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.



January 2 - February 26

Garage Door Gallery

Image of a human form enveloped in gold for the exhibition "Alchemy" at Sierra Nevada College.

Artists: Annie Albagli, Cintia Santana, Minoosh Zomorodinia, Whiz World

Curator: Anza Jarschke

Archaic alchemy aimed to create value out of the valueless through a seemingly magical process of transformation and creation. Today our alchemical magicians are artists. They combine disparate objects, materials, and thoughts to create something that didn’t exist before. This group exhibition is a subversive cabinet of curiosities for these contemporary alchemists to share their synergy with us. All that glitters may very well be gold!

Reception: January 31, 5 – 7 pm
Artist Talk: 5:30 pm

artist website: link

“Colors of Lake Tahoe”

February 14 - March 15

Tahoe Gallery

Artist Deborah Shafer brings her work to SNC Tahoe in her exhibition Colors of Lake Tahoe.

Artist: Deborah Lawrence Shafer

Colors of Lake Tahoe, an exhibition at Sierra Nevada College’s Prim Library features artworks from a collaboration between scientists at UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) and artist Deborah Lawrence Schafer.

Schafer created the artworks, a celebration of the Lake’s color, and the area’s scenery, flora and fauna, using spectral measurements of Lake Tahoe taken by TERC scientists. Reflecting the shifting ecology and conditions experienced by the planet at large, each artwork is overlaid with an original handmade graphite sketch featuring Tahoe scenery. Working in mixed media Schafer incorporates a color measurement, geometrical forms, and natural elements in the works to convey the idea of interconnectedness and the concept of Lake Tahoe as a microcosm of our planet.

Reception: Thursday February 14, 5 – 7pm
Artist Talk: 5:30pm, PL 320, with comments from TERC Director Geoffrey Schladow



Gallery Reception: Community College and High School Show

March 7 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2019
Holman Arts & Media Center

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