The Placerville Arts Association is El Dorado County’s oldest non-profit art group in continuous operation since it was formed in the early 1960’s. The current membership of approximately 190 includes both artists and patrons of the arts.
The purpose of Placerville Arts Association is to promote visual arts in the local community through art shows, exhibitions, art demonstrations, workshops, scholarships and art oriented field trips.
Placerville Arts Association provides community outreach programs by offering yearly scholarships to graduating high school seniors pursuing art related careers; awarding monetary grants to elementary school art programs; and donating a scholarship grant to the Sugarloaf Student Art Camp.
Our next general meeting will be January 11th. NOTE DATE CHANGE FROM THIRD SUNDAY. 1:30pm, Senior Center in Placerville
Our demonstrator for January will be Annie Murphy Robinson. She is a charcoal artist who uses charcoal and sanpaper on heavy print-making paper without creating any preliminary drawings! Annie recently was awarded an Honorable Mention in the "Artists' Magazine" 2014 art contest for her portrait of "Casey (the Shaman)".
Also at Sunday's meeting will be three art teachers from Placerville's El Dorado High School. We will be presenting them with a check for $1500 as our 2015 Community Out-Reach/Scholarship Program. They will share their plans with us for how they will be using the money.