In Las Vegas

Audrey Barcio, Continual Eventual, Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery, February 1 – March 4, Opening Reception and Artist Talk, Friday February 5, 6-8 PM

The Auction: Benefit for the UNLV MFA Program at the Contemporary Arts Center in Soho Lofts. Preview: February 25 – March 3, 12-6 PM. LIVE AUCTION: March 4, 6-8 PM. Bidding Starts at 7 PM

Dave Hickey: In Conversation with Julia Friedman at the Contemporary Arts Center on March 5. Doors open at 5 PM, limited seating. followed by a book signing for his books 25 Women, Dust Bunnies, and Wasted Words. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Proceeds benefit the CAC. Members only event, click here for more info.

A conversation and book launch with Dave Hickey at the CAC

A conversation and book launch with Dave Hickey at the CAC

Alisha Kerlin, Greater RoadrunnersThe Springs Preserve’s newest Garden Art Exhibit is on display daily in the Botanical Garden March 5 through May 18. Access to the gardens to see the exhibit is free.

Alisha Kerlin, Greater Roadrunners at the Springs Preserve

Alisha Kerlin, Roadrunners at the Springs Preserve

Maureen Halligan, TEMPORARY FIX, UNLV MFA Thesis Exhibition at the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, Through March 4th

Basin and Range Photo Exhibition at the Metcalf Gallery in the TAM Alumni Center at UNLV, March 7 – April 22, Opening Reception March 7, 6-8 PM

Linda Alterwitz, Basin and Range Photo Exhibition

Linda Alterwitz, Basin and Range Photo Exhibition

Panel discussion with Michael Shaw, creator/host of the podcast “The Conversation” and UNLV MFA candidates. UNLV campus, HFA 257. Friday, March 11 at 12PM

Wendy Chambers, Corporeality – Towards Finitude, UNLV MFA Thesis Exhibition at the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, March 7-18, Reception Friday March 11, 6-9 PM

On the Wall, Satellite Contemporary (in Emergency Arts), Through March 11

Art Exhibit Reception for MUG SHOTS #3, a pop up show of paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and more! Political satire by artists across the country celebrating free speech, with humor and action (voter registartion by Rock the Vote). At Left of Center Gallery, March 12, 12-3 PM

demaster, group exhibition featuring work of the MINT artists’ collective from Columbus Ohio at Satellite Contemporary in Emergency Arts. March 12 – April 8, 2016, Opening Reception March 12, 6-9 PM

Brent Holmes, Ignominious Refuse at the Winchester Cultural Center Gallery, through March 11

Chris Bauder, The Gathering, at the Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery March 14 – May 6, Reception and Artist Talk March 18, 6-8 PM

Chris Bauder, The Gathering, at the Rotunda Gallery

Chris Bauder, The Gathering, at the Rotunda Gallery

“Last Ditch” Wendy Chambers, Audrey Barcio, Maureen Halligan, and Elizabeth Johnson at the Contemporary Arts Center March 14-25. Reception Friday, March 18 6-8 PM.

Justin Favela, Artist Talk. Part of the “Barrick Talks” series at the Marjorie Barrick Auditorium, March 15 from 6-7 PM

Justin Favela, Estardas

Justin Favela, Estardas

Printmaking with Ellsworth: A Conversation with Erik Beehn at the Marjorie Barrick Museum, March 16, 6-7PM

Erik Beehn, New Work at MCQ Fine Arts, March 17 – May 20, Artist Reception March 17, 6-8 PM

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Erik Beehn at MCQ Fine Arts

Roscoe Wilson, Front Yard Zoo: Controlling Nature, at the CSN Artspace Gallery, Through March 19

Jill Parisi (New York), Wallflowers, College of Southern Nevada Fine Arts Gallery, Through March 19

Vicarious Conquest: The New World in Renaissance Florence, Dr. Lia Markey, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York,  Part of the UNLV Department of Art’s The Emerging Scholars Lecture Series. At UNLV in FDH 217, Monday, March 28, 1:00-2:15

Presentation with Dr. Robert Tracy, UNLV Associate Professor of Art and Architecture History/Curator and artist Gig Depio on the exhibition “A Bigger Picture”, at the UNLV Ham Concert Hall Lobby, March 28, 4 PM

Menagerie: Sculpture from CSN Fine Arts Faculty at City Hall Grand Gallery, through March 31, Artist Reception March 31, 4:30-6:30 PM

Audrey Barcio, SPACE BETWEEN, UNLV MFA Thesis Exhibition at the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, March 28- April 8, Reception Friday April 1, 6-9 PM

Shelby Shadwell, COMEDIE at the College of Southern Nevada Fine Arts Gallery opens March 30. Shadwell, Associate Professor, Drawing at the University of Wyoming, will be on campus and will give a Gallery Talk on Wednesday, March 30, 6PM in the Fine Arts Gallery.

