North Lake Tahoe Plein Air Open
North Lake Tahoe Plein Air Open with North Tahoe Arts
A week-long gathering of plein air artists hosted by North Tahoe Arts from June 12 – 16, 2018
About the 2018 Event
North Tahoe Arts presents the 2018 North Lake Tahoe Plein Air Open. Artists of all levels from all over the country will gather in North Lake Tahoe for the week of June 12-16, 2018 to paint the breathtaking scenery of North Lake Tahoe “en plein air,” in the open air.
The Farmer’s Market Quick Draw Competition (Thursday, June. 14 from 9am-Noon) Come watch our artists create a new painting on the spot in only 2 hours! Paintings will then be on display for our judges to award prizes and for the public to view. Other organized activities for the artists include two morning paint-outs and painting demonstration.
The Public Exhibit will take place in conjunction with Tahoe City Downtown Association’s annual wine walk. Main Competition prizes will be awarded at the opening of the Wine Walk Saturday, June 16 at noon. This exhibit is free and open to the public. Come vote for the “People’s Choice” award!
2018 Event Schedule
Tuesday, June 12:
AM- Champagne Registration Artists arrive and register, canvas stamping, and 2 paintings for the event long exhibit in the Corison Gallery at North Tahoe Arts. Refreshments will be served.
PM- Artist Connect Informal meet up at Gatekeepers to paint and meet. Week long exhibit and sale 1 – 5pm in Corison Gallery
Wednesday, June 13:
AM- Organized Paint Out, location Blackwood, refreshments provided
PM- Painting Demonstration 4-6pm and “French Picnic” themed refreshments NLT Plein Air Open Exhibit and Sale 11am-5pm
Thursday, June 14:
AM- Commons Beach Farmers Market Quick-Draw Competition
PM- Artists free to paint around Lake Tahoe/Truckee NLT Plein Air Open Exhibit and Sale 11am-5pm
Friday, June 15:
AM- Organized Paint Out, location TBA, refreshments provided
PM- Artists drop off paintings for judging and Reception at North Tahoe Arts’ Corison Gallery. NLT Plein Air Open Exhibit and Sale 11am-5pm
Saturday, June 16:
AM- Exhibit set up Award Presentation Noon
Public Exhibit and Sales, 12-5pm
Take down: Artist take artwork 5pm – 7pm
Quick Draw Competition
Awarded Thursday, June 14
First, Second & Third Place
Awarded Noon on Saturday, June 16
Best of Show, First, Second & Third Place
Awarded afternoon Saturday, June 16
Artist’s’ Choice & People’s Choice