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Visual Arts - Galleries
 
For more information on the city of Las Vegas Gallery program call (702) 229-1012.

Charleston Heights Art Center - 800 S. Brush St.

Exhibits at Charleston Heights Art Center Gallery feature both local and national artists work. Work is chosen by proposals submitted for single artists work or group exhibits. A call for proposals is sent out every year and a half to two years for future gallery seasons. The exhibits are scheduled to run approx. 12 weeks. The exhibit selection process is focused on bringing in technically and conceptually dynamic work. The art exhibits in this space are based on contemporary and traditional art practices. It is a gallery program goal to show the public what is being made both in and out of state. Additionally, work chosen for exhibit is done so to show the community something they have not seen before either in the use of the medium or a new approach to a traditional subject.

Exhibit hours: Wednesday through Friday, 12:30 to 9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; closed Sunday through Tuesday and holidays.
Facility Phone: (702) 229-6383

Mayor's Gallery - 401. S. Fourth St.

The exhibits in the Fifth Street School Mayor’s Gallery are curated group exhibits based on a topic that is relevant to the community, the downtown location, or highlighting a specific culture. Annually an exhibit that is relevant to the Vegas Valley Book festival is programmed for the gallery. If you are interested in being included in a group exhibit on any given topic, please send samples of your work to jvoltura@lasvegasnevada.gov or call the number below for Gallery Coordinator.

Exhibit hours: By Appointment Only. Call for more information.
Facility Phone: (702) 229-6469

City Hall Chamber Gallery- 495 S. Main Street, 89101

The exhibits in City Hall Chamber Gallery are focused on topics of interest related to the downtown culture as well as cultural diversity. The exhibits are mostly group and focused on local community based artists. Annually one or more of the exhibits will specifically focus on either Hispanic American, Asian American or African American culture. Each year, this space is home to the annual Celebrating Life! Winners Circle.

Exhibit Hours: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Closed Friday through Sunday and holidays.
Facility Phone: (702) 229-6511

Grand Gallery - 495 S. Main Street, 89101

Exhibits at the Grand Gallery feature mainly local and some national artists work. Work is chosen by proposals submitted for single artists work or group exhibits. A call for proposals is sent out every year and a half to two years for future gallery seasons. The exhibits are scheduled to run approx. 12 weeks. The exhibit selection process is focused on bringing in technically and conceptually dynamic work. The art exhibits in this space are based on contemporary and traditional art practices. It is a gallery program goal to show the public what is being made both in and out of state. Additionally, work chosen for exhibit is done so to show the community something they have not seen before either in the use of the medium or a new approach to a traditional subject.

Exhibit Hours: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Closed Friday through Sunday and holidays.                                   
Facility Phone: (702) 229-6511

 



Linda Alterwitz, “Keleen 1 & 2” from the series THERMAL, photography

Why, Masterworks?
Thursday, June 19 to Saturday, August 23
Historic 5th Street School


Artists in this invitational exhibit make artwork that explores and defines the element(s) and principle(s) of design in creating their unified compositions. There will be statements that go alongside these images in the exhibit that give artistic formal insight to the viewer.

The Elements of Design: Line, Shape, Texture, Color, Value, Space, Form
The Principles of Design: Focal Point/Emphasis, Proportion, Repetition, Rhythm/Pattern, Harmony, Variety, Movement, Contrast, Balance

The goal as an artist is to create a unified visual composition. Unity is the “granddaddy” of the elements and principles of art and what should be achieved when designing a successful/dynamic work of art, or masterwork.

Artists include: Adolfo Gonzalez, Alex Huerta, Angela Bellamy, Bobbie Ann Howell, Cindy Berry Sullivan, Crystal DiPietro, Deirdre Pope, Erin Stellmon, Gary Reese, Gregory Allred, Heather Protz, Jan Schaeffer, Linda Alterwitz, Lolita Develay, Maria Arango Diener, Marylou Evans, Merrilee Hortt, Michael Griesgraber, Nancy Good, Neil Merryweather, Pablo Ferreyra, Rainer Bertrams, Robin Stark, Sandra Ward, Sergio Ochoa, Shane Cooper, Susanne Forestieri, Suzanne Reese and Theresa Lucero

 


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Jeff Fulmer
Thursday, June 26 to Saturday, September 6
Charleston Heights Art Center


In addition to being an artist, Jeff Fulmer is a senior specialist and adjunct faculty member in the Fine Arts Department at the College of Southern Nevada (CSN). Jeff studied sculpture, art theory, graphic design and received his Master in Fine Arts degree from UNLV in 2000. In 1997, he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana with concentrations in painting and drawing.

