Tahoe Truckee community arts announcements

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Courtesy North Tahoe ArtsCourtesy North Tahoe Arts


North Tahoe Arts invites you to submit two- or three-dimensional art for a show celebrating art that is about, for, and from the heart. Open to all fine art media, including painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry, functional art and craft. The jury may consider other media, such as poetry and music, so let them know if you have ideas. Submission deadline: Jan. 25, installation Jan. 30 with show Jan. 31 through March 15, 2013.

Eligibility requirements: Artwork must be framed and ready to hang, or balanced to stand. Artwork must be original, done by the artist. Application fee is $20; participation fee is an additional $40. Jury will need three 4×6-inch photos of artwork or a CD and corresponding inventory sheet with prices, medium, and dimensions. The commission schedule will be 70/30 percent for members and 60/40 percent for non-members. Download entry form at or contact: North Tahoe Arts in Tahoe City at 530-581-ARTS.

Arts in Wellness sessions announced

Arts in Wellness is an art studio open to the public, providing a variety of art sessions and instructions: painting, drawing, collage and crafts for non-artists and artists alike. Welcoming all to discover expression is unique and valid and to communicate with color in a whole new way. The loft studio with eight stations providing classes and workshops with acrylic paint, watercolor, tempera paint and drawing is located at 10153 W. River St., Truckee. Materials and aprons are provided and sessions are limited to eight participants unless otherwise stated. Email to sign up or call 530-414-6210 or 530-277-3669.

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 5:30-7 p.m., Drawing Level 2

A simple pencil can take your imagination and transform a piece of paper. Discover form, value, shadow and composition during these Wednesday afternoon instructional sessions. Aprons and supplies are provided. Suggested donation $10.

Thursday, Jan. 17, 5:30-7 p.m. Gratitude Painting Night

This session is open to all levels (beginners are highly encouraged). It is an individual time to focus on the abundance in your life and see how that expresses itself through color. Tonight’s focus: two colors on white back ground. Suggested donation $5 to $10.

Visit for a monthly schedule of painting and drawing sessions.

Frieda Klein to offer painting instruction

Frieda Klein is a local artist who has taught art for more than 35 years to both adults and children. She was on the Art Department faculty at Sierra Nevada College for 12 years.

Currently she is giving private painting classes that focus on painting for the experience instead of the result. This type of class encourages an individual approach to painting, which many students prefer. No previous painting experience is necessary.

A new six-week workshop will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 5:30-9 p.m., ending Feb. 26 in Frieda’s studio, 140 Sierra Terrace Road in Tahoe City (one block east of the Safeway shopping center).

Tempera paint (opaque water color), brushes/tools, and paper are provided as well as a snack. Cost is $35 per session or $30 per session if six classes are paid in advance.

Frieda has had many one-person exhibits in galleries and museums, and has sold several hundred paintings over the past 38 years.

For more information call 530-583-9392 or email

Chocolate, Wine and Jewelry | Truckee stores to celebrate February First Friday

La Galleria and Dorinda’s Chocolate Cafe will host a chocolate and wine tasting for First Friday on Feb. 1, 5-8 p.m. at La Galleria, located in historic downtown Truckee at 10112 Donner Pass Road.

Featuring genuine artisan home decor and jewelry, the La Galleria and Dorinda’s Chocolate Cafe collaboration is a perfect fit. Dorinda Vance embraces the same motto of La Galleria by handcrafting chocolate desserts from scratch with pure ingredients of the highest quality.

During the First Friday evening, enjoy delicious chocolate and wine to taste. Dorinda’s Chocolate Cafe will also have boxes of chocolate available for sale. Collect gift ideas for the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday.

For more information visit or call La Galleria at 530-587-5444.

Valentine’s call to artists

Art Obsessions Gallery is having a Valentine Art Show, Feb. 1-20. They are inviting all artists and crafters to participate. The theme is “Love.” All media types are encouraged. Works should be submitted by Monday, Jan. 28. Submissions will be limited to the gallery space available so don’t delay. There is no formal application or exhibit fee. There will be a 20 percent gallery commission. Submit your name, phone, email address and media type to Art Obsessions. Art opening will be held Feb. 1 during First Friday. They will also have a “Valentine Special Event” on Feb. 14.

Email Jane Lufkin at the gallery about your interest and questions at or call 530-550-9688.

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