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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
North Lake Tahoe and Truckee art exhibits, galleries and events.

Carole Sesko July Open Studio July 24-26

Carole Sesko Red GoldShe’s been busy creating new works in acrylic and mixed media with her signature bold colors and rich textures.

Part of the Truckee Open Art Studio Tour, Carole Sesko is having an open studio tour Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 24, 25 and 26, 2015 from 10am to 5pm, and by appointment.

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First Fridays at Riverside Studios

Peter Buchan

Riverside Studios will showcase new works and a live demonstration from ‘chopstick drip painter’ Peter Buchan this First Friday July 3rd, 5pm – 8 pm providing guests with an opportunity to experience this innovative art form which took Pete 11 years to develop.

Using the unconventional approach of painting perpendicular to the canvas the artist harnesses the power of gravity to drip industrial enamel paint from chopsticks. The artist creates only originals — no prints, copies or giclees!  Live demonstrations at 6 pm and 7 pm. read more →

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The Art of Boats – Tahoe Woodies by Rob Retting IV Library July 30

RobRetting_Photography“The Art of Boats – Tahoe Woodies” is a captivating collection of Tahoe’s classic wooden boats from a design perspective by photographer Rob Retting.

His photos are printed on aluminum which makes them all the more unique and the colors pop!

Rob’s new photographs will be on display at the Incline Village Library from July 30 through August 30, 2015 with an artist’s reception on August 6 at 6:30 pm. read more →

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Truckee Open Art Studios Tour July 17-26

Truckee Open Art Studios TourNevada County Arts presents the first annual Truckee Open Art Studios Tour over ten days from July 17 – July 26, 2015.

Here’s your chance to experience the evolution of art from creative spark to finished product through demonstration and dialog with some of Truckee’s finest professionals, including several nationally-known painters, sculptors, multimedia artists, and woodworkers. Studios will be open 10am to 5pm daily.

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Incline Village Fine Art Festival Aug 14-16

Image by Marta CollingsThe Incline Village Fine Art Festival will be held at Preston Field on August 14-16, 2015.

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 →

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Homewood Fine Arts and Crafts Festival Aug 14-16

Homewood Mountain Resort celebrates the third Homewood Fine Arts and Crafts Festival of the summer taking place Friday through Sunday, August 14-16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. This free event brings together an exciting group of more than 30 artists showcasing an assortment of collectable arts and crafts in a variety of media including paintings, ceramics, jewelry, woodwork, photography and much more.

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North Tahoe Plein Air June 19-21

Plein Air Exhibit at North Tahoe ArtsArtists will be painting en plein air, or in the open air, at local venues as part of the North Lake Tahoe Plein Air Open through June 21. Participating artists will gather to paint the breathtaking scenery of North Lake Tahoe, and organized Paint-Outs will take place throughout the North Lake Tahoe for artists to gather and paint local landscapes. A quick draw competition takes place at 9 a.m. on June 18 at Commons Beach followed by a Paint-Out at 9 a.m. on June 19 at Blackwood Canyon.

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Colors by Andy Skaff

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.

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Summer Art Workshops at Sierra Nevada College

As an academic community of artists, Sierra Nevada College continues its tradition of offering summer art workshops.

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 through July.

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North Tahoe Arts 2015 May Exhibits

EXHIBITS_UnniStevens_EagleFalls, WatertotheWorld!_Oil“Infused with Color-3 Placer Area Artists” and “May Miniatures” will be on display at North Tahoe Arts April 28-June 1, 2015. The opening reception will be hosted at North Tahoe Arts on, Friday, May 1 from 5-7p.m. read more →

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2015 Art Programs at North Tahoe Arts

Kids Art Saturdays at NTACelebrate the beauty of Lake Tahoe at North Tahoe Arts throughout the year with a palette of art programs for kids and adults and exhibits by local artists in two galleries.

Stop by NTA to meet a local artist and enjoy the wide selection of art for sale including textile artwork, wood art, silversmith, leather, metal sculpture, woven art, jewelry, wall art mediums, photography, and ceramics.

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Truckee resident Troy Corliss’ “Leaf Sails” as Kings Beach Art

Troy Corliss Leaf SailsActing as the final jury, the community has come to a verdict on what art should be displayed in the Kings Beach roundabouts.

From a pool of five finalists, Truckee resident Troy Corliss’ “Leaf Sails” and Reno resident David Boyer’s “Swimming with Friends” were the top vote-getters.

