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Eastern Sierra Arts Foundation Show to be held in Genoa

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The Eastern Sierra Arts Foundation will sponsor its 1999 juried art exhibition at the Genoa Town Hall July 29-31.

The awards reception with champagne and hors d’oeuvres will be held July 29, 6 to 9 p.m.

The work of 43 artists will be on display July 29, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; July 30, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and July 31, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Ann Campbell of the Genoa Gallery is helping to organize the show, which was open to entries from Nevada and California artists until July 16. The Eastern Sierra Arts Foundation is dedicated to the promotion of the arts in the eastern Sierra area.

Awards juror is Steven High, who has worked in the museum field since 1977 in San Francisco, Boston, Portland, Me. Williamstown, Mass., Richmond, Va. and Reno.

He was associated professor in art history at Virginia Commonwealth University before moving to Reno, and since 1996 has been the executive director for the Nevada Museum of Art.

High holds a master’s degree in art history from Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. and a master of business administration degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.

He has been given numerous grants for exhibition development, including nine grants since 1988 from the National Endowment for the Arts and the first national arts grant awarded by the David and Lucille Packard Foundation.

Awards to be given include best of show, $2,000; first place, $1,000; second place, $650; and third place, $350; plus additional awards and merchandise. Works are in oils, alkyd, acrylic, pastel and pencil.