The Tahoe Art League featured artist at the LTCC Library for December and January is Ginny Schankerman. Making art has been a lifelong pursuit and nature has been the inspiration for much of Ginny’s artwork. Classes at the LTCC have helped her build confidence, knowledge and skill…..as evidenced in this exciting collection of Plein Air oil paintings. Her paintings depict the sublime beauty of the desert and alpine landscapes she appreciates, while her unique Dinosaur Bone jewelry takes us to a far distant time in history. Please stop by the LTCC Library to view this rich display of paintings, ceramics and jewelry by one of Tahoe’s most multi-talented and accomplished artists.
Congratulations, Julia Shipley!
Shipley has won the 2014 Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize for her collection The Academy of Hay, to be published by Bona Fide Books in 2015. The annual poetry prize is sponsored by Kim Wyatt, owner of Bona Fide Books in Meyers, and dear friend of Melissa.
On Thursday, February 18, 1960, under storm-threatening skies, the greatest winter athletes in the world gathered in Squaw Valley.
“Snowball’s Chance: The Story of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games, Squaw Valley & Lake Tahoe”, by David C. Antonucci is a complete account of the preparations, pageantry, ceremonies, competition and epilogues of the historic VIII Olympic Winter Games.
Kirkwood is well known for skiing.
And for its local dishes?
You be the judge.
Lake Tahoe Community College seeks submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction for its 25th annual edition of The Kokanee literary journal.
To have work published, writers must be current LTCC students, faculty, or staff, or an alumni who has taken at least one class at LTCC.
Tahoe Arts Project (TAP) is holding a Holiday Festival on November 15 and November 16, 2014 at the South Tahoe Middle School Multi-Purpose Room.
The Festival fundraiser will include 30 arts and crafts booths, face painting with Gina, Marcia Sarosik Dancers, a visit from Santa, raffle prizes and fun ways to raise money for TAP.
This is a free family event and a great opportunity to find local art. read more →
Discover the treasures lost beneath the surface of Lake Tahoe at the Tahoe Maritime Museum during “Ghost Ships,” a new exhibit featuring boats that sank in Lake Tahoe. Using oral history, underwater footage and found artifacts, “Ghost Ships” pieces together the history of boating on Lake Tahoe.
The exhibit features a combination of salvaged vessels, video and historical documents to explore the stories of select boats and question the social and legal issues pertaining to salvaging vessels along with the impact of public interaction with underwater historic sites.
Celebrate the opening of artist Charli Beck’s new collection Land Lines on Nov. 1 from 6-8pm at Bona Fide Books with light refreshments.
Beck synthesizes landscape art and abstraction in a new way through mixed media mountain portraiture on wood panels.
Her subjects like to strut their stuff. Don’t miss this delightful international parade of bold roosters captured with magnificent light and detail, made in Tahoe of all places, at the South Lake Tahoe Library.
Roosters: A One Woman Show of Watercolor Paintings by local watercolorist Nancy Abicht will be on display at the library November through December.
Are you looking for something special, a one of a kind gift? Look no further than the North Tahoe Arts Center in Tahoe City during Holly Arts, a Winter Celebration November 4, 2014 through January 5, 2015.
North Tahoe Arts offers an ARTisan Shop and two galleries filled with wonderful fine art and handcrafted work perfect for your holiday gift giving.
The North Tahoe Arts ARTisan Shop features original work by 20 local artists. Located in the heart of Tahoe City, by the Commons Beach driveway next to the fire station, the ARTisan Shop is a treasure trove of unique handmade pottery, glassware, jewelry, fine art, photography and more!
Friends of the Library are excited to present, Gertrude’s Tahoe Adventures in Time, a children’s book about the natural history of Lake Tahoe by Tim Hauserman.
With colorful and dramatic illustrations the book tells the story of Gertrude, a Tahoe girl who meets a magic maiden who takes her on a fast motion adventure through the history of Lake Tahoe. They watch glaciers march, volcanoes erupt and exotic animals graze while becoming forever friends.
Hauserman will read and sign copies of Gertrude’s Tahoe Adventures in Time on December 20th, starting at 10:30 AM.
You’ve heard of petroglyphs.
How about arborglyphs?
And, did you know we live in an area rich in this fascinating art form?
Especially on the east shore of Lake Tahoe.
Autumn in Lake Tahoe is magical.
Colorful trees. Golden light. Cold nights. Serenity.
Warm Indian Summer days let us harvest Tahoe’s rich bounty with gusto and gratitude.
It’s time to celebrate the change of seasons before an intense Tahoe winter blankets us.
To mark this special time, South Lake Tahoe illustrator Kristen Schwartz created the Goddess of Autumn Abundance.
On Oct. 8 at 7 pm Bona Fide Books will launch St. Louis poet Travis Mossotti’s award-winning collection “Field Study” at the Lake Tahoe Community College’s Writers’ Series. The reading is free and open to the public.
