City and Sun Bag | Sue Gross | North Tahoe Arts Center
NTA hosts art Open House, ‘Holly Art’
North Tahoe Arts hosts the Annual Open House for the ARTisan Shop on Dec. 14 from noon to 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend and shop, and refreshments will be served. North Tahoe Arts members receive a 10 percent discount on all purchases.
Featured until Jan. 6 is “Holly Arts: A Winter Celebration.” The exhibit features original winter- and holiday-themed art and gift items perfect for holiday shopping, including locally handmade wreaths, cards, fine art, photography, soap, botanicals, glasswork and knitware. With work in all mediums from more than 30 local artists, shoppers are sure to find something for that special someone.
Present the Shop Local card and receive a sticker for purchases of more than $25. Collect four stickers from participating retailers and enter to win prizes. For more information, visit northtahoearts.com or call (530) 581-2787.
Tahoe Winter II | Janet Martin | North Tahoe Arts Center
North Tahoe Arts seek artists
North Tahoe Arts is planning for the 2014 calendar year. Artists interested in showing either solo or in a group show are asked to submit an application. Applications can be found at northtahoearts.com and may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or to NTA at 380 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Local artists working in all mediums will be considered.
The North Tahoe Arts Center has two galleries and an Artisan Shop in Tahoe City. All applicants will be required to submit a completed application with five digital images of their artwork. An administrative fee of $25 is required and must accompany the application. North Tahoe Arts will be reviewing all applicants in the upcoming months. For more information, call (530) 581-2787.
Andrew | Daniela Garofalo | Truckee Community Recreation Center
Portraits featured in ‘Truckee People’
A new exhibit “Truckee People – Portraits of a Community” showcases portraits on a variety of medium including photography, drawing, painting, collage, print, sculpture, portraits and self-portraits at the Community Recreation Center until Jan. 24. This show features portraits of a community, by the community and for the community.
T Pots Pottery classes offered
T Pots Pottery is offering ongoing classes and workshops for kids and adults. A kids’ wheel classes for kindergarten to fifth graders will be held from 3:45 to 5:15 on Tuesdays until Dec. 17. Middle and high school-age student classes will be from 3:15 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays until Dec. 19.
T Pots Pottery offers Diva Night is from 5 to 8 p.m. the second Friday of each month for pottery painting or glass fusing. Bring friends, a bottle of wine and paint pottery (no boyfriends, husbands, kids or animals). A $15 deposit goes toward the evening project.
Poinsettia Canvas Painting will be offered on Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. The cost is $35 per class. A Tree Magic Glass Fusing class will be offered in December. The cost is $45.
Drop-in sessions take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays. The drop-in cost is $15 plus clay. Kids Night Out is offered on the fourth Saturday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m. For more offerings and to sign up for classes and events, visit truckeepottery.com or call (530) 550-7822.
Adult, kids’ art classes offered
Creative arts and drawing will take place Wednesdays through the school year from 3:45 to 5 p.m. at the Community Recreation Center in Truckee. The class is open to children in first to fifth grades for $13 per class paid monthly or $16 for a drop-in.
Handbuilding ceramics classes will be held Mondays or Thursdays from 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. at the Community Arts Center. The cost is $11 per class paid monthly or $12 for a drop-in. Materials and firing costs $20 per month. This class is open to children grades 6 to 12.
Wheel thrown pottery class is offered on Thursday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and is open to all ages 12 and older. The cost is $11 per class paid monthly or $12 for drop-ins, and will be held at the Community Arts Center. For more information or to register, call (530) 582-7720.
Coffeebar features McClintick
The new, featured artist for December at Coffeebar is Emily McClintick, who primarily works with fabric, color and concrete. She first learned the ancient art of Batik fabric design while studying under master teachers in Southeast Asia.
Arts in Wellness hosts classes
Arts in Wellness will offer Gratitude painting, journaling or collage from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 12 and 19. A new Creative Group begins Jan. 9. This group will be a 12-week session meeting Thursdays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. through March 20. A donation of $10 is suggested. For more information, call (530) 277-3669 or visit artsinwellness.org.
Art workshop offered
North Tahoe Arts is hosting an Enamel Workshop with Jessica Hall on Dec. 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Bluebird Designs Studio in Incline Village. This is a beginning kiln enamel on copper workshop. Students will learn a variety of techniques for applying enamel. All participants will leave with at least one finished piece. Hall is the owner of Bluebird Designs and has been creating jewelry for more than 25 years. Enamel has become her specialty in the last four years. The workshop is open for ages 12 and older with limited space available. The cost is $125, with a possible materials fee. To register, e-mail email@example.com.
Salvaged offers art, holiday classes
Salvaged is offering a roster of classes and gatherings designed to help keep the cold months cozy and vibrant. Led by artists and cofounders Alissa Morganti and Renee Koijane, Salvaged will offer holiday after hours along with classes for adults and kids.
Kids classes continue through December with Flat art, working in 2D, on Dec. 17 from 3 to 4:15 p.m. after school. Salvaged will offer SMOOS art, or stuff made out of stuff, is a Salvaged take on recycling or upcycling found objects into something re-imagined on Dec. 18 from 3 to 4:15 p.m. Both classes are geared to kids ages 6 to 13. The cost for each is $ $20 per class drop-in; materials included.
