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Learn inspirational techniques, meet the artists at Tahoe arts

"In Full Bloom" by Elise Beattie is a mixed media with acrylics on a 20-inch x 24-inch canvas.
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What: Artists’ reception

When: Friday, June 13, 5-7 p.m.

Where: North Tahoe Arts, 380 North Lake Blvd.

Visit: http://www.northtahoearts.com

The North Tahoe Arts Center is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition and mixed water media workshop with nationally acclaimed visiting artist Elise Meredith Beattie. Beattie is a resident of Kentucky and is North Tahoe Arts’s Visiting Artist for 2014.

Beattie’s paintings are influenced by the artist’s imagination and love of photography. Her photographs are a mere jumping off point for the inspirational methods used to create the artist’s visual story.

Elise’s solo exhibit at NTA includes an array of representational garden, marine and abstract art inspired by the artist’s passion for life. Elise says it best: “I don’t paint things; I paint the emotions they produce.” The artist’s emotions, when mixed with her “Fearless Techniques,” cause a unique fusion of painterly elegance and symbolism.

Beattie begins her pattern-driven paintings with an adventurous pouring process. Using mixes of watercolors, acrylics and collage, Elise creates a contemporary composition with a vivid imagination. New work by Beattie will be on display in the Main Gallery through July 7.

On Friday, June 13, North Tahoe Arts will host a reception and an opportunity to meet and talk with this talented artist whose work has been exhibited in such exhibits as the Adirondack National Exhibition of American Watercolors and the American Signature Exhibition at the Fallbrook Arts Center, Calif.

The artist’s Fearless Paintings have also been published in such notable collections as “Splash 13 — Alternative Approaches,” “Incite, Best of Mixed Media – Dreams Realized,” and coming soon the “Best of Acrylics 2 — Radical Breakthroughs” published by the North Light Publishing Company.


In conjunction with this exhibition the Beattie will share her knowledge with the local artists. North Tahoe Arts will host Beattie’s “Fearless Collage for Landscape and Floral Painting” workshop, June 14-15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $180 for ages 12 and up.

This workshop is for artists who already have a basic understanding of painting with watercolors or acrylics, but want to learn how to free themselves artistically. For workshop details visit northtahoearts.com or email workshops@northtahoearts.com.


Seth Johnson is a landscape painter living and working in Incline Village. Johnson’s work is rooted in the inspiration of the natural landscape. His painting style ranges from plein air paintings to studio finished paintings. He currently focuses on watercolor and oil painting inspired by nature. His work can be found in a myriad of public and private art collections. New work by Johnson will be on display in the Corison Loft Gallery through July 7.

The opening artists reception will be hosted at North Tahoe Arts on Friday, June 13, 5-7 p.m. Refreshments served. All are welcome. Galleries and Artisan Shop are open everyday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.


Located in Tahoe City, North Tahoe Arts is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization supporting the arts in the North Tahoe-Truckee areas for over 28 years through exposure, education and participation.

For more information about programs, services and membership please visit northtahoearts.com or call 530-581-2787. North Tahoe Arts is located at 380 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, next to the fire station.

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