Art Classes, Workshops, Shows & Events

Featuring Members of the Folsom Arts Association

PAA Plein Air Paint-out

Placerville Arts Association * Plein Air Paint-out on January 23, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

High Hill Ranch, most visited Apple Hill Farm in Placerville. Address: 2901 High Hill Road, Placerville 95667. Click for details.

For information, contact Tracy Lauth
Phone: 530-344-6330

Janeen Meyer-Johanson

Congratulations Janeen! * Style Magazine COVER December 2018

Janeen’s art is used commercially in Folsom and can be found on 120+ banners and posters all along Folsom’s main streets – Folsom Historic District, Folsom Dam Road, City Hall, Outlet Mall, the Palladio, and more. Her thick texture of her palette knife gives the images a ‘POP’ effect that are very popular with Folsom residents.

Once again, Janeen’s artwork was on display throughout downtown Folsom (Sutter Street) and as the Style Magazine COVER for December 2018. Congratulations Janeen!

For information, contact Janeen Meyer-Johnson

Sutter Street Artist Gallery

Sutter Street Artist Gallery * located inside the Bag Lady Boutique in Historic Folsom

FAA members are showing their ART at the Sutter Street Artist Gallery located inside the Bag Lady Boutique in old Folsom. Stop by the boutique and enjoy handbags, clothes, accessories and ART!

Second Saturday Artists Reception – every second Saturday of each month from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Join the artists for an evening at the gallery.

Style Magazine Folsom / El Dorado Hills * Congratulations to the Sutter Street Artist Gallery, Reader’s Choice #1 Favorite Art Gallery for 2018 (2017, 2016 and 2015 too!).


Folsom Art Center - Second Saturday

Folsom Art Center at 48 Natoma – Second Saturday Art Workshops

Second Saturday Art Workshops – learn a new craft or explore a new art technique or media. A variety of workshops are offered each month, as well as open studio time for current Art Center students. Visit the City of Folsom’s Winter/Spring 2019 Rec Guide for details:

January 12: Sketch for Ideas, Draw for Understanding with Juan Pena
February 9: Mixed Media Collage with Kaaren Poole
March 9: Painting with Pastels with Vicki Foote
April 13: It’s All About Color-Bouncing with Oil Paints with Jenny Briggs

Contact Folsom Parks & Recreation, Art Center for more information – 916-461-6601

Folsom Focus Photography 2018

The Folsom Arts Association is excited to announce Folsom Focus Photography Contest 2018 * November 12, 2018 to January 10, 2019 at The Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom

Two Age Groups: 15 years of age and under or 16 years of age and older
Five Categories: Folsom Outdoors, Folsom People, Urban Scenes of Folsom, Cell Phone Photography,  Macro Photography

Contact: Kelly Howell at
Kelly Howell, Photographer

Gallery at 48 Natoma

The Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom is excited to announce the next exhibit, Home for the Holidays – the exhibit runs November 16, 2018 to January 10, 2019.

The Gallery at 48 Natoma hosts a free public reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 16 for the new exhibit featuring paintings by Rod Williams, photography by Boni Canning, and dioramas by Judith Monroe. The Community Exhibition Gallery will feature entries in the annual Folsom Focus Photography Contest. The evening includes live music and light refreshments.

The Folsom Art Center hosts the annual fine art holiday sale during the exhibit reception. Gallery guests are invited to browse the variety of arts and crafts and shop for holiday gifts.

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday-Wednesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Call for weekend hours 916-461-6601
Visit the Gallery at 48 Natoma website for more information

Murer House in Folsom

Murer House in Folsom * Always something to do!

FREE monthly Docent-led tours – 1st Saturday of each month, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Italian Cooking Classes – view a list of classes
Italian Language Classes – view a list of classes
Bocce Ball – learn more

2019 Calendar of Events
Camellia Day – February 24
Bulb Show Day – March 3
Rose Day – April 7
Festa Dinner – April TBD
Italy on Wheels – May 5
Lavender Day – June 1
Downton Abbey Tea – September 29
Bocce Tournament – November 3

Contact Cindy Baker for information

Kirk Miller

Kirk Miller * Art Studio and Gallery * Stop by during any session to see the new studio!

