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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

PAA Membership Meeting

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.


August Create Art Challenge:

Think Sound of Music with the theme of "These are a few of my favorite things."

All members and guests are welcome.


View past membership meetings on YouTube >>


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

July 18, 2024


Join us for art lunch on July 18 at noon at Wally's Pizza Bar (Take 2 as we needed to cancel June) 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.



will be here before you know it, so start preparing your best recent work to enter!

The show runs October 7-11, with intake on Monday, October 7, from 8 a.m. until 9:30 at the El Dorado County Government Center.
The fall show will be categorized and judged by SUBJECT MATTER
The categories are: Landscape/Seascape, People/Portraits, Still Life/Floral, Animals, Abstract/Non-Objective.  Photography and AI will be in separate categories. 
The judge for our show will be Cheryl Gleason, manager of the Mills Station Arts and Culture Center in Rancho Cordova. 

More information, including an entry form and all entry rules will be posted in August. 
If you have questions, email show chair Carolyn Cunningham at

We are looking forward to seeing our members' fantastic artwork at the show!



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


PAA Studio Tour

Sept. 26, 27, 28

This year's tour will take place the last weekend in September and will include Friday, September 27 as well as Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29. 

View works by 37 artists at 11 locations.

More info >>


Board Meetings 2024
First Friday of each month

Fri, August 2

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

Sept. 16​

Oct. 21

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