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
NEXT MEETING, Dec 19, 6PM
This Northern California artist was born and raised in the Chicago area. She received her BFA degree from the University of Illinois School of Fine and Applied Arts. She also studied with local artists Jim Estey, Gary Prunner and Michele LeCompte. Sue began as a traditional watercolorist but switched to acrylics because she felt she could be more experimental. She finds this medium has allowed her to grow as an artist and has helped her to create her own distinct style.
On her plein air painting excursions, Sue developed a particular attraction to Northern California’s vast and interesting landscape. For the past 20 years she has concentrated on Northern California from the Bay area to Lake Tahoe and in between.
She was a member of Placerville’s Gold Country Artists Gallery for many years and then became a resident artist in ARTHOUSE on R Street in Sacramento. She retired from there in January 2023.
Over the years, Sue has entered her work in many local and national juried shows and has won various awards. She is collected both here and abroad. You can view her work on her website, www.suechapmanart.com.
Dec. 19 - Holiday Party!
6-8pm Potluck Dinner and Socializing.
Artist Spotlight - Barbara Nilsson
Barbara Nilsson is a contemporary printmaker and painter of encaustic, cold wax and oils. She is affiliated with the Encaustic Art Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Spanning 50 years her work has been published and included in hundreds of national and international exhibitions receiving numerous awards.
Nilsson is the recipient of grants from the Philanthropic Ventures Foundation, Oakland, CA and the Peninsula Community Foundation, San Mateo, CA. and her art has been featured in publications including: California Society of Printmakers, One Hundred Years 1913 - 2013, Art of Northern California, American Art, and the cover of “Diario De Suzanne” by Helene De Monferrand, published in Barcelona, Spain.
Ms. Nilsson’s work is included in the permanent collections of: The Library of Congress, Washington DC; The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC; and U.C. Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA. and other private collections.
Board of Director Elections
The EDHAA By-Laws call for the election of the Board of Directors every year at the November general membership meeting. Board members serve 1-year terms. The Nominating Committee, consisting of Don Lawson and Linda Smith, is putting together the slate of nominees for the election. That information will be sent out to all members prior to the November meeting. Most of our board has agreed to serve for another year and will be including on the election slate. The membership may also vote on two new Board Positions if we can find the right volunteers: Marketing Director & Development Director. If you are interesting in filling one of those positions contact Don or Linda.
The committee is also looking for people to work on our active committees who do so much of the important work of the organization. We're looking for Committee Chairpersons and Committee Members. The committees include: Studio Tour, Fine Art Festival. Member Shows, Special Events, Scholarship and Development. If you are interested in joining the Board or Committees, contact Linda Smith or Don Lawson.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS TO EDHAA!
Linda Smoot - Acrylics, Oils, Pencil Drawing, Ceramics
Membership renewals for 2024 are now being accepted. Any member applications from Oct-Dec will be good through all of 2024. Download the application from the Membership Page.
The 1st Annual EDHAA Fine Art Festival, presented in cooperation with the EDH Library and Friends of the Library Foundation, was a fantastic day of great Art, great music, wonderful food, and wonderful fun for the whole family! On October 14th twenty-five artists displayed their work, got great feedback from their visitors and sales were good. Yes a lot of great things happened, including great weather! To see photos of the event got to our Facebook and Instagram pages.
For a complete description of the event and the participating artists go to 1st Fine Art Festival 2023 Page
Member Show at Bank of America Gallery
at Harris Center Opened on October 20.
Forty-one Member Artists are showing their work at the , Harris Center, Folsom Lake College. This juried show represents the selection of a single piece of extraordinary art from each artist. The show will run through December 10th. Awards were given in 2D and 3D categories, and Best of Show. To see who won the awards and photos from the artists' reception go to Harris Center Show 2023
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 will have a holiday theme. Paint your favorite holiday vision and bring it to the Pot-luck dinner meeting in December!
THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
Hi EDHAA members,
This year is racing by. It’s already October 1st and we’ve accomplished so much in 9 short months!
Kudos to the EDHAA Board. We couldn’t have achieved so much without the 2023 Board: V.P.- Linda Smith, Treasurer- Bob Anderson, Sec. Alison Yeadon, Membership- Sandy Allie, Webmaster/ Editors- JoElla Allen & Bob Anderson , Special Events Coordinators- Tim Midboe & Don Lawson. OK, Here’s What We've Done!:
- Amazing Demonstrations. Thanks to all the amazing demonstrators generously shared their skills & expertise with our members at our monthly meetings (we’re looking forward to Linda Nunes in Oct. and Sue Chapman in Nov.
- A Successful Studio Tour. The 2023 Studio Tour was a huge success (as always), thanks to Bonita Gohler and everyone who served on her committee and to all the talented artists who participated.
- Teaching at the Senior Center. Three of our members volunteered to teach at the Senior Center. Thanks so much to Richard Gilmore, Ron Robidoux and Oranne Eichorn for sharing you time and talent with our seniors!
- New Meeting Location. We’ve been blessed to have a wonderful location for our monthly meetings at the EDH Library, thanks to Jan Robins ( head librarian).
- Creation of the Fine Arts Festival. We were double blessed with our relationship with the library when Jan and the Friends of the Library Foundation partnered with us to host the 1st annual Fine Arts Festival. It promises to be a phenomenal event that includes so many wonderful artists from EDHAA, FAA & PAA with a kids interactive art section, food trucks and great music!
- Member Show at Bank of America Gallery. Thanks to Marisa Sayago for giving us the opportunity to have our 2023 Membership Show in the prestigious Harris Center, and to Tim Midboe for organizing it and all of our talented members who entered. I know it will be an amazing show of which we will be proud. Marisa will also be judging the show.
- New Scholarship Focus. Marisa has also volunteered to get the Folsom College Art Dept. to assist in selection of an art student for our 2023 Scholarship recipient.
Why am I going on about all of our accomplishments now? Because it’s October. and time to select our 2024 Board of Directors and the Chairpersons who will assist them to insure that 2024 will continue with the momentum we've created this year. We have welcomed many eager new members to our association and are optimistic that with everyone’s help it promises to be an excellent new year!
Linda is filling in for me in October, because I’ll be in Egypt with my family. I know there’s lots going on, that I’m sorry to miss, but it will be a very busy and amazing month. See you in November.
Thanks to everyone for an excellent year!
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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