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Placerville Arts Association celebrated 50th anniversary

Silently, car after car began to fill the parking lot on May 16. One by one the artists carried their precious artwork into the building. After a year of planning and anticipation, the day had arrived and history began to fill the walls of the Placerville Shakespeare Club. Every detail of the day was meticulously planned by […]

Skip Matthews tells PAA: If you’re with it, go digital

The Placerville Arts Association is delighted to have Skip Matthews as the guest speaker on Sunday, June 14. This free event is open to all ages. The meeting opens with a brief business meeting, followed by a refreshment time of meet and greet and then the guest speaker, ending about 3:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged […]

Imagine images of spring and more

“The imagination is a palette of bright colors. You can use it to touch up memories — or you can use it to paint dreams.” — Robert Brault Imagine walking through the Placerville Arts Association’s Spring Member Art Show seeing many of the best local artists’ work covering the walls of the beautiful El Dorado […]

Artist mixes architecture and paint

Placerville Arts Association is very pleased to have Debbie Gualco as the guest speaker and demonstrator on Sunday, April 19. This free event is open to all ages as Gualco mixes architecture and paint to create portraits and figures. Gualco brings many dimensions to her fine art creations in oil, watercolor and pastels. She received […]

A wanna be artist to speak at PAA meeting

“€˜Here’€™s the skinny — I knew I was an artist by the time I was 7 years old.” — Frank Ordaz What were you thinking you were going to be when you were 7 years old? Many had dreams and aspirations at a young age but most of were not able €”for many reasons to […]

Discover art from the heart at PAA meeting

“If one has loved, then one has known fear. Yet one can fear and never love.” — Marisa Sayago Art is an ancient pathway to express the emotions of the human heart. Whether it’s ancient paintings on cave walls, Michelangelo’s “Pietà” or Picasso’s “The Weeping Woman,” emotion can be embedded in the art, and/or we […]

Artist starts PAA year off with a bang

Placerville Arts Association is starting its year off with a bang. No fireworks or banging pots and pans, but rather with a talented northern California artist, Annie Murphy-Robinson, who will be sharing her expertise in the use of sandpaper, found objects and photography. Using this technique, she “sees” in the dark. The public — young […]

PAA announces art winners

The Placerville Arts Association’s Fall Member Art Show is on display at the El Dorado County Government Center, 360 Fair Lane in Placerville, through Friday, Dec. 12  from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The show is a collection works in watercolor, oil, pastel, charcoal, acrylic, pencil, photography, digital art and mixed media in categories of seascape, landscape, portrait, […]

Diverse art shows at PAA fall show

“The only time I feel alive is when I’m painting.” — Vincent Van Gogh Ah, therein lies the passion of the many artists in the Placerville Arts Association, they live — to paint, sculpt, carve, photograph, work with multi-media — to create fine art. Come see and enjoy PAA’s Fall Member Art Show on Monday, […]

Artist to offer insights on paintings

The member artists in Placerville Arts Association have been up to a lot of “something” this past year — creating exceptional works of art to share with the world next month. In preparation for this event, PAA artists, who will be entering the show, will have an opportunity to have one or two of their […]

Rocklin artists to show works during studio tour

Join six Rocklin artists for the 21st annual Autumn Arts Studio Tour, Nov. 7-9, at Finnish Temperance Hall. Many impressive credits follow this team of artists who bring Finn Hall alive for a full weekend. This is your opportunity to see demonstrations, purchase high quality art, be inspired and experience the passion these artists have […]

National award-winning pastel artist to speak at PAA

The Sierra Foothills are just chock-full of artists recognized locally, nationally and internationally as some of America’s best. The Placerville Arts Association membership is chock-full of many of these artists. PAA member Gloria Vernon is this month’s guest speaker. A local and national award-winning artist, she will be sharing her expertise in painting with pastels […]

Sing while you paint

What: 48th National Mother Lode Art Exhibit Who: Placerville Arts Association Where: Placerville Shakespeare Club, 2940 Bedford Ave. in Placerville When: Aug. 3-17  daily from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Reception on Sunday, Aug. 17 at 3 p.m. Cost: Exhibition free Information: 530-676-3959 or placervillearts.com   Have you been hearing more singing in the air lately? Well, you’re not going nuts. Pablo Picasso […]

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A sneak peek of art show

The 48th annual National Mother Lode Art Exhibition is Aug. 3-17. The word has gone out to hundreds of artists and art organizations as well as online Calls to Artists Websites. The show will feature 55 artists showing diverse two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art from realism to abstract and experimental. Art in a wide […]

Bagdonas to critique art

The Placerville Arts Association invites the public to a free event, on Sunday, June 22 at 1:30 p.m. at the El Dorado Senior Center, 935 Spring St. in Placerville. Mike Bagdonas, a local national award-winning artist, has been a part of the world-of-art since he was a boy. His artistic abilities were noted early in […]

