Shakespeare Club




June 19

Entry Deadline


Week of June 27

notices Emailed


Aug 1 - 4

Shipped Entries due


August 5 - 6

Hand-delivered entries due
8/5: 9am - 4 pm
8/6: 9-11 am


August 7

Show opens with
Presentation by Judge


August 7 - 21



August 21

Closing reception
& Awards Presentation
at 3 PM


Pick Up!

Entries to be picked up
by artists following the
reception (approx. 5pm)
on Monday, Aug. 22
8 AM - 11 AM

    Our 50th Anniversary of the Annual National Mother
Lode Art Exhibition was a fine success.  The show was
open daily for 15 days at the historic Shakespeare Club
on Bedford Ave in Placerville.  We welcomed several
hundred visitors.  The City of Placerville honored us
with a PROCLAMATION of our 50th Anniversary.

    To view our 50th year Program, click here.
    To view this year's AWARDS, click here

    The Call to Artists began April 1 and closed June 19,
2016.  Sylvia Coleman coordinated the online entries
for Smarter Entry.  She also did an amazing job of
reaching out to other art groups and associations. 
She went a step further with our Publicity, too.

   Thank you to all the volunteers who helped to set-up
and take down the panels, receiving artwork and
checking it out.  We couldn't do it without you: Cathy
and Ron Keil, Randy Honerlah, Garry Drake, Don Jassowski,
Phil Lachapelle, Rob Vernon, Gloria Vernon, Ron Hall and Bruce Gruenzel.

   Mountain Mail  did a great job again this year, receiving shipped artwork.  They are wonderful to work with.  Phil Lachapelle worked with Dave Macado to get our message up on the Marquee on Main Street.

   Thank you to Marilyn Jassowski and Kaaren Poole who did double duty in two areas - they coordinated the Opening Reception and the two of them managed the Mini-workshops as well.  Betty Sederquist and her trio provided lovely background music during our opening with her harp, guitars and more.

   Valerie Bye coordinated the binders of Accepted work and title cards to keep the entries in good order.

   Helping with the many tasks that came along, we appreciate Sherry Morris, Carlene Fulton, Donna McPherson, Roberta Bassford, Carolyn Lewis and Lorraine Anderson. Thanks to everyone who took a three-hour shift to staff the welcome table in the foyer, some people did more than two shifts they had such a good time!

   And last but not least, many thanks to our Sponsors for their generous support towards the show's awards. When you have the opportunity to say "thank you", please tell them that PAA sent you!

   Thanks to everyone again.  It has been a fun 5 years being Show Chairman.

                                                                       Lucia Rothgeb

Placerville Arts Association

to our 2016
Award Sponsors

Art Supply

Blick Art Materials

Canson, Inc.

Cheap Joe's Art Stuff

Clear Bags

Dunn Consulting

El Dorado Savings Bank

The Frame

HK Holbein

Digital Photo Magic

Placerville Arts Assn

Jack Richeson Co., Inc.

Rocky's Art & Framing

Tara Materials-
Fredix Art Canvas

Doug Veerkamp

Winsor & Newton, Inc.

Family of
Wayne L. Coleman, Jr.

Family of
Martha A. Frost

Friends of
Anita Wolff

Friends of
Michelle Gillett

Please support these generous individuals & businesses!