Three Sparks artists will be among thirty artists from Northern Nevada featured at the 23rd annual Reno Artisan Show and Sale Nov. 3 and 4 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Admission is free and 20 pieces of original art will be given away.
“Every year we invite some of the best artists in Northern Nevada to exhibit at our show,” says chairperson Julie Sulahria. “It’s always held on the first weekend in November as an opportunity to purchase creative gifts before the holidays.
Sparks artists at the show will be Donna Ballard, wire baskets; Carol Gilman, watercolors; and Caroline Harkness woodturning.
“Hand-made art, whether it’s a small basket, a scarf or a watercolor, makes an original, one-of-a-kind holiday gift, for yourself or someone special,” Sulahria says.
According to Sulahria, the juried show features returning artists and new artists displaying a variety of techniques and media. The work on display this year represents one of the widest collections—in terms of media—that the show has ever featured, says Sulahria.
Artists will be showing watercolors, stained glass, basketry, hand-made silk scarves, jewelry, wire baskets, black and white and color photography, art dolls, fused glass, textiles, rugs, mixed media, wood turning, paper products, candles, inlaid wooden boxes, cards, ceramics, and collages.
“The range of prices makes the show a very affordable place for holiday shopping,” says Sulahria.
Hours for the free art show will be 2 to 8 p.m. Nov. 3 (Friday) and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4 (Saturday). Wine and appetizers will be served at the opening reception Nov. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Among the objects to be raffled are cards, jewelry, two mixed media collages, framed handprinted item, basket, watercolor, ceramic bowl, wood turned hollow vessel, wooden bowl, wooden cross, inlaid wood box and a wire basket. A raffle drawing will be held both days and the winner will not need to be present.
MasterCard and Visa will be accepted for all purchases.
The show will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 780 Del Monte Lane in Reno, just off the Neil Road or Meadowood Mall exits from I-580. For more information, call 851-7100.