Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Call for Artists: Post-Petroleum


“Post-Petroleum: Envisioning the Future of Suburban Space in America”
Guest Curator: Christine Pinney Karkow
Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery at the University of Nevada, Reno

A call for 2D and 4D submissions for a group exhibition developed and curated by guest curator Christine Pinney Karkow during Reno’s Artown Festival. Deadline for received submissions in office is May 23, 2008.

FEE: There is no submission fee.

THEME DESCRIPTION: This exhibition will explore the ramifications of the automobile-scaled, sprawling suburban spaces that make up the edge towns and suburban rings of American cities in an age when the very foundation of this way of life - - inexpensive gasoline - - has been severely undermined. Please include 2D and 4D work of all media that seeks to explore these types of spaces as they exist today, and/or those that suggest a narrative of a future of a society forced to navigate and live in these sprawling spaces with considerably limited access to fossil fuels.

EXHIBITION DATES: July 1 – July 31, 2008, closing reception July 31, 2008 5-7:00pm.
Possible development of exhibition website with blog forum 
for reactions and additions to the exhibit and on-line components during and after exhibition dates.

GALLERY INFORMATION: Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery of the University of Nevada, Reno is a 2000 sq foot contemporary art gallery dedicated to supporting regional, national and international emerging and mid-career artists. This exhibition runs concurrently with the Northern Nevada arts festival ARTOWN.

ELIGIBILITY: This call is open to all US-based visual artists without gallery representation working in 2D and 4D work including painting, mixed-media, drawing, printmaking, fiber, textiles, photography, digital art, graphics, etc. All works submitted must be available for the duration of the show. Some projectors and monitors are available for video work; video work will be included upon availability of technology. Artists must be a minimum of 18 years of age. Please email questions to mvecchio@unr.edu.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: All completed submissions must be received in the office by May 23, 2008.

IMAGE SUBMISSION – Submissions should include 5-10 images on CD or digital print formation (8x10”). Please label your CD or prints with your name, contact phone and email.

RETURN OF MATERIALS - If you wish to have your submission materials returned; please include an SASE that is adequate in size for the return of your materials with sufficient postage along with your submission. Curated artists submission may be kept on file with the gallery.

NOTIFICATION - All artists will be notified of the selection results via email on
June 2, 2008.

DELIVERY and RETURN OF ARTWORK: Artists will be responsible for delivery cost to the gallery while the gallery will be responsible for return shipping costs, within reason. Work should be sent in a substantial, reusable packing box. Work not packed safely or in proper box will be returned to sender and not exhibited. Artwork must arrive ready to hang or installed (with all applicable hanging wire/mechanisms, etc. and installation instructions included) no later than June 25, 2008. Selected artwork cannot be accepted after this date.

SALES: All selected artworks will be available for sale unless otherwise indicated by the artist; the gallery takes no cut in sale percentages. All artwork sales will be conducted directly between the artist and the interested buyer.


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Images - Please list title, medium, date, framed or installed dimensions and associated CD file names for each image submitted. Pieces that are multiples or diptych/triptych are considered one work for measurement purposes.

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1) Materials, 2) Submission Sheet, 3) Resume, and 4) SASE
Send to: Sheppard Gallery C/O Call for Artists, University of Nevada, Reno, Art Dept/MS 224, Reno, NV 89557."

[graphic from a google image search for 'post-petroleum' from the End of Capitalism Web site. Click to enlarge.]

Monday, April 28, 2008

Essential Comfort

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

April 28 – May 9, 2008
reception: Mon, May 1, 5-7 p.m.

Devin Hosselkus
BFA Thesis Exhibition
Essential Comfort

"This multi-media exhibition examines current issues within our society. How socially conscious is our community? Are there societal problems that seem to be overlooked and/or ignored? As individuals have we let our pursuit of a ‘personal paradise’ affect our sense of responsibility to humanity?

Artwork includes mural sized drawings and paintings, a sculptural installation, and a table conversation with the artist. The conversation gives the audience an opportunity to dialogue with Hosselkus about the exhibition, art, society, and other topics.

Devin Hosselkus, a graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts student, is concerned about and interested in the current social climate. The issues he portrays in his artwork are ones he experiences first hand. The situations and the figures in his works are sketched from public observation. Devin Hosselkus’ visual style is influenced by German Expressionism. He uses a vast color palette in his two-dimensional works as well as expressionistic mark and line. Also, there is a destructive element in some of his pieces. Smashed edges, splintered wood panel, scratches and burns appear in paintings and sculptural environments.

Along with his studio practice, Devin Hosselkus creates public artworks for the City of Reno ; some works include the “HeLLo ReNo” mural on First and Virginia Streets and various traffic light boxes in the downtown Reno area."

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Reno Bike Project

Grayspace Gallery and Holland HQ
We he(ART) Bikes Art Show

The Reno Bike Project
presents its second annual bike art show and fund-raiser. Join us at Grayspace Gallery and Holland HQ and enjoy a variety of bike-themed art. Purchase paintings, photos and multi-media pieces from artists such as Ahren Hertel, Chris Carnel, Candace Nicol and many more. Profits help support Grayspace, The Holland Project and the Reno Bike Project, a nonprofit group that encourages cycling in the Truckee Meadows. We will be auctioning off a bicycle rack made by Anthony Alston out of an organ. Support provided by the Sierra Arts Foundation, the Nevada Arts Council and New Belgium Brewing.

