May Arboretum Society’s Annual Spring Plant Sale

More than 4000 plants including: perennials, annuals, herbs, vegetable, drought/heat tolerant plants, grases, succulents and more.

Blue Wolf Studios present: Moon Paint Night with Jammie Darragh

Jamie is a local artist who’s work is often recognized by the presence of the moon and all of its phases. Now she would like to share her techniques with you, guiding you in crafting the perfect moon phase painting. The painting will be on a 4 foot wood canvas. Throughout the evening you will learn how to paint the perfect moon, including shading and detail work. Each participant will leave the studio with their very own out of this world piece of art. All materials are included as well as light refreshments.

Sex in the Art Scene: A Community Forum

The topic of sexual consent within the arts is a hot topic. In this community forum on the prevalence of sexual assault and the need to foster healthy communication of consent, we aim to support the community through educating and healing persons affected by sexual assault.

We will cover consent, victim blaming, power and control, what constitutes abuse, how prevention works, and much more.


ENTRY PERIOD:Entry period to be selected for the contest begins at 12:00 a.m. March 20, 2019 and ends at 12:00 a.m on April 30, 2019 (the “Promotion Period”). Sierra Arts Foundation computer is the official time-keeping device for the contest. If you are selected, the completion phase of the Contest will occur July 12 – July 14, 2019.

HOW TO ENTER: Each individual may submit no more than two (2) concepts. Each concept submitted need not be fully completed work, but should illustrate clearly to the selection committee what your finished piece would look like. Each entrant is required to provide name, address, contact information and a biography or artist statement. You need to provide three (3) samples of your past work along with up to two (2) concepts. The entry should be submitted electronically using to Alternatively, it may be mailed to the attention of Maria Partridge, Sierra Arts Foundation 17 S. Virginia St. Ste. 120 Reno, NV 89501. You are responsible for delivery of your entry package within the entry period.

PROPOSED NAME GUIDELINES: The proposed concepts must be original and entry may not contain material that violates or infringes any third party’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity, or intellectual property. The entry must not contain or be confusingly similar to any third party’s product names, brand names, or trademarks. The entry must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortuous, defamatory, or libelous. The entry must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred, or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age. The entry must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of the laws or regulations in any state where the entry is created. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, mis-directed, or invalid entries. Once you submit your entry, you will be officially entered into the Contest. Entries cannot be revised or altered once submitted. Once submitted, all submitted components become the property of the Sponsor. Automated means of entry and entries by any means which subvert the entry process are prohibited and all such entries will be void.

PRIZE: Grand prize for the winning entry is Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00), and a certificate of recognition. Second Place will receive Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00) and Third Place will receive One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00). The total value of all prizes is Six Thousand Dollars ($6,000.00). A certificate will be awarded for People’s Choice Award.

ODDS: The odds of winning the prize depend on the number of entries to the Contest.

INITIAL SELECTION: After close of the Entry Period, a panel of judges consisting of art leaders, members of the Artown Board, and members of select Downtown Reno businesses, including Sponsor (“Committee”), will review the concepts and select up to seven (7) Artists to compete for the prizes totaling $6,000.00. Selection of the seven Artists is in the sole and absolute discretion of the Committee. If you are selected, you will be requested to paint a mural nineteen feet seven inches (19’7”) wide by fourteen feet (14’) tall on an area of Sponsor’s building as selected by Sponsor. You shall be required to provide all materials, supplies and tools including ladder, scaffold or lift to enable you to paint the mural on the building. All muralists will be provided a hotel room for 3 nights, a $750.00 stipend for materials, and $50.00 per day in food credits to use during the competition.

WINNER NOTIFICATION AND ACCEPTANCE: There will be three (3) winners. The winners will be notified in person at the mural location on Virginia Street in Reno, Nevada at 11:00 am on July 14, 2019, or through contact information the contestant provides to Sponsor. The winning mural will be chosen by the same method as used to select the Artists painting the murals in the sole and absolute discretion of the committee. Prize ribbons for the three winning murals and People’s Choice award will be posted on each mural for the duration of the day. Permanent plaques will be posted on each winning mural through June, 2020.

Craft & Cocktail with Peter Hazel

Join Peter Hazel and his team for a fun night of creating this Burning Man season and let your creative spirit soar (beer, wine, and materials included). We will be crafting our visionary “Niloticus” alligator tooth necklaces. Learn how to use clay molds, sculpt, and glaze ceramics with Reno’s ceramic master Peter Hazel. The option to just “play” in a state of the art ceramic and glass studio is also available.

Classes are FREE, with an option to donate to the cause. Please email for more info! Or just show up to 130 Woodland Avenue, Reno, NV 89523.

Holland Project presents: Velvet Highway

With work by Dominique PalladinoJacy CeccarelliSophie Parker, and KC TidemandVelvet Highway illuminates the relationship between human, nature, and modernity. Through sculpture, photography, kinetics, and multi media, Smooth Muscle approaches the highway as a measure of internal trajectory and travel – as a metaphor for growth in the act of becoming. In the Velvet Highway, they are the drivers on the ontological road, vacillating between what it means to be neither here nor there, but rather somewhere in the middle – somewhere soft to touch

Call to Artists for Smithridge STEM Elementary School Mural

Project Summary

Smithridge STEM Academy in Reno, NV is looking for an artist or group of artists to design and
complete a mural with various symbols, maps, and landscapes of the Great Basin region and/or
the state of Nevada. The symbols and landscapes will be selected from a school-wide writing
competition. We are not looking for a textbook representation of our region, rather a creative and
vibrant style that brings cohesion to the content chosen by students.
Smithridge STEM Academy is a public K-5 school. This purpose of this project is to promote and
engage student learning about science, geography, and the regions of Nevada while developing
persuasive writing skills. The subject of the mural will represent a diverse array of symbols,
people and places that represent our region.

Project Description

We are looking for one artist or an artist who would like to assemble a team to complete the
project. We would like to include symbols and landscapes (to be selected by the students), with
an engaging and unique composition. We are looking for artists who will interact with students,
potentially speaking to them, working with the winning students and designing/assisting with
parts of the mural for students to participate in painting. Ideally, the artist would work on parts of
the mural during school hours so the students can see the painting process.

Site Plans

The wall faces west and is on the side of our school playground. There are three main faces of the
wall with two bathrooms on either side of the central wall. Measurements and picture are shown


There is a budget range from $2,000-$4,000 depending on proposal and experience. The project
funding must cover all expenses related to the design, engagement with students, and installation
of the artwork. We are looking for high quality work and an individual/group to help inspire
students both from the process and product of the work. We want to support the work of artists in
our community while simultaneously using our funding wisely, if a lower bid is practical or an
artist is willing to donate some time, we will strongly consider this in the proposal.

Application Requirements

Please include in your application email:
 A sample portfolio that includes experience with landscapes and animals
 A short description of your experience working with youth
 A vision for the project
 List of paint brands you work with (for school district protocol)
We are looking to choose artist(s) by April 24, 2019 and would like the project to be completed
in late May to early June, but can be flexible with painting dates.
After Selection

 Selected artist(s) must complete a Washoe County School District Independent
Contractors Agreement and provide an I9 tax form.
 Selected artist(s) must meet with Washoe County School District representatives to
review regulations for work on campus.

For more information, to see the site, or to submit a project proposal, please contact Cori

Zancanella at or 775.351.8972