Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Grant

On the final day of Fiscal Year 2009, the Capital City Arts Initiative is honored to announce that it has been awarded its second grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

The two-year, fifty-thousand dollar grant from the New York-based foundation will support CCAI's visual arts program.

"This grant will play an instrumental role in the future health and vitality of our organization and programs," comments CCAI Executive Director Sharon Rosse. "It's especially critical at a time when the Nevada Arts Council grants budget has been slashed, and when individual donors are feeling the economic crunch as well."

"We are honored to receive support from this visionary, national foundation," adds CCAI Board President Glenn Clemmer.

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Stay tuned for details on our upcoming 2009-2010 season!

Spring 2009 Grantees.

[graphic: installation view from the Bogotá - Colombia Museo de Arte del Banco de la República exhibition Andy Warhol, Mr. America, on view through September 21.]

Monday, June 29, 2009

FWAC! Wed 7-1!

FWAC!, CCAI's monthly First Wednesday Arts Coffee
Wednesday, July 1
4:30 to 6 p.m.

[and the first Wednesday of every month!]

... at the Bliss Mansion located at the corner of Robinson and Elizabeth Streets in Carson City's Historic District across the street from the Governor's Mansion.

We hope you can join fellow artists, and arts & culture enthusiasts for our informal monthly arts gathering.

Looking ahead:
August FWAC! Wednesday August 5
September FWAC! Wednesday September 2.

Our thanks as always to Cyndy and Steve Brenneman for their hospitality!

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

Sunday, June 28, 2009

CCAI Fan Page on the 'Book!'

For those of you on the 'Book,' we invite you to join CCAI's new Facebook Fan Page!


[Click on graphic to enlarge.]

Friday, June 26, 2009

Budget Cut | Reduced Museum Services

Nevada State Division of Museums and History

Bottom line: State budget cuts will result in reduced hours of operations beginning July 6.

Northern Nevada Museums:

Nevada State Museum
, Carson City
Wednesday – Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Nevada State Railroad Museum

Carson City
Friday – Monday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Nevada Historical Society
Museum Galleries: Wednesday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Research Library: Wednesday – Saturday, Noon to 4:00 p.m.

East Ely Railroad Depot Museum

Wednesday – Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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In addition to the reduced hours of operation, museum staff members have been reduced from a 40 hour work week to a 32 hour work week.

“It is the goal of State Museums to continue to provide as much public programming and public access as possible in light of reduced staffing and reduced hours of operation,” said Peter Barton, Acting Administrator for the Division of Museums and History. “However reduced hours of operation will certainly limit public access to museum facilities.”

The State of Nevada has seven museums managed by the state Division of Museums and History, an agency of the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs. The Department serves Nevada ’s citizens and visitors through cultural and information management, presentation and promotion of cultural resources, and education. The Department also includes the State Office of Historic Preservation, Nevada State Library and Archives and the Nevada Arts Council.

[information from a Department of Cultural Affairs electronic press release. Graphic from Google image search for 'budget cuts.]

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Impressions of the California Landscape

Nevada Museum of Art
160 West Liberty
Reno, Nevada

through November 29
Installation Gallery
Open Air: Impressions of the California Landscape

"Legendary for its intense sunlight and diverse natural beauty, California has long been a source of artistic inspiration. In the early twentieth century, artists flocked to Southern California, especially, to carry on the French Impressionist tradition of plein-air painting—creating artworks outdoors. From rolling hills basked in golden light to dramatic seascapes, the paintings in Open Air: Impressions of the California Landscape represent the work of artists who shaped and defined a distinct style of American painting."

[Text and graphic from museum website. Caption: "William Wendt, Spring in the Canyon, 1929, oil on canvas. Private collection."]

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

West of Worcester –– Reflections on Grad Night

UNR Art History professor Brett M. Van Hoesen 's essay commissioned in conjunction with the CCAI Courthouse Gallery exhibition "Grad Night" is now online.

West of Worcester –– Reflections on Grad Night

[Artwork from Grad Night: Aimee Doran. "You Betcha," digital photography. 2008. 18” x 24”]

Monday, June 22, 2009

Audiciones Piel Latina

El Centro de Investigacion Latino en la Universidad de Nevada Reno

Viernes 26 de Junio a las 7:00 p.m.
Audiciones Piel Latina

"Se llama a audiciones a todos aquellos que quieran participar con el grupo de Teatro en Español "Piel Latina." Las audiciones se llevarán a cabo el dia Viernes 26 de Junio a las 7:00 p.m. en las oficinas del Centro de Investigacion Latino en Universidad de Nevada Reno. Edmund Cain Hall, Room 100.

Para mas información, contactar a Mariano Lemus al numero 775- 843-1255

[graphic from Google image search for 'theatrical production.']

Friday, June 19, 2009

Grad Night Artist Reception Tonight!

