Welcome to the Tahoe Pride Art Show Page

     Make Tahoe would like to thank Tahoe Pride, Benko Art Gallery, South Tahoe High School, and Live Violence Free for helping Make Tahoe present the premier Tahoe Pride Art Show this past June. We look forward to working with Tahoe Pride and the local community to create our next community event.

     More information about Tahoe Pride can be found on their homepage LakeTahoePride.org. For the most up to date Tahoe Pride information and activites, please join their facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/laketahoepride. Check their event listings for the next social meetup time and location.

     More information about Tahoe's local art scene can be found on Make Tahoe's homepage at MakeTahoe.com. More information about Make Tahoe can be found at maketahoe.com/about.html.

Catherine Schoen
"Pride and Joy"
bronze sculpture

     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.

Hailie Hay

     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 and/or purchasing tickets for the "Sunset Gala" taking place on September 22, 2018.

     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.

     MAKE TAHOE: MakeTahoe.com is a website dedicated to making Tahoe your destination for art by providing exposure for a widening range of art by local artists.

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