September 19 - Judy Pettite, Natural Pigments

September 2021 Newsletter


NEW: 3D art accepted into show.
Three or four pedestals will be available;
first come, first serve this time around.

We will be LIVE for our annual Fall Membership Show at the Government Center, in Placerville.
Rules, Details, AND Entry form, click HERE

Deliver art to the El Dorado County Government Center, 360 Fair Lane, Placerville,  
on Monday, September 13 between 8:00am and 9:30am. No late art work will be accepted.

Click here for more info.
Entry Deadline has been extended to September 30, 2021

Needed volunteers appreciated

As you can see below, there are many more opportunities to volunteer, and we appreciate any form of assistance you can offer. We have lots of exciting, new ideas, but we need your help to accomplish our goals.

Audio Visual Director – Seeking a volunteer to set up our monthly meeting equipment.  We have a budget to purchase a new sound system, microphones and a computer.  We are looking for someone to make it all work together.  We would like to have the capability to Zoom in our live meetings for both presenters and guests.  If you were that AV geek in high school and have continued developing your nerd skills, you are whom we seek.
Video Camera Operator - Looking for a volunteer to record our monthly meetings, edit the recording and post to a YouTube channel.  If this matches your skill set, we would love to have you as part of our team.  We have funding for a camera, computer and software, thanks to a recent grant from The Latrobe Fund and we need a volunteer to help us with this project.

Show Chair and Producer for Mother Lode 2022 – Our big event of the year needs a leader. The bones are in place for this event. The venue is booked. We need a show chair to work with the judge, set up for online entries and otherwise take this event from soup to nuts. The 2021 committee will be on tap to help you through your first year. We hope the person who steps into this position will be interested in doing it again in the future. For 2021, we have formed a committee, and have split the job for a few, instead of just one person. Please consider lending a hand.

Facebook Reporters Love Facebook, can’t stay off it? Help out PAA. Become an editor for our Facebook page and post articles of interest to artists.

Interested in a volunteer position, contact Lynell Phillips, President, Placerville Arts Association, at 415-793-2134 or

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October Newsletter Submissions due October 1
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September 19 @ 1:30pm - General Meeting - Judy Pettite, Natural Pigments plus "Hello Fall" Challenge - Prompt - Use Gold, Bronze & Copper
Board Meeting - October 8, 2021 • Zoom • 10am - Noon
All are welcomed to attend - See what's going on with PAA

Contact Lynell Phillips, President, Placerville Arts Association, at
415-793-2134 or

Paint Out!
For complete details, photos and directions visit the
PAA website Paint Out page:
RSVP Appreciated:  Vesla Hooper

September 13 - 17 - We will be LIVE for our annual Fall Show at the Government Center. Julia Swain, Chairperson. Mike Bagdonas will be our Judge. Click here for info.
September 18 - 19 & 25 - 26 - 2021 Artists Studio Tour
Go to PAA Website here more info.

October 26 - November 13 • 55th Mother Lode Art Exhibition 
Call to Artists open on
Click here for more info.
Entry Deadline is September 23, 2021
This is our largest show and a team is working on production. However, we need your help. Lots of opportunities to help out at whatever level you feel comfortable. Frank Ordaz will be our judge.
Interested? Contact Lynell Phillips, President, Placerville Arts Association, at 415-793-2134 or
Everyone welcomed! Join us.
October 8, November 5
Opening for Board Members
PAA would like to invite any member interested in getting more involved in the organization to join the Board.  It is the time of year, that we are looking for volunteers to nominate for our end of the year election.  If you are interested in serving on PAA's board, please contact Cathy Keil at or at 530-333-3699.
Everyone welcomed! Invite your family and friends.

September 19 - Judy Pettite, Natural Pigments
Art challenge - Hello Fall! - Use Gold, Bronze & Copper
October 17 - Shelly Thorene, Photography
Art challenge - Spooktacular - use Black, White & Orange
November 14 - Mother Lode Show Art Reception with Judge & Artist Frank Ordaz (Zoom meeting if we are unable to celebrate in person at SFAC) If we are able to meeting in person, we have scheduled the Senior Center for November 21. More info and updates to come.
Art challenge - Giving Thanks - What are you grateful for?
December 19 (note date change)- In person brunch - tentative due to Covid restrictionsArt Challenge - Baby, it's cold outside - Evoke Winter
Speakers schedules are subject to change.
If you have suggestions for speakers, email
September General Meeting
Join us on Zoom for our General Meeting on Sunday, September 19 @ 1:30pm for

Judi Pettite's presentation
on Hand Made Dyes

Judi Pettite, Hand Made Dyes

Judi Pettite is an artist and educator working with natural pigments. Her artwork combines a variety of disciplines and scientific fields to more closely examine our relationship with the landscape in a contemporary art practice. She teaches workshops in the U.S. and abroad and produces small batch ink and watercolor under the name BioHue.

