由九名成员组成的内华达艺术委员会(NAC)由内华达州长任命. Board members serve terms of four years and are selected for their knowledge of and experience in the arts, 并确保皇冠hga010新版所有地区的地理和种族代表性. The NAC Board advocates on behalf of the arts and arts education in Nevada and promotes policies and viewpoints to benefit members of the creative industry and residents throughout the State of Nevada. The NAC Board attends meetings to receive public comment, 为内华达州的文化政策和优先事项提出建议, and approve grant allocations.
Gail Rappa, Chair, Tuscarora
Gail is a professional artist who creates one-of-a-kind wearable art and sculpture from precious metals, 手工雕刻的元素, 和半宝石. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, 文章, and group shows throughout the country. Founder and president of Friends of Tuscarora & 在独立谷，拉帕曾在埃尔科艺术和文化咨询委员会任职，为之授课 非常特殊的艺术 in its youth detention program, served on the board of Elko Family Resource Center, and both helped create and held the position of gallery curator for the Great Basin College Art Gallery. 她目前在大盆地学院兼职教授金属制造课程.
拉帕和她的丈夫搬到了内华达州东北部的小城塔斯卡罗拉, plein-air painter Ron Arthaud, in 1997. They live and work year-round with their two young children in a brick house and assay office from the 1870’s that they have restored. 如果你不熟悉Rappa的艺术作品，可以看看“狂野女性艺术家”: http://www.wildwomenartists.com/
NAC Board Member since 2016: Term – 6/30/2023
Jerry Schefcik, Vice-Chair, North 拉斯维加斯
Jerry has been a Las Vegan since 1961. 他的大学生涯把他带到杨百翰大学，在那里他获得了艺术与设计学士学位, and on to the University of Denver for a MA in Art 历史 and Museum Training 在哪里 he interned with the Denver Art Museum. 他在普韦布洛的圣克里斯托艺术中心担任视觉艺术策展人, CO, and then moved to the 阿马里洛 Art Center, 阿马里洛, TX as its Curator of Art. From 阿马里洛 he returned 到拉斯维加斯. Schefcik joined the University of Nevada 拉斯维加斯 (UNLV) in 1989 as curator of the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery; he was promoted to its director in 1991. He concurrently served as 展览 Curator for Nevada Institute for Contemporary Art for more than a decade and curator for the McCarran International Airport Arts Advisory Sub-Committee for five years.
As Director of Galleries, Schefcik负责管理Donna Beam画廊和整个拉斯维加斯大学校园内的五个卫星画廊, 教授由三部分组成的画廊实践系列课程，并监督画廊实习项目. In addition to his responsibilities at UNLV, he currently serves as a Commissioner for the City of 拉斯维加斯 Arts Commission and as a member of the RTC Arts in Transit Advisory Council. A central figure within the ever-growing 拉斯维加斯 art scene, Schefcik demonstrates his dedication to the past, 现在和未来的艺术努力，贡献了他作为顾问的大部分时间, 陪审员, 也是拉斯维加斯和西部地区众多艺术组织的导师.
NAC Board Member since 2013: Term – 6/30/2021
帕特里克将对艺术、给予和创业的热爱融合在一个他称之为家的州:内华达州. 内华达艺术学院(Nevada School of the Arts)总裁兼首席执行官, Duffy spends much of his non-working hours promoting Arts & 在拉斯维加斯和里诺社区的文化和几个州外的慈善努力. Having built a long-standing and respected professional sales and marketing career in fine jewelry and hospitality, Patrick motivates and mentors artists, 的同事们, 和客户.
Duffy’s passion and commitment for the arts, complete with gifts placed in museums from London, 纽约, 芝加哥, 和华盛顿, D.C. 到拉斯维加斯, 里诺, 布卢明顿, 圣达菲, 旧金山, 和火奴鲁鲁, 他对艺术的慈善努力获得了国际认可. 他的艺术触觉反映在古德曼达菲收藏. The legacy of The Goodman Duffy Collection is currently part of the Smithsonian Institute Archives of American Art.
Duffy has served on the Board of Directors at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts and The Neon Museum in 拉斯维加斯. As President of the 拉斯维加斯 Art Museum (LVAM), Duffy constructed a relationship the University of Nevada, 拉斯维加斯巴里克艺术博物馆保存完整的LVAM收藏. 另外, 作为机会村基金会董事会的前成员, Duffy took a steering role in developing the Opportunity Village Art and Enrichment Program and previously served as the appointed Arts Commissioner for the City of 拉斯维加斯.
