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.
On Tuesday, March 13th, the Tahoe Arts Alliance and the Nevada Arts Council facilitated a public meeting to discuss the vision for arts and culture in Tahoe's bi-state South Shore region. The meeting was standing room only at Tahoe Mountain Lab as community members came out in force to help assess the state of the current arts environment in South Lake Tahoe and voice their ideas for the future vision.
Local Artist and member of the Tahoe Activist Artists and the Tahoe Art League, Ellen Nunes - EllenNunesFineArt.com, whose work will be on display at Benko Art Gallery in April and is currently showing at the Tahoe Art League Art Center Gallery, states, "It was exciting to see a packed room. Lots of familiar faces! We had a big brainstorming session listing our assets, challenges and vision for art on the South Shore. Teachers, gallery owners, artists of all mediums were putting in ideas then breaking out into groups. ... It was inspiring to hear all of the ideas we artists have and what we envision for the future for South Lake Tahoe."
The Tahoe Arts Alliance will be sending out a summary of the event and newsletter updates to the email list. Sign up at TahoeArtsAlliance.org.
Tuesday, March 13th, 6 to 10 pm, at South Lake Brewing Company (1920 Lake Tahohe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA) High Vibe Society Artisan Collective presents "The Oddity - An Epic Journey Through the Artistic Process".
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High Vibe Society Artisan Collective members exhibit, "On Behalf of Everyone - Street Art Showcase", now showing through April 4th at High Vibe Society Artisan Collective, 989 Third Street, South Lake Tahoe, CA.
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"Tahoe Public Art is excited to announce the OPEN CALL FOR ARTIST PROPOSALS for Temporary Environmental Art Installations along the new Tahoe Public Art Trail.
One of the most important milestones achieved in 2017 was securing a lake-wide permit from the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency for temporary Environmental Art Installations! TPA is currently seeking artwork that engages audiences in contemplating their civic responsibility as it relates to the natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Tahoe Basin. Please REGISTER ONLINE to receive the Request for Proposal."
Deadlines March 10, 2018 and June 1, 2018
Wednesday, March 14th, 6 to 8 pm, the Tahoe Art League presents Painting on Silk demo by local silk artist Addie Chernus, at the Lake Tahoe Community College Board Room (next to the library). View the attached flyer for more info.
The City of South Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Arts Alliance have partnered to bring the third art exhibit at the City Art Gallery, located in the lobby of the City Administration Offices at the Lake Tahoe Airport. The exhibit opens on March 5th and run through June 15th, featuring the work of Nick Akins. Recently known for his Tahoe themed winter scene mural on the exterior of Tahoe Valley Elementary School, these wintery scenes will welcome you upon arrival to Lake Tahoe Airport. The gallery is open to the public during the City's administrative office business hours. More of Nick Atkins work can currently be viewed at Sidellis Brewery and Restaurant, located at 3350 Sandy Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA.
You may have been trying to spot Tahoe Tessie ever since you came to Lake Tahoe. Perhaps you kept an eye out while sunning on the shores of the Lake, or while paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing, jet skiing, or dining on a Lake cruise. Let us tell you, Tessie lives! Currently, she's hanging out at High Vibe Society Artisan Collective. Artist/Creator Kara Mosteller is seen in the photo above, giving love to Tahoe Tessie during the creation process at High Vibe Society Artisan Collective. Now, Tessie is much more complete, but she is still missing one thing: a permanent home - YOURS! You could be the new friend of Tessie. Care for her. Love her. Take her to the Lake or the Bijou Dog Park or Tahoe AleWorx "Kids Eat Free Night" or wherever you need to go around Lake Tahoe. Many have spotted Tessie, but there is only one like this. In true Tahoe style, she seeks a permanent home through the Tahoe Garage Sale page of facebook.com. Take a look. Now's your chance to owh a piece of true Tahoe lore!
Benko Art Gallery is bursting with new local, contemporary art this month. In addition to the over 40 artists that are shown at Benko Art Gallery, this month has three new exhibits showing simultaneously, Make Tahoe "quantum" Presents Photographer David Mori, For the Love of Wine, and Dave Justice's Pen and Ink Series.
