UPDATE AUG. 25: Krystal Ramirez, a multidisciplinary artist who works primarily in textiles, was selected by a jury from more than 30 applicants.
A first-generation daughter of Mexican immigrants, Ramirez’s works emote themes of justice and visibility, building off her internal dialogues and offering a discourse on anxiety, expression and communication rooted in her Chicana identity.
Ramirez was recently invited to contribute to the Barrick Museum of Arts collection and is one of 30 Nevada artists whose work is featured in Tilting the Basin: Contemporary Art in Nevada in downtown Las Vegas. In addition to showing in galleries around Nevada, Ramirez’s work has been on view at the Clark County Government Center and exhibited at the Contemporary Arts Center, Nevada Art Museum and Winchester Cultural Center. She is a 2009 graduate of UNLV in Fine Arts.
Juhl in Downtown Las Vegas is looking for its next Artist in Residence.
This new initiative invites working Nevada artists to apply for the program which will provide an opportunity for select artists to live and work rent-free at Juhl for a residency of up to six months. The residency includes a two-level live/work space at Juhl with a ground-level studio space of approximately 1,000 square feet and approximately 1,000 square feet of living space on the second floor.
To apply, interested artists should send to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 15, 2017 the following:
-- Cover letter
-- Ten photos of your work with corresponding descriptions
-- Responses to these four questions:
- 1. Why do you want to be the Artist in Residence at Juhl?
- 2. What will you contribute or how will you influence the downtown Las Vegas arts scene?
- 3. What makes your work unique?
- 4. How would this residency help you complete a specific project or body of work that would further your career as an artist?
A jury consisting of Uri Vaknin, Juhl owner and board member, Art Museum at Symphony Park; Justin Favela, Nevada artist and current Juhl Artist in Residence; and Michele Quinn, principal, MCQ, Michele Quinn Fine Art Advisory, and nationally recognized art consultant and curator; will select the next Juhl Artist in Residence from submitted applications by August 1, 2017. The selected artist will be offered a residency to begin October 1, 2017.
Qualified artists must live in Nevada, have a demonstrated track record of success as an artist, have a desire to live and engage in the downtown Las Vegas arts community and enjoy the opportunity to champion art and culture in downtown Las Vegas by hosting regular arts-oriented events for the general public in their Juhl studio.
Justin Favela, the program’s inaugural Artist in Residence, will conclude his residency this summer. He is a Las Vegas native working in the mediums of painting, sculpture, and performance and one of 30 Nevada artists whose work is featured in Tilting the Basin: Contemporary Art in Nevada in downtown Las Vegas that explores the full range of contemporary artists working throughout the state.
During his residency, Favela has been working on a commissioned piece for the upcoming Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place exhibit at Denver Art Museum. Favela is one of 12 other Latino artists from throughout the country to participate in this prestigious show, each expressing through their work the experience of living in the American West. Favela’s work draws inspiration from art history, pop culture and his Guatemalan/Mexican heritage. In addition to showing his work in galleries around Nevada, he has curated many shows throughout southern Nevada, from the University of Nevada in Las Vegas’ (UNLV) Marjorie Barrick Museum to El Porvenir Mini-Market in North Las Vegas.