Tahoe Art League

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Welcome to the Tahoe Art League.  Monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at S.L.T. Senior Center located at 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.  Meetings are free and open to the public.  Potluck appetizers & coffee served.  Join us!  (530) 544-2313 

Next Meeting:
September 9, 2015 at 6pm
“Painting Natures Reviving Energy”

by Christie Marie Elder, TAL President

ChristieMarieChristie will start with a quick demo on the way she makes art greeting and note cards with Strathmore card stock.  Her main demo will include the way she starts a composition with research photo’s, sketches and then does a final drawing on her art piece to start a painting.

Christie will be demonstrating some of her painting techniques using Daniel Smith Luminescent Watercolors including shimmer, duo chrome and interference colors.  She will display some finished paintings with luminescent paints to show the different effects in realistic, stylized and tribal watercolor art styles.

The art of Christie Marie Elder is an amazing broad spectrum of Hawaiian sea turtles, tropical flowers and images of mountain and tropical paradise.  Christie’s roots are from the Lake Tahoe area and Hawaii which are reflected in her paintings.  She specializes in airbrushed murals, brushed metal, watercolors and oil on canvas/board paintings.  Christie has done graphic design for a few novels and illustrated a children’s book as well.

Christie’s background is also amazing.  For 10+ years Christie snowboarded professionally and traveled around the globe ranking top 8 in the professional world of snowboarding. During this time she was commissioned by two snowboard companies to design her own signature boards. This involved creating the graphic designs and the technical specs of the board. Christie’s artwork has also been featured in several snowboard magazines.  Interestingly, Christie has also worked on the “canvas of the human frame” having done well over 2,000+ tattoos as a professional tattoo artist.

Christi’s art is vibrant, lively and done with a very distinctive style.  To view more of Christie’s art visit: www.christiemarieart.com



  • Kelly CassidyBeyond Marketing for Artists, 10/23-25 10am to 6pm, at Kelly’s place, $150, contact: keleigh@yahoo.com, 530-577-7750
  • Addie Chernus: Free Silk Painting Workshops on Tuesdays, at the Senior Center, 9/1 to 11/10, contact: addiesilkart.com.
  • Terry SweeneyWatercolors, Tuesday afternoons at the TAL Art Center, see talart.org for details
  • Clarke MitchellPastel Painting Fall Color, 10/1-10/4, Hope Valley, contact: thaleia.com
  • Thaleia GeordidesPowerful, Colorful Plein Air Painting, Hope Valley, 10/10-12, all media, contact: thaleia.com
  • Lady Jill Mueller: Watercolor Plein Air Painting, 9/12- 9/13, Reno and Washoe Valley,  thru Truckee Meadows Community College, contact: ladyjill.com for details
  • Kit Night: 5-Day Plein Air Landscape Workshop in Lake Tahoe, 9/21-25. See: Kitnight.com for this workshop and others in the future.


October 14  –   MARK TOMPKINS   www.dailypaintworks.com/mark-tompkins

November 11  –  CATHERINE LOCKNER    catherinelockner.carbonmade.com

December 9  –  HOLIDAY PARTY