Carson Valley Arts Council (CVAC) presents artist Dale Mauer at the Copeland Gallery in Minden from September 2, 2021 through October 29, 2021. Dale’s work includes water-soluble oils and pen and ink. The exhibit can be viewed Monday through Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. Dale’s work will be available for purchase.

CVAC will host an artists’ reception for Dale on Saturday, September 4 from 1 until 3 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Come and meet Dale Mauer.

Dale will also be a featured artist during the Carson Valley Art Studio Tour, October 8-10, 2021. You can stop by the Copeland Gallery during the Tour and meet Dale. He will be doing a demonstration on Saturday October 9, 2021.

Dale’s process is simple and unique and he paints using a palette of the primary colors and white. Dale says, “All colors in nature come from the primaries: red, yellow, and blue. It is a challenge and is exciting to strive to duplicate the colors that I see in landscapes and wildlife.”

He is drawn and inspired by the peace and solitude of the desert, the mountains, marshes, and wildlife of Nevada and the west.

Dale also does pen and ink and has done wildlife on wood in ink and colored the drawing with oil color pencils. He uses the old dip pen for all of his ink work, and has used technical pens, but has found that by using the old pens the nib is more flexible for a variance in the lines.

Dale says that every piece of art that he does is an opportunity to learn and grow.  “It is a great satisfaction for me in talking to people about my work, to have them relate to what they see in my paintings and pen and ink drawings.”

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 www.cvartscouncil.com to learn more about CVAC and upcoming events. The Copeland Gallery is located at 1572 US Hwy 395, Minden (corner of Hwy 395 and County Road).

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