"I love foraging and cultivating for my natural inks and paints; if you’re looking to expand your palette, extracts may be the answer. I’ve developed a new line of inks in partnership with Botanical Colors and their extracts. The colors are lush and saturating. I keep the hues as true and clean as possible—never any synthetic preservatives…I only use thyme or clove oil. Inks are water-based and made in small batches."

You can contact Judi by checking out her website:

PAA Online Zoom General Meeting
September 19, 2021 at 1:30pm
Judi Pettite, Natural Pigment Artist
Topic: Placerville Arts Association April Meeting
Time: September 19, 2021 01:15 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 863 6667 8001
Passcode: Artists
Find your local number:
October General Meeting
Join us on Zoom for our General Meeting on Sunday, October 17 @ 1:30pm for Shelly Thorene's photography presentation about how to take photos for art show entries and reference for your art. 
Thank you Gemma Gylling, for your donation of $75
to PAA's Outreach Program
PAA Online Zoom General Meeting
October 17, 2021 at 1:30pm
Shelly Thorene, Photography
Topic: Placerville Arts Association April Meeting
Time: October 17, 2021 01:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 847 3891 4812
Passcode: artist
Find your local number:
Member News
Check on Facebook!
If you want to be up to date and “in the know” about our activities and other interesting art happenings and special events, check out PAA’s Facebook page here.  Information updates often, so keep in touch and be sure to “like” the posts.  And, if you have art-related information you’d like to share to other PAA members and it’s ready to post, forward (or share, if you’re already on Facebook) it to Lynell Phillips,  Su Wickersham or Donna Nelson, so they can include it on PAA’s Facebook page! 
Let’s Celebrate!  Have you received an acknowledgement for your art? An award? A news article? A Facebook post? Recognition from a studio? Do you know a member of PAA who has received recent acclaim?
Please email, with this information so we can include it in the monthly newsletter.
Kari Uhlman honored as Images of Hope Poster Winner
On June 8, 2020 The Mountain Democrat announced that Images of Hope was looking for a new background image for 2020’s Pink in the Night Awareness Month by contest. Pink in the Night is a month-long cancer-awareness campaign in October. It includes El Dorado County businesses illuminating their store fronts with strands of pink lights (provided by Images of Hope) symbolizing the community’s united fight against cancer. 
My mother mailed me the news clipping. She was 86 years old and doesn’t have access to the Internet. She thought I might be interested as I was a 14-year cancer survivor. My dad died of lung cancer over 25 years ago. My mom is a thyroid and skin cancer survivor.
The theme was “All Colors, All Cancers”. So, I headed into Joann’s to purchase the largest canvas I have ever attempted to paint on and my finished product was selected as third place in the poster contest! Bill Robinson collected my piece and professionally photographed it. I felt like royalty. 

This year, Images of Hope has planned on using the poster for the 2021 promotions as well.
Please see the attached image of my painting. The original painting, along with many other forms ranging from canvas prints to tote bags, is for sale here. I invite you to please ake a peek and bring some joy to your doorstep!

Kari Uhlman, Artist
Art and More

Placerville Arts Association Fall Studio Tour 2021

Show Dates: September 18, 19 & 25, 26

Studio Tour 2021 will have 15 studios with beautiful artwork by 31 local artists. The art mediums include photography and paintings in acrylics, oils, watercolor, pastels, scratchboard, and alchohol inks. Three-dimensional artwork on our wonderful tour will include jewelry, ceramics, sculptures, and woodturning.

Preview Studio Tour 2021 at:

Meet the artists and enjoy touring all 15 locations during two weekends:

If you have any questions please email Myra at
Myra Cooper Holmes, Studio Tour 2021 Chair
(530) 333-2636 • (530) 320-7182 Cell
Nature’s Solace,
Invitational Art Show opens at AODC Gallery

Art On the Divide Gallery in Georgetown is excited to invite you to the 8th annual Invitational Art show, Nature’s Solace. The show opens September 3rd and will close on September 26th.

Nineteen artists were selected to show forty-four of their art pieces. They were challenged to develop art that represented the theme “Nature’s Solace”. Art mediums include acrylics, oils, photography, watercolors, carved pitch pine wood, ceramic sculpture, mixed media boxes, and glass. With titles that include words, “Majestic” , “Energy”, “Serenity”, “Resilience”, “Rebirth”, “Meditation”, and “Sanctuary”, this show promises to bring the viewer solace.

Entries were judged by resident gallery members and cash prizes will be awarded for “Blue Iris”, watercolor painting by Debbie Jaynes for first place, “Island Sanctuary” photograph by Mark Tart for second and “Kestral” colored pencil drawing by Debbie Jaynes for third place. All visitors to the gallery will have a chance to cast a vote for the “People's Choice” during the show and the winner will be awarded a ribbon and announced at the close of the exhibit.

