Friday, June 10, 10am, Board Meeting at Placerville Raley's
Sunday, June 12, 1:30pm General Meeting at the Placerville Senior Center
Wednesday, June 15, paint-out at Wakamatsu Historic Site
Sunday, June 19, deadline to enter Mother Lode Show
Thursday, June 30, deadline for Artist's Tour application
Linda Heath Clark
Mother Lode Show
Elaine Wallin won the Best in Category award for Professional Watercolor in this year's Yuma County Fair. Congratulations, Elaine, and very nicely done!
Mother Lode Show Coming Soon!
Entries for our special 50th Anniversary Annual MOTHER LODE ART EXHIBITION are coming in and looking good! What about you?
Remember to access our entry information from
or through our PAA website
If you go to the Smarter Entry website directly you can't find our information.
Now is the time to check your calendar for August 5 through 21. We have lots of ways you can help us make this a great show: set up days, sitting the show, helping with receptions, and spreading the word to some see our exhibition. Sign up will be available at the meetings on June 19 and on July17. or call me - Lucia at 530-676-3959
Mini Workshops and a Golden Opportunity!
What a great chance to explore art during the time the Mother Lode show is open. So far we have 4 workshops lined up and you may want to save the dates. Registration for these four will open in mid-June and a special e-mail well be coming out with more information:
August 12, Friday, Sherry Hoeger, painting in acrylic, probably animals or florals, 3 hours
August 18, Thursday, Diana Coco-Russell, figure sketching and putting figures in your landscapes, 3 hours
August 19, Friday, Diana Coco-Russell, water-color skyscapes with lots of special techniques for clouds and skies, 3 hours
August 20, Saturday, Gloria Woolley, abstract painting in acrylic, 6 hours
And now for the Golden Opportunity!
Tesia Blackburn, a professional artist for 30 years and a Certified Working Artist for Golden Paints for the last 16 years, will be giving a 3 hour lecture on Saturday, August 13, from 3pm to 6pm. She will cover the Golden products and their exciting uses. She's just back from continuing Golden training in New Orleans and has LOTS of exciting techniques and information to share. There will not be a charge for this event, but since space is limited, pre-registration will be required and will open in mid-June along with the four workshops listed above.
Then on Sunday, August 14, Tesia will give a six hour workshop covering both mixed media and water media with Golden products. Surfaces and paints will be provided. The cost is $120 and registration is through Tesia's website,
That link will be active beginning Friday, June 10, and registration will begin at that time. Because sign-ups are through Tesia's website, registration will be open to the public, so register as soon as you can if you're interested in this great opportunity!
Artists' Studio Tour
This year's Artists' Studio Tour will be the first two weekends in October, the 1st/2nd and 8th/9th. The cost to participating artists is $80. The deadline is coming up soon - June 30 - so get your application in (
) as soon as you can. Remember, you need to include artwork images with your application, so don't delay - start today!
Join me on Wednesday, June 15, from 9am to 1pm for a morning of creativity at the Wakamatsu Historical Site at Gold Hill near Coloma.
Located at 941 Cold Springs Road, the Wakamatsu Tea And Silk Colony Farm is the site of the first Japanese colony in North America. The American River Conservancy is currently restoring this site.
Placerville Art Association is partnering with ARC for this day of art. Bring your easel and supplies, or camera, and spend the day painting, sketching, or "shooting" to your heart's content. There are potentially thousands of beautiful images to capture at Wakamatsu. With 272 acres of springs, streams, pond, oaks and vistas, an old barn, dairy, grave site, home and gardens - the viewpoints are endless. Don't forget your sunscreen, bug spray, water, snacks, etc. Docents will be on hand to share the history of this remarkable piece of property still being acquired by ARC. They have done quite a bit of restoration this past year.
ARC would appreciate a call to sign up in advance so they can provide volunteer staff. Call Julie (530) 621-1224. For the flier, click
July Art Camp
The joint Placerville Arts Association/Folsom Arts Association art camp is coming up July 29, 30, and 31. We spend the three days, from 10am to 4pm, doing art together in one of Folsom Lake College's lovely art classrooms. Bring your own project and enjoy working on your pieces in the company of kindred spirits.
