Focusing primarily on progressive, emerging artists … the galleries at Sierra Nevada College provide a rich visual and intellectual environment not reliant on sales for support. This allows us to exhibit a wide array of artists whose work ranges from traditional practices to new media, installation, site-specific, and performance art.

The Nevada Arts Council supports SNC Tahoe's exhibition works done by studentsSierra Nevada College is able to put on art exhibitions due to grants from the National Endowment of the Arts
This project is funded, in part, by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a division of the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


“Laid Me Out”

October 18 - December 1

Tahoe Gallery

Artist Blair Saxon-Hill displays exhibition titled Laid Me Out at SNC Tahoe

Artist: Blair Saxon-Hill

Blair Saxon-Hill lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Her assemblage and collage works form what Saxon-Hill calls “impossible documents” – works that further a sensorium of documentation, perception and memory outside that of information and data. In 2016, Blair Saxon-Hill was awarded fellowships from both the Oregon Arts Commission and the Hallie Ford Foundation. More recently she exhibited at the 500 Meter Museum in Sapporo, Japan, Venus Over Los Angeles, and Artist Curated Projects. Additionally, her 2017 solo exhibition at JOAN in Los Angeles received both an Artforum Critic’s Pick and the LA Weekly’s Critic’s Pick. In July and August of this year, Saxon-Hill was as an artist-in-residence at Sierra Nevada College during the low-res summer MFA programming cycle.

Speaking with a strong and distinct material vernacular, Saxon-Hill paints, sculpts, carves, and gathers the detritus of the world around us, projecting a register of reality all the more visceral when read in relation to our so-called “post-truth” moment. The poet Ben Lerner writes that we are a nation “calling out, not for help or air or light, but for information”: that we are less interested in effect or affect – in reality – than we are in its diagnosis. The phrase “Keep Tahoe Blue” along with color as an aesthetic and political ideology and diagnostic serve as the generative points of departure for this exhibition’s sculptural works in installation.

Reception: Wednesday October 18, 5 – 7pm
Artist Talk: 5:30pm, Prim 320

artist website: www.tfff.org/gallery/blair-saxon-hill


“Processed Perspective” [BFA]

November 30 - December 8
Garage Door Gallery
Bachelor of Fine Arts Major Kevin Holmes presents his exhibition Processed Perspective

Artist: Kevin Holmes
Closing Reception: Thursday November 30, 5 – 7pm
Artist Talk: 5:30pm

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“Intertwine” [BFA]

December 5 - December 15
Tahoe Gallery
Bachelor of Fine Arts major Chris Harrison presents his exhibition of Intertwine at the Tahoe Gallery

Artist: Chris Harrison
Closing Reception: Wednesday December 30, 5 – 7pm
Artist Talk: 5:30pm PL213

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Exhibition – David Horvitz

December 14 - January 26, 2018
Garage Door Gallery

Artist: David Horvitz
Closing Reception: Thursday January 25, 5 – 7pm
Artist Talk: 5:30pm
artist website: www.davidhorvitz.com

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