Make Tahoe is currently exhibiting work by local photographer David Mori at Benko Art Gallery in this month's installment of Make Tahoe "quantum" - An Art Show (within an art show). The beauty of the forms that we see almost every day in local nature are rendered in black and white film and digital photography. Mori uses macro photography to draw the viewer close. The natural patterns bring us the awe of nature, dished up for us within arm's reach, ready to explore. David Mori is also an accomplished culinary artist whose career has taken him as far as Antartica. Mori’s imagery incorporates his focus on both textures and the abstract patterns and compositions that he sees through the lens, plating Tahoe’s natural forms for the viewer to savor.
Perfectly paired with David Mori's photography is the current main exhibit at Benko Art Gallery, For the Love of Wine. This virtually drinkable exhibit features John Benko's wine themed art that includes images of liquid filled glasses and bottles. A centerpiece of the show is John Benko's "Drunk Butterfly", ready to rid your belly of butterflies and warm your soul. "Drunk Butterfly" is acrylic painted onto wood panel in Benko's street art inspired graphic style. The energy vibrates from this image, far beyond the earthbound origins of the recycled fence boards that make up the frame that contains it. Benko artfully incorporates recycled materials to make both his art and his gallery feel warm and natural. His use of recycled fence boards to create display walls and pedstals to showcase the art brings the outside in, making this gallery feel Tahoe grown.
For the Love of Wine continues throughout the gallery with painted wine glasses by Willie Pinella. Each glass is a unique original, enhanced with graffiti style sprays of color, waiting for you to fill them with your favorite libations. If you can't finish a bottle in one sitting, don't worry. Jason Woodcock has you covered with his beautiful, one of a kind, turned wood wine bottle stoppers.
Also at Benko Art Gallery is Dave Justice's Pen and Ink Series. The pen and ink series at Benko Art Gallery highlights Justice's exacting style in black and white, exposing patterns, rhythms, and words, reminding us life is not always so well delineated. Dave Justice not only creates visual works of art, he is a writer and performs poetry. Justice incorporates word play, which is often playful, but frequently bridges the gap between the visible surface messages and the deeper reality of what is hidden between the lines. See (and read) for yourself through late March.
The North Tahoe Arts ARTisan Shop, located in the heart of Tahoe City, showcases work by 25 artists. Available art includes painting, photography, fiber arts, jewelry, ceramics, glass art, and more. The ARTisan shop is now accepting applications for Guest Artist. Have your art sold in their shop alongside their permanent artists. Contact execdir@NorthTahoeArts.com for more information about applying as a guest artist.
North Tahoe Arts has expanded into the space next door to its ARTisan Shop. This new space will add to the already vibrant North Tahoe Arts community with Kids Art Saturdays, Gathering of Artists, ARTalks, workshops, and art exhibits. Kids Art Saturdays tie in with local events and holidays. "Paint the Snowman" workshop will take place after the Tahoe City SnowFest Parade and "Paint Easter Eggs" will take place immediately following the Tahoe City Public Utility District Egg Hunt. Gathering of Artists will take place on Wednesday, March 21st and Saturday, March 24th. This is a drop in group to discuss and support each other in the creative process. The upcoming "Pecha Kucha" (image driven storytelling) workshop is scheduled for March 10th. Visit the North Tahoe Arts website for more information about these events.
The summer is fast approaching and we here at Make Tahoe are preparing to make some Tahoe Pride in the form of a LGBT Pride themed art show to be exhibited at High Vibe Artisan Collective, complete with an Art Car Show. Exhibit is tentatively scheduled to take place on the weekend of June 30th - July 1st. Come to the planning meeting on Wednesday, March 7th at 5pm at High Vibe Society Artisan Collective, and bring your own ideas to make this a great weekend celebration. We will also be planning our own very Tahoe Pride Parade - on the Lake! Bring your kayak or paddleboard up for the weekend and get in the flow. The planning meeting, art show, and summer Pride Parade on the Lake are FREE AND OPEN TO ALL. See the Tahoe Pride Planning Meeting invite here on facebook.
Join the Tahoe Pride Events email list at maketahoe.com/pride.
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