Welcome New Members!

Christine Pyle Banks • Jan Cokely • Barbara Davies

Rebecca Davis • Christine Flagler • Steph Gabler

Kristine Kurk • Deborah Shevey • Theresa Storlie

Calling all New Members
If you are a new member of Placerville Arts and joined in 2022 or 2023 for the first time, please join us at our March 20 Member Meeting at the Senior Center.  We are planning time in the meeting for you to tell us a bit about you and your art.  We'd love a one to two minute introduction.  Bring art to share if you like.
Memberships due January 1, 2023.
Please renew or join to access member benefits and to continue receiving the newsletter.
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.
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. Please do not send a check without the form. We need the form to verify your contact information.
Mission Statement • 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.
PAA has a new PO Box. Please take note of the new address:

Placerville Arts Association
P.O. Box 1004
Placerville, CA 95667
PAA Aprons!
Definition:  protective or decorative garments worn, one at a time, over the front of one's clothes and tied at the back.  Helps wearers, especially artists, keep clothes clean from water color or oil paints, clay, glue, grime, dust, etc.  Also may be used as studio decoration, worn as a conversation piece or evidence of PAA membership, or given as a gift.

Beautiful royal blue with professional embroidered PAA logo in white.  97% polyester, 3% cotton; two front pockets and suitable for a variety of body shapes.  Washable, no ironing necessary!  $25 each.  Want to upgrade your wardrobe?  Contact Donna Nelson,  Supply is limited. And, thank you, Matt Harline, for being such a gracious model!
Dates to Remember
Newsletter Submissions due the First of each Month
Write to for submission guidelines.
All art must be in jpg format and text in the body of an email.

Board Meetings 2023
Everyone is invited to attend.
  Conference Center
166 Placerville Drive in Placerville at 10am

March 3 • April 7 • May 5 • June 2 • July 7 • August 4
September 8 • October 6 • November 3 • No meeting in December

Contact Lynell Phillips, President, Placerville Arts Association,
at 415-793-2134 or
Board Advisors – PAA members are invited to attend our monthly Board Meetings. Advisors attending Board meeting are given a voice to express their opinions and ideas.

General Membership Meetings 2023
Third Monday of the Month (note exceptions for January and February)

at the Senior Center in Placerville from 2:30 - 4:30pm
The Senior Center is located at 937 Spring Street in Placerville.

February 27 - Lucia Rothgeb, plus
February art challenge - "Expressions of Love"

Future Speakers

March 20 - Carolyn Cunningham, plus Member Share - Introduce new members
April 17 - Spring Member Show Critique by judge Leslie McCarron
May 15 - Judy Arrigotti, Creativity
plus Member Share Video interview with Harris juror
June 19 - Nikki Thompson, Zines plus Art Challenge TBA
July 17 -Fabienne Sowa - Dobkowski, NFTs plus Member Share TBA
August 21 - JR Sterba, Fused Glass plus Member Art Challenge TBA
September 18 - Cristina Arizmendi, Ceramics plus Member Share TBA
October 16 - Fall Member Show Critique
November 20 - Mother Lode Show Critique

No meeting in December
Watch our Facebook page and check your email for updates.
Can't make a PAA general meeting? Now you can watch a replay on YouTube. To view past PAA meetings, tune into our new YouTube channel. Click here for past meetings and more to come. Don't forget to subscribe and click the bell icon to be notified when new videos are available.

Art Lunch February 8
Join us for our monthly art lunch.  This month we will meet at Annie's Mimosa's new location at 155 Placerville Drive (across from Raley's) in Placerville on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at Noon.  Art Lunch is a fun monthly event that includes PAA member and their guests.  This is a great place to introduce yourself as a new artist to our group or say hello to old friends.  We usually end up with a group of 8-10.  Please RSVP by text or email to Lynell, 415-793-2134 or  Last minute RSVP please text and we'll set a place at the table for you.
Paint Outs, see info below in Create Section
Second Committee Meeting February 15 for Summer Harris Show
The first committee meeting for our summer show at Harris Center in Folsom will be at Raley's in their conference room at 166 Placerville Drive, Placerville from 12:00 to 2:00 PM on Wednesday, February 15, 2023.  The conference room is at the back of the store between the dairy cases, first door on the left.  This will be a brown bag meeting, if you like, pick up something from Raley's deli (Raley's does not allow outside food in their conference center, but they are delighted if we purchase food from them). Join us to see how you can help organize and produce this special event.  All members are welcome to attend.

Zoom Info:
Topic: PAA Harris Show Organizational Meeting

Time: Feb 15, 2023 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 831 1324 9958
Passcode: 310597

Spring Member Show - April 3rd - 7th
The PAA Spring Member Show at the Government Center is coming up in April,
take-in on Monday, April 3. Reception and removal of art on Friday, April 7.  

The detailed prospectus is available on our website are:  PLEASE READ the PROSPECTUS CAREFULLY, as the format/rules for the show have changed.
This will be a media-based show with eight different media categories.  As always, ribbons, cash awards, best of show and people's choice will be awarded.
Please contact Carolyn Cunningham at for more info.
Fall Member Show is October 2nd - 6th
It will be a subject matter show. Additional info to come.
Call to Artists
2023 Banners on Parade
Call to Artists and Application
is now available! This is our 19th year of providing wonderful community art to Placerville's Main Street during the summer months.

