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

Join us for our first

Art Lunch

Thursday, August 11

at 12:30 PM

at Solid Ground 

in Diamond Springs,

552 Pleasant Valley Road. 

Next month, we'll plan Wednesday, September 14


Paint Out

We. Aug. 17

9 am - noon

Cameron Park Lake

More info >>


PAA Monthly Meeting

August 21, 2022

1:30 pm

PAA member, Maggie Casner will talk about her pastel pet portraits and commissions

plus Member Share with Matt Harline to talk about “From the ashes of Disaster grow the roses of success.”
His experience of his Butte County studio fire and how the pieces enhance his artwork.

Zoom info >>


Board Meeting

Friday, Sept. 2, 10 - noon

Everyone welcome to attend.

Raley's Placerville

Conference Room


PAA Studio Tour 2022

Sept 17, 18 & 24, 25

Planning Meeting
Thurs, Aug. 25 , 2pm

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PAA 56th  National Mother Lode Art Exhibition

Nov 3 thru 19, 2022

Judge: Barbara Burge

Location: The MACC (Mills Station Arts & Culture Center) 

Rancho Cordova, CA


Entries open now
through Sept. 23, 2022

More info >>


PAA Monthly Meeting

Sept. 18, 2022

1:30 pm

Join us at the member meeting in September for a live broadcast from our art tour event. We'll check in with each of the studios where the artists show us around their venue during our zoom meeting.

October 16 - 

Artist Oran Miller will demonstrate and lead us through an interactive activity, "The art of Nature Drawing with Ink and Natural Objects".
PAA Member Darby Patterson - discussing her bronze public project
"Tribute to the Heroes of Caldor" plus  PAA Fall Member Show Critique

November 20 -

Judge Barbara Burge will give a Critique of PAA National Mother Lode Show

No Meeting in December



Your membership dues are vital to PAA and are due January of each year. The dues cover our expenses which include, paying program presenters, offering member shows, paying show judges and insurance. Member dues are $35 for an individual and $60 for a couple. 

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