Shelley Zentner Fine Art

Live Painting Demo

Fredrick Douglass

Tahoe Art League Presents a live painting demo and artists talk.

Join me while I paint a giant portrait of abolitionist Fredrick Douglass. I'll talk about my process and ideas, and show you how to start an oil painting.

Event Details

Fundamental Freedoms

April 19th - June 23rd 2018

The Foyer Gallery

Lake Tahoe Community College

Opening Reception April 19th 6:30pm

with guest speaker Mayor Wendy David

Plus: Community showing and panel discussion of Award-winning Film "He Named me Malala" on April 27th in the Duke Theatre, at 5:30 pm

Admission is free

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Creating Visions of Humanity

For the past year, I have been working on a collection of paintings which explore concepts of freedom. Freedom to vote, to learn, to explore, to escape violence and enslavement.

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Art Cards

Beautiful 5x5" linen cards featuring original oil paintings in the Fundamental Freedoms Collection

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Lucky to attend Shelley Zentner’s first Artist Activist event last fall (in October, 2017), my husband, Jeff, and I were doubly rewarded. Not only were we able to purchase the large powerful oil portrait of Marie Curie but we met its creator, Shelley, a truly remarkable woman in her own right. We’ve hung Marie Curie’s portrait in our living room where it’s immediately noticed and praised by all, further affirmation of the power of Shelly’s artistry as well as her selection of subject. As a feminist, I feel championing women’s achievements is paramount. Marie Curie hurdled barriers. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and only woman to win twice, as well as the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences.

– Linda Reichel

Art & Science in an Age of Unreason

Interview and time lapse film with Anthony Capaiulo of First Tracks Productions, a Tahoe Activist Artists project.