Jeff has taught at UNLV, Wabash College, Herron School of Art, and most recently CSN. He has exhibited his paintings and sculptures regionally and nationally. Jeff has completed public art commissions through the city of Las Vegas and through Clark County. Images and more information can be found on his website, www.fulmerdesign.com

 


Best of Show, Stan Loewenkamp, Virgin River, Oil Painting

Celebrating Life! 2014 Winners Circle
Thursday, July 17 to Thursday, September 11, 2014
City Hall Chamber Gallery


Each year the city of Las Vegas Arts Commission and the Office of Cultural Affairs sponsor the “Celebrating Life!” fine arts competition to recognize the talents of area artists. Southern Nevada residents age 50 or better entered their original works in this 14th annual juried event. The Winners Circle exhibit features the award-winning pieces selected by three jurors: Marty Walsh (Trifecta Gallery), Brian Swanson (Cricket Studio), and Sharon Gainsburg (Gainsburg Studio & Gallery). Awards are given in six media categories along with one Best of Show award.

This year’s award winners are:

Best of Show:
Stan Loewenkamp

Painting
First Place: Susanne Forestieri
Second Place: Jerry Chorpash
Third Place: Breese Glennon
Honorable Mention: Peggy Totino

Drawing/Pastel
First Place: Stewart Freshwater
Second Place: Rhoda Pidgeon
Third Place: John Lubomski
Honorable Mention: Nancy Stillwell

Watercolor
First Place: Jan Schaeffer
Second Place: David Mazur
Third Place: Shirley Winslow
Honorable Mention: Rosemary S.

Mixed Media
First Place: Maria Arango Diener
Second Place: Tom May
Third Place: Terry L. Harvey
Honorable Mention: Olga Gault

Photography
First Place: Lydia Cutter
Second Place: Nancy Good
Third Place: Diana Petersen
Honorable Mention: Tammy Espino

Sculpture
First Place: H.D. Clark
Second Place: Yaffa Cary
Third Place: Janice Musante
Honorable Mention: Linda LeBourveau

 


Harmony of Balance
Yaffa Cary
Thursday, July 24 to Wednesday, September 17
City Hall Grand Gallery


Reception: July 24 from 5 to 7 p.m.

My exhibit, Harmony of Balance, is a collection of work representing a journey of developing ideas and an exploration of feelings about the duality of masculine and feminine. Seeking visual harmony, I express the physical and spiritual components, while also being sensitive to nature. To achieve my esthetic approach, I utilize hand building techniques, attending to shapes, textures and colors. Working with clay has been a lifelong pursuit and my aspirations are to create art to enrich my life and that of others.

My work was inspired by “Shiva Lingam”, a sacred icon of the divine manifestation. I’m drawn to what it represents, shapes and markings conveying masculine and feminine energy and the harmony of the soul that is in balance with the universe.
-Yaffa Cary

 


BAM! It’s a Picture Book: The Art Behind Graphic Novels
Thursday, August 28 to Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Fifth Street School Mayor’s Gallery


“Graphic novels have gained immense popularity and respect in recent years to a diverse & expanded audience. According to the American Library Association, they are among the fastest growing categories in publishing and bookselling. The cave paintings of ages past and hieroglyphics of ancient Egypt were the first examples of storytelling through pictures. The dawn of the Industrial Age saw the beginning of the graphic novel as a format of entertainment. The first major graphic novel, The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck, was published in the U.S. in 1842. The first collected edition of The Yellow Kid cartoons in book form (published in 1897) is recognized as the first financially successful graphic novel. Last century saw the popular DC Comic heroes emerge: Superman, Batman, and Marvel Comic’s Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and X-Man. Today’s graphic novels are more varied in content than their early counterparts and also have a new level of respectability. In recent years, graphic novels have been the subject of scholarly studies, a choice for museum exhibitions, and the Pulitzer Prize—awarded in 1992 to Art Spiegelman’s Maus. BAM! It’s a Picture Book: The Art behind Graphic Novels features today’s leading and best graphic artists of the illustration world, such as Matthew Holm (Baby Mouse & Squish), Lincoln Peirce (Big Nate ), Mark Crilley (Manga Books such as Mikki Falls, Akiko, and Brody’s Ghost), Jarrett J, Krosoczka (Lunch Lady), and Raina Telgemeier (SMILE).

This exhibition was organized by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Abilene, TX. This exhibition is supported by public funding for the arts through the Nevada Arts Council, a division of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 


Jubilee on Main Street

Three Minute Series
Sedar Burns
Thursday, September 11 to Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Charleston Heights Arts Center


This series of surreal photography of rural Ohio and Michigan pastimes is meant to question our perception of time and the veracity of photography. Taken with a unique homemade camera, similar in design to those that produced the first images from space. Ferris wheels in motion look like candelabras and people look like cardboard cutouts. These distorted images are created in camera and are not manipulated afterward.