Force /// Nature, Elizabeth Blau, Orlando Montenegro Cruz, Rossitza Todorova at the Charleston Heights Arts Center Gallery, through April 20th 2016

Rossitza Todorova from Force /// Nature at the Charleston Heights Arts Center

Rossitza Todorova from Force /// Nature at the Charleston Heights Arts Center

Sean Russell, INFRARED, West Charleston Library Gallery, through April 24

Ellsworth Kelly, an exhibition organized by Michele C. Quinn will be on display in the Marjorie Barrick Museum’s INNER GALLERY, through May 14. The works on view are generously on loan from Gemini G.E.L and several private Las Vegas collections.

Red, 2001 at the Marjorie Barrick Museum © Ellsworth Kelly and Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles

Red, 2001 on view at the Marjorie Barrick Museum © Ellsworth Kelly and Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles

Screening: Ellsworth Kelly: Fragments every Saturday, 1-2PM through May 14

Unseen Selections: Las Vegas Art Museum Collection, at the Marjorie Barrick Museum, through May 14

Philip Denker (recent nomad) at R. Cline Arts, through May. Open Preview Thursday and First Friday and by appointment.  All works were completed during his year long residency at the Roswell Artist in Residence Program.

Las Vegas News

Lucky DeBellevue and Miljohn Rupert will be the visiting artists-in-residence during the spring semester at UNLV. Look for lecture dates to be announced.

Contemporary Arts Center 27th Annual Juried Show, Guest Juror Mary Leigh Cherry of Cherry and Martin, deadline March 5 at 5 PM

Small Space Fest, Open Call for Artist Proposals for cross-disciplinary, site specific work, deadline March 6

Kristen Peterson writes about Roscoe Wilson’s exhibition at the CSN Artspace Gallery in the Las Vegas Weekly. Read here

Dawn Michelle Baude reviews Audrey Barcio’s Continual Eventual at the Rotunda Gallery here

Kristen Peterson interviews Dave Hickey in the Las Vegas Weekly here

Elsewhere

Join arts advocates from across the country on March 7-8, 2016 in Washington, DC for Americans for the Arts annual Arts Advocacy Day and make your voice heard! Arts Advocacy Day brings together America’s cultural and civic organizations, along with more than 500 grassroots advocates, to push developing strong public policies and increasing public funding for the arts. More event information here.

Matthew Couper, part of Molly Morpeth Canaday Award 2016 (winner of Akel Family Award) judge: Richard Fahey, Te koputu a te whanga a Toi-Whakatane Exhibition Centre, New Zealand, January 30 – March 10

Fay Ku, solo exhibition “Arcadia” at Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong, March 15-April 21

Sam Davis is exhibiting in the Texas Photographic Society Member’s Only Show at the Tammy Cromer-Campbell Photo Gallery in Longview Texas until March 18th

Dan Fischer, group exhibition Introspective at BravinLee ProgramsNew York, February 4 – March 19. Opening Reception, Thursday February 4

Javier Sanchez, group exhibition Typical, at the Buffalo Art Studios, through  March 26

Javier Sanches, Untitled from the exhibition Typical at the Buffalo Art Studios, New York

Javier Sanches, Untitled from the exhibition Typical at the Buffalo Art Studios, New York

Matthew Couper, group exhibition Laluzapalooza, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, March 4-27, Opening reception March 4, 8-11 PM

Matthew Couper, image courtesy La Luz de Jesus Gallery

Matthew Couper, Laluzapalooza, image courtesy La Luz de Jesus Gallery

Matthew Couper is in the group exhibition IMAGETEXTE 4 curated by Horst Haack at Galerie Topographie de l’Art, in Paris, France, through April 27

Cindy Rehm’s Love Letters is a project that invites participants to pen a letter to their favorite feminist. Collaborators are invited to profess their love, send words of support and encouragement, or unleash their feminist fury in a letter to a contemporary or historic feminist. Write a letter to your favorite feminist and send us a 300dpi scan to 1971loveletter@gmail.com by March 31. 

Daniel Samaniego, group exhibition Tight Ass: Labor Intensive Drawing and Realism curated by Brett Reichman at CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, through April 9, 2016.

Daniel Samaniego at CB1Gallery, Image courtesy Danielle Kelly

Daniel Samaniego at CB1Gallery, Image courtesy Danielle Kelly

Emotional Supply Chains, a group exhibition which includes David Raymond Conroy’s new video commission questioning the ethics of artist as tourist, created following time spent in Las Vegas as part of Zabludowicz Collection’s inaugural residency programme in November/December 2015. Zabludowicz Collection, London March 24- July 17

 

All images courtesy the artists unless otherwise noted.