Shelley Zentner 

Current: Professional Artist
Business Partner: LuxVerity
Member: Reno Fine Arts Collective

2006 – 2019 Adjunct Faculty, Lake Tahoe Community College

Subjects: Portraiture, Art History, Oil Painting, Drawing from Observation, Figure Drawing, Portfolio Development.

2016 – 2019 Founding Member, Tahoe Activist Artists

2000 – 2005 Owner of the Shelley Hocknell Gallery, UK

Solo Exhibitions


Haldan Gallery, Lake Tahoe Community College, CA. Call & Response: Visions of the forest after Wildfire.

Sierra Arts Foundation, Reno, NV. Call & Response: Visions of the forest after Wildfire


Tahoe Yoga Shala, South Lake Tahoe, CA.  Art of Ashtanga


Foyer Gallery, Lake Tahoe Community College, South Lake Tahoe, CA. Fundamental Freedoms


California Burger, South Lake Tahoe, CA

Divided Sky, South Lake Tahoe, CA


 Bona Fide Books, Meyers CA. Written on the Body 


The Dragonfly, Truckee, CA. New Life: Kokanee 

The Foyer Gallery, Lake Tahoe Community College, South Lake Tahoe, CA. New Life: Kokanee 

Trio, Truckee, CA. New Terrain: Wineries & Landscapes of the Sierra Nevada


The Dorion Gallery, Sacramento, CA. New Life: Kokanee 

The Riverside Gallery, Truckee, CA. New Life 


Llanberis Mountain Film Festival, UK (2002, 2003, 2004) Featured Artist 


Brewery Arts Center, Kendal UK (in conjunction with Kendal Mountain Film Festival) The Colour of Fear 

Establishment of The Shelley Hocknell Gallery, Betws y Coed, UK


Penrhyn Castle, Bangor, UK. Climbing the Walls Touring Exhibition

Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw, UK. Climbing the Walls Touring Exhibition

Ogilvy & Estill Gallery, Conwy UK. Climbing the Walls Touring Exhibition


Limited Editions Gallery, Bristol, UK. Intimate Illusions 


The Boston Tea Party, Bristol, UK. Recent work from the Basque Country 


The Bristol Guild of Applied Art, UK. Leap of Faith 

Selected Group Exhibitions:


Cosumnes River College Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA. Wild Gods: California’s Nature in the time of Climate Change

Reno International Art Show, Reno Sparks Convention Center, NV. 


Reno Fine Arts Collective, Reno, NV. Featured Artist


Emanate Gallery, South Lake Tahoe, CA


GaiaLicious, South Lake Tahoe, CA


High Vibe Society, South Lake Tahoe, CA Tahoe Activist Artists: Rising from the Fire 

Tahoe Mountain Lab, South Lake Tahoe, CA Tahoe Activist Artists: We the People

Haldan Gallery, Lake Tahoe Community College, South Lake Tahoe, CA  Faculty Show, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018


Nevada Museum of Art, Reno NV, Doors to Recovery


MAIYA Gallery, Sacramento, CA

New Visions Gallery, WI Culture + Agriculture


The Rooms Gallery, South Wales, UK

Rogers Jones Auction House, The Welsh Fine Art Sale


The Marji Gallery, Santa Fe

The Village Art Gallery, Lake Tahoe, Women in Art

Rogers Jones Auction House, Welsh Fine Art Sale


Sierra Arts, Reno The Fall Art Show

Royal Cambrian Academy, UK Young Wales 1998 / 2000 / 2001


The Wales Drawing Bienalle Touring ExhibitionWrexham Arts Center


Museum of Modern Art for Wales, Machynlleth, UK Showcase Wales

The Albany Gallery, Cardiff, UK New Welsh Artists Show.

Selected Commissions

The Metastasis, 12 foot mural, Robert Smith’s private residence 2017 – 2020

Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Manual 74 figure drawings illustrating every pose in the Primary Series. Laura Josephy, Tahoe Yoga Shala  2017-8 

Pollinator Mural, Sierra House Elementary 2015

Get out of my Crotch! 21 Writers respond to America’s War on Women’s Reproductive Rights, Cover art, 2013


Selected Interviews, Reviews & Publications

Kolo8 Abc News,  Art from the Ashes  2022

KCRA 3 News, Caldor Fire Art 2022

Tahoe Magazine, Summer Call & Response 2022

Tahoe Weekly, Art from the Ashes 2022

Climbing Magazine, UK High Lines 2018

Illustrators Journal, Winter Edition 2018

BlogTalk Radio, Winter 2017

Alpinist Magazine, USA 2011 Issues 33 and a full colour spread in issue 34. Click here to read

Edge Volume 4, Tahoe Writers Works 2010

KUNR Radio, Artist in Residence 2008

Moonshine Ink, Truckee, CA. Featured Artist. 2008

Summit Magazine (British Mountaineering Council) UK The Art of Climbing 2007

Tahoe Quarterly, Art Notes 2007, Best of 2010  Art NotesTahoe Masters

High Art: Award Winning Film Documentary. Fridge Productions 2005

HTV News (Wales, UK) Moving on Upwards 2002

Climber Magazine, UK 2001

BBC News  Artist of the Rockfaces 2000

On the Edge Magazine Art imitates life 2000

Y Sioe Gelf (The Art Show) HTV Wales 1999

Grants, Awards & Sponsorship


Lake Tahoe Community College, Professional Development Grants

Nevada Arts Council

Arts & Business New Partners, Wales

Welsh Development Agency

The Prince’s Trust

Arts Council of Wales

DMM International

The Royal Oak Hotel, Betws Y Coed


Tahoe Arts Alliance – Artist Innovator Award 2019


Classical Portrait Atelier with Juliette Aristedes, Scottsdale Artists School, AZ 2018

Classical Portrait Atelier with Steven AssaelBay Area Classical Atelier, CA 2017

Still Life Workshop with Carol Marine, Santa Fe 2007

Art & Visual Culture (B.A) Hons, University of the West of England, UK 1997

Foundation in Art, with Peter Prendergast. Colleg Menai, North Wales UK 1994