Tahoe Art League


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Congratulations to our 2014 Studio Tour
artists for another beautiful event!!

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A special thank you to Co-Chairs
Walt Stevenson & Barbara Gustafson
for their amazing energy which made
the Studio Tour such a fantastic show
and great success!


Welcome to the Tahoe Art League.  Our office is located in the TAL Art Center & Gallery at 3062 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe.  Monthly meetings are held at 6:00 pm on the second Wednesday of each month at S.L.T. Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.  Click here for directions: Map. Potluck appetizers & coffee served. Join us!
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NEXT MEETING:  August 13, 2014,  6:00pm – 8:00pm
Featuring a demonstration by highly accomplished and well known plein air artist

monikajohnson_image1Monika Johnson is a plein air painter living and working in Incline Village, NV, who now brings many of the talents and skills learned in a 20-year career as a hairstylist to her art. As a master hair colorist for many years, her first canvas for her creative expression was painting hair. Now she using her love of color and texture to craft bold and creative “en plein air” (outdoors) artwork.

A graduate of Suffolk University in Boston, Monika started out painting still life’s in acrylic before moving on to figures, and eventually oil painting en plein air. She has spent many years honing her craft with many masters, including Wendy Ulmann, with whom she painted every week for five years. She has taken workshops with Gregory Kondos at Sierra Nevada College, Kit Night at the Sacramento Fine Art Center, Wanda Mumm in Glacier National Park, and recently studying with Andy Skaff, Erik Holland and Shelley Zentner. Monika’s latest work, “28 Paintings in 28 Days”, can be seen at m studio. She has also exhibited with Art’s coffee, Artist of Tahoe, Moana Nursery and St. Mary’s Art Center.

Monika’s plein air landscapes, done in oil and using her signature bold color and texture, are generating true excitement among her many admirers. “Being an en plein air painter, I paint outside in the natural environment and that encourages me to capture the moment quickly. The light changes, the shadows move, the temperature changes, or the wind comes up, so I’m forced to carpe diem! If I try to go back another day to the same spot, it’s just never the same.”

A Boston native, Monika’s love of skiing brought her Lake Tahoe in the mid 1990’s. An animal lover who volunteers at the local animal shelter, she also enjoys hiking, mountain biking and hanging out with her dog doing ‘nose work’ (scent detection games). “I love the mountains and the outdoors,” she says, “which is why living in Lake Tahoe and painting outside in nature is perfect for me!”

- See more at: http://stmarysartcenter.org/portfolio_page/monika-piper-johnson/#sthash.WJ3DCSCk.dpuf