The mission of the Gallery at the Fausel House is to curate exhibitions that showcase the heritage and natural treasures of El Dorado County. Rotating exhibitions may include painting and drawing, photography, maps, posters, objects, ceramics, and other artworks that celebrate the culture of the county.

Accompanying each exhibition are readings, workshops, author talks, or other public events at the Gallery or in the community.

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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Past Gallery Exhibitions

Out There

May 25 –  August 12, 2018 Public Event: Thursday, July 12th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Teri Smoot, photographer, aerospace engineer and amateur astronomer, will be giving a talk on her process for capturing the night sky. Smoot will explain how her images on display were generated and the physical significance of the objects themselves. Attendance…

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Native Roots

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Friday, March 16 – Sunday, May 20, 2018 Within the borders of El Dorado County there exists a vast array of biodiversity; from tiny flowers to tall pines, the abundant variety of plant life within the county’s 1,786 square miles is astounding. Partnering with the El Dorado Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, the…

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The Games of Winter

January 12 – March 9, 2018 Public Event: Thursday, February 22, 2018 David Antonucci, author of Snowball’s Chance: The Story of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games Squaw Valley & Lake Tahoe, will discuss the 1960 Winter Olympics, with a special focus on the games that took place in El Dorado County. The event will be held at…

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Small Wonders

December 6, 2017 – January 7, 2018 Sierra Pastel Society returns to the Fausel Gallery with their exhibition entitled Small Wonders, featuring small pastel artworks. Small Wonders is an opportunity to give the gift of art and shop local this holiday season. The exhibition offers original and affordable creations by members of the Sierra Pastel…

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take me to the apple breeder

Jessica Rath. Kazakhstan Elite. 3.5” x 2.5” x 3” (each), high-fire glazed porcelain September 1 – November 26, 2017   Artwork by Jessica Rath. porcelain sculptures based on the living collection of apples at Cornell University’s Plant Genetics Resource Unit large-scale photographs of the diverse tree architecture from the tandem experimental agriculture station El Dorado…

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June 9 – August 26, 2017 Free Events Open to the Public Gallery Reception: Thursday, June 15, 6:00 – 8:00 pm Featuring Hors d-oeuvres from Smith Flat House and Wine from Lava Cap Winery Geology talk by George Wheeldon P.G., Emeritus Professor of Geology: Thursday, July 13 at 6:30 pm Local photographer Caitlin Thompson will…

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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 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…

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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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