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Seasons of Martis Plein Air artists selected

Andy Skaff will be painting during the Martis Plein Air event Oct. 1-5.

Judges for the Seasons of Martis Plein Air Art event, an event that helps raise money for North Tahoe Arts and the Truckee-Donner Land Trust, recently announced the names of the 33 artists invited to participate in the exhibition. Now in its second year, the event is scheduled to take place Oct. 1 to 5, 2008.

The event features a number of Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada-based artists who will paint in locations throughout the Martis area of Truckee-Tahoe to capture the essence of autumn in the valley.

The Village at Northstar will again serve as host to the annual Seasons of Martis Plein Air exhibition and art sale. An evening private preview, cocktail reception, silent auction and sale will take place Oct. 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with the public exhibition and sale of all work scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 5. Tickets for the reception and auction are available for $65, and can be purchased online through the

Local artists invited to participate in the event include Andrew Bolam of the Bolam Gallery in Truckee, Michele DeBraganca and Diane Hub of Tahoe City, Randall Stauss of Carnelian Bay and Andy Skaff of Tahoma.

This year, noted artists Craig Mitchell and Zee Zee Mott, and noted art historian and the Director of the Irvine Museum, Jean Stern, will serve as judges. In addition, Mr. Stern will host a presentation that is open to the public on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 10:30 a.m. in the Village at Northstar themed “100 Years of Plein Air Painting in California.”

For more information about the Seasons of Martis Plein Air Event, visit

Oct. 1 to 4

Three and a half days of painting by noted local and regional artists at locations throughout the beautiful Martis Valley/Lake Tahoe.

Saturday, Oct. 4

10:30 a.m. Learn about the history of plein air painting in California at a lecture and slide presentation, “The First 100 Years of Plein Air Painting in California,” author, curator, lecturer, and teacher Jean Stern, Director of the Irvine Museum. This lecture and presentation is free and open to the public in the Board Room at the Village at Northstar.

6:30 to 9 p.m. Be the first to view and own these wonderful Martis Valley-inspired paintings at the Artists’ Reception, Silent Auction and Preview Sale for $65 per person. Tickets are available on a first-come first-serve basis and can be purchased online at

Sunday, October 5

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The general public will have the opportunity to view and purchase the 32 artists’ paintings in the Village at Northstar during the free public exhibition and sale.

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