September Featured Artist: Bryan Bolosan

Featured Artist Bryan Bolosan

Artist Statement

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.

Featured Artist – Bryan Bolosan

The Las Vegas Artists’ Guild Invites you to enjoy the kick off of the Fall Season with great creative delights, created by Southern Nevada Artists. After ingesting all the fantastic creations ( Fine Art Paintings, Handmade Fine Jewelry, Ceramics, Glass Art, Assemblage, and so much more): The LVAG is very excited to introduce you to our Featured Artist:

Bryan Bolosan. Abstract Expressionist.

Bryan is a Self Taught Artist, he uses several mediums; however, Acrylic Painting is his current medium of choice. Bryan seeks in captivating the viewer’s inner feelings about the piece the are intimate with. Planned out colors and brush strokes entrap the viewer not just into the canvas, but also into a look of the inner soul. Making that human connection with the artist’s piece.

Perception versus Reality. There are life’s principle questions that I seek to explore and answer
in my art.

— Bryan Bolosan

More about Bryan Bolosan and his artwork can be found on Bryan’s website: and e-mail at:

An Artist Meet and Greet Open House is scheduled for Bryan: Sunday, October 18th between 12pm to 5pm.

The LVAG has taken great strides to elevate and welcome both emerging and re-emerging artists in the Southern Nevada Art Community. We are so proud to have come this far, with our hearts deeply involved in all forms of art. The LVAG looks forward, to moving forward with all of our members.

The LVAG Thanks You, for your continuous support of Local Art and Culture in Southern Nevada Area, for the past 24 years.

This show runs from: September 16th, Through to November 1st 2020, Inside the LVAG Gallery,
inside The Galleria Mall at Sunset. Hours: M-S 11am to 7pm and Sundays 12-6pm

The LVAG continues to follow CDC and State C-19 Guidelines and must be followed. 


LVAG is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) MOTTO: “Artists Helping Artists”, Serving the Southern Nevada Area, Since 1996 LVAG Gallery is located inside the Galleria at Sunset


LVAG Gallery: 1300 W. Sunset Rd. Suite 2109 Henderson, NV 89014 (702)-616-3351 

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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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