Much of our organization’s 23-year history is documented on paper and boxed away in the storage unit. So we have started asking volunteers to pick a show binder from the past and upload it to our website, bringing new life to the decades worth of incredible variety and quality content our members and guests have created in Las Vegas. Our goal is to have those 22 years of exhibitions and events documented here online by the end of 2012, with links to news articles and photos. There are still a lot of gaps as we’re discovering more binders each box we open. Email us if you are interested in being a part of this historic (and monumental) project! For now, we are starting with just the names and dates of the shows as we find them, then we will add news articles, photos, and videos as volunteers complete each summary.
- EXQUISITE CORPSE @CAC- May 2- may 5, 2013
Opening Reception May 2 from 5-8 pm
- 24th Annual Juried Show- May 10 – July 6, 2013
Opening Reception May 10 from 6-9 pm
- Older and Overwhelmed by Sam Blanchard- July 12 – August 29, 2013
- I am my own Cheerleader by Joe Casey Doyle- September 13 – October 5, 2013
October - December
- Matthew Schlagbaum – October 11 – December 7, 2013
- Bachelor Portraits by Justyna Badach- March 22 – April 20, 2013
Philadelphia artist Justyna Badach presents a reversal of stereotypical gender construct within her photographic series entitled Bachelor Portraits. Focusing on the lives of men who exist on the margins of society, Badach brings their individual stories together to form a larger chronicle about contemporary American society, isolation, and the desire for connection to others.
- Members Gallery: Into the Light by Michael Davies- January 31 – February 23, 2013
Las Vegas artist Michael Davies introduces his work: ”My influences are largely fluid, always changing. Other artists work, faces, architecture, the natural world, theatrical influences, mood, or just something I want to see that no one else has produced, all give me ideas for future works. Being self taught has allowed me the freedom to explore new mediums and subjects without prejudice, preconception or fear. It may take a bit longer to teach myself a new medium, but the result has been fresh and individual. My latest works have been mostly in acrylic paint, colored pencil “paintings”, and sculpture in both constructionist and deconstructionist techniques.”
- EGO SUM by Benjamin Entner- January 11 -March 2, 2013
New York artist Benjamin Entner explores self-image utilizing multidisciplinary studio practices in his new exhibition, Ego Sum, opening at the Contemporary Arts Center in Las Vegas on January 11. Ego Sum brings together several of Entner’s most recent works, including sculptures and drawings. Using marker on nylon, Entner’s statuesque inflatable portraits evoke thoughts of the renaissance masters with a satirical twist. The poised figures tower over the viewer creating a sudden awareness of self. Entner aims to inspire a child-like nostalgia and wonder by engaging the viewer with playful objects and environments.
- Members Gallery: Poster Power by Joseph Woolfolk - January 3 – January 26, 2013
Using the form of advertisements, Joseph Woolfolk seeks to bring to light the hypocrisies of modern life and consumerism. Poster Power brings together Woolfolk’s most recent body of work incorporating bold text and images designed to infiltrate the viewer’s subconscious. While working on a previous stencil project, Woolfolk discovered his technique for painting on glass; the pureness of the color and line that resulted from his method created a new playground for his ideas to flourish.
- Members Gallery: Nothing Stays Here by Erik Beehn- December 6 – December 29, 2012
Focusing on the comfort found in the familiarity of the American vernacular, Erik Beehn’s work addresses this through depiction of everyday environments that one may digest on a daily basis, but give little time to stop recognize. Middle-class environments that are disappearing from our daily landscape are celebrated in his oeuvre. With his latest project, Nothing Stays Here, Beehn celebrates and embraces the aspects of change within the ever evolving Las Vegas landscape.
- Visitor Center by Mary Anne Kluth- November 9 – December 29, 2012
San Francisco-based artist Mary Anne Kluth explores the nexus of landscape imagery and narrative in her new exhibition, Visitor Center, opening at the Contemporary Arts Center in Las Vegas on November 9th. Using descriptive narrative, Kluth creates snapshots of her father’s memories in a faux museum setting.
