UNLV seeks artists-in-residence

The Department of Art at UNLV is accepting applications for its Virtual Artist-In-Residence program, a 20-day engagement in 2021 with a $10K honorarium. While there are no formal teaching requirements, artists in residence will engage with students and host events such as exhibitions, lectures, etc. Residency terms will follow all pandemic-related health mandates. Applications are due Feb. 7.

Relief grant for Latinx artists to open in April

The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) has a call out for Latinx artists, cultural workers and arts organizations to apply for emergency grants through its Actos de Confianza relief efforts. Applications dates vary by region. For Nevadans, the applicaiton is open April 28 – May 21. More info here.

Sogand Tabatabei is UNR’s sticker design competition winner

Sogand Tabatabaei, an MFA student orignially from Tehran, Iran, is the winner of UNR’s School of the Arts sticker design competition. Stickers are free, and they’re available at School of the Arts offices and Sierra Arts Gallery. (To learn more about Sogand and her work, see Sudhiti Naskar’s article “The art of discomfort” on Double Scoop.)

 

 

Two major shows close Feb. 7 at Nevada Museum of Art

Time’s running out to see two major exhibitions at the Nevada Museum of Art. The World Stage and We Belong Here will close on Feb. 7. Until the pandemic subsides, you’ll need to reserve a time slot to visit the museum. (You can read Las Vegas artist Brent Holmes’s review of The World Stage, “A redistribution of glory,” here on Double Scoop.)

St. Mary’s Art Center undergoes renovations

For St. Mary’s Art Center in Virginia City, 2020 brought some private donations to fund renovations. The art center, housed in a three-story 1875 building, made upgrades to its grounds, bathrooms, and caretaker cottage. Ongoing updates are planned for 2021. St. Mary’s is currently closed for tours but available for private rentals.

Cover image: Sogand Tabatabaei’s collage “Coverage.” Image courtesy UNR School of the Arts.

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Posted by Kris Vagner

Kris Vagner is Double Scoop’s Editor & Publisher. She's also been a literature student in Arizona, an art student in Boston and Los Angeles, an artist, gallery owner, art teacher, and Arts Editor for the Reno News & Review. More at www.krisvagner.com.

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