September 2016 Newsletter
In This Issue
Mother Lode Show Recap
Mother Lode Show Winners
September Paint Out
Get Ready for the Member Show
November Challenge
Dates to Remember

Friday, September 16, Board Meeting, 10am at Raley's Placerville 


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


Wednesday, September 21, paint-out at 24 Carrot Farm

Linda Heath Clark
Cathy Keil
Debra Appleby
Nancy Bedeger
Conni Hardie
Kaaren Poole
Cyndi Hayes
Phil Lachapelle
Member Show
Julia Swain
Mother Lode Show
Lucia Rothgeb

The News

sept16mlsOur 50th Anniversary of the Annual National Mother Lode Art Show was a fine success.  The show was open daily for 15 days at the historic Shakespeare Club on Bedford Ave in Placerville.  We welcomed several hundred visitors.  The City of Placerville honored us with a PROCLAMATION of our 50th Anniversary.

The Call to Artists began April 1 and closed June 19, 2016.  Sylvia Coleman coordinated the online entries for Smarter Entry.  She also did an amazing job of reaching out to other art groups and associations.  She went a step further with our Publicity too.
Thank you to all the volunteers who helped to set-up and take down the panels, receiving artwork and checking it out.  We couldn't do it without you: Cathy and Ron Keil, Randy Honerlah, Garry Drake, Don Jassowski, Phil Lachapelle, Rob Vernon, Gloria Vernon, Ron Hall and Bruce Gruenzel.
Mountain Mail  did a great job again this year, receiving shipped artwork.  They are wonderful to work with.  Phil Lachapelle worked with Dave Macado to get our message up on the Marquee on Main Street.
Thank you to Marilyn Jassowski and Kaaren Poole who did double duty in two areas - they coordinated the Opening Reception and the two of them managed the Mini-workshops as well.  Betty Sederquist and her trio provided lovely background music during our opening with her harp, guitars and more.
Valerie Bye coordinated the binders of Accepted work and title cards to keep the entries in good order.
Helping with  the many tasks that came along we appreciate Sherry Morris, Carlene Fulton, Donna McPherson, Roberta Bassford, Carolyn Lewis and Lorraine Anderson. Thanks to everyone who took a three-hour shift to staff the welcome table in the foyer, some people did more than two shifts they had such a good time!
Thanks to everyone again.  It has been a fun 5  years being Show chairman.
Lucia Rothgeb

mlswinnersMother Lode Show Winners

Congratulations to all the winners in the Mother Lode Show, but especially those who are PAA members.  Gloria Vernon and Frances Zurek Morgan won Awards of Excellence.  Shirley Isola won the Placerville Arts Association Award.  Randy Honerlay won the Michelle Gillett Memorial Award.  Linda Heath Clark won an Honorable Mention.  Well done, all!

sept2016poSeptember Paint Out

The next 3rd Wednesday paint-out will be September 21, 9am to noon, at the "24 Carrot Farm" 2731 Jaquier Road, Placerville.  This new farm stand have a pond, rows of produce in the valley, picnic tables, and a nice produce display.  You can find the flyer  here.  For more info, feel free to contact here at  And for inspiration, here's Velsa's sketch from the August paint-out at the Shakespeare Club!

sept16msGet Ready for the Member Show

The Autumn Member Show is scheduled for November 14 through 18 at the Government Center.  As always, the show is not juried, but only members may show their work.  Categories include Abstract/Experimental, Animal, Landscape/Seascape, Portrait, Still Life, Photography, and Miniature.  Can't wait to see your work!

