Sierra Arts Academy Art Instructor

Maria Partridge

Maria Partridge many hats in our local art community! She has been the Curator for the Sierra Arts Gallery for the past 2 years, selecting monthly exhibits and pop-up shows for the main gallery as well as the ANNEX and Small Works Gallery located in the Riverside Loft.

As the Executive Director for Artech Maria has been producing Reno Art Fest for the past 2 years and the Playa Art Park since 2016. A Project Manager for Burning Man since 2012, Maria has been working with artists from around the world to create, safe, interactive sculptures for the event. She has been on the Board of Advisors for Burning Man’s nonprofit art organization the Black Rock Arts Foundation since 2008. Working as the civic arts liaison in Reno she has placed temporary installations of Burning Man art in downtown Reno on an annual basis. Maria has served on Reno’s Arts and Culture Commission and the Public Art Committee.

Maria taught art; drawing, painting, watercolor and graphic design at Truckee Meadows Community College for over 15 years. She has exhibited her paintings and drawings throughout the United States. Solo shows have included the Nevada Museum of Art, Sierra Art Gallery, Truckee River Gallery and the Agora Gallery (SoHo) in New York City. She received her Masters of Arts degree from California State University, Sacramento in 2004. Her work is represented in national and international private collections. She was nominated for the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant in New York in 2007.

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Artist Reception

Sierra Arts Foundation 17 S. Virginia Street Reno, NV 89501

(775) 329-2787

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10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Wednesday through Friday
Saturday: 12:00 – 4:00

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