I put together the slideshow below of just a few photos of the gallery and some of the teachers. You can play the slideshow or click on each number as you read the description.
#1, The front entrance to the gallery. The main gallery was once a garage at my dad's sheet metal business, Sierra Sheet Metal. He converted the space for my mom to open the first gallery on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Dad built the little window box for my mom to plant petunias in each spring.
#2, These two photos show the side of the Gallery and the first Garden Art Show.
#3, The featured wall in the gallery was directly across from the entrance. The upper photo is featuring mom's paintings. I set up the display while she and dad were away on vacation. When the cats were away the mice would play. Mom didn't like to show off her work, but I did.
The lower photo is displaying Bela Bodo's paintings. Bela was a world class artist who showed in 24 galleries world wide. He was a master of French Impressionism and one of the many teachers who taught at the gallery.
#4, These three photos show how packed the art supply room was. I once had to do inventory on all those paint brushes, not a fun job to say the least. I didn't realize how spoiled an artist I was until I no longer had access to my own art supply store.
#5, The photo on the left is mom looking into the art supply room from the upper gallery. Notice the sign above her head and the books along the wall? At the time I took this photo I had no idea that I'd be a Walter Foster author. My book I co-wrote with 5 other amazing artist is called "The Art of Painting in Acrylic".
The photo on the right is the door way mom was standing under and was looking through the art supply room to the classroom.
#6, The frame shop was dad's domain. He could frame anything that came through his doors. He taught me a lot!
#7, The top photo in this set is me helping a young student. The bottom photo is mom and I showing off some framed art to the student who did it.
#8, In these three photos are some of the teachers who called Lakeside Gallery their second home. Upper left is Michelle Rielley who taught a sculpting class each summer. Lower left is Howard Reese who taught watercolor and oil. The photo on the right is Sally Seago, the red head. She came twice a year to teach her fun colorful impressionistic technique. All three of these teachers were quite popular and their classes always booked up fast.
#9, I did quite a bit of modeling for my mom and her Monday night portrait class. I lived just two blocks from the gallery. When ever a model canceled, I'd get a call. These two pictures are just a couple of poses I did. Neither of them made the cut for the final painting my mom did. I own the painting and will write about that another time.
#10, The top photo is a group of young students that would meet each Saturday for oil painting lessons with my mom. I'd get called in to help when she had more then 5 show up.
The lower image is some adult students with Bela Bodo' ( Bela is in the red shirt)
#11, 12 & 13 are all shots of the outside during winter.