Ah’ Wah Nee catalog now available

Late in November, the Donna Beam Gallery and the Department of Art at UNLV announced that the catalog for Ah’-Wah-Nee—the 2021 exhibition and symposium on Indigenous women artists—is now available online.

The catalog, available here, includes a curator’s introduction by Fawn Douglas, an essay by Dr. Erika Gisela Abad, images by Mikayla Whitmore. It was designed by Chloe Bernardo.


Elko Mayor’s Arts Awards announced

The Elko Mayor’s Arts Awards were announced this week. The winners are:

Individual Artist—Larry Hyslop, retired Great Basin College professor and proprietor of Raven Blackware Potter

Arts Educator—John Patrick Rice, Department Chair of the Theater Arts Department at Great Basin College and cofounder of the Elko Arts and Culture Advisory Board

Arts Organization—Silver Stage Players, Elko’s oldest performing arts organization in Elko, founded in 1936

Service to the Arts—Curtis Calder, retiring Elko City Manager


CCAI launches soccer poster fundraiser

The Capital City Arts Initiative is holding an online fundraiser of art posters commissioned by FIFA for the 2010 World Cup games in South Africa, in conjunction with the games currently underway in Qatar.

FIFA commissioned 17 artists from around the world to create images of the 2010 World Cup, and CCAI has a premier collection of the posters, all certified. They measure 38.58” x 26.25.” All are framed and protected with plexiglass and priced at $150 plus shipping. To purchase, contact info@arts-initiative.org

The poster designers come from around the globe and include major artists such as South Africa’s William Kentridge and Ethiopian-American Julie Mehretu.


New art in Reno by Mike Burke

Reno’s newest public art installation is a trio of colorful steel sculptures of hot air balloons, titled “Rising Together,” by Mike Burke. The structures were designed to celebrate The Great Reno Balloon Race, held each September.⁠ They’re located in Somersett West Park, located on Hawk Meadow Trail, off of Somersett Parkway. 

Photo courtesy of Mike Burke, via the City of Reno


Nolan Preece featured in new book

Nolan Preece, Reno photographer and retired TMCC art professor, is featured in the new how-to book The Experimental Darkroom. You can find Preece in the chapter on chemigrams, a process of camera-less images made in the darkroom, which he helped pioneer. (Preece’s chemigrams are on view at Stremmel Gallery through Dec. 23, and his recent Double Scoop Q+A with Chris Lanier is here.)


Reno Arts + Culture Grants announced

On Dec. 14, the Reno City Council approved $76,265 in Arts and Culture Grants for 2023. The recipients are:

KWNK Reno Community Radio (Reno Bike Project)—$5,897.50

The Holland Project—$5,740.00

Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts—$5,722.50

Reno Chamber Orchestra—$5,635.00

Note-Able Music Therapy Services—$5,600.00

Arts for All Nevada—$5,512.50

Reno Little Theater—$5,425.00

Nevada Gay Men’s Chorus—$5,390.00

Sierra Nevada Ballet—$5,390.00

Reno Philharmonic Association—$5,320.00

Reno Jazz Orchestra—$5,320.00

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival—$5,250.00

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre—$5,092.50

Northern Nevada Rural Concert Initiative—$4,970.00


Teaching Artist contracts open in Reno

Arts for All Nevada is seeking contract Teaching Artists for classes, camps, and workshops in schools and other community facilities in Washoe County. The job description reads, in part, “The ideal candidate would have a minimum of two years’ experience teaching art to kids, exceptional organization skills, and the ability to create curriculum that enables children to learn different arts skills in a variety of mediums.” More info here.

Posted by Kris Vagner

Kris Vagner is Double Scoop’s Editor & Publisher.