Watercolorist Teri Sweeney featured at Tahoe Art League
April 4, 2009
Watercolorist Teri Sweeney will be the presenter for the Tahoe Art League’s April meeting on Wednesday, April 8. Sweeney lives in the Carson Valley, where she has become a real force in the area’s expanding art scene.
In September 2005, Sweeney and her husband, Bill, opened Artistic Viewpoints Gallery and Studio in Minden. This gallery/studio is now in the developing Copeland Cultural Arts Building, 1572 Highway 395 North.
The gallery is in the remodeled street frontage of the building, which is also home to the Carson Valley Arts Council, or CVAC.
To learn more about the art happenings in the valley, visit the CVAC Web site, http://www.cvartscouncil.com.
Sweeney, who moved to Gardnerville from Phoenix, Ariz., was a successful interior designer for 20 years.
She now spends her time creating art and teaching art classes. Later this month, she will be offering a three-day class at the Tahoe Art League’s Art Center, in South Lake Tahoe.
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In May, Sweeney will be giving a four-day class at Dillman’s Bay Resort and Creative Arts Foundation, Lac du Flambeau, Minocqua, Wisc.
Sweeney has participated in numerous juried shows and won many awards.
For years, she has been exploring the various facets of watercolors.
She explains: “The distinctive qualities of watercolors intrigue me and keep me experimenting with different ideas.
“I love the fluidity and transparency of the medium, and try to let those elements represent my vision in each painting.
“My goal is to not give a photo-realistic impression of a subject, but my artistic rendition through the many unique and surprising ‘accidents’ that can happen when using watercolors. Although I have a tendency to try to control my art, I strive to turn the control over to the medium and still achieve a recognizable image.”
Sweeney’s paintings can be viewed on her Web site, http://www.terisweeneywatercolors.com. Information on classes and interesting links can be found there as well.
The Tahoe Art League meets the second Wednesday of the month, from 7-9 p.m., at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Guests are welcome.
For more information on TAL, visit http://www.talart.org. Check out TAL’s on the Web site or contact Dee Miller-Meyer at (775) 588-5416 or deeatthelake@ charter.net for information or to register.