- Members Gallery: Tips Appreciated by Todd Duane Miller- November 9 – December 1, 2012
Pulling from the day-to-day imagery of the Las Vegas vernacular, Todd Duane Miller seeks out the misplaced and forgotten. Using photo transfer and mixed media methods his large-scale portraits take on a new life. Tips Appreciated is from the most recent series of Miller’s portraiture featuring street performers mainly found on Fremont Street. Miller, taking them from the spectacle of The Experience, where they are most often over looked and seen as a plight on society, he places them on the pristine walls of the gallery forcing the viewer to be confronted in a more intimate setting; elevating the street performer to something more beautiful and necessary.
- Members Gallery: Flying Solo by Nancy Good- October 4 – October 27, 2012
In our inaugural Members Gallery exhibition, Flying Solo, Nancy Good displays photograph from her most recent series of work. Traveling across the country Good has become a master of delving into the American landscape; making her viewer stop for a moment to take in the beauty of a photograph. Sharing the intimate moments of her solace journeys, she makes her viewer feel a part of something grander whether it be a vast Gorge or the tiniest morsel, you never quite feel alone.
- Less Popular Music by Aaron Nemec- September 7 – October 27, 2012
Indiana artist Aaron Nemec explores the unique tactile qualities of audio and video in his new exhibition, Less Popular Music. Using performance, collaboration, and public participation, Nemec reduces and combines familiar elements, such as vinyl records, YouTube videos, and portable stereos, in order to extract and make accessible existing dialogues embedded within the source material.
- Members Gallery: Rainbow: 7 Colors 7 Artists – London Biennale Satellite Project in conjunction with Pop Up Art House and the Contemporary Arts Center. Performance: July 21. Exhibition: September 6-29. Artists: Noelle Garcia (red), Eri King (orange), Jevijoe Vitug (yellow), Matthew Couper (green), J K Russ with Mina Kahn (blue), Darren Johnson (indigo) and Brent Holmes (violet).
- Off the Strip: New Genres Festival- September 1 & 2 2012
the Contemporary Arts Center celebrates the diversity of Las Vegas experiences in the third Off the Strip: New Genres Festival. Established in 2009, the Off the Strip festival offers an alternative to the highly formulated entertainment and spectacle of the Strip. Off the Strip showcases contemporary performance and video art addressing themes relevant to the contemporary environment of Las Vegas and Nevada. Since its inception, the festival has developed a reputation for showing progressive works that push the boundaries of traditional theatre, performance and film. The varied program reflects the rich cultural diversity of Nevada.
- The Garden of Forking Paths by Katie Baldwin, Nichola Kinch, and Katie Murken. June 28 – August 18, 2012. Through two-dimensional and sculptural works, each artist explores the dialogue between space as it is imagined and space as it is experienced.
- Noctilucent by Mark Rumsey – This site specific installation from the Michigan based artist was comprised of over 9,500 sheets of copy paper and staples; all were folded, shaped and assembled on site. Titled after a nocturnal cloud-like crystal phenomenon that happens in the upper atmosphere of earth, Noctilucent seems to be a very befitting description of Mark Rumsey’s work. Using common office supplies, Rumsey manipulates a space to create a new world within an existing dimension. With the help of volunteers his work transcends that of one person, but instead becomes a part of the community, allowing the people to come together and create something larger. “Transformation is inherent to the work: transforming a physical space- how we use it, how we perceive it; transforming a common material, in this case office paper, into something uncommon- re-presenting it, changing its function.”
