Saturday, July 29, 2017

In Memorium - Pat Edwards

We were all so shocked and saddened at hearing of our good friend and artist, Pat Edwards' passing.  She will be truly missed.  She was one of our "regulars" for about three years - year round.  She and her husband Phil would travel long distances from Lake Tahoe to paint with us.  She participated in our shows and was very enthusiastic.

She was always cheerful, friendly, and always had a tip or two to share from IPad art apps to anything art-related.  She was an accomplished pastel painter.  

A memorial service will be held as follows:

August 13th Memorial Service at North Tahoe Event Center

There will be a memorial service for Pat on August 13th, at the North Tahoe Event Center, 8318 North Lake Boulevard, outside on the Lakefront Terrace, at 1:00p.m., near the beach she loved so well. All are welcome. No food will be served, but soda, coffee and water will be available. Please let us know if you will be able to be with us and if you would like to share during this time that we will be together remembering Mom.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Five Upcoming Paint-Outs

Hi painters,

I'm glad you are all getting jazzed about planned paint-outs.  For YOU, I have set the next 5 weeks up - even though I may not be able to attend.  I will be getting rotator cuff surgery soon so I will not be able to attend most of these dates.  But, most of you know each other and if you see a new face - be welcoming and friendly!!!!

Here is the schedule for escaping the heat of the Nevada high desert:

July 31, 2017:  Sand Harbor State Park, Lake Tahoe.
August 7, 2017:  Martis Valley, Truckee, CA
August 14, 2017:  Bliss State Park, Lake Tahoe
August 21, 2017:  Tahoe Meadows, Mount Rose Hwy
August 28, 2017:  Eagle Falls at Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe

Meeting time:  from 8am to 9:00 am for best parking choice
State Park entrance fees:  (around $10) and no dogs
Regional parks (Eagle Falls parking lot) has a fee, but on the hwy there is no fee.

For directions to these places, go to the blog search box and type in the location and "search".  It will take you to all the blog entries for that location in the past where there is more information.

Have fun everyone!  If you know other artists, carpool if you can - it is more fun!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017 Paint-Out Frenchman's Lake

Paint-Out at Frenchman's Lake

Date:  Monday, July 24, 2017
Time:  9:00 am
Place:  Frenchman's Lake - see map below

I will be camping at Frenchman's Lake this weekend.  The lake is full this year and I am curious how it will look.  I actually don't know the entire lake and vista potential, but I have been several times to one place that I recommend we meet.  It is where Frenchman's Creek goes under the road and empties into the lake where volcanic rocks are.  There is area to pull off the road and park on both sides of the road.  On the other side of the road there is a lovely meadow vista with the creek running through it.

From Reno, take 395 north, then go west on 70, then turn right in Chilcoot to go to Frenchmans Lake (there is a sign).  When you get to the lake, go left, and where you see the black lava rock and water inlet, this is it.

As always, if this place doesn't inspire you, try driving around the lake and fine your muse.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

July 17, 2017 Monday - Paint-Out at Tahoe Meadows

July 17, 2017 (Monday) Tahoe Meadows Paint-Out

Date:          July 17, 2017 (Monday)
Time:          9:00 am
Place:          Tahoe Meadows (Near the summit of Mt. Rose Hwy)
Meet:          In the parking lot that has the bathroom on the south side of Tahoe Meadows where the trailhead is

What to bring:

  • Bug spray, sunscreen
  • Hat, glasses, art umbrella
  • of course your art gear
  • carts work here on the trail
  • drink and food
  • camera
  • folding stool if you need one
Lately we have been having breezy weather.  So, it might be useful to keep a bungee cord and a jug of water or rocks in your car as a weight for your tripod or umbrella

Directions:  Trailhead: From Reno, take U.S. 395 S as it heads towards Carson City. Take SR 431 (Mt. Rose Hwy) SW as it takes you past Mt. Rose Ski Area towards Incline Village at Lake Tahoe. Almost .75 mile after passing Mt. Rose summit, look for the parking area/trailhead/restroom bldg. on L side of hwy -- park here. 

If you are up to the loop trail, these are views and wildflowers at the eastern end of the meadow:

Friday, May 26, 2017

Two Paint-Outs: June 5 and June 12, 2017 (Mondays)

Hi painters,

Carolyn here, and I'm back to help out with organizing paint-outs.  I am going to make it easier and quicker for me, so I am posting two paint-outs at the same time and in simpler format.  Most of you have painted with us and know how to get to these places, so all the descriptions will be simplified.

Monday June 5, 2017 at 9:00am at  Galena Regional Park (south entrance)

Monday, June 12, 2017 at 9:00 am at Hope Valley.  Meet at Hope Valley Campground Cafe.  I will be camping there and will meet you.  If you are late, places to look are across the highway from Sorensen's resort.  There is a creek on that side of the road and pull off parking.  I am planning on painting there.  Some paint at the first bridge on the left-hand side and hike down to the river.  Still some like to drive all the way up to Blue Lakes via Blue Lakes Road.

For further instructions, maps and photos, you can go to the top of the blog to the search box and type in the name of the location (i.e.) Hope Valley or Galena.  This will bring you to an older post about that location when I was spending a lot of time putting all that stuff in (no time for that now!)

Saturday, April 29, 2017




Burning Inquiry brings together a panel of community members, burners, artists and art lovers as they discuss the role of public art in the community. Panelists include: Aric Shapiro, executive director, Reno Sculpture Fest and Reno Art Works; Carolyn White, Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno associate professor, anthropology; Alexis Hill, arts, culture and events manager, City of RenoMischell Riley, artist; Maria Partridge, artist advocate, Burning Man, and member of the City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission and Public Art Committee. The panel will be moderated by Dean of University Libraries Kathlin Ray.
"Burning Man art is helping transform our city," said Alexis Hill, arts, culture and events manager, City of Reno. "When you see Burning Man art presented as public art in our community you know that you are not in 'Anytown USA,' you are in a unique, thriving and diverse city."

