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Teach. Nurture. Support.

The Sierra Arts Foundation’s mission as a local arts agency since 1971 is to be the region’s premier arts organization with an emphasis on teaching, nurturing and supporting the arts in our community. Sierra Arts strives to provide education opportunities for artists of all ages, as well as development and training, financial support and promotional and marketing assistance. Sierra Arts creates and manages spaces and venues throughout our community for artists to perform and display their work.

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The Abraham and Sonia Rochlin Foundation

Art4Moore - Tides Foundation

The Arthur and May Orvis Foundation

Blanchard, Krasner & French Attorneys at Law

Catamount Fund Ltd.

City of Reno Arts

City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission

Community Foundation of Western Nevada

E.L. Cord Foundation

Eldorado Reno

Kinder Morgan Foundation

Healing Healthcare Systems

Nugget Casino Resort

Leonette Foundation

Marshall R Matley Foundation

National Endowment for the Arts

Nell J Redfield Foundation

Nevada Arts Council

Nevada Humanities

NV Energy

Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts

Reno Aces

Reno Riverwalk Merchants Association

Renown Health

Robert Z Hawkins Foundation


Washoe County School District

Wild River Grille

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Rachel Stiff

Only Spaces

Exhibition Dates: Sept. 7-28, 2017

Artist Reception: Sept. 21, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Through process and action meaning is found.

Something catches my attention; usually something seen or felt from outside. The feeling, and primary thing it came from, is where the painting starts, and is often driven by a childhood fascination for things on the ground, from the brilliance of nearly fluorescent sweet peas to the beauty that exists in decay.

Abstraction enables depiction of the most important properties and forms that are embossed in memory. Beginning with one idea and ending up with something entirely different is simply part of the process. This evolution is satisfying because the first thing painted is giving the canvas an underlying history with textures and colors that come through the surface at the end; the meaning altered through the process of the making.

In the end, the paintings are both the things remembered as well as the experience and history of being made.

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Monday - Thursday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday & Saturday by appointment

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Our Staff

Annie Zucker

Executive Director


Tracey Oliver

Business & Community Events Associate


Tia Flores

Program Director


Eric Brooks

Gallery PR & Marketing Associate


Our Board Officers

Randy Pease

Chairman of the Board

John Bankhead

Vice President

Steve Smith


Susan Watson


Our Board Members

Alexis Hill

City of Reno Liaison

David Bobzien

Reno City Council Liaison

David Calvert

David Vogt

Executive Committee

Duffy Bride

Historian & Grants Committee

Eddie Guth

Enid Oliver

Jenna Moffat

Gallery Committee

Linda Frye

Executive Committee

Michelle Fabiano

Membership Committee Chair

Mike Steedman

Grants Committee

Nellie Davis

Gallery Committee

Rayna Brachmann

Grants Committee

Vanessa Vancour

Francine Burge

City of Sparks Liason


Sierra Arts Foundation
17 S. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89501
(775) 329-2787

Gallery Hours:
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday through Thursday
By Appointment on Friday & Saturday