Members Classes & Events 2024

August Art Challenge - Georgia O'Keeffe

August 2024 Art Challenge – Georgia O'Keeffe

Get ready for an exciting challenge! Let’s draw inspiration from the incredible Georgia O’Keeffe, a pioneering American modernist artist whose work captivated audiences for seven decades.

Create your own interpretation of her style, focusing on natural forms like flowers or desert landscapes. Embrace your artistic flair and showcase your unique talent.

All artwork images are due August 7. Please bring your artwork to share at the August 8 artist demonstration.

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Folsom Arts Association - Wayne Thiebaud Challenge

Karen Keys

Congratulations to Karen Keys on her upcoming art events!

Natural Wonders, Placer Arts Tour: July 5-21
Reception: July 10 from 4-7 p.m.
General Gomez Arts
808 Lincoln Way in Auburn

Blue Line Arts Membership Medley: July 13 to August 24
Reception: July 20 from 5-7 p.m.
Blue Line Arts
405 Vernon Street in Roseville

Murer House & Gardens in Folsom

Plein Air Paint-out

Thursday, May 23, 2024
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Historic Murer House and Gardens in Folsom

Celebrate Spring/Summer with fellow artists at the next Plein Air Paint-out. This is a non-teaching event; we are there to experience painting on location, not to produce a masterpiece. We are there to have fun! Members can email Carol Quinn to RSVP.

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Art Challenge - Henri Matisse Challenge

May 2024 Art Challenge – Henri Matisse

We are excited to announce May’s art challenge. Pick any Henri Matisse artwork and interpret it in any medium and style you prefer.

Matisse's "mastery of the expressive language of colour and drawing, displayed in a body of work spanning over a half-century, won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art.”

All artwork images are due May 7. We will share the artwork at the May 9 artist demonstration.

Learn more online.

Rite of Spring by Carol Qjuinn

Plein Air Paint-out

Wednesday, March 20, 2024
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Boeger Winery

Celebrate Spring with fellow artists at the beautiful Boeger Winery in Placerville on Wednesday, March 20, from 9:30 a.m. and ending around 1:30 p.m. This is a non-teaching event; we are there to experience painting on location, not to produce a masterpiece, and mostly to have fun. Members can email Carol Quinn to RSVP.

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66th Annual Kiwanis Club Art Fiesta

A Call for Artists has been issued for the 66th Annual Kiwanis Club Art Fiesta, to be held at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center in Sacramento on June 1 and 2. This is a juried fine art show with high-quality standards that draws great crowds (more than 1,700 visitors last year from all around the Sacramento area).  The venue is a secured indoor location, with great amenities and parking near Sacramento State College.

More information about the Fiesta is available online. Click for a copy of the application. There is space for just 77 artists, with booth assignments on a first-come basis – so don’t delay if you are interested.

This information was brought to FAA’s attention by FAA member Chris Hedges.  Members participating for the first time are encouraged to note (on their application) that Chris Hedges is the artist who referred them.

Gold Country Artists Gallery

Call for Artists

The Gold Country Artists Gallery is looking for artists to join their beautiful gallery.

Apply online:

Gold Country Artists Gallery
379 Main Street
Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 642-2944

January Art Challenge - Wayne Thiebaud

February 2024 Art Challenge – Wayne Thiebaud

Are you up for the challenge?

The subject of this quarter’s Art Challenge is Wayne Thiebaud, one of the Sacramento area’s most renowned artists. Members are challenged to either replicate* a Thiebaud work of art or to emulate his style with your own composition.

All artwork images are due February 6. We will share the artwork at the February 8 artist demonstration.

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Craig Stephens – Practical Color Mixing for Oil Painting Workshop

Classes & Events

Our  “Classes & Events" webpage provides information on classes, workshops, calls for artists, and other art-related events that may be of interest to our members, including:

If you have classes, events, or other art-related activities you would like to share with our members, please send your information to

FAA Spring/Summer Members’ Show - May 10 to August 18, 2024

FAA Spring/Summer Members’ Show

May 10 to August 18, 2024
Bank of America Gallery
Harris Center at Folsom Lake College

Great show. Congratulations to all participating artists!

Folsom Lake College’s Free Little Art Gallery (FLAG) project

Miniature Art

We are excited to announce a new, possibly ongoing, member-participation activity: Creating and Donating Mini-Art in support of Folsom Lake College's Free Little Art Gallery (FLAG) project.

