Spring 2018 Exhibitions and Events

Las Vegas

11 Artists, 10 Prints, 1 Museum at MCQ Fine Art downtown. Exhibition and event celebrating the publication of a fine art print portfolio featuring ten (10) unique prints by eleven (11) Las Vegas artists, to benefit the Art Museum at Symphony Park. All sales of the boxed suites of prints will benefit the Art Museum At Symphony Park.  Additional works on view by the participating artists. Opening reception and portfolio launch event on February 7 from 6-9PM. 

The Art Museum at Symphony Park Print Portfolio at MCQ Fine Art. Works by Linda Alterwitz, Tim Bavington and Sush Machida Gaikotsu, Erik Beehn, Justin Favela, Shawn Hummel, Wendy Kveck, Krystal Ramirez, JK Russ, David Ryan, and Sean Slattery. Image courtesy MCQ Fine Art.


UNLV MFA Spring Midway and Thesis Exhibitions:

January 28 – Feb 10 Holly Lay Midway Exhibition Grant Hall Gallery. Closing reception February 9, 6-9PM.

January 28-Feb 10 Brandon Lacow Thesis Exhibition, “On the Fence” at the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery. Closing reception February 9, 6-9PM.

February 11 – Feb 24 Douglas Emery Midway Exhibition Grant Hall Gallery 

Feb 26 – March 10 Cory McMahon Thesis Exhibition Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery

Mar 11 – March 24 Ali Fathollahi Midway Exhibition Grant Hall Gallery

March 12-March 24 Ed Fuentes Thesis Exhibition Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery

April 15-21 Nanda Sharif-Pour Midway Exhibition Grant Hall Gallery

Check this link for future updates about artist reception dates. 


Holly Lay, Midway Exhibition at Grant Hall Gallery, UNLV. Image courtesy the artist. 

Lia Lowenthal, UNLV Department of Art, Spring 2018 Artist-in-Residence will give an artist’s talk on April 12, at 7PM n the Barrick Museum of Art Auditorium.

Plural, a group exhibition at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, featuring artworks from the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art’s permanent collection that explore complex aspects of human identity through a range of traditional and unconventional media. Memory, passion, voice, excess, race, gender, and intersectionality are all brought into question as we search for ways in which a museum collection can reflect our own multifaceted understanding of what we are. This exhibition features artwork by China Adams, Linda Alterwitz, Audrey Barcio, Tim Bavington, Elizabeth Blau, Catherine Borg, Diane Bush, Gig Depio, Andreana Donahue, Jacqueline Ehlis, Justin Favela, Ash Ferlito with Matt Taber, Noelle Garcia, Nancy Good, Maureen Halligan, Clarity Haynes, Stephen Hendee, Brent Holmes, Bobbie Ann Howell, Alexa Hoyer, Eri King, Branden Koch, Fay Ku, Wendy Kveck, Eric LoPresti​, Julie Oppermann, Tom Pfannerstill, Krystal Ramirez, Kim Rugg, JK Russ, Sean Russell, Daniel Samaniego, Aaron Sheppard, Sean Slattery, Lance Smith, Brent Sommerhauser, Laurens Tan, Ryan Wallace, Mary Warner, Mikayla Whitmore, Thomas Ray Willis, Amy Yoes, and Almond Zigmund. February 2 – May 12, 2018.  Opening reception February 9, 5-9PM. Walk across campus to the Donna Beam Gallery and Grant Hall Gallery for Brandon Lacow and Holly Lay’s closing receptions, while across the way the Lied Library opens Building Las Vegas, a historical examination of the city’s architecture curated by Aaron Mayes. Related programming: Julie Opperman in February, Lance Smith in March, Chris Coy curated screening,  Catherine Borg screening and lecture, and Noelle Garcia workshop in April. See the Barrick website for more details on these events and other related programming. 


Catherine Borg, from her project Scouted, on view in Plural at the Barrick. Screening and lecture on April 11. Image courtesy the artist and the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art. 


Sean Slattery, The First 100 Days at the Winchester Cultural Center GalleryFebruary 28–March 30, 2018. Opening Reception/Artist Talk: Thursday, March 1, 5:30-7:30


Sean Slattery, The First Hundred Days at the Winchester Cultural Center. Image courtesy the artist. 


The Neon Museum call for applications for their National Artist Residency 2018 is February 9th. Application here. Read Andreana Donahue’s interview with last year’s artist-in-residence Allison Wiese here. 

Artist reception on February 22 6-7PM with artist Camilla Quinn, celebrating her Windows on First installation, Appropriation, available to view 24 hours a day at Las Vegas City Hall through March 1, 2018. 495 S. Main Street, 89101. 

Lance L. Smith, Moral Monsters at the city hall Chamber Gallery. Confronted by those who would deny his humanity and a growing neglect of the heart, James Baldwin almost quietly announced the rise of moral monsters within America: “I’m terrified at the moral apathy — the death of the heart which is happening in my country. These people have deluded themselves for so long, that they really don’t think I’m human. I base this on their conduct, not on what they say, and this means that they have become, in themselves, moral monsters.” Lance L. Smith presents small works in charcoal and oil paint exploring moral apathy, race, and conflict. Opening reception February 15, 4-6PM. Through March 27th, 2018.  495 S. Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89101. 

