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. After many months in which Oak Hill Presbyterian Church generously provided us with a meeting place, we are back 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
Highlights from the MLAA's 67th Annual Fine Art Show
The MLAA's 67th Annual Fine Art Show took place in April,
2022, after two successive shows were cancelled due to the Covid 19 pandemic. There were 189 total entries, including 22 three -dimensional entries. Forty-five students submitted works to the concurrent student show, including students from two high schools, Jamestown Ranch and Columbia Elementary. There were 28 entries from the WATCH Art Guild. These and entries in the Sonora Photo Club's concurrent juried show were on display at the Sonora Opera Hall in downtown Sonora from April 8-14. Go here fto see some some more great art.
Call for Entries:
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, May 16, 2022
Time: 1 p.m.
Place: We're back in the Library!
TUOLUMNE COUNTY MAIN LIBRARY, 480 Greenley Rd, Sonora, CA 95370
May Artist Demo
Our demos begin at 1:30 following the General Meeting and are free to all. Judie Cain is our presenter for May. Go HERE for more information about this month's presentation and to check out recent demos!
View previous demos:
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.