- 23rd Annual Juried Show – Juror Mat Gleason is a Los Angeles based art critic and curator. He is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post’s Arts Section and publishes Coagula Art Journal, a pioneer hybrid of tabloid journalism and anti-academic art writing which he founded in 1992. Selected artists: Richard Adams, Robyn Alatorre, Jennifer Beaty, Mike Busch, Leigh Craven, Will Cruz, Jessica Daniel, Sue Danielson, Clark Derbes, Arthur Fields, Dona Geib, Sarah Hanson, Chad Haskell, Carolyn Holden, Dan Hooker, Russel Jacobs, Donald Johnson, Brent Kallenbach, Joanna Lord, Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, Naoko Morisawa, Robert Nelson, John Norris, Mark Oatis, Jody Paulson, Ila Prouty, Michelle Ramin, Jeffrey Rhodes, Nohelia Rivas, Keri Schroeder, Adam Schwieder, Marlene Siu, Greg Stahl, Cathryn Sugg, Alessandra Suply, William Swaney, Haikuhie Tataryan, Daniel Victor, Jevijoe Vitug, Eric Vozzola, Jayson Warnock, Margi Weir, Vicky Wetherill, and Betsy Williamson. March 23, 2012
- Defeat the Future by Yo Fukui, Antonio Serna, Chad Stayrook, Naoko Wowsugi, Richard A. Wager. Curated and presented by UNLV MFA graduate Yo Fukui in partnership with the CAC, “Defeat the Future” brings together the work of five New York artists working across the genres of video installation, painting, sculptural installation, photography, and performance art. The distinctive impressions from these individual artists are unified through the theme of an impractical story – the artist in the role of the warrior trying to defeat an imaginary monster that we all have a tendency to create at times in our mind, the “Future”. February 1 – March 10, 2012
- Garden of Eden by Andrzej Maciejewski – still-life photography in the style of the old masters, emphasizing the contrast between what the gifts of nature used to be and what they have now become through the manipulation of man. Everything looks perfect and flawless but many things, like the taste, the exceptionality, and often even the humanity, have been lost during the process. December 1, 2011 – January 21, 2012
- Affect/Effect by Scott Carter
deconstructed the CAC gallery to display a relationship narrative of comfort and re-addressing basic construction design in contemporary architecture. Oct 6th – Nov 19th, 2011
- In And Out of Whack by Deborah Karpman & Kimberly Hennessy
Two artists carefully walking lines separating extremes: protection and invasion, strength and weakness, chaos and order. Shown together, work from each artist pushes and pulls at the other in a precariously balanced drama. June 30 – August 13, 2011
- Geolocations by Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman
followed random tweets and traveled to the GPS Geotag location to take a photograph of the site of the update. The project created a real life situation and location for these usually anonymous posts. January 6 – March 4, 2011
- 22nd Annual Juried Show
sponsored by Cirque Du Soleil Cultural Action Department, showcasing exceptional work of national and international emerging artists in all media. May 5 – June 18, 2011
- It’s All A Blur by Tony Labat, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, and Dayle Hoyt
Curated by Justin Hoover, in partnership with SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco. Incorporating video installations, drawings, sculpture, photography, and performance/video artworks about the migrant body in the West, economics of labor, and cross-cultural identity distinct to the Western states. March 15 – April 23, 2011
- I Hope You Are Feeling Better: Nov 3, 2010 – Jan 7, 2011
Curated by Andreana Donahue and Kathryn Kruse
- Off The Strip 2010 - October 14th – 17th, 2010
Off-site locations: The Onyx Theater, The Aruba Theater, the Sci-Fi Center and Insurgo Theater. In spring of 2009, The Contemporary Arts Center of Las Vegas introduced Off the Strip: Two Weeks of Video and Performance Art. The event featured the work of twenty emerging and mid-career artists and artist groups, seven evenings of live performance and video screenings and multiple, alternating installations at the gallery. The first annual Off The Strip featured artists from Berlin to Boston, from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, and the open-ended call drew video and performance works that navigated gender and identity politics, institutional critique, relational aesthetics and explorations into technology, social networking and the body-psyche. The 2010 OTS Call for Proposals encourages submissions that will be particularly meaningful within the context of Las Vegas or Nevada. This year’s Off the Strip will be condensed into a four-day festival and will include an afternoon panel of artists and three scholars speaking on the relevance of performance art to community, especially within the unique social, economic and pop-cultural environment of Las Vegas. Chaired by Art Critic and Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art, Kirsten Swenson.
- Let’s Build A Nation (CAC the Nation): Sep 28, 2010 – Oct 30, 2010 -
Building a Nation collective declares Contemporary Arts Center a sovereign nation from September 30th-Octobter 28th, 2010, establishing its national identity, national symbols and history. Let’s Build A Nation explores the concept of a nation as a temporal imagined community corresponding to its immediate locale. It also addresses issues specific to Las Vegas particularly its’ themed hotel environments simulating cultures of other nations.
- “New Cities”: Jul 24-Sep 2, 2010. Curator: Kirsten Swenson.
Contemporary Arts Center presents a group exhibition, titled ‘New Cities’ that departs from Dan Graham’s famous 1966 essay, ‘Homes for America’. This exhibit brings together mid-career and emerging artists whose work seeks to visualize and conceptualize the new American home.