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Invasión Yanqui Exhibit at Gatekeepers Museum

Yankqui Exhibit at Gatekeepers MuseumBeginning March 4, the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society  will present “Invasión Yanqui: The U.S.-Mexican War, 1846-1848,” an exhibit by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities at the Gatekeepers Museum in Tahoe City.
Invasión Yanqui” uses paintings, lithographs, sketches, letters, diaries, sheet music, print documents and artifacts from museums and libraries in both the United States and Mexico to narrate the story of the U.S.-Mexican War. The exhibition is available with English or Spanish text.
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Robin Apple Photography at North Tahoe Arts in March

Robin Apple_Taco Stand_PhotographyNorth Tahoe Arts presents exhibits by Robin Apple for the month of March. Robin Apple is a Palo Alto photographer. Apple implements a sequence of post-processing applications to capture and combine moments from disparate places and times. Her images are abstract, blended, colorful, and people-centric and feature day-to-day experiences presented in unusual ways. read more →

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Kindred Art and Folk Institute in Truckee

Kindred Art and Folk InstituteKindred 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.

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Recycled Art by Greg Von Loon

gregvanloon.JPGOne person’s trash is an artist’s next masterpiece.

Recycling gets center stage at Truckee art galleries.  Not that using recycled materials is a new concept for artists.  For years, artists have been using reclaimed wood and all kinds of discarded scraps in their creations.

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Lion Heart Show Fundraiser for the CR Johnson Healing Center Feb 6

In honor of Truckee local CR Johnson shown here in his handmade jacket, Riverside Studios is holding the annual Lion Heart Show to raise money for the CR Johnson Healing Center on February 6, 2015 from 4pm to 8pm.

The event will include original artwork donated by local artists.  A percentage of sales will go 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.

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January Fab ’n’ Funky Art Sale at North Tahoe Arts

KristenAnderson_Grazing_AcrylicNorth Tahoe Arts presents its annual Fab ’n’ Funky art clearance sale during January.  Featured ARTisan Shop artists are clearing out their inventories offering a wide variety of arts and crafts at deeply discounted prices. Works on sale include original paintings, pastels, watercolors and photography, framed prints, jewelry, pottery, glassware and more! Come on down to North Tahoe Arts and see what fabulous and funky bargains you can find.

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Holly Arts, a Winter Celebration at North Tahoe Arts Tahoe City thru Jan 5

NancyOlson_WizardScarf_handknitAre 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!

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North Tahoe Plein Air Sept 2-7

Andrew Bolam- Emerald Pool- Best of showAnd 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.

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Historic Downtown Truckee Arts and Crafts Festival Sept 6 and 7

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 →

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Detours Art Exhibit in Kings Beach Aug 22-Sept 30

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.

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Artists in Bloom Artist-in-Residence

artist-in-bloomThrough 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 →

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Group Show of Mixed Media, Glass, Jewelry & Metal Work Aug 4-Sept 1

JessicaHall_pendantsNorth Tahoe Arts will host a group exhibit of multi-talented artists, Janet Martin, Meg Martin, Jessica Hall and Michael Ochoa August 4- Sept. 1, 2014. Janet Martin’s work consists of collage, painting and art glass. Her daughter, Meg Martin will unveil a new series of paintings that incorporate patterns, collage and occasionally embroidery and appliqué.

Jessica Hall is the founder and creator of Bluebird Designs jewelry and is back in the Tahoe area to showcase her graphic and colorful enamel jewelry designs. Michael Ochoa is an artisan of Mountain Forge blacksmith workshop in Truckee and will be displaying new work. read more →

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Artisan’s Market Place in Truckee features Locally Made Gifts and Products

The Artisan’s Market Place located in the Blue Victorian in Brickelltown has returned for an encore this summer.

This unique gallery represents works by 15 local artists and is filled to the brim with gorgeous handmade treasures, and is open daily except Tuesdays.

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North Lake Tahoe ARTour July 18-July 20

Explore the backstreets of the North Lake Tahoe – Truckee art world  during the annual Tahoe ARTour, taking place July 18, 19 and 20, 2014.

This self-directed studio tour offers numerous opportunities to meet thirty-nine local artists in their work environment, to learn about a variety of art mediums, and to buy directly from the artists.

 

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Inspired Landscape Paintings by Seth Johnson at NTA May 27-July 7

SethJohnson_TruckeeAlley_WatercolorSeth Johnson is a landscape painter living and working in Incline Village, whose work is rooted in the inspiration of the natural landscape.

