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

First Fridays at Riverside Studios

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Join Riverside Studios in downtown Truckee on the First Friday each month from 4pm to 8pm for Tahoe mountain culture.

Toast the fine art of living with the local artists, live music and libations at Riverside Studios in downtown Truckee, where art and culture intersect.

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Made in Tahoe Festival May 24-25

Allana Hughes Pottery Riverside StudiosCelebrate Tahoe arts and mountain culture with local arts, local products,  food, and music at the Made in Tahoe Festival at Squaw.

The two-day festival takes place on Saturday-Sunday, May 24 and 25, 2014, and includes local artisans, businesses, organizations and a community stage with live performances by artists, storytellers, writers or presentations. 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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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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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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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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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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Holly Arts Exhibit in Tahoe City

SueGross_PapierMacheBowlNorth Tahoe Arts welcomes winter with its annual Holly Arts exhibit featuring original, winter themed art made by local artists through December 30, 2013.

A tradition, this exhibit is the place to find your commemorative 2013 Tahoe-made holiday art piece or locally made gifts.

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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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TINS Toasts Art and Nature Aug 14

TINSA fundraiser for Tahoe Institute for Natural Sciences at the new Bolam Gallery in Incline Village on Wednesday, August 14th, 4-7pmwill feature multiple champagnes, tasty appetizers, and the opportunity to meet Andrew Bolam and Annie Hooker, husband and wife and owners of the Bolam Gallery.

Andrew has created a specific painting for the event, with a percentage of the proceeds going to TINS.
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Rob Retting & Marla Gartrell Artwork at North Tahoe Arts

RobRetting_PhotographyRob Retting will be showing new photographs in the Corison Loft Gallery at North Tahoe Arts through August. Retting’s work focuses on the artistic craftsmanship and beauty of traditional wood boats. His graphic compositions and bold use of color give his maritime photography an abstract quality.

Retting’s work will be on display July 31 through September 9, 2013. An artists reception will be hosted at North Tahoe Arts on, Saturday, August 10, from 5-7 p.m. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. read more →

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Carole Sesko July Open Studio July 19-21

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

As part of Tahoe ARTour 2013, Carole Sesko is having an open studio tour over two weekends – Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 19, 20, and 21st, from 10am to 5pm, and by appointment.

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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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North Lake Tahoe ARTour July 19-21

Explore the backstreets of the North Lake Tahoe – Truckee art world  July 19, 20 and 21, 2013 during the 20th annual Tahoe ARTour.

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.

Meet the artists at the Opening Reception at North Tahoe Arts on Tuesday, July 9th, 5 to 7 p.m. featuring music by local singer-songwriter Tuck Wilson. read more →

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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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29th Annual Summer Art Workshops at Sierra Nevada College June 8-Aug 2

As an academic community of artists, Sierra Nevada College continues its tradition of offering summer art workshops for the 29th year.

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 June 8 through August 2, 2013.

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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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Lion Heart Show Fundraiser for the CR Johnson Healing Center Feb 1

In honor of Truckee local CR Johnson shown here in his handmade jacket, Riverside Studios is holding the Lion Heart Show to raise money for the CR Johnson Healing Center on February 1, 2013 from 4pm to 8pm.

The event will include original artwork donated by local artists.  Each piece will be priced at $100 with sales going 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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Ceramics Drop-In Classes with T in Truckee

No pressure here. In fact, it sounds like fun. Now you can join weekly ceramics drop-in classes at T Pots Pottery in Truckee.

Let local artist, Teresa Wik, show you how to create decorative and functional lead-free pottery like this garlic keep that is oven, microwave and dishwasher safe.

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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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“Bits & Pieces” – A Sculpture and Mosaic Exploration at North Tahoe Arts

North Tahoe Arts is showcasing a collection of mixed media sculptural artwork by five sculpture and mosaic artists whose body of work includes glass, ceramics, wood, canvas, found objects and paint swatches.

Meet the local artisans at the free Artist Reception on Friday September 14th, 5-7pm. Refreshments will be served. read more →

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Downtown Truckee Arts and Crafts Festival Sept 1-2

Tahoe arts and mountain culture will be overflowing the Truckee River during  the Historic Downtown Truckee Arts and Crafts Festivals over Labor Day weekend, Sept 1 and 2, 2012.

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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Incline Artists Studio Tour Aug 3-6

It is no secret that summer in Lake Tahoe brings a spectrum of remarkable experiences. Paired with this bountiful season is the third annual Incline Artists Studio Tour held August 3-6, 2012 with an opening reception on Friday, August 3rd.

This self-guided journey allows you to explore the creative dens of 15 accomplished local artists. While on this adventure, you will have the opportunity to view works in progress and purchase completed treasures at the source.  read more →

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Egg Painting Workshop with Cathee vanRossem-St.Clair July 9-August 6

Here’s an opportunity to have an amazing multi-day experience in July-August with Cathee vanRossem-St. Clair (the egg lady) who has adapted her famous workshops for children to 60+ adults.  Sign up quickly because the workshop is limited to 15 people.

