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Monday, March 22, 2010

The 30th Annual Governors Arts Awards and Oasis 2010 Conference in Las Vegas...

Well my cultural friends from across the state have been asking me to get the word out about two great Cultural Arts events that will be happening in Las Vegas a month from now. Of course those events are the 30th Annual Governors Arts Awards and the Oasis 2010 Conference. Below is more information about these great cultural events.

The Governors Arts Awards will be celebrated on April 1, 2010 at the Las Vegas Design Center located at the World Market Center in Fabulous Downtown Las Vegas. With awesome views of Las Vegas from the 16h floor the award ceremony should not be missed.

The 2010 Governors Arts Awards Recipients are as follows -
  • Ellen Hopkins, Carson City
  • Patricia Harris, Las Vegas
  • Marcia Robinson, West Las Vegas.
  • Thai Cultural Arts Association, Las Vegas
  • Nevada School of the Arts, Las Vegas
  • Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas
  • NV Energy, Statewide
OASIS 2010: Harnessing Nevada's Cultural Power
APRIL 2, 2010

OASIS 2010 features a growing roster of engaging and highly regarded speakers, including Matt Robenalt - Executive Director, Fort Collins Downtown Development Authority; Laura Scanlan - Team Leader, States, Regions, Local Arts Agencies and Accessibility Program Division, National Endowment for the Arts; Katharine Hayward - Project Director, Statewide Forums on Careers in Arts, National Arts and Disability Center; and Anthony Radich - Executive Director, Western States Arts Federation, as well as Janet Brown, Executive Director of Grantmakers in the Arts, David O’Fallon – Director, McPhail Music Center, Minneapolis, MN; Renee Piechocki – director, Office of Public Art, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Pittsburgh, PA; and Jon Winet – new media artist and faculty, University of Iowa School of Art & Art History and and Todd Felts, director of graduate studies, UNR Reynolds School of Journalism. Plenary and breakout sessions are designed for artists, arts organizations, communities, and educators.

For spirit renewal, sign up for the Public Art Tour of the CityCenter's Public Art Collection during the pre-conference on Friday April 1st and the Goldwell Open Air Museum excursion to Beatty on Saturday April 3rd.


For more information about the Governors Arts Awards and the Oasis 2010 Conference Please visit the Nevada Arts Council website at http://nevadaculture.org/nac/

For those of you travelling from outside of Las Vegas...
Professional Development Grants (PDG)
Grants of up to $350 can support your attendance at OASIS 2010/Governor's Arts Awards if you travel more than 100 miles roundtrip. Available first-come, first-served, on a reimbursement basis, PDGs may cover all expenses except for registration costs. Download PDG Application. Please note that the PDG narrative section should be short and concise.

Reserve your room at the Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas for the remarkable rate of $39 + 13% room tax Wednesday, March 31, and Thursday, April 1, and $49 + 13% room tax for Friday and Saturday.
Call 800-634-3454 prior to March 15, 2010 and mention OASIS 2010 Conference for Nevada Arts Council group, code #1CF28K to take advantage of these amazing room rates.

Fly Southwest
Southwest Airlines are offering $59 flights to and from Las Vegas. Take a break and make your reservations today! http://www.southwest.com/

Nevada Public Radio
For more information on the Cultural Arts in Las Vegas please visit Nevada Public Radio. NPR has detailed listings of many cultural and civic events hosted by area non-profits click on this link http://www.knpr.org/common/psa/listNEW.cfm and if you are planning an event in the next few months, be sure to get your free listing in Nevada Public Radio's Desert Companion magazine by submitting the information here at http://www.knpr.org/culture/eventaddnew.cfm

posted by Brian Paco Alvarez, Curator and Chronicler of Culture at


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to the CAC and the Thai cultural group!

9:57 AM


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