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 are held at 1:00 pm on the third Monday of each month except July, August and December. in the Community Room in the Main Library at 480 Greenley Road, Sonora, CA 95370. 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
Vote for 2023 Officers at the November Meeting
The Nominating committee of Marilyn Zinner, Jaimie Showers and Linda Happel have proposed the following slate of officers for 2023:
President: John Sharum
Vice President: Monika Stattner
Treasurer/Membership: Kate Crist
Secretary: Jean Dakota
We will entertain other nominations at the upcomingGeneral Meeting at 1:00 PM on November 21, 2022. The majority of the members present at the meeting will then vote to accept the proposed slate of officers, as modified at the meeting. The successful officers will be installed at the General Meeting in January.
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, including more by Bill David. Email your submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Left: "Sea, Sky, Tree, Light Burning Away the Darkness". Multimedia, news" work by MLAA member Bill David.
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, November 21, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm
Place: Tuolumne Co. Main Library, 480 Greenley Rd, Sonora
Our demos begin at 1:30 following the General Meeting and are free to all. Go HERE to read about recent demos.
Our presenter for November, 2022 will be Heine Hartwig, a widely recognized landscape painter based in Sonora who is a longtime friend and supporter of the Mother Lode Art Association.
PLEIN AIR PAINTING
Join our Plein Air group for opportunities to discover outdoor painting in Tuolumne County! Go here for more information. See some of our members' plein air work and post your own! Members receive an email notification ahead of planned events.