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Annual Fine Art Show, Exhibition In Mother Lode
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This piece by Susie Hoffman, entitled “Summer Pleasures” will be the grand prize in a special raffle as part of the upcoming Mother Lode Art Association’s 67th Annual Fine Art Show and Exhibition. Photo Contributed

The deadline to enter the Mother Lode Art Association’s 67th Annual Fine Art Show and Exhibition is rapidly approaching.

To obtain an entry form, go to or visit the Aloft Gallery on Washington Street in Sonora. Entries must be postmarked no later than Friday, March 18.

The Art Show is the Mother Lode Art Association’s primary fundraising event and proceeds from entry fees, art sales, silent auction and raffle sales are used to support art education in area schools.

The show at the Sonora Opera Hall, 250 S. Washington St., will open April 8 at 5 p.m., with an award presentation at 7 p.m. The show will be open Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, April 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Music will be provided Friday and Saturday evenings. There will be a raffle and silent auction which will close at 2 p.m. Sunday. The grand raffle prize is artwork by Susie Hoffman entitled “Summer Pleasures”.

Raffle tickets may be purchased at the Aloft Gallery in Sonora and are available for purchase at the show. You need not be present to win.

This year, the association has added a juried student art show, open to participants up to the age of 18. Students can submit one work, either two-dimensional or three-dimensional, in any medium, for free by submitting an entry form by the March 18. Ribbons will be awarded.

Categories for the Adult Show are Acrylic and Oils, Watercolor, Mixed Media, Three-Dimensional, Pastels, and Foothill Favorites (any medium). In addition to the prestige of winning at the annual event, there are some awards: Best of Show, $300, People’s Choice, $100, Diane Sanguinetti Honorary Award, $100, Category 6, $100, and awards in categories 1-5 for first, $100, second, $75 and third, $50.

Concurrently, Sonora Photo Club will share images from its in-house photo contest by the Sonora Photo Club members.