During the month of September, visitors will be asked to vote for their favorite piece and one artist will be awarded a ribbon for “People’s Choice” at the conclusion of the show. All artists will be honored and the public is invited to an Open House Reception on Saturday, September 11 th , between 11-5. There will be light refreshments and beverages served. Visitors are also encouraged to enjoy the Heritage Rose Garden behind the gallery after viewing the art.

To promote safety for our staff and visitors, whether vaccinated or not, masks will be required while inside the gallery. We appreciate your cooperation. AODC Gallery is located at 6295 Main Street, Georgetown, Ca. Hours during the month of September are Friday-Sunday from 10-6. Visit the gallery online at Inquiries can be made at
Agi Gillespie, PAA member, would like to join / work with somebody / group that does occasional RAKU firing. Her contacts are: Tel: 801-369-1909.
Question: New member Maggie Casner, has a question for our oil painters. She is wondering if the type of varnish and the brand of oils makes a difference as to how long to wait before varnishing a painting. Answers can be send to
In our August meeting with wildlife artist, Gemma Gylling, we learned loads of invaluable tips and tricks she uses to create her realistic art. One piece of info that could be of interest to all artists, is who she uses for her prints and framing. A local from Placerville! Below is his info:

Jim Ginney Photo and Framing
4870 Joyous Ann Drive
Placerville, CA 95667
Phone: (530) 626-1124

Tell him Gemma Gyllling and Placerville Arts sent you.
2021 Banners on Parade Video
Take a video tour of the 2021 Banners on Parade in Placerville, California by clicking here to view. The banners are on display on Main Street in Placerville from June through October, 2021.

There will be an online auction of these banners beginning on October 16 and going through October 26, 2021. See for more information. And thanks to Bill Robinson for creating the video.

Banners on Parade is able to continue each year by the sale of "Keepsakes". The Placerville Art on Parade Committee creates images of the banners, then prints those images onto bookmarks, magnets, postcards, coffee mugs and posters.

Photographs of Keepsakes and an order form are on thePlacerville Art on Parade website, (

Please help continue Banners on Parade by purchasing Keepsakes! They make great gifts for birthdays, holidays, and, oh, just for yourself!

The deadline order Keepsakes is September 15! Get your orders in soon!

Images of Hope is Looking for Art Instructors!

Images of Hope is a local organization whose main mission is to create free opportunities where cancer patients, their family members, and caregivers can come participate in art, movement, and meditative therapy. We do that by providing classes to help give folks a respite and a way to express their feelings in art and movement.

Have you taught an art class that you think might work for this? We would love to hear from you. Some classes are weekly, some are once a month, and they are usually anywhere from one to three hours long. We pay instructors for time and materials. The classes are free to El Dorado County residents.

For more information about Images of Hope, visit If you are interested in teaching a class, contact us via email at or call 530-208-9994.
Inside the Artist Studio is a project that started in 2020 during the pandemic when artists and their stories were not being told. This weekly vlog is to bring awareness and excitement around the incredible artists we have here in the Sacramento Metro Area. 

Many artists work never gets highlighted in the larger public arena. This project brings the artist to you as we talk about how they got started, when they started, and a little about their process. Many amazing artists started late in life, their studio is their dining table, or they have an unusual process. 

New videos released every Monday at 4 pm on The MACC YouTube site, so subscribe and watch as we learn about the amazing creatives here in the Greater Sacramento Metro Area. Click here to watch.

September 13 - 17, 2021 • Judge is Mike Bagdonas

We will be LIVE for our annual Fall Membership Show
at the Government Center, in Placerville.
Rules and Details, click here • Entry form, click here.

Deliver art to the El Dorado County Government Center, 360 Fair Lane, Placerville,  
on Monday, September 13 between 8:00am and 9:30am. No late art work will be accepted.

Click art above or go to: for more info.
Open Calls:
Rancho Cordova Arts. You must live or work in Rancho Cordova or have a current membership with Rancho Cordova Arts to enter. Click
here for current listings.
Offering classes? Please email with info.
Darla Bostick’s 15th and 16th Ghost Ranch Workshop/Retreats in New Mexico (October 2021 and June 2022). Relax, enjoy, create! Floor to ceiling studio windows. Ghost Ranch lodging/meals included. See why Georgia O’Keeffe loved Ghost Ranch. Each workshop/retreat is different. October 2021 UN-traditional Watercolor workshop — collect reference photographs and push watercolor boundaries! The June 2022 Multi-Medias workshop offers something new every day — textiles, printmaking, pouring, jewelry and more! Both have daily demos, slide presentations, door prizes and optional happy hour. Darla has been teaching at Ghost Ranch since 2008 … isn’t it time for you to see why? email: Also, check out her Art Adventure Abroad coming this October to France!
Join Placerville Arts Association
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.

Go directly to the PAA website to renew and join via the internet. Click here or go to Here you will have a choice to mail your membership form or complete it online.

The membership form is on our website at and the link below will take you right to it. Please print it, fill it out, and send it, with your check, to the address on the form. Please do not send a check without the form. We need the form to verify your contact information.

Click here for the membership form.
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