Artown "Wild Nevada" Exhibit

Wild Nevada Artown Exhibit


Great Basin National Park by  A. Jackson Frishman from the 2016 Wild Nevada Exhibit

We are now accepting artwork applications for our fourth annual Artown "Wild Nevada" exhibit!

This exhibit is open to Reno-Sparks artists only (or those who can drop off their artwork at our Reno office location). Both amateurs and professionals working in all mediums of art, including painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, mixed media, fabric and printmaking are welcome to submit. All submitted artworks MUST be original, created by the person/art collective who enters the competition.

The theme for this group exhibition is Nevada's wilderness so special attention will be given to innovative projects centering on the theme of wilderness in Nevada. However, general Nevada landscape art and wildlife will be considered and welcomed. The goal of this exhibition is to provide the community with art centered on Nevada in order to inspire them to get outside, explore, and preserve these special areas.

  • Friends of Nevada Wilderness is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to caring for and preserving our wild lands. Our mission is to preserve all qualified Nevada public lands as wilderness, protect all present and potential wilderness from ongoing threats, educate the public about the values of and need for wilderness, and improve the management and restoration of wild lands.
  • This is a for-sale exhibition. 20% of the art proceeds will go to Friends of Nevada Wilderness to support our stewardship and advocacy efforts throughout our state’s wild lands.

    -Artists can submit up to three (5) images. Image specifications are: Grayscale or RGB mode, 72 dpi, 1024 pixels on the longest side, JPEG format at maximum quality. The file name MUST follow this format: lastname-firstname-title.

  • All artwork MUST be
  • -Word Document listing the information below along with a thumbnail of the image for each submitted file:

    • Artist’s name

  • Artist Information (Website or other promotional material)
    • Title
    • Medium
    • Dimensions

    • Wilderness area or location represented
      • Mounting (e.g. framed, self-standing, etc.)
      • Year produced
      • Price
    • Short artist statement and/or biography


    • NAME OF APPLICANT & CONTACT INFORMATION: Applicants must provide a current address and a valid e-mail address. The e-mail address provided will be used to send out the final notification letter.
    • Artists are responsible for matting and framing.

      -Last day of submissions: Friday, June 2 2017
      -Participating artists will be notified: June 9 2017
      -Art must be received by: June 23 2017
      -Exhibition Dates: Saturday July 8, 2017 through Monday July 31, 2017
      -Collection of artwork that didn’t sell: Starting Tuesday August 1 2017
      **Artwork left behind for a period of one (1) month after the collection of artwork deadline has passed will be kept as “artist donation” to Friends of Nevada Wilderness**

      The exhibition opening will take place Saturday,July 8, 2017 at a special reception from 4pm-7pm at Friends of Nevada Wilderness Headquarters, 1360 Greg St. Suite 111/112 Sparks, NV 89431.

    Artists are encouraged to attend.
    Gallery hours will be 10am-4pm, M-F.

    Shevawn Von Tobel
    (775)324-7667 Email:
    **Email should be titled: 2017 Wild Nevada Exhibit**

    NON-DISCRIMINATION: The program encourages and welcomes the participation of artists from all backgrounds and does not discriminate with regard to age, race, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, marital status, or nation of origin.