Gardnerville art show set for Oct. 23-24

Heading Home by Minden artist Sheri Grieves-Neilson

Heading Home by Minden artist Sheri Grieves-Neilson


It started with a casual conversation between two acquaintances who ran into each other at a local outdoor art show in Gardnerville. Joe Milazzo, an artist who recently moved to Carson Valley, and Teri Sweeney, a 17-year resident of Gardnerville and also an artist, had originally met at a national art show in Southern California and were discussing places in the region to show and sell their art.

That discussion turned into a plan for the upcoming Sierra Nevada Invitational Art Show and Sale.

The show will be featuring eight of the West’s best representational western, wildlife and landscape artists. All of the artists have built lengthy resumés that include shows, museums and galleries throughout the country that have displayed and sold their art. Each of the artists have also won numerous awards in their chosen mediums, with many of them consistently winning First Place or Best of Show honors. Of the eight artists participating, three currently live in the Valley, several are from different areas of California and one is from Utah.

The artists were invited based not only on their resumes, but also with variety in subject matter and mediums in mind. “We wanted to select artists in different mediums and with different styles within the representational genre in order to give patrons of the show an interesting variety of artwork to look at and potentially purchase,” said Sweeney.

Oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, charcoal, pen and ink and bronze sculpture will all be included in the artwork displayed.

The show is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 23-24 at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1477 Main St., Gardnerville. The artwork can be previewed at or The show is free to the public and a portion of all sales from the show will benefit the Douglas County Historical Society.


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