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

City Hall Chamber Gallery - 495 S. Main Street, 89101
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
Exhibit Hours: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Closed Friday through Sunday and holidays.                                   
Facility Phone: (702) 229-6511


Proxy 02

Keith Conley
Thursday, February 20 to Thursday, May 1, 2014
City Hall Grand Gallery

Mixed media sculptures

“Any work of art is the result of experimentation. As a sculptor and educator I find myself experimenting often. Sometimes the experiments fail. Sometimes they enlighten. Sometimes experiments lead to the creation of objects that were not intended to be works of art, and yet, they are. These are what I call "proxy" art objects. This exhibition is about my own experimentation and the resulting "proxy" objects.”
-Keith Conley


The Umbrella, Acrylic on Canvas

In Honor of African American Heritage 2014
Featured Artist: Joseph Watson
Thursday, February 27 to Saturday, June 14
Historic Fifth Street School

“Art is life. Everyday experiences, whether good or bad, have a strong influence on my creativity. I focus on rebuilding situations and turning them into something interesting and memorable. My ability to create "classic" works of art is something that took many years to perfect. I believe that a great work of art is not only recognized by those who see it today, but is also appreciated by future generations. That's what I strive for. Growing up as an African American in Los Angeles definitely helped mold my vision, style, aesthetic and the way I see the world. These works of art will be universal, yet explore concepts influenced by "the experience." Most people know my work as inspirational, urban-based storytelling. Sometimes humorous and other times thought provoking.”


Sam Davis; Unknown Origin; Polymer, Glass, Enamel, Copper, lead, patina

Little Green Men
Thursday, April 17 to Monday, July 14, Reception: April 17 from 5-7 pm
City Hall Chamber Gallery

The artists in this exhibit were asked to explore subject matter that relates to life on other planets or in other galaxies, space travel, UFO sightings, and the famous Area 51 in the middle of the Nevada Desert as well as any other phenomena that centers around any of these topics.

Artists included in the exhibit are: Steven Baskin, Diane Bush, Thomas Bumblauskas, Sam Davis, Margaret DeClerk, Shan Michael Evans, Ali Fathollahi, Adolfo Gonzalez, Suzanne Hackett-Morgan, Steve Horlock, Merrilee Hortt, Eric Joyner, K.D. Matheson, Charles Morgan, Kip Noschese, Jeffrey Oldham, Nanda Sharifpour, and Brian Swanson.


Celebrating Life! 2014 Exhibit Entry Form and Prospectus
Wednesday, April 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Charleston Heights Ballroom and Gallery

Artwork Due Dates: April 22 and 23, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Celebrating Life Brochure


Third Place Painting from 2013, Georgia Lawson, Perky

Celebrating Life! 2014 Entry Dates
Wednesday, April 23
Charleston Heights Ballroom and Gallery

Artwork Due Dates: April 22 and 23, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Curated by K.D. Matheson
Thursday, May 8 to Thursday, July 17
City Hall Grand Gallery

Reception: May 8, 2014 5 - 7 p.m.

This title comes from the Greek word oneiros meaning “dream.” Local artist, K.D. Matheson will be curating this show asking the artists he selects to create sculptural pieces based on Dreams.


Inside the Gallery, Celebrating Life! 2014 Salon des Refusés
Friday, May 23 to Saturday, June 21
Charleston Heights Ballroom and Gallery


Inside the Ballroom, Celebrating Life! 2014 Juried Selections
Friday, May 23 to Saturday, July 12
Charleston Heights Ballroom and Gallery


Celebrating Life! 2013, Best of Show, Neil Merryweather, Triangle Factory, Acrylic Painting

Celebrating Life! 2014 Awards Ceremony
Friday, May 23, 6-7:30 p.m.
Charleston Heights Ballroom

Each year the city of Las Vegas Arts Commission and the city of Las Vegas sponsor the “Celebrating Life!” fine arts competition to recognize the talents of area artists. Southern Nevada residents age 50 or better enter their original works in this 14th annual juried event. The awards reception celebrates the artists’ work in the exhibit and is the time to hand out awards. The work that is not accepted into the exhibit is eligible, based on the interest of the artist, to be placed in the Salon des Refusés inside of the gallery at Charleston Heights.

Additionally, Lifetime Achievement Awards in the Arts are awarded during the ceremony. In 2013 awards were given to Mary Warner, Jose Bellver, and a posthumous award was given to the family of Annelise Kielhorn.

Please call 229-1012 or email, to be placed on the email and mailing list to be notified about this juried exhibit opportunity.


Neil Merryweather; Seasons; Acrylic, Cardboard, Paper

Why, Masterworks?
Thursday, June 19 to Saturday, August 23, Reception: June 19 from 5:30-7:30
Historic 5th Street School

Artists in this invitational exhibit will be given or will select an element and a principle of art, which are the tools or building blocks the artist, sometimes intuitively, employs to make a unified piece of artwork. The artists will be asked to make a piece of artwork that explores and defines the particular element and principle assigned/chosen.

Elements of Art: Line, Shape, Texture, Color, Value, Space, Form
Principles of Art: Focal Point/Emphasis, Proportion, Repetition, Rhythm/Pattern, Harmony, Variety, Movement, Contrast,
Balance: Symmetry, Asymmetry, Radial.

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: Linda Alterwitz, Lolita Develay, Crystal DiPietro, Marylou Evans, Pablo Ferreyra, Susanne Forestieri, Adolfo Gonzalez, Bobbie Ann Howell, Alex Huetra, Theresa Lucero, Neil Merryweather, Erin Stellmon and Sandra Ward


Jeff Fulmer
Thursday, June 26 to Saturday, September 6, Reception: June 26 from 5:30-7:30 pm
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,


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 city of Las Vegas sponsor the “Celebrating Life!” fine arts competition to recognize the talents of area artists. Southern Nevada residents age 50 or better will enter their original works in this 14th annual juried event. The Winners Circle exhibit will feature the award-winning pieces selected by jurors in each of six media categories, as well as the Best of Show winner.


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

“My exhibit, HARMONY OF BALANCE, is a collection of work representing a journey of developing ideas and exploring feelings about the duality of masculine and feminine in a visual harmony. I am inspired by "Shiva Lingam". I was drawn to what it represents, a sacred icon of the divine creative manifestation. The shapes and the markings convey masculine and feminine energy, as well as, symbolizing the harmony of the soul that is within the balance of the universe.

Working with clay has been a lifelong pursuit. To achieve my esthetic approach, I utilize hand building techniques, attending to shapes, textures and colors. My aspirations are to create art to enrich my life and that of others, as "the EARTH without ART is just EH".
-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).


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

Sam Davis
Thursday, September 25 to Thursday, January 1, 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


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 14 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


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


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


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