When: 6 p.m. Sat., April 26.

Where: 26 Cheney St. Turn east at Recycled Furniture on South Virginia Street; next door to Salon 7.

Details: 786-2346 or 846-0664.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Churchill Arts Council
E.L. Wiegand Gallery
Oats Park Center
151 E Park Street
Fallon, NV

May 3-Aug 24, 2008

Recent Ceramic Works by Rebekah Bogard

Point of View: Slide Talk by the Artist
Sat, May 3, 4:00-5:00pm
Reception Immediately following, 5:00-7:00 pm

Sunday, April 13, 2008

SMACenter|CCAI|Anthony Alston: "Orphic Excavations"

[For those of you planning ahead, we send early notice of CCAI|St. Mary's Art Center's first collaborative exhibition project. We hope you'll save the date and join us next month on Saturday, May 17 up on the Comstock.]

"Orphic Excavations," an exhibition by Anthony Alston at St. Mary's Art Center (SMACenter), is the product of a two-month long Capital City Arts Initiative (CCAI) artist residency.

A reception for the artist will take place Saturday, May 17 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. SMACenter located at 55 North R St., Virginia City, NV. Admission is free and the public is cordially invited. The Center is open daily from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

During his residency at SMACenter, Mr. Alston has focused on unearthing veins in the epic tales surrounding Virginia City and the foundation of the St. Mary's Art Center. By investigating, and subsequently diffusing and filtering, historical facts and legends in conjunction with using the structure of the historic building, Mr. Alston has created an engaging site-specific installation.

press release

[graphic: drawing by Anthony Alston for exhibition announcement.]

Monday, April 07, 2008

Save the date! The View From Manhattan

Wednesday, April 30 - 7 pm
Carson City Library
Nevada Neighbors presentation: "The View from Manhattan"
with arts writer Gregory Crosby

A tour of the New York art world's artists and issues.

[nb! - meet Mr. Crosby prior to the talk over cookies and coffee from 6:15 p.m. on]

press release | details

[graphic from a Google image search for 'Manhattan']

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Stremmel: Arnoldi + Berry

Stremmel Gallery
1400 South Virginia Street
Reno, Nevada 89502

Gallery hours:
M-F 9 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 10 am -3 pm

Charles Arnoldi + Roger Berry

"Charles Arnoldi's paintings are carefully balanced in a harmonious colorful interplay of repeated abstract geometrical forms. Born in 1946 in Dayton, OH, Arnoldi lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. A recipient of frequent honors, including two Artist Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and the "Maestro Fellowship" from the California Arts Council, he has been showcased in numerous solo exhibitions, including most recently at the Charles Cowles Gallery, NY and the Busan Metropolitan Art Museum, Busan, Korea. His artwork can be found in various museum collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum of Modern Art and San Francisco Museum of Art.

Northern California artist Roger Berry creates metal sculptures whose arching shapes seem to suggest loosely intertwined knots. Looped forms twist around and curve back upon themselves in gracefully choreographed movement. Born in Chico, CA in 1950, Berry received his degree in art from Raymond College, University of the Pacific in 1972. He has had a large number of works purchased for public art installations throughout the country."

[announcement from gallery press release. Click on image to enlarge.]

Friday, April 04, 2008

Lone Mountain Writers: Vantage Points

poetry + photography
by the Lone Mountain Writers and students in Marilee
’s Creative Writing class.

[graphic from WNCC. Click on image to enlarge.]

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Line and Rhythm at the Courthouse

CCAI Courthouse Gallery
Carson City Courthouse
885 East Musser Street
Carson City [map]

Continuing Exhibition:
Galen Brown | Waves: Line and Rhythm

through May 23, 2008

press release

[CCAI installation photograph of exhibition.]

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

John Yoyogi Fortes at Grayspace

26 Cheney Street
John Yoyogi Fortes
through April 18

"John Yoyogi Fortes is in a period of transition with his art, questioning both his painting and thought process. In his past work, subject matter drove the content in turn affecting his process.

With this exhibit at Grayspace, Fortes decided to reevaluate the process that has led him further away from his intuitive side. Fortes is now working towards reconnecting with his inner sensibilities as a painter, how he lays images down, how he responds intuitively to the process and where it takes him. Acting on impulse will no longer be diluted or redefined by questioning or making reference to old work."

[image from Grayspace Web site.]

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

April FWAC! at the Bliss Mansion!

FWAC!, CCAI's monthly First Wednesday Arts Coffee, will meet in April on April 2, from 4:30 to 6:00 at the Bliss Mansion located at the corner of Robinson and Elizabeth in historic Carson City across the street from the Governor's Mansion.

We hope you can join fellow artists, and arts & culture enthusiasts for our 'no host,' informal monthly arts gathering.

Our thanks to Cyndy and Steve Brenneman for their hospitality!

[image from a google image search for 'coffee']