Arts Features

Ski Style off the Slopes

Ski & Ride 2016       By Alison Bender      

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License to Kiln

Winter 2014-2015       By Alison Bender      

The evolution of a Truckee-based potter

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The Accidental Artist

Ski & Ride 2015      

Incline Village artist creates outdoor-inspired fine art pieces on canvas

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Blazing the Barn Quilt Trail

Mountain Home Awards 2016      

Barn quilts brighten the Sierra Nevada countryside

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The Lake of the Sky, Through Many Eyes

Summer 2015       By Alison Bender      

Almost 400 pieces of artwork comprise NMA's visual history of Lake Tahoe

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Taking Up the Torch

Mountain Home Awards 2015       By Alison Bender      

A South Tahoe welder expresses her artistic talent

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Early Inspirations

Winter 2015-2016       By Alison Bender      

An artist on snow, skin and now canvas

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Eye to Eye: Lake Tahoe Dance Collective’s Christin Hanna

Summer 2015       By Kyle Magin       By Jen Schmidt      

Tahoe-born, New York-trained ballerina brings dance to Tahoe City

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Rhythm and Funk

Summer 2016       By Alison Bender      

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What’s Old is New

Mountain Home Awards 2013      

Brad Greenwood creates works of art in wood

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Arts Articles

Eat, Drink and Paint

Ski & Ride 2015       Written By Julia Mueller      

Marrying wine and painting for a fun night on the town

How would you describe your artistic ability? Free-flowing and natural? Timid and unrefined? Some have raw talent for free-handing works of art, while others adhere to the stick figure family.…

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Good ‘Kharma’

Best of Tahoe 2015       Written, Photography By Ryan Salm      

Tahoe filmmaker explores India in debut documentary

Written by Kyle Magin Kharma Bums’ contrast is apparent at the outset.       Ryan Salm—a Tahoe Quarterly contributing photographer and editor—sits on a pier overlooking Lake Tahoe’s pristine North Shore…

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2017 Best Of Tahoe Photo Contest

Winter 2016-2017      

Welcome to Tahoe Quarterly’s 2017 Best of Tahoe Photo Contest, which runs from February 22 through March 12. The same guidelines as last year apply, but for those who are new…

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A Talented Trio of Tahoe-Area Artists

Best of Tahoe 2014       Written By Alison Bender      

Visual, literary and performing artists achieve acclaim

With the breadth of talent in the Tahoe region, it’s not easy to cull from a list of the area’s best artists. Between the mountain air, stunning scenery and the…

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On the Table

Mountain Home Awards 2017       Written By Dylan Silver      

South Lake Tahoe native builds luxury furniture business from the snow up   Terren Gomez unlocks the faded red door to his Eloise Avenue workshop. Inside, the smell of sawdust,…

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Featured: Truckee Muralist John Pugh

Best of Tahoe 2013      

Truckee's John Pugh is a world-renowned muralist

Truckee muralist paints to trick the eye Written by Tanya Canino Perched on scaffolding against the huge wall of Chico State’s Taylor Hall, young artist John Pugh painted his future:…

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The Best from the Bard (and Beyond)

Best of Tahoe 2015       Written By Alison Bender      

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival returns to a two-play format

Tragedy will strike Lake Tahoe’s Sand Harbor this summer—but, so will comedy.       For the first time in six years, and for the first time in producing artistic director Charles…

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Timeless Techniques

Mountain Home Awards 2014       Written By Alison Bender      

Professional training and exorbitant curiosity arm woodworker with the tools to create his “functional art”

Barclay Moore has two passions in life: woodworking and skiing.       An East Coast transplant, born and raised in central New York, Moore began tinkering with wood tools at ten,…

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Joyce Major: Dreaming in Color

Summer 2014       Written By Alison Bender      

Tahoe artist uses bright hues and careful detail to create stunning watercolor landscapes

Joyce Major’s professional background in medical technology and law services may not seem like it would translate to painting. But skills honed in those professions—her exacting attention to detail and…

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SummerFest on the Grow in Fourth Season

Summer 2015      

Classical music finds a home on Tahoe's North Shore

Written by Carole Jablon-Bernardi In 2011, surrounded by the majesty of the Sierra Nevada, Incline Village resident Madylon Meiling envisioned a festival matching the area’s physical beauty with extraordinary classical…

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Heavy Metals

Winter 2013       Written By Alison Bender      

A Calpine-based welder uses railroad spikes and other "junk" in his singular creations

Sculptor Pat Blide credits his mother, who single-handedly raised four boys and a girl, for much of his current success. “My mom was really influential in getting us all to…

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TQ Summer Book Bag

Best of Tahoe 2015      

TQ's staff and contributors offer their summer reading recommendations

Written by TQ Staff Summer is the perfect time to relax with a good book in Tahoe, whether you're squirreling one away in your pack on a trip into Desolation…

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The Range of Light—and Darkness

Summer 2014       Written By Matthew Renda      

Two books by local authors are perfect additions to your summer reading list

Written by Matthew and Jessica Renda Topography of Legend Author, historian and Sierra College professor Gary Noy has spent a lifetime collecting stories about the Sierra Nevada mountain range. In…

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Wild Western Art

Mountain Home Awards 2017      

Written by Amy Edgett   Mountain man Charles Muench captures Sierra Nevada life with oil on linen   American realism artist Charles Muench is a man of the West. A…

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Reno Violinist Ruth Lenz

Ski & Ride 2014       Written By Alison Bender      

Ruth Lenz is part of a three-generation family of musicians at the Reno Philharmonic

Musical talent may be inherited, but it’s cultivated by a lot of hard work. Such is the case for Dr. Ruth Lenz.       Lenz, whose parents were early members of…

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Best of Tahoe 2013      

Short story collection finds life amidst Nevada’s unforgiving landscape

Written by Matthew Wilde Joan Didion wrote: “A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it…

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