About the Artist Arlene Origoni     Arlene grew up just outside of Spokane, Washington in a small farming community. While growing up she often went with her grandfather to visit her uncles in Idaho: one of which (Uncle Bill) was an artist. She would sit and draw with him while visiting and occasionally he would surprise her with some new art supplies. It was his encouragement and support which fueled her enthusiasm for painting.
       So began her journey at the age of nine she picked up her first paint brush and for the next twenty some years she painted exclusively in oils. Then about ten years ago while attending an all pastel exhibition she was so impressed with the vibrancy of the colors and the forgiving nature of pastel she knew it was the medium for her.
       Before moving to Northern Nevada much of Arlene’s energy went in to exhibitions for both environmental and human causes working closely with the Ojai Land Conservancy. County of Ventura In addition to local concerns she has helped to raise the awareness of our endangered species through working with the International Wildlife Foundation and the League for Endangered Species. She continues to paint for local and national causes.



Dedicated to Excellence in Outdoor Painting through Shows, Workshops and Fellowship
Join us at the following exhibition/sales     June 18, 2005 - June 19, 2005
20th Annual Plein Air Painters of America Exhibition & Sale  Caesars Tahoe, Lake Tahoe, NV  
THIS IS PLEIN AIR PAINTING AT ITS FINEST! Thirty-five PAPA Signature Members and Guest Artists will be painting in the Lake Tahoe area culminating in an elegant weekend of events at Caesars Tahoe,
SATURDAY EVENING Gala Dinner Sale. Reserved tickets are $110. Sale opens at 6:00 pm. Doors open to public at 9:00 pm ($10).
SUNDAY MORNING Champagne Sale. Unreserved tickets are $15. Doors open at 10:30 am to 2:00 pm.
SATURDAY MORNING PAINT-OUT: Watch the artists at work at Zephyr Cove, one of the most memorable playgrounds on Lake Tahoe. The picturesque views and beach activities will become the subjects of paintings by PAPA Signature Members and Guest Artists on Saturday, June 18, from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, during the ever-popular Paint-Out. Admission is free with the $5 parking fee. This major event is held in cooperation with Zephyr Cove, operated by ARAMARK Parks and Resorts by special USFS permit. The cove is located approximately 4 miles northeast of Stateline/Lake Tahoe on Highway 50.      See: http://www.p-a-p-a.com/    


Nevada Art Association Art Show Winners - February 5 


Framer Featured at Tahoe Art League 
The Wynn Collection, one of the nation's premier private art collections, will be presented Oct. 2 through March 30, 2005, at the Nevada Museum of Art, 160 West Liberty Street in Reno. The exhibition will feature 14 paintings from the collection of Steve and Elaine Wynn of Las Vegas.
       Highlights of the exhibition include Pablo Picasso's "Le Reve" (The Dream) (1932), a painting depicting Pablo Picasso's mistress, Marie-Thérése Walter, and Vincent van Gogh's "Peasant Women Against a Background of Wheat" (1890), perhaps the most important portrait of a female sitter in van Gogh's oeuvre. Works by Impressionist painters include Pierre-Auguste Renoir's "Among the Roses" (Madame Leon Clapisson) (1882) and Claude Monet's "Camille l' Ombrelle Verte" (Camille with Green Parasol) (1876) as well as Post-Impressionist paintings such as Henri Matisse's "The Persian Robe" (1940) and Paul Gauguin's "Bathers" (1902). The exhibition also features a triptych portrait of Steve Wynn created in 1983 by Andy Warhol.
       The exhibition's presentation at the NMA is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Nevada businesses and private individuals committed to making the works available to the northern Nevada community. The NMA's educational programing includes an optional audio-guide tour narrated by Steve Wynn in addition to docent-guided tours at 2 p.m. each Saturday. Tours for groups and schools also will be available. The NMA will present a series of gallery talks and lectures throughout the exhibition's presentation.
       For more information contact the Nevada Museum of Art at (775) 329-3333.
From the Tahoe Tribune     September 17, 2004
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