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

        You are cordially invited to attend the
 50th Annual National Mother Lode Art Exhibition.

   Placerville Arts Association is very excited this year
as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary for the Mother
Lode Art Exhibition! We are going all out to make
this year the biggest and best year ever! More news
to come as plans are finalized.

   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 art event and awards are given for outstanding achievement.  PAA is very pleased and honored to have the participation of Kylee Denning as Juror of Entries.  Denning is the Curator for the Haggin Museum in Stockton, CA.  And Tony Natsoulas as Judge of Awards.  Natsoulas is the Curator for Blue Line Arts in Roseville, CA. See Prospectus for additional information about the Juror and Judge.

   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: (click here)

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... (closed)

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!