 


Re-visualizing Las Vegas
Monday, September 15 to Saturday, November 15, 2014
City Hall Chamber Gallery Exhibits


The Las Vegas News Bureau is presenting a unique collection of photos of historic Las Vegas landmarks that have been enhanced with vibrant colors and soft pastels. The added color offers a vivid visual interpretation of some of the News Bureau’s favorite historic pictures from 1950-1960.

The photos were re-visualized by Brian Jones, a longtime photographer with the Las Vegas News Bureau. In "Re-Visualizing Las Vegas," Jones has brought to life a new perspective to many of the timeless black and white images using modern techniques in Photoshop.

 


A Stretch of Hard Luck - Cast Urethane, Cast Tin, Brass, Lacquer

Unnatural Selection
Sam Davis
Thursday, September 25 to Thursday, January 15, 2015
City Hall Grand Gallery


"On a flat patch of desert a little red robot wobbles his way toward a destination unbeknownst to us. With arms and legs ill conceived for nearly every task our protagonist continues unimpeded by his lack of design. Is he searching for life, water, shelter……love?

Ironically these mechanical characters represent the most human aspects of us all. The perseverance of the human spirit in spite of our own flawed designs, shortcomings and inabilities. These robots represent many of the challenges and hopes of the viewer-to cross our own great deserts and find the sum of our struggles whatever that may be."
-Sam Davis

 


Public Employee Art Exhibit
Thursday, November 13 to Saturday, February 7, Reception: 11-1
City Hall Chamber Gallery


Artist Due Date: Oct. 31, 2014

 


In Honor of Chinese New Year: Year of The Goat
Thursday, November 20 to Saturday, February 21, 2015. Reception in February.
Historic 5th Street School, Mayor's Gallery


 

News Bureau Photo Exhibit- Title to be determined
Thursday, December 4 to Saturday, February 14, 2015


 

Wayne Littlejohn
Thursday, January 22 to Tuesday, May 5, 2015
City Hall Grand Gallery


 

In Honor of African American Heritage 2015
Featured Artist To Be Determined
Thursday, February 12 to Thursday, May 14, 2015
Chambers Gallery


 


Nevada Watercolor Signature Member Exhibit
Thursday, February 26 to Saturday, May 23, 2015, Reception to be determined
Fifth Street School Mayor’s Gallery


 

Celebrating Life! 2015
Tuesday, April 21
Charleston Heights Ballroom and Gallery


Artwork Due Dates: April 21 and 22 , 2015 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Coupled (Artwork created by married couples)
Thursday, May 21 to Thursday, July 16, 2015
Chambers Gallery


This exhibit will feature collaborative and independent artwork by artists who are married, united, or co-existing with another artist.

 

Celebrating Life! 2015 Awards Ceremony
Friday, May 22
Charleston Heights Ballroom and Gallery


 

Inside the Ballroom, Celebrating Life! 2015 Juried Selections
Friday, May 22 to Saturday, July 11
Charleston Heights Ballroom


 

Desert Companion ‘Focus on Nevada’ Photo Contest Showcase
Thursday, May 28 to Saturday, August 22, Reception/Awards: May 29, 2015 6 to 9pm
Fifth St. School Mayor’s Gallery


 

Celebrating Life! 2015 Winners Circle
Thursday, July 23 to Saturday, September 12, 2015
City Hall Chambers Gallery


 

Vegas Valley Book Festival Exhibit (title and subject to be determined)
Thursday, August 27 to Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Historic Fifth Street School, Mayor’s Gallery


 

Hispanic American Heritage Exhibit
Thursday, September 17 to Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Chamber Gallery


 

Public Employee Art Exhibit (due date Nov. 9)
Thursday, December 3 to Thursday, February 4, 2016
Chamber Gallery


 


In Honor of Chinese New Year: Year of the Monkey
Thursday, December 3 to Saturday, February 27, 2016
Historic 5th Street School, Mayor's Gallery


 

In Honor of African American Heritage 2016
Featured Artist To Be Determined
Thursday, February 11 to Thursday, April 28, 2016
Chamber Gallery


 

Women’s Heritage Exhibit
Thursday, March 3 to Saturday, June 4, 2016
Fifth Street School Mayor’s Gallery


 

Celebrating Life! 2016 Winners Circle
Thursday, July 14 to Thursday, September 29, 2016
Chamber Gallery


 

Native American Heritage-Title to be Determined
Thursday, October 6 to Thursday, December 1, 2016
Chamber Gallery


 

Public Employee Art Exhibit (due in Nov.)
Thursday, December 8 to Thursday, February 2, 2017
Chamber Gallery


 

In Honor of African American Heritage 2017
Featured Artist To Be Determined
Thursday, February 9 to Thursday, April 13, 2017
Chamber Gallery


 



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City of Las Vegas
Office of Cultural Affairs, 495 S. Main St., Las Vegas, NV 89101
Monday - Thursday 229-6511 / Friday - Saturday 229-6383