New work by Johnson will be on display in the Corison Loft Gallery from May 27-July 7, 2014. The opening reception will be hosted at North Tahoe Arts on, Friday, June 13 from 5-7p.m. Refreshments served. All are welcome. Galleries and Artisan Shop are open everyday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. read more →

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Call to Artists: Voice in Color Art Work due May 21

North Tahoe Family Resource CenterVoices In Color is an art benefit for the North Tahoe Family Resource Center celebrating the creative voices of artists and community members. In its inaugural year, the art show, which is sponsored by local businesses will feature the work of local artists and hold a silent auction fundraising event benefiting the North Tahoe Family Resource Center. The theme of the show is Creating Community Through Artistic Voice.   Submissions are due Wednesday, May 21, 2014. read more →

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North Tahoe Arts Members Show

MelindaPlumbridge_ViewFromTheTeaHouse_AcrylicBetween April 1 and May 26, the North Tahoe Art Center in Tahoe City will feature works by member local artists.

A “Peoples Choice Award” will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Stop by the Art Center and vote for your favorite artist.

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Call to Artists: Sunken Treasures Juried Art Show at Tahoe Maritime Museum

ShanghaiThe Tahoe Maritime Museum is proud to partner with Placer Arts and NCArts to host the juried art exhibit, Sunken Treasures, to showcase work by local artists that explores the unseen world at the bottom of Lake Tahoe.  Entries are due March 14, 2014.

The art exhibit will coincide with the museum’s history exhibit, Ghost Ships, opening on Memorial Weekend 2014 and running until April 19, 2015.

The photo here is of the Shanghai, a 25-foot 1890s Steam Launch, being recovered from the bottom of Lake Tahoe – just one of our Sunken Treasures.

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Maurice Sendak: 50 Years, 50 Works at NMOA March 1-April 27

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Maurice Sendak, Moishe Head from Where the Wild Things Are, 1979.

The Nevada Museum of Art is excited to welcome a fun, celebratory exhibit sure to bring out the kid in everyone. Maurice Sendak: 50 Years, 50 Works, commemorates the 50th anniversary of the publication of Maurice Sendak’s highly acclaimed children’s book, Where the Wild Things Are. The Nevada Museum of Art, Donald W. Reynolds Center for the Visual Arts, E. L. Wiegand Gallery hosts the comprehensive memorial exhibition March 1 through April 27, 2014.

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Phyllis Shafer Exhibit at Nevada Museum of Art February

Tallac by Phyllis ShaferPhyllis Shafer:  I only went out for a walk… opens February 8 at the Nevada Museum of Art, Donald W. Reynolds Center for the Visual Arts, E. L. Wiegand Gallery. The exhibition celebrates the iconic landscape paintings of Phyllis Shafer while also carefully examining her early artistic influences shaped by time spent in New York and the San Francisco Bay Area.

The largest presentation of Shafer’s work to date, the exhibition includes nearly 100 paintings, gouaches, and drawings.  read more →

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Discovery & Awareness by Sara Zimmerman

NightoftheJimsonLocal illustrator and graphic designer, Sara Zimmerman, will have her fine artworks on display at Full Circle Movement in Truckee through the Fall.

The exhibit is composed of Sara’s earlier body of works, featuring curvaceous florals and whimsical landscapes that perfectly complement the flow and movement happening within Full Circle Movement.

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InnerRhythms of Truckee: Empowering Art and Community

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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.

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Carole Sesko Open Art Studio and Holiday Sale Dec 21-22

Carole Sesko, contemporary artist from Truckee, is holding an open art studio and holiday sale Saturday and Sunday, Dec 21 and 22, 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.

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19th Century Travel and 21st Century Travelers at SNC Oct 20

film-Zanskar-600x398Terry Jones and Frederick Marx will share their insights in a fascinating lecture entitled “19th Century Travel and 21st Century Travelers” to be presented at the Tahoe Center For Environmental Sciences on the campus of the Sierra Nevada College on Sunday, October 20, 2013.

Terry Jones, founder and former CEO of Travelocity.com and chairman of KAYAK.com, will focus on how 21st century technology can get savvy travelers the best deals online by knowing the perfect time to book airline seats, how to score hotel upgrades and who to call for the best travel advice. His expertise will save you time, money and stress. read more →

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Fall Exhibits at North Tahoe Art Center

ReifErikson_ShadowLane9x12_pastelShowing Sept. 11-Oct. 7, 2013 you’ll find Howard Friedman, Landscapes of the West in the Main Gallery and the annual Group Show of Local Plein Air Artists at North Tahoe Art Center in Tahoe City.

