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Each Mind Matters - Art Exhibit

Benko Art Gallery - Cinco de Benko

Tahoe Art League - Spring Cleaning Day/Cinco De Mayo

Shelley Zentner - Live Demo/Fundamental Freedoms

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

Ellen Nunes - Creation Series

Carrie White - Tahoe Wellness Cooperative Community Center

Emanate Gallery

Tahoe Arts Alliance

Tahoe Public Art Trails - Call for Art

Nick Akins - City Art Gallery

Each Mind Matters

Lake Tahoe Community College Commons Area
1 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Though Friday, May 4, 2018

     "Each Mind Matters", an exhbit of works by participants in the El Dorado County Wellness Center Programs, is on display at Lake Tahoe Community College's Commons Area through May 4th. This exhibit is in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, which takes place each May. Art Angels, a program of the Tahoe Art League conducted by TAL volunteer Charisse Sotto, teaches various artistic techniques to enable participants to create and express themselves through art. Please stop by the LTCC Commons and enjoy viewing this art. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Cinco de Benko

Benko Art Gallery
3979 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 12 pm to 11 pm

     Cinco de Mayo just got Benko-er! Benko Art Gallery will have arts and crafts projects in front of the gallery for all ages to participate in. Benko artists will also be collaborating on large work live painting in front of the gallery. Expect mariachi music during the day and live DJ's in the evening. There will be the popular Benko Art Gallery Raffle where you can buy a five dollar ticket for a chance to win some great art!

Tahoe Art League

Art Center Yard Clean Up Day - Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 10 am to 3 pm
3062 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA

     Make a beautiful place even more beautiful while seeing friends and making new ones. Plant small plants/flowers in the raised bed. Bring yard cleaning tools if you've got 'em. Food and drink provided!

Shelley Zentner - Fundamental Freedoms

Lake Tahoe Community College - Aspen Room
1 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Presentation and Live Demo - May 9, 2018 - 6 to 8 pm

     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.

Read the full article: here

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!

Ellen Nunes - Creation Series

"Make Tahoe quantum" - An Art Show (within an art show)
Now Showing at Benko Art Gallery
3979 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA

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.

Tahoe Arts Alliance

Tremendous Turnout for Tahoe South Shore Arts Town Meeting
TAA Membership Drive

     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 Tahoe South Shore Arts Town 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 and the El Dorado County Library in South Lake Tahoe (map), 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."

     Following on the heels of the empowering Arts Town Meeting, was the Tahoe Arts Alliance Membership Drive on Thursday, April 5th at Lake Tahoe Community College, Duke Theatre. If you didn't make the meeting you can complete your membership online at https://tahoeartsalliance.org/become-a-member/. Membership benefits include:

  • (1) Free Drink at TAA Networking Events
  • Optional Artist Profile on the TAA website consisting of a photo, bio and website/social media links
  • (3) Featured entries in the Monthly Newsletter (more subject to availability)
  • The Option to be Voted Onto the Board or Nominate Others (other voting rights when called upon)
  • The Elite Privilege of Voting on the Events Considered for the Annual TAA Artist Awards
  • The Option to Submit Events to Be Considered for Adjudication for the Annual TAA Artist Awards ($25 fee)
  • $5.00 Credit for Boosted Posts on Facebook (with the option to combine with other members)

     The Tahoe Arts Alliance is also looking for members who would like to lead a committee to advance the development and awareness of the Arts in South Lake Tahoe.

     You can keep up to date with Tahoe Arts Alliance events and opportunities by visiting their website at TahoeArtsAlliance.org. Don't forget to sign up for their email newsletter too. The newsletter highlights Arts related events each month. Your subscription to the email newsletter is free, and you do not need to be a member to sign up for it.

Tahoe Public Art

Tahoe Public Art Trail Call for Art Proposals

     "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

Nick Akins - City Art Gallery

1901 Airport Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Art Exhibit through June 15, 2018

     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.

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