The Gallery at the Fausel House features rotating exhibitions of painting and drawing, photography, sculpture, and mixed media, along with student work and touring shows. El Dorado Arts Council also presents readings, workshops and other public events at the Gallery.

The Fausel House Gallery is located at 772 Pacific Street in Placerville, 45 minutes east of Sacramento and one hour west of Tahoe. We have ample free parking and admission is always free.

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Saturday and Sunday, 11 AM to 4 PM

Please note that The Gallery will be closed for all Major Holidays.

Thank you.

2017-2018 Gallery Schedule

Tea/Silk/Gold: The Enduring Legend of America’s First Japanese Colony

March 10 – May 29, 2017


Wakamatsu Farm 1869 – 1871 and Japanese Woodblock Prints 1931 – 1957


Public Event: Saturday, April 22 at 1 pm.

Japanese Ikebana Floral Arrangement Demonstration by Natasha Liu, Jan Goehring, Ellen Nishimura, and Julie Fong from Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter #26.

Flowers Generously Provided by Placerville Flowers on Main


An exhibition of Japanese arts and culture that celebrates Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony Farm, the first Japanese settlement in North America as colonists fled shogun-era violence in mid-19th century Japan. Includes a special collection of Japanese woodblock prints from the period 1931 to 1957, lent by Charles Downs, AIA, and never before seen by the public. In partnership with the American River Conservancy.

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June 9 – August 27, 2017


A local photographer will work with a noted geologist to explore the Deep Blue Lead, an ancient river channel that runs through El Dorado County, passing along the volcanic rocks near Lava Cap Winery, dipping under Smith Flat House, and following the metamorphic rocks and granite intrusions that contribute to the richness of the gold-bearing veins in the region. In partnership with Smith Flat House.

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take me to the apple breeder

September 1 – November 26, 2017


A solo exhibition of the work of artist Jessica Rath. Following an artist residency at Cornell University, Rath created ceramic sculptures based on unusual apple varieties, and photographed rare “sister” apple trees against white muslin to capture the leafless silhouettes. In partnership with Rainbow Orchards.

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Past Gallery Exhibitions

Art From the Horizon, El Dorado County Student Exhibition

January 14 -February 27, 2017

El Dorado Arts Council hosts an El Dorado County Student Exhibition entitled Art From the Horizon, showcasing artwork from local high school students.


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Small Wonders Holiday Art Exhibition Presented by the Sierra Pastel Society

December 2, 2016 through January 11, 2017

Member Miniature Art Exhibition featuring small pastel paintings.


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Back to the Future: Fifty Years of Amazing Automotive Concept Art

September 30 through November 27, 2016

Vintage automotive design art from the 1930’s through the 1970’s from the private collection of Patrick Kelley, never before seen by the public.


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Patchwork Sierra

Quilts crafted by hand to commemorate the beauty and history of El Dorado County.

Brought to you by the Gold Bug Quilters.

Patchwork Sierra exhibition were part of the Gold Week activities celebrating the World Gold Panning Championship 2016 that was held September 11 through September 18.

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