Correction, Oct. 10., 2022—We incorrectly reported that Kyle Karrash was a student in the University of Nevada, Reno’s MFA program. He is actually a graduate of the program.
Rossitza Todorova is Reno’s new City Artist
The City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission has appointed Rossitza Todorova as the third Reno City Artist. Todorova is a Professor of Art at Truckee Meadows Community College. She received her BFA from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2005 and her MFA from Arizona State University in 2013. During her tenure as City Artist, which will last through December 2023, she plans to have a solo exhibition and curate a group exhibition, both at the Metro Gallery in Reno City Hall.
TMCC hires Kyle Karrasch as Galleries Curator
Truckee Meadows Community College has hired a new Galleries Curator, Kyle Karrasch, an artist who received his MFA from the University of Nevada, Reno. Karrash started in his post last week. He oversees the TMCC Main Gallery and the college’s four hallway exhibition spaces—the Red Mountain Gallery, Red Mountain Student Gallery, Atrium Gallery, and Erik Lauritzen Gallery.
Las Vegas relief grants for the arts due Oct. 20
The City of Las Vegas Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs has opened a pandemic relief grant for individual artists and non-profit arts and culture organizations. “These rescue funds are intended to mitigate financial hardship from the COVID-19 pandemic due to declines in revenue or profits,” reads the prospectus. Applications are due Oct. 20. Prospectus and info here.
Makerspace Manager job open in Sparks
The Generator is hiring a full-time Makerspace Manager. The job description reads, in part, “The Makerspace Shop Manager works with the Facilities Director as the Makerspace Facilities Team to maintain responsibility for the general upkeep and maintenance of the building, shop spaces and tools.” Info here.
National opportunities with fall deadlines
Creative Capital has posted its fall list of opportunities for artists including residencies, grants, and open calls with deadlines in October and November. Highlights: “The Bennett Prize which supports a woman painter working in figurative realism with a $50,000 stipend total over two years; the new Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grant cycle, providing grants of up to $5,000 to professional dancers in need; and Hyperallergic’s Journalism Fellowship for Curators which comes with $5,000 to support research and writing.” The list is here.
Cover image: Rossitza Todorova at the Reno Tahoe International Art Show in September. Photo: Kris Vagner