The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is right around the corner (January 28-30).
The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is an annual celebration of the ranching and rural West. Through poetry, music and stories, ranch people express the beauty and challenges of a life deeply connected to the earth and its bounty. Every year, thousands travel to rural Elko, Nevada, in the heart of winter, to learn and share. It's been called the most honest and open-hearted festival in America, but it is also a darned good time! At the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, you can discover cowboy cultures from around the world, learn a traditional skill, dance the two-step, plan for the West's future with ranchers and conservationists, watch home-made films of rural life, meet new friends over a Buckaroo Brew, enjoy Basque food, listen to tall tales, dispel myths, build bridges and be inspired. Join us for an experience you will not soon forget! Use any of the links in our banner to read more about every aspect of the Gathering. Get up to date news and more on Facebookand Twitter.
For 2016, the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering finds inspiration in the flowing grasslands, vast open spaces and indigo skies of the Northern Plains. From the Rocky Mountains to the Dakotas, from the sandhills of Nebraska to the grasslands of Saskatchewan, this expansive land of prairie and woodlands is one of the top cattle producing regions in the world. It is famous for short summers and punishing winters, but also for hardy people, excellent cattle, and fine bucking horses and bronc riders. Join us in Elko, as ranchers, poets, musicians and artists from the Northern Plains share and celebrate this land of enveloping horizons and expansive hearts. View the brochure.
A closing reception will occur on Thursday, Oct. 15th. The closing reception will be open to members of Friends and Sierra Arts Foundation from 5p-6p and open to the general public from 6p-7p. Refreshments courtesy of Wild River Grille will be served.
Our 2015 Artist-in-Residence exhibition in Reno at the Sierra Arts Foundation gallery at 17 S Virginia St #120, Reno, Nevada will run from October 5 – 15, from 10a-5p Monday-Saturday.
Our Artist-in-Residence program is funded by the BLM and seeks to bring enjoyment and a deeper understanding of our unique regional resources to the public.
Textile artist Virginia Catherall will attend the closing reception of our Reno exhibition on Oct. 15th. Artist Lewis Williams will be in attendance in Gerlach on Oct. 2nd at our opening reception.
Summer is a time for appreciating landscapes during travel and taking in festivals and art. In that spirit, Truckee Meadows Community College presents an exhibit from July 1-August 5 offering gallery visitors a sweeping vista of Nevada in art.
“PANORAMA: Selections from the Nevada Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship Program,” is the third in a series of traveling exhibits showcasing the recipients of the agency’s Artist Fellowship Award in the visual arts. PANORAMA features twelve exceptional artists and brings Nevada’s statewide artist landscape into view. Each contributing Fellow has demonstrated mastery of process and medium in producing a significant body of work.
PANORAMA presents a topographical vista of artworks created in a range of media from street photography to stitched textiles to cast bronze sculptures. The exhibition is a visual sweep, a wide angle view across artistic and geographic terrain. It is a call to viewers to seriously look at the art works in the exhibition and respond.
Learn more here: http://www.tmcc.edu/news/a-sweeping-vista-of-nevada-at-summer-exhibit.php
The second annual Artown "Wild Nevada" exhibit features the work of noteworthy wildlife and landscape artists and photographers as they celebrate wilderness in Nevada. The opening reception will feature refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and chances to meet artists featured in the exhibit. Most of the art on exhibit will be available for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to Friends of Nevada Wilderness' programs throughout Nevada.
July 11, 2015 at 4pm - 7pm
Friends of Nevada Wilderness Headquarters
1360 Greg St
Sparks, NV 89431
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Shevawn Von Tobel · firstname.lastname@example.org · 775-324-7667
BLM Nevada is seeking amazing photos that highlight the best of BLM Nevada’s lands and historical sites in these categories:
Photos must be taken on the lands or within the facilities of the Bureau of Land Management in Nevada.
Photographs must be taken between January 1, 2013 and Sept. 7, 2015 and contest entries are accepted from June 11 to Sept. 7, 2015.
How to Submit
How are the photos Judged
Photos will be judged on the following criteria:
(i) originality, (ii) artistic composition, (iii) technical quality, (iv) photographic technique, and (v) whether the photograph showcases the best of BLM Nevada’s recreational opportunities.
Winners will be featured in a 2016 BLM Nevada Planner.
Who's Eligible to Enter
What to Do
Folks from the Basin and Range Project volunteered a few times with the Nature Conservancy of Nevada and the artists working on the Nature of Art Project at McCarran Ranch. We love the idea of using art as a meaningful way to engage people with nature and the need to keep things wild. The Nature of Art Project is great because not only is it beautiful art, but the art also has an important function in restoring the river.
