Echo Summit Fine Arts

Artists, Galleries, Workshops, Shows and Sales

Echo Summit Fine Arts

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.

Annual Art Shows

Tahoe Art League's Summer Outdoor Art Shows

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.

Tahoe Art League's Studio Tour

Tour the studios of artists in the Tahoe Art League usually run from July through early Aughust. Admission is free.

Annual Fine Arts Festival - South Lake Tahoe

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

Placerville Arts Association's Spring Membership Show

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


Art Galleries and Displays


Gold Country Artist's Gallery

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.

Rocky's Art Gallery and Framing

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.

Bennett Gallery

6200 Pleasant Valley Road, El Dorado, CA
(530) 621-1164   Bennett Gallery
Sculptures, paintings, art glass, jewelry and ceramics.

South Lake Tahoe

Pacific Crest Gallery

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.

Sun Art Gallery

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.

Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery

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.


Photography and Watercolor Workshops

Kerik Kouklis Photography Printing Workshops

Platinum/Palladium Printing and Making Digital Negatives with QTR, Placerville Studio.
October TBA, 2017
Kerik Kouklis Photography Workshops

Aperture Academy

Photography workshops and classes.
Lake Tahoe Photography Workshop

Fine Arts School in the Pines

Fine Arts Classes for ages 8 year to adults. Drawing fundamentals, oil painting, portraiture, advanced drawing, acrylics, watercolor painting, and pastels.
492 Main Street, Placerville
(530) 366-5116
Fine Arts School in the Pines


Echo Summit Artists and Photographers

Depicting Scenes from the Crystal Basin to Echo Summit and Lake Tahoe

David Hwang

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

Kerik Kouklis

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

Douglas Parks

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 in Placerville.
Douglas Parks Fine Photography

Judith Perry

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 in Placerville.
Judith Perry Fine Art

Mitch Shindelbower

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

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


Echo Summit Area Art Clubs and Associations

Placerville Arts Association

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

Tahoe Art League

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