About the ACAA...

ACAA Board Members


Marleen Olive

Vice President:

Janice Gillman

Recording Secretary:

Catherine Woodruff

Corresponding Secretary:

Anje Olmstead


Sandra Wagner

Judy Day

Sandra Campbell

Ree McLaughlan Brown

Our Mission

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 at 2PM 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.  Contact:  amadorartist2023@gmail.com

The Annual Student Art Show for Argonaut, Amador and Home Schooled High School students, 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. 

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.

ACAA sponsors the annual Art in Amador Show and raffle. This event is held for 2 days in October at the historic Sutter Creek Auditorium. Painters, sculptors, jewelers, ceramists, photographers, textile art and more, will have their work for sale with many demonstrating their approach to art.  Each artist donates an original piece of art to ACAA's raffle which funds their yearly Student Art Scholarships.

Art in Public Places is sponsored by the Amador County Artist Association. Artwork is on display by ACAA artists for three months at a time throughout the county. The ACAA newsletter lists current artist and the public venues which include: Amador College Connect, Amador County Library, Amador Senior Center, The Paint Shop, Sierra Eye Care Associates, Bank of Marin and restaurants.