Learning to Paint in Oils
Tuesday or Thursday sessions from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Wednesday sessions from 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Simultaneous instruction in drawing, composition, color, harmony & mixing, in all styles of painting, according to the interests of the student. “Creativision” (creativity & learning to see the way an artist does) is emphasized, to develop the potential of each student to produce fine work from the beginning of instruction. Click for more information.

Contact Kirk for more information – 916-989-1977
Kirk Miller Art Studio:

Kaaren Krueger

Kaaren Krueger * El Dorado Hills Arts Association “Holiday Pop-up Art Gallery

November 3-4, 2018 from 10 am to 5 pm
St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church
1001 Olson Lane, El Dorado Hills

Stop by and see FAA Members Kaaren Krueger, Carol Clark, Bonita Gohler, Ken Mahar, and Bonnie Williams at the El Dorado Hills Arts Association “Holiday Pop-up Art Gallery“. Great time to start your holiday shopping – Oils, Watercolors, Sculpture, Wood, Metals, Mixed Media, Jewelry, Ceramics, and Photography.

Contact: Kaaren Krueger

Watercolor Workshop

Watercolor Botanical Illustration With A Victorian Flair * Watercolor Workshop * Saturday, November 10, 2018 – Patris Studio Gallery in Sacramento

Learn to paint a highly detailed, botanically correct flower with artist, Vanda Lavar, in the classical Victorian manner. This workshop is perfect for watercolor painters, amateur naturalists, scrapbook enthusiasts and individuals wanting to create a unique holiday gift. Click for details

Date:  November 10, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a 1/2 hour beak for lunch at noon
Place:  Patris Studio Gallery, 3460 2nd Avenue, Sacramento 95817

To Register:  email Vanda Lavar at
For Studio questions: email Patris at or call 916 397-8958

Watercolor Workshops

Watercolor Workshops hosted by Barbara Otey

With my love for art, I am hosting workshops for nationally and internationally renowned watercolor artists. Being established in the art world, I have been able to bring many renowned artists into the Sacramento and the Sierra Foothills. Visit Barbara’s website – – for a list of available workshop scheduled for 2019.

Featured artists: Fabio Cembranelli, Shuang Li, David Lobenberg, Tony Couch, Sterling Edwards

Contact: Barbara Otey
Phone: 916-698-9153

Edward Mallory

Edward Mallory – My Loaded Brush Studio and Gallery

Two locations: My Loaded Brush Studio and Gallery, located inside the Sutter Street Artists Gallery and The BAG Boutique in Folsom and Gallery IQ in Rocklin.

Click for a list of upcoming classes. Classes are demonstrated in oil but acrylic is fine if that’s your preferred medium.

Contact Edward for information
Phone: 916-749-0210

Erick Ortega

Erick Ortega Art and Custom Framing * custom frames, quality handmade, matting, picture floating.

Congratulations to Eric – Style Magazine featured artists March 2018 The Arts in Folsom: Erick Ortega; A League of His Own.

Visit Erick Ortega Art website for more information.

Contact Erick for more information – 916-471-9840

Barbara Nilsson

Encaustic Workshops by Barbara Nilsson * in Folsom

Ongoing classes. Each workshop is limited to 3 students. Workshops are for all levels.

Congratulations to Barbara – FAA Mini Members Show – Best in Show for “Canyon de Chelly II”‘

Contact Barbara for more information

Scott Hanley

Scott Hanley, a custom picture framer and owner of the Hanley Gallery Custom Picture Framing in Folsom – reaching out to local artists and photographers for framing opportunities and partnerships.

Click to learn more about Hanley Gallery.

Contact Scott for more information – 916-983-2178

Classes at the Folsom Art Center at 48 Natoma

Printmaking Open Studio at the Folsom Art Center at 48 Natoma * every Tuesday from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. This new open studio is for artists age 18+ with previous printmaking and printing press experience. Bring your own supplies and enjoy working on your craft and sharing ideas with other artists. The open studio takes place every Tuesday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the 48 Natoma Art Center; drop-in fee is $10/day.

Looking for a Fine Arts class? The Gallery at 48 Natoma provides opportunities for all ages to create and appreciate the arts. Click here to learn more about the Gallery at 48 Natoma * or * Click here for a list of classes.

Gallery at 48 Natoma
48 Natoma Street in Folsom

Contact Cindy Abraham for details
Phone: 916-355-7285