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Silk painter wins art contest

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Provided to the Tribune Dorothy Davis won first place in the February Tahoe Art League art contest with her fluid silk painting titled "Bridal Veil Falls."

Dorothy Davis won first prize in the Tahoe Art League’s February contest for her fluid silk painting titled “Bridal Veil Falls.” Davis often selects silk as her medium to portray the elements: water, earth and fire. She represented the movement of rushing water and subtle colors in her “Falls” painting and has been equally successful creating dramatic silk paintings of the Angora fire.

Look for her works at the Snowflake Gallery at Barton Hospital, the Downtown Café in Meyers and at the TAL Art Center, 3062 Lake Tahoe Blvd. The Art Center is open on weekends and sponsors silk-painting workshops from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and watercolor workshops from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays.

Cindy Tedeschi won second prize for her watercolor of “Woods Lake.” She captured the afternoon light as it illuminated the trees and rocks on a fall afternoon. Tedeschi handles watercolors in a natural and free style that is very appealing.

Corrie Francis won third prize for her digital photo titled “Second Sight.” She will be the featured artist in a one-woman show at the Alpina Coffee Café on Emerald Bay Road in March. She is teaching “Introduction to Animation” at Lake Tahoe Community College this spring. She can be contacted at

Schedules for art workshops and gallery hours, as well as photos of the contest-winning paintings, are available to view at

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