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In Spite Of Art Exhibit at SNC Sep 13-Oct 25

In Spite of on Tahoe CultureThe Holland Project Gallery and the Tahoe Gallery at Sierra Nevada College are holding a joint exhibition, In Spite Of, that explores unconscious faith and everyday beliefs.

Curated by Sarah Lillegard and featuring fourteen artists from the Northern Nevada region and across the United States, the exhibit is split between two galleries creating a cross dialogue between the spaces. While each portion of the exhibit does stand on its own, viewers are encouraged to visit both spaces as each gallery contributes different artists and aspects of the overall exhibit. read more →

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Salvaged August Art Classes for Kids and Adults

Salvaged Art ClassesSalvaged, the newest art cooperative in Tahoe City, announced a roster of August art classes designed, based on demand, for kids and adults.

Taught by artists and cofounders Alissa Morganti and Renee Koijane, the classes will be held in both the backyard outdoor space and inside gallery, each offering a creative and inspiring setting.

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Ursus Among Us Black Bear Art Exhibit in Tahoe City

Meet Rocky, he’s an American Black Bear who lives in Tahoe.  He’s just one of our beloved locals depicted in the juried art exhibit Ursus Among Us on display at the Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City where visitors can learn about these gentle giants and the history of our black bears.

The Gatekeeper’s Museum is open every day except Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Everyone needs a day off.

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Landscapes and Sierra Animals at North Tahoe Arts June 5-July1

JoelPopadics_Rush_Hour,_Innisbofin_watercolorPaintings that capture our world in a new light by Joel Popadics and Eileen Blodgett will be on display at North Tahoe Arts June 5 through July 1, 2013.

Popadics, award-winning watercolorist, is noted for his traditional approach to watercolor, in particular, his use of green and his ability to capture light and atmosphere in his landscape watercolors. His paintings, often described as “tranquil, full of light and air,” are based on his plein air sketches.  Eileen Blodgett’s fascination with nature and texture has taken her work to a place of discovery and of shifting perspectives of time and place. read more →

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Eva Nichols Paintings at North Tahoe Arts March 13-April 29

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.

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Heart ART at North Tahoe Arts Feb 1-March 11

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.

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Deeper Meaning Art Show at Sierra College Feb 4-March 24

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 →

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North Tahoe Art Center

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 →

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Acceptance of Transition by Cathy McClelland selected as TAMC Sticker #6

“Acceptance of Transition” painted by North Lake Tahoe artist Cathy McClelland, is the image featured on the Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture collectible sticker #6.

Cathy’s depiction of a Tahoe bear standing in an aspen grove of cascading leaves is playfully symbolic of our shared acceptance of this magical season of change with our bears and wildlife.  The painting speaks to the healing power of Bear, and the peace that comes from acceptance.

Only 1,000 of the collectible stickers are available at shops listed here. read more →

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Burning Hearts Exhibit at Truckee Donner Rec Center

What makes your heart sing; your passion burn?

The Truckee Public Arts Commission’s fall exhibit, Burning Hearts, at the TDRPD’s new Rec Center features original art depicting the passion that makes our community thrive.

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A Fine Evening with Fine Art Oct 21

Help keep art vital in North Lake Tahoe during North Tahoe Arts’ A Fine Evening with Fine Art on Sunday, October 21st at The Lodge at Lahontan Golf Club in Truckee from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

But act quick.  Only 30 tickets will be sold for this exclusive event.

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Fall Cornucopia and Teapots & Teas at North Tahoe Arts thru Oct 29

North Tahoe Arts presents two fall exhibits that captures the change of season and approaching Tahoe winter.

“Fall Cornucopia” is a photography exhibit and “Teapots and Teas” includes teapots, private teapot collections, and locally made teas. Both exhibits run until Monday, October 29.

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Nature’s Colors in Fiber and Glass with the Strand Sisters

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North Tahoe Arts presents a collaborative exhibit “Nature’s Colors in Fiber and Glass” featuring sister artists Catherine and Linda Strand through October 2012 in the Main Gallery. Catherine’s fused glass and Linda’s fiber-based wall hangings are distinctive yet complementary media celebrating color and design with nature themes.

For example, a fused glass pumpkin by Catherine is paired with one of Linda’s wall hangings depicting a plentiful harvest from an urban farm.

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