Nevada Arts Council Project Grant open
The Nevada Arts Council’s latest round of Project Grant for Artists opened on April 3. The grant is a $3,000 award to Nevada artists for specific projects including art exhibitions, performances, readings, concerts, the creation of art, portfolio creation, and marketing/promotional activities related to an arts project. The deadline is May 31. Application here.
Sierra Arts Visual Arts Grant open
The Sierra Arts Grant for Visual Artists opened on April 1. Sierra Arts will award three $1,000 awards—one each to artists who work in 2D, 3D, and photography. Applicants must be located in Nevada and within 200 miles of Sierra Arts, which is in downtown Reno. The submission deadline is May 31. Application here.
New Mark Twain mural in Carson City
Carson City has a new mural—a portrait of Mark Twain painted by Jamie Vincek from Ely. It’s located on the Robinson Street exterior wall of the Nevada State Museum. In the portrait, Twain sits in front of a bookcase full of his literary works, holding a frog. The mural was commissioned by Visit Carson City’s Arts & Culture Program and installed in conjunction with the upcoming Mark Twain Days Festival April 21-23.
Nevada State Museum hires 2 new staffers
The Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas has hired Jordan R. Canal as the curator responsible for programming and education. She has an MA in arts administration from the Savannah College of Art and Design, and she has worked on arts programming in Texas, Ohio, and New Mexico.
Melanie Coffee is the new registrar. Her duties will include stewarding and supporting academic access to the permanent collection. In recent years, she has worked at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, the Liberace Foundation, and The Neon Museum.
Barrick Museum acquires works by Picasso, Chagall + Rockwell
Collectors Brenda and Russell Frank have donated 12 pieces by Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, and Norman Rockwell to the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art at UNLV. College of Fine Arts Dean Nancy Usher hosted a small reception at the museum on March 27 to celebrate the acquisition. The newly acquired works can be viewed here.