Tuesday, February 23, 2016

February 29, 2016 Silver Saddle Ranch Paint-Out

Date:          February 29, 2016 (Monday)
Time:         10:00 am
Place:          Silver Saddle Ranch

I may not be able to attend, but I think the cattle might be there....

Parking:       Parking area .6 miles down their gravel ranch road see above
Amenities:    bathroom, hiking trails, bird watching, picnic area, working cattle ranch, barns and caretaker house, hiking and horseriding trails
Meeting Place:   the parking area.  Painting areas in walking distance.

Place to eat lunch in the shade of the backyard of one of the ranch houses - picnic tables for the public

From Reno, take 580 south
Take exit 38 for Fairview Drive, keep in left lane
Turn Left at the light onto Fairview Drive
At the round-about, take 1st exit onto East 5th Street
Turn Right on Carson River Road
Follow Carson River Road for 1.4 miles to the entrance at a bend in the road.

Follow their gravel ranch road .6 miles to the parking area near the hay barn and ranch buildings.

Links, pictures and trail maps:  
Friends of Silver Saddle Ranch  http://fossr.org/

2016 plein air event in the Lake Tahoe area

Dear artists,

In case you are interested, here is an announcement from North Lake Tahoe Arts:

NLTPAO Application & Schedule Information

Call to Artists!

The North Lake Tahoe Plein Air Open is back 
and we want you to be a part of it!

The event will take place Monday, June 13 - Saturday, June 18, 2016

Early registration cost is $85 per artist. 

Commission on art sales is 70%. 

Artists come from near and far to gather and paint the breathtaking scenery of North Lake Tahoe "en plein air," in the open air. NLTPAO will once again organize "Paint-Outs" and painting demonstrations, exhibit during the Tahoe City Wine Walk and hold the Farmer's Market Quick Draw Competition. 

A reception will be hosted June 17 from 4-6pm. This is the culminating event for our North Lake Tahoe Plein Air Open painters. After a week of painting the majestic scenery of Lake Tahoe, artists will display the work they created and enter their pieces into a juried competition. Artwork will be on display for sale at the reception. This is a special preview opportunity for reception ticket holders to buy artwork before it is made available to the public during the Tahoe City Wine Walk the following day. Prizes will be awarded at the reception, wine and light fare will be hosted.

For more information please visit: northtahoearts.com or email event coordinator, 
Abigail Gallup at: pleinair@northtahoearts.com

April 1, pre-registration with discounted fee of $85 ends
May 1, late registration with fee of $100 ends
May 10, welcome packet with info to artists and agreement mailed 
June 13, event begins, on site registration North Tahoe Arts, Tahoe City CA

We've listened to our artists' feedback and have made a few changes this year:
  • Artist participation will end Saturday June 18, 2016 at 5pm, immediately following the Wine Walk public exhibit.
  • We have eliminated the gallery show for the month of June. But would like to display the ribbon winners at NTA through July 4, 2016.
  • We have eliminated the fundraising aspect of the event and are not requiring a painting donation this year.
  • New to this year, we'd like artists to consider donating a piece of their choice at the end of the event. We will make these pieces available for sale via online auction, post event, with all proceeds benefitting NTA.

Painting by Randall Stauss



Tuesday, February 16, 2016

February 22, 2016 (Monday) Lower Eagle Falls Paint-Out

Date:          February 22, 2016 (Monday)
Time:          10:00 am
Place:          Lower Eagle Falls at Emerald Bay

I will not be able to attend, but I am setting this location per a request of one of our painters.  She says the road is clear and there is not much snow if any.

Amenities:    Bathrooms at Eagle Falls and Emerald Bay turn-off, but it is unknown at this time if they are open
Meeting Place:      Eagle Falls free parking area outside of the fee parking lot.

From Reno:  take 580 south to Carson City, at the end of the freeway take Fairview Exit and turn Right onto Fairview.  Turn Left at old 395 So Carson Street, turn Right on Highway 50.  Stay on 50 going through South Lake Tahoe for a total of 27 miles.  Turn Right on CA-89/Emerald Bay Road.  Go 8.5 miles.  Trailhead and parking is on your Left.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

February 15, 2016 (Monday) Galena Creek Park

Date:          February 15, 2016 (Monday and it is a holiday)
Time:          10:00 am
Place:          Galena Creek Regional Park - SOUTH ENTRANCE
Parking:      picnic parking on your right as you enter the park
Amenities:   restrooms - not sure if they are open in the winter


From Reno, take the Mt. Rose Hwy up the hill - a little ways past the housing area called Montreaux. 

We will be at the second entrance (the South Entrance)

once inside, the first parking lot on the right which is right next to the creek.  

Here is a link:  http://www.washoecounty.us/parks/parkdetails~pkid=4

Other links:  

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Tuesday February 9, 2016 Oxbow Nature Study Area

Hi all,

This is late notice, and it is on a Tuesday for a change.  It is supposed to be warm, and I tried to pick a place that wouldn't be too muddy from snowmelt.

REMEMBER, THIS IS A TUESDAY!  Hope to see you!

Date:          February 9, 2016
Time:         10:00 am
Place:         Oxbow Nature Study Area
Amenities:  Bathrooms.  Cafe down the street

Directions:  Take the Keystone Exit off of I-80 and turn south onto Keystone Ave.  Continue to W. Second Street and turn Right (West).  After several blocks Second Street bears left and becomes Dickerson Road.  There is no sign indicating but just go that way.  You travel through a semi industrial area and the road dead-ends into Oxbow Nature Study Area.