A mini “gallery” is housed in the college library, as a space to display tiny art of all kinds – paintings, drawings, sculpture, collage, kinetic works, sewn or crocheted artifacts, tiny zines – whatever you can imagine and create.  Only restriction – no larger than 3” x 3” x 3”.

Free mini art canvasses are available at the FAA monthly demos to members who wish to participate. Bring your finished artwork to our monthly demo - which we'll collect and deliver to the college. You can also drop off your artwork at the College Library, the Equity Center, or the Innovation Center (10 College Parkway in Folsom). Works will be displayed for a week(ish), and then made available for members of the college community to take home.

We will continue this activity for at least the next three months, at which time we will assess whether there is sufficient interest to keep it going.

Congratulations Mary Russell on your Cal Expo entry

Bus Trip

No July Bus Trip – Having surveyed our members, the FAA Board has concluded that there wasn’t sufficient interest in a trip to the Nevada Museum of Art to see the Maynard Dixon exhibit.  We will continue to monitor upcoming exhibits in regional museums – the Bay Area seems to garner the most interest – and will strive to get a Bus Trip back onto our agenda later this year.

1st Annual Art Festival on April 20 - Burke Junction

Springtime at the Junction - Call for Artists

1st Annual Art Festival
Saturday, April 20, 2024
11 AM to 4 PM
Burke Junction in Cameron Park

To participate in the Spring Art Festival, email, for information.

Shared by FAA Member, Tracy Lauth

Crocker Museum - Fletcher Benton Sculpture - Folsom Arts Association

Bus Trip

Thursday, April 4, 2024
8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento
and the
Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, Davis

Enjoy the comradery of fellow artists and art lovers while visiting two local gems: the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento and the Manetti Shrem in Davis. Leave the driving and parking hassles to the driver!

Bus Trip – Canceled.

Gallery 360 - Art Resin Workshop

Art Studio 360 in Placerville

One-day resin workshop on four consecutive dates in July – July 3, 10, 17, and 24 [same workshop repeats on each date].

Contact the studio for more information …. 530-295-0360.

Call to Artist - EDHAA Fine Art Festival, October 19, 2024

Call to Artists - Fine Art Festival 2024

El Dorado Arts Association – 2nd Annual El Dorado Fine Art Festival
October 19, 2024
EDH Library parking lot and in the Community Room of the Library
7455 Silva Valley Parkway, El Dorado Hills

Application Deadline is August 2

Folsom Arts Association - Cosumnes Spring Flow by Robert Anderson

Art Camp

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Folsom Lake College – Art Lab

Revised schedule – Click for details

January 19, 20, 21
March 8, 9, 10
June 21, 22, 23
August 2, 3, 4
October 4, 5, 6

El Dorado Hills Arts Association

EDHAA Spring Studio Tour 2024

May 4th & 5th – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Join EDHAA for their 16th Annual self-guided Art Studio Tour through artists’ studios in El Dorado Hills, Folsom, Shingle Springs, and Rescue. Visit local artists at 15 locations, including Gallery 48 Natoma (diverse artwork in all disciplines, including Oil, Acrylic, Pastel, Watercolor, Sculpture, Ceramic, Wood, Jewelry, and Mixed Media.)

Learn more online.

Reflections by Jo Ella Allen

El Dorado Hill Assistance League Garden Tour

The El Dorado Hills Assistance League is inviting selected local artists to paint on-site en plein air this Spring, during their annual El Dorado Hills Garden Tour. This event is a major fundraiser for programs the League sponsors for local children and elderly members of the community.

There are five garden locations, drawing around 800 visitors each year. Invited artists may also bring a few artworks available for sale. The event is scheduled for June 1 and 2.

Interested artists should contact JoElla Allen at:, or may call her at 925-783-6283.

Cristina Arizmendi - Date Night Wheel Throwing on March 1, 2024

Date Night Wheel Throwing Class

New FAA Member Cristina Arizmendi

For questions regarding her work and classes, pleaswe contact Cristina at


Sacramento Fine Arts Watercolor Class with Professor Dongfeng Li

Contact Cindy Farmer to register: 916-749-9970

Posted on behalf of FAA Honorary Member Barbara Otey

Cristina Arizmendi- Wheel Throwing Class on January 24, 2024

Wheel Throwing Class

New FAA Member Cristina Arizmendi

For questions about her work and classes, please contact Cristina at


Folsom Arts Association

Join the FAA

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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