Paintings on display at the Sierra Nevada Invitational Art Exhibit and Sale at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center on Saturday.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.

Fourteen studios with 30 artists are featured on the second annual Carson Valley Art Studio Tour.

All artists will have some of their work for sale. The tour includes the studios of painter Teri Sweeney; mixed media paintings and jewelry artist Pam Brekas; Western watercolourist Sheri Greves-Neilson; oil artist Barbara Gustafson; watercolourist La Vonne Vasick; Copper Kiln pottery artists Sharon Randall and Lorraine Felix; photographer Sue Woskow; watercolor and silk artist Lee Lewis; pastels, oils and sculptor Roger Kinnaman; photographer and tintype artist Rielynn Lunde; watercolor artist Tina Forkner; and potter Michelle Mulligan. There will be three performers at the Carson Valley Historical Museum and four performers at Gardnerville Station. Many studios have more than one artist, but all artists and their work are featured on the tour website

The tour website includes an interactive online map and downloadable file with studios, galleries, and sample information and art for individual artists.

The website also includes a schedule of special demonstrations and music features. Those who visit eight studios become eligible to win free art. Printed cards will be available in late September from Carson Valley Arts Council, 1572 Highway 395-A, Minden, and participating galleries.

The six galleries represent more than 100 local and regional artists who support the Carson Valley Art Studio Tour and will be open this weekend with demonstrations and special features.

Galleries include:

East Fork Gallery represents over 40 local artists.

The Carson Valley Arts Council Gallery presents a new exhibition every two months featuring local artists. All exhibits are highlighted on the CVAC website

Heartstrings Gallery offers unique gifts and original works of art.

Art Gallery @ Prism is a contemporary space for regional artists from the Sierra Nevada to exhibit their work.

Gadzook! . . . A Creative Place represents over 35 artists from jewelry, photography and watercolor to oils, tin painting, gourds and glass.

The Genoa gallery presents 14 local and regional artists ranging from watercolor to photography and oil.

“Special thanks go to the galleries and sponsors of the 2022 Carson Valley Art Studio Tour,” said Arts Council Director Sharon Schlegel.

Other sponsors include Custom Framing and Design of Gardnerville, Brian Fitzgerald, BDR Construction, Mort’s Auto Body, Sierra View Dental Center – Dr Timothy T. Pinther, Heritage Bank, Frances C and William P. Smallwood Foundation, Bike Habitat, Guild Mortgage, Double J Auto, Douglas Democrats/Douglas Democratic Women, Carson Valley United Methodist Church, Coffee on Main and M Scott Properties Inc.


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