Thursday, July 19, 2018

ACAA Open Studios 2018 - September 8 & 9

In September, the Amador County Artists Association (ACAA) will be holding its Open Studios Art Show in one location. Instead of a driving tour around the county, this year artists will be centered at the American Legion Hall in Sutter Hill on Saturday, September 8, and Sunday, September 9.

Twenty artists will be on hand to not only show and sell art but also to demonstrate their craft at this free event. On Saturday, the exhibition will run from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A variety of artwork will be on display: paintings, photographs, jewelry and more. Visitors can choose among watercolors, acrylics, collages, charcoal and pastels. Some are representational and others abstract. Two media that may not be familiar are paintings using encaustics and alcohol ink.

Participating artists—and a few others—will be donating a piece of artwork or other item to be raffled off on the last day. Tickets are $1 each and all of the money raised from the raffle benefits ACAA scholarships and the spring high school student art show. Last year, two $1,200 scholarships were awarded.

Having Open Studios in one spot will allow residents and out-of-towners to see more work by more artists and maximize the number of people who can visit the exhibition. Entry into the hall is free so come enjoy the wealth of artistic talent Amador County has to offer. The ACAA, a non-profit organization, is an active membership group for visual artists and art supporters. Its mission is to promote and encourage the production, cultivation and appreciation of art. Additional information is available at our website,, or by contacting Cynthia Dunn-Selph at 623-703-3806 or

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