Our 2021 Artown Artists

For Artown this year, Friends is celebrating the importance of the artist in nature. It is through their lens that people around the world become inspired to visit and protect the spectacular landscapes of Wild Nevada.

We are proud to partner with six wonderful Nevada based photographers who have captured the beauty of Washoe County. Each artist has their own unique view of Nevada and we are so happy to share their piece highlighting Wild Washoe. Click on their name to go to their individual photography websites to see more of these artists amazing work.

Virginia Hills by Chip Carroon

Chip Carroon  I was initially trained as a geologist, but I also started working in photography at about that same time long ago. Photography was usually my second job for many years and then in recent years it has become my primary activity. In earlier days, I worked in virtually every aspect of the discipline as I learned techniques. Though I initially started in landscape photography, I also was photographing laboratories in Silicon Valley, doing some advertising in San Francisco, pursuing photojournalism for an airline magazine, and doing many photojournalistic articles on speculation at international locations. I also studied architectural photography and landscape imagery with large format cameras. In more recent time, I have concentrated on nature and landscape photography at both local and international destinations. Most of my current efforts are a donation of time to many different nonprofit organizations with whom I agree. Basically, I am just trying to give back to society when I have the time to do so.


Pronghorn Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge by Alison Hardenburgh

Alison Hardenburgh - Just your average amateur photographer. I love to take photographs of wildlife.


Smoke Creek by John Beach

John Beach - John is a retired environmental scientist from the EPA and has called Reno home for the last 10 years.  He's been making photographs for his whole adult life, but got serious about digital photography 15 years ago.


Reno Glow by Lori Hibbit

Lori HibbettI teach photography alongside Jeff Sullivan. We have workshops that specialize in night photography. We also do time lapse when we are scouting locations. We are spending more and more time in Nevada, our home state. It is an immense state with many hidden gems. If you are interested in any of our workshops, you can contact me here or go to wwwJeffSullivanPhotographycom. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions or interest in our workshops.


Poodle Mountain Flowers by Scott T. Smith

Scott T. Smith Scott is a self-taught photographer whose favorite subject is the natural world. A former research meteorologist, he got his first camera in 1979 and began to take photos on his outdoor adventures—snapshots to share with family and friends. He has been a full-time freelance photographer since 1988 when he quit his “real” job and he and his wife, Mary, lived in their truck and the backcountry for a year while making photos.


Snowy Mt Rose Wilderness by Wendolyn Antibus

Wendolyn Antibus - Hater of busses. Lover of the Great Outdoors. I grew up in the woods of upstate New York. After graduating from Oberlin College, I moved West, eventually landing in the sage brush hills of Reno Nevada. When I'm not taking photos, I divide my time between working as an RN, a ski patroller, guiding river trips, and trying to be the best dog parent humanly possible.  Camera in hand, I'm constantly seeking out new adventures: peaks to climb, lines to ski, rivers to paddle, and canyons to explore.  


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.