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

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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The Games of Winter

January 12 – March 9, 2018 The Games of Winter is a curated exhibition of art, memorabilia, and promotional items from the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley. In 1960, the world flocked to Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe, California, to see world-class athletes competing in the snow and on the ice. Fifty-eight years later,…

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Native Roots

Friday, March 16 – Sunday, May 20, 2018 Partnering with the El Dorado Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, the Pine Hill Ecological Preserve, and the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists, Native Roots is an art exhibition featuring botanical drawings by highly skilled botanical artists. Within the borders of El Dorado County there…

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Past Gallery Exhibitions

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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