53rd National Mother Lode Art Exhibition

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 27, 2019 / comments


Placerville Arts Association is pleased to present the 53rd National Mother Lode Art Exhibition.  The juried show received over 350 entries from 127 artists through-out the United States. Entries have been accepted from 87 artists with studio locations through-out California and from other states including Oregon, Virginia, Hawaii and New York.

The show's juror of entries and judge, Margaret Welty, Folsom Lake College art professor, selected 103 pieces for the exhibit to be held from July 16 to August 4, 2019 at Sacramento Fine Arts Center in Carmichael, CA.

This year’s offerings include photography, mixed media, pastel, oil, acrylic, clay, scratchboard, block print, watercolor, encaustic, felt imagery and bronze.  Viewing opportunities will include Sandra Howell’s poignant mixed media piece “Before the Camp Fire”, “Major Mac V” from the popular El Dorado County scratchboard artist Shirley Isola, and “Looking for Lunch” a felt imagery piece by Ginger Summit.  Most art is for sale and may be purchased during gallery hours.

This year’s show winners are:

Best of Show

“Presto”, Acrylic, Lucia Rothgeb, Cameron Park California

Award of Excellence

“Barren Spring”, Soft Pastel, Frances Morgan, Placerville California

“Sheeple”, Clay, Thea Cinnamon-Macker, Camino California

“Impala Boys Club, Botswana”, Photography, Cecelia Clark, Diamond Springs California

Award of Merit

“Chinese Camp I”, Soft Pastel, Vivian Patton, Groveland California

“Where Birch & Bracken Sing & Sway”, Lisa Aikenhead, Diamond Springs California

“Before the Camp Fire”, Mixed Media, Sandra Howell, Redding California

Honorable Mention

“Journey”, Mosaic, Sandi Burt, Sacramento California

“Etude In Blue”, Acrylic, Ann Campbell, Sacramento California

“Palmanova”, Oil on Aluminum, Joanne Liston, Georgetown California

“The Circus”, Mixed Media, Jessica Tepora, Lehaina Hawaii

“Lightning”, Watercolor, John James, Virginia Beach Virginia

Special Awards

Placerville Arts Membership Award

“Odyssey”, Scratchboard, Linda Heath Clark, Shingle Springs California

Anita Wolff Award

“Desert Silence”, Oil, Bruce Hancock, California

In Memory of Daniel Kula Lovell Otake

“Koi”, Encaustic, Deborah Hill, Orangevale California

Location: Sacramento Fine Arts Center 5336-B Gibbons Drive, Carmichael, CA 

Gallery Hours: Tues 11-7, Wed-Fri 11 - 3, Sat and Sun 11-5, Closed Monday. 

An artist reception and awards ceremony will be held on August 4, 2019 beginning at 2:30 PM. 

The exhibit is free to attend.