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Marcia Friedman

Location: Henderson, Nevada
Category: Designer, Visual Artist, Writer
Specialization: Mixed media artist, screenplay writer, fashion designer

As a cutting-edge fashion designer featured in leading magazines and newspapers such as: Vogue, Bazaar, W, Sports Illustrated, Cosmopolitan, New York Times Magazine, Miami Herald, and the LA Times to mention a few, segueing into photography was a natural progression for Marcia Friedman's cre

Eileen Fuller

Location: Sparks, Nevada
Category: Teaching Artist, Visual Artist
Specialization: Watercolor painter

Eileen Fuller is principally a watercolor artist but also enjoys painting in pastels and acrylics. She understand the necessity of drawing skills as a foundation for all visual art endeavors.

Marla Gartrell

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Visual Artist
Specialization: Glass artist

Marla Gartrell was born in Denver, Colorado. The daughter of an oil painter, she found art at a early age and never looked back. She explored fiber, ceramics, painting and ultimately focused on fused glass and oil painting.

Carol Gilman

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Visual Artist
Specialization: Drawings and paintings of whimsical birds and trees.

Carol Gilman creates art and stories about the whimsical birds who live in the fanciful world of Chattering Birds Garden. Her artistic process is organic and spontaneous, evolving from quick sketches and notes in her bird diary to fully realized works.

Nancy Good

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Photographer, Singer, Visual Artist
Specialization: contemporary fine art

Nancy Good is a fine art photographer/mixed-media artist living and working in the Southern Nevada/California area.

Rondee Graham

Location: Duckwater, Nevada
Category: Photographer, Visual Artist
Specialization: Printmaker, photographer, fine arts

Please visit www.rondeegraham.com

Carol Guidi

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Visual Artist
Specialization: Official portraitist

Carol Guidi paints official portraits, corporate portraits, and executive portraits in oils for corporations and organizations.

Suzanne Hackett-Morgan

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Visual Artist
Specialization: Painting, Printmaking and Public Art

Suzanne F. Hackett-Morgan earned a Master's Degree in Art (Painting) at California State University Northridge in 2003 and a Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing from Western Washington University.

Susan Handau

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Visual Artist
Specialization: Mixed Media

Susan Handau is a mixed media artist drawn to the textures and abstract qualities of the world around us. Starting out painting in watercolors, she now prefers the versatility and high texture effects she can achieve with wax and multi-layering of oil, acrylic, graphite and fiber materials.

Shelley McCrosky Hartmann

Location: Walker Lake, Nevada
Category: Folk Artist, Teaching Artist, Visual Artist
Specialization: Glass Beadwork and other Hot Glass art

Shelley McCrosky Hartmann grew up on a ranch in Rose Valley near Pioche, Nevada. She grew up with ranching farming and hours spent riding the desert of Nevada on her horse.

Taylor Ann Ivester

Location: Henderson, Nevada
Category: Visual Artist
Specialization: wildlife artist, charcoal, colored pencils, pastels, realism

In 1995 Taylor moved to Nevada from Michigan with her mother. Not knowing where the road would lead them, they came to Las Vegas with $200 in their pocket. After being enrolled into an art class after school at the age of eight Taylor grew fonder of the process of creation.

Mica Johnson

Location: Elko, Nevada
Category: Designer, Visual Artist
Specialization: Jeweler and silversmith

Mica Johnson has been making jewelry for the past nine years under the tutelage of Gail Rappa. She has been an amateur rock hound her entire life and found becoming a silversmith was a great way to use her love of minerals in a real world application.

Richard Johnson

Location: Jerome, Arizona
Category: Visual Artist
Specialization: Sculpture, Drawing

Richard Johnson earned a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture and drawing from the University of Iowa, and has resided in Jerome, Arizona (population 450) since 1980. He lives in a sculptural house of his own design.

Carolyn Kollegger

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Teaching Artist, Visual Artist
Specialization: Western-themed Oil Paintings

At a young age Carolyn Kollegger had the great opportunity to study oil painting at the world renowned Butler Institute of American Art. During her school years, her work was entered in various local art competitions where she was always among the award winners.

Wendy Kveck

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Teaching Artist, Visual Artist
Specialization: Visual Arts

Wendy Kveck, originally from the Chicago area, is a visual artist who lives and works in Las Vegas. She examines images of women from art history and contemporary media as cultural signifiers through her work in painting, performance, video, and installation.

LaVonne La Tulip Vasick

Location: Gardnerville, Nevada
Category: Visual Artist
Specialization: Impressionist Watercolorist

La Vonne La Tulip Vasick lives with her husband, David, over the ridge from Lake Tahoe, nestled beneath the towering Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Ray Li

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Musician, Teaching Artist, Visual Artist
Specialization: Virtual Reality DJ

Veserium is an electronic music duo that creates a live show like you've never experienced before. The duo uses Tone Sculptor technology to create sound from thin air using only motions and gestures.

Lynne Liebelt

Location: Spanish Springs, Nevada
Category: Designer, Photographer, Visual Artist
Specialization: variety

Lynne Liebelt was born in Reno, and lived in Sparks until her family moved to Southern California when she was still a young child. Her grandmother did lots of crochet and fabric creation, and mother was wildly into anything new and creative -- mostly crafts, rather than fine arts.

Ruzo Logic

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Photographer, Visual Artist
Specialization: Ink & Colored Pencil

Ruzo Logic has thought about drawing and painting all his life. "As a child I enjoyed painting. I mostly worked with water colors, blending shades, and creating complex tones.

Ann Mackey

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Visual Artist
Specialization: Paintings in encaustics, mixed media

Ann Mackey lives in Reno, Nevada with her husband and two rescue dogs. She finds inspiration in the world we live in, nature, and the ocean. Through the versatile medium of encaustics, she is able to bring vivid colors and bold textures into her paintings.

Jim Eaglesmith & Mark Vollmer

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Musician, Teaching Artist, Visual Artist
Specialization: Literary, Performing, and Visual Arts

A Nevada resident since 1988, Mark Vollmer explored the state first as a geologist then as an award-winning photographer, workshop instructor, and writer. He shares his love of photography via teaching, publishing images and articles, and presenting slide shows to community groups and schools.

Melissa Melero

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Visual Artist
Specialization: Mixed media painter

Melissa Melero was born in San Francisco, CA in 1974 and spent most of her childhood living near Reno, Nevada. She is a Northern Paiute enrolled with the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe located in Fallon, Nevada.

Frances Melhop

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Photographer, Teaching Artist, Visual Artist

Frances Melhop is a narrative, story-telling visual artist. She was born in the Pacific Islands, her beloved Aoteoroa, in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Mark Melnick

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Teaching Artist, Visual Artist

With more than three decades as an independent professional artist, designer and muralist, Mark Melnick is experienced in all facets of commercial, scenic and fine arts.

Barbara Merchant

Location: North Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Designer, Visual Artist
Specialization: Stained Glass Art

I have been creating stained glass, fused glass, and mosaic glass since 2006. It started because I wanted stained glass pieces in the large windows over our living room french doors and finding that custom stained glass was not in my budget. But taking a class and learning to do it myself was.

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