September 2018 Newsletter
In This Issue
Save The Date
Congratulations, Jerry!
PAA Studio Tour
From the Editor
Odds and Ends
Workshops and Shows to Enter
Dates to Remember
Sunday, September 16, General Meeting, 1:30pm at the Placerville Senior Center
Linda Heath Clark
Cathy Keil
Debra Appleby
Pen Slade
Sylvia Saxon and
Lynell Phillips
Kaaren Poole
Celeste Bunnell
Kauai Otake
Member Show
Julia Swain
Mother Lode Show
Gloria Vernon

The News
aug2018savedate Save the Date - Small Works Show in December

Many of you will remember the 3D shows we used to have at the old El Dorado Arts Council location on Main Street Placerville, as well as the 3X3 collections that we had on the walls.  A few weeks ago our Member Show Chairman, Julia Swain, mentioned that the calendar for the Government Center was pretty empty and I asked her to see if the week of December 10th was available.  It was!  And now it's reserved for PAA!  So, in addition to our regular Fall Member Show we will have a new show - Small Works - the week of December 10th - perfect for Christmas shopping.

The show will be judged and will have three categories.  Awards will include 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each of the categories as well as Best in Show and People's Choice.  The categories are:

series of 9 - 9 pieces, each 8"x8" (framed or unframed, but in either case, 8"x8" finished outside dimension), all by the same artist and in the same medium, and following a theme of the artist's choice.  For sale as a set, individually, or nfs, at the artist's discretion.  Any medium and any subject matter.

series of 3 - 3 pieces, all the same size (either 6"x6", 8"x8", 8"x10", 10"x10", 9"x12", or 12"x12"), by the same artist, in the same medium, and following a theme of the artist's choice.  Size refers to the outside finished dimension whether the pieces are framed or not.  For sale as a set, individually, or nfs, at the artist's discretion.  Any medium and any subject matter.

individual piece - framed or unframed,  image size (not outside framed dimension if framed) no larger than a total of 25" on two adjacent edges.  Any medium, any subject, for sale or nfs.

For the series of 9 and series of 3 categories, PAA will supply a backer board on which to hang the series.  The backer boards will be available the morning of the show and will be handled by the staff hanging the show.  To enter in either of the series categories, contact Kaaren Poole at by November 15 to reserve your space.  (No reservations are necessary for individual pieces.)

Each artist may enter one series of nine, one series of three, and a total of 4 pieces.   Entry fees are $15 for a series of 9, $10 for a series of 3, and $8 for individual pieces.

I think this is an exciting opportunity for PAA and I'm really looking forward to it.  In the next few weeks I'll post this information as well as the entry form on the website and will send out an e-mail to everyone once it's there.

Have fun with this one!

-Kaaren Poole

sept2018jerryCongratulations, Jerry!

Jerry Litkin was accepted into the 5th annual Art On the Divide Gallery Invitational Art Show for September.  The show is entitled "Reflections" and Gerry's entry is a self portrait.  Congratulations!

Here's more information on the show and the gallery:

Over forty entries from 23 local and regional artists have been received and juried by a special committee at Art On the Divide Cooperative Gallery for the Fifth Annual Invitational for 2018. The theme is "Reflections" and has been interpreted in various media including photography, watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, jewelry, glass, gourds and mixed media.
The new show will be filling the gallery's walls and display areas for the entire month of September and an artists' reception will take place on Sept. 9th from 1 to 4 p.m. Please save the date!
Visitors will also be invited to vote for their own favorite for the People's Choice ribbon, awarded at the end of the exhibit.
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) and the website is . In September, AODC returns to fall hours, 10:00 to 5:00 Friday through Sunday.

aug2018tour Open Studio 2018 - Art Tour, Placerville
 Arts Association

Our artists have been working hard for this event, and it's nearly here!  Plan to see and enjoy Open Studios 2018. Placerville Arts Association Artists' Studio Tour will be held the last two weekends in September. This year's tour includes 12 locations from Placerville to Shingle Springs with 43 artists showing their work from 10 AM to 5 PM on September 22, 23, 29 and 30. Examples of the artist's work, their location and map for the free self-guided tour can be found at

Here's a sample from Michael Hoffee entitled "Summer in Nice":

From the Editor
 editorAfter seven years as your newsletter editor I would like to retire!  So I'm seeking a replacement and I truly hope that someone out there is interested, or at least willing!

