Artist Profiles

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.

Steven Trinkle

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Musician
Specialization: Trumpeter, conductor

Steven Trinkle has a very eclectic and cosmopolitan career.

Victoria Vallis

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Designer, Filmmaker, Photographer
Specialization: digital media, photography, videography, acrylic painting, watercolors, sewing, storytelling, comedy

A full time University of Nevada student who has returned to update her skills, Victoria Vallis is always learning. Everything she explores and absorbs becomes her art.

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.

Group: Verismo Trio

Location: Laramie, Wyoming
Category: Musician
Specialization: Music

Verismo Trio was founded in 2010 by nationally recognized active performers and recording artists Nicole Riner (flute), Scott Turpen (saxophones), and Theresa Bogard (piano).

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.

Curtis Walker

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Actor, Photographer, Writer
Specialization: Photojournalism and all things photographic.

www.PhotoBangBang.com is my themed photography environment in Downtown South, near the Las Vegas Arts District.

Pat Wallis

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Teaching Artist, Visual Artist
Specialization: Oil/patina on copper

Pat Wallis lives in Reno Nevada. A fine art painter for 30 years, Pat has been painting in oil on canvas, board, and particularly copper. Oil painting on copper goes back to the 15th century although it is rarely used by contemporary artists.

Mercedes Warrick

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Teaching Artist, Visual Artist, Writer
Specialization: Mixed Media Artist

Mercedes Warrick is a spiritual intuitive, teacher and author. She has written two healing systems. The Soul Inspired Tune Up® and Visionscapes®. Her art began to emerge through her in 2012 when she unexpectedly painted a piece at an afternoon workshop that she thought was quite good.

Susan Terry Watson

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Visual Artist
Specialization: Abstract Expressionism

Watson is a California native who now spends her time between Paris, France and Reno, Nevada.
" Paris feeds my creative drive and the Sierra Mountains nurture and replenish my soul. Paris energizes while the mountains invite me to pay attention to my "inner sound."

Candida Webb

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Teaching Artist, Visual Artist
Specialization: Regional painter

Candida Webb grew up in the area with an appreciation for the mountains, desert and local urban areas. She is an oil painter, watercolorist, printmaker, muralist, creates hand painted and mosaic pieces of furniture, and learned how to do letterpress handmade books.

Laura Wetherington

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Poet, Teaching Artist, Writer
Specialization: Experimental Poetry, Teaching Workshops

Originally a Virginia native, Laura Wetherington moved to Nevada with her family when she was ten years old. Laura's first book, A Map Predetermined and Chance (Fence Books 2011), was selected by C.S. Giscombe for the 2010 National Poetry Series.

Laura Wetherington

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Poet, Teaching Artist
Specialization: Literary Arts

Originally a Virginia native, Laura Wetherington moved to Nevada with her family when she was ten years old. Laura's first book, "A Map Predetermined and Chance" (Fence Books 2011), was selected by C.S. Giscombe for the 2010 National Poetry Series.

Mikayla Whitmore

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Actor, Designer, Photographer

Mikayla Whitmore received her BFA in photography from UNLV in 2010. She has exhibited and curated at multiple venues in Clark County including the Winchester Art Gallery, Contemporary Arts Center and the Marjorie Barrick Museum.

Mike Williams

Location: Fallon, Nevada
Category: Folk Artist
Specialization: Paiute Culture and Tule Duck Decoys

Born and raised in Carson City, Mike Williams is a member of the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe.

Suzanne Morgan Williams

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Teaching Artist, Writer
Specialization: Literary Arts

When Suzanne Williams was a child, she wanted to be an artist, but her drawings always told stories. As an adult, she became a teacher. Williams learned to observe her students, assess their needs, and respect their individuality.

Michelle Wilmot

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Visual Artist, Writer
Specialization: Indigenous & Political Art

M. B. Wilmot is a Chamorro Iraq War Veteran visual artist currently residing in Las Vegas. Originally from Northern California, Wilmot is a self-taught artist who specializes in pencil sketch drawings and custom-designed murals.

Gretchen Winkler

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Visual Artist, Writer
Specialization: Painter and Novelist

Gretchen Winkler was born and raised in Reno, NV. She attended UNR and obtained her BA in English Literature with a minor in Art. She did some graduate level studies at UNR until economics forced her to choose a full time job versus education.

Joe Winter

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

Potter Joe Winter is currently showing work in Nevada, Arizona, North Carolina, California and Oregon. He has work in numerous permanent collections including Daum Museum of Modern Art in Sedalia, MO; East Carolina University; and Rocky Mount Art Center, North Carolina.

Richard Eaves Woods

Location: Sparks, Nevada
Category: Photographer, Visual Artist, Writer
Specialization: Fine art painter

I have always been an artist. All my life I’ve gotten these urges to draw what I imagine, these ideas as images that come upon me when I’m daydreaming about something else. A quick sketch may be all that happens for the moment, some compositions clamor for the jump to reality immediately.

Trinkle Brass Works

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Musician
Specialization: Brass Musician

Performing since 1977, Trinkle Brass Works continues to delight audiences with virtuosity and adventurous programming with a sense of humor, hallmarks of every Trinkle Brass Works performance. From Tielman Susato to Astor Piazzolla and from J.S.

L. Martina Young

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Choreographer, Dancer, Writer
Specialization: Dance & Movement Investigator

Recipient of Nevada's Governor's Arts Award for Excellence in the Arts, Martina Young is an active visionary who conceptualizes aesthetic connections within her fields of dance, poetic perception, and language.

Las Vegas Young Artists Orchestra

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Musician
Specialization: Classical, World, Jazz

The Las Vegas Young Artists Orchestra (LVYAO) is a professional training orchestra based out of Las Vegas, NV.

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