Monday, February 25, 2019

Call for Artists: Design & Development of Plymouth Veterans Park Memorial

The District 5 Veterans Park Memorial Committee is seeking an artist to team with our committee in the design and development of the District 5 Veterans Park Memorial. 
We want the artist to help us capture the appreciation we have for all the men and women who gave their youth, their hopes and dreams, and in many cases, their lives in the name of freedom... and those who will. A place, within a larger park, that will allow us to honor their memory and take a moment to think about the cost of freedom and war. 
It will be a long the gateway to the City of Plymouth so it will need to be seen and appreciated night and day along Highway 16.  
TimelineDesign completed by July, 2019. Development and construction competed by Dec. 2020.
Budget: We would like to see what the potential cost would be before committing to final budget but this is a paid project.  There may also an opportunity to get Federal, State of Local funding for this project. 
Location: Plymouth Veterans Park (around the flag pole and adjacent areas)
For complete details, e-mail David Logan at

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Call To Artists: Art & Garden Show / 53rd National Mother Lode Art Exhibition

Art & Garden Show
An art and garden show is scheduled for April 27 in the parking lot of St. Katharine Drexel church.  Deadline to enter is March 1 and information can be accessed at the link below. 


Placerville Arts Association, 53rd National Mother Lode Art Exhibition
Sacramento Fine Arts Center, California, July 16 –August 4, 2019. Juror/Judge of awards: Folsom Lake College Art professor Margaret Welty. Anticipate awards valued at $3,000.
Entry guidelines:

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Call To Artists: 2019 Banners on Parade

The fast approaching February 22nd deadline is only for the banner design submission. The artists will have many weeks to paint their banners. This is a very fun event in Placerville and the completed banners actually hang on the lamp posts in downtown Placerville throughout the year until September. At that point they are taken down and sold at auction during the wine and Art Festival on September 7th. It is a very fun free to the public event although the wine tasting requires a ticket.
Thank you for passing this opportunity on to our membership.

Donna Bohlin
BohlinArt Studio
2019 Banners on Parade Call to Artists
By Placerville Art on Parade

Placerville Art on Parade is excited to have artists submit designs for this summer’s 2019
Banners on Parade art exhibit on Placerville’s Main Street! The painted banners will be
displayed on light poles on Main Street throughout the summer months. Our theme this year is
“The Sierra Nevada”.

The primary sponsor of the Banners on Parade is Images of Hope (
The banners will have their premiere at the Images of Hope “White on White” event on Sunday,
June 2 at Rainbow Orchards. After that, the banners will go on display on Main Street until early

The banners will be auctioned off at the September 7th Art & Wine Festival on Main Street.
Proceeds from the auction benefit Placerville Art on Parade to enable more wonderful
community art on Main Street in future years.

We invite artists, craftsmen, designers, architects and art students to submit designs for the 2019
Banners on Parade by February 22, 2019 via mail to the address on the application. Download,
print and fill out the 2019 Banners on Parade Call to Artists and Application available at and submit your application by 2/22/2019.

Be part of this colorful event that will enhance and benefit the community!

For additional information call Bill Robinson at (530) 306-3615.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

February at Sutter Creek Gallery: Watercolor Artist JoAnn Ogburn

Watercolor artist JoAnn Ogburn understands the importance of observation in the creative process.  “Painting has taught me to really look at things in nature, to see the colors, shapes, values and textures.” JoAnn lives on a sizeable parcel in Pioneer which provides her with ample opportunities for observing the landscape. She will be the featured artist in February at Sutter Creek Gallery.

The artist has had a varied career.  With a degree in education from the University of Cincinnati, she taught elementary students.  She has worked in human resources and as a recruiter for various corporations.  After a move to Palo Alto, Ogburn studied painting, working originally in oils, but eventually settled on watercolors as her preferred medium. She has continued her artistic education taking a wide variety of workshops, most recently at the Crocker Art Museum.

Strong colors and contrasts are important to Ogburn.  The play between highlights and shadows are especially intriguing and are evident in a number of her works.  Inspired by nature and her surroundings, she paints florals, animals and landscapes.  Along with her paintings, Ogburn produces an extensive line of cards.  She is a member of the Amador County Artists Association and recently joined the Sutter Creek Gallery.  In March she will teach a class in watercolor card making for Taste of the Arts, a one-day mini art institute presented by the Arts Council. 

JoAnn is one of the many local artists exhibiting at the cooperative located in the heart of Sutter Creek at 35 Main Street. Besides original paintings and photography, the gallery offers many affordable items including prints, cards, jewelry, pottery, gourds and fiber arts. 

The gallery is open daily, except Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, call 209-267-0228, email or visit 

Bird of Paradise

Four Dogwood Blossoms

Three Geese Flying

Three Raccoons

Thunder Mountain, Silver Lake

February at Gallery 10: "Flight"

“Flight!”  Critters with feathers is the theme of the February show at Gallery 10, 15 Eureka St., Sutter Creek.  Paintings and other art media will be offered by members and consignors as a special celebration of the feathered wildlife we love.

Tri-County Wildlife joined Gallery 10 at the last Art Trek show on February 2nd with their amazing education ambassadors, which are birds of prey that may not be released back into the wild. TCWC is a local wildlife rescue group that works to return a diverse variety of injured, ill, or orphaned animals to the wild following rehabilitation. 

The artists are excited to show their skill at representing birds in paintings and other media. Purchases made of the wildlife art during the show will include a percentage that will be donated to TCWC.  Be sure to stop by to visit the birds, both alive and in images, on February 2!  The show will be hanging all month, but don’t miss seeing these beautiful birds during the reception.

Gallery 10 is open Thursday-Monday, 11-4 during the winter months.

Jeannie Vodden to demonstrate at the February ACAA Meeting - Wed Feb 13

Back by popular demand, Jeannie Vodden will continue work on the painting she started at our November meeting.

Jeannie’s interest in the variety of textures and patterns found in both natural and man-made objects is the starting point for most of her paintings. She adds natural light, sometimes a figure, occasionally a dash of fantasy, and pulls it all together with a limited palette. She is a popular instructor of watercolor and has taught workshops throughout California and in Wyoming and Washington State for over 20 years.

The demonstration will start after the business meeting on Wednesday, February 13th and the public is welcome.

Visit Jeannie’s website at

"Pink Hydrangaes" by Jeannie Vodden