On June 6 Bona Fide Books will release “Why I Farm: Risking It All for a Life on the Land,” by Sierra Valley Farms owner Gary Romano.
A book signing will be held that evening from 6-7 pm at Reno restaurant Campo.
Stop by the Art Center and vote for your favorite artist.
Join local Professional Artist/Calligrapher Carol Foldvary-Anderson for two workshops at the Lake Tahoe Community College through the CONNECT Community Education program of non-credit Creative Arts. Carol will be offering her technique of “Oil Pastel Smudge”. Oil Pastel is the medium, Smudging is the technique. Plus offering a 6 day workshop of Calligraphy-The Letterary Arts, which she actually began over 25 years ago in the Motel, on Hwy 50, that once was the Lake Tahoe Community College campus.
On April 29, 2013, GiveLocalNow in partnership with the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, and For Arts’ Sake, will host the first ever 24 hour online giving challenge to support the arts in our region.
Check out the South Tahoe Art scene and join the buzz at Après Wine Company to donate in person from 4pm to 7pm. All donors will be entered into a raffle for an Après Wine Tasting for 4, jewelry, gifts and more! Local artist Bonita Paulis will be exhibiting her work and the Tahoe Art League Gallery next door to Après will have an open house to showcase other area artists. read more →
Explore creative writing of any genre in a fun, cooperative and creative environment in Truckee with local writer Karen Terrey of Tangled Roots Writing May through June 2013.
Connect with a writing community, generate new material, play with language and meaning, explore craft and form, and develop a writing practice in a supportive creative environment. read more →
Local award-winning watercolor artist, Eva S. Nichols, will be exhibiting her newest paintings in her exhibit “Detour to Tahoe” at the main gallery of North Tahoe Arts March 13th to April 29th, 2013. Nichols was born in Denmark.
An impressionist colorist, Eva creates vibrant watercolors that reflect her many life-changing travel experiences. In her art, she experiments with format and colors, using a variety of techniques to apply the paint to paper. You can always recognize her bold use of colors in her paintings.
The Haldan Art Gallery at Lake Tahoe Community College will open selections of artwork from the Hanna Porter and Growdon Family Collections will be displayed in the Haldan Gallery. The show features an array of different mediums, content, and styles from an assortment of national and international artists starting April 18, 2013.
The pieces in these collections have been acquired through a spectrum of strategically planned purchases and serendipitous opportunities.
The South Lake Tahoe art scene is thriving. So much so that the Tahoe Art League (TAL) opened a new gallery in the middle of town to feature our top visual artists and to hold workshops for the community.
The popular free silk art open studio sessions are held every Tuesday at the TAL Art Center Gallery on Ski Run Boulevard from 10am to 1pm.
En plein air is a French expression which means “in the open air”, and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors. Artists love to paint outdoors especially to capture the changing qualities of natural light.
So how do you go about en plein air?
Head out with Dave Russo from the Tahoe Art League on Sunday mornings from 9 am to noon at scenic locations around Lake Tahoe. Photographers and all media are welcome to these free outings.
So you have something to say?
Join the club. Tahoe Writers Works that is. If you’re addicted to writing, the TWW is your fix. Tahoe Writers Works is a group of writers, poets and other individuals who host writing workshops throughout the year. Both beginning and established writers are welcome. There is no obligation other than an exceptional love of the written word. read more →
Why would anyone scuba dive in Lake Tahoe?
There’s nothing to see – right?
Her subjects like to strut their stuff.
Roosters by Nancy Abicht, South Shore watercolorist.
As an academic community of artists, Sierra Nevada College continues its tradition of offering summer art workshops for the 29th year.
To foster an interdisciplinary approach to visual practice, a variety of summer workshops given by nationally known ceramists, glass artists, painters, sculptors, printmakers, digital artists, photographers, paper makers, jewelers, and more will be held at the college June 8 through August 2, 2013.
Here’s one for the birds. After 30 years, this Truckee local is back home and has brought a little something with him, amazing talent. Greg Zirbel, artist and owner of NeatTweets has taken his Tahoe Truckee High School woodshop skills, mixed them with his love of art, nature and a little historical lumber and turns out the most beautiful birdhouses you’ve ever seen.
Not just birdhouses, historical landmark replicas are his specialty. These functional master pieces are not just birdhouses, but function as feeders as well. Each one has a story of its own and are well documented which really adds to there appeal. read more →
Kindred Art and Folk Institute located in Truckee is on a mission to provide a creative, meaningful and sustainable educational opportunities, inspiring lifelong learning for individuals and families.
Kindred is a catalyst for all ages to come together and discover all we are capable of. Kindred offers a wide variety of sessions for all ages using multiple mediums so students are able to experience many different avenues and create to new ones together.
Local art with heart will be on display at the North Tahoe Arts Center in Tahoe City February 1 through March 11, 2013.
Meet the artists at the Opening Reception on Friday, February 8th from 5-7pm.
