Biggest “Icons of NV” on a little canvas

Icons-LogoSierra Arts Foundation’s biannual Biggest Little Art Show, celebrating miniature format works since 1994, explores the concept of “Icons of NV” in this year’s exhibition.

Running December 4 through January 3, the show features work from 40 artists representing, re-imagining, and rediscovering icons of Nevada using a playing card-sized canvas, board, or paper 2.25 by 3.25 inches.

According to, Jim McCormick, original Biggest Little Art Show creator, initial response to such a pint-sized show was one of disbelief from artists. That soon turned to 120 submissions the first year when four square inches defined the parameters.

While the art is just over seven square inches now, the obstacles and the joy of this show remain the same. Participating are 40 local artists, including McCormick, Bart McCoy, Erik Holland, Nancy Peppin, Eric Brooks, Carolyn McLeod and Lisa Kurt.

An opening reception is Thursday, December 5 from 5 to 7pm at Sierra Arts Gallery. It is sponsored by Wild River Grille. The show and reception are free to the public, and the works will be for sale as a fundraiser for Sierra Arts, with 50 percent of all sales going directly to the foundation.

For more information visit Sierra Arts on the web at www.sierra-arts.org or call 775.329.2787.

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