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City Art Gallery - LTCC Student Art Show Winners

Tahoe Pride Art Show - LGBT+ Art Exhibit

Shelley Zentner - Fundamental Freedoms

High Vibe Society Artisan Collective - Things Aren't Always What They Seem

Carrie White - Tahoe Wellness Cooperative Community Center

Emanate Gallery - South Shore's Newest Gallery

Benko Art Gallery - Jennifer McEuen: Devotion

City Art Gallery - LTCC Student Art Show Winners

1901 Airport Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Opening Event - Monday, June 18, 2018, 6 to 7:30 pm

Scott Forrest, Taylor Palmer, and Kelly Smith Cassidy

     Please join us at the City Art Gallery, 1901 Airport Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA, Monday, June 18th at 6:30 pm to celebrate work by the winning artists from Lake Tahoe Community College's 2018 Annual Student Art Show. This year's Student Art Show was juried by Tony Natsoulas from Blue Line Arts. The City Art Gallery is managed cooperatively between the City of South Lake Tahoe and the Tahoe Arts Alliance.

Scott Forrest, Kelly Smith Cassidy, and Nick Fiegel

     In addition to the cash awards donated by local businesses and received by winners in the various categories of art in the Student Art Show, including 2-D, 3-D, mixed media, ceramics, raku, and photography, two artists received $1000 scholarships from the Tahoe Art League. Nick Fiegel and Taylor Palmer both received the awards presented by Kelly Smith Cassidy, President of the Tahoe Art League, and Scott Forrest, Tahoe Art League Board of Directors Member at Large. It was wonderful to see these emerging artists receive the surprise of these scholarships being presented to them during class on Wednesday, May 23rd! This is how an art community can support itself, paying forward to young artists starting out and trying to get a foothold on an art career and further their education. Make Tahoe looks forward to following the future of artists Nick Fiegel and Taylor Palmer. Congratulations to two of our fantastic local artists!

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Tahoe Pride Art Show

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 2 to 8 pm
Exhibit runs June 30 to July 8, 2018
Benko Art Gallery, 3979 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA

     The 2018 Tahoe Pride Art Show, "Love is a National Treasure", shines light on the diversity of our community. All are invited to the opening event on Saturday, June 30th from 2 to 8 pm to celebrate our most precious national treasure: LOVE. Work from Tahoe artists Scott Forrest, Shelley Zentner, Red Stickman, Catherine Schoen, Hayden Tencher, and emerging artists from South Tahoe High School will be on display. Local musician Hailie Hay will be performing new music. This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome.

     The 2018 Tahoe Pride Art Show is presented by MakeTahoe.com with support from Tahoe Pride and takes place at Benko Art Gallery, 3979 Lake Tahoe Blvd. The exhibit will run June 30th through July 8th. Tahoe Pride (LakeTahoePride.org) is a safe, welcoming place for LGBT people and their friends to build community by organizing a variety of activities to promote equality and respect. Benko Art Gallery (BenkoArtGallery.com) was voted South Shore’s Best Gallery for the second year in a row in Tahoe Daily Tribune’s "Best of Tahoe".

Hayden Tencher
oil on canvas

     A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to Live Violence Free. Live Violence Free is committed to promoting a violence free community through education and advocacy to address domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and basic needs. You can donate directly to Live Violence Free in honor of the Tahoe Pride Art Show by going to this link: https://give.liveviolencefree.org/give/107646/#!/donation/checkout.

     SCOTT FORREST: The art of Scott Forrest (ScottForrestArt.com) is part of the permanent collection at The Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, and has graced the pages of Rolling Stone, Newsweek, and Spin Magazine. Forrest’s painting "Atomic Sunflower" was recently chosen as an iconic image by CBS Television’s show "Sunday Morning". Each monumental painting takes on its own unique voice, some rhythmic and textural, drawing from inspiration by De Kooning and Motherwell, with others featuring Forrest’s signature bold and sweeping brush strokes as seen in ancient Japanese Ink Painting. Every painting features an unexpected visceral and multi-dimensional visual experience for the viewer in 3D.