From painting, drawing and printmaking to life sized figurative papier mache sculpture, the Deeper Meaning art show is an eclectic mix of multi media 2 and 3D works by local artist Alison Lee and “used to be local” artist Sheri Howe.
The art work will be on display at Sierra College in Truckee from February 4 – March 24, 2013, Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. read more →
She is launching her third romantic suspense novel, Double Down, Après Wine Company on Thursday, February 28 from 6-9pm. Meet Saylor Storm, twenty-eight year resident of Lake Tahoe. read more →
His love of the West provides the inspiration for his light-filled, vibrant landscapes which convey the clear sense of strong color and deep contrasts he sees in his subjects. By painting outdoors in the Sierra Nevada mountains including his home at Lake Tahoe, and high deserts of New Mexico and Arizona, he has developed a deep appreciation for the color and beauty of the western landscape.
Meet Andy Skaff, plein air artist from West Shore.
Andy’s “New Colors” exhibit takes place at Wolfdale’s in Tahoe City through the end of January 2013. read more →
Hidden from view across from Sugar Pine Point State Park, Ehrman Mansion is an isolated architectural treasure. read more →
Out of 300,000 boys, he was selected as the “Boy of the Year” by the Boys Club of America in the late 1940s because of his artistic talents and community service. At the same time while still in grade school, he also won a scholarship to the San Francisco College of Art where he studied on Saturdays and at night.
Continuing to display his indisputable talents in high school, he became the first recipient of the Stephen David Epstein Memorial Scholarship which made him eligible to study anywhere in the world for one year. He chose to study in Paris. With Picasso. Meet David Russo of South Lake Tahoe.
It was Heavenly’s first alpine ski racing club dating back to 1957.
Today, it’s been reincarnated as the Heavenly Ski & Snowboard Foundation. The Blue Angels Ski Club.
Without a doubt, she was Tahoe’s greatest artisan. Dat So La Lee is considered one of the greatest basket weavers and designers among the Washoe people.
A fine collection of Dat So La Lee’s work and 900 baskets, pottery, clothing, dolls and artifacts from more than 85 tribes nationwide are on display at the Marion Steinbach Indian Museum located inside the Gatekeeper’s Museum.
In honor of Truckee local CR Johnson shown here in his handmade jacket, Riverside Studios is holding the Lion Heart Show to raise money for the CR Johnson Healing Center on February 1, 2013 from 4pm to 8pm.
The event will include original artwork donated by local artists. Each piece will be priced at $100 with sales going to the center which is managed by the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation that provides resources for athletes in recovery from sport related injuries. Resources include: physical therapy, acupuncture, massage, personal training and more.
He’s a constant advocate for arts at Lake Tahoe and now the host of the “The Tahoe Art Scene” program that airs every Thursday at 5:15pm on KTHO am590/96.1fm.
Join artist Robert Schimmel as he explores the expanding opportunities for bringing more art to our local community.
The Donner Party was no party at all.
Granlibakken Resort, on Lake Tahoe’s west shore, was once called Olympic Hill, and is known as Lake Tahoe’s oldest ski resort dating back to circa 1922.
Its story is one of historic luster and charm that defines Lake Tahoe’s enduring ski culture, told best by local historian and renowned journalist Robert Frohlich in “Skiing at Olympic Hill: The Story of “a hillside sheltered by fir trees” which follows. read more →
What began as an attempt to make the world kinder turned into a year of weekly paintings hot off her easel. One of the results is her book bursting with radiant color.
After 52 weeks of capturing our daily lives, South Lake Tahoe artist Kit Night has released Art in the Morning, a charming, sometimes insightful, mix of oil paintings and musings on nature, jazz, beer, and the process of painting. You’re invited to join Kit on her adventure to embrace beauty. Shown here is Kit’s impression of one of our favorite locals – the Mountain Chickadee.
His charming depictions of outdoor activities and use of striking, bold colors will make you fall in love with his vintage Tahoe posters.
Meet Paul Bailey, watercolor painter and designer.
It’s been in the works for years although Truckee’s rich railroad history started making its indelible mark on the development of the mountain town in 1867.
Located next to Boreal ski resort is a treasure trove of California ski history.
It’s the Western SkiSport Museum.
With all of her senses engaged, she creates watercolors that capture her love affair with Lake Tahoe and nature.
Meet Joyce Major, Incline Village water colorist. Joyce combines her passion for the outdoors with an equal passion for creating art.
Like many local artists, she draws her artistic inspiration from being here at Lake Tahoe where she snowshoes, skis, hikes and kayaks. Her backcountry landscape photography has also inspired her watercolor paintings.
This sweet painting by South Lake Tahoe artist Nancy Clarke captures summertime at one of her favorite places – the Tahoe Tallac Historic Site which is the stage for the annual Vallhalla Valhalla Arts & Music Festival.
Nancy calls her work Tahoe Pleasures, expressed in her painting shown here. read more →
He is considered the father of California skiing. A true mountaineer in every sense of the word.
Snowshoe Thompson weathered blizzards on 25 lb. skis with an 80 pound pack on his back just to deliver the mail.
