The Academy of Hay by Julia Shipley 2015 Bona Fide Books Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize Winner
Julia Shipley is the author of a full-length poetry collection, The Academy of Hay, (Bona Fide Books, 2015) winner of the Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize, and a long-form lyric essay, Adam’s Mark, (Plowboy Press, 2014), which was selected as a Boston Globe Best New England Books of 2014.
She’s a contributing editor to Yankee, and author of the Vermont Rural Life offering snapshot vignettes of points in the north and a contributing writer for Seven Days, Burlington’s Independent Weekly. Her articles about news and cultural events, book reviews, profiles and episodes of pure quirk can be found here.
South Lake Tahoe artist Kit Night is jazzing up Valhalla as the featured Artist in residence August 7 to 16, 2015.
You can ask Kit about her inspiration, watch her paint or just hang out and all that jazz, with Kit of course, from 11am to 4pm daily in the beautiful setting next to the lake.
The annual Tahoe Art League (TAL) Artist Studio Tour takes place July 31, August 1, 2 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) from 10:00AM to 5:00PM.
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.
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 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. read more →
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.
Lupine can be spotted all over Lake Tahoe right now.
The plein air event has been cancelled because of wildfire. Pray for our firefighters and our beloved Markleeville, forests and animals.
The annual Markleeville Plein Air event will take place June 24 through June 28, 2015 with artists painting on location throughout Alpine County with Phyllis Shafer as jurist.
In Tahoe and Truckee we have endless reasons to be grateful for a life well lived.
Healthy, hearty, rich lifestyles; abundant freedom; and crystal clear starlit skies and a mesmerizing deep blue lake that enrich the soul.
Here, Hyacinth Faery by South Lake Tahoe illustrator Kristen Schwartz captures the rapture of the season.
What are you grateful for?
The culmination of a year’s work will adorn the hallways of Lake Tahoe Community College at the annual student art exhibit.
The opening reception is Sunday, May 17 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. with music, refreshments, and an awards ceremony at 3:30 p.m. It is free to attend, and all are welcome. This exhibition will be on display throughout the LTCC campus during all open college hours from May 17 through June 19. read more →
Bona Fide Books will host an art reception for oil painter Claudia A. Garza on Fri., May 1, 6:30-8:30 pm at its shop in Meyers. This event is free and open to the public.
He’s a constant advocate for arts at Lake Tahoe and the host of the The Art Scene on Saturdays 1:06 pm to 1:30 pm on KOWL am1490 “The Owl” – Tahoe’s Talk.
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.
The Lake Tahoe Community College Foundation and Rotary Club of South Lake Tahoe are teaming up for the fourth annual “Off the Wall” Art Auction at LTCC March 24-28, 2015. Participants can enjoy artworks created by locally and regionally known artists, bid on their favorites, and support local education and charitable organizations at the same time.
The artwork up for auction is being donated by a number of local artists, including nationally known artist and LTCC Art Department Chair Phyllis Shafer, David Russo, and many other Art Department faculty members.
Local and visiting artists offer a trio of free art exhibits at the Lake Tahoe Community College through March 2015.
Shown here is a painting by local artist Kelley Hackleman in her first solo show, Slightly Disheveled, featuring oils on canvas that are darkly humorous, portraying the natural world in slightly odd, quirky ways. Each canvas tells a narrative, but it’s up to the viewer to decide what that narrative is.
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.
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 →
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.
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.
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.
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 →
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?
Have 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.
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.
The 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 →
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.
The “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 →
Ms. 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.
Are 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.
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.
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 →
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 →
It’s easy to be grateful living in Tahoe like Hyacinth Faery pictured here.
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 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 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.
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 →
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 →keep looking »