Mossotti’s second collection, “Field Study” won Bona Fide’s 2013 Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize, offered annually in honor of the local artist who died in 2009. Written in the tradition of American naturalists, “Field Study” chronicles a courtship through the vehicle of carnivore conservation efforts, says publisher Kim Wyatt. “This book is really about the ethics of nature and relationships, and what is human versus what is animal.”
In the 1860s hundreds of Chinese laborers braved freezing temperatures, blizzards and unbelievably hazardous conditions to drill the 1,659-foot-long Summit Tunnel near Donner Pass, enabling the Central Pacific Railroad to move trains over the summit even in the worst of Sierra winter conditions.
Feel the depth of their harrowing accomplishments as you walk through the 145 year old tunnels and along emigrant wagon routes dating back to 1844.
Artists and fans of beautiful art have at least three great reasons to visit Lake Tahoe Community College until December 5, 2014.
In the foyer of the Duke Theatre in the Fine Arts building, you’ll find the works of local artist Amy Hackleman’s “Grey Matter.” Hackleman teaches photography classes at LTCC.
Shelley decided to make South Lake Tahoe her home not only for the inspirational art scene.
She’s an avid rock climber and athlete.
You don’t have to travel far to learn about the natural history of Tahoe City.
Just head to the “Y” and follow these quick tours, provided by the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association.
Don’t forget to get a taste of our local culture at The Bridgetender. Get the cross-cut fries.
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. And, you can visit his Lake Tahoe Art Scene website 24/7.
North Tahoe Arts will host a group exhibit of regional plein air artists, Heidi Reeves, Barbera Hyytinen, Patti Christensen Woodard, Monika Johnson and Nancy Snyder from Sept. 2-Nov. 3, 2014.
Each a master of their own medium, working in oil, pastels and watercolors, these talented artists portray landscapes and botanicals of the Sierra Nevada and beyond. read more →
“Stopping Time: A Rephotographic Survey of Lake Tahoe,” is a nostalgic trip back in time with photography by Peter Goin. Goin is an athor, photographer, artist and professor of Art in photography and videography at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Goin’s vivid juxtaposition of present day images and historic images of Lake Tahoe stimulate questions about the future of Tahoe.
Any Tahoe lover should pick up a copy today.
What better place to view art than outside – at Lake Tahoe! How about finding art by local artists?
Throughout the summer, the Tahoe Art League holds various art shows featuring contemporary and fine art at locations throughout South Lake Tahoe.
The Tahoe art League will present a demonstration by renowned mixed media Rock artist, Charles Huckeba, on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center. It’s free too.
Charles Huckeba’s artistic re-creations of American Indian rock art are masterpieces in their own right. At once faithfully replicating the ancient images, his modern paintings also succeed in the more difficult task of capturing the spirit of the ancient designs. 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.
Art in the Morning by Kit Night is 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 obviously one of Kit’s favorite pastimes, Morning Kayak. read more →
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.
En plein air is French for “in the open air,” often used to describe the act of painting outdoors to capture the changing qualities of natural light.
The perfect canvas, Tahoe’s ever changing light that transforms the composition and the soul, calls new and seasoned artists to head out with Dave Russo from the Tahoe Art League on Sunday mornings from 9 am to noon to a variety of locations. Photographers and all media are welcome to these free outings that take place April through October. read more →
It’s one of the most amazing survival stories ever told.
In 1982, an avalanche at Alpine Meadows ski resort took the lives of seven people. In the middle of the devastation, one woman was trapped under the snow and a team of ski patrolmen worked for five days to free her. Jennifer Woodlief tells the story in a vivid and compelling style in her book “A Wall of White”.
Tahoe historian Mark McLaughlin explains how the Lake Tahoe Basin and its environment dealt with the disastrous consequences of the 1859 discovery of silver in western Nevada and the development of the Comstock Lode.
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 →
Tahoe arts and mountain culture will be overflowing the Truckee River during the Historic Downtown Truckee Arts and Crafts Festivals on Saturday and Sunday, September 6 and 7, from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday.
Check out original work by artists from across the western United States showcasing their handcrafted creations including original photography, jewelry, sculptures, ceramics and much more. read more →
North Tahoe Arts invites the public to “DETOURS Kings Beach 2014″, an outdoor art exhibition in Kings Beach, CA, on the north shore of Lake Tahoe.
The exhibition will be on display August 22 through September 30 and will feature 11 site-specific public art pieces throughout the Kings Beach area. The exhibition will also highlight the start of the Tahoe Public Art program.
Click here for the DETOURS walking tour map.
Learn about Lake Tahoe’s interesting railroad days on an easy hike down to Skunk Harbor.
Head down from HWY 28 above Skunk Harbor to Pray Meadows, then down to Skunk Harbor, where you can have a lunch at one of the most beautiful and secluded beaches on Lake Tahoe.
