Copeland Gallery features local artists

A landscape painting by Mark Harris

A landscape painting by Mark Harris

The next art exhibit at the Carson Valley Arts Council’s Copeland Gallery features the work of local artists Mark Harris and Mark Tompkins.

The exhibit opened on Tuesday and runs through Dec. 29. It can be viewed 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Both of the artists’ work will be available for purchase.

A free artist’s reception is 1-3 p.m. Nov. 12 at the gallery.

Harris is an oil painter, who draws inspiration from different American landscapes stretching across Nevada, the Sierra and Northern California Coast then Harris transforms his carefully chosen vistas into abstract, energetic, colorful realms.

Tompkin’s inspiration and painting style was influenced by the early renaissance artists as well as artists like Andrew Wyeth and Maxfield Parrish.

Tompkins prefers to paint with oils, watercolors, and acrylics. He enjoys painting landscape, wildlife, and portraits. Tompkins has won numerous awards in group competitions and continues to paint his favorite Sierra landscapes.

For additional information or questions contact the Arts Council at 782-8207.

More information about the gallery and the arts council is available at The gallery is located at 1572 Highway 395, Minden.


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