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Brandy M. Miller

Location: Elko, Nevada
Category: Teaching Artist, Visual Artist, Writer
Specialization: Writing Coach

President of the Elko County Art Club & co-founder of Elko County Writers, Brandy M. Miller is a graphic designer by trade, a published author, and a painter who loves working with acrylics.

Susan Moore

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Visual Artist
Specialization: painter, muralist

Reno based artist Susan Moore was raised in Southern California and received her B.A. in Fine Art from the California State University, Northridge. With years experience in graphic design, art direction, and most recently decorative wall finishes, Moore is now focusing on her fine art.

Candace Nicol

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Visual Artist
Specialization: Printmaking

Candace Nicol is the owner of Oxboo Press in Reno, Nevada and Galleries Curator at Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, Nevada.

J. Michael Orr

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Visual Artist
Specialization: Contemorary Artist

Artist J. Michael Orr graduated from San Francisco State College, later pursuing graduate work at Golden Gate College. He also attended the California College of Arts and Crafts. He and his wife live in the small community of Verdi, Nevada.

A Perry

Location: Virginia City, Nevada
Category: Visual Artist
Specialization: Acrylic and mixed media painter

A. Perry works in acrylics and mixed media on canvas, mannequins and other surfaces. She uses layers of imagery, color and verbiage to communicate on multiple levels.

Michael Pickard

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Storyteller, Teaching Artist, Visual Artist
Specialization: Stone sculptures

Michael Pickard was born and raised in Clark County. His first showing as an artist was when he was 7. He took first place at a Henderson day camp held at Mt. Charleston where he took the resources on the ground and created the most beautiful bunny made of sticks and rocks in a mosaic form.

Cesarina Pulleyn

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

Cesarina Vaughn Pulleyn has been an artist for as long as she can remember. " It was back in high school where I was highly influenced by a wonderful teacher Loni Albin. It was there that I learned an appreciation for all mediums," she says.

Karla Rehm

Location: Henderson, Nevada
Category: Teaching Artist, Visual Artist
Specialization: painter/sculptor

A life long artist, Karla grew up in Wheat Ridge Colorado, receiving her Associates degree in Graphic Design in 1982 and a Bachelors in Art in 1987.

Blanca Roa

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Visual Artist
Specialization: Painting

Since childhood, she found in painting the way to communicate, on canvas and stroke, a way of expression.
Her art has continued its personal evolution capturing it in their works.

Gregory Robinson

Location: Henderson, Nevada
Category: Poet, Visual Artist, Writer
Specialization: Experimental Writer

Gregory Robinson is the Chair of the Humanities Department at Nevada State College (NSC). His academic and creative work focuses on the intersections of image and text, especially as it relates to silent movies. He lives in Boulder City with his wife Joan and his dog, BinBin.

Marc Rosenthal

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Teaching Artist, Visual Artist
Specialization: Sculptor, Potter, Painter

Born in Houston, Texas, Marc Rosenthal grew up in suburban neighborhoods surrounded by wooded fields and bayous.

Danielle Rumbaugh

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Visual Artist
Specialization: Portrait Drawing

Born and raised in Carson City, Nevada, Danielle attended the Ashland Academy of Art and Atelier Maui with classical instruction in drawing and painting. Danielle composes a wide range of works and commission pieces from murals, landscapes, portraits, and concept design pieces.

David Sanchez Burr

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

David Sanchez Burr is a mixed-media artist, living in Las Vegas. Born in Madrid, Spain, David began his experimental sound and visual work in Richmond, Virginia while studying at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Sharon Schafer

Location: Henderson, Nevada
Category: Teaching Artist, Visual Artist
Specialization: Visual Arts

Young and old alike are invited to explore the beauty and grace of our planet’s wild lands with Nevada artist and wildlife biologist Sharon K. Schafer.

Emily Silver

Location: Ferndale, California
Category: Visual Artist
Specialization: Painting, Drawing

Emily aims to balance intuitive and intellectual knowledge of paint, aesthetics, perception, and her relationship with the desert in her life, art, and teaching.

Mike Smith

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Visual Artist
Specialization: Nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist for the Las Vegas Sun

Mike Smith has been the Las Vegas Sun’s editorial cartoonist since 1983. His work, which has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post, is nationally syndicated by King Features Syndicate.

Paige Smith-Wyatt

Location: Sparks, Nevada
Category: Visual Artist

Paige Smith-Wyatt is an artist located in Fernley, Nevada. She has been an artist since she was a young child and received early recognition for her artistic talent.

Sarah Stevenson

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Photographer, Teaching Artist, Visual Artist
Specialization: Photography and Mixed Media

sarah spent most of her professional life as a corporate interior designer in chicago, managing and designing large-scale projects for fortune 500 clients.

Jennifer Tam

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Visual Artist
Specialization: Jewelry designer and dabbles in art jars, art bird houses and dream catchers. https://www.etsy.com/shop/StarfishStratagies

Big and bold or tiny and weird!

Carolyn Jean Thompson

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Teaching Artist, Visual Artist
Specialization: landscape paintings in oil, pastel and watercolor

Carolyn Jean Thompson is a local artist who paints landscapes of the Sierra Nevada, Lake Tahoe and Nevada scenery. Her plein air paintings (painted on location) are usually oil, and in the studio she also paints in pastel and watercolor.

Julie Townsend

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Visual Artist
Specialization: Oil & Acyrlic Painting

Julie Townsend is a long-time Nevada resident and award winning artist with a passion for western landscapes.

Markus Tracy

Location: Henderson, Nevada
Category: Visual Artist
Specialization: Muralist, Visual Arts

Since 1994, Markus Tracy has been a community artist and coordinator of community mural projects throughout the United States.

Patricia Vázquez

Location: Sparks-Reno, Nevada
Category: Visual Artist
Specialization: Figurative Painting

Patricia Vazquez paints—and have since she's had use of reason. As the daughter of Mexican immigrants, she often chooses to paint subjects that deal with race, class, and gender. " And as a chicana lesbian, sexual orientation is a matter of course," she says.

Violeta Veltcheva

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Designer, Visual Artist
Specialization: Creating unique 3-D art pieces for houses and commercial buildings. Using natural materials and lights.

Violeta Veltcheva was born in a small, pretty town in Central Bulgaria and raised with all the love in the universe by her parents who were hardworking schoolteachers.

Mark Vollmer

Location: Sparks, Nevada
Category: Teaching Artist, Visual Artist, Writer
Specialization: Photographer Writer Teacher

Mark Vollmer is an award-winning outdoor photographer, writer and teacher who delights in sharing his love and knowledge of image-making via instructing & private tutoring, creating photographs & articles for publications, and designing & presenting slide shows.

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