Come for all or part of the time - it's a bargain at $25 for the weekend. To sign up, click
to go to the page on the Folsom Arts website with the instructions. Seats are limited and are made available on a first-com-first-served basis, so be sure to get your reservation and check in soon!
June Bird Challenge
June at PAA is "for the birds!" Bring those bird challenge art pieces you've been working on to the June meeting to share! Also, if you've been to any of the paint-outs in May, please also bring those pieces to share.
As the weather warms up, it is a great time to create art! Just like every other time of the year.
There are two important PAA due dates to keep in mind this month:
- June 19 is the deadline for online entries to PAA's 50th National Mother Lode Show
- June 30 is the deadline for PAA's 2016 Artist's Studio Tour applications
I hope most of you will consider participating in one or both of these events. These are fantastic opportunities to get to know other talented artists and to have your work seen and appreciated.
And if you have created a bird themed art piece, please bring it to our PAA meeting, June 19th, for the June challenge. We had wonderful participation in our March challenge and it was inspiring to see all the beautiful art.
Looking forward to an art filled summer!
Linda Heath Clark
Meeting was called to order at 1:30 pm.
The Pledge of Allegiance and welcoming of guests and new members opened the meeting.
Mother Lode Show update: August 7th thru 21, Johannes Vloothuis will be there giving mini workshops. The Smart Entry system is working. Sponsorship money and merchandise is coming in. We are distributing the "Call to Artists" cards please be prepared to help with sharing them with friends and fellow artists. Another 500 cards will be printed in July to advertise the show itself and encourage attendance. If you have ideas about how to make this our 50th Anniversary MLS show special contact Lucia Gloria or Sylvia. Ideas are being discussed about mini workshops.
PAA Fall Art Tour 2016 reminder, Two weekends: Oct. 1 & 2 and 8 & 9, 2016. Applications are due June 30, 2016.
General Meeting for June: Schedule Change is Sunday, June 12, the second Sunday of the month. Due to the 3rd Sunday is Fathers Day.
Art Camps: $25.00 per weekend, July 29, 30, 31 and October 28, 29, 30 visit the Folsom Arts Association website to register.
Per Vesla, The Paint out, is Wednesday, May 18, from 10 to 2 at the Sherwood Demonstration Gardens.
Invitation to the Second Annual Student Art Show, Saturday May 21, from 2 to 4, at Brenda Williams Studio, 3107 Sheridan St., Placerville.
Connie Randmaa was our demonstrator this meeting. Connie has been painting in a variety of media her entire life and has particularly captured the interest of many with her expertise of pastel painting. Her style has been described as Impresstionist Realism with vivid color combinations along with precise detail. Her subjects range from portraits, florals and landscapes, to animals and seascapes.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:30pm.
Rhonda Egan is our presenter for June. Her passion is painting plein air landscape, and she now paints primarily with a palette knife. This should be a very interesting program! Thanks, Phil, for setting it up.
Celeste Bunnell share this photo from one of our Wednesday morning art get-togethers at Tracy Lewis' studio, Chroma, in Burke's Junction in Cameron Park.
We look pretty relaxed here, and that's what we do! We relax, enjoy each others' company, have fun, and also get things done! So please consider joining us. Just drop inn any Wednesday from 10am to around 12:30. There's a $5 fee each time so we can pay rent to Tracy for using this wonderful space.
Workshops and Painting Opportunities
Linda Heath Clark will be giving a scratchboard workshop at Sacramento Fine Arts Center on June 18th from 9am to 4:30 pm. The cost is $85. For more information, or to register, contact Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org or (530) 306-3705.
Johannes Vloothuis workshop will be back in Placerville by popular demand August 7-11, 2016. He will be doing a free demo in conjunction with the Mother Lode International Exhibition on Sunday, August 7, from 3pm to 5pm at the Shakespeare Club in Placerville. This year's workshop will be both classroom and plein air in and around the Placerville area.
We have a few slots left for the 2016 workshop, so contact Judith Perry at 530 621-1614 or
to sign up before the class fills up as it did last year. You can see the flier