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DEADLINE: November 18, 2019 by 5:00 pm 

Artown is commissioning two original regional art projects to be developed, coordinated and executed during the July festival with funding up to $5,000 each. Some of the funds may need to be allocated for venue rental and logistics based on the selected location. Any additional funds needed for the project need to be raised by the recipient to produce the event.

Eligible artists/organizations must be from the Truckee Meadows region or the Lake Tahoe area including the following Nevada counties: Carson City, Douglas, Lyon, Storey, Churchill, Pershing, Washoe, Humboldt, Lander, Eureka, Elko and White Pine. Please keep in mind that this project is intended to support local artists, however guest artists with a regional connection may apply. A committee of professionals will review and select the performance that best fits the flow and ethos of the Festival. The selected recipient will be notified during the month of December.

For more information, download the call PDF.

For more information on Artown, visit their website.

The Depot Gallery/Sierra Arts Foundation - Call for Show Proposals

Sierra Arts Galleries in both Reno and at the Sparks’ Depot Gallery, exist as venues for artists and curators to exhibit, develop, and advance their work. This two year project at The Depot Gallery will employ 19 artists. Each will be given a two month period to host and/or curate a solo show.

To apply send all materials to

Download further information and guidelines here.

Sierra Arts Foundation Call for Entries

The Sierra Arts Gallery seeks entries for 12x12: A Holiday Gift Show. All entries will be accepted providing they are 12” x 12”(or 12" deep) - not bigger, not smaller - and follow the rules of entry.
Artists must be members of Sierra Arts.

If you art not a member, you can sign up on Sierra Arts Foundation website for the artist rate of $35.

For complete information, download the call.

Sierra Arts Foundation Holiday Sale

It's Happy Holidays already at Sierra Arts!  SAF is planning a curated holiday art sale for the months of November and December in the ANNEX Gallery. A few images of your work must be submitted along with price points prior acceptance into the sale. They ask that items be affordably priced under $200.Send all submissions to Maria Partridge.

Once selected artist must provide a complete inventory list of the items being sold.  Artists will receive 70% on all sales.  A check will be produced for the artist on the 5th of December for November sales and the 5th of January for December sales.  If you have any questions or concerns please email Val.

Are you an artist looking for public art opportunities? If you are interested in being notified of new opportunities, calls for artists, and events, please sign up for the Arts & Culture newsletter (be sure to check the Arts & Culture box after filling in your information). 

Public Art Proposals 

For artists and constituents who are interested in submitting a public art proposal on City of Reno right-of-way please refer to the Public Art page of this website.  Currently, the Public Art Committee and Reno Arts & Culture Commission is not accepting new project proposals for funding requests outside of City of Reno right-of-way. 


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