Gardnerville artist Teri Sweeney holding annual Open Studio Dec. 10-Dec. 11 | RecordCourier.com

Gardnerville artist Teri Sweeney holding annual Open Studio Dec. 10-Dec. 11

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Teri Sweeney will be holding her 7th annual Open Studio on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 11, from noon to 4 p.m.

This year, the Gardnerville artist will be featuring her "From My Window" series, which includes a dozen paintings of Jobs Peak at different times of year. She was inspired to paint the series after moving to her current home/studio two years ago and finding herself working in front of a large window with spectacular views of the Sierra Nevada. The centerpiece for the show is a large painting of Jobs Peak with a hawk soaring above the mountaintops, a piece that recently won best of show at the CVAA Scholarship Show. The series includes artwork in both watercolor and oil, and ranging in size from affordable miniatures to large, sofa sized paintings.

The Open Studio will also showcase some of Sweeney's other work. All original artwork, prints and cards will be for sale, and all work is available to order as prints in any size. Sweeney's work, including the "From My Window" series, can also be previewed at and purchased through Sweeney's website: http://www.tsart.org.

Along with the artwork, visitors to the Open Studio also will be able tour both Sweeney's studio and the classroom in which she teaches weekly classes. Both Sweeney and Ann Proffit, who also teaches beginning watercolor classes at the studio, will be on hand to answer any questions about the art and classes.

The studio is at 720 Addler Road in the Gardnerville Ranchos. Contact Sweeney at (775) 790-9261 or email her at terisweeneyart@hotmail.com for directions or more information.