Copeland Gallery Reopens with artist Margie Leslie

Artist: Margie Leslie
Dates: June 1 – July 30, 2021

Carson Valley Arts Council (CVAC) presents local artist Margie Leslie at the Copeland Gallery in Minden from June 1, 2021, through July 30, 2021.  Margie’s work includes watercolors, colored pencils, Giclee, and photography prints. The exhibit can be viewed Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. Some of Margie’s work will be available for purchase.

CVAC will be hosting an artist’s reception on Friday, June 4, from 5 pm to 7 pm. It is free to the public. Come and meet Margie and preview her work. The number of people in the gallery at one time will be limited due to CDC guidelines.


Margie grew up in Northern Idaho in St. Maries and Moscow. She moved to San Francisco in 1972 and south to San Mateo in 1978 and lived there until moving to Minden in 2002.

Margie started her art career when her children were old enough to stay at home alone so that she could attend classes at the College of San Mateo. She studied with, among others, James Torlakson, a watercolorist who has been shown in several New York galleries, Joe Price, who has created a unique process of hand-pulling prints, and Judith Morley whose expertise is in life drawing. Margie has received numerous awards from various art associates in the area.

Working mainly in watercolor, color pencil, graphite, and scratch art, Margie has also painted with oils and acrylics. When creating her pieces, she likes to artistically express what she sees around her, from bananas to boats to gorillas to frogs to family pets. She has also been commissioned to paint both human and pet and portraits.

Feel free to contact us for additional information or questions by calling the Carson Valley Arts Council office at 782-8207. Visit our website at to learn more about CVAC and upcoming events. The Copeland Gallery is located at1572 US Hwy 395, Minden (corner of Hwy 395 and County Road).