More than 60 artists will appear in this weekend at the ninth Squaw Valley Arts and Crafts Festival.
The free event will take place Saturday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and provides the opportunity to meet the 60 artists featuring a wide variety of artwork ranging from photography, oil paintings, ceramic vessels, jewelry and much more. This summer’s featured artists include:
— Karen Colbert of Incline Village, who makes handmade quilts. Colbert created her first piece of fabric art in 1999. Since then, she has been recognized as one of the area’s best local artists. Viewing Colbert’s work, you will be amazed at what you see; at first, her pieces look like paintings. Stepping closer, you see the small squares of fabric she uses to create a magnificent landscape or abstract color transitional pieces. Her work truly captures the essence of art by forcing the viewer to want to get a closer look, and then step back to see the beauty of the whole piece. The vibrancy of her colors makes you stop to look whether you like fabric or not. In addition to the upcoming show, Colbert’s quilts can be seen on permanent display at the North Tahoe Art Center in Tahoe City and the Log Cabin café in Kings Beach.
— Joyce Major, a watercolor and oil painter from Incline Village. Major combines her passion for the outdoors with an equal passion for creating art. She draws artistic inspiration from the spectacular alpine scenery of the Lake Tahoe region where she snowshoes, skis, hikes and kayaks. Her backcountry landscape photography inspires her paintings. “I attribute the unique characteristics of my work to my lifelong love of the outdoors and my scientific background. I tend to look much closer and longer at things than most people. The scene captures my initial interest, but it is the flooding of my senses – with light, smell, heat/cold, color, sound, form, composition – that holds me and keeps me obsessed throughout the painting process. So much so, that I always dream about my paintings while I am creating them. Hence, the name Dreamscapes.”
— Ronald Baskett, a landscape photographer from Reno. Baskett has been involved with photography for 25 years and has acquired more than 25,000 images encompassing many factions of the world. “I love to travel the grandeur of the United States and Europe capturing the fantastic beauty these areas offer to the world. It is my passion to record these fantastic regions in print.”
For more information about the Squaw Valley Arts and Crafts Festival, contact the Squaw Village Neighbourhood Company at 530-584-6267 or Pacific Fine Arts Festivals at 209- 267-4394. You can also visit www.pacificfinearts.com or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/PacificFineArts, and on Twitter @PacificFineArts.
The Squaw Valley Arts and Crafts Festival
More than 60 artists featuring a wide variety of artwork ranging from photography, paintings, ceramic vessels, jewelry and much more.
When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, July 27 and 10 a.m. to 5 .pm. Sunday, July 28
Where: The Village at Squaw Valley