Monday, September 26, 2011


I will start with my aspirational venue where I would one day like to see my work.
I would like (love!) to enter something into the Dobell Prize for Drawing that is held in Australia-  'Unique work on paper or other suitable support in any medium or combination of media. This includes those media and materials traditionally associated with the practice of drawing (pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, etc.) and those which are part of contemporary drawing practice, including pastel, watercolour, collage etc.’
It is held in conjunction with the Archibald, Wynn and Sulman Prize… all very prestigious. It is an award that was started in 1993 and the winner now receives $25,000. It is held through the Art Gallery of NSW. The winner's piece becomes apart of the permanent collection of the NSW Art Gallery! Artists must be a resident of Australia or must have been born in Australia.
To enter- have balls and download an entry form    

2010 winner 'Derangement'. Suzanne Archer
A viable, obtainable and realistic venues in the not so distant future would be First Fridays at Riverside studios in down town Truckee. Riverside is a co-op of five women artists whose emphasis is on unique, handcrafted, predominately local art work. Every month they host a rotating month long art exhibit of a local artist- Mary Kenny has been one of their guest artists. They are avid supporters of practicing and emerging artists and are always looking for new artists to show. Their website is still under construction but they can be emailed at or you can find them through Facebook For consideration to be a guest artist a portfolio of work or images need to be submitted to the co-op to review. Heather River is one of the co-op artists and a previous student of SNC.

A step between local and high end aspiration would be Stremmel Gallery in Reno. They profess to  'specializing in contemporary paintings, drawings and sculpture by mid-career and established American and European artists.' I have seen successful local artist showcsed as well as emerging artists.
There website has detailed contact information but the bold could waltz in there with work - the direct approach!
John Randall Nelson- 'prickelbarb' (from current show)

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