Arts council hosts painting display |

Arts council hosts painting display

Staff Reports
'Old House in Dayton' by Linda Townsend.
Special to The R-C |

The Carson Valley Arts Council will be exhibiting a number of original works by local professional artists, Linda Townsend and Nancy Clarke.

The exhibit is up beginning Monday through March 3 at the Copeland Art Gallery, 1572 Highway 395, Minden.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. All artwork will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds going to support the arts council.

Art enthusiasts can meet Townsend and Clarke, while previewing their artwork, at a reception in the gallery 5-7 p.m. Jan. 17. The reception, hosted by the Carson Valley Arts Council, is free and open to the public.

Throughout her career, Townsend has received many awards for her paintings. Locally, out of a large display of paintings, the Town of Minden and The Record-Courier each selected her paintings to hang in their offices. In 2004, she was awarded “Best of Show” in the winter show sponsored by the Nevada Artists Association. Many of her paintings can be seen at the Western Nevada College in Minden and at the Brewery Arts Center Gallery in Carson City, as well as the Genoa Trading Company in Genoa

Clarke paints with oils. For the past several years her artwork has been shown in the Valhalla Arts and Music Summer Festival at the Tallac Historic Site in South Lake Tahoe.

Her love for art began at a young age starting out with a variety of art projects. She later earned an art degree from the University of Illinois, and extension classes at the California Art Institute. Much of Nancy’s inspiration comes from hikes around national parks, mountainous landscapes and the surrounding Sierra.

Townsend and Clarke are members of the Carson Valley Art Association and the Nevada Artists Association.

The Linda Townsend/Nancy Clarke art exhibit is one in a series of exhibits presented by the Carson Valley Arts Council, each with its own uniqueness by local talent.

For more information about this 501c3 nonprofit organization, visit or call 782-8207.