More Than 30 Local Artists Exhibit at Artisan Show and Sale

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More than 30 artists from Northern Nevada–several nationally known–will be featured at the 24th annual Reno Artisan Show and Sale Nov. 2 and 3 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Admission is free and 20 pieces of original art will be given away.

The range of the show has been expanded again this year. According to chairperson Julie Sulahria, “We’ve widened the scope to include a broad selection of artists’ media, from watercolor painting, to fused glass, basketry and even stuffed animals.

“Every year we invite some of the best artists in Northern Nevada to exhibit,” she says. “The show is always held on the first weekend in November as an opportunity to purchase creative gifts before the holidays.”

“Hand-made art, whether it’s a small basket, a scarf or a watercolor, makes an original, one-of-a-kind holiday gift,” Sulahria says, “for yourself or someone special.”

Artists will be showing water colors, fused and stained glass, basketry, hand-made silk scarves, jewelry, wire baskets, photography, art dolls, textiles, rugs, mixed media, wood turning, paper products, candles, inlaid wooden boxes, cards, ceramics, knitted scarves and hats, letterpress prints and books, mosaics, collages and stuffed animals.

“The range of prices and the variety of media make the show a very affordable place for holiday shopping,” says Sulahria whose watercolor paintings will be on display.

Hours for the free art show will be 2 to 8 p.m. Friday (Nov. 2) and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 3). Wine and appetizers will be served at the opening reception Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Among the objects to be raffled are cards, jewelry, mixed media collages, framed hand printed items, basket, watercolor, ceramic bowl, wooden bowl, inlaid wood box and a wire basket.

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.

Artists represented at the show include: Jill Atkins, Donna Ballard, Christine Shively Benjamin, Katherine Case, Carol Gilman, Kate Hanlon, Kay Harbeck, Caroline Harkness, Amina Harris, Judy Hilbish, Betty Hulse, Rima Kent, Teri Lark, Cindy Lundquist, Daylene Moss, Lauri Northway, Carl Olsen, Dale Pappas, Mike Philips, Gary Raines, Joyce Rossi, Julie Sulahria, Midori Ishibashi Wall, Pam Sutton, Patricia Tribble, Mark Vollmer, Sheri Fisher, Don Fotine, Tina Hale, Bonnie Jamieson, Pamela Little, and Donna Smit.

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