Located at about 6,000 feet in Truckee, Donner Memorial State Park includes the Emigrant Trail Museum and Pioneer Monument, built to commemorate those who emigrated to California from the east in the mid-1800s.
You can also learn about Chinese immigrants played a pivotal role in the development of Truckee in the 1860s. read more →
The Incline Village Fine Art Festival will be held at Preston Field on August 15-17, 2014, in the North Lake Tahoe area.
The Incline Village Fine Art Festival will feature artists presenting their original work in all mediums of two and three dimensional fine art, including paintings in acrylic, oils and watercolors, photography, etchings, sculpture in clay, glass, metal, stone and wood. Each artist will be present to meet with the public and discuss their work. All work is available for purchase. read more →
South Lake Tahoe mixed media artist and poet, Yasmin Sayyed, is participating in an international art movement to help bridge Heaven & Earth through art and energy.
Shown here is Yasmin’s painting entitled “Peace be Still; in the Heart of Humanity” which was created in her South Shore studio.
Do you prefer leisurely “Lakeside Rambles” or a 3-day backpacking trip?
Both? You’re in luck!
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.
Through creative art projects, the AFTS Artist-in-Residence program reaches more than 700 local students to share the intrinsic and social value of art and culture in our daily lives.
Arts For the Schools provides students throughout the Tahoe Truckee and Incline Village school districts access to professional arts instruction in the classroom. The goal is to teach children about the importance of giving, and that art can serve a social function in the world and make a positive contribution to our youth and community. read more →
They specialize in unique and expressive landscapes.
Their mesmerizing prints combine dramatic photography, vivid colors, and artistic touches to create new, captivating visions of the natural world.
Meet Elizabeth and Olof Carmel, Truckee based photographers and owners of Carmel Gallery in Truckee.
Join the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society for a month long celebration of Lake Tahoe’s history featuring demonstrations by members of the Washoe, archeology, and an old time picnic and movie in the park.
Relive Tahoe’s charming past with local historians and guides in North Lake Tahoe.
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.
The Artist-In-Residence program is sure to catch the eye of many at the annual summer-long Valhalla Arts, Music and Theatre Festival.
Featuring local and regional Lake Tahoe talent, exhibits and artists will be in the Viking Room from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Valhalla Grand Hall in South Lake Tahoe.
The public is invited to view and enjoy a variety of art that will also be for sale. There is no charge to view the artwork. read more →
The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society will be conducting a free Historic Walking Tours of Tahoe City on Saturdays starting at 10am.
Lead by local residents, the tour includes legends, history, facts and figures about the stunning wilderness surrounding the majestic mountain lake, along with shopping and dining tips. Tahoe’s colorful history will unfold in fun stories and legends about the people who have called the lake home.
Family friendly. Mostly flat, easy. Leashed dogs OK. Meet at Gatekeeper’s Museum. $5 donation includes museum admission.
His paintings often depict the everyday life found at the boat marinas of Lake Tahoe, the back streets of Truckee, and the trails around Fallen Leaf Lake.
Like this classic of Chief Black Cloud.
Meet Randall Stauss of Carnelian Bay.
Water is her fluid canvas.
Her connection to Tahoe. Her passion. And what better place to capture the beauty of water and its creative expression on landscapes than Lake Tahoe.
Meet Melinda Plumbridge from Tahoe City.
Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, 50 local artists from the Tahoe Art League (TAL) are participating in the Annual TAL Artist Studio Tour August 1, 2, 3 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day.
South Lake Tahoe is home to many accomplished artists like Kit Night shown here, who is a member of the Tahoe Art League dedicated to promoting fine art and art education in South Lake Tahoe since 1964.
Echo Lakes are a glacially formed pair of lakes, cradled in a serene granite setting 10 miles southwest of Lake Tahoe virtually hidden at 7,252′.
Upper and Lower Echo Lakes are connected by a narrow channel which is passable by boat only during high-water conditions which can cut down your hiking time into Desolation Wilderness along the joint Tahoe Rim Trail/Pacific Crest Trail.
To keep the waters pristine, you must be a Tahoe Keeper if you plan to paddle or boat on the lake. Clean, Drain, and Dry to prevent aquatic invasive species.
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.
While the Washoe were the first to enjoy the shores of the present day Tallac Historic Site, three of the original luxurious estates erected between 1890 and 1921 still remain today, and play host to special events and tours to learn about the “Era of Opulence” in South Lake Tahoe.
Kids can cook up a storm using old fashioned recipes during Kitchen Kids, while adults can join Anita Baldwin for some light refreshments and hear stories about the Tallac Casino and Resort, the first casino built in Lake Tahoe, and sip bubbly with Mrs. Pope on the porch. read more →
His challenge is capturing “quintessential moments”.
He says it keeps him focused.keep looking »