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Community Christmas Concert
Dec. 6 & 7, 7 p.m.
Mesquite Community Theatre
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Art Contest Winners Announced-Video/Slideshow
Posting Date: 06/22/2012
By Barbara Ellestad
The Virgin Valley Artists Association held its monthly Art Reception on Thursday, June 21, at Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery and handed out awards to the artists who best depicted the Art Contest's theme of "T" Time.
Bank of Nevada sponsored the June contest and Dan Wright, Vice President and Bank Manager, was on hand to award the Sponsor's Choice to Sally Sinclair for her Dry Media-Pencil artwork titled "Time for Tea."
"We had five or six people come over to make the selection. It was almost unanimous. Everyone really liked this painting," Wright commented.
The People's Choice award, based on votes cast by the public, went to Janice Koci for her acrylic art piece also titled "Time for Tea."
Susan Holladay won the Best of Show award for her pencil art piece titled "A Mr. and Mrs. T Breakfast." The First Place blue ribbon went to popular artist Geraldine Zarate for her colorful "Tea Time for Two."
Artist Ralph LeMaster's Pastel artwork "Tranquility" was awarded the Red Ribbon for second place in the monthly contest. Judith Hetem took the third place White Ribbon for a mixed media piece she calls "The Desert is a Sacred Place."
Six artists won in the Honorable Mention category: Sandra Anderson, Robert Cooper, Jan Hansen, Carole Pedersen, Tammy Nielsen-Symons, and Cheri Vincent.
In all, 33 art pieces were entered in the June contest. Follow along on the video below as Linda Faas, President of the VVAA describes each entry in this month's Gallery art contest. The
pieces will be on display through the end of June.
The Gallery's featured artist of the month is Joan Rainey Day. An entire wall of art created by Day is also available for viewing in the Gallery through next week. “Her love for wildlife and natural beauty is so apparent in her work,” Faas remarked. “Moving to Nevada about 10 years ago, Joan has become an avid volunteer at many local museums and parks, but her great love is her time spent at Roos ‘N More Zoo in Moapa, where she has painted a 100-foot mural of the animals in their native habitat."
The Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery is operated by the volunteer staffing of Virgin Valley Artists Association, a nonprofit group that provides community art classes and operates the VVAApottery studio at the Mesquite Campus. The public is invited to enroll in classes, use openstudio time, and enjoy the art gallery. Membership in VVAA is $35 a year, and beginning artistsare welcomed. Sale of artwork sustains the Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery and VVAA’s facilities,as well as funding support received from City of Mesquite, Nevada Arts Council, Nevada Commissionon Tourism, Art Works National Endowment for the Arts, and many generous local businesses andindividuals who sponsor exhibitions and donate time and funds.
The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., during the summer. More informationcan be found at www.mesquitefineartscenter.com, or call the Gallery at 702-3346-1338 during business hours.