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Placerville Arts Association (PAA) Placerville Arts Association promotes the creative work of its members, provides opportunities for sharing ideas among artists, and invites public interest through a variety of visual art events.

Placerville Arts Association provides community outreach programs by offering yearly monetary grants to local school art programs.

Placerville Arts Association is the oldest non-profit art group in El Dorado County in continuous operation since the early 1960s.

The current membership includes both artists and patrons of the arts.

Call to Artists

Join us for an art exhibition at three wineries in Somerset California.  

June 29 and 30.

We will set up artist booths at Mellowood Vineyard, Mirador Winery and Golden Leaves Vineyard and Winery for a great weekend in the vines. This art exhibition will include fine art, jewelry, sculpture and functional ceramics, wood working, assemblage, photography and digital artwork. Please inquire about other types of art to be considered.

This is an outdoor event and artists will provide their own canopy popups and fixtures.  A shared canopy popup will be available for artists that do not want to occupy an entire booth.  Artist’s in the shared canopy popup will provide their own fixtures.

The event will take place on June 29 and 30 from Noon to 5 PM daily.  We will have access to set up on June 28 and take down on July 1.  There is no charge to the participating artists.  

To reserve a booth for this event, email, include "Mellowood + 2 in June" in the subject line.  Call Lynell Phillips at 415-793-2134 with questions.  Reserve early, we expect this event to fill up.

Current Events

PAA Studio Tour

Sept. 26, 27, 28

Final application deadline is June 1.

Applications available >>

This year's Studio will take place the last weekend in September and will include Friday, September 27 as well as Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29. 
Deadline to turn in your application to participate is June 1st.

Next Studio Tour
Organizational Meeting

June 5th, Noon

Join us in the Raley's Placerville Conference Room for the next organizational meeting for the 2024 Studio Tour.  The meeting will be June 5th at noon.  Please plan to attend if you are showing at the Tour this year.  If you cannot attend in person, zoom is available.

Zoom link here >>


If you have not already done so, send images for the brochure and website to  A reminder, you must obtain a temporary seller's permit for the event.  Temporary seller's permits may be requested 60 days prior to the event.  Please send a copy of your permit to


PAA Membership Meeting

June 17, 2024

Artist Kim Brownell,
The Wacky Doodle Quilter.
Fabric of Creativity:
Shaping Ideas into Fiber Art

June Art Challenge:

Create a piece of work based on the style or subject matter of your favorite artist. Bring an example of that artist's work along with your artwork.

All members and guests are welcome.


View past membership meetings on YouTube >>


Paint Out

Fri., June 14, 2024

El Dorado County Fair

Plein Air Competition


More info >>

Paint Out

Wed., June 19, 2024

Sherwood Demonstration Garden, Placerville

More info >>


58th National Mother Lode Art Exhibition

November 7 - 23, 2024

Reception Nov. 8, 5 pm

Call to Artists:

Opens June 3 and closes Sept. 18

More info >>



Art Lunch

June 12, noon

Join us for art lunch on June 12 at noon at Wally's Pizza Bar at 4079 Cameron Park Drive in Cameron Park.  Art lunch is a fun way to spend some time with fellow artists and to have a nice lunch. 

RSVP to Lynell at 415-793-2134 or email

Same day RSVP, please text.



Join us on TUESDAY MORNINGS for ART TIME at the Placerville Senior Center! 937 Spring Street. We meet from 9 am - 1 pm in the Crafts Room. Come draw, paint, paste, share ideas about methods and materials, get suggestions, and just be around other artists.   Come early, come late, stay all 4 hours, 4 minutes, or just stop by to say hello. No need to RSVP, just show up.   Questions?  Contact Carolyn Cunningham at 
or (909) 525-5774


Board Meetings 2024
First Friday of each month

Fri, June 7

9:45  - 11:45 am

Everyone is invited to attend.

at the Senior Center located at
937 Spring Street in Placerville


Future PAA Membership Meetings

July 15, 2024

Cheryl Gleason,
Art Director / Curator of the MACC

She will give an Art Critique

August 19, 2024

Adrienne Belair

From Pulp to Masterpiece: The creative process from Paper Making to Artistic Creation. She will be focusing on the  papermaking process and how to create your own mold and deckle.

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