Friday June 19
CCAI Courthouse Gallery 5 to 7 pm
Grad Night Artist Reception

Exhibition of work by the UNR and Sierra Nevada College BFA and MFA Classes of 2009

[photograph of Grad Night installation featuring works by Bryan Christiansen – sculptures in foreground, Christina Lee – paintings, and Jonathan Farber. CCAI will publish an online catalog of all the works in the show in the weeks ahead.]

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Nada Dada Motel

June 18 - 21, 2009 1 pm on
Year 3 - Nada Dada Motel

Hotel El Cortez
Town House Motor Lodge
2nd Street

Reno News & Review article: "Nada Dada Action Figures"

"Feel the adventure as more than 100 artists prepare for creative melee on the streets and in the hotels of Reno. Collect ’em all!"

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Cowboy Troubadour

Eureka Opera House
Eureka, Nevada

June 26 & 27 | 7 p.m.
Don Edwards
"The Cowboy Troubadour"

$7. adults
$5. seniors
15 & under free with paying companion

Additional Information: 775.237-6006

Note that the fourth anniversary open house and reception for the Eureka Gallery occurs on June 27.

[information and photograph from Opera website. Click on image to enlarge.]

Eureka at 4

Eureka Gallery
41 N Main Street
Eureka, Nevada

4th anniversary Exhibition

Saturday June 27 | 4-7pm
Open House | Reception

Featured artists include: Sidne Teske, Jim McCormick, Elaine Parks, Margaret Pense, Mimi Patrick, Deon Reynolds, Trish Reynolds and George Johanson.

Gallery hours: Wed – Sat 11am – 5pm | Sunday 11am – 3pm

Information: 775-237-5303.

[graphic from Google image search for 'Eureka, Nevada' on the Nevada Women's History Project website. The photograph of Teresa (Tracy) D’Alosio Knight born June 19, 1891 in Eureka, Nevada. Photographed by daughter Teresa Maria Knight-Bumgardner]

Monday, June 15, 2009

CCAI Grad Night!

June 15 - September 2
CCAI Courthouse Gallery

885 East Musser Street [map]
Carson City

Grad Night
Exhibition of work by the UNR and Sierra Nevada College BFA and MFA Classes of 2009

Opening reception: Friday, June 19 | 5–7 pm

Bryan Christiansen
Aimee Doran
Jeff Erickson
Jonathan Farber
Jonah Harjer
Ahren Hertel
Christina Lee
Jocelyn Meggait
James Nagel
Dominique Palladino
Melissa Swanson

The project also includes a catalog essay by UNR Art History professor Brett Van Hoesen.

[Graphic: "Passage of Knowledge," Christina Lee. Oil on canvas. 4' x 12', 2009.]

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sierra Arts Gallery Grants Award Exhibition

Sierra Arts Gallery

17 South Virginia Street, Suite 120
Reno, Nevada

June 8 - July 24, 2009
Grants Award Group Exhibition

Artists' Reception on Friday, July 17 | 5pm – 7pm

The honorees will receive their awards from SAF President of the Board, J. Craig Sweeney, at the exhibition reception.

More | List of Honorees

[graphic and information from Sierra Arts website. Caption: "Franz Szony, "Oh, She Cries."]

Sierra Arts Grant Awards

"This year the Sierra Arts Foundation bestowed $20,000 to 25 artists. The work of more than 115 artists, performers, and writers received careful consideration by the review committee. After several days of discussion, panelists unanimously agreed on this year’s grant recipients.

SAF has provided Endowment Fund Grants to visual, performing and literary artists working in northern Nevada to encourage personal artistic growth in professionals and students since 1986. Awards are merit-based and free of restrictions.

The 2009 Robert Gorrell Literary Award recognizing emerging writers of exceptional talent goes to Erin Granat, who also received an honorable mention in the literary professional grant category. Robert Gorrell, an emeritus professor of English at the University of Nevada, Reno and a columnist for the Reno Gazette, was instrumental in founding Sierra Arts, and was a grant selection committee member for several years.

Applicants submit an application, resume of artistic experience, statement of artistic philosophy, and documentation of work produced in the previous four years. Additional documentation requirements vary according to discipline. Applicants displaying defined plans to create innovative work and pursue education have an increased likelihood of receiving funding.

Professional artists receive $1000 grants; student artists receive $500 grants. Honorable mention artists also receive $500 awards.

2009 Grants recipients:

Visual – Professional
Megan Berner
Corrie Francis
Jennifer Graham
Ahren Hertel
Nick Larsen
John Molezzo
Franz Szony
Rossitza Todorova (honorable mention)
Christopher Umana (honorable mention)

Literary – Professional
Erin Granat (Robert Gorrell Literary Award and honorable mention)
Tami Philips Lehouillier
Scott Lukas
Robert Leonard Reid
Ben Rogers
Karen Terry

Performing – Professional
Chris Bayer
Cece Gable
Louis Pierre Gezelin
Jennie Pitts (honorable mention)

Visual – Student
Andrei Hill
Jane Kenoyer
Kelci McIntosh
Ashley Westwood

Performing – Student
Deanna Said

Literary – Student
Brianna Thompson

[Text and graphic from Sierra Arts website.]

