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.
Special Thanks to Our Donors...
The Abraham and Sonia Rochlin Foundation
Art4Moore - Tides Foundation
The Arthur and May Orvis Foundation
Blanchard, Krasner & French Attorneys at Law
City of Reno Arts
City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission
Community Foundation of Western Nevada
E.L. Cord Foundation
Kinder Morgan Foundation
Healing Healthcare Systems
Nugget Casino Resort
Marshall R Matley Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
Nell J Redfield Foundation
Nevada Arts Council
Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts
Reno Riverwalk Merchants Association
Robert Z Hawkins Foundation
Washoe County School District
Wild River Grille
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.