged by a "Judge" instead a "Peoples Choice" will be awarded. This is a first come first serve show. The entry fee will be announced along with more details.

Call for volunteers: The Program Chairperson and the Video Camera/Projector Operator is reaching out for volunteers. If interested please contact Linda Clark.

2017 Studio tour needs a Chairperson. A planning meeting is scheduled for Tuesday February 28th, at the Raley's Event Center, Placerville Dr. Artist participating will planning this event.

PAA's March19th general meeting will have a "Spring" theme. Please bring something that you have done that represents "Spring" to you and share it at the March 

Art Camp: February 25 thru 26,  Burks Juntion, 10:am to 5:pm. Bring your own supplies and project to work on. Contact Kathy Keil at 530-672-4222.

Vesla, the Paint-out is scheduled for Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at South Fork American River, Greenwood Creek River Access,  near Coloma, from 9:am to 12:pm.

We enjoyed a Plein Air show and tell by our PAA members. Thank you for bringing in your work to share.
Thank you to our Plein Air demonstrators, all members of PAA, Julia Swain, Vesla Greenwood, Kaaren Poole, Linda Heath Clark for this fun and informational demonstration.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:30pm.
Debra Appleby

March Program
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 Painting Opportunities
Connie Rodriguez, Mixed Media artist and our March demonstrator, will be giving a two-day workshop March 11 and 12 in Rocklin.  For more information, visit her website

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