Carson Pass Art and Artists

Amador County and Alpine County, California

Carson Pass Art and Artists

The beauty of Carson Pass attracts artists and photographers from across the country. Among their favorite subjects are the falls colors in Hope Valley, the mountain scenes around Silver and Caples lakes, and the dramatic peaks of the Sierra Crest. Both Sorensen's Resort and Kit Carson Lodge sponsor art workshops led by leading regional artists as part of their regular programs.

Art Galleries and Displays

Volcano Union Inn + Pub

The Volcano Union Inn + Pub displays works by local watercolor artist Julie Trail and photographs by Laura Mah and Amanda Mason.
Volcano Union Inn.

Kit Carson Lodge's Silver Lake Art Gallery

Kit Carson Lodge's fine art gallery displays works from local artists, including photography, sculptures, paintings, and ceramics. The gallery is open from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM from mid-June through mid-October.
Silver Lake Art Gallery

Markleeville Art & Soul

14841 Highway 89 - Markleeville Art & Soul, formerly Markleeville Art Gallery, displays works of art from a wide variety of regional artists, including watercolors and oils, photography, sculptures and pottery, hand painted silks, and greeting cards.
Markleeville Art & Soul.

Markleeville Plein Air Art

June TBA 2017 Watch artists at work at various locations such as Hope Valley, Markleeville, and among the mountains, lakes, and streams. You can obtain information about the artists' locations at Markleeville Art & Soul. On the final day there is a group lunch, awards, and reception in Markleeville. All the art created over the previous days will be available for purchase at Markleeville Art & Soul in Markleeville.


Art Workshops

2018 Workshops at Sorensen's Resort

For information about workshops at Sorensen's Resort call (800) 423-9949
Sorensen's Resort Calendar of Events

Seeing Winter's Light Photo Class
with Troy Corliss

February 25, 2018 - The single day workshop focuses on how to see and photograph the landscape around Sorensen"s Resort. Everyone from beginning to advanced photographers are welcome. 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. $60 for guests at Sorensen's, $95 for non-guests. Sorensen's Resort Calendar

2018 Art Workshops around Carson Pass

Plein Air for Beginners with Thaleia

2018 TBA - Enjoy 2 days of outdoor painting around Hope Valley with Thaleia Georgiades. All mediums welcome. Thaleia will demonstrate how to deal with lighting, atmosphere, and much more. Classes are from 10 AM to 4 PM, with an hour lunch break.
Thaleia's Fine Art

Plein Air for Beginners with Dale Laitinen

2018 TBA - Enjoy outdoor painting around Hope Valley with water media artist Dale Laitinen Paint amid mountains, meadows, lakes, stream, huge boulders, and majestic trees in the high Sierra.
Find details about the workshop at Thaleia's Fine Art
See Dale's work at Dale Laitinen.

Outdoor Landscapes with Jean LeGassick

2018 TBA - Based at a story-book log home near Hope Valley on Carson Pass. Paint in the beauty of the Sierra Nevada under the guidance of well-known artist Jean LeGassick. Jean is a Signature Member of both the Plein-Air Painters of America and the California Art Club. Jean paints mostly with oil.
Find details about the workshop at Thaleia's Fine Art
View Jean's stunning landscapes at Jean LeGassick Fine Art.

Painting in Hope Valley with Kathleen Dunphy

August 1-4, 2018 - A four-day class includes the best of Kathleen's "Capturing the Light" workshop and elements of her "No Whiners" class.
Find details about the workshop at Painting in Hope Valley


Carson Pass Artists

Depicting Scenes of the Carson Pass Region

Peter Chope

Peter Chope's vibrant watercolors catch your eye from across a room. His background is in graphic design, but he has been concentrating on watercolor art since 1997. His pieces include Hope Valley Magic, Potholes at Silver Lake, Kirkwood Meadows Spring, and Carson River.
Watercolors by Peter Chope

Roy A. Clifton

Photographer Roy A. Clifton has been capturing images of the landscapes from Silver Lake to Carson Pass. Among his images are scenes of Silver Lake, Red Lake, Blue Lakes, round Top, Woods Lake, and Caples Lake.
Clifton Imaging

Julie Trail

Julie Trail paints scenes from the mountain and foothills in both watercolors and oils. Her work can be seen at the Volcano Union Inn and the Story Winery in the Shenandoah Valley of Amador County. Among her works are Afternoon at Woods Lake and Along the Trail.
Julie Trail Fine Art

Kathleen Dunphy

Kathleen Dunphy's oil landscapes depict scenes from the Sierra to the seashore. Find among her work pictures of aspens, barns, mountain lakes, grazing cattle, and vineyards. Her art is displayed in galleries across the country. Locally her work can be seen in the Knowlton Gallery in Lodi.
Kathleen Dunphy Fine Arts

Thaleia Georgiades

Thaleia Georgiades paints stunning landscapes of the Sierra. She often hikes into remote areas of the mountains to capture some of the unique scenes of the region. She has won numerous national awards for her art. Currently she is working in pastels, but also uses other mediums. Her art can be seen at Markleeville Art & Soul and Silver Lake Art Gallery.
Thaleia's Fine Art

David Hwang

David Hwang has enjoyed art since his childhood, entering his art in national competitions while still in middle school and high school. He and his wife have opened their studio - Sun Art Gallery - in South Lake Tahoe. David works in various mediums, including watercolor, oil, acrylic and photography. Among his paintings are Winnemucca Lake, Carson Pass, Hope Valley, Kirkwood, and Upper Blue Lake.
Sun Art Gallery

Scott McGuire

Scott McGuire's photographs capture the brilliant colors of the Tahoe region and eastern Carson Pass. Among his photographs are Hope Valley California and West Fork of the Carson River
Scott McGuire Photography

Lady Jill Mueller

Watercolor artist Lady Jill Mueller paints with transparent colors in a plein air, impressionistic style. She had won many honors for her paintings, including 10 "Best of Show" awards. She often teaches workshops in Hope Valley. Featured in her gallery are works such as Afternoon Cloud Shadows - Round Top Peak from Faith Valley and Spring Morning Along the Carson River, Hope Valley.
Lady Jill Mueller

Will Noble

Landscape painter Will Noble works in both watercolor and oil to create realistic depictions of waterfalls, creeks, cascades and pools. Many of his paintings were done on Carson Pass, including Trail to Winnemucca, Sierra Creek, and Indian Valley Creek.
Will Noble Paintings

Bonita Paulis

Bonita Paulis's stunning pastels depict scenes ranging from Lake Tahoe and the Carson River to Carson Pass and Ebbetts Pass. She is a signature member of the Sierra Pastel Society. Among her work are pastels of Round Top Lake and Woods Lake. Her work can be seen at the Markleeville Art Gallery.
Bonita Paulis Fine Art

Robert Reynolds

Watercolor artist Robert Reynolds and been painting and conducting workshops in the high Sierra for more than 30 years. His paintings are found in collections throughout the United States. Among his work are First Snow at Caples Lake and Early Morning Silver Lake.
Robert Reynolds.

Linda Roemisch

Plein air artist Linda Roemisch works in both oils and pastels. Among her favorite subjects are the dazzling fall colors of the Hope Valley. She has served on Board of Directors of the Pastel Society of the West Coast and as program director for Pioneer Arts in Nevada County. Among her paintings are scenes of Hope Valley, Woods Lake, and Faith Valley. Her work can be seen at the Markleeville Art & Soul Gallery.
Linda Roemisch - Fine Art