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Here is a sampling of activities for 2015!

Check our newsletter or blog for further information.

February 7, 2015 (SATURDAY) Potluck Brunch and Informal Critique Lets get together for fun, food, and painting advice! All SPS members are invited to an informal potluck at the Cameron Park home of Susan Levitsky. Arrive at 10:00 a.m. to enjoy good food, artist camaraderie, the chance to get some input from the group on your paintings* (bring 1-2, finished or unfinished), plus the opportunity to check out art-related educational DVDs (bring yours to share). Last years brunch was a HUGE success. Contact Susan Levitsky to let her know you are coming. Phone: 530-676-0781, Email:

March 22, 2015 (Sunday) 1:00 PM General Membership Meeting with Demonstration by Annie Murphy-Robinson. 1 PM. JOIN US at the El Dorado Senior Center Building, El Dorado, CA to catch up on the SPS News and see artist Annie Murphy-Robinsons pastel demonstration! Annie earned her MA at CSU Sacramento, several Teaching Credentials (including art), and a BFA from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. She has also had her works displayed in numerous solo and group art shows, a long list of received Awards, and recently received the 2014 Best In Show at the California State Fair. Bring your camera, your note pad/pen and your artist friend 900 Lassen Lane, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762br />

March 28, 2015 Paint Out Event in Folsom 10 AM to 2 PM with critique afterwards -- If you love to paint plein air, join Lorna Sheveland at Negro Bar State Park in Folsom on Saturday, March 28th at 10:00 am. The area has picnic tables, wonderful water views, towering cliffs, water birds, nice toilets and lots of parking (meet at the parking lot by the boat launch area). There will be fresh muffins waiting for you. Well paint till 2pm or so including a friendly and helpful critique. If it rains, well wait until the Paint Out at Newcastle in April. Lets pack up our gear and paint! If youd like to come, please call or email organizer Lorna Sheveland at 916-747-6612 or email at to get more directions and get on the muffin list!

April 18, 2015 (SATURDAY) 3rd Annual SPS Paint-Out at Sinclair Ranch Paint out at a ranch with lots of animals, a large pond, fruit trees, pastures, farm equipment, barn and out-buildings. Time and Location: 9am to 4pm, Sinclair Ranch, 647 Lozanos Road, Newcastle, CA. Contact: Pat Stoddard Aragon, SPS President (530) 503-5779.

May 6, 2015 PAA/SPS Paint Out Event Placerville Placerville, CA is the date to enter on your calendar now! The PAA and SPS are both invited to 710 Sierra Drive, Placerville (GPS Address). There is covered patio space as well as the outside views and lamas, goats, deer, & perhaps a chicken or two! Parking is minimal so if anyone can carpool from the city pool or Catholic Church parking lots that would be great. The owner wants to remind you to please bring your own chairs, etc.. The address for the GPS is 710 Sierra Drive, Placerville.

June 28, 2015 (SUNDAY), General Membership Meeting

July 13-17, Summer Membership Show 2015

September 15, 2015 Applications due for Signature Status Review Application

September 27, 2015 (SUNDAY), General Membership Meeting and Demonstration by Dug Waggoner 1 pm.
El Dorado Senior Center, El Dorado Hills, CA

October 27th-November 21st. 4th Biennial Signature Membership Show 2015 See details on the show.

HOLIDAY PARTY, December 2015 date to be scheduled

AUGUST 2016. 11th Juried International Exhibition PASTELS ON HIGH (POH) To be held at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center in Carmichael, CA. Juror: Gerald Boyd.

AUGUST 2016. A Pastel Portrait Workshop with Gerald Boyd will coincide with the POH show.

Sierra Pastel Society