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Date(s) - 03/14/2022 - 03/18/2022
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Entry forms must be postmarked before Friday, March 18, 2022. For eligibility and rules the entry forms are available online at

The deadline to enter the Mother Lode Art Association’s 67th Fine Art Show & Exhibition is Friday, March 18th.  All Proceeds from our entry fees, art sales, silent auction and raffle sales are used to support art education in area schools.  In addition to our regular juried show, the association has added a juried student show, a WATCH community display, and the Sonora Photo club in-house photo contest.  The Prospectus (entry form) for each show can be obtained on-line at or at the Aloft Gallery.

The show at the Sonora Opera Hall, 250 S. Washington St. will open Friday, April 8th  5pm-8pm with the Artist’s Reception.  Awards will be presented at 7pm.  The show will be open Saturday, April 9th, 10am to 8pm and Sunday, April 10, 10am to 3 pm. There will be music provided by DMV Friday night and Blue Oak Saturday night for Second Saturday.  As the 10th through the17th is Art Week, the City of Sonora and Visit Tuolumne have extended our exhibit and sales through April 14th.  In addition to our Fine Art Exhibition, MLAA’s Plein Air artists will be painting on the streets of Sonora April 9-14.   There is no charge to enjoy the art and music.  The public is welcome.

You’ve had lots of time to work and there is still plenty of time to create something. The fine art categories are:

Acrylic & Oils
Mixed Media & Graphics: Printmaking including lithography, linocut, serigraph, mono-print, woodcut, etc., collage, encaustic, etching, charcoal, graphite, pen/brush & ink, colored pencil
3-Dimensional, Sculpture, Pottery, Stained and Fused Glass: Artist to assist with assembly if necessary.
All Mediums: Foothill Favorites

In addition to the prestige of winning at this annual event, there are some very generous awards. Best of Show $ 300, Diane Sanguinetti Honorary Award $ 100, People’s Choice $100, Category 6 $ 100 and category awards for 1st: $100, 2nd: $75, and 3rd: $50 in the other five categories.