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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
South Lake Tahoe art exhibits, galleries, events and performances.

TAP Holiday Festival Nov 15-16

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 →

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Land Lines by Charli Beck Nov 1 at Bona Fide Books HQ

Charli Beck at Bona Fide BooksCelebrate 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.

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Autumn Abundance by Kristen Schwartz

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.

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A Trio of Art Exhibits at Lake Tahoe Community College

Tahoe Culture candacenicolArtists 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.

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The Tahoe Art Scene Radio Show with Robert Schimmel Thursdays 5:15pm

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.

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Tahoe Art League Outdoor Art Shows

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.

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Rock Art by Charles Huckeba Sept 10

Rock Art by Charles HuckabaThe 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 →

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Plein Air Painting with Tahoe Art League

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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 →

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Artist-In-Residence at Valhalla 2014 Schedule

Kelly-Lynn-SmithThe 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 →

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Tahoe Art League’s Free Artist Studio Tour Aug 3, 4, 5

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.

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Embrace Beauty with Kit Night

Harlequin Romance Kit NightHer paintings are animated, full of color and personality. Just like her.

Kit Night, South Lake Tahoe oil painter, has an extraordinary gift.  She can take the ordinary like fruit, a table glass or dessert, and bring it to life with an injection of dramatic color and poetic lines.

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Tahoe Photo Group Spreading its Wings

Local and regional photographers are invited to join the newly established photography group of the Tahoe Art League in South Lake Tahoe.

Besides having fun, you’ll hone your skills with award-winning photographers right in your own backyard.  And, what better backdrop than Lake Tahoe?

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Make Art Your Business: Seminar with Carol Foldvary-Anderson Aug 11

Carol-Foldvary-AndersonHave you ever wondered what it would be like to have an arts business? Making money at what you love to do. Well the first step is having the intent, the mindset to generating an income. Next you need to learn the rules! Take your Art to the next level and have your creative efforts pay off as you grow an Arts Business. Facilitator Carol Foldvary-Anderson is a renowned professional award winning artist/designer, published author/illustrator, and arts educator. A Designer Member of the Crafts and Hobby Association with 25 years making art her business.

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Watercolor Workshops with Teri Sweeney Tuesdays

Watercolor artist Teri Sweeney holds beginning Watercolor classes at the Tahoe Art League Center every Tuesday from 2 pm to 4:30 pm, June 17 to July 8, 2014.

Classes are ongoing and new students are welcome to join in at any time.

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LTCC Art Club Visiting Artist Series Avery Palmer June 20

AveryPalmerThePianistThe Lake Tahoe Community College Art Club welcomes artist Avery Palmer on Friday, June 20 at 6 p.m. in Room F101 in the Fine Arts Building.

Palmer will present a lecture on his artwork, including a slide show, and participate in a demonstration and discussion of his ceramic techniques.

This free event is open to the public, and interested artists from the community are encouraged to attend. read more →

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12th Annual Markleeville Artists Open Studio Tour Oct 5 & 6

Blink and you’ll miss it. Markleeville – only 20 miles from South Lake Tahoe – but a world away, is the home of a small tight-knit community who are the local stewards of the Carson River and the local hot springs, and artists like Charles Muench who captured a quintessential Sierra moment in his painting shown here.

Meet the artists who call Markleeville their home during the 11th Annual Markleeville Artists Open Studio Tour on October 5 and 6, 2013 from 11am to 4pm.

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Markleeville Plein Air Event June 24-28

The 4th annual Markleeville Plein Air event will take place June 24 through June 28, 2014 with artists painting on location throughout Alpine County.

Separated from the rest of California by the imposing escarpment of the Sierra Nevada range, Markleeville is about 25 miles from South Lake Tahoe, and home to a small tight-knit community who are the local stewards of the Carson River and the local hot springs.  It is also a favorite spot for plein air artists who are drawn to this mountain hamlet. read more →

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Fine Art Festival at Heavenly Village June 20-22

Tahoe Culture art eventThe “Heavenly Village Fine Art Festival” will be held in South Lake Tahoe on June 20-22, 2014 featuring original work in all medium of two and three dimensional fine art, including paintings, photography, etchings, and sculpture.

Each artist will be present to meet with the public and discuss their work. All work is available for purchase. read more →

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Thaleia Georgiades Presents at Tahoe Art League June 11 Meeting

Thaleia-paintingMs. Thaleia Georgiades will be the guest artist at the next meeting of the Tahoe Art League. The meeting will be held June 11, 2014 at; 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd., So. Lake Tahoe, CA. The meeting starts at 6:00 pm and ends at 8:30 pm. Ms. Georgiades will give a personal demonstration of her pastel techniques.

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Watercolor Workshop with Lady Jill at Hope Valley May 26-30

Tahoe Culture Lady JillAre you frustrated with that watercolor painting, but don’t want to give up on the masterpiece underneath?

You’re in luck.  Plein Air artist Lady Jill Mueller will conduct watercolor workshops at Sorensen’s Resort in Hope Valley May 26-30, 2014.

