EL DORADO COUNTY
Paint anywhere in El Dorado County and be part of an exhibit at Art Space Gallery in Placerville.
Save the date – Saturday, May 18 – for a plein air event co-sponsored by EDAC and PAA, and scheduled
to coincide with May’s third Saturday Placerville art walk. Artists will check-in at EDAC in the morning to
receive a placard to display on their easels then disperse for a day of painting anywhere in El Dorado
county. Bring your paintings back to EDAC for display in the gallery and mingle with other artists and the
public. Your paintings should be attached to some sort of rigid support so that they can be displayed on
easels. After the May 18 event the paintings will remain on display at EDAC for the rest of the month.
EDAC is working with the county to further display the paintings at the county building where we hold
our member shows. Showing at the county, however, is optional as the paintings need to be framed at
that point. This promises to be not only a fun even but a good sales opportunity. We need volunteers
to help the morning of May 18 for the artists’ check-in. If you’re interested, please call Kaaren Poole at
530 672-0943 or PAA coordinator for this event, Vesla Greenwood, at (530) 303-3258.
This is our first joint event with EDAC and we hope that you all will enjoy it!
EL DORADO HILLS ANNUAL STUDIO TOUR
El Dorado Hills Art Association is having their annual Studio Tour June 1 and 2 from 10am to 5pm. Forty
artists will participate. Visit their website, , to download the brochure and
GOLD COUNTRY ARTISTS GALLERY
Gold Country Artists Gallery is having a month-long special show in May entitled, "The Wakamatsu Art Show." In March, 2013, artists from Gold Country Artists Gallery fanned out over the American River Conservancy's Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony grounds to begin the process of creating various pieces of art from the views on that wonderful piece of property.
The result was a collaboration between the great folks of the American River Conservancy and Gold Country Artists Gallery and the production of many pieces of artwork that will be on display and for sale at Gold Country during the entire month of May, 2013, and at the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony Farm Festival on Saturday, May 18.
In addition to The Wakamatsu Art Show, Gold Country will be featuring two artists during the month of May: Linda Soos and her stained glass and the photography of Soroush, with a reception for them on the Third Saturday evening in May (May 18).
GCA hopes you come by the Gallery and see these great pieces of art during the month of May and consider attending the Farm Festival at Wakamatsu on Saturday, May 18, and attending the Third Saturday ArtWalk on the evening of May 18 on Main Street in Placerville.
You can visit Gold Country Artists Gallery onlne at its website: ;, or its blog ; or send an email to
ELK GROVE ARTISTS 12TH ANNUAL JUNE SHOW
The Elk Grove Artists 12th annual June Show (Saturday, June 8), will be held in conjunction with the Elk Grove Chili Festival. This means that you will have an audience that will run into the thousands--that's anywhere from 5,000 to 10,000 folks who will stroll through the event and potentially become your customers.
If you contact me, I'll send you the vendor form to fill out. We have room for sixteen 10' x 10' booth spaces and this year you may share a space if you'd like. The deadline for entry is May 25th, but I strongly suggest getting it in earlier.
I will provide a map, once I've received your application/payment for the space. We will be located directly across the street from the chili festivities--a prime location. If you have any questions you may call me with questions. My number is 916-539-1716. I look forward to having you at our June art show.
2013 STUDIO TOUR
September 21-22 and September 28-29
Application Deadline: May 1st
We are excited as we begin to plan & prepare for the upcoming 2013 Studio
Tour event. Last year, seventeen (17) studios and 54 artists participated. It would be wonderful to have even more in 2013. It's such a special
opportunity for PAA artists to showcase their art and meet "art lovers"
as they travel from studio to studio to "meet the artists". Also, it is an opportunity to sell your art. Overall, it's a grand experience. We hope you'll consider participating.
Don't forget May 1st is the deadline
Amador Artists Open Studios
September 21 and 22, 2013
Enjoy the scenic Gold Country and discover the richness and variety of artistic talent to be found in Amador County. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, wander at your own pace through various locations within the county during this year’s FREE tour. Visit with artists working in a variety of styles and media: Painters, photographers, sculptors, fiber and gourd artists, woodworkers, jewelers and more. For additional information or to obtain a FREE map, call 209-295-4667 or email .
47TH ANNUAL NATIONAL MOTHER LODE ART EXHIBITION
August 11-25 at the Placerville Shakespeare Club
2940 Bedford Avenue
Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Application Deadline: June 15th
We are again looking forward to this prestigious art event. The word has gone out to hundreds of artists and art organizations as well as online Calls to Artists websites. The show will feature diverse two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art from realism to abstract and experimental. Art in a wide variety of media, in categories of seascape, landscape, portrait, still life, animals, miniature and experimental are all a part of this art show. Photography and Digital Art has been added to the media list this year.
This year's judge is Terry Miura. He spent six years in New York as a freelance illustrator for such clients as Time Magazine, Sports Illustrated and Newsweek. Eventually he and his family moved to Fair Oaks where he has continued painting. Terry is presently working on a series of tonal landscapes, exploring the relationship between memory and emotions found in his and his viewers' memories. For more info visit:
The show Juror this year is Margaret Welty. She is presently an adjunct professor of Art at Folsom Lake College where she has served on the faculty for over twenty years. Additionally, Ms. Welty has hosted an educational cable television show, Art Creativity and You, the past eight years. Welty paints large canvases in oil and maintains her painting and writing studio in the Sierra foothills near Placerville. For more info visit: and
KVIE ART AUCTION 2013
KVIE Art Auction 2013 benefiting KVIE. For more information visit .
October 21-26 at the EDAC Center on Main Street. Chairperson needed! PAA is hoping to encourage all our 3D artists to enter this year. We look forward to seeing your wares, especially since we don’t have a way of displaying them at the Member Shows at the government center. Parameters for the 3x3 entries were outlines: 9 paintings 8x8” to be hung on the EDAC frame. Boards should be obtained from PAA to insure uniformity. Sign up sheet requesting the pre-cut boards was begun and will be available to the March meeeting if you want to get started ahead of time.
CALL FOR ARTISTS
15th Annual Art in the Park, October 5 & 6, 2013, San Ramon's Central Park, Fine Art Show (no crafts). 10x10 booth spaces. Fee $70 for members of ADAS or SRAF, $85 non-members + 10% of sales for the Art in the Schools Fund; fee goes up by $20 after May 15th. Applications available by emailing , calling 925 828-9170 or on . Sponsored by Alamo Danville Artists' Society and the San Ramon Arts Foundation.
SACRAMENTO FINE ARTS
“Painting where the Wild Things are” – an open juried themed art exhibit benefiting ARNHA & the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. The theme is interpretations of the American River Parkway and the plants and animals that are native to it. For more information visit .
SHOW YOUR ARTWORK-CLOTHING-JEWELRY
Jennifer McCoy has opened a new consignment and gift shop, “The Exchange,” and is interested in including original artwork as well as the more typical fare of clothing and jewelry. Pen Slade has some of her artwork there and is quite impressed with both the store and Jennifer. If you’d like information
about how you might show in Jennifer’s store, you can contact her at . Her shop is located at 4570 Pleasant Valley Road, Suite E, in Placerville.
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 PAA members, Bruce Gruenzel at  626-5628 or Bill Robinson, at  306-3615.