Call for Trails andamp; Vista Artists: Seeking submissions for September 2010 art hike in North Tahoe | SierraSun.com

Call for Trails andamp; Vista Artists: Seeking submissions for September 2010 art hike in North Tahoe

Vocalists, choirs, sculptors and other visual and performing artists are invited to submit work samples for Trails and Vistasandamp;#8217; September 2010 art hike that takes place in the Sierra Nevada. Submissions are due by March 31, 2010.Trails and Vistasandamp;#8217; annual art-hike combines thought-provoking and innovative art pieces along a 2.5 mile guided hike in majestic surroundings. Adults and children enjoy the magic of art in nature with quality performances along the hike. andamp;#8220;If Dreams were Clouds, the theme of the 2010 hike, offers a playful interpretation of the sky and explores the imagination,andamp;#8221; explains Nancy Tieken Lopez, Trails and Vistaandamp;#8217;s Executive Director and a Truckee-based artist.Submission detailsSubmission deadline is March 31, 2010. Inquires and submissions should be directed to Nancy Tieken Lopez, 10309 Cromley Square, Truckee, CA 96161. Phone: (530) 550-8262, e-mail Nancy@trailsandvistas.org. A stipend is provided for chosen performers and artists. Lodging assistance may also be available.

Trails and Vistas annual art hike is in its seventh year. Participating artists have included: choreographer and stage artists Alain Gauthier from Cirque du Soleil; dancer Christopher Childers; storyteller Chief Red Hawk; local poet and artist Cathee Van Rossem St. Clair; local artist Nancy Tieken Lopez; and choreographer Elizabeth Archer and dancers from Inner Rhythms.Led by passionate guides, the hike lasts 2.5 hours and is offered 23 times during one weekend in September. There will be eight to 10 installations/performances along the guided trail. View highlights from Trails and Vistas 2009 in Unparalleled Productionsandamp;#8217; film by Josh Murphy. The five-minute film is available on youtube.com: http://bit.ly/al8IUp.

Trails and Vistas is a 501(c) (3) organization that combines walking in nature with artistic expression in the majestic Sierra Nevada. The organizationandamp;#8217;s mission is to create art experiences in nature that inspire awareness and land stewardship. Each of the 23 hiking groups in the annual September art hike is guided by a Trail Leader, and historically, the art hike sells out by mid-August. To learn more about Trails and Vistas, visit http://www.trailsandvistas.org or call (530) 550-8262.