- America’s # 1 Most Foreclosed City: Aug 3rd-Sep 18th, 2010 -
Emily Kennerk’s installation casts a bright, critical light on the real estate collapse that has transformed our city
- CAC Members’ Night at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art: Jul 28, 2010 -
Figuratively Speaking: A Survey of the Human Form
- BEER FEST: CAC FUNDRAISER: Jul 10, 2010 -
Enjoy a wide selection of specialty beers from beverage sponsors Joseph James Brewing Company, Aces And Ales, Southern Wine and Spirits, Wirtz Beverage Nevada and Tenaya Creek Brewery and more. Live music by Close to Modern, art, food, fun and plenty of ice cold beer!
- CAC Members’ Night at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art: Jun 30, 2010 – Figuratively Speaking: A Survey of the Human Form
- CAC Invitation to Exhibition and Lecture at the Springs Preserve: Jun 10, 2010 - Join Springs Preserve Curator Mike Spiewak as he leads a tour of the current exhibit “Nevada: The Photography of Cliff Segerblom” in the Big Springs Gallery
- Reign of Glass: Jun 3rd-Jul 24th, 2010 – Erin Stellman, plans to address the complex attendant dichotomies of the MGM Mirage City Center which is the most expensive privately funded construction projects in U.S. history. The goals are to foster a dialogue surrounding the American preoccupation of hope and to consider that hope within the context of the never-ending cycles of architecture in the las Vegas Valley.
- CAC Members’ Night at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art: May 26, 2010 – Figuratively Speaking: A Survey of the Human Form
- Ultimately – May 15 – Jun 30, 2010 – by Wes Fanelli and Nico Holmes-Gull, east side projects installation, second installation honoring Pride 2010
- “Body Rituals”: Apr 25 – May 12, 2010 – CAC window exhibit by Jean-René Leblanc. The “Body Rituals” series is a personal exploration of the concept of new male subjectivity, the fluidity and discontinuity among sex – gender – identity, and the phantasmic processes of constructing the body. The strategic conflation of lace, a “male” body and the absence of any specific genitalia is an attempt to destabilize any visual reading of gender assumptions constructed on a strict historical binary framework supported by the medical gaze. The absence of the head acts to liberate the gaze from the dualistic world of desire. Such mobility of gender offers a possibility to the viewer to transgress prescriptive notions of desire.
- “Downtown Contemporary” Art Dinner & CAC fundraiser: Apr 13, 2010 - features work representative of five downtown contemporary art galleries: Contemporary Arts Center, Trifecta Gallery, Henri & Odette, Brett Wesley Gallery and The Fallout Gallery. The works will be on view in the West Wing Gallery of Rosemary’s Restaurant from April 11-June 19th.
- 21st Annual Juried Exhibition: Mar 31st- May 22nd, 2010
- CAC Members’ Night at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art: Mar 24, 2010 - The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art has generously extended a CAC members’* rate of $6 for admission to their current exhibition 12 +7: Artists and Architects of CityCenter.
- CAC Members’ Event- Exhibition and Curator’s Talk at the Springs Preserve: Mar 3, 2010 – special members’ event, CAC members will receive complimentary admission to the current exhibition “Desert Chromaticity,” featuring a Curator’s Talk at 7 p.m. followed by an artists’ panel discussion with David Baird, Chad Brown, Catherine Borg, Shawn Hummel and Stephen Hendee.
- Tomorrow People: Feb 4- Mar 19, 2010 – Leah Craig, Justin Favela, Catherine Cruse and Thomas Willis have banned together as four artists that will develop unique supernatural abilities to help mankind. All incarnations of the exhibit concern the emergence of the next stage of human evolution known colloquially as, “Tomorrows People”.
- BLVDS “GIVING” Cover Art Gallery Reception – Dec 17, 2009 – partnered with BLVDS magazine to help select their December issue cover art. In response to a call for work that addressed the theme “Giving”, numerous high-quality submissions were received from our artist members. These submissions were reviewed by the exhibition committee who selected ten finalists and their winning submission. BLVDS then juried those finalists and selected the cover artist to be published in this month’s ”Giving” issue.
- 20th Anniversary Exhibit YOUR FUTURE STARTS HERE: Dec 3, 2009 – Jan 28, 2010 Curator: Jim Stanford. This exhibition or retrospective will culminate those members that have been most influential throughout the 20-year history of the CAC. Jim Stanford will represent past and present Board member’s artwork and narratives to offer historical significance.
