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Eva Salyer
I Heart Art

Eva Salyer - I Heart Art
advisory note: contains strong art and language

     If you are a human with emotions, I’d like to share with you Eva Salyer’s online art show, I Heart Art. Salyer is a working artist, dee jay, designer, and all-around force for positive creativity and growth. She burst onto the South Tahoe art scene by way of San Francisco, bringing her vivid colors, strong brushstrokes, and passion for honoring one’s inner spirit throughout life’s challenging, joyful, unpredictable, exciting, and difficult journey.

     Eva Salyer is an emerging artist but not in the traditional use of the term. She has been creating since early childhood and selling her art since she was six. Salyer has emerged as an artist-inspirator to motivate positive action and healing through art.

     I first met Eva Salyer several years ago when she was exhibiting and selling art to fundraise for the High Vibe Society Artisan Collective. Since then she has continued to fundraise and help local non-profits with her time, energy, and hands-on efforts.

     Today, Eva Salyer is promoting her work and message, both in person and online at She is also focusing on her latest vision, Legion of Live Artists, a fiscally sponsored non-profit organization working towards grants for a living wage for visual artists who perform and demonstrate their art at live events.

     - Sheilah Boothby

You can contact Eva Salyer and learn more about her work at

Click on our video playlist here or on the video above to watch Eva Salyer’s recent live art show, "I Heart Art". Please be advised: strong art evokes strong language and some appears in the video.

City of South Lake Tahoe Arts, Culture, and Tourism Microgrants Program
Application Deadline: 5 pm, April 17, 2023

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     The City of South Lake Tahoe and the Arts, Culture, and Tourism Commission is pleased to announce the first Arts, Culture, and Tourism Microgrants Program. The Microgrants Program will fund free and publicly accessible artistic projects within South Lake Tahoe City limits including visual, performing, and literary arts, and cultural events. The pilot program is to act as a catalyst by providing multiple, small grants to the South Lake Tahoe community by investing in local arts, culture, and tourism projects. Up to $15,000 in grants will be awarded for the 2023 pilot year in amounts between $500-$5000. Funds must be expended within one year from the date of the award.

     The application period is open from February 15 to April 17 by 5pm. The City encourages individual artists, arts-oriented groups, event organizers, civic groups, non-profits, public and private school teachers and programs, and cultural groups to apply. Applications will be reviewed by the grant review committee and awards will be announced on or by Tuesday, May 9.

For full program guidelines and the grant application, visit:

Interested parties may also email with questions:

Full Press Release:

The California Creative Corps Pilot Grant Program
Administering Organizations
El Dorado and Alpine Counties: Sacramento Office of Arts and Culture
Placer County: Nevada County Arts Council

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     The California Creative Corps is a pilot grant program designed to increase: (1) public health awareness messages to stop the spread of COVID-19; (2) public awareness related to water and energy conservation, climate mitigation, and emergency preparedness, relief, and recovery; (3) civic engagement, including election participation; and (4) social justice and community engagement. Administering Organizations with the capacity to administer the program in their region will regrant funds to arts and social service organizations and to individual artists and cultural workers throughout the state to develop media, outreach, and engagement campaigns that speak to the program goals listed above. ...

     With support from the California Arts Council, Sacramento Office of Arts and Culture will administer the Capital Region Creative Corps program, enlisting artists, art collectives, nonnprofits, and local and tribal governments to increase public awareness of the critical health, social, and environmental challenges facing our region's communities. ...

     With support from California Arts Council, Nevada County Arts Council will partner with its entire peer network of State-Local-Partners across the Upstate Region to serve communities in the lowest quartile of the Healthy Places Index—leveraging strategic collaborations to fund projects that place artists as solution partners for health equity strategies. ...

Read the full announcement here:

Learn more at

For information about webinars, workshops, in person meetings, and application process:

El Dorado and Alpine County (Capital Region):

Placer County (Upstate Region): and

Learn more about the Healthy Places Index at

Tahoe Art Trail
South Lake Tahoe

     Explore the Tahoe Art Trail to find local art at venues and businesses on the South Shore. Thank you for your support of local artists and businesses.

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Lake Tahoe Community College Art Galleries
1 College Dr, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Now through March 2023

Michelle Sweeney "Wildland"
Haldan Art Gallery
Mondays and Thursdays 11 am to 5:30 pm
Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11 am to 7:30 pm
Fridays 11 am to 2:30 pm

Hannah Fridholm "Passed Recollection"
Foyer Gallery
Monday through Friday 8 am to 8 pm
Saturdays 8 am to 4 pm

Detail from Hannah Fridholm exhibit titled Passed Recollection

detail: Hannah Fridholm - Passed Recollection

     In the Haldan Art Gallery located in the Roberta Mason library building will be Michelle Sweeney’s “Wildland” show, containing a mix of watercolors, artifacts, photography and audio to tell the story about life and living with wildland fire in the Upper Truckee watershed area. ...

