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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Contemporary Arts Center ANNOUNCMENTS...


Juried by Jeff Gauntt

Opening Reception Wednesday March 31st, 6-9
Juror's Remarks, Awards Ceremony at 7
Preview Thursday 6-9
First Friday 6-10

Participating artists: http://www.lasvegascac.org/

Best of Show - Jim Stanford and Lynn Morris
The Bemis Award a CAC member's award - Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
Brett Wesley Award - Brett Wesley Gallery
Third Prize - Trifecta Gallery, Kathy & George Garlock
Honorable Mentions sponsored by Desert Art Supplies and Framing Studio Inc.
Thanks to Steven Baskin, and Wirtz Beverage Nevada!
And a special thanks to all of our AJS volunteers!

downtown contemporary:
Art Dinner and CAC fundraiser

“downtown contemporary” features work representative of five downtown contemporary art galleries: Contemporary Arts Center, Trifecta Gallery, Henri & Odette, Brett Wesley Gallery and The Fallout Gallery. The works will be on view in the West Wing Gallery of Rosemary’s Restaurant from April 11-June 19th. In conjunction with the exhibition, the award-winning fine dining establishment is hosting their first Art Dinner on April 13th in honor of National Arts Advocacy Day as a special fundraiser for the Contemporary Arts Center. This event recognizes and promotes the value of the contemporary arts within the Las Vegas community.

The evening kicks off with a cocktail reception at 6:00, followed by dinner at 7:00. The focus of the dinner will be on contemporary art in Las Vegas, offering informal presentations by downtown gallery owners, directors and artists. The program includes Wendy Kveck and Grayson Ronk from the CAC, Marty Walsh from Trifecta Gallery, Victoria Hart from Brett Wesley Gallery and Jennifer Harrington and Danielle Kelly from Henri & Odette. They will be discussing the growth and vision of the downtown contemporary arts scene and the artworks in the exhibition. Victoria Hart will offer some insights on developing an art collection. The evening also features a four-course menu by Chef Michael Jordan with special drink pairings.

Tickets are $115, all inclusive, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Contemporary Arts Center. Seating is limited to 50 guests. Please contact Rosemary’s Restaurant at 702-869-2251 for reservations with a credit card. Menu and directions may be found on the website at http://www.rosemarysrestaurant.com/ Contact Wendy Kveck at 702-869-9002 or wendykveck@gmail.com for more information about the exhibition.

For more information

More information and online registration: CAC News

Contemporary Art Center
Las Vegas Nevada
107 East Charleston Blvd. Suite 120
Las Vegas, Nevada
Phone: 702 382 3886

The Contemporary Arts Center is a non-profit 501(c)3 art organization dedicated to presenting new, high quality, visual, and performing art, while striving to build, educate, and sustain audiences for contemporary art.The CAC strives to provide a place where artist can learn about best practices, test new ideas in the public arena, and connect with fellow artists within and beyond our own community.

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


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