UNLV MFA applications open

The UNLV Department of Art’s application cycle for the fall 2023 MFA Program in Art is open. The call reads, in part,”We are seeking applications that present unique perspectives, rigorous artistic skill and research, and a potential for dynamic growth. We welcome artists from diverse backgrounds who want to participate in the dialogues within contemporary art and culture and the creation of powerful sensory experiences and shared knowledge through art practice and exhibition.” Applications are due Feb. 1, 2023. Info here.

Nevada Arts Council grant for artists closes next week

The current application round for the Nevada Arts Council’s Project Grant for Artists closes on Oct. 28. The grant is for up to $3,000 for projects by individual artists. Examples of eligible projects include art exhibitions, performances, readings, concerts, the creation of art, recording, filming, portfolio creation, and marketing/promotional activities related to an arts project. Info here.

UNR School of the Arts job open

The School of the Arts at UNR has a position open for Special Events Program Coordinator.  The job description reads, in part, “The Program Coordinator, Special Events plans, organizes and coordinates programs produced by SOTA’s Office of Public Programs and Engagement.” Info here.

Submissions open for teen art competition

The Nevada Museum of Art announced on Oct. 18 that entries have opened for Northern Nevada middle- and high school students for the annual Scholastic Art Awards. Winning artworks will be exhibited at the Sheppard Contemporary Gallery at UNR and the Nevada Museum of Art. An awards ceremony will take place at UNR on Feb. 16. Info here.

For young artists in Southern Nevada the submission process is open through Dec.15, and the awards ceremony is scheduled for Jan. 28 at Springs Preserve. Info here.

Nevada State Museum hires new curator

The Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas announced on Oct. 17 that it has hired Josef Diaz as the new Curator of History and Material Culture. The press release reads, in part, “His work includes preservation, research, and programming of state’s collection of artifacts focusing on Southern Nevada and the surrounding regions. … Mr. Diaz’s background includes over fifteen years’ experience in curation, fundraising, exhibition development, and museum administration.” Diaz has held positions at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art and New Mexico History Museum, both in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Cover image: Josef Diaz is the new Curator of History and Material Culture at the Nevada State Museum. Photo courtesy Nevada State Museum

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