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
Enter your Work in the 69th MLAA Juried Fine Art Show!
Deadline to enter the MLAA's annual Fine Art Show is March 15, 2024. Preparations are in full swing. Any artist 18 years or older is eligible. Go HERE to the 69th Show Page to view the full Prospectus and Calendar and to download our fantastic new entry form! Go HERE for some photos from last year's highly successful Show. This prestigious event is our major fundraiser, with proceeds going to support the arts in local schools. We need volunteers! Attend our meeting on February 19 to learn more or to make yourself known, if you're interested in helping out. The Show runs from delivery of artwork on April 9 to pickup on Sunday, April 21.
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, February 19, 2024 at 1:00 p.m., in the community meeting room in the Main Library at 480 Greenley Road in Sonora.
Demo Artist. Go HERE to our "upcoming Demos" page for information about our forthcoming fun art exercise!
All materials will be provided for a mind-bending game of Exquisite Corpse.