Learn about the fine art of photography

“The clearest way into the Universe is through the forest wilderness.” — John Muir “I have always wanted the ability to walk into a landscape painting, and then become a part of that world. Like the famous painters from the Hudson River School, I, too, want my viewers to walk into my photographs and explore […]

Watercolorist Beverly Fields to demonstrate at PAA

The Placerville Arts Association is celebrating spring with guest speaker and teacher artist Beverly Fields. Painting and creating come naturally to her and the visual language of nature is the inspiration for her palette. The public is cordially invited to join PAA and be inspired at this Sunday’s, April 13 meeting at the El Dorado […]

A bouquet of art show winners

A beautiful spring bouquet of art is on display at the annual Placerville Arts Association’s Spring Member Art Show at the El Dorado County Government Center, 360 Fair Lane in Placerville. The free show is open through Friday, April 11 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Artists will be at the show to answer questions and chat about the […]

Spring Art Show brightens the landscape

Pablo Picasso once said, “The purpose of art is to wash the dust off your soul.” It’s spring. Take Picasso’s advice and take time to wash the dust off your soul by attending the annual Placerville Art Association’s Spring Member Art Show Monday, April 7 through Friday,  April 11 at the El Dorado County Government […]

Shape up your art with Jay Bishop

“I want to help you acquire the skills to enhance your own artistic voice,” said Jay Bishop, artist, sculptor. Placerville Arts Association is excited to have Bishop sharing his knowledge and talent at the Sunday, March 16 meeting. He will be demonstrating the art of sculpting — his passion. The public is cordially invited to […]

Randy Honerlah to demo at PAA

Randy Honerlah, a local award-winning artist will be Placerville Arts Association’s February guest speaker and demonstrator. Young or old, accomplished artist or beginner, if you are an art lover, you will enjoy learning more about painting with acrylics from this talented artist. The public is invited to join PAA at the Sunday, Feb. 16 meeting […]

Artist Connie McLennan to demonstrate at PAA meeting

Placerville Arts Association is bringing in the new year with a very talented guest speaker/demonstrator Connie McLennan. She will be discussing and demonstrating the art of painting in oil. With each guest speaker, members of PAA say that they find personal inspiration, new insights to the art media and are challenged to return to their […]

Art show is a sight to behold

What: Fall Member Show Who: Placerville Arts Association Where: El Dorado County Government Center, 360 Fair Lane in Placerville When: Dec. 2 through Dec. 6 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily Cost: Free Information: placervillearts.com The artists of Placerville Arts Association have had a very busy and artful 2013. Many of these artists have been recognized locally, state-wide and nationally for […]

An enthralling watercolor demonstration at PAA

Sometimes watching artists demonstrate their skills can be enthralling. To see a few sketch marks on a piece of paper (or canvas) begin to take shape as the artists dip their brushes in paint, take large swipes across the paper in free and easy strokes, and then in a short time — mountains and lakes, […]

Autumn art tour showcases talent

Talent and experience are why collectors continue to seek out jewelry artist Connie Omans and artist Gayle Rappaport–Weiland during the Autumn Art Studios Tour in Placer County. In addition, Craig Johnson will be at Finnish Temperance Hall showing his award-winning photography, as seen on KVIE‘s Art Auction. Andrea Martin is back with her bold and […]

Become a better artist

The Placerville Arts Association is delighted to have Randall Tillery, a national award-winning oil painter and PAA member, share his expertise on Sunday, Oct.20, at the Placerville Senior Center, 935 Spring St. in Placerville. The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. Tillery will be studying a number of PAA members’ art work — offering positive critiques […]

See 3-D art show

The Placerville Arts Association is delighted to be showing award-winning member art through the month of October at the EDAC ArtSpace, 459 Main St. in Placerville.  The show will be open Tuesdays thru Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is an exceptional show emphasizing the three-dimensional art of sculpture, furniture, glassware, gourds, pottery, […]

Auto designer to demonstrate oils

The Placerville Arts Association is pleased to welcome Howard Rees, auto designer turned full-time artist to this month’s meeting, Sunday, Sept. 15. Rescheduled from May, Rees will be demonstrating the special techniques of oil painting. The meeting is held at the El Dorado Senior Center meeting room, 935 Spring St. in Placerville. The meeting begins […]

Mother Lode Show announces art winners

What: The 47th annual National Mother Lode Art Exhibition Who: Placerville Arts Association Where: Placerville Shakespeare Club, 2940 Bedford Ave. in Placerville. When: Through Sunday, Aug. 25 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Free Information: placervillearts.com The 47th annual National Mother Lode Art Exhibition continues at the Placerville Shakespeare Club, 2940 Bedford Ave. in Placerville, through Sunday, Aug. 25. The exhibition […]

Art to renew the soul

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” — Pablo Picasso What: The 47th annual National Mother Lode Art Exhibition Who: Placerville Arts Association Where: Placerville Shakespeare Club, 2940 Bedford Ave. in Placerville. When: Sunday, Aug. 11 through Sunday, Aug. 25 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Free Information: placervillearts.com Refresh your soul this summer […]

