Member Artist Showcase
Next Meeting December 19th
6-8PM - El Dorado Hills Library
Holiday Pot Luck and Social
Share Holiday Art Challenge
Board of Director Elections
We'll celebrate the holidays with a Potluck Dinner and Socializing! Bring your favorite dish to share with everyone as a celebration of 2023! Main dish, appetizer, dessert...anything that you'd like to share (strictly voluntary). Bring your spouses! It will be a great evening of socializing and getting to know each other. Please bring your holiday art challenge “Holiday Traditions.”
Please RSVP to Maryann Knowles so we know how many to plan for. firstname.lastname@example.org
Holiday Art Challenge Submissions
2024 Meeting Schedule and Demonstrations
Check for the full schedule Here. More on the demonstration subjects will be added as information is available.
Artist Spotlight - Diana Erickson
h top quality materials including fine and sterling silver, gold, copper and brass, semi-precious stones, vitreous enamels, and occasionally wood or glass, Diana Erickson’s contemporary jewelry and other items reflect the beauty of the trees, flowers, animals and birds, colors, and landscapes of the world around her.
Diana fell in love with Nature when she moved to Yosemite National Park at age 14...the beauty of nature: granite cliffs, trees, seasons, alpine glow, snowflakes, and starry nights. She studied art and landscape architecture college and spent 35 years working as a Landscape Architect for the Forest Service. Since retiring in 2016, she has devoted herself to her artwork.
She began learning metalsmithing in 2015, and soon discovered the art of cloisonné which, for her, is like painting with glass. “Most of my work is inspired by nature. Living in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada provides many opportunities for spending time outdoors in the oak dotted landscape, at the American River, and up in the mountains."
"As an artist, I find I am always studying the details of my surroundings - the shapes, how the colors blend, and how light creates the mood. For me, the process of creating art is a process of relating to my environment, capturing that experience, and passing it along to the viewer so that they may also experience a bit of it as well."
We are happy to announce that Diana has agreed to become a member of the El Dorado Hills Art Association Board of Directors as Webmaster/Communications Director (Newsletter). We look forward to getting to know Diana much more in the coming year!
Board of Director Elections
EDHAA Bylaws call for the election of a slate Directors to the Governing Board by a majority vote of members at the December Member Meeting. The nominating committee has submitted to the Board, and was subsequently approved by the Board, the following slate of Directors to serve a 1-year term beginning January 1, 2024.
President: Judy Arrigotti
Vice-President: Linda Smith
Treasurer: Bob Anderson
Secretary: Alison Yeadon
Membership: Sandy Allie
Webmaster/Communications: Diana Erickson
If you would like to run for a Board position or nominate someone for one of these Board positions, please submit your name and the position you are seeking to Board Secretary Alison Yeadon email@example.com. The vote will take place at the beginning of the December meeting on December 19.
The Member Show at the B of A Gallery, Harris Center will wrap up on December 10. Artwork pick up is scheduled for Monday, December 11 between 10-11am. If you cannot pick up your work at the time, you must find someone who can pick it up for you at that time. Great show everyone! To see who won the awards and photos from the artists' reception go to Harris Center Show 2023
The President's Message
Hi EDHAA members,
Approaching the end of 2023, as the president of El Dorado Hills Arts Association I am very proud of what we’ve accomplished in this year and I am excited to continue the momentum into 2024.
I’m looking forward to our December 19th holiday social, where we all get to know our fellow members and possibly meet their spouses. We have so many wonderful people and extremely talented artists in our group, it’s awesome getting to know them! I truly hope all of you will come and bring your holiday art challenges and a favorite potluck dish to share.
We’ve met many of our members and peers through their past demonstrations and we have an exciting year of demonstrators scheduled for 2024. We are so fortunate to be participants in monthly “art lessons” by a variety of amazing artists in a variety of mediums. Everyone has unique skills and techniques to share and we all benefit from their willingness to share them with us!
Every year the success of our Association depends on the members willing to volunteer to join the board as the “worker bees”. They accept the challenge to organize the day to day activities and events of EDHAA. All the members benefit from their time and energy. A special THANK YOU to all who have been officers and demonstrators over the years. We recognize that many of you have stepped up to the plate and volunteered to serve in various positions in the past.
We always welcome new members to join and to get actively involved in El Dorado Hills Arts Association as members, demonstrators, volunteers or officers. We’re anxious to get to know you and your art.
Our first meeting of 2024 on January 16th will be a sharing meeting (no demonstrator). We ask all members to bring a piece of your art to share with the group. This is your opportunity to introduce yourself and your art to the EDHAA members and it’s their chance to get to really know the members and diversity of our group. Don’t miss it!
To get the full benefit of membership, please renew your EDHAA membership in December or January and sign up for the Studio Tour at the same time! 2024 Membership Applications are available on our website now, and Studio Tour Applications will be posted soon. We'll also have applications at our meetings.
See you at the POTLUCK! Don’t forget your Holiday art challenge (prizes will be awarded) and a dish to share. We’re looking forward to getting to know you at the December and January meetings and in 2024!
Happy and prosperous 2024.
Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. Giving Tuesday is an annual event that takes place on November 28, 2023. El Dorado Hills Arts Association is participating in Giving Tuesday to raise funds for Scholarships for local art students.
Our campaign to “Support the Future of Art” is a collaboration with the Art Department at Folsom Lake College to establish two scholarships for students who aspire to have a career in the visual arts. Through classes in painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, metal arts, and design, the art program at Folsom Lake College prepares students to achieve their educational goals in art, pursuit of a career in the arts, or development of skills for satisfying lifelong creative practice.
Please, support El Dorado Hills Arts Association and your local arts Community by making a donation. Your donation will help make possible $1,000 scholarships to outstanding art students at Folsom Lake College. Our target for this campaign is $2,000.
El Dorado Hills Arts Association is a California Nonprofit Association and a Section 501(c)3 Federal nonprofit. We are grateful for the support of individuals and businesses whose sponsorship and donations provide a major source for scholarships to art students each year.
Click on DONATION below to make a contribution.
We are accepting donations for our Giving Tuesday campaign from now until December 31, 2023.
ART CHALLENGE - The Holidays
The Art Challenge for November/December is a holiday theme. Paint your favorite holiday vision and bring it to the Pot-luck dinner meeting in December!
Send us an email to give us your thoughts or ask us a question. Use the form below.
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.
2023 Board of Directors & Committee Chairpersons
President - Judy Arrigotti
Vice President - Linda Smith
Secretary - Alison Yeadon
Treasurer - Bob Anderson
Membership - Sandy Allie
Webmaster/Publicity - TBA
Scholarship - Melissa Keyser
Special Events - Tim Midboe