Thursday, April 27, 2017




september 18-20
We will paint the beautiful mountains and streams in Utah in the Fall. I will discuss values, color and edges which are the most important elements in painting

Garret suggested this workshop to us.  should be amazing!!

Monday, March 20, 2017

call for artists

reno art fest .   

august 19th and 20th

Application:  Scroll to the bottom

This event was called Art Blast in the past.
The city now has a professional organizer so it may be interesting.

See you there.

Friday, March 10, 2017




Greeting Fellow Artists,

The deadline is nearing.  Any one interested in participating in Reno Open Studios at a location at my house and Tricia Leonard's home in ArrowCreek. 

We have spots for  two and possible for 5 artists.  We have done this the last two years and have had a pretty good turn out and sale success.    The Dates are October 6, 7,  Saturday and Sunday.

Attached is the application. The deadline is March 15th for new artists and March 31st for a returning artist.  Since time is getting to be of the essence please spread the word to others who may be interested and please respond as soon as you are able.

Greatly appreciated,

Emma Auriemma-McKay . 775-527-7590


I apologize for the lateness of this email (time has escaped me).  There is a lot of information in this email so please be patient.

FIRST, Please mark your calendar for the first meeting for RENO OPEN STUDIOS and don't forget to attend! We really, really, really want you to be there but I understand that life can get in the way sometimes so if someone has taken you hostage and you can't make it because you are tied to a chair, please call or text Debbie Howell at 775-762-0503 so that we know you got this email but can't make the meeting.

DATE:            Monday, FEB 6, 2017
TIME:             6:00 pm
LOCATION:   430 Sunnyside Dr, Reno NV 89503 (just off of Keystone)

SECOND, There are links below for the 2017 application to participate in Reno Open Studios and also the advertising contract and size examples for advertising donations.  I am sending the application and the advertising contract to you in both Word format and PDF format. You can use either the Word version OR the PDF version (you don't need to do both).  If you have any problems or questions on downloading or if you need it faxed or snail mailed to you, then please call or text Debbie Howell at 775-762-0503.  Feel free to share this with any new potential artist you feel might be interested.

Click here for application (in Word) ROS 2017 Application (in Word)

Click here for application (in PDF) ROS 2017 Application (in PDF)

Click here for advertising contract (in Word) ROS 2017 Ad Contract (in Word)

Click here for advertising contract (in PDF) ROS 2017 Ad Contract (in PDF)

Click here to see ad sizes ROS 2017 Ad Sizes

Please fill out the application and advertising contract and return both of them along with your payment to 15795 Callahan Road, Reno NV 89511, or better yet, bring them to the Monday meeting on Feb 6.

For new artists we have added a clarification of what kind of art we accept.  You will find that and other important requirements in the application and especially in the Policies and Procedures section.

For returning artists as well as new artists, you will find a new fee level.  The Board feels it is unfair that a few participants do the majority of the work.  We understand that we have not always followed through with assigning committees but that is changing this year.  That said, we have artists who rarely, if ever, attend the meetings and frequently don't respond to emails.  We felt that if we offered an option to skip the all but the last two meetings (just before and just after ROS) and committee work it would be easier to expect the rest to follow through.  Let me firmly state that we all believe our event will be far superior if EVERYONE actively participates.

THIRD and LASTLY, Now for some really exciting news – we have scheduled a one-day show during Artown.  The date is Saturday, July 29th from 10-5.  We have the McKinley Art Center lawn reserved and Artown is excited to have a new, visual arts event.  The cost to the artists will be $25.00 each and there will be no additional commission.  The only requirement is that you demonstrate so we do not endanger our non-profit status.  The space is large so we should be able to offer everyone as much space as they need.  The board is also wants to arrange for food trucks so if you have suggestions we’d like to hear them.  We do need you to commit on the application, as we need to know that enough of you will participate to make it a smashing event.   

We hope you join us this year to make it the best ever.

Kathleen Hallamore-Best

Friday, February 17, 2017

Call to Artists:  

North Lake Tahoe Plein Air Open                                                              September 2017                                   

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


Date:    January 16, 2017 (Monday)
Time:     10:00 am
Place:    Sand Harbor State Park, Incline
Meet:  Look for Carol Grigus at the Boat Launch Parking Emma and Look for the Easels
Fee:            about $10 per car if you don't have a year placquard
Amenities:    bathrooms?
Restrictions:  no dogs
There should be lots of snow so dress accordingly and drive safely!!
What to bring:
  • park entry fee money (about $10)
  • your lunch and beverage or purchase there
  • hat, sunscreen, sunglasses
  • bug spray (bee season)
  • your painting gear 
  • your beach and/or water recreation needs
  • cell phone
  • camera
  • folding chair?


From Reno:  Take the Mt. Rose Hwy(431) to Incline.  Turn left at Country Club Drive (there is a sign that says "Sierra Nevada College" - that is the turn).  At Hwy 28 (the road that goes along the lake) turn left.  Go south on this road about 3 miles.  Sand Harbor is on your right.  The boat launch parking is the first turn.  The main entrance for people without boats is the next entrance.  

From South Lake Tahoe - take HWY 50 towards Carson City.  At the summit get in the right turning lane and turn right on Hwy 28.  Go about 10 miles towards Incline.  Sand Harbor will be on your left before you get to Incline Village.