Spring 2017 Exhibitions and Events

Las Vegas


Artist Talk with Allison Wiese, The 2017 National Artist-In-Residence at the Neon Museum on June 15.   from 6-7:30PM. Studio Open House on June 30.  


Allison Wiese, illuminated channel letter sign, 2017 Visiting Artist-In-Residence at the Neon Museum (Image courtesy the artist)


A Matter of Personality, Eric Burwell, Scott Grow, Camilla Quinn and Sean Slattery. If personality is defined as a set of distinctive traits and characteristics, then it certainly can serve as a descriptor of art.  The title comes from a statement made by Marcel Duchamp, a perceptive observer and seminal artist who stated, “Art is all a matter of personality.”  Whether the art establishes its own personality or it is reflective of the personality of the maker, the four artists whose work is part of this exhibition, offer a glimpse into the distinctive nature of their art. At the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, June 19-August 4, opening reception, June 16 4:30-6:30PM.


Valley of Faces: Pareidolia in the Basin and Range, group exhibition with Matthew Couper, Steve D. Craft, Natalie Delgado, Amanda Farrar, Jeannie Hua Ferguson, Myron Hensel, Bekah Just, Angee Jackson, Checko Salgado, Sean Slattery, Greg Telles, Justin-Aaron Velasco. Valley of Faces is located in the Basin and Range National Monument in the portion of the monument east of Highway 318. Hosted by the Friends of Basin and Range National MonumentJune 8 – July 13, 2017 at the Winchester Cultural Center Gallery


Tested Ground, Andreana Donahue, Alexa Hoyer, Joan Linder, Jenny Odell, Nicolas Shake at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art. a major artistic exploration of the ways in which our civilization uses the land around us for work, recreation, and waste disposal. Paying special attention to the region surrounding Las Vegas, five American and international artists use a variety of media to probe a relationship we sometimes take for granted. May 26-September 16. 


Alexa Hoyer, in Tested Ground at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art (image courtesy the artist and the MBMA)


Play On Gary, Play On, curated by D.K. Sole in the West Gallery at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, a meditation on the point in time between an action being anticipated and the moment when it is carried out. Imaginatively it reinterprets the delay through a series of objects from the Barrick’s Collection. May 26-September 16. 


University of Nevada Las Vegas BFA Exhibition at the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery through May 31.


Wendy Chambers, Exploratory Surgery at the Winchester Cultural Center Gallery, through June 1, 2017. 


Beads and Thread, national curated group exhibition of fiber arts, at Las Vegas City Hall Chamber Gallery, 495 S. Main Street (2nd floor). Through July 13. 


Masking, combines traditional Mexican masks with contemporary artwork to blur the lines between art and artifice, self and other, being and nonbeing. At the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, Michael C. and Mannetta Braunstein Gallery through December 2017. 


FIVE, the catalogue of last year’s Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art exhibition of the same name features the Setters + Nomads interview series 5 for Five and is now available for purchase at the museum. Designed by Ed Fuentes and Luis Carrillo and generously underwritten by Patrick Duffy. 


FIVE catalogues with Settlers + Nomads’ 5 for Five interview series at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art


Special performance of They Snowing and Pine Tree, two cherished choreographies by American modern dance icon Erick Hawkins at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art. Students from the UNLV Department of Dance will perform in Hawkins’ original costumes, courtesy of department chair Louis Kavouras and the Erick Hawkins West Institute. May 12, 7-8PM free and open to the public. 


May 12, special performance of modern dance icon Erick Hawkins’ works with original costumes at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art. (image courtesy the MBMA)


The College of Southern Nevada Fine Arts Gallery  presents its Annual Juried Student Exhibition juried by Las Vegas based artist David Ryan. Opening Friday, May 12, artist reception and gallery talk from 6-8 PM. On view through June 24. 


 Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here, curated by Lee Cannarozzo,  an exhibition of two complete editions of Salvador Dali illustrated artist books: The Divine Comedy written by Dante Alighieri and The Decameronwritten by Giovanni Boccaccio  in the Spring 2017 Teaching Gallery at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art at UNLV. Through May 13, 2017 


Process, featuring work by: John Bauer, Christopher Duncan, Kara Joslyn, Lester Monzon, Julie Oppermann, Kim Rugg, Christopher Russell, Heidi Schwegler, Meghan Smythe, and Ryan Wallace. Curated by Matthew Gardocki, Process is a showcase of ten contemporary American artists who are reshaping the Process Art tradition into a profound expression of twenty-first century studio practice.  Through May 13 , 2017


Kara Joslyn, in Process at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art (image courtesy the artist and the Barrick Museum)


Tilting The Basin: Contemporary Art of Nevada in Las Vegas. The Art Museum at Symphony Park (AMSP), the group advancing a future art museum in Las Vegas, and Reno-based Nevada Museum of Art, have partnered to present an exhibition of over thirty artists showcasing the vibrant creative fabric binding the Silver State in a downtown Las Vegas pop-up gallery. First Friday Open House, April 14 and May 5, 6-9 PM. Community Days, Saturday April 15 and May 13, 10AM-4PM. 


Still from documentation of Justin Favela’s Family Fiesta, on view at Tilting the Basin in Las Vegas (image courtesy the artist and Nevada Museum of Art)


Jennifer Kleven, Justin Favela, Krystal Ramirez, Mikayla Whitmore, Gracias – Thank You – Have a Nice Day at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery through May 24. 


Mikayla Whitmore, from Gracias, Thank You, Have a Nice Day at the Nevada Humanities Gallery (image courtesy the artist)


Lance Smith, For Always, at the Winchester Cultural Center Gallery through April 8.


Lance Smith, from For Always at the Winchester Cultural Center Gallery (image courtesy the artist)


Josh Azzarella Screening Program at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art. Azzarella creates videos and photographs that explore the power of context in the authorship of memory, oftentimes utilizing seminal moments in pop culture and news media to create accessible confrontations with historiography. Screenings occur every Thursday (4-7 p.m.) and Saturday (1 p.m. and 3 p.m.), and by appointment in the Barrick Museum Auditorium. Recurring dates: April 1, 8, and 15. 


​Josh Azzarella Screening Program at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art (image courtesy the artist and the Barrick Museum)


Panel Discussion: Artist As Culture Producer, Sharon Louden returns to Las Vegas for her second book tour and a panel discussion at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art on April 10 at 7PM. With Las Vegas artists Andreana Donahue, Justin Favela and Wendy Kveck and New York-based artist Clarity Haynes. Moderated by the Barrick’s Alisha Kerlin. Book signing and reception follow. Free and open to the public.


Clarity Haynes, Leonora, Haynes is participating in the Artist as Culture Producer panel at the Barrick Museum (image courtesy the artist)


Light Play by Robot Army, at the College of Southern Nevada Fine Arts Gallery through April 29.


Aaron Sheppard, Sensitive White Boy Syndrome, mixed media collages at Sin City Gallery, through April 29. 


Aaron Sheppard, Sensitive White Boy Syndrome at Sin City Gallery in Las Vegas (image courtesy the artist)


Maureen Halligan, SEE THE FOREST at the Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery. Closing reception May 5, 6-8PM.


Maureen Halligan at the Rotunda Gallery (image courtesy the artist)


Call for Proposals


Los Angeles Valley College Art Gallery call for submissions for solo and group exhibitions for the 2018-19 academic year. Deadline June 5. More information here. 

Habitable Spaces is thrilled to invite applications to their second official open-call residency program. Artists, builders and makers are encouraged to submit a project proposal for a 3-month stay at Habitable Spaces this fall (October-December, flexible). The successful applicant will be able to pursue a project of their own design, which contributes to our community farm of artists, WWOOFers, other volunteers, and the wider local area of Kingsbury, Texas. If you, a group, or collective wish to pursue this opportunity then please read the information below and submit an application using our online form.  Applications are due on June 15th, with notification by July 15.

The College of Southern Nevada, Department of Fine Arts, Art & Art History Program is currently accepting exhibition proposals for its 2018 – 2019 Exhibition Season for the College’s Fine Arts Gallery and Artspace Gallery. Solo and group exhibitions of all media and genre will be considered. Deadline September 15. More information here. 

National Artist Residency at The Neon Museum in Las Vegas June 1 – 30… $1,000 honorarium, accommodation and studio space plus travel cost assistance. Open to artists based in the U.S. – deadline April 14. Full details here.


