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
MONDAY JANUARY 16--ALL MEETINGS AND DEMO CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER.
GET READY FOR THE 68TH FINE ART SHOW!
The Mother Lode Art Association's 68th Juried Fine Art Show is coming up and we're open for business! ! Click HERE to find 68th Art Show Page for full information on this great event. Download the Prospectus and Entry Form by clicking on the link below.. You will also be able to pick up the form at the Aloft Gallery at 105 South Washington Street in Sonora. The postmark deadline to submit entries is March 17, 2023.
The Show will be open from April 7 through April 15 at the historic Sonora Opera Hall, 250 South Washington Street. This is our main fundraiser. Proceeds go to support art in local schools.
DOWNLOAD YOUR SHOW ENTRY FORM HERE
Click on the link below for the .pdf file. If you have any problem, text Maureen at 510 388 3516.
Slate of Officers for 2023 Approved at the November Meeting
The following slate of officers for 2023, was approved by the Membership at the November General Meeting:
President: John Sharum
Vice President: Monika Stattner
Treasurer/Membership: Kate Crist
Secretary: Jean Dakota
Volunteer Opportunities for 2023
MLAA currently stands in need of volunteers to fill three chair positions: Publicity, Program and School Funding. These are established positions with well defined duties. Are you a longtime resident? Your contacts will be invaluable! New to the area? What better way to get to know the art community!
Contact President John Sharum at email@example.com .
Event Planner-Intern Volunteer Position Available
Mother Lode Art Association of Sonora, CA is looking for a Junior Co-Chair to assist in the set-up and running of the annual MLAA 68th Juried Art Show in 2023. The MLAA is a non-profit, all volunteer organization of artists whose goal is to support an appreciation of the fine arts in the community.
The 2022 annual art show exhibited over 300 pieces of painting and sculpture from local artists.
Qualifications would include a current field of study related to art and/ or a desire to get involved in the art world. THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR EXPERIENCE. Click on the link below to download an application!
"Winter Blues" in the Library
The Main Library at 480 Greenley, in Sonora, is one of the venues where MLAA members who are not members of the Aloft Gallery can show their art free of charge. Our current show, with the theme "Winter Blues", is a knockout! It will hang through January, 2023.
Participating artists: Linda Happel,Rana Ford, Monika Stattner, Joy Willow, Li Ching Accurso, Rayna Coller, Bill David, John Sharum, Maureen Carden, Barb Young, Kate Crist, Lee Mulvehill, Susan Kendall and Karen Olsen.
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!
Go to Members' Gallery to see more examples of members' artwork Email your submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
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
Date: Monday, February 20, 2023