Thursday, January 31, 2008

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

UNR Valentine Exhibition & Auction

Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery

Show Us What You Got, Show Us Your Love!
The 9th Biennial Valentine Invitational Exhibition and Auction 2008

Auction, Raffle and Party is Friday, February 8, 2008 5:30pm to 8:30pm
NOTE: Bidding starts closing at 6:30pm! So come early!

Featuring special installations by students and recent graduates Rob Brown, Tony Alston, Omar Pierce, Caedron Burchfield and Devin Hosselkus

Auctioneer: Venerable Professor Howard Rosenberg

Invite Card designed by UNR graduate Ellen Drewes

Work on preview Monday January 28 - Friday February 8, 2008
Pre-bidding starts Monday February 4!!!

The Biennial Valentine Exhibition and Auction features over eighty local artists as well as past exhibiting artists. There are also numerous raffle items generously donated by local and regional businesses. Proceeds support all gallery programming including exhibitions, lectures, visiting artist residencies, catalogues and other publications.

[image from google search for "valentine cake"]

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Save the Date! Wednesday, February 20: NVN True North

click on image to enlarge.

press release

[graphic: CCAI bookmark. In heavy circulation throughout northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe. Design by Simpson Creative.]

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Touch - Las Vegas

[click on the image to enlarge. Our thanks to JV in LV for her help with art news from the Radiant City!]

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Artown Meeting

Friday, January 25, 2008 - 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
TMCC Redfield Theater
505 Keystone Ave.
Reno, Nevada 89502

Artown Presents the 2008 ARTOWN FORUM: "Strengthening the Arts Community"

The Artown organization is built on collaboration. We showcase local arts organizations and introduce artists from around the globe to our community. We strive to build the best festival possible while serving our mission, which is "to strengthen Reno ’s arts industry, foster its civic identity and enhance its national image, creating a climate for the cultural and economic rebirth of the region."

The primary focus of this forum is to encourage questions and suggestions. Artown organizers will respond and clarify Artown’s role and responsibilities.

o What are your concerns about Artown?
o What is Artown's responsibility to Reno 's arts community?
o How can Artown better facilitate collaborations?
o How effective are Artown's marketing efforts?
o And, of course, any other questions you may have.

Brown bag lunch provided for those who RSVP.
Please RSVP no later than 4pm, Friday January 18
(a count is needed to order lunches):

Prudence Wildman – 775-322-1538
or prudence at

[Photo caption: MiniMan vrs. Mantis. 2006. Photo by Bill Kositzky. Notes: "Three rounds of combat between Mini-Man and Mantis in Reno. This event was part of Reno's Artown celebration in July.]

SIerra Nevada College Exhibition: Soft Tissue

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Save the Date! Thursday, February 7 | Galen Brown Courthouse Gallery Exhibition

"Waves: Line and Rhythm "
Prints and Drawings by Galen Brown

CCAI Courthouse Gallery

Reception: Thursday, February 7 – 5-7 pm
Dates: February 8 – May 23, 2008
Location: Carson City Courthouse -
885 East Musser Street | Carson City
Gallery Hours: M-F 9am-5pm

Free. Open to the Public

press release

Galen Brown
Detail from "Wave" series of 100 drawings.
China marker, Colored Pencil, and Spray fix
on board mounted on aluminum.
8 1/4" x 11 1/4"

Depth of Field

Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery
Church Fine Arts Building
University of Nevada, Reno

The Depth of Fields Closing Reception
Wed. Jan. 23rd, 5:30-7:30

Recent UNR fine art graduate Casey Diskin was invited to use the Sheppard and McNamara Galleries as experimental curatorial spaces over Wintermester. Come in from the snow and relax with great art and great company!

Artists include: Michael Sarich, Jane Kenoyer, Christopher Bauder, Jeff Erickson, Caedron Burchfield, Leah Giorlando, Fred Reid, Brian Sweeney, Lauren Randolph, Kathy Wood, Jen Klein, Christine Karkow, Ashley Westwood, John Farber and Peter Goin.

[graphic: image from Google search for 'depth of field.']

