Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Ultrahazardous Art

About the most frightening job I can imagine would be that of a firefighter. For the Tahoe: Lost & Found show, I created two fire helmets to honor the firefighters who came from all over to help us out last summer during the Angora Fire.

"Warning: Firefighting is an Ultrahazardous Activity" features wording from part of the warning label that appears on the inside of the actual helmet; I for one, would never put it on after reading that!

"Reflected by Fire" features mirrored goggles and bits of news clippings from articles regarding the fire. You can read more here.

The Tahoe: Lost & Found live art auction is coming up soon. To see all the art to be auctioned off, click here.

More details as we get closer!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

We're a Trend!

Local writer and editor Kim Wyatt wrote a uniquely upbeat story in the latest Tahoe Quarterly magazine called "Top Tahoe Trends". The piece covers trends in a few different areas, and includes a great bit about Becky Bell's authentic and quintessential Tahoe website, Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture (

Kim writes about creative community collaboration (I love that; maybe it's the alliteration?) and explains my idea for the Tahoe: Lost & Found project, giving our upcoming Tahoe: Lost & Found art auction a great plug. (Thanks, Kim!) We appreciate the fact that Tahoe Quarterly is a sponsor for the event as well.

Anyhoo; if you come across a copy, give it a look. Great photos of our local heroes too!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Barbara Wesson at Tallac

You know something is up if Barbara has her picture in the local paper!

Barbara Wesson is showing her functional and beautiful pottery at the Tallac Historic Site this week. Visit her at the Viking Gallery from 11 to 4 from August 17th to the 23rd. She'll be hosting a reception from noon to 4 on the last day.

Lately she's been focusing on some amazing succulent pots with cool textures so you won't want to miss it!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Art Party Tonight

Elevation 6310 is hosting a Tahoe: Lost & Found Art Party tonight!

Things get underway at 6 and we'll go to about 8:00 pm with art from the Underground Artists, information about the Tahoe: Lost & Found project, and additional art from other local artists.

Elevation 6310 is located at 195 Highway 50, #3, near Stateline. They've got great food and a fun atmosphere, so come on down and check it all out.

Saturday, August 2, 2008


Once or twice a year I like to put up an exhibit of framed work in a space down at the Tallac Historic Site here in South Lake Tahoe. The spot has moved since I began doing this in 1995, but it's a beautiful place to be for the week. The building I'm showing in is a one room guest cabin built about a hundred years ago. The lake is just a hop, skip, and a jump away.

I will have my latest framed silk fantastical prints along with cards and paper prints. You will also be able to view botanical prints from the book, Medicine From the Mountains: Medicinal Plants of the Sierra Nevada.

Come on down. The cabin is next to the Cultural Arts Store on the loop road with the Grand Hall. I will be there 11-4 until August 8th. I hope to see you there!

Pictured above is Lake Mermaid, a freshwater mermaid that lives in the clear waters of Lake Tahoe. More information on Lake Mermaid can be found here

Friday, August 1, 2008

Inspiration from Stacey

A benefit was held at Ernie's Restaurant on Tuesday, for local artist Stacey Ballard, who is awaiting a liver transplant. Somehow, throughout her ordeal, she manages to create beautiful art, such as this piece. This hangs on my studio wall now.