The Neon Museum in Las Vegas is accepting applications for its June Artist-In-Residence program.




Mermaids + Matadoras,  Aaron Sheppard, June 17, 5-8PM. Joshua Tree, California. 


Mermaid Parade in Joshua Tree, CA 2016 (Image courtesy Mikayla Whitmore and Las Vegas Weekly)


Ciné-concert: Contemporary Experiments in Animation  screening organized by Sharon Louden in collaboration with Head of Film, Peggy Parsons, at the National Gallery of Art. Abstract animations by eleven artists are set to music by composer and pianist Andrew Simpson. Sharon Louden, Catherine Borg, Rico Gatson, David Brody, Amy Yoes, Jodie Mack, Sean Capone, Van McElwee, Marcin Giżycki, Kate Shepherd, and Anna K. E. May 6 at 2PM in the East Building Auditorium. 


Amy Yoes: Sightlines. Stop-motion animation video at the National Gallery of Art. (image courtesy the artist)


Javier Sanchez, Maso at CEPA Gallery’s Big Orbit Project Space, in Buffalo New York. His site specific video installation that reflects on notions of mythology and cultural identity is on view through May 7. 


Sharon Louden moderates a conversation with artist-contributors Jean Shin, Morehshin Allahyari and Shinique Smith from The Artist as Culture Producer with The 8th Floor‘s Artistic Director Sara Reisman on the occasion of their current exhibition, The Intersectional Self. Book signing to follow. Click here for more information about the event and here for more book tour and event dates. May 11. 


Deborah Aschheim, image from the The Zeitgeist Series, highly detailed pen and ink drawings of the people and events that defined 1967, part of the Art on Market Street Poster Series, commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission in conjunction with the regional 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. The series features three artists who reexamine this historic event through a contemporary lens.  Through May 12.


Deborah Aschheim, Zeitgeist Series, San Francisco Arts Commission Market Street Poster Series (Image courtesy the artist)


Mark Brandvik and Courtney Asztelos, 4 Queens, at the Front Gallery in New Orleans. May 13-June 4, and Friend of a Friend at The Draw Gallery in Appleton, Wisconsin through  June 25.  


Fay Ku, group exhibition Outcasts: Women in the Wilderness at Wave Hill’s Glyndor Gallery . Artist conversation with the co-curators Deborah Frizzel and Harry J. Weil on Sunday, May 21 at 1pm.  Through  July 9. And Xanadu: Land of Enchantment  at the President’s Gallery at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, located at 899 Tenth Avenue, 6th Floor, Manhattan through June 2.


Fay Ku, Les Belles Images II at John Jay College, New York (image courtesy the artist)


Christopher Carroll and Lilly McElroy, at Practice Gallery in Philadelphia, through May 21. 


Christopher Carroll and Lilly McElroy at Practice Gallery in Philadelphia (courtesy Practice Gallery)


Justin Favela,  Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place at the Denver Art Museum through October 22. 


Catherine Borg and Lake Newton are showing video work in the screening On Demand, part of the second annual Light City Baltimore festival, running from March 31 through April 8 in the Inner Harbor and throughout the city. The evening celebration of light and its companion series of daytime innovation conferences — the Labs@LightCity — will prominently feature UMBC faculty, staff, students and alumni as artists and thought leaders. 


Catherine Borg, Faces of Liberty, at the Light City “On Demand” screening. (image courtesy Stephanie Barber)


Sam Davis, Retroactive: 10 Years of Science Fiction at Orange Coast College through April 8. 


Sam Davis, Retroactive: 10 Years of Science Fiction at Orange Coast College (image courtesy the artist)


Yo Fukui, Hey Yo! at RYU Gallery Fujinomiya city, Japan through April 9.


Yo Fukui at RYU Gallery in Fujinomiya City (image courtesy the artist)


Storytellers, curated by Andreana Donahue and Tim Ortiz of Disparate Minds, at LAND Gallery in Brooklyn, though April 19. 


Morgan Hamilton: Let’s Write a Bill at Practice Gallery in Philadelphia, April 30th, 2017



Title image, Javier Sanchez  from Maso, 2017. Image courtesy the artist 



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