Monday, January 21, 2008

Silent Thunder at Stremmel Gallery

Stremmel Gallery
1400 S. Virginia Street
Reno, Nevada

Gallery hours: Monday through Friday | 9:00 am — 5:30 pm,
Saturday | 10 am — 3 pm.

tel: (775) 786-0558


Exhibition Dates: January 31, 2008 - February 29, 2008
Reception: Thursday, January 31, 2008, 5:30 - 7:30pm. Open to the public.

On Thursday, January 31, from 5:30 - 7:30pm, Stremmel Gallery will host an opening reception for an exhibition of new works by three artists, Danaë Anderson, Kenzi Shiokava, and Tom Uttech. The show of paintings and sculpture will continue through February 29.

Danaë Anderson's work is a visual journal, an improvisational choreography that reflects her engagement of the conscious and unconscious to "document and honor daily life, loved ones, the self, the ordinary, memory, objects, language, ritual and play." She draws upon images from her own life, narrating in an iconographic style that is playful, dreamlike, and intuitive. She received her BFA from California College of Arts and Crafts in 1978 and her MFA from San Jose State in 1988. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant and a WESTAF/NEA Regional Fellowship for Visual Arts.

A graduate of Chouinard Art School Los Angeles in 1972, with an MFA from Otis Art Institute Los Ang eles in 1974, Kenzi Shiokava creates sculpture from discarded wood, railroad ties, telephone poles, beams and other woods. Shiokava strives to work these materials, which have already been shaped by the elements in their original environment, without losing their natural qualities and vitality. He creates forms “not by imposing a preconceived configuration but by interacting within the structure so that the medium’s own life history becomes the determinant of the final form.” He says he strives “to keep each work as natural as the medium itself yet to exist in another realm, exuding emotion and spirituality.”

Tom Uttech has been described as merging nineteenth-century notions of the ideal landscape with aspects of surrealism and realism to create his unique vision of Wisconcin’s North Woods. The primeval qualities of that untamed area have inspired him to produce a great body of work whose elaborate iconic images range from the region’s wildlife, both real and from local native legend, to the Aurora Borealis of Wisconsin’s northern sky. Uttech’s work may be found in the collections of numerous museums across the country, winning various awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts Award in 1998.

The show will continue through February 29. Stremmel Gallery is located at 1400 S. Virginia Street . Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, from 9:00am to 5:30pm, and Saturday from 10am to 3pm. For more information, contact Stremmel Gallery at 786-0558.

[image from Stremmel Gallery Web site. Caption: Tom Uttech. "Mindomandan" 73 x 79 inches]

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Dolly Parton - b. January 19, 1946

A day late, CCAI teams up with The Data Stream to celebrate Dolly Parton's 65th birthday!

click here for music videos

[image from MSNBC. Photo Credit: Joshua Roberts | Reuters.]

Friday, January 18, 2008

DIY: Zine Workshop

Holland Headquarters
30 Cheney Street

January 19
1:30 - 3:30pm
"$0 - 5 donation

'Zine Making Workshop with Joe Ferguson

Learn the history of this DIY art form and then make your own.

Bring in images, essays, poems, recipes, or anything really that you want to include in your 'zine."

[graphic from google image search for 'zine']

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Biggest Little City Call for Artists

For Immediate Release


Sierra Arts seeks small, but wide-open, art from Nevada artists The biggest little art show in nevada VI deadline extended to January 31

Sierra Arts invites artists living within the borders of the state of Nevada to submit entries for the latest installment of a juried art show unique to the Silver State . The ‘biggest little’ art shows comprise original artworks that measure precisely 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches.

This year’s theme for the biggest little art show in nevada is “Nevada Wide Open.” Artists may submit works that follow this theme, such as images related to the state’s natural resources, the thriving arts communities, the bright lights and neon of the gaming industry, or other topics as the individual artists see fit.

All entries will go through a juried process to limit the number of pieces in the exhibition to 50. The selected pieces will compete for ten $100 awards. The juror for the biggest little art show in nevada VI: Nevada Wide Open will be MaLynda Poulsen-Jones. Poulsen-Jones was born and raised in Idaho and now lives and works in Walla Walla , Wash. She received her M.F.A. from Boise State University in 2004, and her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in permanent collections worldwide.

