Mother Lode Art Association
P. O. Box 5140
Sonora, CA, 95370
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.
What does the Mother Lode Art Association do?
We do art!!! We have art demonstrations at our monthly meetings, sponsor a local gallery, and organize an annual juried art show each fall. These venues, and others, provide artists the opportunity to show and sell their artwork. Scholarships are awarded to local community college students planning to continue their education in the fine arts. We publish a bimonthly newsletter, full of art news in our community and beyond.. We have outings, build friendships, share knowledge, and encourage each other in the pursuit of art!
Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month (Except July, August and December) in the Community Room of the Tuolumne County Public Library on Greenley Road at 1:00 P.M.
Please see the Newsletter Page for additional information that may not be included on this site.
There is no meeting in
July or August.
See you back in September!
June 20, 2016
Annual Picnic at Indigeny Reserve
May 16, 2016
1:00 PM in the Library on Greenley Road
Michael Severin will be doing a critique. Bring a painting you would like to discuss.
April 18, 2016
1:00 PM in the Library
Heinie Hartwig is our demo artist for April.
March 21, 2016
1:00 PM in the Library
Carolyn Macpherson is our demo artist in March. See Programs for more.
February 15, 2016,
Joan Muggleton will demonstrate using egg tempera combined with watercolor
January 18, 2016, 1:00 PM in the Library meeting room.
Soup lunch, brainstorming for 2016 and election of new board members.
November 16, 2015,
The November meeting will feature local artist Charles Waldman. It has been a long time since we have had the honor of Chuck doing our demonstration. It promises to be an amazing event. Don’t miss it. Be sure to bring a dozen homemade cookies for swapping and some for tasting. We will also be voting on our 2016 Slate of Officers and sharing the latest information on the ‘Artists Helping Artists’ project.
October 19, 2015
Oil painter Judie Cain will be our guest artist at the October 19th meeting in the library on greenly Rd at 1:00 pm. Please join us. See more about Judie on the Programs page.
September 21, 2015
September will be our picnic and meeting at Hurst Ranch starting at 11:30.
All are welcome!
August 17, 2015
A special summer meeting! Watercolor artist, Dale Laitinen will be our guest.http://dalelaitinen.com
There will not be a potluck. A September picnic is in the plans instead.
See the 63rd. Annual Fall Show page for show winners. The show was held at the Fairgrounds on July 10 - 12. A huge success!
June 15, 2015page
Chris Spracklin will be showing us how to make masks using natural materials at the june meeting at the Library at 1:00 pm.
May 18, 2015
Judie Cain will be our guest artist at the May meeting at 1:00 pm in the Library meeting room.
April 20, 2015
Welcome western artist Heine Hartwig as guest artist.
March 16, 2015
Scholarship candidates presentation.
Carolyn Macpherson will present an interactive program - Atmospheric effects for Plein Air Painting.
February 16, 2015
1:00 at the Tuolumne Co. Public Library on Greenley Rd.
Michael Severin will offer critiques. Bring two paintings you'd like to discuss.
January 19, 2015
Come at noon.
Hot soup and yummy stuff!
Bring your ideas for 2015 and meet your new Board Members!
Happy New Year!