Anderson Family performs in Auburn

PlacerArts is pleased to announce the fourth free concert in the 25th Anniversary Library Garden Summer Series with Anderson Family Bluegrass on Sunday, July 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Bring blankets and picnics for a delightful family-friendly evening of music in this lovely outdoor theater. The Auburn Library Garden Amphitheatre is located at 350 […]

Art of scratchboard at gallery

The art of the scratchboard — the beauty is in the details. Linda Heath Clark, Placerville Arts Association’s June demonstrator, not only has a rich background and career in art, but also as a scientific illustrator. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in art with a minor in biology, she began her career in Carmel painting […]

Auto designer to full-time artist

The Placerville Arts Association welcomes Howard Rees, auto-designer turned full-time artist to this month’s meeting, Sunday, May 19. He will be demonstrating the special techniques of oil painting. The meeting is held at the El Dorado Senior Center (all ages are invited to the demonstration), 935 Spring St. in Placerville. The meeting begins at 1:30 […]

Learn to put flesh and bones in art

This month’s demonstration at the Placerville Arts Association meeting will be featuring nationally recognized watercolorist Steve Walters. His work has been shown in many galleries and museums, as well as paintings published in “American Artist” and “Artist’s” magazines. His topic at the PAA meeting will be “The costumed figure in watercolor.” A Northern California artist, […]

Art blooms at PAA show

Brighten up your spring — plan to attend the Placerville Arts Association Spring Member Art Show. This judged fine art show will be on display daily Monday, April 8 to Friday, April 12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the El Dorado County Government Center, Building B, 360 Fair Lane in Placerville. PAA artists […]

Art springs to life at annual show

“The secret of life is in art” — Oscar Wilde What: Spring Member Art Show Who: Placerville Arts Association Where: El Dorado County Government Center, 360 Fair Lane in Placerville When: Monday, April 8 to Friday, April 12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily Cost: Free Information: placervillearts.com Art can inspire, enrich, transport and lift the human spirit to […]

Learn new technique at PAA

What can your colored pencils do? To find out, attend this month’s Placerville Arts Association meeting on Sunday, March 17. The group’s very special guest this month is Karen Lilly. She will be demonstrating how to convert a lowly gourd into a one-of-a-kind, prized art piece. The meeting is held at the El Dorado Senior […]

Learn the art of framing at PAA meeting

Placerville Arts Association is starting 2013 off spectacularly with guest speaker, D. Oldham Neath. Neath has been building custom frames and preserving artwork in her Sacramento shop, Archival Framing, for more than 30 years. She will be the guest speaker at the PAA meeting on Sunday, Jan. 20, at the El Dorado Senior Center, 935 […]

Learn about combining acrylics and technology

“Today, an artist’s paint box must include the digital camera and the computer right along with paint tubes and bristle brushes,” artist Steve Memering said. What’s in your paint box? Placerville Arts Association is very pleased to have Memering sharing his many years of experience in acrylic painting, on Sunday, Nov. 18 at the El […]

PAA best

What: Placerville Arts Association Fall Member Art Show Who: Placerville Arts Association Where: El Dorado County Government Center, Building B, 360 Fair Lane in Placerville When: Through Friday, Nov. 9 until 5 p.m. Cost: No admission Information: placervillearts.com Winners in the Placerville Arts Association Fall Member Art Show will be recognized at a reception on Friday, Nov. 9 in […]

Rekindle that artistic spirit at PAA art show

Now is a great time to rekindle that inner artistic spirit by viewing a wide variety of art produced by some of the finest artists in El Dorado County. The Placerville Arts Association Fall Member Art Show is running Monday through Friday, Nov. 5 through 9 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the […]

Double up on art: Two-weekend Art Studio Tour begins this weekend

What: Studio Art Tour Who: Best artists in El Dorado County Where: Get maps from Placerville downtown merchants When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 6-7 Cost: No admission charge; maps are free Information: 530-621-3522 or e-mail [email protected] The Placerville Arts Association invites the public to visit up to 17 local artist studios — featuring 54 […]

Colored pencil artist to demonstrate

National award-winning artist, Gemma Gylling, will be demonstrating her masterful use of colored pencils to create amazing art works for the Placerville Arts Association’s meeting scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 16. The demonstration will begin after the association holds a short business meeting at 1:30 p.m. The meeting lasts until about 3:30 p.m. and will be […]

National art exhibit showcases the best

Enrich your summer with art and attend the 46th annual National Mother Lode Art Exhibition which opens Sunday, Aug. 12 at the Placerville Shakespeare Club, 2940 Bedford Lane in Placerville. The show runs through Sunday, Aug. 26 at the spacious Placerville landmark close to Main Street. The Placerville Arts Association sponsors this very prestigious show and […]

Art association to offer work shops

If you are someone who enjoys learning new things, you might enjoy participating in one of the eight mini workshops that the Placerville Arts Association is offering during its 46th Annual National Mother Lode Art Exhibition to show at the  Placerville Shakespeare Club on Bedford Avenue. Deadline for sign ups is Aug. 1. Workshops are […]

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