Stephanie Serpick, A New Fall at the College of Southern Nevada Fine Arts Gallery.  Serpick’s newest work represents a place for grief, depression or isolation on panels representing unmade beds, tossed sheets, and the absence of any human evidence. Through March 10.

Register for the Altered Landscapes, the national printmaking conference hosted by SGC International in Las Vegas this spring April 4-7. SGCI 2018 Altered Landscapes brings together printmakers from around the world to explore the tension between reality and representation; alteration and reincarnation; ventures and adventures; construction and decay. Altered Landscapes will capture the spirit of Las Vegas’s perpetual reinvention. Through dialogue and demonstrations, Altered Landscapes will explore transformations in artist attitudes towards the natural environment and printmaking’s evolving roles in creative and social practice.

SAVE THE DATE! The 2018 Believer Festival is in Las Vegas April 13-14. The festival is “a two-day roving celebration of writing, music and the visual arts.” Check the Black Mountain Institute website March 5 for this year’s full line-up. 

UNLV 2018 BFA Exhibition at the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery and Grant Hall Gallery. Public Presentations, April 27 at 6PM at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art Auditorium, Artists’ Reception 7-9 PM. 

Settlers + Nomads is honored to be part of this amazing artist-centered online project Common Field.  Common Field is “a national network of independent visual arts organizations and organizers that connects, supports, and advocates for the artist-centered field. Founded in 2013 and launched in 2015, the Common Field network has 700+ members across 43 states. Programs include national convenings, grants, research, resources, forums, meet-ups and advocacy. Our vision is to increase understanding, involvement and knowledge of artists organizations and their value, and increase their capacity through national connectivity, dialog understanding and support.”



Surface Design Association Calls for Fiber Artists: The Art of Labor (deadline April 6) and Future Tense II, deadline May 1. 

Mosaïkó by Catherine Fairbanks at A-B Projects at Scripps College, Claremont, CA. Through February 9. 

Cathy Fairbanks at AB Projects, Scripps College

Clarity Haynes: Baba Na Gig, at the Kniznick Gallery, Brandeis University Women’s Studies Research Center Epstein Building,Waltham, MA. Through February 16In this solo exhibition by Clarity Haynes at the Kniznick Gallery at Brandeis University, large-scale painted portraits depicts the history of displaying social power through the painted portrait. Artist lecture and reception February 6 at 5PM. 

Cindy Rehm and Sara Fowler, Feminist Love Letters at ICA LA on February 11, 1-4PM. In 1971 Nancy Spero sent Lucy Lippard a letter with the simple but impassioned message: “The enemies of women’s liberation in the arts will be crushed. Love Nancy.” This note serves as the inspiration for Feminist Love Letters, a project that invites participants to profess their love, send words of support and encouragement, or unleash their feminist fury in a letter to a contemporary or historic feminist. The artists will provide papers, pens, and stickers to accommodate your epistolary declarations. All letters will be documented and archived at http://feministloveletters.tumblr.com.

Letter to Kathleen Hanna from Eliza Henderson. From feministloveletters.tumbler.com

Sharon Louden, a 2017-18 Sharpe-Walentas studio program  awardee. Open studios at the Sharpe-Walentas Residency Program in DUMBO, Brooklyn are scheduled for April 27-29th, 2018. 

Sharon Louden, installation-in-progress at the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program. Image Sharon Louden


Daniel Samaniego and Wendy Kveck, Pageant, at Linder Gallery, Keystone College, LaPlume, Pennsylvania. February 19-March 30th. Artists’ talk and reception on February 22 at 4PM. 

Matthew Couper, The 26th Annual Wallace Art Awards, Academy Galleries, Wellington, NZ, February 19 – March 25. Disruptions: La Integridad de las Diferencias, Decentered Gallery, Puebla, México, through Mar 2, 2018

Audrey Barcio, Under Influence, at Tube Factory, Indianapolis, Indiana. Her new series of paintings examine where the heritage of Modernism intersects with the tools of the Virtual Industrial Age. Through April 14. 

Audrey Barcio, Untitled, 2017, acrylic and flashe on canvas, 60×50. Image courtesy the artist. 


Justin Favela, Shonky, The Aesthetics of Awkwardness, travels to Dundee Contemporary Arts. Arakawa and Gins; Cosima von Bonin; Niki de Saint Phalle; Benedict Drew; Justin Favela; Duggie Fields; Louise Fishman; Friedensreich Hundertwasser; Kate Lepper; Andrew Logan; Plastique Fantastique; Jacolby Satterwhite; Tim Spooner and John Walter. March 10-May 17. 

Craig Colorusso, in AWOL: Art Without Limits for the Ent Center for the Arts in Colorado Springs. Colorusso created a new work as part of his MOON PHASES series – Moon Pod – for a one-year period of installation (January – December, 2018). The sculpture is a sound art work that will play music based on the fullness of the moon, beginning in silence with the New Moon and slowly filling with sonic density, adding notes until at its fullest during the Full Moon. The artist’s Sun Boxes will also be installed in varying configurations across the landscape surrounding the Ent Center for the Arts over the one year period, inviting cross-disciplinary responses from a range of UCCS and community artists, dancers, performers, musicians, and yoginis. 

Craig Colorusso, Moon Pod, Ent Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs. Image courtesy the artist. 

Title image: Justin Favela, “Floor Nachos,” Cardboard, paper, glue and found objects. 2017 (Image courtesy the artist) 



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