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Call for Artists 2020

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The City of Henderson continues to enhance the Water Street District in downtown Henderson, making it a more vibrant and active neighborhood. The City’s collective vision is for an authentic downtown core that is welcoming to everyone. The goal is for the Water Street District to become both a place to call home and a community gathering space by offering a collection of retail, professional services, family activities, arts and nightlife entertainment, employment centers, and educational opportunities.

The City called on artists to participate in a themed celebration of water in the Water Street District by covering 12 concrete benches along Army Street with artwork. After receiving over 100 proposals, the following artists were selected.

Thank you to City Lights Art Gallery for their support of this project.


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Jamie Burton

Jamie Burton lives and works in Henderson, having relocated from Spokane, WA in August 2020. In 2004, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing/Painting from Northern Michigan University. She has completed several public and commissioned murals in Spokane; Post Falls, ID; Traverse City, MI; and Marquette, MI. In 2017 and 2019, her artwork was selected for public signal boxes in Spokane. Her group exhibitions include Terrai, Spokane; Twisted Fish Gallery, Elk Rapids, MI; and Three Pines Gallery, Cross Village, MI. Jamie is currently working on a series of paintings based on the typography of vintage signs.

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Jasmine Chung and Sophia Chongtai (team)

Jasmine is a current Architectural Design student at Advanced Technologies Academy (A-TECH) who has experience in the art mediums of watercolor paint, acrylic paint, prisma colored pencils, and graphite sketches. She started working on public pieces of art by participating in the Henderson Art Festival and, in her freshman year at A-TECH, she continued to gather mural experience by painting the UNLV and UNR logo murals in classrooms. Jasmine's work has also been featured in the Silver State School Credit Union calendar for multiple years. Today, she continues to work on contributing art pieces and murals at A-TECH. 



Sophia is a Computer Science student at UNLV who began mural painting in her freshman year of high school at Advanced Technologies Academy and continued her work until she graduated in 2019. Using acrylic paint, she poured many hours into painting multiple murals around campus, and she continued to explore other media in her free time such as digital illustration and gouache. Today, she continues to develop herself artistically and meld this passion with her technical curiosity. 

 

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Adam Hegedus

A native of Las Vegas, Adam studied visual art while attending KO Knudson Middle School and continued at Las Vegas Academy. His mother, also an artist, introduced him to making murals in 2009 when she was commissioned by United Way’s local branch to design a mural for a local daycare center and coordinate volunteers to paint it. Adam was responsible for distributing paints and supplies and helping volunteers complete the task. Annual United Way commissions repeated for the following ten years in the Las Vegas and Salt Lake City areas, and he had the opportunity to partake in most of them. Adam has been assisting in his mother’s mural painting business since 2015 to work on private and commercial as well as public art commissions where he has learned how to make murals vibrant and durable for our desert climate.

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Bracken Hermansen

Bracken Hermansen is a longtime resident of Henderson, and alumna of Green Valley High School. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Brigham Young University in 1999 and has been professionally painting oil portraits and murals ever since. You will find her vibrant, clean work in many schools in the Vegas Valley, medical offices and restaurants. Bracken has been married to former GVHS grad and MLB player, Chad Hermansen, since 1998; they have four children. To see her portfolio, visit BrackenHermansen.com and on Instagram @brackenhermansenart.
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Mila May

Mila May is an emerging Las Vegas artist who loves to paint murals and illustrate books. She specializes in drawing aliens, strange flora and fauna, otherworldly landscapes, and all types of made-up objects. Most of the time she can be found working in her studio where she uses both digital and traditional media to create; otherwise, she is traveling, hiking and exploring near and far, looking for inspiration. Mila is interested in public art and wants to give everyone a chance to experience bright and positive messages. Her previous work can be found on her website behance.net/green-morning and on Instagram where she shares her current projects @greenmorning.art
 

Mandy McLean Couch

Classically trained Las Vegas-based artist Mandy McLean Couch has been blending her skills in digital illustration and costume design for the past few years. Originally going to college for animation, she switched majors and graduated with a BFA in Fashion Design. Mandy's style marries her two passions into whimsical pieces of fantasy, fluidity and color. When she isn’t painting, illustrating or sketching, she designs and sews clothing, purses and costumes. Mandy's work has been featured in the 2016 A/W OC Fashion Week in Santa Ana, CA. In her spare time, she likes pina coladas and getting caught in the rain.

