With popular locations such as Lake Tahoe and Hope Valley nearby, the grand Echo Summit country is often overlooked by artists. Photographers seem to be the most likely to venture into the high country around Echo Lakes or Horsetail Falls. A few pastel, oil, and watercolor artists have put their brushes to canvas (or paper) to depict the majesty of the Crystal Basin or the quiet beauty of the Silver Fork. It is a region where a budding artist could make her mark.
Work from various artists in the Tahoe Art League are on display for sale at locations around South Lake Tahoe beginning throughout the summer For a complete list of the locations and dates, contact the Tahoe Art League: (530) 544-2313.
Tour the studios of artists in the Tahoe Art League usually run from July through early Aughust. Admission is free.
In July, the Tahoe Arts Project holds its Annual Fine Arts Festival, featuring
artists from around the country. The Festival includes a juried show. Tahoe Arts Project brings performing arts and
cultural enrichment to schools in the South Lake Tahoe region.
Tahoe Arts Project
The Placerville Arts Association's Spring Membership Show is ually held in March at the El Dorado
Government Center on Fair Lane in Placerville. The exhibit features works by club members.
Placerville Arts Association Spring Membership Show
379 main Street, Placerville, CA
(530) 642-2944 Gold country Artist's Gallery
The Gold Country Artist's Gallery is open 7 day a week from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The gallery features local artists, including oils and acrylics, gourds and glass, watercolor and photography, pastels and pottery.
404 Main Street, Placerville, CA
(530) 621-9901 Rocky's Art Gallery and Framing
Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM and on Sunday from Noon until 4:30 PM.
6200 Pleasant Valley Road, El Dorado, CA
(530) 621-1164 Bennett Gallery
Sculptures, paintings, art glass, jewelry and ceramics.
1001 Heavenly Village Way, Suite 21, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-2523 Pacific Crest Gallery
Open 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Sunday through Thursday and 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM Friday and Saturday. The gallery specializes in fine art, jewelry, and gifts.
14000 Lake Tahoe Blvd., Suite 27, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-1341 Sun Art Gallery
Open 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Saturday and 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Sundays. The gallery features the original work of David Hwang.
4000 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-4278 Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery
Open daily from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The gallery represents artists from around the country. Among their displays are oil paintings, fine art prints, glass art, and sculpture.
Platinum/Palladium Printing and Making Digital Negatives with QTR, Placerville Studio.
October TBA, 2017
Kerik Kouklis Photography Workshops
Photography workshops and classes.
Lake Tahoe Photography Workshop
Watercolor workshops at Beverly Field's Placerville studio, 7301 Garden Valley Road, Placerville.
Placerville Arts Classes and Workshops
David Hwang has enjoyed art since his childhood, entering his art in national competitions while still in middle
school and high school. He and his wife have opened their studio - Sun Art Gallery - in South Lake Tahoe. David
works in various mediums, including watercolor, oil, acrylic and photography. Among his paintings are many of the Upper Truckee River and also
Fallen Leaf Lake, Luther Pass, and the Rubicon Trail.
Sun Art Gallery
Black and white photographer Kerik Kouklis likes to work in low light or fog, giving his pictures an ethereal
quality. He uses the platinum/palladium process in his prints. Among his photographs are American River near Kyburz, CA 1993,
and Tells Creek, Crystal Basin . A number of his photographs are on display at the Ansel Adams Gallery
in Yosemite and other galleries around California. He offers workshops in his studio in Placerville and in Yosemite.
Kerik Kouklis Photography
Photographer Douglas Parks has been photographing the natural wonders of California since he was a child. His photographs
range from the Pacific to the Sierra crest. Among his photographs are Bridal Veil Falls Pollock Pines,
Crystal Range from Jenkinson Lake, and Sierra Nevada Crest . A number of his photographs are on display at the Gold Country Artist's Gallery
Douglas Parks Fine Photography
Pastel artist Judith Perry depicts scenes of California from the coast to the Sierra. She is a member of the
Placerville Arts Association and the Sierra Pastel Society. Among her works are Sunrise on the Mormon Immigrant Trail,
High Sierra Splendor, and Trickle at Horsetail Falls. Her work can be seen at the Gold Country Artist's Gallery
Judith Perry Fine Art
Photographer Mitch Shindelbower is based in South Lake Tahoe where he enjoys photographing the area's landscapes. His photographs include Lovers Leap, Light on Lovers Leap,
High Sierras, and Upper Truckee River.
Mitch Shindelbower Fine Art
Leon Turnbull has mastered the art of photographing waterfalls. With the patience of a big game hunter he has stalked
back country waterfalls throughout the Crystal Basin and Echo Summit region, waiting for just the right light. Among his many stunning photographs are pictures of Bassi Falls,
Big Silver Creek Falls,
Cascade Falls, and Horsetail Falls.
Leon Turnbull Photography
The Placerville Arts Association was formed in the early 1960s and today has nearly 200 members. Their purpose is to promote visual arts in the local community through art shows, exhibitions, art demonstrations, workshops, scholarships and art oriented field trips. They hold monthly meetings and an annual spring membership show. They always welcome new members. Placerville Arts Association
The Tahoe Art League promotes fine art and art education in South Lake Tahoe. They hold free monthly art demonstrations and offer art instruction for both adults and children. Every summer they hold Outdoor Shows at various locations around South Lake Tahoe and two weekends for Artist Studio Tours. New members are welcome to join. Tahoe Art League