North Tahoe Arts is a non-profit 501(c)(3)
The Sierra Artists Network was established in North Tahoe in 1985 as a means for local artists to meet, network and gather together to sell their art. The original group consisted of 7 members including Madeline Bohanon. At that time there was no building, art venues were presented in different sites all around the community. Since then the organization evolved into North Tahoe Arts, becoming a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 1990. Our mission is to support the visual arts in the North Tahoe-Truckee communities through exposure, education and participation. We seek to enrich the lives of residents and visitors alike by providing quality visual arts programming to people of all ages and artists of all levels.
In 2019 NTA served over 18,258 people through our eight visual art programs. This total number served includes 270 children through our youth art programs and more than 220 local and regional artists through professional development, mentoring, art sales, artist networking and teaching opportunities.
NTA celebrates the commitment of our volunteers and the generous support of our members and donors. You can support NTA through membership or donations at anytime. Donations and membership fees directly support all of North Tahoe Arts' programs and general operating expenses.
Meet the Board of Directors
Jane is a multi-dimensional artist, award winning house designer, teacher and past president of the non-profit art organization Side Street Projects in Los Angeles. Jane earned her MFA in 1999. Jane is a true patron of the arts and supports important NTA programs such as Kids Art Camp and our annual fundraiser, Monet's Table.
Derrek Aaron is a resident of north Lake Tahoe. He is the founder of Live a Tahoe Day, an apparel and gift merchandise company based in Tahoe. Derrek also co-founded a nonprofit art research organization dedicated to researching the life’s work of the impressionist artist Dawson Dawson-Watson. To document the research, Derrek is co-writing the catalogue raisonné for Dawson-Watson. He has 24 years of leadership experience serving on nonprofit, art and HOA boards.
Heidi has been contributing to North Tahoe Arts for years and here multitude of talent and dedication shines true for Tahoe art community. Heidi is a prize winning Pastel artist and excels at various mediums. She also hosts the Bi-Monthly Gathering of Artists, as well as teaches classes here at NTA. We are more than thrilled to have her enthusiasm and talent on our team.
Pam joined NTA as a glass artist in the ARTisan Shop in 2007. She grew up in LA and lived many years in the Bay Area. After earning an MBA she worked in marketing and program management for several large high tech companies before moving to Reno in 1990. She has served on several nonprofit boards and is passionate about helping NTA thrive as a cultural and artistic hub in North Tahoe/Truckee area.
Mary Faucher hails from New Hampshire and is new to Lake Tahoe. She is a self-taught quilter/sewer and making things out of colorful material. Putting many different fabrics together without a specific plan is her favorite type of project. It is rewarding to make something that is useful and pretty at the same time!