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Shan Michael Evans

An established Las Vegas artist since the late 1990s, Shan is constantly redeveloping his mix-media approach to illustrations shown throughout the Valley over the decades. A purveyor of public art in the city, through local projects including ZAP, AMP, Windows on First, and the Arial Gallery, his work can been seen on numerous Las Vegas streets. Within a print catalog consisting of thousands of images you'll find Shan's use of minimal characteristics, critical design development, strong sense of self-taught pride, and overall whimsical cheerfulness have been recurring themes in his work. Participating in many public projects in this community over the years is an abiding inspiration and motivation.

Robin Slonina

Robin Slonina is a multidisciplinary artist whose work includes bodypainting, sculpture, painting, installation and performance art.  Much of her work is interactive, inviting the viewer to experience the art rather than simply observe it. Slonina enjoys taking the “Do Not Touch” sign off of her art, inviting people to recognize art as an integral and fun part of everyday life.

Robin graduated from the School of the Art Institute in her native Chicago, but Las Vegas has been her home for the past fifteen years, where she lives with her young son Leo and her husband Jimmy, who is a performer with Cirque du Soleil. She has been deeply influenced by the nature and neon of her adopted city. She also loves the culture of creativity and support found in the Vegas Arts District, where she founded the world-famous event company Skin City Body Painting. Robin is a passionate community advocate, a member of the Arts District Board and participates in multiple charity events each year.

Her artwork has been exhibited in galleries and museums all over the world, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Smart Museum of Art, the Peace Museum, the Contemporary Art Workshop, the University of Chicago, DePaul University, John Michael Kohler Arts Museum, The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Compton Verney Museum, UNLV's Tam Gallery, Emergency Arts, The Smith Center, Springs Preserve, Life Cube, Meow Wolf, Art-o-mat, Atomic Todd Gallery, Ambrosino Gallery, Lucky Gallery, Recycled Propaganda gallery and the Arts Factory.
 
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Mili Turnbull

Mili Turnbull is a Project Architect with TSK Architects,which is headquartered in the Water Street District of downtown Henderson. She earned her Master's in Architecture from UNLV and is a licensed architect in the state of Nevada. In addition to being a full-time architect, Mili enjoys art explorations in graphic and digital design, screen printing and lithographic art. Most of all, she loves creating custom T-shirt designs for her toddler and doing family and pet portraits for friends and commission. Mili's goal in any art medium is to create an immersible experience and invoke emotion for the viewer. turnbullmili.wixsite.com/milistardust

Jamie Vincek

Born in Colorado, Jamie Vincek received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. She has exhibited consistently since 2010 and has won numerous art awards. Jamie relocated to Las Vegas in 2016 to push her artistic ability further. She completed her first mural in early 2017 which then soon became her passion. Since then, Jamie has painted murals for private and commercial properties. She specializes in immersive/trick art murals where the viewer can become one with the art. Jamie wants every piece to be more than just a mural. She wants her art to be an experience. @jamievincek
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Eric Vozzola

Eric Vozzola is a studio artist, muralist and graphic designer based in his hometown of Las Vegas. He received his BFA in Graphic Design from UNLV in 2011.

Eric held a decade-long day job graphic design career alongside his professional fine art and mural practice, but eventually quit his day job in early 2019 to pursue his thriving art business full time. 

His expertise as of late is mural art, having been commissioned to create murals since 2014 by such clients and organizations as the City of Las Vegas/Clark County, Life Is Beautiful festival, The Doyle Las Vegas, Zappos.com, The Venetian Resort, Meow Wolf at Area 15, the new Circa Casino Resort, and various private residences and local businesses around Las Vegas.

Cody Wombold

Cody Wombold is a primarily self-taught artist who was born in Las Vegas and has spent most of his life living and painting between the desert and the Caribbean. After spending the last fiveyears traveling the states painting murals and doing art, Cody recently returned to Las Vegas to further pursue the arts and his craft. Cody enjoys working in multiple mediums, but specializes in large-scale murals, oil and acrylic on canvas. Cody uses his personal experiences to create surrealistic paintings about nature and his environment. Experimentation with size, medium and subject matter is always at the forefront of Cody’s work.

“Bring me a challenge; I will paint a solution.”
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