帕特里克·达菲是一个充满活力的领导者，喜欢在每一段关系中寻求最好的一面, both professional and personal. Duffy resides in 拉斯维加斯 with his husband, 路易斯, 在哪里 they both continue to collect, and support the arts in the U.S.美国、欧洲和墨西哥.
NAC Board Member since 2021: Term – 4/30/2024
Dr. Javon Johnson, 拉斯维加斯
贾文·约翰逊是非裔美国人协会助理教授和主任 & African Diaspora studies and holds an appointment in 性别 & Sexuality Studies in the Interdisciplinary, 性别, and Ethnic Studies Department at the University of Nevada, 拉斯维加斯. 他获得了博士学位.D. in Performance Studies with a certificate in 性别 Studies and Cognate in African American Studies from Northwestern University in 2010. Dr. Johnson’s scholarly interests include performance, 黑暗, African American literature, 黑人流行文化, 大声疾呼, 黑人女权主义理论, 黑色的酷儿理论, 男子气概的研究, 黑色的性行为, 和民族志.
Dr. 约翰逊的第一本书, 扼杀诗歌:黑人与Slam和口语社区的形成 (Rutgers University Press 2017), unpacks some of the complicated issues that comprise performance poetry spaces and argues that the truly radical potential in 大声疾呼 communities lies not just in proving literary worth, 对权力说话, or even in altering power structures, 而是在想象和努力建立完全不同的社会关系.
Having recently completed his first book of poems, Aint Never Not Been Black (巴顿诗歌2020)，博士. Johnson is a creative scholar who has mounted exhibitions at the 加州 African American Museum 在哪里 he managed the 历史 Department. A renowned spoken word poet, he is a three-time national poetry slam champion, a four-time national finalist, and has appeared on appeared on HBO’sDef Poetry Jam, 打赌的抒情咖啡馆, 场下的观众暗自发笑的诗句 & 流, 史蒂夫·哈维秀, 阿森尼奥·霍尔秀, United Shades of America with Kamau Bell on CNN, and co-wrote a documentary titled Crossover, 在Showtime播出的, in collaboration with the NBA and Nike.
NAC Board Member since 2020: Term – 6/30/2023
Growing up, Andy wanted to be a dolphin trainer. 但当他意识到与观众互动和破坏海洋世界表演并不是他真正的工作, he decided to pursue a career in the 执行 arts instead.
Andy’s internal monologue is that of a creative thinker, 问题解决者, and collaborator at the highest level. His passion for humans and helping people tell their stories means he’s adept at seeing multiple perspectives at once and making space for the power of possibility to work its theatrical magic. A graduate from the 拉斯维加斯 Academy of the Arts, 他在纽约的玛丽蒙特曼哈顿学院获得了舞蹈学士学位. He toured nationally with “The Wizard of Oz,“再见，小鸟。,” and was the equity guest artist for The Nevada Conservatory Theatre’s 2017 production of “Peter Pan,” playing the title role. 安迪曾在全国获奖的彩虹公司青年剧院担任教学和导演, 他在拉斯维加斯的城市公司度过了他的青年时代，成长和发展他的艺术观点. A public high school arts educator for four years, Andy has a particular understanding of the triumphs and challenges of the southern Nevada arts education landscape; he believes strongly in the value of collaboration to develop meaningful creative learning opportunities for all students.
安迪继续与个人和团体合作，帮助他们在自己的故事中找到自己. And while training dolphins is no longer at the top of his list – he remains open to new possibilities for collaboration in our community.
NAC Board Member since 2019: Term – 9/30/2023
Melissa Melero-Moose, Hungry Valley
梅利莎1974年出生于加州旧金山，童年的大部分时间都住在内华达州的里诺. She is a Northern Paiute enrolled with the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe with ties to Fort Bidwell Paiute, 加州. Melissa拥有美国印第安艺术学院的艺术学士学位, 圣达菲, 波特兰州立大学心理学和美术学士学位, 波特兰, OR.
她的作品是高等研究学院(IARC)永久收藏的一部分。, 圣达菲, NM, Autry Museum in 洛杉矶, CA, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in 圣达菲, NM, the Nevada State Museum in Carson City, NV and the Lilley Museum, at the University of Nevada, 里诺.
She is currently exhibiting regionally and nationally as an individual artist and with the GBNA art collective. Her influences are imagery found in the Great Basin landscape, 岩画, 珠饰, 以及来自内华达和加利福尼亚土著部落的篮子.
