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MOTHER LODE SHOW NEWS

We are so pleased to announce ONLINE entries for our 2015 show! PAA has contracted with SMARTER ENTRY to receive all the entries for this year's show as digital images. (No more CDs!)

All the information and 'how-tos'will is available at www.motherlodeshow.com.

The very successful Lodi Art Show has been using this system for the past five years. Our members have entered that show with this format and report it is so much easier than hard copy forms.

More in the April newsletter - we will keep you posted. As Homer Rail says..."welcome to the 21st century"!

-Lucia Rothgeb, Mother Lode Show Chairman


SPRING MEMBERSHIP SHOW

The Spring Membership Show will be at the El Dorado County Government Center on Fairlane Dr, Placerville.  Members can deliver up to 4 paintings from 8am to 9:30am on Monday April 20.  The show will 'open' about noon after the judging is complete and will be open each day from 8-5 that week closing Friday the 24th  at 4pm.

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BANNERS ON PARADE

Bill Robinson informs us that applications for the 2015 Banners on Parade are now available.  You can find them at www.PlacervilleArtonParade.org.  The deadline for turning in applications in March 13. 


ELK GROVE CALL TO ARTISTS

We have our annual Art of Excellence, Open Juried Competition Art Show at the Elk Grove Western Festival on Saturday May 2 & Sunday May 3, 2015. The Art of Excellence Show will take place at the Elk Grove Park Pavilion @ 9950 Elk Grove Florin Road in Elk Grove, CA. Call to Artists: For the Call to Artists requirements and information and Entry Form, please go to our website at elkgroveartistsca.org to download the Entry form. All Artists must be 18 years of age or older. The deadline for entries is April 17. Artists are asked to send the Entry Form and their artwork on jpeg to elkgroveartists@att.net no later than April 17, 2015.

Awards are: Best of Show:$200. Peoples\' Choice:$100. 1st Place $100,
2nd Place: $50. and 3rd Place Ribbons in each category.
Receiving date is: Friday - May 1, 2015 2:00pm to 6:00pm @ the Elk Grove Park Pavilion. Noted Artist, David Peterson, NCA.MP will be the judge for this show.

Artists with question should send an email to Margaret Munson at: elkgroveartists@att.net or call 209-745-7305 cell. Or Dee Tschida @916-684-4802. All proceeds of this show go to supporting the Elk Grove Artists Scholarship Program Fund.


STUDIO 360 - PLACERVILLE

Studio 360 on Main Street in Placerville had its first opening on Saturday, February 21.  Along with many fine artists, Phil Lachapelle's art was shown, including a new work in progress called Hangtown Alley.  Attendance was busy and a good time was had by all. 


ARTISTS' SHOWCASE TOUR

Valerie Bye and Cathy Keil hosted a meeting in mid-February to make some decisions on a studio tour type event for 2015.  They decided on a new name, "Artists' Showcase Tour," and that the even would be under the PAA auspices and thus open to any PAA member.  The dates will be September 26/27 and October 3/4, and the cost will be $80.  A committee will continue to work out details.  If you can help in any way, please contact Valerie Bye at peval@comcast.net.  Watch for more details in future newsletters.


ART AND ARTISTS OF FOLSOM SHOW 2105

Folsom Arts Association has put out the call for pieces for their Art and Artists of Folsom Show 2015 to be held at the Folsom History Museum February 7 through May 10 2015.  The show is open to a variety of 2D and 3D media, and the opening reception will be Friday, Febrary 6, at 6pm.  This show is open only to FAA members, bot you can join by visiting their website.  Or, just plan to visit the show and enjoy!


EL DORADO HILLS ART ASSOCIATION SPRING STUDIO TOUR

El Dorado Hills Art Association is planning their Spring Studio Tour for Saturday and Sunday, May 30 and 31, 10am to 5pm.  Cameron Park, Folsom, and El Dorado Hills artists are invited to participate.  For the application, click on this link.


MINI STUDIO TOURS ON WEEKENDS

Joyce Bahnsen is looking for artists who are interested in showing their art in "mini studio tours" on weekends.  She has purchased the former Jim Powers Gallery in downtown Placerville (360 Main Street, across from Robinson's Pharmacy) and would like to hold these mini weekend events while she considers how to make use of the space longer term.  These events will begin January 23 and will be Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10am to 5pm each day.  She is charging $40 for four feet of wall space, with space to be assigned with priority by e-mail date. If you're interested in this intriguing opportunity, contact Joyce at joyce@artworkbyjoyce.com.


GOLD COUNTRY ARTISTS' GALLERY

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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