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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.

Current Events

Next Organizational Meeting

for Studio Tour

March 19 at Noon

The next meeting for the PAA Artists Studio Tour will be at the conference room at Raley's in Placerville at 166 Placerville Drive at Noon on March 19, 2024.  We will also offer Zoom for this meeting. 


If you plan to participate in this year's tour, we encourage you to attend the organizational meetings to learn more about the tour and to see how you can help promote the tour. 

For questions about the tour contact the organizers: Myra Cooper Holmes, Wendy Scarlett, and Matt Harline.


Zoom info >>



PAA Membership Meeting

Mon, March 18, 2024

2:30 - 4:30 pm

at the Senior Center,
937 Spring St, in Placerville

Artist Linda Health Clark will demonstrate

The Art and Technique of Scratchboard Artistry.  Linda will demonstrate her unique process of using scratchboard techniques with acrylic on clay board to create full color scratchboard art.

All members and guests are welcome.


View past membership meetings on YouTube >>


Art Lunch

March tba

Art lunch is a fun way to meet fellow artists and learn more about Placerville Arts Association.  Guests are welcome.




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


2024 El Dorado County Fair

Call to Artists will Open April 15

More info >>


Board Meetings 2024
First Friday of each month

March 1st

9:45  - 11:45 am

Due to concerns about the weather, our Board Meeting this Friday will be Zoom only.  If you can attend via Zoom, please do.

 Zoom link here >>

at the Senior Center located at
937 Spring Street in Placerville



Future PAA Membership Meetings

April 15

Artist Susan Cooper will give a demonstration of digital art on Procreate and artists creative tool on an Ipad. 

April Art Challenge:

Repurposing Art

We are giving you two months for completing this challenge. Bring your repurposed art to the April membership meeting

The challenge is to find a piece of thrift store type art and embellish the original piece with additional unexpected items or colors.  Lynell has provided us with an AI via Midjourney example of what you might do.  The example shows a classic tall ship on the ocean (the original work) with the addition of rubber duckies as embellishments to the original piece.

We look forward to how you are inspired by a piece of art to transform it with your own creativity.



The PAA Spring Member Show is Approaching!

April 8 through 12, 2024

El Dorado County Government Center

Cherie Hacker is our judge.

This show will be categorized and judged by media. We are also pleased to announce the addition of a "Novice" category.

Details, entry rules and entry forms >>


It's Membership Renewal Time

Please renew or join to access member benefits.

Your membership dues are vital to PAA and are due January of each year. Dues cover expenses which include, for example, renting space for monthly meetings, program presenters, offering member shows, paying show judges and insurance.
Annual membership is for the calendar year, January 1 to December 31. Dues for individuals are $35 and $60 for couples. New members may join any time during the year.

Renew Now >>

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