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Lady Jill Mueller

Lady Jill Washoe Valley 1Becoming one with nature is the main goal and inspiration behind of all of Lady Jill Mueller’s art works.

Since the 1980s, Jill has composed her painting workshops with the eye of the observer on nature; always creating an experience for the viewer to also feel this connection to nature. Lady Jill inspires her students to find their own union with the natural landscape and express this connection through their own work.

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2014 TAL Artists Registry in the Works

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The Artists Registry is the Tahoe Art League’s premier publication featuring artists and advertisers who support the Arts and Tahoe Art League’s many wonderful programs. This full color FREE magazine is published in beautiful soft cover copies and distributed extensively around Lake Tahoe, the Carson Valley, Reno, Placerville, and regional areas. The Artists Registry is given to businesses and local regional and international visitors. All artists are welcome to submit a photo of their work and brief biography.

Application Deadline is March 15. Cost: $50. Must be a current Member of the Tahoe Art League to apply. read more →

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Off the Wall” Art Auction at LTCC March 24-29

Phyllis Shafer The Rotary Club of South Lake Tahoe and the Lake Tahoe Community College Foundation present the third annual “Off the Wall” Art Auction.

Pieces created by local artists – including Art Department chair Phyllis Shafer and other LTCC Art Department faculty – will be on display in the Haldan Art Gallery from Monday, March 24 through Friday, March 28. read more →

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Tahoe Pleasures by Nancy Clarke

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 →

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Keep Tahoe Happy

hyacinth_b2.jpgIt’s easy to be grateful living in Tahoe like Hyacinth Faery pictured here.

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Hope Valley Fall Color Workshop Sept 16-20

Autumn Glow Lady JillLady Jill is at it again.

She’ll be painting en plein air (that’s outside) at 7,000 feet at Hope Valley during her five day workshop, September 16-20, based out of Sorensen’s Resort.

Lady Jill’s painting philosophy is based on her love of nature – being there as one, allowing the world to go by. She almost never puts people in her paintings, as she wishes the viewer to be the only one there.

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FREE Open Studio Silk Painting Classes on Tuesdays at TAL Art Center Gallery

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.

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LTCC’s Haldan Art Gallery Features Hanna Porter and Growden Collection

Hanna Porter at Haldan Art GalleryThe 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.

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Oil Pastel Smudge and Calligraphy with Carol Foldvary-Anderson May 13-30

Carol Foldvary-AndersonJoin 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.

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Arts Day of Giving April 29 at Apres Wine Co

High Sierra Summer by Bonita PaulisOn 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 →

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LTCC Art Gallery Director & Landscape Artist, Phyllis Shafer

monitors.jpgHer 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.

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Live Sculpting with Bronze artist June Towill Brown Dec 26 and 27

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.

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Art Lessons with Shelley Hocknell Zentner

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.

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Tahoe Art League Holiday Boutique

Tahoe-Art-League-Holiday-Sale-by-Julie-ZeidTo make your holiday truly festive and shopping carefree, the Tahoe Art League (TAL) has opened a Christmas Boutique overflowing with unique holiday gifts featuring fine art and crafts made by local artists.

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Holiday Open House at Dirk Yuricich Photography Dec 15-16

Join Dirk and Lisa for a Holiday Open House at their Gallery at the Ski Run Marina in South Lake Tahoe, California on December 15 and 16, 2012, Saturday & Sunday from 12 noon – 5 p.m.

Enjoy a glass of wine or a mug of hot chocolate and some holiday treats surrounded by Dirk’s famous images of Lake Tahoe and international destinations. read more →

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Silk Paintings by Addie Chernus: A One Woman Show Nov 9-11

She loves the luscious feel of silk, and uses it as her exclusive canvas for her paintings, wall hangings, and silk art clothing.

Addie Chernus will demonstrate her colorful techniques for painting on silk, and discuss several of her paintings during her “One Woman Show” on Nov 9 (3-7pm), Nov 10 (2-6 pm) and Nov 11 (12-4pm) at Wyland Galleries located at 4000 Lake Tahoe Blvd.  It’s free and refreshments will be served.

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David Schnabel, Drawing Life, 1924 – 2010 at Haldan Art Gallery thru Nov 30

 “Age is no excuse. It’s the challenge that keeps you sharp and impassioned.” Amen.

This pretty much sums up David and his art career on display at the Haldan Art Gallery at the Lake Tahoe Community College through November 30, 2012.

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“Run Salmon Run” Community Art Project Auction Oct 20 Montbleu

To creatively raise money for the Tahoe Tallac Association, Valerie Kuda organized the “Run Salmon Run” community art project to capture one of our finest natural wonders – the annual running of Kokanee Salmon up Taylor Creek every fall.

Thirty-five artistically embellished fiberglass Salmon designed by local artists will be featured at the live auction at MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa on Oct. 20 from 5-8 pm. emceed by veteran radio personality George Alm of KTHO.

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Painting from the Inside Out, An Exploration of Artistic Expressivity with Yasmin Sayyed

With commanding style and grace, she paints with brushes dipped in love to help us creatively express ourselves in times of trouble.  She uses art as a healing agent, to help us understand we are not alone, and to help us discover the power in our interconnectedness.

