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.
Becoming 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. Join the Tahoe Art League General Meeting on March 12, 2014 and take a peek into Lady Jill’s clear expression of natural beauty during her painting demo.
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 →
Fill your home with beautiful art created by local and regional artists, and support worthy causes at the same time! 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 →
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 →
Tahoe Arts Project (TAP) is holding a Holiday Festival and fundraiser on Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 10 am to 5 pm at the South Tahoe Middle School Multi-Purpose Room located at 2940 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
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 →
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.
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.
Lady 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.
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 →
Take a trip through South Lake Tahoe through the eyes of local artists during the free 2013 Tahoe Art League Artist Studio Tour August 2, 3 and 4. All studios will be open 10 AM – 5 PM.
South Lake Tahoe is home to many accomplished artists like Kit Night shown here, as well as Nina Major and Jill Mueler, who are members of the Tahoe Art League (TAL) dedicated to promoting fine art and art education in South Lake Tahoe.
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.
The “Heavenly Village Fine Art Festival” will be held in South Lake Tahoe on June 22-23, 2013 featuring original work in all medium of two and three dimensional fine art, including paintings, photography, etchings, and sculpture. Proceeds will benefit our favorite local arts program, the Tahoe Arts Project.
Each artist will be present to meet with the public and discuss their work. All work is available for purchase. read more →
The 3rd annual Markleeville Plein Air event will take place June 25 through June 29, 2013 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 →
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.
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.
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.
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 →
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 Kit’s impression of one of our favorite locals – the Mountain Chickadee.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To 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.
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 →
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The culmination of a year’s work will adorn the hallways of Lake Tahoe Community College at the annual student art exhibit. The students involved come from a wide variety of backgrounds like Ashley Pfister who has art in her blood.
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.
Her 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.
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 →
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.
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 →
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.
“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 →
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.
The Tahoe Art League awarded three Lake Tahoe Community College students $2,100 total for their level of creativity, depth and talent, and to continue their education in the field of Fine Arts at the awards Ceremony at the Lake Tahoe Community College on June 24, 2011.
Incline Village resident, photographer and volunteer at the Tahoe Environmental Research Center(TERC), Jim Markle, will be the featured speaker at the Tahoe Art League’s June 8 meeting that run 7pm to 9 pm. Jim will focus on his photography around the Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Range.
For the love of art, BATS (Bringing Art to Schools) is responsible for bringing art classes and an art history program to the 1,800 students in the five Lake Tahoe Unified School District Elementary Schools, K – 5th grade levels in South Lake Tahoe.
The Bringing Art To Schools (BATS) Program recently held their end of year art show in conjunction with the Lake Tahoe Unified Schools open house night in the elementary schools. Students in each class selected art pieces to be displayed and in each school the adult volunteers worked throughout the day to set up grids and attach the art pieces for display.
The South Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce is seeking local artists, artisans, and musicians to participate in this year’s Sample the Sierra festival in South Lake Tahoe on September 4, 2011.
Lake Tahoe Community College Art Department is opening entries for the 2011 annual student exhibition in May. Submissions will be taken May 18 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and May 19 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Fine Arts Building loading dock.
That’s not a photo. It’s a painting.
With his signature realist style, he paints his favorite flowers and landscapes dramatically capturing light and shadows as they exist in nature. His attention to texture and detail has earned Brian Davis the designation, “Floral Artist and Master of Illusion,” by Art World News.
Don’t miss master painter Brian Davis at the Tahoe Art League monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 11, starting at 7pm as he demonstrates and discusses his unique painting style.
It’s free too. read more →
Tahoe Arts Project (TAP) is embarking on its twenty-fifth year with its 2011-2012 performance season this Fall. To celebrate, TAP is inviting graphic designers and students to create a commemorative logo. Submissions are due May 31, 2011.
The Lake Tahoe Community College Art Department is holding a special exhibition in memory of long-time student, community member, friend and artist, Dixie Murnane, April 9 through May 12, 2011.
An exhibition of 57 works of art by Dixie will be installed in the LTCC student gallery and a special opening reception will be held Saturday, April 9th from 1 – 3pm. Most of the work will be for sale and all proceeds will go to establish the Dixie Murnane Memorial Art Scholarship in her honor. Food and beverages will be served and the public is invited. read more →keep looking »