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.
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.
2020 will be a busy year for us. The February 8th meeting is our annual miniature painting exchange and I hope we have many participants this year. Bring a matted or framed miniature and enter the double-blind drawing. If you bring one, you’ll get to take one home for your own collection. My first year in Latimer, I won a Mary Chadwell! Well, she’s no longer with us but we have wonderful artists in our club and I encourage everyone to participate in this long-standing tradition. I know we’ll have an exciting time with the drawing.
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.
Eileen Fuller as our Show Chair will be announcing upcoming exhibit opportunities open to Latimer members. And Carol Grigus will have our paint-out information. If you have suggestions for sites to paint as a group, please let her know.
Carol Foldvary Anderson will share information about upcoming speakers and programs for our April, June, August, and October meetings. We’ve decided the December meeting is busy enough with the potluck and hand-made ornament exchange so we’ll forgo a speaker in December.
I look forward to spending this new year as your President. Please let me know if you have any concerns, questions.
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
Leaving a legacy as an artist. A film was presented, “The Legacy of Evelyn”. Produced and presented by Elissa Slanger.
CANCELLED Due to COVID19
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Learn More About LAC
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.
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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