Welcome to El Dorado Hills Arts Association
A California Nonprofit Organization
A California Nonprofit Organization
El Dorado Hills Arts Association is a California Nonprofit Organization with the exclusive purpose to provide education, promotion, exhibitions, networking settings, volunteer opportunities, and public events for local artists. We are proud to encourage the development and the growth of visual arts in our area by promoting member artists and serving our local communities.
Member Artist Showcase
2024 Demonstration Schedule
Guests are always welcome!
February 20 - 6-8 pm
Judy Arrigotti - Oils and Gourd Artist
2D & 3D Design, Composition and Techniques:
Similarities and Differences
B) Open discussion: and sharing
Artist: Judy Arrigotti
Paintings and Gourd Sculptures
Judy grew up in the Bay Area (San Carlos). She moved to the foothills (El Dorado Hills) with her husband and three sons in the 70’s. Judy graduated from the University of San Francisco with a double major in art and education and received her teaching credential from CSUS to fulfill her life-long goal to be an artist and a teacher. Her teaching career started as an art teacher in San Juan Unified School District. She taught art to K-8 students during the day, adults in the adult education program at night and to campers at art camp during summers breaks. Judy was assistant to the Director of Gifted Education in San Juan Unified’s 58 schools for 5 year. Her job was to study and teach the learning styles of gifted students using Blooms Technology, Structure of the Intellect and Creative Behaviors to teachers and students. Eventually she successfully used these teaching techniques with ”regular” students in an Open Structure classroom for 20 years at Orangevale Elementary.
Judy’s career as an artist start in 2000 when she retired.
Since her retirement, Judy focused her new career as an artist on creating original oil paintings and gourd sculptures. She also teaches drawing and painting in her home studio. Her paintings and gourd sculptures have been featured in galleries in Pacific Grove, Half Moon Bay, Tahoe, Placerville, Fair Oaks and Folsom. Her art is currently displayed in the homes of the many collector’s who have purchased Judy’s art pieces, locally and nationally.
Judy’s gourd sculptures are featured in the ”Complete Book of Gourd Carving”. She was the cover artist on SureWest Telephone Directories from 2008 through 2023, for Folsom, El Dorado Hills & Placerville and for Roseville, Granite Bay & Citrus Heights. She has participated in several public art events: two fiberglass Lions for Sacrament’s Lions on Safari (One was for Sacramento Zoo), two fiberglass bears for Tahoe’s CeleBEARtion, a fiberglass Crane for Lodi’s Crane Festival, Placerville’s Wheelbarrows on Parade and a banner for Banners on Parade.
You can see some of Judy’s art by visiting her website JudyArrigotti.com or in person by scheduling an appointment to visit her studio in El Dorado Hills at Judy@judyarrigotti.com.
Judy opens her home studio to the public in the annual, El Dorado Hills Spring Art Studio Tour. For information about the Tour visit eldoradohillsartassociationstudiotour2024.
March 19 - 6-8 pm
A) Demonstration: Richard Gilmore - Ink, Wood
Ink, Negative Space, Contrast, Line Quality. How my art speaks my mind!
B) Discussion: Tools you need to sell your art.
Check for the full 2024 meeting schedule Here. More on the demonstration subjects will be added as information is available.
Mary H. Russell - pastels
Mary H. Russell has been exhibiting her pastel artwork at festivals and galleries in Northern Californian since 1996. Her work is included in many private collections and was selected for the prestigious Yosemite Renaissance in 2002.
Her work was recognized by the KVIE Art Auction in 2001 and 2003 with 2 first place awards in the Pastel Category. In 2010, Mary exhibited at Folsom’s Gallery 48 Natoma in a 2 person show themed “In From the Cold.” Her solo exhibits have been distinguished by a 2002 Art Foundry Show and her 2003 Arts Commission sponsored SMUD Gallery show call “River.” Victoria Dalkey, Bee Art Correspondent said in a June 8, 2003 review: “Russell handles the pastel medium with panache, moving easily from pale, delicate, shimmering colors and surfaces to deep, rich, thickly applied powdery pigments.”
Mary works on location from nature and at a studio in her home.
EDHAA Spring Studio Tour
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Join us for the EDHAA 16th Annual self-guided Art Studio Tour through artists' studios in El Dorado Hills, Folsom, Shingle Springs, & Rescue. Member artists will be at area locations including Gallery 48 Natoma with diverse artwork in all disciplines including Oil, Acrylic, Pastel, Watercolor, Sculpture, Ceramic, Wood, Jewelry and Mixed Media.
May 4th & 5th, 2024
For all the information and forms go the
EDHAA Studio Tour 2024 page.
El Dorado Hills Arts Association is a charitable organization. In addition to supporting the many activities of EDHAA, your donations make possible $1,000 scholarships to outstanding art students at Folsom Lake College.
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2024 Board of Directors & Committee Chairpersons
President - Judy Arrigotti
Vice President - Linda Smith
Secretary - Alison Yeadon
Treasurer - Bob Anderson
Membership - Sandy Allie
Webmaster/Communications - Diana Erickson
Development - Ken Mahar
Marketing/Publicity - Steve Holler
Studio Tour - Spike Mills
Special Events - Tim Midboe
Fine Arts Festival - Bob Anderson
Scholarship - Melissa Keyser
Activities Coordinator - Karen Cogan