Big fish in Tahoe’s art pond |

Big fish in Tahoe’s art pond

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Provided to the Tahoe Daily Tribune. Dorothy Davis won first place in the Tahoe Art League October contest for her silk painting, "Koi Pond."

Dorothy Davis won first place in the Tahoe Art League’s October contest for her silk painting titled “Koi Pond.” Her rendition of colorful Koi swimming in a blue pool was painted with dyes on silk and then framed in quilting material to make an exciting wall hanging. Davis is an enthusiastic artist who is accomplished in several fields. She gets an idea from the magnificent scenes before her and translates it into silk, oil, or watercolor for all to enjoy. You may see her works displayed in galleries and other locations throughout South Lake Tahoe. She can be contacted at her e-mail address, A sampling of her works can be seen on the Tahoe Art League Web site at

Jerry Brown and Robert Gutknecht tied for second place.

Brown’s successful art career spans several decades. As a youngster he enjoyed painting Western art. He pursued his art education in San Francisco, further refining his painting and silversmithing skills.

At Lake Tahoe Community College he has participated in many art courses, including sculpture under the direction of David Foster. His prize winning entry, titled “Sea Lion,” is a beautiful abstract work of carved alabaster inspired by the sea lions that frequent the San Francisco Bay.

Gutknecht is a young artist who has always had an interest in photography. Upon acquiring his father’s camera, his photography has “blossomed.” His prize-winning close-up of a pastel-colored hydrangea, titled “Morning Dew,” is a testimony to Gutknecht’s skill, eye for composition, and sensitivity.

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