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The selection committee is looking for artwork that is colorful, meaningful and will enhance downtown Kings Beach. The 18-inch-by-36-inch banners, hung from streetlights, will be viewed by motorists and pedestrians. NTBA will have selected artwork professionally printed onto poly canvas. Proposals should include a preliminary color rendition and a brief narrative description of the artwork. Proposals are due Feb. 24. Winners will be announced in May. An $80 honorarium will be awarded for each selected banner. Proposals should be e-mailed to

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Workshops at the studio include Painting Water in Watercolor on March 4, Painting Interesting Animals on March 11 and Painting Lake Tahoe in Oil with a Palette Knife on March 18. |

Truckee Truckee Public Arts Commission invites the community to the community exhibit “Truckee Summer Snapshots: A Collaborative Community Photo Mural.” The show will feature Truckee’s best summertime photos, submitted by members of the community. Celebrate the new season and look back on Truckee’s Big Life summer, illustrated by hundreds of photos on the walls at the Truckee Community Recreation Center. The show will run through February. |

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Incline Village, Nev. Sierra Nevada College offers “This Place: Selection from the Frontier” by Frontier Fellows until March 2, at the Tahoe Gallery. An artist reception will be on March 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. with an artist’s talk at 5:30 p.m. Gabie Strong will host an exhibition until Feb. 17 at the Garage Door Gallery. “Library of Approximate Locations” by Charlie Macquarie will be at the Garage Door Gallery from March 2 to 10. An artist’s reception will be on March 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. with an artist’s talk at 5:30 p.m. |

Sparks, Nev. The Sparks Museum & Cultural Center presents “Truckee Meadows Reflections,” the Latimer Art Club Show, through March 25. This exhibition detailing historical water usage highlights artists from Latimer who explore the theme of water in their artwork showcasing a wide variety of mediums. Meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments at the exhibit’s reception on Feb. 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. | (775) 355-1144

Out and about South Lake Tahoe Tahoe Art League announces exhibits being shown around town. A Cup of Cherries Café hosts a display of wintry photographs and paintings by TAL artists Donna Reid, Lois Loveless, Cherie Pinsky, Michael Schaer, Barb Gustafson and Rick Espinor through mid-April. The newest “Art Around Town” exhibit is at Bank of the West, featuring wildlife portraits by Barb Gustafson, Carroll Sue Jones, Nancy Lynch, Nina Major and Ellen Nunes through mid-April. “Presenting the Tahoe Art League” exhibit at the Lake Tahoe Community College features a sampling of the diverse media and talent of the art league’s membership. More than 20 artists are represented in this winter exhibit, featuring paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures and ceramics. The show is open to the public through March 24. |

Hang it proudly Kings Beach North Tahoe Business Association (NTBA) is inviting proposals for streetlight banner art to be displayed along the main street in Kings Beach this summer on a rotating schedule. The banners for this art call will be selected based on design and content. Proposals from artists of all experience levels, young and old, established and emerging, are encouraged.

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Passion for community Reno, Nev. Metro Gallery in City Hall hosts “No Expectations,” an exhibition by photographer Matthew McIver until Feb. 24. From his passion for community and photography is a series that is inspired by architecture, sustainability, water and art. |

Blending experience Reno, Nev. “Extravagant Chemistry: New Paintings” by Liz Penniman is in the West Gallery in McKinley Arts & Culture Center until Feb. 24. A Californian native with influences from the San Francisco’s Figurative Movement and a background that includes a hand in the color palette of Jeff Koon’s studio, Penniman believes in allowing the paint to take precedence over subject. She currently lives in California, working in her Truckee studio blending her experience in color, composition, texture and abstraction. East Gallery in McKinley Arts & Culture Center hosts abstract painter Lainie Vreeland’s “Light Abundant” until Feb. 24. A business owner, writer and artist, Vreeland creates innovative and imaginative compositions centered on water, forms and plant life as they interact with light. “My abstract artwork represents deep and cheerful songs from my heart to yours,” says Vreeland. | (775) 334-6264

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Dane Shannon blasts through winter during a moment of perfection on Tahoe's East Shore. Photography by Ryan Salm | @...

Feb.9-22, 2017  

Dane Shannon blasts through winter during a moment of perfection on Tahoe's East Shore. Photography by Ryan Salm | @...