Fundraiser open for Reno artist Joe C Rock

Reno painter and muralist Joe C Rock recently lost his sister, Melissa, to cancer. Joe and his mother, who now have custody of Melissa’s four children, have announced that they are gratefully welcoming donations to assist with funeral expenses and living costs for their family. You can donate here.


Seven Magic Mountains to undergo maintenance

The Nevada Museum of Art announced that Seven Magic Mountains will undergo routine maintenance starting on Monday, Aug. 1. The current time estimate for repairs is approximately a month. Visitors will be welcome to visit the site (which is located located approximately 10 miles south of the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and St. Rose Parkway in Henderson) but will need to remain behind a barrier while the repairs are taking place.


Sierra Arts announces visual arts grant winners

Sierra Arts Foundation announced on July 19 that it has awarded $1,000 grants to three Reno-area visual artists—Lisa Carney (photography), Nick Noyes (2D), and Hannah Fridholm (3D). The grantees were honored with an exhibition of their work, which is on display in our ANNEX gallery until the end of July.


Sierra Arts literary grants open

Sierra Arts Foundation’s Grants for Literary Artists are open through Aug. 31. The Reno-based organization will grant three $1,000 awards, one in each of these categories: poetry and prose; novels and short stories; playwriting and screenplays. Info here.



Creative Capital releases late-summer opportunities list

Creative Capital published a list of art opportunities with August and September deadlines on July 26. The list includes a Corning Museum of Glass BIPOC Residency for artists interested in glassmaking, a residency at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, and several more residencies, grants, and awards. The list is here.

“Flashlight” Sculptor Claes Oldenburg Dies at 93

The New York Times reported on July 18, “Claes Oldenburg, the Swedish-born American Pop artist known for his monumental sculptures of everyday objects, died on Monday at his home and studio in the SoHo section of Manhattan. He was 93.” Oldenburg’s most visible Nevada connection is his giant flashlight sculpture, made in collaboration with Coosje Van Bruggen, which has resided on UNLV’s campus since 1981. (Photo borrowed from the UNLV College of Fine Arts Newsletter.)

Cover photo: Courtesy Nevada Museum of Art

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