August 29, 2014
Filed Under North Tahoe Art Scene
And the winners are…the anticipation is building.
Local artists have been selected for North Tahoe Plein Air 2014 which will be held at the Village at Northstar September 2-7, 2014.
From Emerald Bay to Sand Harbor, nationally recognized plein air artists from California, Nevada and Colorado will paint on location throughout North Lake Tahoe for three days to capture the many moods of the Sierra’s fall light as it dances along the landscape.
The judging, public exhibit and sale of these paintings will take place Saturday and Sunday, September 6 and 7 at the Village at Northstar, the same weekend as the Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival.
The public exhibit and sale then moves to North Tahoe Arts, 380 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City and continues until end of September. Paul Kratter and Craig Mitchell will judge the paintings Saturday morning and the public will have the opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice Award.
Past participating artists include Robert Becker, Christin Coy, Steve Curry, Jose DeJuan, Wendy Franklin, Philippe Gandiol, Thaleia Georgiades, Denise Gilroy, Carole Gray-Weihman, Debbie Gualco, Coraly Hanson, Sibyl Johnson, Susan Levitsky, Richard Lindenberg, Sergio Lopez, Zee Zee Mott, Jill Mueller, Mark Rittorno, Julia Seelos, Mary Stahl, Robert Steele, Randall Tillery, Alfredo Toffanelli, Beth Winfield. Judges and Jurors are Paul Kratter and Craig Mitchell.
Six are Lake Tahoe locals including Andrew Bolam – Truckee, Michele deBraganca – Tahoe City, Bonita Paulis – South Lake Tahoe, Heidi Reeves – Kings Beach, Andy Skaff – Tahoma, and Randall Stauss – Carnelian Bay
Here’s a selection of past winners:
♦ Andrew Bolam, Best of Show –“Emerald Pool” (top)
♦ Carole Gray-Weihman – Honorable Mention
♦ Bonita Paulis – Honorable Mention – Sierra Canyon (above right)
♦ Randall Stauss – Environmental Award – “Morning at Hidden Beach” (bottom)
♦ Richard Lindenberg – Artists’ Choice Award
♦ Andy Skaff – People’s Choice Award – “Big Ben” (left)
Funding for North Tahoe Plein Air is provided by the Tahoe Mountain Resort Foundation and Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort. The event is a benefit for North Tahoe Arts and its non-profit partners.
For more information about North Tahoe Arts and North Tahoe Plein Air, please call 530-581-2787.