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Black Rock at NMA

Black Rock Design Institute at the Nevada Museum of Art


[graphic from a Nevada Arts Council public information mailing. Thanks to Fran Morrow! Click on image to enlarge.]

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Free Pops Concert on the Governor's Lawn

Carson City Symphony
25th Annual Pops Party concert

Sunday June 14
3 pm. Free Admission

"The beautiful back lawn of the Governor's Mansion is the site of the Carson City Symphony's twenty-fifth annual "Pops Party" concert on Sunday, June 14, 2009, at 4:00 p.m. The program features the Carson City Symphony, Carson Chamber Singers, Strings in the Summer Youth Orchestra, and guest soloist CeCe Gable, whose swinging, passionate vocal style captivates music fans throughout northern Nevada. Grounds open and pre-concert entertainment by members of Chorus of the Comstock begins at 3:00 p.m. Admission is free.

Seating is on the lawn; the audience is welcome to bring blankets or lawn chairs (some chairs will be provided) and food. Snacks and beverages and raffle tickets will be on sale before and during the concert to benefit the Carson City Symphony Association's artistic and educational programs.

In case of rain, the concert will be held indoors at the Community Center gym. For information, call Symphony at 775-883-4154 or check the symphony web site.

[text from Carson City Symphony press release. Photograph of CeCe Gable by Jeff Ross.]

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Summer Reading Program Pancake Breakfast!

Carson City Library
Youth Services

900 N Roop
Carson City, NV 89701

Saturday, June 13th 8 – 10 am.
2009 Summer Reading Program
Pancake Breakfast Kick-Off

"Special prize bags will be presented for early SRP sign-ups at the breakfast.

Breakfast tickets are available for purchase:
* 12 & Under: $3
* Adult: $6
* Family: $15, plus you will receive a voucher to waive any library fines
for the entire family!

The Summer Reading Program is open to kids and teens from the very youngest to age 17.

* Young Readers (up to age 11) can earn prizes and Weekly Raffle Tickets for every 3 hours of recorded reading time. There are also chances to enter the Grand Prize Raffle!

* Teen Readers (ages 12 to 17) can earn points for the number of pages read in exchange for Weekly and Grand Prize Raffle Tickets.

Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Carson City.

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Family Storytime Resumes June 17th

"This popular storytime for families with young children takes place on Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 10:15 or 10:45. Free admission tickets are required and will be available at the Youth Desk prior to each program.

[Information from library website. Graphic from Google image search for 'pancakes.']

Monday, June 08, 2009

Veronica Graham at Silverland

Silverland Gallery
St. Mary's Art Center

55 North Street
Virginia City

Veronica Graham: "Lode"

opening reception:
Saturday, June 13 | 5 – 7 pm

"... Bay Area meta-mapmaker has created an astonishing 3-D map using traditional map making techniques and a bizarre mix of digital tools .... The installation is a response to the human relationship with mining and the land specifically surrounding the Comstock and its Lode.

Graham states, “When making a map people are required to define the world around them, limited by elements that must be identifiable to an audience/community. When looking at maps, they often times have very direct social implications for a certain time and place.”"

[text and image from gallery press release.]

Friday, June 05, 2009

Call to Artists

"The City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs invites the submission of proposals for individual and group exhibitions for its 2011/2012 gallery season. Exhibition proposals will be reviewed for programming in two city galleries: the Charleston Heights Arts Center Gallery at 800 S. Brush St. and the Reed Whipple Cultural Center Gallery at 821 Las Vegas Blvd. North. To download images and floor plans of these gallery spaces, visit http://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/files/GalleryFloorplans.pdf

To participate in the screening, artists/curators must submit a written exhibition outline with 15 to 20 supporting images (slides or jpegs on CD) with an identification list, artist statement(s) and artist resume(s). 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 and 12 weeks will be considered.

Submissions must be received by June 15, 2009, to be included in the screening. All applicants can expect notification regarding their proposal via mail by Sept. 30, 2009. Address submissions to

Jeanne Voltura, Office of Cultural Affairs

401 S. 4th Street, Ste. 180
Las Vegas, NV 89101.

[text from City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs website. Graphic from Google image search for 'stage curtain.']

Call (702) 229-1012 or e-mail jvoltura@lasvegasnevada.gov for more information.

Monday, June 01, 2009

OXS Out of Print

Nevada Arts Council
OXS Gallery

716 N. Carson Street, Suite A
Carson City

Out of Print
Exhibition on loan and curated by the Utah Arts Council of prints by 20 Utah printmakers.

through July 8
M – F | 8 am – 5 pm

"The scope of subjects in Out of Print is expansive. The western landscape, elements of the natural world, animal favorites, commonplace objects, the human figure and the role of symbolism are investigated."

[Quote and graphic from Department of Cultural Affairs. Caption: "Connie Borup, "Stand of Trees", 1993, lithograph, 30 x 22 inches, Collection of the Utah Arts Council." Click to enlarge.]