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NEVADA HERITAGE AWARD 2018

NAC’s Folklife Program is pleased to announce that Flora Greene of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe (Nixon) and Patricia Hicks of the Walker River Indian Reservation (Schurz) have been unanimously selected by a panel of western folklorists as honored recipients of the Nevada Heritage Award for 2018. Green’s special knowledge includes tanning and sewing deer hides, traditional beadwork, and basketry. “She has dedicated her whole life to maintaining the American Indian culture and preserving the Indian traditions and Paiute language,” wrote nominator Meg McDonald. Hicks has been involved with traditional dancing for more than 50 years and remains active as a dancer, teacher, and singer. She is also known for her basketry, beadwork, and making traditional buckskin regalia.
Nevada Heritage Awards recognize and celebrate living cultural treasures: individuals who embody the highest level of artistic achievement and the highest level of service. Their accomplishments assure that folk and traditional arts will continue to be known, valued, and practiced in their families and communities. These awards, which include payment of a $3,500 honorarium, recognize lifelong commitments to mastering, teaching and sharing traditional […]

OXS RECEPTION & ARTIST TALK

Join NAC on Tuesday, August 8, 5-7:30 pm for a reception & artist talk with Paul Ford and Scott Hinton.  Environmental Perspectives features the work of two artists who document, collect, and manipulate the landscape to skillfully highlight humanities impact on our ever changing planet.  While their ideas on the environment share a common thread, each artist chooses to manifest those beliefs in interesting and contrasting ways. The work exhibited at the OXS Gallery explore themes of urban development and global warming.
The OXS Gallery is located at 716 North Carson Street, Carson City, NV. The Artist talk will begin at 6:15pm.  Read more.

NAC SELECTS FY18 ARTIST FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS

NAC has selected seven Nevada artists to receive FY18 Artist Fellowship funding and one Nevada artist to receive Fellowship Project grant. During public meetings held in June at Truckee Meadows Community College, panelists reviewed 47 applications submitted by artists working in visual arts and 6 applications working in literary and performing arts. After much discussion, the panels developed a list of recommendations, which the NAC Board considered and approved at its Board Meeting on June 28, 2017.

Four Artist Fellowships of $5,000 each were awarded in visual arts. Three Fellowship honorable mention awards of $500 were awarded as well. One artist will receive the FY17 Fellowship Project grant of $7,000. Congratulations to:

FY18 ARTIST FELLOWSHIP GRANT

Matthew Couper, painting, Las Vegas
Andreana Donahue, mixed media, Las Vegas
Bobbie Ann Howell, drawing, Las Vegas
Paul Baker Prindle, photography, Reno

FY18 ARTIST FELLOWSHIP HONORABLE MENTION GRANT

Donald Corpier Starr, drawing, Henderson
Gig S. Depio Jr., painting, Las Vegas
Jennifer Graham, mixed media, Reno

FY18 FELLOWSHIP PROJECT GRANT

Reno poet, Gailmarie Pahmeier will travel to the Nevada state parks, taking two-day residencies and while in residence, […]

NAC FOLKLIFE PROGRAM OFFERS LIVING TRADITIONS GRANTS

Ready, Set GoSmart*!

Now is the time to apply for a Living Traditions Grant ($1,500) from the Nevada Arts Council. The application for projects taking place July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, is now open in GoSmart, our new online application system. If you have previously applied for NAC grants using the GO system, you will need to create a new registration and profile with GoSmart.

Eligible applications will be funded until the money has all been allocated, so do not delay. Submit your application at least 6 weeks before the project’s start date.

You must talk with Folklife Program staff before applying for this grant so that we can ensure that your project is eligible in this category – no exceptions.

Please, carefully review the LTG guidelines on the NAC website, then contact us to discuss your proposal.

Pat Atkinson, Folklife Program Director, 775-687-7103, patkinson@nevadaculture.org

Rebecca Snetselaar, Folklife Program Specialist, 702-486-3739. rsnetselaar@nevadaculture.org

The NAC Grants Program staff is available to help if you have questions or issues, so don’t hesitate to call for assistance: 775-687-6680

FY18 ARTIST FELLOWSHIP GRANT REVIEW PANELS

Join NAC on June 22 and June 23 for the FY18 Artist Fellowship and Fellowship Project Grant panel meetings.

THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017
FY18 Artist Fellowship Visual Arts Grants
Truckee Meadows Community College, 7000 Dandini Blvd., Red MT Bldg. #214, Reno
9:30 a.m. through completion
FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017
FY18 Final Round, Artist Fellowship Visual Arts Grants & Fellowship Project Grants
Truckee Meadows Community College, 7000 Dandini Blvd., Red MT Bldg. #214, Reno
9:30 am through completion

On Wednesday, June 28, at 11:00 am the NAC Board will meet via conference call and will vote on the panel’s recommendations. The board makes all the final decisions about the Artist Fellowship recipients. Staff will notify the recipient after the June board meeting. NAC will announce the award decisions at that time and Fellowship recipients will be posted on the website by end of June. All applicants will receive written notification.

Click here for the Panelist’s Bios
Click here for the Public Meeting Notice

NAC GRANTEES FINAL REPORTS DEADLINE IS JUNE 30, 2017

“GRANTEES FINAL REPORTS”; the deadline for your final report is June 30, 2017. To receive your final 10% (if applicable) your reports must be completed by the deadline. In order to be eligible for fiscal year 2018 grants your reports must be complete by the deadline. In order to apply for fiscal year 2018 grants your reports must be complete by the deadline. Contact infoNVartscouncil@nevadaculture.org with any questions.

DEADLINE FOR NAC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION EXTENDED

Unclassified Job Announcement Executive Director, Nevada Arts Council. 
Recruitment:
This is an open competitive recruitment, open to all qualified applicants and has been extended to June 19, 2017.

Agency Responsibilities:
The Nevada Arts Council, an agency within the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, is charged with enriching the cultural life of the state through leadership that preserves, supports, strengthens, and makes excellence in the arts accessible to all Nevadans. Through vibrant educational programming, professional and organizational grants and high touch connectivity with stakeholders, the Nevada Arts Council strives to achieve a Nevada in which the arts enrich the lives of all residents and enhance the livability of communities. The Nevada Arts Council is seeking a visionary and innovative leader who can propel the Arts Council forward with great focus, strategic insight and passion.

The Nevada Arts Council has offices in Carson City and Las Vegas. This position will be located in Carson City.

Annual Salary:
Up to $100,858 maximum annual salary plus benefits * (Salary range reflects retirement (PERS) contributions by both the employee and employer. An employer paid contribution plan is also available with a […]

LINDA FICKLIN NAMED NAC INTERIM DIRECTOR

Linda Ficklin, deputy director of the Nevada Arts Council, has been named interim executive director of the state agency while a national search is under way to fill the position.
“Linda has solid knowledge of the day-to-day operations of the agency, so will be capable of getting us through this transition,” Claudia Vecchio, director of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, said.
Longtime executive director Susan Boskoff retired at the end of March.
Ficklin joined the Nevada Arts Council in March 2006, overseeing financial management, accounting, administrative services and personnel.
“I look forward to working with the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs and with Nevada Arts Council board and staff in my role as interim executive director, promoting the arts statewide with our many services, grants and programs,” Ficklin said.
Born in Sacramento and raised in South Lake Tahoe, she attended Western Nevada College before going on to Colorado Technical University, where she earned a degree in finance and accounting.

OXS – OFFICE EXHIBITION SERIES

The Office eXhibition Series (OXS) Gallery is located at 716 N. Carson St., Carson City and is open Mon. – Fri., 8am – 5pm. The OXS Gallery features artists who have been recognized by NAC through its Artist Fellowships, GAA Visual Arts Commission, and exhibits from the agency’s NTI-Traveling Exhibition Program.

 

LAS VEGAS ARTIST, EYOB MERGIA FEATURED AT LXS GALLERY

Ethiopia is a world away from the neon lights of Las Vegas, but for Eyob Mergia, an artist and film student at the College of Southern Nevada, the colors of his homeland are always with him through his artwork.

An exhibit of Mergia’s paintings, titled “The Meskel Festival,” will be featured at the Nevada Arts Council’s Legislative eXhibition Series (LXS) at the Nevada State Legislative building beginning Monday, May 22 through June 9. Mergia is the final of six Nevada artists whose work has been featured during the biennial session of the legislature.

Mergia grew up in Ethiopian highlands, studying classical art at the Addis Ababa University School of Fine Art. After moving to the U.S. in 1997, he briefly continued his art studies in South Dakota, where he encountered Cubism and other modernist tendencies. His educational influences – one toward realism and one toward abstraction – are tempered by a third: traditional art of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.

“The Meskel Festival,” for which his exhibition is named, is an annual religious holiday in Ethiopia held every Sept. 27. Yellow daisies are […]