UNR’s Lilley Museum names new director

The Lilley Museum of Art at the University of Nevada, Reno has a new director, Stephanie Gibson. She started on Jan. 23. She holds an MA in Art History with a focus on contemporary photography from Concordia University and worked for Nevada Humanities for several years, first as Program Manager and then as Assistant Director. The Lilley’s previous director, Vivian Zavataro, is now the director of the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University in Kansas.


New hire + a promotion at NMA

Colin M. Robertson has been appointed Senior Vice President of Education and Research at the Nevada Museum of Art. He worked for the museum as Curator of Education from 2008-16, and was recently an administrator of outdoor recreation for the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Robertson replaces Claire Muñoz, who has been promoted to Vice President of Museum Advancement and Deputy Director.


2 residencies open in Great Basin National Park 

The Great Basin National Park Foundation-University of Nevada, Reno Artist-in-Residence Program at Great Basin National Park is now open. The Artist-in-Residence will receive a $500 honorarium and will be expected to present one public program in the park and one in their own community. Info here.

The park’s Darwin Lambert Artist-in-Residence Program, which offers artists furnished accommodation for one to three weeks, is also open. Info here.

The deadline for both residencies is March 1.


AREA15 to expand

AREA15 announced plans on Jan. 24 for a 20-acre expansion. The Las Vegas arts and entertainment complex plans to add more than 450,000 square feet of retail, office and residential space; a new, year-round horror entertainment experience; and access to the Boeing 747 that that artist Ken Feldman and team brought to Burning Man in 2016, which AREA15 purchased in 2022.


National grant for artist who are parents

Applications for the Sustainable Arts Foundation’s grant for artists who are parents opened today. The foundation will award 20 $5,000 in unrestricted funds to visual artists and writers with children. Selections are based almost exclusively on “the strength of the submitted portfolio.” Application here.


Cover photo courtesy AREA15.

Stephanie Gibson photo: Jessi LeMay

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