October 2017 Newsletter
In This Issue
Congratulations Randy
September Meeting Thank You
October Paint Out
Christmas Brunch
Fall Member Show
Community Outreach
From the Editor
Workshops and Shows to Enter
Dates to Remember
Sunday, Oct. 15, 1:30pm, General Meeting, Placerville Senior Center 

Tuesday, Oct. 17, Paint-Out (see article)

Tuesday, Oct 24, Paint-Out (see article)
Linda Heath Clark
Cathy Keil
Debra Appleby
Pen Slade
Kaaren Poole
Kaaren Poole
Member Show
Julia Swain
Mother Lode Show
Gloria Vernon

The News
oct2017randyCongratulations, Randy!

Randy Honerlah's colorful and fascinating acrylic painting "Time Passages" won the Bold Award in Sacramento Fine Arts' current show  "Bold Expressions."  And at 36" x 48" it is bold indeed!  Congratulations, Randy!

The show runs October 3 through 29 at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center.

oct2017septthanksSeptember Meeting Thank You
What a fun meeting we had on Sept.17.  Thank you to all the Studio Tour artists who shared their art work with us at that meeting!  We had our own preview showing with plenty of chance to talk with each other about our works.  It was great to meet those who were new to the Tour. 
We also had a chance to share ideas about what to look for in a successful Tour location.  We hope you got some good ideas such as wearing name tags, having well marked art pieces that include several levels of prices, greeting all with a smile and welcome, ease of paying for purchases (credit card payments are almost a must), live demos and easy parking were a few.
We sincerely  appreciate those of you who participated at this meeting in the midst of preparing for the opening of the tour.    

-Lucia Rothgeb

oct2017aodcThe People's Wild Choice at AODC
"All Things Wild", the fourth annual invitational art show at Art On the Divide Cooperative Gallery closed at the end of September.  Twenty-seven artists responded to the call with over 55 beautiful and unique works of art, spanning the spectrum of possible media from oil, acrylic and watercolor painting and ink and graphite drawing to photography, pastels, colored pencil, sculpture, woodblock printing and mixed media.
Each visitor to the show was invited to vote for their favorite piece of art.  At the end of the show, the votes were tallied and the winner is Willy Wolverine.  Congratulations to Patty Hunsinger, creator of this captivating sculpture!
The members of Art On the Divide gallery wish to extend their thanks to every person who participated in this extraordinary show, transforming their own interpretation of something wild into reality and sharing it with the community and all visitors to the gallery.
Next year will bring a new theme for local and regional artists, so please watch for news of the 2018 Call To Artists in late spring.
The gallery is located at 6295 Main Street between the fire station and the American River Inn in Georgetown.  Fall and winter hours are Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The phone number is 530 333-2787 (ARTS) and more information about the gallery is available on the website, artonthedivide.com.  

oct2017paintoutOctober Paint-Out

The next 3rd Tuesday's paint out will be on October 17 (and/or October 24) at Joyce Martin's "Down Home Farm" in Placerville, 9am to 1pm.  There are so many subjects to choose from here:  a pond, bridge, gardens, antique decor, and probably ducks and fall foliage.  Photographers and sketchers are always welcome too. 100 Whitcomb Way, Placerville.  Flier with photos and directions can be found on the PAA website,  www.placervillearts.com.

oct2017brunchChristmas Brunch

Here it is October already and it's time to for you to start thinking about our Annual Christmas "Gathering". Last year we had lunch at the Cameron Park Golf and Country Club and how fun was that? This year we are going to the Sierra Banquet Center in Camino just off Highway 50 in Apple Hill for a brunch. This is a really cool place done in the style of a log cabin. Please feel free to check out their web site: SierraBanquetCenter.com. You may be surprised!
The brunch is guaranteed to be scrumptious so come hungry. 

Optional, of course, is the art gift exchange. We've had so much fun with this event in the last few years that we have decided to do this again. So sharpen those paint brushes or whatever else you use and get busy.
The date is Sunday, December 10th @ 10:30 and the cost is $25 per person.

Watch for an e-mail with all the details and a reservations form.

Question ~ call Cathy Keil (530) 672-4222

oct2017fallshowFall Member Show

Julia Swain, who has done a wonderful job on our member shows over the past several years, sadly reports that she is unable to find a venue for a fall show.

Obviously, this means that there will be no fall show.

