May 2018 Newsletter
In This Issue
Congratulations, Randy
Linda's Show at 48 Natoma
Sierra Pastel Society News
Pocket Painting Workshhop
Shop for Frames
News from Art on the Divide
Membership Book
From the Editor
Odds and Ends
Workshops and Shows to Enter
Dates to Remember
Friday, May 11, 10:00am, Board Meeting, Placerville Raley's

Sunday, May 13, 1:30pm, General Meeting, Placerville Senior Center 

Sunday June 10 - NOTE DATE: 2nm NOT 3rd Sunday, General Meeting, 1:30 pm, Placerville Senior Center

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

The News
Congratulations, Randy

The other of the two paintings, "Letting Go," also won an Honorable Mention in NCA Artistic Journey exhibit being held now through May 13th at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center. 

Linda's Show at 48 Natoma

Linda Heath Clark's Scratchboard painting, "Women's March," is only one of 20 of her pieces to be featured at the "Feast for the Eyes" exhibit at 48 Natoma in Folsom.  Linda will be showing with oil painter Craig Stephens.

The opening reception is Friday, May 11, 6 to 8pm.  The show runs from May 11 to June 28.   Congratulations, Linda!

Upcoming Paint-Outs

Our next paint out will be Friday, June 22, at Down Home Farm in Placerville from 9am to 1pm.  Details are available on the paint outs page of the  PAA Website.

-Vesla Greenwood

News from Sierra Pastel Society

Pocket Sketching Workshop

Lake College, Art Lab FL2-154, from 9: 30 to 4 each day.  The fee is $225.  Registration is open to 5/25.  Ten students are required for the workshop to be a go, and currently there are 5.  More information is available from the FAA website here.

may2018frames Frames at Shakespeare Club Rummage Sale

There will be a rummage sale at the Shakespeare Club this weekend and I here that there will be a large number of frames at good prices.  The place is the Shakespeare Club and the hours are 5/10 and 5/11 9-4, 5/12 9-2.
News from Art on the Divide

Art On the Divide Cooperative Gallery (AODC) features jewelry artist Victoria Perez Mott for May 2018.  The public is welcome at her reception Saturday, May 12, from 4 to 6pm at the gallery in Georgetown.

Victoria uses Italian glass to create intricate designs on her hand-torched beads; each piece is one-of-a-kind.  She also works with gems and minerals.  Semi-precious stones can be worn not only for adornment, but also for one's well-being.  In her show she will also be featuring turquoise, agate, onyx, jasper, amber, pyrite, sapphire, garnets, and quartz as well as bone and wire-wrapping.

Come and see her eclectic styles designs of bohemian, gothic, new-wave, retro-refurbished, minimalist, earthbound, organic,jewelry - something for all tastes - you don't have to be a mother.  Victoria has rings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, and if you're not into jewelry, she even adorns wine-stoppers and ink pens too.

The gallery is located in one of Georgetown's historical buildings at 6295 Main Street, halfway between the fire station and the American River Inn.  While in Georgetown, dine out on historic main streets.  There are eateries and saloons within walking distance.  Come for the art, stay in town for dinner.

Spring hours are Friday through Sunday from 10am to 6pm.  Come to munch and mingle with the other artists.  For more information call 530 333-2787 and check out our website at or call Victoria direct at 530 417-1866.

Membership Book

From the Editor
editorI apologize for the newsletter being so late this month.  I spent the last several days in Charlotte, NC, with my daughter, son-in-law, and 1 and 5 year old grand-daughters.  For some reason, I thought I could work on it while I was there.  And that was another example of poor quality thinking on my part.  Why would I want to take time away from them?  Well, of course I wouldn't, and didn't, and, to tell you the truth, forgot all about it!  So all I can do at this point is apologize.

I hope all of you are getting your best work ready to enter the Mother Lode Show.  I'm working on a special piece to enter.  It's going to be a collage with a bear theme.  It's been a while since I've working on a collage.  I'm using three drawings of bears as collage elements and I have them all done.  I also made a stencil with bears and stars.  And I've made a cradled wood panel with an arched top.  So now that I have the main elements, I'm ready to start.  Now for the fun part!

Can't wait to see what everyone else enters.

-Kaaren Poole
April 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, April 24, at 2:00 pm. Studio Tour weekend is scheduled for Sept. 22 & 23, and 29 & 30. The deadline for the Studio Tour is June 1, 2018. Applications are on the PAA website
Spring Membership Show: April 16 thru 20th, 2018. Location is the County Government Center, 360 Fair Lane, Placerville. Please contact Julia Swain with any questions. Please have your art pieces at the Government Center from 8:00 to 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 20, 2018. Contact Gloria Vernon for more information. Online Entry deadline is June 18th. Style Magazine and Around Town Magazine will be advertising this event.
The May Challenge theme is."Botanicals or Florals"
Our Demonstrator for this meeting is Steve Memering's critique of members artwork.
Community Outreach Program
  • 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.
  • 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

May Program
Odds and Ends
Member News

Workshops and Shows to Enter

Art on the Divide Gallery is excited to announce the theme for the Fifth Invitational Art Show, "Reflections."   The theme is open to your interpretation, and not expected to be a typical reflection in water.  Think broadly...reflection on family, community, heritage, love, self, beauty, nature, etc.

(Editor's note:  I was unable to link to the call to artists, but will either send out a separate email when I have it or include it in the next newsletter.)

We look forward to your entry.  A People's Choice ribbon will be awarded at the end of the show, and an artists' reception on September 9, 2018, will celebrate the art.

Have fun creating!

-Criss Raintree

Fine Arts in the Pines first annual live Plein Air Paintings of El Dorado County .
Fine Arts in the Pines of Placerville is holding its first Annual Live Plein Air Event on Friday and Saturday, May 18th and May 19th. Cash awards will be presented on Sunday, May 20th. Please check out the details of this great event by clicking here. Happy Painting Everyone!!

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