     In the Foyer Gallery located in the Fine Arts building will be Hannah Fridholm’s “Passed Recollection” show featuring her creative and unique ceramics work. Fridholm is a former LTCC art student who now works in the college’s Art Department as a 3D technician. Her art has been showcased at the Benko Art Gallery in South Lake Tahoe, and she recently had her “Passed Recollection” show featured at Sierra Nevada University in Incline. ...

     Both exhibits will remain open to the public through March 2023. They can also be explored virtually by visiting

To learn more about Michelle Sweeney's "Wildland" and Hannah Fridholm's "Passed Recollection" go to

To find out more about the work of Michelle Sweeney please visit

To find out more about the work of Hannah Fridholm please visit

Tahoe Art League Winter Show
Tahoe Art League Gallery
3062 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Gallery Hours: Thu-Sun 11 am to 4 pm

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     Stop in the Tahoe Art League Gallery to see the latest exhibit of member artists. Tahoe Art League Member exhibits include a large variety of media such as oil and acrylic paintings, photography, sculpture, fabric arts, jewelry, mixed media and more. You will often meet one of the exhibiting artists on duty whenever the gallery is open.

     Join the Tahoe art community by becoming a member of the Tahoe Art League here. Membership and sales from the exhibits benefit the community through the Tahoe Art League's programs, including scholarships for local high school and college students, workshops, kids art classes, mural projects, community events, and the annual Artist Studio Tour. Thank you for your support!

More information about these exhibits and events can be found at

Scott Forrest Live Painting
Scott Forrest Fine Art Studio
2572 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Open to the Public - Various Dates
Open by Appointment - Contact Scott Forrest

Scott Forrest live painting

     Scott Forrest Fine Art Studio is the working studio of Abstract Expressionist Scott Forrest. You can frequently find him painting live in the studio. The gallery is open to the public and is also open by appointment. Additional Artists exhibiting in the gallery are Rasjad Hopkins, Yvonne McGrath, and Kenneth J. Whitney.

For more information and to make an appointment for a gallery tour, go to

The Art of Cherie Pinsky
Keynote Records and Books
2660 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Daily 11 am to 5 pm

Painting by Cherie Pinsky

Cherie Pinsky - Virginia City School House

     Enjoy the Art of Cherie Pinsky on display at Keynote Records and Books. One of Pinsky’s favorite subjects is historic Bodie, CA. Now a ghost town and historic park, Pinsky brings us back in time as visitors to this once boomtown, walking among the wooden structures and stepping inside to explore the trappings of late 1800’s everyday life. Pinsky’s linoleum prints evoke the Arts and Crafts movement from the turn of the century and include images of some of South Lake Tahoe’s older cabins. Her more playful scenes will take you skiing and meeting friends at the top of Heavenly.

     Keynote Used Records and Books has been a South Shore staple for over 30 years, bringing you an extensive collection of books and music, including popular favorites, collectibles, and rarities. Known for its wide selection of 78's, Keynote is the perfect backdrop for Pinsky's art, providing in-store play of original 78 rpms on an antique hand-cranked turntable.

See more of Cherie Pinsky's work at

Lake Tahoe Paint and Sip
900 Ski Run Blvd. #104, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Various Dates

image of example of Lake Tahoe Paint and Sip project

example shown: Heavenly Day - Instructor Craig

     Lake Tahoe Paint and Sip offers adult paint and sip fun during the evening sessions, featuring many of your favorite local artists as guides. Choose your evening to paint an iconic Tahoe themed image or another fun scene. You can book an open spot or set up a private party. Kids are welcome during afternoon open paint sessions and now added "The Amazing Animals of Lake Tahoe" sessions with Instructor Craig. All art supplies provided. Check the calendar for the current schedule and book early.

For more information and updates go to:

Reno Tahoe International Art Show 2023
Reno-Sparks Convention Center
September 14-17, 2023

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     The RTIA Show will be anchored in Reno-Sparks Convention Center's Hall 3, a 60,000 sq ft space located directly behind the main entry and Registration Lobby (preliminary floor plan will be released in the coming weeks). The show will again occupy the Registration Lobby, but this time for new special features rather than the Heart of Reno presentation. A colored carpet will direct attendees from the main entrance, through the Registration Lobby and into Hall 3, where it will continue to direct traffic through the show. The RTIA Show will still be made up of three components, the Galleries & Features, Sculpture Walk and Heart of Reno, which will now include Foundations, showcasing artists originally from Reno Tahoe who are now living and working elsewhere. Additional space will also be provided for selected independent artists seeking to join the fair from around the nation and the world. Taking place September 14-17, 2023, the new RTIA Show dates reflect the decision to secure the best available space at the center, avoid a direct clash with NYC's Armory Art Fair, and build a much grander "After Burn" 2023 sculpture market. Thank you for being a part of the RTIA Show story!

Exhibitor Application:

For more information about the RTIA Show go to:

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