Latimer Art Club

Established in 1921

Meet The Club

 

Carrying On A Tradition of Art Excellence In Reno Since 1921.

We cultivate healthy interaction among our fellow artists, as well as the growth and improvement of each person as individuals.  We encourage skill development in creative young people through granting yearly educational scholarships.  

The Latimer Art Club

Latimer Art Club, also known as LAC, is a 501(c)(7) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the fine arts in a wide variety of mediums. The records of the Latimer Art Club provide a capsule history of Reno’s cultural community during the early twentieth century. 

About Us

How the Club Was Started

One of Lorenzo Latimer’s favorite clubs was the Bohemian Club. This club owned a retreat called The Grove in Northern California and was settled near the ancient redwoods, by the Russian River. It seems those trees influenced Latimer’s painting. He celebrated the magnificent redwood forests and showcased their beauty in his work. Some of his finest paintings were of Nevada and Yosemite where he embodied the beauty of the streams, rivers, and valleys in summer or autumn days. He traveled to Lake Tahoe and eventually started teaching in Reno, NV. 

Many of his students respected him and formed the Latimer Art Club. Early members of the LAC, known as “Latimers”, became a strong organization supporting the arts in Reno. We continue that legacy today. 

Lorenzo Latimer’s “The Latimer Tree-Gardner St.”

Lorenzo Latimer’s “Spring Blossoms”

Words From Our President

Greetings to all the members of Latimer Art Club, the oldest art club in Nevada in its 99th year! I look forward to seeing you all at meetings, art exhibits, and paint-outs during the year and hope to get to know the newer members very soon.

This year we’re running up to our 100th-year Celebration. In 2021 we’re hoping to help celebrate the publication of a new book on Latimer by Jack Bacon in conjunction with a Latimer and his students’ show at the Nevada Museum of Art. I’m sure we’ll have many other festivities during the year to help us celebrate. You will be asked to share ideas, help make decisions, and help in planning various activities so think about it before the February meeting.

October – Autumn – Winter coming fast! What have YOU been doing to keep
busy while socially isolating since March? Send me an email and photos of your
work. We’d like to publish your news in the next newsletter.
Eileen Fuller, Kay Tietz (part of SWS Splatter group) and I held a Splatter Girls
Show in the Gallery Room at Artist Co-op (ACR) in August and we had quite a
few sales! People are buying art! We three enjoyed meeting with friends over
a glass of wine and shared our beautiful show. Eileen held court on Mondays, I
did on Tuesdays and Kay had lots of friends in on Thursdays. Instead of a
reception, we were Artists in Residence. The ACR is good to us.
It has been a busy month (or all summer?) “behind the scenes” for some of our
Latimer members. Our Show Chair, Eileen Fuller, invited all members to join in
a Zoom meeting on September 17. Only six of us were able to ‘meet’ and the
big discussion was about the 13th annual mini show, Small Impressions. We
had a few volunteers but Eileen will be calling in favors for other help.
There won’t be a mini show reception due to the Pandemic (will it ever end?).
HOWEVER, if you entered the show, you can come sit for an hour or two and
invite your friends to join you at the ACR. You can be Artist in Residence on
your chosen days. Share a glass of wine and packaged treats with your guests.
It’s very fun. I’ll be there again on Tuesdays, 1-3 for the month of October.
Come visit – come see the show!

Carol Grigus was valiant in trying to schedule paint outs – but the smoke! Terrye
Kocher is busily keeping track of mini show entrants, lots of paperwork, and Latimer funds. Char Hadwin will be creating a marketing script for us to use to publicize the show. Carol Foldvary Anderson volunteered to write in her beautiful calligraphy on the backs of ribbons awarded to the show winners. The show catalog is being created and prizes have been collected, wrapped and ready to be
awarded. Thanks to the hard work by Carol Evans who solicited most of the prizes, we’ll have wonderful prizes, gift certificates and checks to award to the winners. Three cheers to all the committee members and volunteers.

Please visit the Latimer Art Club’s 13th Annual Miniature Show at the ACR! 

Club Outings and Events

During meetings, attendees are treated to presentations and/or demonstrations by artists or members of the community, as well as having the chance to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow artists. Please see our archive for any past speaker information.

Other activities include a varied schedule of Plein Air paint-outs from April through October.  We gather at locations throughout Reno and the Sierra and enjoy the company of other artists practicing in a variety of mediums.  Paint-outs culminate with an informal critique over lunch. Artists within the community are welcome to attend.

LAC hosts two or more exhibits of members’ artwork each year.  Our Annual Juried and Judged Miniature Exhibition is open to all Nevada artists over the age of eighteen.

Members Meeting Schedule

1190 West Moana Lane, Reno Neveda 

2020

1:00 Pm
FEBRUARY 8TH

 

Leaving a legacy as an artist. A film was presented, “The Legacy of Evelyn”. Produced and presented by Elissa Slanger.

1:00 Pm
APRIL 11TH

CANCELED Due to COVID19

1:00 Pm
June 13TH

CANCELED Due to COVID19

1:00 Pm
AUGUST 22TH

CANCELED Due to COVID19

1:00 pm
OCTOBER 10TH

CANCELED Due to COVID19

1:00 pm
DECEMBER 12TH 

To Be Announced.

Resources

Learn More About LAC

Donate Now

We are a non-profit 501 (c)(7) organization. The club uses membership dues and donations to provide scholarships for TMCC Art Department students seeking to advance their artistic pursuits.

 

Upcoming Events

We have many events throughout the year. If it’s not a club event there are many active members who have classes, workshops, exhibits, galleries. Make sure to keep up to date. Click the link below to see our Calendar. 

Keep Updated on Events

We have a newsletter we send out monthly that tells you all about the past events and also the events for the upcoming months. Sign up here.

Come Meet The Club At Our Next Meeting

All meetings are from 1pm to 3pm except December which will be from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. Click here for a list of dates.

Meetings are held at the Moana Lane Nursery Design. Center, 1190 W. Moana Lane, Reno

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Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1506
Reno, NV 89505

Meeting Address

Moana Nursery Design Center

1190 W Moana Lane

Reno, NV 89509