sept16novchallNovember Challenge

We have a challenge for the November meeting.  The subject is simple and broad - Holiday!  We don't have a regular program scheduled for the November meeting, so sharing our challenge results will be the program - please participate!  Create a piece in any medium inspired by the Holiday theme and bring it to the meeting to share.  Can't wait to see what you do!
President's Letter
PAA's 50th National Mother Lode Show was a great success! Many thanks to all the volunteers that make this show possible! It cannot be done without you! Huge thanks to Lucia Rothgeb! This was Lucia's fifth year chairing our Mother Lode Show. She has done a wonderful job each year. She particularly made our 50th show an event to make all of our members very proud. Great job, Lucia!
Without volunteers, we cannot perform the vital functions of PAA. I want to thank all of our current volunteers for their dedication and generous support of PAA activities. We are now looking for volunteers for the following positions. Please contact me, if you think you can help PAA out with any of these tasks, or even a small part of any task.
  • Chairperson, 2017 Mother Lode Show. This is an exciting volunteer opportunity to pull together a national art show.  If chairing the show is more than you want to take on, we need several people to lead committees that handle various aspects of the show. If you have some time and want to work with some great people, consider joining the 2017 Mother Lode Show team.
  • Program Chair. The Program Chair finds demonstrators for PAA's monthly meetings. Many thanks to Phil Lachapelle for performing this task for the past two years! Phil has already scheduled demonstrators through 2016. We need someone to locate demonstrators starting with the January 2017 meeting.
  • Treasurer. Knowledge of Quickbooks preferred. Many thanks to Nancy Bedeger for performing this vital function for PAA.
  • 2016 PAA Christmas Party Chair. The date for the 2016 party is December 4th at the Cameron Park Country Club. We still need someone to plan food and a program.
There will certainly be guidance and advice for anyone willing to take on these critical positions. Thanks for considering these opportunities. We can't continue to offer these wonderful programs without you.
As a reminder, PAA's 2016 Artists Studio Tour is coming up the first two weekends in October. Come out and support our PAA members on the tour.
Hope to see you at our September 18th meeting!
Linda Heath Clark

July 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.
General Meeting started at 1:00 to 1:30 for a reception in appreciation of Alyceann and Frank.  They have been an integral part of PAA for many years. They are moving from the area, they will be missed.
Mother Lode Show update:   August 7th thru 21, post card handouts are being printed, please take some and handout to everyone you know. We need show sitters, please sign up to take your turn at the show. There is still room in the mini workshops. You can now sign up on the PAA website for the mini workshops.
A slide show of the accepted entries for the MLS was presented to the club.
Important Note: The August General Meeting will be held at the Shakespeare Club on August 21 at 3:00pm. This is also the last day and closing reception for the show.
PAA Fall Art Tour 2016 reminder, two weekends: Oct. 1 & 2 and 8 & 9, 2016.
Per Gloria:  Pastels on High, Sacramento Fine Arts Center. Show runs Aug.16 to Sept.3.
Paint Out: Wednesday, July 27, paint-out at Georgetown, Main Street Building.  In August the paint out will be during the MLS on August 17th at the Shakespeare Club.
Art Camps reminder: $25.00 per weekend, July 29, 30, 31 and October 28, 29, 30 visit the Folsom Arts Association website to register. Make checks payable to FAA and goes to FAA Treasurer.
Our presenter is Abigail VanCannon, Fine artist and oil painter through plein air painting, Abigail is also an art instructor. She uses her academic background to communicate traditional painting techniques. Go to to see more of Abigail Vancannon's work.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:30pm.
Debra Appleby
Placerville Art Association

September Program
programTracy Lewis will be our presenter for September.  Tracy is a wonderful watercolorist and teacher.  (We are also fortunate to be able to rent her studio in Cameron Park for our Wednesday morning paint-ins.  If you haven't joined us, please consider coming - it's every Wednesday morning from 10 to 12:30 at Tracy's studio, Chroma, in Burke's junction.  The cost is $5.)  Tracy's program should be very interesting and informative.  See you there!
Odds and Ends

Art On the Divide Cooperative Gallery is pleased to announce that sixteen entries from Camino to Roseville, Lotus to Georgetown and Placerville have been juried in to the upcoming Visions of the Gold Rush art exhibit.  The show will take place from September 2nd - 25th and the selected works will occupy one entire wall of the gallery.  

In September, AODC is open Friday through Sunday 10 to 5and special days, Sept. 12-15, 11a.m. to 4 p.m.  The Gallery will have a walking guide to Georgetown, illustrated by local architect Jackie Morgan, available for free.  Stop by the gallery to get your copy.

AODC is located in one of Georgetown's historical buildings at 6295 Main Street, between the fire station and the American River Inn.  The phone number is 333-2787 (ARTS).

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