North Lake Tahoe Plein Air Open

North Tahoe Arts presents the 2017 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 September 5-10, 2017, to paint the breathtaking scenery of North Lake Tahoe “en plein air,” in the open air.

North Lake Tahoe Plein Air Open

Hosted by North Tahoe Arts, in Tahoe City, CA, this weeklong event includes a Farmer’s Market Quick Draw Competition in addition to the Main Competition. A weekend long public exhibition of work will take place during the Autumn Food & Wine Festival.

We are pleased to offer two prizes in support of this year’s North Lake Tahoe Plein Air Open.

Congratulations to John Hewitt and Marie Massey recipients of our sponsorship awards!

North Lake Tahoe Plein Air Open

John Hewitt, recipient of the Quick Draw Competition prize, is imaged here at left along with his prize-winning painting.

View more of his work online at:

Next to John is Katie O’Hara, Office Administrator for North Tahoe Arts, and to her right is Nicole Villeneuve, a volunteer at the center.



North Lake Tahoe Plein Air Open

Marie Massey won 2nd place in the Main Competition. She is pictured here at the North Lake Tahoe Plein Air Open beside her prize-winning work. View more of her paintings online at:


North Lake Tahoe Plein Air Open

About North Tahoe Arts

The Sierra Artists Network was established in North Tahoe in 1985 as a means for local artists to meet, network and gather together to sell their art. The original group consisted of 7 members including Madeline Bohanon. At that time there was no building, art venues were presented in different sights all around the community. Since then the organization evolved into North Tahoe Arts, becoming a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 1990.

Our mission is to support the visual arts in the North Tahoe-Truckee communities through exposure, education and participation. We seek to enrich the lives of residents and visitors alike by providing quality visual arts programming to people of all ages and artists of all levels.

Visit the North Tahoe Arts website at to learn how this vital non-profit has been promoting and supporting the arts in the Tahoe-Truckee communities for over 25 years.

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