Artist Profiles

Denise Duarte

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

Native Nevadan Denise R. Duarte is an award-winning public artist, a socially-engaged artist, and a community development consultant. Denise received her Master of Fine Arts in Community Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art.

Carolyn Dufurrena

Location: Winnemucca, Nevada
Category: Poet, Teaching Artist

Carolyn Dufurrena is a rancher, writer, film-maker and award-winning journalist. She regularly shares her poems and stories at Elko’s National Cowboy Poetry Gathering and has appeared at festivals in Oregon and California.

Jim Eaglesmith

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Folk Artist, Storyteller, Teaching Artist
Specialization: Performance Artist ~ Storyteller

A Performance Artist & Storyteller, Jim Eaglesmith believes that the underlying truth within all Mythic cultures is contained in their music, dance & storytelling and that a return to these traditional values will help create a new paradigm of Cultural Creatives in the children of our tim

Salve Vargas Edelman

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Producer, Singer, Writer
Specialization: Cultural and Performing Arts

Salve Vargas Edelman
Executive Producer, TV Show Host, International Performing Artist, Emcee
8550 West Desert Inn Road, Suite 102-305, Las Vegas, NV 89117

Julianna Erdesz

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Dancer
Specialization: Musical Theater, Dance

Julianna Erdesz is a former Miss Nevada and Miss Nevada USA. Dedicated throughout her two years of service to teaching the arts to at-risk youth, it is her belief that an education and childhood is only complete if the arts are involved.

pete fairly

Location: Reno , Nevada
Category: Folk Artist, Musician, Teaching Artist
Specialization: World Music Percussioniat

Pete is a World Rhythms Percussionist!

Rodolfo Fernandez

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Musician
Specialization: Orchestra Conductor

A native of Chile, Rodolfo Fernandez graduated from the University of Santiago with a Master's in Music Performance. Winner of the 1960 National Student Competition in Music Performance, he was awarded a position with Orquesta Filarmonica de Chile.

Lisa Fields Clark

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

Mosaic artist Lisa Fields Clark presents workshops designed to empower participants by focusing on art-making that supports individuals in their artistic choices; finding uncomplicated, age- and ability- appropriate paths to draw out creativity; and guiding them to certain success.

Sheri Fisher

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Designer, Teaching Artist, Visual Artist
Specialization: Handcrafted Lampwork Glass Beads

As a child growing in up in Southern California, Sheri Fisher had the happy luck to go to Disneyland fairly often. She was immediately entranced with the glass blower, and could watch for as long as she could convince everyone else to watch with her.

Yoko Fitzpatrick

Location: Henderson, Nevada
Category: Folk Artist
Specialization: Koto Music and Japanese Traditions

Yoko Fitzpatrick is dedicated to passing on traditional Japanese arts that she learned from her family and perfected through years of practice. She taught hundreds of students to play the koto in Japan before moving to Las Vegas in 2000.

Carol Foldvary-Anderson

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

Carol Foldvary-Anderson is a renowned award-winning mixed media artist, designer, published illustrator/author, and arts educator. She began her fine arts career in 1985 with her large ColorPlay series of Abstract Expressionist Acrylic Paintings.

Priscilla Fowler

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Teaching Artist, Visual Artist
Specialization: Contemporary fine art

Priscilla Fowler is a mixed media artist whose abstract 2D, bas-relief, and assemblage work strongly evokes natural forms. Fowler has shown in and near Las Vegas, Nevada, Denver, Colorado, and nationally, in solo, juried, and group shows.

Patty Fox

Location: Elko, Nevada
Category: Visual Artist
Specialization: painting

The beauty and richness of rural Nevada is the inspiration for Patty Fox's watercolor paintings. Depicting nature, animals and history are for her a natural response to the environment she lives in. She says, "I would like my work to be a diary of my life."

Angie Fraley

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

Angie Fraley’s website Om2art blends her art, life experiences and passions with hope through observations that her yoga practice and life continue to provide.

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.

Andrew Fusco

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Folk Artist, Musician, Teaching Artist
Specialization: Performing Arts

Andrew Fusco was raised in an Irish family near Albany, New York, where he attended Irish festivals, heard the local pipe bands play in parades each year, and began learning the pipes from members of the Albany Police Pipe Band.

Josh Galarza

Location: Minden, Nevada
Category: Writer
Specialization: Fiction Writer, Essayist, Workshop Instructor

Novelist and personal essayist Josh Galarza holds primary and lower-elementary teaching credentials from the North American Montessori Center, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and has written four curriculum manuals on cultural subjects used in Montessori schools throughout the world.

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.

Cindie Geddes

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Writer
Specialization: Fiction Writer, Journalist, Workshop Instructor

Cindie Geddes has lived in Nevada since she was old enough to catch lizards. Through a long circuitous route, that same interest in desert wildlife took her to the University of Nevada, Reno, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources and minors in English and Biology.

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.

Atito Gohi

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Choreographer, Dancer, Musician
Specialization: African Dance & African Drum

Atito Gohi, is a Master African Dancer, Choreographer, Instructor, Producer, Musician, and African Drummer and Founder of Vozolo Dance Company www.vozolo.weebly.com. He is originally from Ivory Coast, West Africa and currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada

Rondee Graham

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

Please visit www.rondeegraham.com

Todd Green

Location: Minden, Nevada
Category: Musician

Educated at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Todd Green has over 20 years of performing and lecturing experience. His educational programs have been presented to over 300,000 K-12 students and on over 100 college campuses across the USA.

Shaun Griffin

Location: Virginia City, Nevada
Category: Poet
Specialization: Poet, Workshop Instructor

Shaun Griffin is the co-founder and director of Community Chest, a non-profit agency serving children and families in northwestern Nevada since 1991, and the former founding director of the state's homeless education office.

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