March  2018 Newsletter
In This Issue
March Paint Out
March Challenge
Community Outreach
News from Art on the Divide
Art Supplies for You
Studio Tour Planning Meeting
From the Editor
Odds and Ends
Workshops and Shows to Enter
Dates to Remember
Friday, March 9, 10:00am, Board Meeting, Placerville Raley's

Sunday, March 18, 1:30pm, General Meeting, Placerville Senior Center 

Tuesday, March 20, Paint-Out, see article

Tuesday, March 27, Studio Tour Planning Meeting, 2pm, Raleys, Placerville
Linda Heath Clark
Cathy Keil
Debra Appleby
Pen Slade
Kaaren Poole
Celeste Bunnell
Member Show
Julia Swain
Mother Lode Show
Gloria Vernon

The News
March Paint Out

The next third Tuesday Paint-Out will be held March 20th from 10am to 1pm at Boeger Winery in Placerville.  There is a wonderful gold era building that we can study as well as a pond, vineyards, and an old car.

Flyer with photos and directions is available on the PAA website here.

Also, save the date for a Paint Out at Wakamatsu Farm on Sunday, April 29, from 9am to 1pm.

Contact Vesla Greenwood with any questions at

March Challenge

PLEASE don't be intimidated by our challenge for March - it's "a face."  It doesn't have to be a human face - it could just as well be an animal or a fantasy face.  This is for fun, so don't stress!  As always, it can be any medium.  We had great participation in February and are hoping for even more this month!  Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Community Outreach

Yvonne Yates, a 7th grade English and History teacher at Gold Trail Intermediate School in Placerville, will be attending our next General Meeting on March 18 to receive our yearly donation of $500. Yvonne is also the art teacher and will be sharing with us how she intends to use this money for her art students. 

As you remember, about 5 years ago we decided to donate to Placerville Area schools instead of the individual student. We felt that more art students could benefit this way. We have been very successful doing this. I'm sure you won't want to miss coming to this meeting to hear how our donation is to be used.

-Cathy Keil

News from Art On the Divide

Minimalist and Mini art describes the new show at Art On the Divide Cooperative Gallery beginning on Friday, March 2.  A reception will be held on March 18th from 2 to 4pm.  Join us for refreshments and to see how each artist interprets minimalism in their work, and their small paintings, photos and sculptures that fit the "miniature" description.
Doris Gorin's Minimalist Landscape

AODC is located in one of Georgetown's historical buildings at 6295 Main Street, between the fire station and the American River Inn.  Winter hours are 10am to 5pm Friday through Sunday.  For more information, call 530 333-2787 or visit the website

mar18supplies Art  Supplies for You
You will have a chance to choose some fine art supplies at the March 18 meeting. Come early to get the best choice. We will be there by 1:15.
Since Joan Kramer has moved to Pleasanton to be closer to her family, they are getting ready to sell her house. We have been given some good items to offer you. Donations will be welcomed depending on what you take away. All monies will go to our school outreach fund.
This is a partial list of items that we will have available.
  • 2 mat cutters
  • large roll of Kraft Paper
  • Elegant handmade wood display Easel (min. donation of $20)
  • several small metal easels
  • Brushes, pencils, marker pens
  • Canvas Print holder
  • Large selection of pottery, small pitchers, cups, bowls and shells for still life
  • several palettes
Look forward to seeing you . Lucia and Marilyn

mar18studiotour Studio Tour Planning Meeting

There will be a planning meeting for this year's Studio Tour on Tuesday March 27, 2pm, in the Event Center at Raley's on Placerville Drive.  Among other things, we will make a decision on the dates for this years' tour.  If you are planning to participate in the tour, please attend this meeting.

From the Editor
editorI always enjoy our general meetings, but February's, for me, was extra special.

First, it's always a treat to share our work and see what others are doing.  The range of interests in the group, as well as the talent, is truly inspiring.  It was fascinating to see the different artists that we draw our inspiration from.  Remember, everyone, that we also have challenges for March - faces - and May - floral or botanical.  I think that not many of us do faces, so that should be a real challenge, but take heart!  And remember, it doesn't have to be a human face.

Then there was Jeanne Vodden's demonstration.  I don't always have enthusiasm for the presenter's medium, style, or subject matter but I nearly always learn something.  Well, this demonstration enchanted me!  It gave me a whole new understanding of "watercolor."  Watching Jeanne paint, it was clear that she is an absolute master of keeping the exact right amount of water on her brush, and, using only three tubes of paint she achieved that amazing range and depth of color.  Gorgeous!  Thank you, Lucia, for arranging such an inspiring program. 

-Kaaren Poole
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.
2018 Studio Tour: A planning meeting will be held at Raley's Event Center on Tuesday, March, 27th at 2:00 pm.
Spring Membership Show: Our Spring show is back at the Government Center. April 16 thru 20th, 2018. Please contact Julia Swain with any questions. Please have your art pieces at the Government Center by 9:30 am on April 16th, to be hung for this show. This is a non juried show with a maximum of four pieces per person. Entry is $8.00 per piece, maximum size is 40". Entry for mini pieces is $5.00 per piece. Minis' are 9" x 12" and under. The Fall Members Show is scheduled for October 15-19, 2018.
Mother Lode Show 2018: August 5 thru 19th, 2018. Gloria Vernon will have more information coming about the 2018 show and workshops being planned.
February Paint Outs: Is scheduled for February 20th at Boeger Winery, 10:00 am to 1:00pm. Contact Vesla Greenwood for more information.
February Challenge: "Inspired by your favorite artist." This challenge was a fun presentation for anyone that wanted to participate. Good Job you all!
March 18th Challenge theme will be."Faces or a Face."
May 20th Challenge theme will be "Floral or Botanical."
There is a new shop downtown. "Artistic Beads & Studio". 617 Main Street, Suite A, Placerville.
Our Demonstrator for this meeting is Jeannie Vodden, . Jeannie's interest in the variety of textures and patterns found in both natural and man-made objects. Jeannie is a popular instructor of watercolor and enjoys demonstrating her watercolor techniques. Beautiful work!
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.
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

March Program
Robert Regis Dvorak paints in watercolor and oil and is popular speaker on subjects of creativity in business and education. He has a Master of Architecture degree from UC Berkley. He has authored four books on drawing: Drawing without Fear, The Pocket Drawing Book, The Magic of Drawing, and Experiential Drawing.
At our meeting Robert will be sharing his approach to travel journals and sketching to capture the moment. He teaches drawing and painting at colleges and universities in California and Hawaii. He has also produced a number of animated films featured in festivals in the USA, Europe, and Australia.
This will be the program you want if you are looking to increase your creativity and you want to know more about using sketching to make that happen . The meeting on Sunday March 18 begins at 1:30. You are welcome to bring others and it is open to the public.

Odds and Ends
Member News

Workshops and Shows to Enter

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Placerville, CA 95667