Our group is working with the Placer County Fair again this year and has been given the task of filling up Johnson Hall on Sunday, June 23 ONLY, under the theme of “Placer Place”.
As part of this project, Fair organizers have asked us to work with local organizations who are interested in themselves during the Fair in “Placer Place”. The Fair takes place on June 21-24 at “The Grounds” in Roseville.  The expected crowd for Sunday is 5,000.
You will be required to have some sort of children's activity at your booth and be open the entire time from 12-10 p.m.
Please fill out the following information. We will be choosing 8-10 vendors form the applications received.  There is no charge for having this booth. Deadline to submit this application is Wednesday, May 29, 2019. The selection committee will inform perspective vendors of their decision no later than May 20, 2019 and follow up with detailed information for accepted vendors.

In addition, we have agreed to help the Fair staff certain areas of the Fair for the entire four days, Thursday through Sunday.  The pay would be a $40 stipend for a five hour shift, but you would also receive a T Shirt, Goodie Bag and free admission to the Fair.  To see a complete list of these opportunities please go to:




The Arts Council of Placer County will be holding it's annual Gala on Friday, August 9, 2019 at Johnson Hall @The Grounds in Roseville.  As the designated Arts partner for Placer County and the California Arts Council, ACPC acts as a major supporter for ALL artists and arts organizations in Placer County.  Funds raised through this fundraiser go to support the Community Arts Grants programs.  Each of the past two years, the organization has been able to disperse over $80,000 in grants each year. 

ACPC is soliciting applications for the privilege of providing the "signature" cocktail for this year's event from a local restaurant or bar.  To be eligible to be awarded this honor, you must complete this application, and be available for a "public vote" with tastes of the cocktail on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 3-6 p.m. at the Rocklin Hacker Lab (tastes will only be by dipping a straw into the cocktail.  Expected attendance is 125-150 people, but you will probably only have to make a dozen or so cocktails for the competition).  The public vote will determine the winner.

The theme of this year's event is "Vaudeville" and the time period is from the 1900-1930's.

  The winning bar/restaurant will receive the following:

  • 60 Signature cocktails will be sold at the Gala that also include their logo on the souvenir glass
  • 6 signature glasses given to the winner
  • 2 tickets to the Gala ($100 value)
  • Logo recognition on the website, programs and social media, as well as signage at the event. 

Selected winner is not expected to actually pour the cocktails at the event, but is welcome to if they wish.  They just need to share the recipe and train our selected bartender on the process.

26th Annual Placer Artists Studios Tour - Student Registration

Students are being given the chance to register for this year's Studios Tour by applying here, with a chance for the following benefits:

  • 10 Students will be chosen to receive a "scholarship" for the Tour, giving them free entry and a spot in an existing Studio.
  • Of these 10 students, the following awards will also be given out, based on an interview and an evaluation of the student's body of work.  $100 (First Place), $50 (Second Place), $25 (Third Place).

The deadline to register is Sunday, September 8, 2019.  Eligible students will then be contacted for an interview for the week of September 9, 2019.  Successful applicants will receive notification the week of September 16, 2019.  All University and College students, and High School Seniors (graduating in 2019 or starting their Senior Year in Fall of 2019) are eligible.

This year’s tour will take place November 8-10, 2019 Friday through Sunday, one weekend only, with the Saturday  before, November 2, 2019 kicking off with a special event TBA.   In addition, we will once again plan on several "Preview" Shows at various locations leading up to the Tour weekend. We will cut the amount of "summer" preview shows dramatically.  Currently we have the following venues booked for Preview Shows and venues, with an exact schedule TBA:


  • Flower Farm, Loomis - Summer
  • Placer County Fair, Roseville - June 20-23, 2019
  • Hacker Lab, Rocklin (Taste of the Tour) - Mandatory Participation required - October, November
  • Gold Country Fair, Auburn, September 5-8, 2019
  • Roseville Galleria, October, November 2019
  • Ethan Cohen Gallery (Taste of the Tour) - Mandatory Participation required - October, November
  • Embellishments Studio, Auburn (Distribution point only, not Preview Show)


  Our goal once again is to involve our Artists as much as possible in the process, be as fair as we can to everyone, and present the very best experience we can for all involved.
The advisory committee has taken the feedback we received from both artists and attendees to develop the criteria and structure for this year's tour.
The advisory committee consists of:
Helen Phillips, Tour Founder
Janet Nicholson, Artist and 25 year participant on the Tour
Karen Killebrew, ACPC Board Member and former Tour Coordinator
Rosie Stilwell, Marketing Distribution Coordinator and former Tour Coordinator
Janet Paehlig, ACPC Ambassador Chairperson and Artist on the Tour

ACPC Team that will be working on the Tour:


  • ACPC Executive Director Jim Crosthwaite
  • ACPC Artist Engagement Producer Trisa Swerdlow
  • ACPC Marketing Coordinator Lemon Tree Agency, Patrick and Laura Storm
  • ACPC Graphic Designer Darci Frank
  • ACPC Community Liaison and 2019 Tour Coordinator Keiko Kim Parker

 ·       Entry is open to all artists living or working in Placer County, and all art mediums, including persons with disabilities, senior artists and emergent artists.  
 ·       Participating artists will assure that all work is original, displays excellent craftsmanship and portrays the heart and spirit of the artist.  All work should be well-conceived and expertly executed and show the mark of the artist’s originality.
 ·        Pieces that are 100% assembled from purchased material may be included if they meet these criteria.  
 ·        All accepted artists MUST submit three pieces to the "Taste of the Tour" preview shows at the Hacker Lab and Ethan Cohen Gallery.  One accepted piece will be on display at each show, with the possibility of the third piece also being on display in either place.  All artists who are accepted to the Galleria preview show must provide docent hours, and will be credited for volunteer time.
 ·         The artist must be closely and thoroughly involved with the production of each article except for works of original design that require out of studio production (for example: rubber stamps, reproduction of prints or greeting cards, or cast jewelry, all of which must be made from the artist’s original work).
 ·         Only work like that included in this application can be exhibited and all work exhibited must be of the same quality as that accepted.  A major change of media or style will require submission of the work to be accepted.  In the case where more than one medium is involved, all work must be reconsidered at the same time
 ·         Categories that are not acceptable include commercial kits and commercially available plans.


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