The Art of Innovation competition

Visual artists are invited to create artwork that demonstrates what innovation means to them for The Art of Innovation competition, launched by INOVA luxury apartments at the Summit. 

The juried competition has a purse total of $10,000, awarded to first, second and third place winners in photography, painting, and sculpture, as well as Best in Show. The 50 art pieces with the highest scores also will be featured in an exhibition at the INOVA property and in an online gallery. The entries will also be included in a book, “The Art of Innovation.”

Artists are invited to submit existing work or original works of art yet to be produced. The deadline for the last submission will be September 14th, 2020. The entry fee is $10 for up to 3 entries. 

For more information about the competition and how to enter, visit https://liveatinova.com/art-contest/.

Artown is Heartown

It’s July and Artown’s 25th-anniversary festival.

Because of the coronavirus, this year’s festival will include more than 300 virtual and live events throughout Washoe County.  The schedule includes the 5th Annual Chalk Art & Music Festival at the Atlantis, the inaugural South Virginia Plaza in Midtown Celebration, Art Spot Reno’s Downtown and Midtown Mural Tours, the Cordillera International Film Festival, the Midtown Burning Man Parade, and “Heartown,” Artown’s ambitious campaign to bring art to the people.

To keep busy with Artown events. visit https://artown.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/pg/Artown/events/?ref=page_internal.

 

Artist-in-Residencies at the Black Rock Desert

Friends of Black Rock-High Rock in partnership with the Winnemucca District Bureau of Land Management announce a call to artists for spring residencies at the Black Rock Desert High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area. Applications will be accepted until April 1, 2020.
Selected artists will schedule residencies for two weeks in June-July of 2020. They will be required to create at least one piece of artwork inspired by the Black Rock Desert that will be featured in an exhibition. Artists will receive a $700 stipend from the BLM for developing their work and lodging for the duration of their residency. Further information, guidelines, and applications are available at www.blackrockdesert.org or by contacting Stacey Wittek at stacey@blackrockdesert.org

“Slowgirl” at the Restless Artists’ Theatre

“Slowgirl” is the story of a teenager who flees to her reclusive uncle’s retreat in the Costa Rican jungle to escape the aftermath of a horrific accident. The week they spend together forces them both to confront who they are, as
well as what it is they’re running from. The show features David Zybert and Hannah Sloane and
is directed by Debra Lynn Hull.

Exhibit of Mid-century Modern Architecture

The Reno MoMo initiative recognizes the mid-century period of modern architecture in Reno.  4th Street: A Legacy of Change is a photography exhibit at the Gallery West at McKinley Arts & Culture Center from February 3- March 13, 2020. There is an opening reception Thursday, Feb. 6  from 5 – 7 p.m. The public is welcome. Refreshments will be served.

This exhibit is a compilation of images by photographers Scott Hinton, Sebastian Diaz, and Jeff John Sison. Their images document three motor lodges that lined Arlington Avenue before they were demolished in 2018.

The Reno MoMo project is a yearlong identification and celebration of the midcentury period that is a brainchild of the Historic Reno Preservation Society.

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the RLT

An eclectic group of awkward tweens are eager to win the regional spelling bee for very different reasons. They find joy, heartache, and purpose in this hilarious and quirky musical comedy about finding triumph in life’s little victories.

The Quality of Life at Reno Little Theater

Dinah and Bill are struggling to keep their lives intact after the loss of their daughter. It can be a scary, heartbreaking thing to understand what your quality of life is, but well worth the journey.

The Imaginary Invalid at the Reno Little Theater

In this farce, a hypochondriac complains of a million imaginary ills and astronomical medical bills. He concocts a plan to wed his daughter to a doctor in hopes of receiving free medical care, but she has her eye on another.

Murder on the Orient Express at Reno Little Theater

Wax your mustache, hold on to your passport, and get ready for a suspenseful, thrilling ride aboard the legendary Orient Express! With a train full of suspects and an alibi for each one, it’s the perfect mystery for the world-famous detective, Hercule Poirot.

“Nevada Artists” exhibit at Stremmel Gallery

Stremmel Gallery presents “Nevada Artists,” a retrospective exhibition of paintings and sculpture by artists with ties to the Silver State. The show features nearly 40 artists, including such luminaries as Maynard Dixon, Edward Borein, John Mason, Linda Fleming, and Phyllis Shafer.