The 2020 Annual Fine Art Show
The Show Committee is moving forward with preparations for this year's show! Current plans are for October 23 through 25 at the historic Opera Hall in downtown Sonora. We're currently engaging judges. Depending on what the rest of 2020 brings, we're prepared to be flexible and creative. We'll meet challenges as they arise. Our prospectus will be available by the end of July! No electronic submissions this year. Go here to our Art Show page for great images from last year's show and periodic updates on preparations, plus volunteer opportunities!
Urgently Needed: Art for the MLAA's Space in the Aloft
The Aloft Gallery reserves space for MLAA members to show their art free of charge. The space is reserved for members who are not also members of Aloft. We have a change-out date of July 29 -- this is your chance to show your work in the Aloft's beautiful new venue in the Baer's Building! The space is a half panel, which has room for four to six 16" by 20" canvasses, or more if they are small or crowded. Two artists could share. The art would hang through October 28, 2020. Interested? Go here to our "contact us" page to get in touch with Susan Kendall. Don't miss this opportunity!
Go here to read MLAA President John Sharum's message about what's happening.
Aloft Gallery is open in the Baer's Building!
Go to www.aloftartgallery.com for full information about the spacious new venue in the historic Baer's Building at 105 South Washington Street in the heart of downtown Sonora. Aloft has several new artists and many old friends. You can view their beautiful collection online or visit the Gallery in person.
The Mother Lode Art Association is a nonprofit organization founded in 1951 to promote the arts and the appreciation of the arts in our community.
Meetings are held at 1:00 pm on the third Monday of each month except July, August and December, in the Community Room of the Tuolumne County Public Library at 480 Greenley Road, Sonora. Meetings are announced in the Union Democrat Weekender. Our free artist demos are held after each meeting. Members receive an electronic newsletter at least six times a year and have access to several venues where we can hang our work free of charge.
Click here for information on how to join the Mother Lode Art Association.
To contact anyone on the Board or a committee chair, click here. Your message will be directed to the recipient.
No meetings in July or August. We don't schedule meetings for those months. Go create!
Our next scheduled general meeting is Monday, September 21.
Because of the evolving situation with Covid-19, we will need to confirm the date and location closer to the time. We hope to welcome Andrea Morris as our guest demo artist!
PLEIN AIR PAINTING
In this time of pandemic we urge members to follow all applicable precautions regarding group activities. But we encourage people to get outside and make art! Go here for more information on our plein air activities.