With life as the medium, Yasmin A. Sayyed, Ed.D, local artist, poet, and expressive arts therapist, is offering painting classes unlike any other. Painting from the Inside Out, An Exploration of Artistic Expressivity, painting instruction for individuals and small groups, take place at Sayyed’s South Shore studio.

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Aspen Lupine and Tahoe Wildflowers by Dirk Yuricich

You may know this special place where the aspen surround an endless field of purple lupine, like sentinels standing guard.

Since wildflowers in Tahoe only last a few weeks, South Lake Tahoe photographer Dirk Yuricich has created an amazing collection of wildflower photographs, including his exclusive Aspen Lupine series.

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Wine Artist Eric Christensen at Marcus Ashley Gallery August 17-18

As part of its popular summer series of featured artists, Wine Artist Eric Christensen will paint live at Marcus Ashley Gallery at the Village Center in South Lake Tahoe during August 17-18, 2012.

A self-taught painter, Eric Christensen invented a watercolor technique that allows him to create hyper realism images with vibrant color that go beyond the look and depth of a high quality photograph.

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Call to Artists: Original Poster Needed for Wine Tasting Event due June 11

Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe is seeking an original poster design for its 20102 “An Evening of Food and Wine Tasting” fund raising event held in November.

In addition to exposure of your talents, you can also win $250 and 2 tickets to the event.

Contest runs until June 11, 2012.

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Great Basin Exteriors: A Photographic Survey at LTCC April 12-June 15

Injecting art into our community, the Lake Tahoe Community College Haldan Art Gallery presents Great Basin Exteriors: A Photographic Survey, an exhibition of 30 photographs by three regional artists – Adam Jahiel, Daniel Cheek and Nolan Preece – which examines loss, change and abandonment in the American West.

The exhibition runs April 12 – June 15, 2012 with an opening reception on Thursday, April 12th from 5pm-8pm in the gallery.

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Lake Tahoe Community College Student Art Show May 20-June 16

LTCC Student Art ShowThe culmination of a year’s work will adorn the hallways of Lake Tahoe Community College at the annual student art exhibit.

The opening reception will be held Sunday, May 18 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. with music, refreshments, and an awards ceremony held at 3:30 p.m in the Main Building  on campus.

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Fountain Art Fair Features Tahoe Fine Artist Reds Regan To Benefit Art For Progress

Primitive contemporary fine art painter Reds Regan will be featured at the Fountain Art Fair Armory Show March 9-11 at the 69th Regiment Armory in Manhattan.

The Tahoe artist is exhibiting an original 9-foot framed painting at the Armory show which benefits Art for Progress, a non-profit organization providing creative arts education programming for under-served youth. The acrylic painting titled “Minotaur Dream” is shown here, and features a hand-sculpted frame. The piece was inspired by Greek art and mythology with a modern emphasis on beauty and the beast. read more →

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Children’s Publishing Workshop with Writer Illustrator Kristen Schwartz March 22 & 24

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Little did she know that the path to fulfill her dream would also lead to self discovery.  Writer and illustrator Kristen Schwartz from South Lake Tahoe recently completed her illustrated journey into the world of children’s publishing with her first picture book, Yen and the Great Serpent.

Now she’s holding a two-day workshop, “So You Want to Write and/or Illustrate a Children’s Book.  Now What?” at Bona Fide Books in Meyers on Thursday Mar. 22 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday, Mar. 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Painting Winter’s Whites with Joan Hoffmann Jan 23 – 25

Her landscape paintings evoke a poetic sense of place, like “Aloha Lake” shown here located in Desolation Wilderness above South Lake Tahoe.

Learn how to paint winter whites with Joan Hoffman during her three-day water color workshop at Sorensen’s Resort in Hope Valley, January 23-25, 2012. read more →

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“Written on the Body” Art Reception with Shelley Hocknell Zentner Nov 5

On Saturday, Nov. 5, at 6:30 pm, Bona Fide Books will host a reception for Shelley Hocknell Zentner’s new collection, “Written on the Body,” at Bona Fide HQ in Meyers. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments and entertainment will be provided.

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Evening in the Marsh by Bonita Paulis selected as TAMC Sticker 5

“Evening in the Marsh” shown here painted by South Lake Tahoe artist Bonita Paulis has been selected as the Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture (TAMC) collectible sticker #5.

Bonita’s romantic depiction of the Upper Truckee Marsh, the largest wetland habitat and watershed filtration system in the Lake Tahoe Basin, was painted last summer.  Just steps away from the hustle and bustle of Highway 50, this special place represents our commitment to stewardship and is a welcome oasis for all of Lake Tahoe’s inhabitants.

Only 1,000 of the collectible stickers are available. read more →

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Creating a Portrait by Ray Freeman Sept 14

Ray Freeman will be the speaker and demonstrator for the Tahoe Art League September 14th monthly meeting at the South Lake Tahoe Art Center from 7pm to 9pm. The public is welcome to this free meeting to learn more about our art scene.

Ray will demonstrate how he starts a portrait on a toned canvas using a charcoal sketch, which he “fixes” before painting in oils.

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