Melissa currently lives with her family in Hungry Valley, Nevada working as a professional artist, contributing writer for First American Art Magazine and founder/independent curator of the Great Basin Native 艺术家 (GBNA).
NAC Board Member since 2021: Term – 6/30/2023
Claire currently serves as the Charles N. 内华达艺术博物馆高级教育总监马修森. She has been with the Museum since 2008, 提供几个角色, including Director of Public 项目 and E.L. Cord Museum School Director. Claire is deeply engaged in the local community and passionate about bringing organizations and individuals together through dynamic programming and education in the visual, 执行, 和文学艺术.
克莱尔是博物馆多样性团队的联合主席，也是州长STEAM小组委员会的成员. She is committed supporting arts integration in the classroom and providing resources and access to students and educators across the state. 克莱尔和她的家人从家乡帕萨迪纳搬到了北内华达州, 她曾在亨廷顿图书馆从事编程和活动工作, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens.
克莱尔获得了内华达大学城市领导艺术硕士学位, 拉斯维加斯, 并获得了加州大学的艺术学士学位, 洛杉矶. She lives in south 里诺 with her husband Leonard, a firefighter for the City of 里诺, 和他们的两个孩子.
NAC Board Member since 2021: Term – 6/30/2024
Mark resides in 里诺 在哪里 he provides public art consulting, 创意内容, 客户项目管理，包括预测公共艺术(MN), Smart Growth America (DC), and the Town of Truckee (CA). 在内华达州, he provides statewide curatorial services for exhibition and arts education programming he has created in partnership with 里诺-Tahoe International Airport, Nevada First Lady Kathy Sisolak, and the Nevada State Museum in Carson City.
马克曾担任公共艺术和文化管理人员, 私人, and nonprofit sectors for nearly two decades. As a practicing public artist, he has been awarded public art commissions across the county including Times Square and Lake Tahoe as well as artist residencies in Scotland and France. Mark is the recipient of the 2019 Nevada Humanities Rising Star Award and the first Nevadan accepted to both the Leadership Institute and the Advocacy Institute of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC).
在内华达州, Mark lived in 纽约 City for nineteen years having founded a commercial fabrication business and a community non-profit arts organization. He holds degrees from Washington University in St. 纽约帕森斯设计学院和中央大街. 马丁斯在伦敦.
In addition to the 内华达艺术委员会, Mark serves as a board member for Art Spot 里诺, 里诺艺术之城 & 文化委员会, the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, and Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Advisory Council. 马克提倡艺术领域的公平和文化能力, 相信透明和包容的做法可以为健康的民主创造进步.
NAC Board Member since 2017: Term – 6/30/2024
Yale’s unique and detailed sets have been bringing shows to life throughout 拉斯维加斯 since the mid-1990’s. He has designed the environment for productions from UNLV to College of Southern Nevada and high schools throughout 拉斯维加斯, 位于桑迪谷通往春山牧场的小路中间的户外难民营, and theatre companies throughout the valley. 他最喜欢的一些组合是CSN的“Pump Boys and Dinettes”, 拉斯维加斯小剧院主舞台上的《皇冠hga010新版》, 它获得了拉斯维加斯谷剧院最佳风景设计奖提名, “Annie” at Spring Mountain Ranch, 筹款的生产, 超级夏季剧院, “Spring Awakening” at Majestic Repertory Theatre, 它还获得了拉斯维加斯山谷剧院奖最佳风景设计奖的提名, 以及拉斯维加斯公园娱乐城的夏季音乐剧.
Yale在Le Reve工作, 在哪里, 自2004年以来, 他的风景油画, set and prop work can be seen five nights a week. 他的专业工作包括与宾夕法尼亚大学的创新魔术设计 & 泰勒，以及在长街为平流层合唱团，雪儿和黛比·雷诺兹做后台工作. 为伟大的表演创造背景提供了艺术和专业的机会, 耶鲁大学一直以在拉斯维加斯的许多高中做志愿者而自豪, training students on scenic design, 绘画, 和建筑.
中西部移植, Yale found his way 到拉斯维加斯 from South Bend, Indiana after graduating with a B.A in Theater from Indiana University at South Bend. Yale and his wife Jennifer love to travel to see their beloved 芝加哥 Cubs take the field at the Friendly Confines and across the country.
NAC Board Member since 2019: Term – 9/30/2023