Plans for the 2015 Quilt & Fiber Arts Show are underway with the theme Crosswords. The dates are set for February 20-22, 2015 and the venue will once again be new for us. We will host the show at NV Treasure RV Resort. This wonderful facility is 8 miles north of the Pahrump intersecton of Hwys 160 and 372. They not only feature a lovely RV park but also offer a restaurant and bowling alley, so come spend the day and play.
Our 2015 theme is Crossroads, represented here in our hand-crafted quilt, which this year features piecing and applique by members of the Shadow Mountain Quilters. The quilt was custom quilted by Darla Holt. The quilt is a large queen at 105″ x 105″. Mike Cosgrove lovingly crafts a quilt rack to accompany the quilt every year and he incorporates design elements of the quilt, making them truly unique, one-of-a-kind creations.
“Happy Second Birthday to Us!” We have a whole new show that was installed on March 31st, and we are celebrating our 2nd year as a real Art Gallery. There will be a reception on Saturday, April 26th from 1-4 pm. The featured artist this quarter will be “Yours Truly” (Princy). Stop by and see the new stuff and have some birthday cake with us.
Monda Eagan will be holding a workshop “Painting on Fabric” April 4th and 5th in the gallery. She really does some beautiful stuff. For more info, contact Monda at 751-0495.
If there is no way you can drag yourself over to the Art Gallery, please check us out at pahrumpartgallery.com
There are many chances to learn and support the work of the Pahrump Arts Council. Training will be provided for all positions.
Call the PAC office, 775-751-6776
PAC Board position. Knowledge of QuickBooks essential. Daylong training seminar will be provided May 8th in Las Vegas. Works with Assistant Treasurer to maintain the integrity of our finances. Provide monthly updates to the board and annual financial report.
Maintain the online spreadsheet file of volunteer hours used for granting.
Provide backup for email communications with our members and submit briefs and news releases to media.
ArtBeat Assistant Editor
Maintain contact with affiliated groups. Gather information for ArtBeat. Work with ArtBeat editor.
Maintains membership list on computer using Excel.
Assistant Art & Sol Vendor Coordinator
Work with Art & Sol Committe Ryan Muccio, Marilyn Tenney, Debbie Reneau, Bob Irving, Dina Williamson-Erdag and Linda Kass on the 2014 Art & Sol to be held May 22-25. We have teamed up with the High Desert International Film Festival, which has been approved as an Official Event as part of the Nevada Sesquicentennial Celebration! Please email Marilyn ASAP at email@example.com if you are willing and able to help with this event.
Loretta Lindell, PAC President, attended the March meeting and read a letter of thanks from the PAC Board for a $200 donation we made to the PAC scholarship fund.
Paintings at the American First National Bank will change on April 10, 2014. Theme: “Spring”.
Art hangings at Gems Barbecue will change on April 3, 2014. Theme: “Open”.
On April 4-5, 11 am-2 pm, Monda Eagan will teach a class on “Painting on Fabric.” Cost is $25. For more info-751-0495.
A 1st Saturday Festival is planned for Saturday, May 3rd from 10 am-4 pm. Fee to participate is $25. Vendor info, call Flora Collier at 702-339-4462.
June 11th-Regular monthly meeting at the museum-Elect officers for new year. Open positions are President, VP and Treasurer. Potluck lunch will follow the elections.
Guild Art Show-Behind Pahrump Art Gallery-June 13-14. Booth space: $10 Guild members, $25 non-members. Info: Kathy Leroy, 727-7281.
Angie from “All Fired Up Art Center” at 2210 Commercial Dr. talked to the group about the ceramics, pottery and painting classes at the Center for adults and kids. Stop in and pick up literature.
George Wilson talked about his long career as a graphic artist with focus on the perception, perspective and projection of art.
The 2014 High Desert International Film Festival and the Art & Sol in the Desert Event are joining together this year to create an incredible experience for our visitors!
The 2014 High Desert International Film Festival (HDIFF) has been approved as an Official Event as a part of the Nevada Sesquicentennial Celebration. The 9th consecutive year of this annual event is planned for Memorial Day weekend, May 22-25, 2014 and will be held at the Pahrump Nugget as well as added special events at various Pahrump locations during the weekend. Over the past nine years HDIFF has enjoyed the participation of filmmakers from every continent on the planet with the exception of Antarctica. That’s 18 countries internationally and 41 states domestically!
Charity donations of quilts, blankets and toiletries were given to the Disabled American Veterans and First Choice, plus 27 dog beds were distributed among local animal shelters.
SMQ members voted to designate $750 of the Quilt and Fiber Arts Show profit toward the 2nd Annual PAC Scholarship.
Lynn McDonald reminded members to sign up for the UFO (Unfinished Objects) Challenge.
