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DO YOU WANT TO SEE AN ARTS CENTER IN AMADOR COUNTY? A citizen-led group called "Arts Vision Amador" wants to know what you want! Please complete this survey:
CALL FOR ARTISTS: SUTTER CREEK GALLERY is looking for a few local artists to join the cooperative. If you paint, draw, photograph, sculpt or create other fine art, contact either Judy Day (223-1347; or Sandra Campbell (296-1779; for details. All artwork needs to be juried into the gallery and applicants must be willing to work two days each month.
ATTENTION ARTISTS: VOLCANO GALLERY WEST - Located across the street from the St. George Hotel, Volcano Gallery West is rented to artists by the week or weekend. Artists may show alone or with friends.
  Artists who have shown at the gallery include Ree McLaughlin Brown, Anje Olmstead, Danette Jones, Sheila Keer, Donna Chapman, the Sexton sisters and more. Enjoy the relaxed but interesting street scene, and the very convenient art-hanging system. We have all of September available! Rates negotiable for emerging artists.
  For more information, e-mail or visit their web site at:
CALL TO ARTISTS: Elk Grove Fine Arts Center: 6th Annual Open Fine Art Competition
CALL TO ARTISTS: AMADOR COUNTY COLORING BOOK PROJECT - Nina Machado, Executive Director of First 5 is organizing a coloring book for adults that will contain drawings of Amador County landmarks and scenes. She is looking for local artists to do the sketches. The format will be 8 ½ x 11, with drawings expected to be mostly horizontal but will consider vertical as well. This project is intended to raise funds for art in our county schools. Nina is looking to have 500 printed for a cost of $5.00 plus and sell for $20.00. Funds will be handled by the Community Foundation and a local printer will be used. There may be some funds available to the artists for supplies.
NOTE: Plain white paper is best, try to avoid folding or wrinkling the originals. The darker the lines the better for scanning. A good black pen or dark pencil will be OK.
In order to prevent duplication of scenes, artists will need to contact Nina with their ideas. Either call 257-1092 or email
If you are interested or have questions, please contact Nina.

CALL TO ARTISTS - Gold Country Artists Gallery invites talented artists working in all media to submit an application to join our gallery. Jewelry artists and artists working in 3D (ceramicists, woodturners, etc.) are particularly encouraged to apply.
To find out more about this opportunity, stop by our gallery, located on Main Street in Placerville. We’re open every day from 10-6. You can also call us during business hours.
Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main Street, Placerville, CVA 95667
Call 530-642-2944.

SUTTER CREEK GALLERY has taken over the space below the gallery and can now offer it for workshops. For further information, contact:
Judy Day (; 223-1347)
Wendy Rogers (; 296-2345) 

ART IN PUBLIC PLACES - The Amador County Artist Association (ACAA) has several benefits to being a member, one of those being Art in Public Places, where the artist can get regular exposure to build a reputation and occasionally make a sale with no commission fees. This program also gives the location the opportunity to be known for original art on their walls and to promote awareness of original art. The exhibits rotate every 2 months.
Our current locations include Rosebud’s Cafe (downtown Jackson); the Superior Court of CA, County of Amador; American River Bank; Amador Senior Center; Sierra Eye Care; Amador Residential Care; Jackson Paint Spot; and Castle Oaks Golf Club in Ione. Currently, the program has a good balance of artists to locations. New artists and locations are always welcome. If you would like more information, contact Colleen Williams, Committee Chairperson, or (209) 295-2877.
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Painting by Ted Smith
"Five Pears" by Sandra Campbell
"Canna" by Sandra Campbell
Sunset - Photography by Alex Wiser
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After much consideration, the ACAA went ahead with its scheduled studio tour September 19 and 20. A decision was made by the artists to donate half of the proceeds from the raffle, usually earmarked for the scholarship fund, to the Butte Fire Disaster Relief Fund administered through the Amador Community Foundation.
This resulted in a record yield for the raffle. Along with additional funds from individual artists,
ACAA President Judy Day and Open Studios Chair Karen Crane
presented a check to ACF for $900.00. 
Karen stated, “I am so proud of the open hearted generosity of our artist group!
Thank you all for your full participation in Open Studios,
despite the chaotic circumstances, and for your desire and willingness to contribute.”