September Members’ Show

The LVAG is happy to announce the opening of the September Members’ Show. Come by the LVAG Gallery on the second level of the Galleria at Sunset during regular Mall hours and view the amazing work of our local artists.
For your protection and safety the following guidelines must be followed:
  • Masks/face coverings are required. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • 6 foot Social Distancing while in the gallery.
  • If you have been exposed to COVID 19 or have any symptoms, please stay home and seek medical attention.

This month’s featured artist is Bryan Bolosan, Abstract Expressionist

Bryan will be available on Sunday, August 18th for a meet and greet with the artist from 12pm – 5pm.

About Bryan’s Art

Perception versus reality. These are life’s principle questions that I seek to explore and answer in my art. Capturing a fleeting thought and or inner emotion and painting them on canvas for the viewer to step-back, reflect, and find within themselves either the answers to their own questions or to stir an emotion they have yet to discover. As an artist, I work in many mediums, from watercolors to oils, but its acrylic with its bright colors and subtle hues that allows me to achieve the emotion I seek to express. Using only three to four colors at a time, I am able to alter the hues to create greater ranges of depth and dimension. The result is a quiet and impactful rhythm that ranges from a gentle heartbeat to a powerful thunderstorm. Accompany me on my journey of exploring life’s mysteries and conflicts and perhaps together we’ll find the answers all seek.

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Paddle This Art Auction!

~ Thank you to our valued and talented LVAG members for supporting by donating to our Community Partner AFAN.

 

Attention LVAG members and patrons – in cooperation with our Community Partner Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) artists are invited to participate in Paddle This Art Auction! Please support your community and give back.

Best of luck & thanks to everyone!

Paddle This Art Auction

Dear Artists,

Are you trying to move some art that has been lying around for too long but don’t know how to get it in front of the public? Well here is another chance to get your work sold. Aid for Aids of Nevada, also known as AFAN is having an art auction open to our members. If you decide to participate, AFAN is kindly asking 50% of the sale of your artwork to benefit the organization. You will receive a donation letter so you can submit for your taxes next year. You also have the option to donate the full amount is you so choose.

About AFAN

Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) provides support and advocacy for adults and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in southern Nevada. AFAN works to reduce HIV infection through prevention education to eliminate fear, prejudice, and the stigma associated with the disease.

This will be an online auction only.

Who: AFAN – Aid for Aids of Nevada 501(c)3 organization – https://afanlv.org/
What: Art Auction ONLINE ONLY
When: Drop-offs Friday, September 11, between 11 am and 7 pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY – MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED
Where: AFAN Offices – 1830 E Sahara Ave. Suite 210 Las Vegas, NV 89104
Who: Andrew Ryan at – andrewp@afanlv.org – T: 702.383.8067

Please download Press release for more details.

AFANLV Press Release

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3rd Annual LVAG Fall 2020 Member’s Juried Show

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Entries for this show are closed.

After the jurying process, those artists accepted will be contacted by email. Notification for acceptance into the juried show will be made by September 27, 2020 via email. Entry fees are nonrefundable and will be applied to the optional Salon de Refuse exhibition at the LVAG gallery (date TBA) for works not accepted.

 

Judge & Juror Biographies

 

Intake

Deliver your accepted entry October 5, 2020,

11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

West Charleston Library Art Gallery
6301 West Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89146

Your piece must be prepared to hang as instructed.

 

Size & Weight

  • Maximum Size 24″ X 36″
  • Maximum Weight 30 lbs.

Cash Awards

  • Best in Show: $200
  • First Place: $125
  • Second Place: $75
  • Third Place: $50 

 

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August Featured Artist: Nicole Cochener

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LVAG August 2020 Featured Artist Nicole Cochener

Artist Statement

In my art, I aim to blur the distinction between man-made and nature by combing recycled papers like newspaper, maps, tissue and sheet music with acrylic paint and other media to make paintings of the natural world. Each of my mixed media pieces are meant to be viewed on two levels. From across the room the finished image can be seen, but on closer inspection the many layers of hidden detail emerge. A simple rock becomes a map that reminds you of home. A flower petal is a sheet of music playing your favorite song. I create images of nature by recycling fragments of our modern disposable culture into the painting. On the surface my work is serene and peaceful, but the layers beneath show the chaos of our modern lives.

Artist Biography – Nicole Young Cochener

Nicole Young Cochener was born in 1980 in Wichita, Kansas. She is a mixed media artist who combines post-consumer materials and traditional fine art techniques to create her distinctive paintings. Her pieces combine layers of collaged paper, acrylic paint and other media to create representational images of the natural world, juxtaposing organic imagery and symbolism with our modern disposable culture.

From a young age, Nicole aspired to be an artist and began taking drawing and painting classes. She earned dual degrees in Art and Publications from Friends University and later studied Art Direction at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Her artistic career began with creating graphics and video propaganda for the US Department of Defense. She also served as Creative Coordinator for the University of Kansas School of Medicine before opening her own business in San Francisco, Squishy Sushi, an eco-boutique featuring Nicole’s recycled jewelry and art. After a brief hiatus to start a family, Nicole moved to Las Vegas where she now creates her art full time.

Nicole’s work is included in private and corporate collections in over 20 countries worldwide. Her pieces have been featured by CNN, Marin Magazine, San Joaquin Magazine, Pregnancy and Newborn, Green Mom and more. She is an award winning artist and has won many distinctions including being named one of the 2019/2020 Art Pop billboard winners. Nicole currently owns her own gallery and working studio, Squishy Studio, located in the Las Vegas Arts District and has recently started Gallery to Go, a chain of upcycled vending machines featuring small artworks.

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