You will need some level of computer skills.  I'm currently using Constant Contact to build and send the newsletter, but the platform you use is up to you (within reasonable limits).  In fact, it would be good to switch to something like MailChimp which is not only free but easier to use.  This switch would save PAA $200 a year.  Obviously I would be willing and happy to help you get started.

I don't do a lot of writing on the newsletter.  I'm mostly assembling information that our members send in.

The other duty is to send out the monthly meeting reminder, the monthly call for newsletter input, and occasionally other messages.

If you have any interest, please call me at 530 672-0943 or email me at  Don't be shy!  Contacting me doesn't commit you - it just gives you a chance to explore the possibility!

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Kaaren Poole
August Meeting Minutes
September Program
Our September 16 meeting will feature JEANINE ROBB, artist and teacher. She will share the painting technique of Watercolor Batik. This is an example of a flower painting done with watercolor batik.
Watercolor batik is technique in which wax is used to save areas of color and value while painting on rice paper. It is a fun splashy technique within the confines of the wax application. The wax acts as a resist as darker values are pain tinted onto the rice paper. The batik look is achieved by crumpling the wax covered paper in the final stage of painting and adding one final wash of watercolor. The wax is ultimately removed using a household iron and newspaper. Most subject matter lends itself to this technique.
Jeanine Robb has worked in oils, acrylic, pastel, pen and ink, collage and glass but her medium of choice is watercolor. She applies her art and travel experiences to explore watercolor ideas. She is a science e teacher at a local high school.
Join us on for our regular meeting on Sunday the 16th of September, 1:30pm at the Senior Center in Placerville.

Odds and Ends

Blue Lotus Handmade gifts, 7170 CA 49 in Lotus, is looking for artists to sell in the store.  Must be able to work two days a month.  Contact Angie or (530) 457-5132. 

Member News
Louise Freeman has some beautiful 30" x 40" frames for sale.  For information, contact Louise by emailing her at or phoning her at (530) 622-6130.

Isabelle Ryder is one of the featured artists at the Gold Country Artists' Gallery in September.  She invites you to join her at the gallery for Third Saturday, September 15, for art, wine, and music.

Art Studio 360 has a new owner, Elena Tucker, who took over in July. Currently we have 16 artists but we have room for more, specifically 3D artists to display work on the new tables. Stop by to see our new look and pick up an information form if interested in joining.

On September 15th Steve Ellenburg will be presenting his art at t he Barbera Festival. It is an outdoor wine and food festival focusing on Barbera wines from among vineyards and rolling hills .  More than 70 wineries from all over California will be there.  Steve will be showing his acrylic and pastel Wine Works paintings. He has focused on painting still life wines and wine related scenes.  Come out and enjoy the day.  For more information on the festival, visit their website

Workshops and Shows to Enter
Beverly Fields invites you to her new and exciting six (6) week transparent watercolor classes.  Unleash the "Artist" within while participating in these inspiring six (6) week no fear classes.  This popular hands-on series is for all artists, both beginner and intermediate/advanced. 
Fee is $162.00. 
Dates:  Thursdays, September 6 through October 18, and Fridays September 7 through October 19.  There will be a 7th week complimentary class for make-up.  Time:  9:00AM through 12:00PM is my introductory class, where there are chances to learn basic painting techniques, tools, and tricks to becoming the artist you always wanted to be.  1:00PM to 4:00PM we will continue accumulative elements from your painting experience along with new techniques.  For more information call Beverly Fields at (530) 622-4440. 

Joyce Martin brings a special workshop to our attention:  Charles Muench, an acclaimed plein air artist, will be giving a workshop in Placerville November 5, 6, and 7.  Joyce has been working with him to set up the workshop and is excited that he is coming to the area.  You can find more information  here.

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