Members Classes & Events 2023

Folsom Arts Association

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2024 Membership Dues

Last year, FAA amended its membership year, so that memberships now run from January through December each year. New members and members can register on-line. We have also implemented an additional on-line payment option for members who do not use PayPal; and payment by mailed check, or cash in person at a membership meeting are also accepted. Memberships not renewed by the end of February will lapse.

Membership benefits include a list of activities all year long! The FAA Board recently enacted an increase of $5 to our annual dues. For 2024, memberships are $30 for individuals / $45 for families – still a great bargain for all.

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Folsom Arts Association - Variation of a Theme Challenge

October "Van Gogh" Challenge

Variation of a Theme – October Challenge

We are excited to announce October’s challenge. Pick "any" Van Gogh artwork and interpret it in any medium and style you prefer.

We will share the artwork at the October artist demonstration.

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Variation of a Theme - Seal Challenge

August "Seal" Challenge

Variation of a Theme – August Challenge

After our last Variation of a Theme challenge, we ask our members for ideas for the next challenge. We are excited to announce that the image for the August challenge is from Tim Midboe. We can wait for your interpretation of this seal in any medium and style you prefer.

Variations on a Theme: An image is presented to the group and each artist paints it based on their interpretation and style. We will share the artwork at the August artist demonstration.

Copies of the seal were distributed at the July "Show and Tell" social. Download the image from here or via the Staying Connect Facebook page.

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Folsom Arts Association - Artist Demonstration

Joyce Martin - Oil Painting Workshop

Painting Landscapes from Photos
Saturday & Sunday, May 7 & 8
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Placerville

Instruction is to focus on developing the skills of painting and personal style and to inspire artistic enthusiasm. We will use a step-by-step process of using inspiration from photo references, not to copy. There will be lessons with activities, demonstrations, practice during individual painting time, and review critiques.

Click for workshop details. Contact Joyce Martin to register.

Variation on a Theme - Spring Challenge

April "Dreams of Spring" Challenge

Congratulations to Leo Songco for his winning rendition of the dreams of spring challenge!

View the images from April's challenge!

You spoke - we listened! (details)

Variation on a Theme - Kitty Challenge

January "Little Kitty" Challenge

Congratulations to Lori Anderson for her winning rendition of the little kitty challenge!

View the images from the first challenge!

At the December 2023 Holiday Gathering, members were asked to share their ideas on how the FAA could help broaden their experiences. You spoke - we listened, and as a result, the FAA will implement its first suggestion - "Variation on a Theme."

You spoke - we listened! (details)

Folsom Arts Association

Membership Modification

Hello FAA Members and Friends,

Membership modification starting January 1, 2023

For the convenience of our members, the FAA Board of Directors has amended the FAA bylaws to modify our membership year. To simplify the renewal process going forward, we have decided that all membership fees will be due in January of each year, regardless of when you joined during the year. Please read the full post for details.

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to your continuing participation. For membership details, please visit Join the FAA, For questions, please contact Annie O’Connell, Membership Chair.

El Dorado Hills Arts Association and Folsom Arts Association

Fine Art Festival

El Dorado Hills Arts Association in partnership with the El Dorado Hills Library and ​Friends of The Library Foundation presents the first annual Fine Art Festival.

Saturday, October 14
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
El Dorado Hills Public Library

Twelve FAA Members will be showing their work at the event. Be sure to stop by and say "Hello!"

FAA Art Camp - May 2023

FAA Art Camp

ART CAMP Registration
October 6-8, 2023
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Folsom Lake College – Art Lab

Open to current FAA Members only*

You must be 18 years or older to attend.  First come, first served, maximum of 15 artists.

*If you are not a current FAA member, we’d love for you to join the association and sign up for camp.
Check your status by visiting the Members Directory.

Legion of Honor, San Francisco - Sargent and Spain - Folsom Arts Association bus trip

Sargent and Spain - Bus Trip

April 4, 2023
Sargent and Spain
Legion of Honor, San Francisco

Churches, coastlines, gardens, royal palaces, dancing — vibrant works by painter John Singer Sargent (1856 – 1925) immerse you in the rich culture of Spain. This exhibition, in its exclusive West coast stop, is the first to explore the influence of Spanish culture on Sargent’s dynamic visual practice.