- Imprinting: Pressing the Limits: December 4, 2009 – January 23, 2010. Curator: Michael Costello | Coordinator: Mark Diederichsen. Artists: Michael Costello, Mitchell Shields Marti, Jennifer Lynch, Willis F. Lee. The emphasis of the theme will be on experimental monotype “imprinting” rather than “printmaking”. “Imprinting” is more expansive, and opens the door to photographic work. Experimental monotype imprints.
- Hot Hot Haute 2 – Oct 24, 2009 – Wearable Art Runway Fashion Show and Auction /Gala
- Blanket: Oct 17 – Nov 26, 2009. Artists: Danielle Kelly and Noelle Stiles. Danielle Kelly and Noelle Stiles will offer a performance-based exhibition of sculpture and dance that will culminate an experience through the intersection of time space, physical potential and physical limits.
- Last Chance: Sep 2009. Artist: Christoph Draeger.
- Twenty Twenty: Aug 20 – Sep 24, 2009 - will feature the work of selected current UNLV MFA students. Conceptual practice, emerging artists, literature, reading, visual art.
- Metasonic : August 7, 2009 (one night) Curator: Dave Sanchez, Artists: Dave Sanchez Burr, Richard Vosseller, Craig Colorusso. A visual and sound representation within the CAC gallery space as well as at a remote open air location in the desert, releasing the binding of sound to time and thus allowing us to experience the force of sound through the abstract.
- Painting: Painting Physical Presence: July 30th – September 19th 2009, Curator: Beate Kirmse. The painting of Eric Gecas and Ayako Ono, seen together, will demonstrate very different manifestations of ‘physical presence’, reflecting two very different approaches to physicality through painting.
- Installation: Beneath the Neon: June 24th – July 24th 2009, Curator: Brian Alvarez. Installation, based on the book of the same title by Matthew O’Brien, exploring another side of Vegas few have ever seen.
- Stop and Glow: April 23rd – May 23, 2009. Curator: Beate Kirmse Artists: Catherine Borg, Evan Dent, Stephen Hendee, Danielle Kelly, Eric Pawloski, Brian Porray, Sean Russell, Todd VonBastiaans. Partnering with the City and County of Las Vegas, this exhibition celebrates the launch of 8 new ACE transit train stations and the artwork used for the shelters.
- Off the Strip: Two Weeks of Performance and Video Art in various locations: April 2nd – April 16th 2009.
- Untitled: October 1st – November 27th 2008. Curator and Artist: Catherine Borg. Video Installation.
- Lorca at CAC: October 30, 2008 – Poetry Reading & Performance. Join Pablo Medina and Mark Statman as they read and discuss their translations. Listen to Flamenco music by RJ Fox and enjoy a media show featuring photographs of and drawings by the great poet.
- Painting Physical Presence: July 31 through September 20. Artists: Erik Gecas | Ayako Ono, Curated by Beate Kirmse
- Metasonic : June 4th – July 30th, 2008. Curator: Dave Sanchez, Artists: Dave Sanchez Burr, Richard Vosseller, Craig Colorusso. A visual and sound representation within the CAC gallery space as well as at a remote open air location in the desert, releasing the binding of sound to time and thus allowing us to experience the force of sound through the abstract.
- Midway: May 1st – June 7th, 2008. Performance, installation and paintings based on Coney island iconography. Artist: Aaron Sheppard
- Stop and Glow: April 23 – May 23, 2008. Curator: Beate Kirmse, Artists: Catherine Borg, Evan Dent, Stephen Hendee, Danielle Kelly, Eric Pawloski, Brian Porray, Sean Russell, Todd VonBastiaans. Partnering with the City and County of Las Vegas, this exhibition celebrates the launch of 8 new ACE transit train stations and the artwork used for the shelters.
- Punchline: March 6-7, 2008.
