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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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.
Open Studio 2018 - Art Tour, Placerville
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":