Shakespeare Club




April 3

Online Submissions

June 18

Submission Deadline


Week of June 26

notices Emailed


JULY 31 ~ Aug 3

Shipped Entries due


August 4 - 5

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


August 6

1:30pm: General Mtg &
Presentation by
Judge Diana Coco Russell


August 6 - 20



August 20

Closing reception
& Awards Presentation
at 3 PM


Pick Up!

Entries to be picked up
by artists following the
reception (approx. 4:30 pm)
on Monday, Aug. 21
8 AM - 11 AM

    You are cordially invited to attend the
 51st Annual National Mother Lode Art Exhibition.

   As always, Placerville Arts Association is very
excited about our upcoming 51st national art exhibition.
We are still on a high from last year's 50th anniversary
show and look forward to another wonderful year of
exceptional art in this prestigious show. More news
and information will be added periodically to the
website--so visit often.

   This free prestigious art event is open to the public.
The Placerville Arts Association is always proud to
sponsor this annual juried art show. 

   Again this year, we are pleased to be holding the
Exhibition at the Placerville Shakespeare Club—a
venue with charm that embodies the finest in
artistic expression.

   The Exhibition will be a feast for the eyes and soul
as art from a broad range of media will be on show,
including oil, acrylic, pastels, scratchboard, watercolor,
mixed media, fine art photography, mixed media,
graphic arts, and 3D, depicting life, and our world
in its fullest.

   This is a juried & judged art event. Awards are given for outstanding achievement.  PAA is honored to have the participation of Diana Coco Russell.  She is presently a professor at Academy of Arts University of San Francisco. She is a graduate from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, in Illustration and holds a Masters in Education from UCLA.  For many years she concentrated on animation and worked at a number of studios including: “Filmation” and “Warner Bros.”  For additional information, refer to the Prospectus on the Call to Artists page.

   The Shakespeare Club is less than a minute off of the 50 Freeway, north on Bedford Ave.  There is parking on Bedford as well as ample parking accessible on Spring Street—the street behind the Club.

   Several artists will be available to talk with during the open show hours.

WORKSHOPS: to be announced by June 1st.

2016 ART EXHIBITION AWARD SPONSORS:  Many thanks to the generous support of the individuals and businesses listed in the righthand column. When you have the opportunity to say "thank you", please tell them that PAA sent you!

We are very excited about this year's show. We hope you will join us!

CALL TO ARTISTS... (accepted April 3rd thru June 18th)

 If you are interested in entering the show, click on the Call to Artist page.


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!