The biggest little art show in nevada began 14 years ago and was conceived by local artist and UNR Professor Emeritus Jim McCormick. [editor notes: Jim was also an inaugural CCAI "CAP" award winner in 2007!]

A pdf of the biggest little call to artists, information and entry form is available for download at More information is available at the Web site or by calling 775-329-ARTS.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Las Vegas Call for Artists

[with thanks to FM at NAC for the tip:]
City Of Las Vegas Issues Call For Art Exhibition Proposals

The city of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs invites the submission of proposals for individual and group exhibitions for its 2009/2010 gallery season. Exhibition proposals will be reviewed for programming at the Charleston Heights Arts Center Gallery, located at 800 S. Brush St. , and the Reed Whipple Cultural Center Gallery, located at 821 Las Vegas Blvd. North . Images and floor plans of these gallery spaces can be downloaded at

Artists/curators must submit a letter of intent in regards to the exhibit with 15-20 supporting images (slides or JPEGs on compact disc) with an identification list, artist statement and artist resume. In addition, other suitable supporting materials may include color prints, exhibition cards and press clippings, all of which are optional. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of materials. All visual art practices suitable for gallery installations lasting between 10 to 12 weeks will be considered.

Submissions must be received by April 1, 2008, to be included in the screening. All applicants can expect notification regarding their proposal via mail by Aug. 1, 2008. Address submissions to Jeanne Voltura, Office of Cultural Affairs, 300 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 109 , Las Vegas , NV 89104 . Call (702) 229-1012 or e-mail for more information.

Jeanne Voltura
Gallery Program Coordinator
City of Las Vegas/Office of Cultural Affairs
300 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 109
Las Vegas, NV 89104


[image the result of a google image search for 'Las Vegas']

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Bassoon Recital

January 23, 7:30 p.m.

Bassoon Recital featuring Christin Schillinger

Nightingale Concert Hall
Church Fine Arts Building
University of Nevada Reno

Faculty bassoonist Christin Schillinger joins Chris Money, clarinet, and Rachael Ing, piano, as they perform works by Steinmetz, Dutilleux, Schumann, Mendelssohn and the “Variations on the 24th caprice” of Paganini by Marcel Farago.


[graphic from google image search for 'bassoon.']

Friday, January 04, 2008

Let's Talk/Vamos a Platicar!

Carson City Library
900 N Roop
Carson City, NV 89701

Wednesday, January 23rd | 6-7 p.m.
Let's Talk/Vamos a Platicar

Este es un programa donde miembros de la comunidad vienen a practicar conversación en inglés o/y español a su propio nivel una vez por mes.
This is a program where community members can come to practice conversation in English and/or Spanish at their own pace once a month.

[graphic from a google image search for 'conversation.']

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Bobby Lucas

26 cheney street
reno, nevada 89501

Thursday 12-3
Saturday 11-2
and by appointment
Reception: Thursday January 17, 5:30-8:30pm

"Grayspace Gallery is excited to announce a solo exhibition with Sacramento artist, Bobby Lukas.

Born in Reno Nevada in 1977, Bobby Lukas has spent his life immersed in the High Desert Landscape of the Western United States. Inspired by vast horizons, wide open spaces, desolate dirt roads, violent wind, hoboes, twisted junipers, bourbon whiskey, and song, Bobby Lukas returns from just over The Sierra Nevada Mountains for his first solo show in Reno since his departure in 2005. At Grayspace this January Bobby Lukas will explore history through fact and legend – confronting Manifest Destiny and Staking his claim in the mythic West."

contact information
sara gray

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

FWAC! 01.02.08

Reminder: every first Wednesday of the month, CCAI sponsors FWAC! [First Wednesdays Arts Coffee] at Ever More Book Cafe . [formerly Westside Ink] [710 N. Curry St just south of Washington Street in Carson City's historic downtown area] - 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. All invited. Hope to see you there this Wednesday, January 2nd of the New Year!

[graphic from google image search for 'coffee.']