Shelley Zentner
"How Soon is Now"
oil on panel

     SHELLEY ZENTNER: Shelley Zentner (ShelleyZen.us) is the founding member of the local activist group, Tahoe Activist Artists, whose mission is to promote compassion, conversation, and connection in our local community through art. Zentner is a professional artist and faculty member at Lake Tahoe Community College Art Department. Zentner’s most recent exhibit, "Fundamental Freedoms" at LTCC’s Foyer Gallery, is a collection celebrating heroic efforts by committed, passionate individuals to fight for fundamental freedoms. Born in Wales, Great Britain, Zentner came to the United States in 2005 on a bouldering road trip, fell in love, and never left.

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Shelley Zentner - Fundamental Freedoms

Lake Tahoe Community College - Foyer Gallery
1 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Now through June 21, 2018

     Fundamental Freedoms" is Shelley Zentner’s latest exhibit, now showing at the Lake Tahoe Community College Foyer Gallery. The exhibit consists of inspirational and moving portraits ranging from persons of historical importance to the anonymous icons of our struggles for our fundamental freedoms.

     Shelley Zentner works in oils on large canvas, which underscores the importance and strength of each archetype she shares with us. Included in the exhibit are Suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst, Abolitionist Harriet Tubman, Environmentalist John Muir, Activist Malala Yousafzai (the Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head by Taliban for speaking out in support of education for girls), and a piece titled "Lost Property", which depicts a victim of human trafficking, facing away from the viewer and displaying the barcode branded on her back.

     Shelley Zentner is a Welsh artist and a local to Tahoe for 14 years. Not only does she paint activists, she is the founder of the Tahoe Activist Artists. Founded in 2016 in response to the social climate that came about during the political campaigns and subsequent November election, the Tahoe Activist Artists respond to social issues through art and activism. In September of 2017 the Tahoe Activist Artists led "A March for a Compassionate World" along Highway 50 in South Lake Tahoe. The march ended with an exhibit of artwork by the Tahoe Activist Artists titled "We the People" at Tahoe Mountain Lab, where funds were raised for various non-profits through the sale of the art. The paintings in the "Fundamental Freedoms" exhibit will also be for sale and a portion of the proceeds will go to various causes associated with each painting. The painting "Lost Property" was the image in a campaign that used posters created by the Tahoe Activist Artists to raise awareness regarding human trafficking in South Lake Tahoe.

     Shelley Zentner will be conducting a presentation and painting demonstration on May 9th from 6 to 8 pm in the Aspen Room of the Lake Tahoe Community College Roberta Mason Library (across from the Haldan Art Gallery). She will talk about the "Fundamental Freedoms" exhibit and will be creating her newest piece live. This event is hosted by the Tahoe Art League.

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High Vibe Society Artisan Collective

Things Aren't Always What They Seem
May 8, 2018 - 7 to 10 pm
South Lake Brewing Company

     The recent loss of High Vibe Society Artisan Collective's lease at its Third Street location has not impacted the Collective's member show schedule. Get ready to see how "Things Aren't Always What They Seem", which is the title of the latest member's exhibit offered by HVS at South Lake Brewing Company, 1920 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA.

     The show opening will take place on May 8th from 7 to 10 pm. Expect the usual fun - a wide variety of visual art, music (Whole Milk), great food (Oven), drink, and coming together of community - with a new twist: collaboration with non-members. HVS needs you and you need it. You know you want it! Come on out and find out what is really going on. Check the facebook event page for all the details: https://www.facebook.com/events/213099199450786/.

     This event coincides with South Lake Brewing Company's "Pint Tuesdays and Industry Night". Check out the details on their facebook event page to learn about discounts offered on pints for restaurant/bar/brewery industry workers: https://www.facebook.com/events/1476324019144558/. See you there!