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“End of an Era” by Jay Thelin at NTA

Jay Thelin’s love for wooden boats began in 1958 when he was hired as a boat rental agent and a pier manager in Kings Beach. In those days many of the rental boats were wooden Chris-Crafts, and one Gar Wood. Jay purchased the Gar Wood with his brother and stored it at Sierra Boat during his school years in San Francisco.

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Boatworks Marina Green Fine Arts and Crafts Festival August 17-19 and August 24-26

Located in Tahoe City, the Boatworks Marina Green Fine Arts and Crafts Festival will give visitors a special opportunity to meet with more than 45 artisans and craftspeople showcasing a wide variety of arts and crafts including photography, paintings, woodworks, jewelry and much more August 17-19 and August 24-26.

Some of our local artists will be at the festival such as Dirk Yuricich of Stateline, Nevada who will be showcasing a variety of photos that feature the Lake Tahoe area; and woodworker John Odenheimer and quilter Sue Odenheimer of Truckee.

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Edward Burtynsky: Oil at Nevada Museum of Art June 9-Sept 23

Acclaimed photographer Edward Burtynsky presents his work in Oil, a photographic exploration of the effects of this critical fuel on our lives, at the Nevada Museum of Art on June 9, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. The exhibit will be on display through September 23, 2012.

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Wildflower Workshop with Jan Foss July 6 and 7

She’s known as the local expert for painting flowers.

It’s easy to see why in her attention to detail that captures nature’s perfection. Just look at those petals!

Here’s your chance to learn from the best, Jan Foss.

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Fine Arts and Crafts on the Shore at Kings Beach July 7-8

The Fine Arts and Crafts on the Shore at Kings Beach is one of Lake Tahoe’s must-attend events, showcasing an outstanding array of creations that capture the imagination and inspire the heart like this stunning quilt made by Karen Colbert of Incline Village.

Set among the towering pine trees along the shores of Lake Tahoe at Kings Beach State Park, this free outdoor festival takes place Saturday and Sunday, July 7 and 8, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

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Squaw Valley Fine Arts and Crafts Festival June 30-July 1

The Village at Squaw Valley will celebrate the holiday weekend in artistic style during the 4th of July Arts and Crafts Festival. This free event will take place Saturday, June 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, July 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and provides the opportunity to meet with more than 50 artists featuring a wide variety of artwork ranging from photography, oil paintings, ceramic vessels, jewelry and much more.

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Art & Solstice Opening Reception June 8

See new works of art that depict Tahoe’s classic sunny days, wildflowers, and lake activities at North Tahoe Arts “Art & Solstice” summer inspired exhibit open through June 25, 2012.

An opening reception takes place on Friday, June 8th from 5-7pm. Refreshments will be served, and everyone is welcome.

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Watercolor Wednesdays start June 13

Watercolor Wednesdays with Jan Foss in Incline Village start June 13th and continue until the end of August. The watercolor workshops will run from 10 am to 4 pm with students learning to paint a different subject, using different watercolor techniques, each week.

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Artist Reception for Carole Sesko at Wolfdale’s May 30

Wolfdale’s  is hosting an artist reception for Carole Sesko and her collection of Tahoe themed abstract paintings and mixed media collage on Wednesday, May 30th, from 4:30 to 6:00pm.  Complimentary appetizers and a no host happy hour bar will be available during the reception.

A fixture on the local art scene for more than two decades, Sesko is constantly introducing us to new creative expressions from her little nook in Truckee.

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Incline Village Artist, Jan Foss, Wins Award for her Painting “Sierra Cascade”

Local artist, Jan Foss, won an Honorable Mention for her abstract waterfall “Sierra Cascade” in the Watercolor Association of Sacramento Horizons members show in April at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center. Jan has the painting on display now in her gallery/studio Watercolors By Jan Foss at 120 Country Club Drive, #21, Incline Village, NV.

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Dragonfly Hosts 7th Annual Arts for The Schools Student Art Show

Dragonfly Restaurant will host the Arts for The Schools’ 7th Annual Student Art Show slated for May 10. The art exhibit kicks off with an opening reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to view and buy the artistic masterpieces crafted by kids throughout the region. Dragonfly is offering attendees 50% off on all signature dishes, appetizers and sushi for this night in collaboration with local appreciation month starting Sunday, April 29 through the end of May.

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“A Child’s World” Exhibit and Opening Reception April 13

It’s never to early to encourage a child’s appreciation of art.  The most effective way to do so is to surround them with works that speak to them. Just as important, you want to set a tone in the bedroom or the playroom that you can not only live with, but relish.

A Child’s World Exhibit runs at North Tahoe Arts in Tahoe City through April 30. An opening reception is Friday, April 13; from 5-7 pm which is appropriate for kids!

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