Carson Valley Arts Council presents Watercolor Artist Vickie Kingman at the Copeland Gallery in Minden from January 3, 2018 through March 1, 2018. The exhibit can be viewed Monday through Saturday 10am to 5pm.
Please join us for a reception for Vickie on January 5th, 5-7pm at the Copeland Gallery. Refreshments will be served and it is free to the public. Come and meet Vickie and preview her amazing work. Vickie’s works are available for purchase.
For the last four years Vickie has been giving watercolor classes here in Gardnerville. She enjoys sharing new ideas and approaches with her students. Summer classes usually experiment with “Wet into Wet “techniques, while in winter they explore more traditional aspects.
Her “artistic” background is quite diverse, in a broader sense. Living in South Lake Tahoe for almost 20 years she was active with the Community Theatre and Children’s Theatre. She was a director and actor, as well as founder of the Tahoe Valley Players, which preformed outdoors in the park.
Trained as a vocalist she sang with many bands in the Tahoe, Reno and Sacramento area. Most recently Vickie traveled with the Fulton Street Jazz Band to various Jazz Festivals.
Locally, she has been a member of Tahoe Art League, Carson Valley Art Association, Nevada Art Association and East Fork Co-Op. Vickie’s first gallery experience came when the Lone Tree Gallery, Gardnerville displayed her photography. She presented the “Feather Series”, photos of the Nevada Indians at Pow Wows in as many different locations as she could. That mushroomed, into several other Nevada and California galleries showing her work. Most recently this series was highlighted at the Main Street Gallery in Genoa.
She says, “Throughout my life I have always kept taking classes, both in oils and watercolor, such as: San Antonio Art Institute, Mendocino Art Center, University of California, Chico, Eugene, Oregon, Folsom Junior College and many more.” I love to teach – it is the best way to learn!