Nevada Arts Council announces 2023 Visual Arts Fellows
The Nevada Arts Council announced the 2023 Visual Arts Fellows on June 7—Jeffrey Burden, Gig Depio, Bobbie Ann Howell, and Brent Holmes (a Double Scoop contributor) from Las Vegas and Glynn Cartledge and Miya Hannan from Reno. Each artist will receive a $5,000 award for excellence.
The NAC’s 2024 fellowships will be awarded to literary and performing artists. Applications opened May 29 and will close July 5. The application is here.
Artown announces youngest poster artist ever
Artown announced on June 6 that its 2023 poster artist is Nusra Juma, 15, a former refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The press release reads, in part, “The youngest Artown commissioned artist in the organization’s history, Juma was awarded $3,000 for her vivid painting depicting a woman in colorful traditional African attire dancing against the backdrop of a vibrant Reno sunset.” More info about Artown, Reno’s monthlong summer art festival, here.
Transfix closes ahead of schedule
Transfix, the ambitious, high-tech immersive art installation outside of Resorts World on the Las Vegas Strip, closed on June 2 citing a failure to sell enough tickets to cover its costs. Employees were terminated via email with a few hours notice. Organizers have not posted a public statement about refunds for ticket holders, but at least two social media users have reported receiving letters stating that refunds will be issued. The installation was initially slated to be open through fall.
National art opportunities with summer deadlines
Creative Capital’s list of Artist Opportunities with deadlines in June and July includes grants and residencies for visual artists, musicians, playwrights, filmmakers, curators, and other professionals. The list is here.
Cover image: Gig Depio in his studio in 2022. File photo: Kris Vagner