GBNA artists exhibit in Bishop, CA

The Great Basin Native Artists, a collective of Indigenous artists in Nevada and surrounding states, has a group exhibition at the Owens Valley Paiute-Shoshone Cultural Center in Bishop, California. Featured artists include Loretta Burden, Karma Henry, Micqaela Jones, Jack Malotte, Melissa Melero-Moose, Lyn Risling and Topah Spoonhunter. The exhibition, “Indigenous Art of the Great Basin,” will be on display through Nov. 24. More info here.



Phyllis Shafer retires from LTCC

Landscape painter and Lake Tahoe Community College Professor Phyllis Shafer posted this announcement on Facebook last week: “It’s official. I am retiring from my teaching position at Lake Tahoe Community College. 27 years and so many incredible memories. So many talented and hard-working colleagues. And, most importantly, so many amazing students, many of which are still my good friends. Thank you for such a rewarding career.”


Reno art commission reappoints Erik Fong

At a June 2 city council meeting where several citizens were appointed to various boards and commissions, the Reno Arts and Culture Commission reappointed Erik Fong, extending his term through June 2024. Fong is a partner and Principal Architect at OneStudio D+A, a member of the Reno Midtown Rotary Club, and the current Vice Chair of the Public Art Committee.

Art + Environment Conference, canceled in 2020, takes a new form in 2021

A year after its 2020 Art + Environment Conference was canceled, The Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art announced the 2021 Art + Environment Season. The CA+E’s website reads, “The three-month season of virtual programs brings together prominent artists, art historians, and critics who have shaped the pioneering genre, alongside contemporary artists, scholars, and social activists who are exploring “what’s next?” as they push the boundaries of the field.” More info here.

Cover image—courtesy Erik Fong.

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Posted by Kris Vagner

Kris Vagner is Double Scoop’s Editor & Publisher.