Camille Howard will be showing her mixed media work at the Copeland Cultural Arts Center Gallery during September and October.
Howard started loving painting in 1970 when her neighbor dragged her to a ceramic class at the park in San Fernando, Calif.
Within three months, she was looking for more knowledge and found several traditional ceramic studios.
She took as many classes as they offered, and then from as many traveling teachers that her budget would allow. She was hooked.
Howard and her husband, Paul, moved to Gardnerville in January of 2002.
“What a joy to find all these wonderful places to paint – the rivers, mountains, barns, eagles, hawks and all the wildlife, everything I could imagine,” Howard said.
So she started taking pictures of everywhere they went. Howard estimates that she probably has 500 so far.
She teaches ceramics at Sapphire Wizard Fired Arts, also at the Copeland Cultural Arts Center, and at the Children’s Museum in Carson City.
Howard has also taught at area schools.
The Carson Valley Arts Council will host an artists’ reception for Howard 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 13.
The reception is free and open to the public, and includes complimentary wine and snacks. Her work will be available for sale during the exhibit. She is also willing to paint special pieces, if requested.
The reception and mixed media exhibit is at the Copeland Cultural Arts Center Gallery, located at 1572 Highway 395 in Minden.
The exhibit runs Monday through Nov. 1. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
For more information, contact the Carson Valley Arts Council at 782-8207 or www.cvartscouncil.com.