Then, for adults, Morganti will offer an Adult Open Studio night the first Friday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. Salvaged provides the materials, space and inspiration with each Friday focusing on a different medium. This class is $20 per session for individuals and $30 for couples. Participants may bring beverages. Space for all classes is limited. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot. For more details and to book a class, visit salvagedtahoe.com or call (530) 583-1025.
Edwards featured at Soule Domain
The work of Pat Edwards will be featured at Soule Domain through February. Tahoe has been the home of Edwards for most of her life and that is reflected in her work. She served as the art teacher aide for Kings Beach Elementary School for 16 years, providing art projects to the local school children.
She works in pastels, oils, acrylics, mixed media and china painting. Her favorite media is pastel , which she says is “about pure pigment, and the colors do not fade and hold their vibrancy … There are wonderful multitudes of colors that you are able to layer and blend to make archival paintings that will be heirlooms.”
On exhibit at Nevada Museum of Art
Nevada Museum of Art presents “Frida Kahlo: Her Photos” is on display until Feb. 16. The exhibit will feature 240 images belonging to the artist and her husband, Diego Rivera. The images, which have been in storage for more than half a century, give a glimpse into Kahlo’s life.
The Nevada Museum of Art welcomes Lauren Bon and The Optics Division Team for the exhibit “Transforming Inert Landscape into Agency.” The exhibition draws from the extensive project archives collected by the Center for Art + Environment and will be on display through May 25. Bon has been exploring the connection of art and environment for more than a decade. The Owens Valley project that inspired this current installation emerges from an initiative designed to bring attention to water issues impacting southern and eastern California.
“Franklin Evans: Timepaths” will be on display until April 20. “Timepaths” is a process-based, multi-media installation by Reno-born artist Evans that investigates the complex paths he’s taken as a contemporary artist.
The Nevada Museum of Art presents “Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910” on display until Jan. 19,which celebrates avant-garde artists, including the legendary Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, who were living and working at the center of the artistic and cultural scene of Paris at the turn of the last century. Through a variety of paintings and other materials, visitors will explore the nightlife of cabaret theaters, elaborate circus performances, and intimate café concerts that helped to define Paris as an iconic modern city. The exhibition includes more than 185 objects ranging from paintings, watercolors and drawings, to rare cabaret shadow puppets, illustrated theater programs, and archive and ephemera materials from Parisian theaters, circuses and concerts. In celebration of the exhibit, the museum hosts an Art Bite with Jodie Barker on Fin de Siècle Paris on Dec. 13 at noon. Learn about the variety of forces affecting life in end-of-the-century Paris: the cultural and artistic avant-garde, the rise of cosmopolitanism, and changing understandings of the role of artists in the life of the city. The cost is $10 or free for museum members.
‘Icons of NV’ on display
Sierra Arts Foundation’s biannual Biggest Little Art Show, celebrating miniature format works since 1994, explores the concept of “Icons of NV” in this year’s exhibition until Jan. 3. The show features work from 40 artists representing, reimagining and rediscovering icons of Nevada using a playing card-sized canvas, board or paper at 2.25 inches by 3.25 inches. Some of those participating are local favorites including McCormick, Bart McCoy, Erik Holland, Nancy Peppin, Eric Brooks, Carolyn McLeod and Lisa Kurt, to name just a few.
Call to artists for bike rack competition
Truckee Public Arts Commission and Truckee Donner Recreation and Parks District are sponsoring an artist-designed bike rack competition. The goal is to support and encourage bicycling in Truckee by providing a creative solution to the need for bicycle parking – bike racks functioning as art.
This competition is open to artists and design professionals, as well as community members with a creative flair and an eye for fun functionality. Everyone is encouraged to submit a design, regardless of background or technical experience. Chosen participants may fabricate his or her design, or alternately, the commission will assist in pairing artists with a fabricator. This way, a young person with a great idea will have an equal chance of producing a winning design as an experienced sculptor. Design submissions will be accepted until March 14, and installation will begin in the summer.
In addition to design submissions, TPAC also is seeking sponsors. Full sponsorship of a rack will be recognized with a plaque naming the artist and sponsor. Partial sponsorship options also are available. For design submission or sponsorship details, e-mail email@example.com.
Join Gathering of Art Wednesdays
North Tahoe Arts: A Gathering of Art program meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month at the Corison Loft from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The program is for artists and novice artists to have the opportunity to work on individual projects. Bring equipment and supplies (tables and chairs provided). There will be no instructor. Bring supplies and easels. A Gathering of Art is open to the public. There is no charge for these gatherings, but a donation to North Tahoe Arts would help defray the costs of supplies for Kids Art Saturday programs. Donations are tax deductible. For more information, call (530) 581-2787.
Kids ART Saturdays
North Tahoe Arts hosts Kids ARTS Saturday on select days for children ages 2- to 12-years-old. Upcoming days are Dec. 14 from noon to 2 p.m. to make an ornament. The art days are offered at no cost with materials provided, and no advance registration is required. For upcoming dates, call the center at (530) 581-2787 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andy Skaff featured at Wolfdale’s
Wolfdale’s Restaurant is featuring oil paintings by Andy Skaff through January. Skaff’s love of the West provides the inspiration for his light-filled, vibrant landscapes. He is a member of the Oil Painters of America, the California Art Club and North Tahoe Arts.
Locally, Skaff is represented by Spirit Gallery in Truckee, Alpine Home and Pablo’s Gallery & Frame Shop in Tahoe City, as well as Ryrie’s Art and Home in Reno. A selection of Skaff’s paintings and news of upcoming exhibits may be found at askaff.com.