Folsom Parks & Recreation Printmaking Exploration Classes by Jeanine Robb

Printmaking Workshop

Jeanine Robb will be teaching a printmaking workshop, "Printmaking Exploration," through Folsom Parks and Recreation starting in January 2023. Three Wednesday night sessions are available:

January 11-February 8, 2023
February 22-March 22, 2023
April 12- May 10, 2023

Sessions run 6:00-8:30 p.m. For more information and registration, go to:

Sheri Hoeger - The Green Room in Placerville, CA

Sheri Hoeger

Join Sheri for her art show at The Green Room Social Club on Saturday, March 18, is Placerville. The reception is from 4-6 p.m.

The Green Room art and music venue - 251 Main Street in Downtown Placerville:

For more information contact Sheri Hoeger.

de Young Museum - Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs

Ramses the Great - Bus Trip

We are excited to announce our first bus trip after a 2-year hiatus due to the pandemic!

January 24, 2023
Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs
de Young Museum, San Francisco

Variation on a Theme - Spring Challenge

You Spoke – We Listened!

In January, we introduced the idea of presenting an image our members could use to inspire art. In our first challenge, twenty members accepted the challenge of their interpretation of a portrait of a kitten. In April, our image hoped to inspire Dreams of Spring! Twenty-one members accepted the challenge. What a perfect way to start the season! Our third challenge was even better. Enjoy the seals on the home page featured scroll!

Images from the August seal challenge - see the home page featured scroll!
Images from April's Dreams of Spring
Images from January's Portrait of a Kitten

Autumn's Bounty Members' Show - Folsom Arts Association

The Gallery at 48 Natoma

The Gallery at 48 Natoma has brought high-quality, original art exhibits to our community since 2007. Most of the art on display is available for sale.

The Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom

Main Gallery
September 8 to November 8, 2023
Glass, Paper, Scissors
Katie Shulte, Nataly Tikhomirov, Sandra Mollon

Community Gallery
September 1 to November 8, 2023
Folsom Arts Association
Members' Show - Autumn's Bounty

Opening Reception
Friday, September 8, from 6-8 p.m.

5th Annual Handblown Glass Pumpkin Patch
October 14 and 15, from 10-5 p.m.
Art Center at 48 Natoma.

Open to the public.

The Gallery at 48 Natoma is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m.

For questions, contact the gallery at 916-461-6611 or

Folsom Arts Association - Member's Show
FAA Members' Show - Autumn's Bounty
September 1 to November 8, 2023
Community Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom

Registration is closed.
We have 41 2D and 6 3D artwork - it's going to be a great show!

The show will be juried in two categories:  2D and 3D, with prizes for each category.
1st Place $100 - 2nd Place $75 - 3rd Place $50
Honorable Mention Ribbon

We are excited to announce an excellent opportunity for our members: The 2023 Annual Juried Folsom Arts Association Members' Show at The Gallery at 48 Natoma from September 1 to November 8!

Show details.

Folsom Parks Recreation - Folsom Art Center

Now Hiring - Art Instructor

Make a difference in the arts! The Folsom Art Center at 48 Natoma seeks a painting instructor specializing in intermediate/advanced acrylics. The contracted position will have a Thursday morning, a once-a-week class that is currently scheduled.

If you have experience teaching adult students, please contact Cindy Abraham at 916-461-6611 or

Rose Tattoo by Tim Midboe

43rd PBS KVIE Art Auction 2023

FAA is proud to note that 18 of our members have had their artworks accepted into the 2023 KVIE Art Auction. The event promotes tremendous publicity throughout Northern California – printed brochures and photos on the KVIE website, including a description. All works are on display to the public at the KVIE campus in Sacramento for a whole month in the late summer. The pinnacle of the auction is on air, where your work is shown on television, and the on-air talent narrates the artist and a description of the artwork and the background.

PBS KVIE Art Auction
Friday, Sept. 29,  7 PM - 10 PM
Saturday, Sept. 30, Noon - 10 PM
Sunday, Oct. 1, 10 AM - 8 PM

For details, visit the PBS KVIE Art Auction website.

Opening Sacramento Office - Big Day Savings

Big Day of Giving Art Show

LSS of Northern California invites you to an art show and grand opening celebration of their new Sacramento office on Big Day of Giving.

May 4 from 12-6 p.m.
2450 Alhambra Blvd in Sacramento

If any Folsom artists wish to donate a painting to this wonderful charity, please call Karen Cogan at 916-397-5780.

Folsom Arts Association

El Dorado Hills Arts Association

Art Studio Tour 2023
May 20-21 from 10 a.m. to 5  p.m.

Two Days - Saturday and Sunday
14 Locations - 40 Artists
Visit the EDHAA website for details.

A preview of the tour is on display in the Community Gallery at the Galley at 48 Natoma in Folsom from April 7 to June 13.

​ Open to the public.