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National Society of Artists
31st Juried National Show
September 15, 2015-October 11, 2015
Entry Deadline is July 31

Location:       Brazosport Art League
                       The Center for the Arts & Sciences
                       400 College Blvd.
                       Clute, TX 77531
$1000 Best of Show
$700 First Place
$400 Second Place
$200 Third Place
$100 Philip G. Paratore, Jr. Memorial Award.
Honorable Mention $100
R.G. Ouren Memorial People’s Choice Award

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It is time to prepare for the fall art tour which will be held the weekends of September 26/27 and October 3/4. Please join PAA in this annual event.

This year, we have established a little smaller perimeter which is Eastern Placerville, Diamond Springs-El Dorado, Cameron Park-Rescue and Coloma. If you are not within those areas and have not already arranged to share with someone, we will notify you which studios are available. In the past we have found that a lot of our visitors like to see several artists at one location but single studios are certainly welcome too. This will be handled by the date the application is received.

This is a rain or shine event and the fees are non-refundable. The due date for applications is June 1. The application fee is $80.00 for members of PAA and $105.00 for non-members with the option of applying $25.00 of that amount toward membership. If after all the costs are paid and there is a reasonable amount left over, it will be divided equally and refunded to each artist based on the $80.00.

For more information and an application form, please click here.  If you have more questions, you may also contact Valerie Bye at valart@comcast.net or 530-622-4111


The California Watercolor Society is holding its 26th annual National Exhibition at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco from January 4 through February 28, 2016.  The entry date is September 1.  Visit their website, www.californiawatercolor.org, for a prospectur.


Judy Arrigotti would like to bring a wonderful show from El Dorado Hills Art Association to your attention.  The show will be at the EDH Community Service District CSD Pavillion, 1021 Harvard Way, El Dorado Hills.  The reception will be Friday, September 18th, from 6 to 8pm.  The show itself will run Saturday and Sunday, 9/19-20 and will be open 10am to 5pm both days.  A dozen artists are participating, including many PAA members, so let's get out and see the show!


Georgetown's hometown art gallery, Art On the Divide Cooperative, is excited to announce its 2nd annual invitational art show, this year titled "Visions Of the Harvest". A Call To Artists is going out and all local and regional artists, both two-dimensional and three-dimensional, are invited to submit work. The theme includes all aspects of the harvest such as fruits, vegetables, harvest in the landscape, market scenes, vineyards, workers in the field, barns, farm and garden equipment.
There will be two entry deadlines, the "early bird" on Sept. 1st when the first entry is $10.00 and a second entry, if desired, is an additional $5.00. The final deadline is Sept. 30th and the first entry is $20.00 and a second entry is an additional $5.00. Entries must be postmarked no later than Sept. 30th, 2015. Applicants will be notified by mid-October which pieces are accepted for the show.
Show dates are October 30th through November 15th, 2015 and visitors will be encouraged to vote for a "People's Choice" with a ribbon awarded to the winner and announced at the end of the show. A reception honoring the selected artists will be held on Nov. 8th.
Entry forms and more detailed information can be found on AODC's website or at the gallery during business hours, Thursday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in July and August. Art On the Divide Cooperative Gallery is located at 6295 Main Street between the fire station and the American River Inn in Georgetown. The phone number is 530 333-2787 (ARTS)


Art Studio 360 is now open at 360 Main Street in Placerville.  PAA artists are invited to visit the studio.  It is a Co-op studio filled with art works all by local artists.  There are a number of PAA artists who are part of the studio.  The studio is currently looking for several more artists to join.  The Art Studio is owned and managed by Joyce Bahnsen, a PAA member and multi-talented artist.  For more information visit the studio (it's open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:30 to 5:30), talk to an artist, pick up a brochure, and/or call Joyce at 626-3249.


Gold Country Artists’ Gallery in Placerville currently has openings  in a variety of media to join the gallery.  For more information, visit their website or contact Craig Koski, 530-306-3515.

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