About the MLAA
The Mother Lode Art Association is a nonprofit organization founded in 1951 to promote the arts and appreciation of the arts in our community. Meetings followed by an art demo are held each month except July, August and December. Check this page for updated information on times and places of meetings. We sponsor a Juried Art Show each year and our Plein Air Group meets weekly, weather permitting. In 2008, the MLAA founded the Aloft Art Gallery to provide members with a venue to show their work. The Gallery, located at 105 S. Washington Street in downtown Sonora, is member-run.
To contact anyone on the Board or a committee chair, click here. Your message will be directed to the recipient. Our mailing address is: MOTHER LODE ART ASSOCIATION. P.O. Box 5140, Sonora, CA 95370
What's Up in the Member Venues?
MLAA sponsors venues where members can display their art, free of charge, including a panel in the prestigious Aloft Gallery. Go HERE to see who's showing! Find out how to sign up to show your work.
Go to our online Members' Gallery for examples of members' current work. Submit your own work!
PLEIN AIR PAINTING
Join our Plein Air group for opportunities to discover outdoor painting in Tuolumne County! Go to the Plein Air Page for more information. See some of our members' plein air work and post your own! Members receive an email notification ahead of planned events.
Accepting New Members
Go here to download and print a membership form. Bring your checkbook to the next meeting or mail payment to: MOTHER LODE ART ASSOCIATION. P.O. Box 5140, Sonora, CA 95370
MLAA has no regular meetings in July, August or December. We'll notify you about other activities such as plein air events.
Upcoming General Meeting and Demo
Our next General Meeting and Demo will be on Monday, November 20 at 1:00 p.m., in the community meeting room in the Main Library at 480 Greenley Road in Sonora.
Our Art Demo presenter this month is Charis Hernandez. Her topic is "How to Paint Portraits". Stand by for more information!