Lake Tahoe art to be featured at Incline Village Visitors Center |

Lake Tahoe art to be featured at Incline Village Visitors Center

June Towill Brown's bronze sculptures grace the inside of the Incline Gateway Roundabout.
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INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Incline Village Visitors Center is launching a new “Artist Loft,” featuring unique Tahoe art from regional artists in the disciplines of oil paintings, photography and bronze sculptures.

Meet the creators — Rob Retting, Monika Piper Johnson and June Towill Brown — at an artist’s reception and ribbon cutting event on Friday, June 3, from 4-6 p.m. at the center located at 969 Tahoe Blvd. in Incline Village.

Below is some information on each of the artists:


To say that Rob Retting is a versatile photographer is an understatement. You may catch him in the Lake Tahoe region shooting luxury real estate, special events, sports, publicity, commercial advertising or media assignments.

At the age of 10, the self-taught Retting became enamored with photography, focusing on people and still life. Growing up in New York City, he developed a knack for urban-style photography.

As fate would have it, in the 1980s Rob visited Lake Tahoe. He fell in love with the region and decided to make the area his new home. Rob’s current project, “The Art of Boats ­— Tahoe Woodies” is a captivating collection of Tahoe’s classic wooden boats from a design perspective.


Monika Johnson is an award winning plein air oil painter living in Incline Village. Monika’s plein air landscapes, done in oil with a palette knife and using her signature bold color and texture, are generating true excitement among her many collectors.

Monika has exhibited with the Wilbur May Museum, Western Nevada College, North Tahoe Arts, Liberty Fine Art, Reno Little Theater and St. Mary’s Art Center.

She is currently represented by James Harold Galleries in Tahoe City, and Village Interiors and Cobalt Artist Studio in Incline Village.


Be it a bronze sculpture, commissioned statue or monument, prestigious trophy, or sterling jewelry collection, June Towill Brown’s research and respect for each of her subjects are reflected in her meticulous efforts to reproduce as accurately as possible the dignity and beauty of her ever-evolving works of art.

As an accomplished and award-winning artist, June’s passion to continue to create new works of art is fueled by her life experiences and desire to share her visions through the sculpting medium.

Well-known for her hallmark bronze sculptures and iconic “Series of Three,” Brown’s collections can be seen throughout North America and ranges from the mystical and magical to life-sized commissioned work.

This article was provided by the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association. Visit or call 530-581-8764 to learn more.

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