The Placerville Arts Association is El Dorado County’s oldest non-profit art group in continuous operation since it was formed in the early 1960’s. The current membership of approximately 190 includes both artists and patrons of the arts.
The purpose of Placerville Arts Association is to promote visual arts in the local community through art shows, exhibitions, art demonstrations, workshops, scholarships and art oriented field trips.
Placerville Arts Association provides community outreach programs by offering yearly scholarships to graduating high school seniors pursuing art related careers; awarding monetary grants to elementary school art programs; and donating a scholarship grant to the Sugarloaf Student Art Camp.
For our February program, we are pleased to have our very own member, Randy Honerlah, demonstate acrylics.
Randy grew up in the San Francisco bay area and currently resides in the Sierra foothills with his wife, Sharon. During a 35 year career in the semiconductor industry, he continued cultivating his artistic skills on his own, earned an art minor in college and also studied with various artists. Now in retirement, he enjoys the luxury of practicing his passion as inspiration strikes.
Past artworks were both representational and abstract in oils, watercolors and acrylics, but today he prefers focusing on contemporary abstracts and impressionistic landscapes in acrylic medium.
One of Randy’s paintings will be published in the first annual AcrylicWorks-Best of Acrylics book from North Light Publishers (January 2014) and he has been recognized and won awards in many local exhibitions.
Thanks to all the people who brought art to share at our last meeting. The theme for February’s meeting is “Anything Red.” But don’t be limited by the theme. Bring anything you’re working on and would like to share. It’s inspiring and interesting to see each other’s art. By the way, although it’s always interesting to hear your comments about your work, you don’t have to say anything if you don’t want to! So don’t let shyness deter you!
PAA's next general meeting is February 16th at 1:30 pm at the Placerville Senior Center.