TRPA sponsors art contest focused on Tahoe Basin |

TRPA sponsors art contest focused on Tahoe Basin


The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency is conducting an art contest and the winning work will be displayed inside the front door of the office.

The contest is open to all aspiring young artists who are residents of the Tahoe Basin and attending one of the local high schools or college as full-time students.

“We believe a mural would help make this entrance more friendly, inviting and warm,” said Carol Watkins, office manager at TRPA. “Instead of buying something we thought this would be the perfect opportunity for a talented, local student to have their work displayed and receive public recognition for their artistic talent.”

Students need to submit a sample of their proposed mural through the head of their school art department no later than April 15. Entries should be submitted to Watkins at the TRPA office, 308 Dorla Court in Round Hill. Submissions should be no smaller than 18- by 18-inches and no larger than 36- by 36-inches. TRPA will supply the artist with all necessary material to complete the mural.

The contest winner will be invited to paint his or her proposed mural on a 6- by 6-foot canvas to be hung on the entry wall of the TRPA office building. The artist will be recognized by the TRPA Governing Board, receive press coverage and a $250 cash prize upon completion of the mural. The runner-up will receive a $125 cash prize and third place will receive $75.

Submissions of the finalists will be displayed during at open house at the TRPA office in late April.

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