While many call it Emigrant Peak, it’s actually named after Melissa Coray, a Mormon pioneer woman who walked over 2,000 miles to the west.
Its mission is simple.
Use the power of dance and music to cultivate life skills in our local youth and to inspire an enduring passion for the arts. By offering a wide variety of dance classes and workshops, InnerRhythms Dance Center believes dance and music will help awaken individual and community consciousness one beat at a time.
He has a style all his own.
An extension of his being, Reds Regan’s paintings are free flowing, bold, and expressive. A charismatic style emblematic of Reds’ passion for living and his drive to express it on canvas.
Through his fluid brush strokes and bold multi-layered colors, Reds’ primitive contemporary art is an extension of his innate connection with nature. His unique composition and energetic expression create a poetically simplistic yet boldly relaxed style.
Her art is a lyrical expression of her innate awareness to her surroundings.
Well known by college art students, she is currently featured on Lake Tahoe buses and t-shirts.
Meyers publisher Bona Fide Books is pleased to announce the publication of “Get Out of My Crotch! Twenty-One Writers Respond to America’s War on Women’s Rights and Reproductive Health,” to be released by its new imprint Cherry Bomb Books.
A reading will be held as part of the Lake Tahoe Writers’ Series on Friday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. at Lake Tahoe Community College.
Watercolor artist Teri Sweeney holds beginning Watercolor classes at the Tahoe Art League Center every Tuesday from 2 pm to 4:30 pm.
All classes and projects run in four-week sessions, starting the first week of every month. These classes are ongoing and new students are welcome to join in at any time.
No pressure here. In fact, it sounds like fun. Now you can join weekly ceramics drop-in classes at T Pots Pottery in Truckee.
Let local artist, Teresa Wik, show you how to create decorative and functional lead-free pottery like this garlic keep that is oven, microwave and dishwasher safe.
It is home to more than 800 baskets, pottery, clothing, dolls and artifacts from over 90 tribes nationwide.
How appropriate for this Lake Tahoe landmark that sits on the site of a known Washoe Indian campsite. The Marion Steinbach Indian Basket Museum at the Gatekeeper’s Museum.
It’s definitely worth a visit.
Inconspicuously located inside the Tahoe Community Center in Tahoe City is an impressive collection of local art. It’s the North Tahoe Art Center. read more →
Wyland Gallery in South Lake Tahoe will host an Artist’s Reception and live sculpting demonstration by international bronze artist June Towill Brown on December 26 and 27 from 2:00 p.m.– 6:00 pm.
Well-known for her work on the new International Gateway to Lake Tahoe, Brown will be creating her new Bear Series which is a spin-off of the life-size showcase Brown Bear that sits within the new Gateway. Some of her more popular Limited Edition sculptures will be on display. In addition, the Gallery will unveil June Towill Brown’s newest artistry with a selection of her new sterling silver Equine Jewelry Collection.
Rubicon Point Lighthouse.
Elevation 6,580 ft.
It’s not easy to spot, especially since it has been out of commission for over 80 years, and it doesn’t look like a lighthouse.
But, it’s well worth the short hike in D.L. Bliss State Park on the west shore to see this historic piece of Tahoe’s early mariner days.
Paint with a local pro who can help transform your hobby into fine art. From pencil sketches to watercolors, Shelley Hocknell Zentner can help you brush up on your skills, refine your technique, and help you finish that masterpiece.
Join Shelley on one of her popular one-on-one guided plein air painting lessons in the woods, along the Truckee River or at the beach where she’ll introduce you to her favorite subjects including still life, human form, portraiture, and landscape.
The paintings of Endre Peter Darvas combine a wonderful versatility with brilliant expressiveness and flawless technical quality. His paintings deal with an ever changing variety of subjects depicted in a distinctive impressionistic style.
Devastatingly, Peter suffered the complete loss of his studio and home to ﬁre including hundreds of paintings and 40 years of irreplaceable personal treasures.
Peter has been helping the community, donating his time and art work to Lake Tahoe service organizations since 1972. Now it is our turn as a community to give back to him through donations.
Tahoe Arts Project (TAP) is holding a Holiday Art Festival on Saturday, December 8th at St. Theresa’s Grace Hall in South Lake Tahoe. The Festival will take place from 12:00-4:00 PM and will include arts and craft booths, food, wine, hot chocolate, music, dance and a visit from Santa.
This is a family event and a great opportunity to find local art. read more →
With a style all her own, Aimee Had of Truckee, uses her art to express her values which is emblematic of her tight knit mountain community.
Like the pioneers of expressionism, Van Gogh, Edvard Munch and Manet, Aimee’s paintings deliberately distort our world in order to obtain an emotional effect that vividly transmits our imagination and mood.
Carole Sesko, contemporary artist from Truckee, is holding an open art studio and holiday sale Saturday and Sunday, Dec 15 and 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
You’ll find functional art, contemporary paintings, mixed media collage, whimsical boxes, sculptural boxes and art jewelry.
This year, give something meaningful from the heart, from a local artist.keep looking »