About the ACAA...
Amador County Artists Association (ACAA) has been providing support and information for artists in Amador County for over thirty years. The mission of the non-profit organization is to promote and encourage the production, cultivation and appreciation of the visual arts, especially in the Amador County community.
With that mission in mind, ACAA is responsible for:
The monthly meetings of ACAA are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month and the public is encouraged to attend. ACAA provides and finances Artist Demonstrations by well know professional artists working in a variety of media. These demonstrations help to give the community an understanding of each individuals interpretation involved in the finer points in production of a piece of art and let them know what is going on in the local art community.
The Annual Student Juried Art Show for Argonaut and Amador High Schools, which helps to stimulate art awareness, appreciation, and rewards excellence. Professional judges review and critique the work presented and both cash prizes and ribbons are awarded. Following the judging, the Student Art Show is hung at the office of AmadorArts, the Amador County Arts Council, on Highway 49.
Each year ACAA conducts the Fine Art and Photography Show at the Amador County Fair. Professional artists and photographers judge the hundreds of pieces that are submitted for consideration in the amateur, advanced amateur and professional levels. ACAA is responsible for receiving, set up and display of all the entries as well as staffing for the event. ACAA also sponsors rewards for the Children’s Art Exhibit at the County Fair.
The yearly Arts in Education (art projects in the local grammar schools) proposed by Amador County Arts Council Members and staffed by both AmadorArts and ACAA members, works with the teachers and projects are designed to enhance a study area to give the students a hands-on experience in creating a finished piece of art. Supplies are provided by AmadorArts.
ACAA sponsors the annual Art in Amador Show held for 2 days in September at the historic Sutter Creek Auditorium. Painters, sculptors, jewelers, ceramists, photographers, and more, will have their work for sale and there will be demonstrations throughout the weekend. This event also has a raffle with donations from the artists to benefit our Student Scholarship Fund.
Art in Public Places is sponsored by the Amador County Artist Association. Artwork is on display by ACAA artists for two months at a time throughout the county. The ACAA newsletter lists current artist and the public venues which include: Amador County Superior Court House, Amador College Connect, Amador County Library, Amador Senior Center, a paint shop, eye care associates, a nursing and rehabilitation center, local bank and restaurants in Ione, Jackson and Pioneer.