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Mother Lode Show Call for Entries

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Mother Lode Website: www.motherlodeshow.com

Mother Lode Show entries are welcome from April 6 to the deadline June 19. Start now with our online entry system with Smarter Entry.

The Smarter Entry online system is working very well for entering this year's show. Entry deadline is June 19. Have you entered? Don't pre-judge your own art work - go ahead and enter your favorite pieces. We encourage 3-D work as well as framed art. The website is: www.motherlodeshow.com Give it a try, fill out the form, use the pay options and upload your image(s). For the first year our fees for everyone will be the same, $35 for one or two entries and $10 each up to five entries, whether you are a PAA member or not. If you need assistance in using this online system, please contact us. We will be glad to answer questions and help you, even if you don't have a computer, our team can make it happen. Sylvia Coleman, Gloria Vernon and Lucia Rothgeb are in the Membership directory and ready to help.

A postcard created by Sylvia Coleman with a summary of the prospectus will be mailed to all who have entered in the last few years. Additional postcards are available for giveaway at art stores and other art groups. If you want to share some at your art group, they are available. The full prospectus is available here and our new Mother Lode website www.motherlodeshow.com.

Look in your most recent issue of Artist Magazine, Watercolor and also in Pastel Journal, turn to the "Classified" or Call for Entries or Call to Artists toward the back of the magazine. You should see our ad for the Mother Lode Show. We are already receiving entries from a wide range of locations.

We have a great time setting up for the show - this year it is July 31, 8:30-9 am to about 1pm (lunch included). Call Lucia at 530-676-3959. Helpers needed to set up the panels and lighting so it helps if you are tall.

Accepted/declined entries will be notified by email, with accepted entries receiving full delivery instructions by regular mail after mid week of July 6th. Art is received at the Shakespeare Club in Placerville on July 31 and Aug.1st.

Help With the Mother Lode Show!

At our July meeting, and when you bring in your accepted paintings, you will have a chance to sign up to "sit the show" during the two weeks the show is open.  The shifts are from 11am to 2pm, and from 2pm to 5pm when the show closes for the day.  There are two people assigned to each shift.  It's a great chance to staff with a friend, and to see the show at a slower pace.

Thanks for your participation! Additional questions or concerns, email me.

Lucia Rothgeb lucia@motherlodeshow.com


We are so pleased to be presenting our premier art event, the 2015 49th annual Mother Lode Art Show, August 2-16. The show opens on Sunday August 2 at 1:30pm at the Shakespeare Club in Placerville on Bedford Drive. Please note this is our August PAA meeting. The Judge of Awards - internationally known artist and teacher - Johannes Vloothuis, will be presenting the program, discussing his approach to art and commenting on some of the award winners.

There will be a special demonstration by Johannes Vloothuis at 3pm following the regular program.  This is a special opportunity to view this world-famous teacher as he paints.

We hope you can join us for this very special event!

National Society of Artists
31st Juried National Show
September 15, 2015-October 11, 2015
Entry Deadline is July 31

Location:       Brazosport Art League
                       The Center for the Arts & Sciences
                       400 College Blvd.
                       Clute, TX 77531
$1000 Best of Show
$700 First Place
$400 Second Place
$200 Third Place
$100 Philip G. Paratore, Jr. Memorial Award.
Honorable Mention $100
R.G. Ouren Memorial People’s Choice Award

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TooGood Estate Winery would like to invite artists in your association to participate in our annual Art and Wine Festival, scheduled during the month of August.

We will be advertising this event on 15 to 30 spots per day on KPFK radio, through email blasts, advertisement on our Facebook page, and of course through the word of mouth between our more than 3000+ members. Our winery draws visitors from all over the world, which provides a unique opportunity to display and market your artwork to a diverse audience.

As we would like to continue to support our local art, all proceeds from the direct sale of work will go directly to the artists’ themselves. We are hosting two artists each day, with a registration fee of $25 per day to reserve your spot. They will in return receive lunch with bottled water for one, and a complimentary bottle of wine to take home. We will be hosting artists’ every Saturday and Sunday in August. August should be a fun month, and we would love to have your participation.

Chase P. Bisson
TooGood Estate Winery


EmailAddress: info@toogoodwinery.com

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It is time to prepare for the fall art tour which will be held the weekends of September 26/27 and October 3/4. Please join PAA in this annual event.

This year, we have established a little smaller perimeter which is Eastern Placerville, Diamond Springs-El Dorado, Cameron Park-Rescue and Coloma. If you are not within those areas and have not already arranged to share with someone, we will notify you which studios are available. In the past we have found that a lot of our visitors like to see several artists at one location but single studios are certainly welcome too. This will be handled by the date the application is received.

This is a rain or shine event and the fees are non-refundable. The due date for applications is June 1. The application fee is $80.00 for members of PAA and $105.00 for non-members with the option of applying $25.00 of that amount toward membership. If after all the costs are paid and there is a reasonable amount left over, it will be divided equally and refunded to each artist based on the $80.00.

For more information and an application form, please click here.  If you have more questions, you may also contact Valerie Bye at valart@comcast.net or 530-622-4111

WASH Open Show: “Go With the Flow”
(Watercolors Artists of Sacramento Horizons)
Open to all artists using water based mediums
Online entries deadline July 6, 2015
Show dates are Sept. 1 – 26, 2015
Visit onlinejuriedshows.com for the prospectus and information about entering the show.

WASH is a watercolor club under the umbrella of Sacramento Fine Arts Center. Entries are now open for the fall show called “Go with the Flow”. It is an open show with monetary and merchandise prizes. There are lots of awards. Entry fees are $25 for the first painting and $10 for each additional painting up to five. Here is a link that will send you directly to the WASH online entry site. http://www.onlinejuriedshows.com/Default.aspx?OJSID=473


The California Watercolor Society is holding its 26th annual National Exhibition at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco from January 4 through February 28, 2016.  The entry date is September 1.  Visit their website, www.californiawatercolor.org, for a prospectur.


Art Studio 360 is now open at 360 Main Street in Placerville.  PAA artists are invited to visit the studio.  It is a Co-op studio filled with art works all by local artists.  There are a number of PAA artists who are part of the studio.  The studio is currently looking for several more artists to join.  The Art Studio is owned and managed by Joyce Bahnsen, a PAA member and multi-talented artist.  For more information visit the studio (it's open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:30 to 5:30), talk to an artist, pick up a brochure, and/or call Joyce at 626-3249.


Gold Country Artists’ Gallery in Placerville currently has openings  in a variety of media to join the gallery.  For more information, visit their website or contact Craig Koski, 530-306-3515.

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