See information about Banners on Parade and download the 2023 Call to Artists & Application on the Banners on Parade website here >>

This is an exciting year for Banners on Parade! We are now a main event for and under the auspices of Images of Hope El Dorado. The 2023 banners will premiere (as they have for the last several years) at the Images of Hope El Dorado Garden Party in the Orchard on Saturday, June 3 at Rainbow Orchards. See more about Images of Hope El Dorado here >>

Make sure you download the 2023 Banners on Parade Call to Artists & Application soon—the deadline is February 28 to enter!
Do you promote your art practice, i.e., new works, admission in an exhibit, processes, etc. on Instagram?  For Placerville Arts Association to second your promotion effort, tag or mention Placerville Arts Association in your posts, stories and, or reels so we can share them on our Instagram and Facebook stories.

Congrats to Carolyn Cunningham for her Best in Show, "Two Turtles", at the Rancho Cordova show, "It's So Black and White". You can see the whole show at the Rancho Cordova City Hall,
Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm.

Carolyn's art, The Faces of Euclid Avenue, also earned Best of Show in November 2022  at the Chaffey Community Museum of Art annual member show.  The museum is located in Ontario, California, where Carolyn has remained a member even after moving to Placerville in 2020.  Very old pepper trees line the large center median along Ontario's main street and many of them appear to have faces.  There are at least 25 represented in this 8" x 20" ink drawing titled The Faces of Euclid Avenue.

Tuesday Art Time at the Placerville Senior Center has new hours to accommodate any of you who might not be early birds. We have the Large Crafts Room now every Tuesday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Come draw, paint, scratch, 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 call 909-525-5774.


Paint Outs are outings in El Dorado County for artists to sketch, paint or photograph. These are open to all artists and photographers.  PAA members and non-members are welcome. 

If you have questions, or would like to sign-up for email notification about future paint outs, email coordinator, Carolyn Cunningham:

Suggestions for places to paint in El Dorado County are welcome. Must have parking and restrooms.

Note: Extreme weather always cancels event. Use your own judgment.

Thursday, February 9   9 a.m. until 1 p.m.  

EDH Towne Center  4364 Town Center Blvd, El Dorado Hills

Meet in the Sandra’s Rose Garden (north side of Towne Center Blvd.  just west of the pond).  

Large pond, buildings, patio. Restrooms available. Many restaurants in the center. 

Directions: Highway 50 to El Dorado Hills Blvd., turn south; turn left onto Towne Center Blvd.; street parking or parking lot behind buildings.

Friday, February 17     9 a.m. until 1 p.m.   

Greenwood Creek River Access, Lotus

There is a small parking lot and porta-potties available.  A short walk to the water. 

Directions: From Placerville, go north on Spring Street, then left on Coloma.  Follow Coloma for approximately 11.9 miles.  (Pass Action Whitewater Adventures, Pass Cascade Lane) Turn left into Greenwood Creek River Access.  (If you see Lilyama Street, you’ve gone too far!)

Alternate route: From Placerville, take Placerville Drive.  Turn north on Cold Springs Road (across from Home Depot).  Bear to the left to stay on Cold Springs Road.  Follow Cold Springs approximately 7.5 miles until it meets CA-49. Continue on CA-49 for approximately 4.2 miles.  (Pass Action Whitewater Adventures, Pass Cascade Lane) Turn left into Greenwood Creek River Access. (If you see Lilyama Street, you’ve gone too far!)

Wednesday, March 8   9 a.m. until 1 p.m.   

Bee Bennet House (also called Sequoia Mansion)  643 Bee Street, Placerville

and  Placerville Union Cemetery  650 Bee Street, Placerville, across from Bee Bennet House 

The Sequoia Mansion management has agreed to allow us use of their restrooms.  The hours for the cemetery are unpredictable, so keep fingers crossed the gates are open.

Directions: From Placerville, go north on Spring Street, then left on Coloma.  Travel approximately 1/10 mile and turn left on Bee Street.  Cemetery is on the left, the mansion on the right. There is parking available at the Sequoia Mansion, as well as street parking.  No vehicles are allowed on cemetery property.

Friday, March 24   9 a.m. until 1 p.m.   

Marshall Gold Discovery Park, Coloma  9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

North Beach Parking Lot

Beautiful views, especially at the north end by the boat launch.  Picnic tables, restrooms.  

Directions: From Placerville, take Hwy 49 or Cold Springs Road to Coloma.  Drive through the park to the last parking area on the right (North Beach).  Parking fee $10 per vehicle ($9 for seniors)

Placerville Arts Association website (
If any of our members are current art teachers in the area and would like to announce their classes on our website, please send your information to our webmaster: Vesla Hooper ( For those that already have an announcement listed, please confirm the information is still correct.  Thank you! Classes & Workshops | placervillearts
Oil Painting Workshop by Joyce Martin
Painting Landscapes From Photos
May 6 & 7  9:00-4:00   $225 by April 22
email Joyce at for details and reservations.
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