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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

An Evening With Fine Art

What a Great Opportunity...

To purchase a work of art at an incredible price, spend the evening at beautiful Lahontan Golf Club Lodge and benefit a local art organization.  
Monday, September 10
4 - 7 PM

This is a win-win situation for the people who attend and North Tahoe Arts, which is a non profit organization supporting the arts in the North Tahoe-Truckee communities through exposure, education and participation.  NTA seeks to enrich the lives of residents and visitors alike by providing quality classes and hosting exhibits that showcase local talent.

Thirty respected local artists will have work at this event.  My painting, Big Split, valued at $3500. will be one of the available works.  

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Big Split   48" x 36"   Acrylic on Canvas

Each of the thirty ticket holders, who pay $300/couple, are guaranteed to leave the event with a work of art that is valued over $400.  Thirty tickets will be sold and thirty works of art will be available; everyone 'wins'!  At the event, the ticket holder will place their name under the art piece they would like to acquire.  If more than one person requests a particular work they will have the opportunity to offer additional funds.  I would call this a bidding situation.   If there is only one name under the work of art, that person is the owner of the work.  

This is a link to a few of the works of art that will be available that evening  

Below is the invitation.  Please let me know if I can answer any questions or help you procure tickets. I hope you will participate as I am sure it will be a fun evening.

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Monday, August 13, 2012


Yes, Graffiti
On Lake Tahoe Boulders

Again this summer, the rocks off the Crystal Bay Point at Lake Tahoe have been tagged.  Graffiti is writing or drawings scribbled, scratched, sprayed, or painted illicitly on a surface in a public place.  Tahoe is definitely a public place and painting on the magnificent boulders is definitely illegal.  This is defacement and vandalism which is a punishable crime.

Graffiti can be a gang marking, it can make a social or political statement.  It has also evolved into an art form whose value is highly contested, reviled by some while also subject to protection by others.

This particular graffiti may be interesting,  a simple image of Salvador Dali, peeking out from between two huge boulders.  It is still defacement.  I don't see this as a gang marking, a social or a political statement, so it is difficult to understand why the artist chose to place their work in this spot.  Is this a case of individual hedonism, someone who must have their creation out in front of everyone, yet has the inability to work to find an appropriate venue?  

As a work of art this is clever, however painting this image on these boulders is defacement to the natural beauty of Lake Tahoe.  Did the artist truly think they could out do Mother Nature and make the area a better place with the addition of their work?   Did the artist believe it necessary to change the serene, majestic, natural environment?  Now when passing by this particular group of rocks, instead of enjoying the boulders, the location, and the peace of the place, the focus is on this image.

I was out on the lake in my rowing shell to revisit the boulders that are currently inspiring the painting that is on my easel.  I was shocked and horrified to see this graffiti.  

Lake Tahoe is one of the natural wonders of the world, an inspirational, peaceful, and I say it again, majestic place.  Tahoe is a geological wonder.  Lake Tahoe does not need this type of vandalism.

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