The Nature of Art project uses sculptures, made of native, natural material to help restore the natural flow and meander of the Truckee river (the river was channelized, straightened, in the 1950s for flood control and agriculture). The artists who are the masterminds behind these sculptures are Daniel McCormick and Mary O’Brien. All of their projects have a high conservation value. They do a lot of research, consulting with local biologists, geomorphologists and other scientists, before they start their projects to ensure their work is beneficial to the environment. The sculptures at McCarran Ranch are designed to help slow down floodwaters and enhance wildlife habitat.
While we were there, we learned to make willow wattles (bundles of willow that are the sculpture’s body) and planted some willows along its base. The sculpture itself was a long wave that reflected the shape of a fallen tree, the effect enhanced by a cottonwood skeleton at its head that the artists hope will one day attract nesting birds. It also will slow down water. Next we visited another sculpture-in-progress, this one an upside down y-shaped structure composed mostly of old dry cottonwood that extends down a bank and has log arms extending into the water. It will provide habitat for critters and then willows. There was already scat on one log showing that western pond turtles have been enjoying the piece. We also saw red-winged black birds using taller parts of the piece as perches. Awesome to see the work is attracting wildlife so soon!
These pieces are designed to decompose and return to nature within 3-5 years, so if you'd like to see them you need to do it soon. There are two project sites in the greater area, one is on the Truckeer River at McCarran Ranch, east of Reno and the other is on the Carson River at River Fork Ranch near Genoa, both are Nature Conservancy properties. The project was featured at the Nevada Museum of Art from December 6-April 6, 2015.
See more photos here: Nature of Art Photos.
White Pine County Artistry features paintings by Dawn Dot Star, April 27 - May 15, 2015 at the Nevada State Legislature as part of the 2015 LXS Gallery series. Star’s compositions connect the viewer to intimate spaces within the landscape, allowing them to focus and reflect on specific details, such as a single bush, tree, rock face, or the fluidity of his marks. "He has a unique style working in watercolor and colored pencil to produce beautiful scenes of rural Nevada," says Jennifer Messina.
The LXS Gallery is located on the first floor across from the Caucus Deli in the Nevada Legislative Building, 401 South Carson Street, Carson City.
Learn more here: http://nac.nevadaculture.org/
Sierra Arts Foundation announces a Call to Artists for its Grants to Artists program serving student and professional artists of Visual, Performing (dance, music, theatre, film), or Literary Arts within the 100 mile radius of Reno. The deadline for submissions is May 22nd, 2015 with grants being awarded in September of 2015 coinciding with an exhibition of recipients’ work at the Sierra Arts Gallery. Grants for professionals are $1000 and for students $500 and are not tied to a particular project or proposal.
Any individual artist residing within a 100 mile radius of Reno may submit an application. Students are considered anyone in high school and Undergraduates, Professionals include anyone enrolled in a Masters program or professional working artists. Previous recipients of Grants to Artists are ineligible for a period of three years regardless of change in artistic discipline or classification categories. Artists presented with the prestigious Rosemary MacMillan Award for Lifetime Excellence after 1999 are also exempt.
Applications can be filled out, including uploading materials, online at www.sierra-arts.org or hardcopies may picked up at Sierra Arts, 17 S. Virginia St. #120, Reno, NV 89501 in the historic Riverside Building.
Las Vegas – Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area will become an even more beautiful place on March 20 when the Artist-in-Residency program will debut its first artist this year.
This year's first resident artist is Susan Thiele, who will be spending March 20 through April 10 working at Red Rock. An avid Plein Air painter and signature member of the New Mexico Watercolor Society, Thiele has traveled the world as a wilderness and international trekking guide specializing in the remote outposts of Asia.
Michael Futreal is travelling from Louisiana for his residency, which will last from March 22 through April 6. Specializing in handmade instruments and musical improvisations, Futreal will be the first resident artist to explore Red Rock though sound and music.
Sean Russel will complete his residency from April 5 through April 25. A local artist and teacher at the College of Southern Nevada, Russel has explored a variety of artistic mediums, from large scale, aggressive oil paintings to cast lead sculptures and an assortment of public artworks around Las Vegas.
During their time at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, the selected artists will lead a number of community engagement projects, and participate in an exhibition at the visitor center this August and September.
This year Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Red Rock Canyon Interpretive Association received 32 applications from artists. Last year was the first year of the program; this year out-of-state artists were invited to apply to hold residencies in the national conservation area.
The artist-in-residence program promotes awareness through art of the exceptional places protected within the BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System. The program provides an opportunity for learning and dialogue about the value of preserving public lands. It will engage and inform an audience through public programs by participants, and will provide time for artists to pursue their work.
For more information about upcoming programs and events offered through the Red Rock Canyon Artist-in-Residence program, please visit redrockcanyonlv.org or call (702) 258-8265.
The Nevada Artists Association cordially invites you to our "Winter Show" Reception. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, from 6 pm to 8 pm, at the gallery. Admission is free. See great art, enjoy outstanding wine and light refreshments, meet the artists. Call 775-882-6411 for more information. We look forward to seeing you there!
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