PAINTBRUSH Nevada State Museum will present, “Beyond Nature’s Light,” the photography of Abe Blair until March 20. Many grand vistas and unique geologic features occur in Nevada and eastern California. Through careful study of a scene and extensive knowledge of his medium, Blair captures the mood and power of natural scenes many never see. “As an artist choosing to work in photography, I am always trying to push the limits of my cameras, whether film or digital. I am traditional in my method, working to get the image correct in the camera without building one in the computer. I use my camera as a painter would use a brush, focusing on the mood and power of a pre-visualized scene before the camera even comes out of the bag,” he says. There will be a free reception with light refreshments on March 9 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. | (775) 687-4810
“Tahoe Glow” Abe Blair | Nevada State Museum
Love him, yeah, yeah, yeah Reno, Nev. Sierra Arts Foundation Gallery will host “Ron Campbell: Pop Up” from Feb. 17 to 19. Campbell, who is now retired, appears occasionally at art shows showcasing his pop art paintings. Campbell paints during the exhibit, creating new works and personal paintings on the Letters of Authenticity for customers who purchase any of his works. Campbell was one of the animators on the Beatles film, “Yellow Submarine” and the director of “The Beatles” 1960s TV cartoon series. For more than 50 years, he was involved in cartoons including Scooby Doo, The Smurfs, Rugrats, Flintstones and Jetsons. | sierra-arts.org
The physics of art Fab ’n’ Funky Tahoe City North Tahoe Arts presents its annual Fab ’n’ Funky exhibit and sale in February. Featured ARTisan Shop artists are clearing out his or her inventories offering a variety of arts and crafts at deeply discounted prices. Works on sale include original paintings, pastels, watercolors, photography and more. Exhibits in the Corison Loft for the month of February will feature art by students at North Tahoe High School. In April, the exhibit will feature North Tahoe Arts members. | northtahoearts.com
Hooked on painting Tahoe City North Lake Tahoe Chamber CVB Resort Association announces the February Visitor Center artist of the month: Heidi Reeves. She moved to North Tahoe in 1979, but it wasn’t until 1992 that she took her first watercolor class and she was hooked. She paints everything from landscapes to portraits and started teaching watercolor classes in 2001 in Tahoe, Reno and Grass Valley. In 2003, she had a one-woman show at North Tahoe Arts, participated in a European show in 2005 and a Small Painting Show in 2006 at Pogan Gallery. More recently, her art medium has shifted to pastels and it is opening her up to a new awareness of color and textures. | gotahoenorth.com
Incline Village, Nev. Wolff Soren’s oil and acrylic paintings are on display through the month of February at Incline Village Library. Soren’s work pays homage to people and events that inspire him. His influences range from Peter Higgs to Al Held, from Lisa Randall to Jan Vermeer, as well as Roger Penrose and Naum Gabo. He believes that the most creative people are scientists working on the cutting edge of cosmology and particle physics with theoretical scientists asking questions that hover on the boundaries of human perception. | (775) 832-4130
Bill Stevenson is a Truckee photographer for whom the art of taking pictures is practically genetic. Both Stevenson’s great-great grandfather and great-grandfather photographed living on the edge of the American frontier from their home in Leavenworth, Kan. | (800) 468-2463
paper and the processes of application are physical and technical. Atelier hosts many workshops including Love for Watercolor on Feb. 10, Painting Miniatures in Watercolor on Feb. 11, Ceramic plates on Feb. 24 and Natural Dyeing on Feb. 25. | ateliertruckee.com
Connection to nature
Cobalt like the lake
Truckee The artwork of Jess Weems will be on display at Atelier Truckee until Feb. 28. Weems searches for the intersection between belief and fact, the spiritual and the scientific. He draws attention to the aesthetic beauty of scientific data, migration patterns and geological processes for the bigger picture of our interconnected universe. The materials he uses are beeswax, resin, earth pigments, thread, fabric and
Incline Village, Nev. Cobalt Artist Studio presents Sara Smith’s paintings, which will be on display in February. Smith is always pushing herself to stretch her methods and to better express whatever needs a voice. Her public murals can be seen around Tahoe including KidZone Museum and Truckee Elementary School. There will be an artist’s reception for her on Feb. 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. It is open to the public.
Art that affords spirit Incline Village, Nev. In February, the Incline Village Visitors Information Center will bring together four artists who work in four different mediums for a new show titled “Whimsical Spirit.” The exhibit runs through April 30, with an artists’ reception on Feb. 17. Troi Follansbee is a native Californian artist who creates mosaic sculptures using many types of materials, called tesserae. Follansbee will display a new series entitled, “Get Busted,” which features a spontaneous style. Ellen Beauregard uses mixed medium within her large paintings from tar, epoxy and metals. She uses color, texture and luster to balance the composition of each piece. Anastiscia Chantler-Lang is a selftaught artist from Toronto, who relocated to Tahoe in 2015 after traveling extensively and working in fashion and handbag design. She uses pastels and colored pencils to convey her feelings and experiences while living in the Sierra region.
“Black Bear” Sara Smith | Cobalt Artist Studio