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Tours, receptions and shows in Truckee and Lake Tahoe

Nance Leikhim paintings

Pacific Crest Restaurant is featuring the art of local painter Nance Leikhim through Labor Day in Downtown Truckee. The show includes mixed water media, oilstick and oil paintings. The largest painting is 64and#8221; x 98and#8221; of and#8220;The River,and#8221; a metaphor on life using elements otherwise known as hexagrams used by the Chinese for centuries. These paragraphs are from the book of the and#8220;I Chingand#8221; and were written down over many centuries to explain in a symbolic manner the ways of life. The artist has taught oil painting at the Nevada Museum of Art and as an Artist-in-residence through Sierra Arts in Reno. She has a different show at the Incline Village Recreation Department also through Labor Day.

Truckee Artistand#8217;s Alliance opening at North Tahoe Arts

Truckee artists Caren Bechtold, Linda Oand#8217;Toole and Teresa Wik announce the Opening Reception of their show and sale at North Tahoe Arts on the First Friday in August, Aug. 6, 5 – 7 p.m. Bechtold, a passionate water color artist, enjoys painting portraits and figures, natureand#8217;s handiwork and the life pulses of cityscapes. Linda Oand#8217;Toole is inspired by landscapes, still life, animals and occasionally portraits. She paints in oils and watercolors and had a career in the commercial printing industry. Teresa Wik is the third member of this Artistic Alliance. Teresa characterizes her work as and#8220;shouting out in a whisper.and#8221; Creative and playful with a practical use. The show and sale will continue through Aug. 29, 380 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. The galleries are open 11 – 6 p.m., Wednesday through Monday. NTA is closed Tuesdays.

Tahoe Art Leagueand#8217;s 2010 Artist Studio Tour

The 3rd Annual Artistsand#8217; Studio Tour sponsored by the Tahoe Art League will be held Aug. 6-8, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. View watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, silk painting, photography and sculpture at the 13 studio locations featuring 30 artists. Original works of art will be featured and many artists will have framed and unframed prints and greeting cards available for purchase. Complimentary maps for the tour are available at the Art Center Gallery, Showcase Gallery, LTVA Visitor Center, and many other businesses around town. They are also available on-line at Once you plan your route, follow the blue and white signs and arrows to the studios. E-mail for information. The Tahoe Art League is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting fine art and art education on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe since 1964.

Incline Village will host the inaugural Incline Artists Studio Tour

Friday, Aug. 6 through Sunday, Aug. 8, when local artists open their studios to the public to view and purchase artwork inspired by Lake Tahoe, including watercolors, oils/acrylics, photography and pottery. This event is free. Join the preview party Thursday, Aug. 5, from 5-7 p.m. at the Artists at Lake Tahoe in the Village Center, Incline Village. Art show, live music, appetizers and aperitifs. Collect initials from each studio on your studio tour map and be entered to win free art. For information, visit or call (775) 833-0637.

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