Julia continues to work on a venue for the late winter or early spring and will keep us apprised of her progress.  Thank you, Julia, for all the work you've done for us.

oct2017outreachCommunity Outreach
I can't believe that this year is already starting to wrap up and Membership renewals will be going out in just a few short months. I would like you to seriously consider making a donation to our Community Outreach program along with your Membership renewal. No amount is too little and, vice-versa, no amount is too great! Member donations help fund this program along with the sale of donated art books and supplies at our monthly meetings.

As you may remember, our Community Outreach Program connects us to the Placerville students. We have given, very generously, to all the local High School Art Departments as a way of encouraging art students to continue following their passion.

This year, we can't be so generous. Our funds are drying up. In the past we've given gifts of $1000 - $1500 to schools or individuals. Cameras, printers, kilns art supplies have all been purchased by our donation. This year, we can only make a gift of $500. A donation to PAA is tax deductible as we are a registered non-profit organization. Donating to our Community gives us a face, a presence in the Community. I ask you to consider making that donation with your membership renewal so that we can continue this tradition.
We thank all of you who have donated so generously to this Program. Please know that we DO make a difference! ` Cathy Keil

From the Editor
After an absence of several years, I decided to participate in the studio tour this year.  It's always a question of potential rewards against the work, time, and money that goes into it.  Since I already had several pieces that are listed in my Etsy shop, I figured I really didn't have anything to lose.

As the tour began the first Saturday I asked Lucia how she would judge a success, and she spoke of both tangibles and intangibles.

As for the tangibles, both the turn-out and my sales were somewhat disappointing.  But thanks to the intangibles, I will likely do it again next year.

As I stood back and surveyed my display I was proud, and also thought that my work accurately portrays who I am.  I got lots of positive feedback from several people, and that's always a lift.  Seeing which pieces people gravitated to and which they seemingly ignored made me think about the presentation in my display.  The experience made me think about several changes I want to make to my Etsy shop and I came away with a renewed energy about Etsy.  All of this was well worth doing the tour.

Thanks to all of you who attended.  It was great to see you, and to be able to present my work as a whole.

-Kaaren Poole

September 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 Artist Studio Tour is scheduled for the weekends of September 23/24 and September 30/October 1st.  The beautiful brochure for the coming event was presented to the members featuring 47 artists at 12 locations. This will be an exciting event for our artists.

Paint-out: There will be no paint-out for the month of September. The next Paint-out will Tuesday, October 17th at Joyce Martins. Contact Vesla Greenwood for details.

Fall Members Show:  Sorry Folk, we do not have a facility for the Fall Members Show this year.

Holiday Brunch: Our Holiday Brunch is scheduled for December 10th this year.  This year the Brunch will be held at the Sierra Banquet Center. The location is Hwy. 50 and Camino.

PAA has open volunteer positions: Please consider volunteering for:
Membership Chair
Programs Chair
Publicity Chair

There is always help available to take on these positions and consider teamwork.

Up and coming programs: October, Mike Bagdonas will be demonstrating with Oils, November, Chuck Waldman will be demonstrating in Oils.

September Program: We had an Artist Studio preview and discussion. Studio Tour participants displayed some of their work for members to see.  Very nice work, looking forward to this event.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:30pm.
Debra Appleby
Placerville Art Association

October Program
We all enjoy paintings that depict the wonder of nature here in the West. It's great when they  include the wonderful people and animals that work the land.  One of our favorite local painters does just that.         
Nationally known oil painter, Mike Bagdonas, will do an oil painting demonstration at the October 15 meeting of Placerville Arts Association.  He paints the energy of horses, cattle and the men who are responsible for them.  His website mikebagdonas.com shares images of his work.  Mike has a blog that is informative with lots of painting tips.  He works with brush and palette knife in an realistic yet impressionistic style.  Being a native Californian he also has an affinity for the Pacific Coast and Monterey area.
Our meeting and program is free and open to the public to invite friends and family.  The meeting begins at 1:30 with demonstration beginning about 2pm on Sunday, Oct 15th, at the El Dorado County Senior Center off of Spring Street.  For more information please go to the association's website  placervillearts.com

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 remaining 2017 dates are 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
Bruce Gruenzel will be Gold Country Artists' gallery's feature artist for the month of October.  He will have 16 pieces on display and those of us who are familiar with his work know it will be a wonderful, inspiring showing.  Good luck, Bruce!

Pen Slade is looking for an H-form easel with wheels and a used electric pencil sharpener.  If you have such items and are willing to part with them, either for free or at a good price, please contact Pen at  penelopeslade@att.net

Kenneth Mahar's photography will be on display throughout the month of October at Miraflores Winery tasting room with a reception on the 28th.
Workshops and Shows to Enter

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Placerville, CA 95667