An estimated 1,200 visitors were welcomed to the Fiber Arts show this year.
Visitors voted for their favorite entries and winners are:
Favorite Quilt-“Snowflakes” (Bonnie Powers; Favorite Needlework- “Grumpy Old Man” (Carol Wertsbaugh); Favorite Theme- “Amanda Plaweth” (Snookie Beatty).
The beautiful “Walk on the Wildside” opportunity quilt was won by Pahrumpian Pat Henson, a member of SMQ.
The Theme for our 2015 show is “Crossroads” and the new opportunity quilt was unveiled.
The Programs Committee announced the line-up of classes scheduled for upcoming all-dayers (the 3rd
Thursday of each month).
- April 17th-2 demos on fabric dyeing (Bonnie Beatty) and the software program EQ7.
- May 15th-Making an apron from a man’s shirt (Monda Eagan).
- June 12th-Making a quillo (a quilt in a pillow) (Diane Johnston).
- July 17th-Tunisian Crochet (Melinda Gorley).
- August 21st-Making a tote bag (Sonia Wittenberg).
Sally Folmar and Joyce Bowser volunteered to represent SMQ at the monthly PAC Board meetings.
Check out this month’s ArtBeat (link on the left) to see all the winners from the quilt show.
It’s (almost) show time! Get your tickets for “Come to the Cabaret” on April 5th. All proceeds will benefit PAC’s youth arts programs. Tickets can be purchased securely online at www.pvpac.org with a PayPal account or personal credit card. You will get a receipt and tickets will be held for pickup at the door or can be mailed to you. Or stop by the PAC office Mon-Tue 9:30-Noon. Or give us a call at 775-751-6776 to reserve your tickets.
The Cabaret show is an all-volunteer production. I am honored to be working alongside the PAC volunteers and “show biz” professionals who care enough about this project and it’s reason for being-to provide opportunities in the arts, including scholarships, for the youth in our community-to donate their time and talents to make it happen for us. Dondino and his band, Liz Leiberman Ovation dancers, 4-Ever Yours barbershop quartet, Dr. Jeff Geihs, all are professionals in every sense of the word.
This is for our youth, our community, Pahrump. With the money raised, PAC can bring the arts to our youth and provide arts education opportunities for our children to gain life long skills and enjoyment in the arts. Show your support. Buy a ticket. Bring friends. Be part of an evening of entertainment, fun, surprises! Or volunteer your time in support of an event for youth. There is always a need for willing hands and hearts. Can you teach a class? Do you know someone who can? Provide backstage support? Deliver flyers? Sell tickets? Take tickets? Provide refreshments? Help setup and cleanup? Together we can “create an environment for the arts to flourish in our Community.”
Spring is here! The High Desert Chorale presents its annual concert on Wednesday, April 9th at 7 pm at the Pahrump Nugget showroom. The theme is “Our American Heritage’ that promises to be a celebration in song of who we are. More volunteers, dedicated to bringing the arts into our lives: Andy Barnum, director; Marilyn Tenney, accompanist; Steve and Rosa LaJeunesse, sound; all of the chorale members who love to sing!
Annual meeting and election of Board members will be held on Saturday, April 12th, 1:30-3:30 in the meeting room at the library. All members are welcome to attend, meet others and hear about coming events and plans for the future. This is the 21st anniversary of the founding of the Pahrump Visual and Performing Arts Council! Refreshments will be served.
Art & Sol began in 1994 as an outdoor fine art fair that has enjoyed both indoor and outdoor venues over the years. This event has offered an opportunity for both local and regional artists to show and sell their original works in a variety of media. Over the years this popular show has included entertainment, food vendors and arts and crafts, along with demonstrations.
Click here to read more of the history of this fine event!
This year we are returning to an outdoor venue at the Pahrump Nugget in conjunction with the 9th annual High Desert International Film Festival, this year approved as an Official Event of the Nevada Sesquicentennial Celebration!
We have drastically increased our advertising reach to Las Vegas and Southern California! New A-frame signage has been purchased to direct people to the event. Art and Sol In The Desert will be held in the beautiful Pahrump Valley of Southern Nevada at the Pahrump Nugget located at 681 S Hwy 160. We hope you will join us in this annual event.
Our invitation this year: If You Make it, We Take It! (however, no home produced food products will be allowed).
Vendor packets for this year’s Art & Sol in the Desert are now available.
Packet includes Letter of Invitation, Rules and Regulations, and 1 page Vendor Application
- Please Click Here to download and print the PDF file if you wish to pay by mail.
- You can pay instantly on the web and submit your information online.
Select your booth size below, then click the BUY NOW button to be taken to our secure paypal payment page.
Once payment has been made, you will be taken to a page to submit your application, or you may print and submit the application by mail.