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North Lake Tahoe Plein Air Open


The North Lake Tahoe Plein Air Open will take place June 13-18, 2016. Participating 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 exhibit during the Tahoe City Downtown Association’s Annual Summer Solstice Festival and Tahoe City Wine Walk. OrgaNIzed “Paint-Outs” will take place throughout North Lake Tahoe for artists to gather and paint local landscapes, June 13-17.

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 gather and showcase the work they created. Artwork will be on display for sale at the reception. This is a special preview opportunity to buy artwork before it is made available to the public during the Tahoe City Wine Walk.

The reception will host light fare and wine. Artwork on display will also be part of a juried competition for the artists with awards and prizes announced at the reception. This is the best opportunity to purchase the best artwork fresh from the field, before they become available to the public – some to the paintings will still be wet! Pre-sale tickets are $35 per person, $50 per person week of the event.

IMPORTANT DATES:

April 1, pre-registration with discounted fee of $85 ends

May 1, late registration ends with fee of $100

May 10, welcome packet, info to artists with agreement etc. June 13, event begins, on site registration NTA

EVENT SCHEDULE:

Monday, June 13:

AM- Artists arrive and register, canvas stamping

PM- Artists free to paint around Lake Tahoe/Truckee

Tuesday, June 14:

AM- Organized Paint Out, location TBA, refreshments provided PM- Painting Demonstration, location TBA

Wednesday, June 15:

AM- Artists free to paint around Lake Tahoe/Truckee

PM- Painting Demonstration, location TBA

Thursday, June 16:

AM- Commons Beach Farmers Market Quick Draw Competition PM- Artists free to paint around Lake Tahoe/Truckee

Friday, June 17:

AM- Organized Paint Out, location TBA, refreshments provided 1 pm- Artists drop off paintings for judging and reception

4-6 pm- “Meet the Artist” Reception, Main Competition Judging, Awards & Sales

Saturday, June 18:

Tahoe City Wine Walk & Solstice Festival Public Exhibit and Sales, Noon-4pm Artist Check-out, 4-5pm

Early registration cost is $85 per artist. Commission on art sales is 70%.

We’ve listened to our artists’ feedback and have made a few changes to the event this year.

•The artist participation will end as of Saturday June 18, 2016 at 5pm, immediately following the Wine Walk public exhibit.

• We have also eliminated the optional opportunity to exhibit work in the NTA gallery for the month of June. With the artist permission we would like to display the ribbon winners, (if not sold during the event) at NTA through July 4, 2016 with option of sale available to the public at the artist’s chosen price.

• We have also eliminated the fundraising aspect of the event and are not requiring a painting donation this year. All artwork sales will be for full retail value with 70% commission going to the artist.

• New to this year, we’d like to ask artists to consider the option of 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.

Earlier Event: June 9
Tahoe Gal Cruise and Fundraiser
Later Event: June 16
Bridgetender Firework Fundraiser