16 August 2016
Nevada Artists Featured in Exhibition

The Private Bank by Nevada State Bank is a proud sponsor of “Tilting the Basin: Contemporary Art of Nevada,” an exhibition running through October 23 at the Nevada Museum of Art, Donald W. Reynolds Center for the Visual Arts, E. L. Wiegand Gallery in downtown Reno. The show provides a wide-ranging overview of work by more than 30 Nevada artists from both Northern and Southern Nevada.

“As a statewide organization, The Private Bank sees the value in an exhibition that brings together artists from communities throughout Nevada,” said Janet Mello, VP/Senior Private Banking Officer. “It gives Nevada’s most accomplished contemporary artists a chance to be recognized and celebrated in one of the premier art museums in the country.”

Nevada Museum of Art Curatorial Director and Curator of Contemporary Art JoAnne Northrup partnered with Las Vegas-based art advisor Michele Quinn to co-curate the exhibition. They brought together Nevada artists whose work has not previously been prominently displayed at the Museum. “The exhibition aspires to enlighten audiences to the richness of our entire arts community and how it can be a powerful tool in the growth of the great state of Nevada,” said Northrup. The exhibition will travel to Southern Nevada in 2017, at a venue that has not yet been determined.

Tilting the Basin highlights the work of six artists in depth, showing several examples from each one in a variety of media. Featured artists include Galen Brown, Justin Favela, Katie Lewis, David Ryan, Brent Sommerhauser, and Rachel Stiff. The remaining artists’ work gives visitors a wide-ranging picture of the many types of art being created in Nevada today, including painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, mixed media, street art, installation, sound performance, fiber arts, and new media.

Numerous public programs, educator events, and E.L. Cord Museum School classes are scheduled around Tilting the Basin, allowing visitors to engage with a wide variety of art and education experiences.

The Museum

The Nevada Museum of Art is the only art museum in the state of Nevada accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Just 5 percent of all museums in the US earn AAM accreditation. A private, non-profit organization supported by membership, sponsorships and grants, it was founded in 1931, earning it the distinction of being the oldest cultural institution in the state of Nevada.

The Museum’s permanent collection is divided into four thematic focus areas: the Robert S. and Dorothy J. Keyser Art of the Greater West Collection, the Carol Franc Buck Altered Landscape Photography Collection, the Contemporary Art Collection, and the E. L. Wiegand Work Ethic in American Art Collection. In addition to its permanent collections, the Museum hosts original exhibitions and programming, and includes the Museum School, with classes and guest artist workshops. Its Center for Art + Environment is a research center dedicated to the practice, study, and awareness of creative interactions between people and their environments. It houses unique archive materials from more than 1,000 artists working on all seven continents.

The Private Bank

The Private Bank by Nevada State Bank provides a full range of personalized financial services for high net worth and high-income clients, including deposit and lending services and wealth management planning. Representatives of The Private Bank can be contacted through any of the 49 Nevada State Bank branches throughout the state.


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