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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 12. 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 12. 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.

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

Lucia Rothgeb lucia@motherlodeshow.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


We have our annual Art of Excellence, Open Juried Competition Art Show at the Elk Grove Western Festival on Saturday May 2 & Sunday May 3, 2015. The Art of Excellence Show will take place at the Elk Grove Park Pavilion @ 9950 Elk Grove Florin Road in Elk Grove, CA. Call to Artists: For the Call to Artists requirements and information and Entry Form, please go to our website at elkgroveartistsca.org to download the Entry form. All Artists must be 18 years of age or older. The deadline for entries is April 17. Artists are asked to send the Entry Form and their artwork on jpeg to elkgroveartists@att.net no later than April 17, 2015.

Awards are: Best of Show:$200. Peoples\' Choice:$100. 1st Place $100,
2nd Place: $50. and 3rd Place Ribbons in each category.
Receiving date is: Friday - May 1, 2015 2:00pm to 6:00pm @ the Elk Grove Park Pavilion. Noted Artist, David Peterson, NCA.MP will be the judge for this show.

Artists with question should send an email to Margaret Munson at: elkgroveartists@att.net or call 209-745-7305 cell. Or Dee Tschida @916-684-4802. All proceeds of this show go to supporting the Elk Grove Artists Scholarship Program Fund.


Studio 360 on Main Street in Placerville had its first opening on Saturday, February 21.  Along with many fine artists, Phil Lachapelle's art was shown, including a new work in progress called Hangtown Alley.  Attendance was busy and a good time was had by all. 


Folsom Arts Association has put out the call for pieces for their Art and Artists of Folsom Show 2015 to be held at the Folsom History Museum February 7 through May 10 2015.  The show is open to a variety of 2D and 3D media, and the opening reception will be Friday, Febrary 6, at 6pm.  This show is open only to FAA members, bot you can join by visiting their website.  Or, just plan to visit the show and enjoy!


El Dorado Hills Art Association is planning their Spring Studio Tour for Saturday and Sunday, May 30 and 31, 10am to 5pm.  Cameron Park, Folsom, and El Dorado Hills artists are invited to participate.  For the application, click on this link.


Joyce Bahnsen is looking for artists who are interested in showing their art in "mini studio tours" on weekends.  She has purchased the former Jim Powers Gallery in downtown Placerville (360 Main Street, across from Robinson's Pharmacy) and would like to hold these mini weekend events while she considers how to make use of the space longer term.  These events will begin January 23 and will be Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10am to 5pm each day.  She is charging $40 for four feet of wall space, with space to be assigned with priority by e-mail date. If you're interested in this intriguing opportunity, contact Joyce at joyce@artworkbyjoyce.com.


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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