Carrie White - Artist Reception

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 3 to 5 pm
Tahoe Wellness Cooperative Community Center, 3445 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Artist Reception facebook event page
TWC Community Center facebook page

     Local Artist Carrie White brings her colorful and exciting work to the Tahoe Wellness Cooperative Community Center. Meet Carrie White at the artist reception held Saturday, March 31st from 3 to 5 pm. This event is free and open to the general public. Carrie White's work reflects the vibrancy of the colors and light that surround Lake Tahoe. White's images range from portraits to landscapes to abstract geometric patterns. You can view examples of White's work on her website at ArtworkByCarrieWhite.com. Carrie White will be giving a painting demonstration on May 12th at Blue Wolf Studios in Kings Beach, CA. Check the facebook event page for details. You can also find prints, hats, totebags, and purses by Carrie White at Benko Art Gallery.

     We are excited to see the Tahoe Wellness Cooperative Community Center blossoming as a new venue for visual art. You can view the exhibiting artist's work whenever you visit the community center. The Tahoe Wellness Cooperative Community Center is a community space hosting free and donation based workshops offering a wide range of activities that center on health. These workshops include everything from art to yoga. The TWC Community Center is located two doors down from the Tahoe Wellness Cooperative. No membership is required to attend and/or visit the TWC Community Center. Check the TWC Community Center facebook page for upcoming classes. Contact hunter@tahoewellnesscoop.org if you are interested in hosting a class or workshop at the center.

Emanate Gallery

2030 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA

     The halo of art galleries around Lake Tahoe just got a whole lot brighter with the addition of Tahoe’s newest art venue, Emanate Gallery. Nestled in The Crossing at Tahoe Valley, a newly renovated lifestyle center for shopping, dining, and wellness at the Y in South Lake Tahoe, Emanate Gallery is a welcome addition to this family of businesses and is the first to exhibit fine art for sale and offer in-house custom framing.

     Emanate Gallery shines light on a wide variety of local art including three dimensional and two dimensional works and handcrafted jewelry. In addition to owner Benjamin Sullivan’s awe-inspiring landscapes, you will immerse yourself in the large watercolor landscapes by Dan Petersen. Petersen’s watercolors draw upon the vibrant colors found in nature and include many Tahoe scenes. These watercolors are also offered in limited edition, signed, and numbered Giclee prints. You can also request Sullivan’s photographs in any size that fits your needs. Of course, they can be custom framed right at Emanate Gallery to make your perfect combination. Co-owner of Emanate Gallery, Angela Cabrera, has expaned her framing services by setting up shop here, making it as convenient as possible to have quality custom framing for your art.

     As you tour through the gallery, you will likely recognize the name of sculptor David Foster. David Foster is legendary in South Lake Tahoe for founding the Lake Tahoe Community College Art Department. Foster’s triumphant "Ascending" sculpture trumpets your arrival at the LTCC Roberta Mason Library, which houses the Haldan Art Gallery. As monumental as "Ascending" is, David Foster is unpretentious. It’s difficult to find a local artist that has not been influenced and/or inspired by Foster’s work and Foster himself. We met David Foster during the 2017 Tahoe Art League Annual Open Studios. Foster’s studio was organized for visitors gallery-style, with rows of sculptures upon pedestals. Foster’s abstract bronze and marble sculptures emerge from classical figurative design. The artist’s melding of the classical and abstract, the timeless and modern, would be as welcome in a cozy, rustic cabin as they would be in a fine art museum.

Continue reading about Emanate Gallery here.

Jennifer McEuen - Devotion

Benko Art Gallery
3979 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Opening Event: Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 5 to 10 pm

     The opening for Devotion, a solo exhibit of paintings by Jennifer McEuen, takes place Saturday, August 18, 2018 at BenkoArtGallery.com, 3979 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA. McEuen creates these works by using intuitive information that expresses itself through her when she "let(s) go" and allows the painting to "emerge itself." She sees that the paintings can be an "inspiration to a new sense of being, seeing, and feeling." Find out more information at the facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/127720544766596/ and on Jennifer McEuen's website http://www.jennifermceuen.com.

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