Melissa Melero-Moose’s work on view at National Gallery
Melissa Melero-Moose of Sparks—a Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe member and co-founder of Great Basin Native Artists—is part of the new exhibition The Land Carries Our Ancestors: Contemporary Art by Native Americans at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. The exhibition, curated by artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, showcases works by approximately 50 Native artists from across the United States. It’s on view through Jan. 15.
Elko seeking art award nominees
From the Elko Arts and Culture Facebook page: “The City of Elko, the office of Mayor Reece Keener, and the Elko Arts & Culture Advisory Board are seeking nominations for the 2023 Mayor’s Arts Awards. Please consider nominating your favorite artist or organizations [that] have made significant contributions to the culture and awesome way of life we enjoy in Elko!” Nominations are due by Oct. 26. The nomination form is here.
City of Reno seeks new art committee members
“The RACC serves as the designated driver and facilitator of programs, policies and practices that support Reno’s arts and cultural vibrancy. … The purpose of the Public Art Committee is to express in a visible way the pride in and commitment to the arts by the City of Reno, and to share that attitude among all its citizens and visitors.”
Applications are due Oct. 9. The application form is here.
City of Reno announces new art equity grant
The City of Reno now has an Equity Expansion Grant for arts and culture organizations. From the City’s Sept. 25 Arts & Culture Update newsletter: The grant prioritizes “organizations historically facing social, financial, and/or geographic barriers. The grant prioritizes projects and activities that are by and for American Indian and Alaska Native, Arab and Middle Eastern, Asian and Pacific Islander, Black and African American, Hispanic and Latinx, LGBTQIA+, disabled, youth, seniors, and access-challenged communities.” Applicants can request up to $4,000, with no cash match required, for projects that occur between Jan. 1 and April 30, 2024. The application deadline is Nov. 30. Information here.