- 19th Annual Juried Show: March 14th 2008 – April 26th 2008. Juror: Marjorie Vecchio
- Whipped UP: January 3rd through January 26th, 2008 – Artists: Martin Parr & Diane Bush
- Extra.ordinary: January 3rd through January 26th, 2008. Artists: Zak Ostrowski, Grayson Ronk, Barret Thomson
- 3Dementia: Dec 6th – Dec 29th, 2007. A group exhibition exploring the breadth and variety of thirteen young Las Vegas artists representing an intriguing outlook into the future of Las Vegas sculpture. Artists: Christopher Bauder, Justin Crabtree, Brandon Davey, Richard Hesketh, Scot Kolkman, Raj Medhekar, David Sanchez, Aaron Sheppard, Brent Sommerhauser, Erin Stellmon, Steve Vogel, RC Wonderly, Rocky Mountain, Yo (Fukui)
- Words and Pictures: November 2007
- Vintage Point: October 5, 2007. With the photo exhibit called “Vintage Point” four local artists — Darius Kuzmickas, James Stanford, Fred Sigman and Erin Stellmon — and three current News Bureau photographers — Darrin Bush, Brian Jones and Glenn Pinkerton — will put a contemporary spin on the Bureau’s classic images. A compilation of vintage and contemporary video footage will also be on view.
- 2007 Art Quotient Scholastic Show: May 29 – Jun 23, 2007
- West Coast Textures/ Evolving Possibilities: Apr 6 – May 12, 2007 – Contemporary Encaustic Show
- 18th Annual Juried Show: Feb 27 – Mar 24, 2007
- The Directors Cut – CAC Members Show of Small Works: Jan 23-Feb 10, 2007
- The Beauty Within: Jan 5 – Jan 23, 2007 – Artists Henry Vargas and Dray document their trips to Sri Lanka
- Infrastructure & Other Capital Constellations: Nov 21, 2006 – Jan 5, 2007. A Mixed Media Installation by Cooper Holoweski & Benjamin Lipkin
- CAC Annual Art Auction Show & Fundraiser: Oct 28-Nov 4, 2006
- Unrealizable Dreams: Sep 19-Oct 14, 2006 – Photography Exhibition by Ivana Damien George & Deborah Bright
- CAC Members Juried Show (Theme TBD): Aug 3-Sep 2, 2006
- Jackpot!! “Cup-a-licious”: June 8th – July 15th 2006 – A national show of alternative and fine art ceramics juried by Mark Burns. This year’s theme is the cup.
- Miguel Rodriguez Ceramic Show: May 5 – June 2, 2006
- Secret of the Giant Colossal: May 4th-June 3rd 2006 – Artists Stephen Hendee and Catherine Borg each create a site-specific installation for the CAC gallery.
- CAC 17th Annual Juried Show and 3rd Salon de Refuse: March 21st – April 15th 2006
- A nationally recognized juror will award $1,000 best of show, and other cash prizes.
- “Weird and Wondrous”: February 9th – March 4th 2006 – A national, juried show of experimental and new media art
- Observable Inhumanity: a result of Human Anesthesia: Dec 21st 2005 – Feb 4th 2006. Mixed media installation by Artists Iñaqui Muñoz ( Stgo-Chile), Micharl Tino (San Francisco), and Jorge Catoni (Las Vegas)
- The CAC Annual Art Auction Exhibition: Nov 15th – Dec 3rd 2005 – An annual fund-raiser and soiree for the Contemporary Arts Collective’s following exhibition season
- “DARK”: Sep 27th – Nov 5th 2005 – An interactive sound installation curated by David Curtis
- CAC Annual Members’ Juried Show: Aug 4th – Sep 3rd 2005 – A themed juried show for members, with cash prizes
- Las Vegas History: An Interactive Art Experience: June 30th - July 28th 2005 – A Centennial co-sponsored exhibition from Left of Center Gallery
- Pause Show: June 1 – June 25, 2005 – Sharyn O’Mara & Chandler Dayton
- Snap! Vegas: May 4th – 25th, 2005 – The Contemporary Arts Collective will feature several local photographers. Come down to see how their lens captures a unique perspective of Las Vegas.
- 16th Annual Juried Show: Mar 19 – Apr 9, 2005
- Human Inhumanity: February 11, 2005. Artists: KD Matheson, Jorge Catoni, Kate Jackson
- Weird and Wondrous: Feb 9th – March 4th, 2005. A national, juried show of experimental and new media art.
- Cult of Potato: Feb 4 – Mar 5, 2005. Andrea Avery, Michiel Brink, Nina Ganci, Jeffry Allen Price, Rebecca Stees, Topp & Dubio
- Figure – Pattern – Space: Dec 29, 2004 – Jan 29, 2005. Chad Brown, Danielle Kelly, Julie Madden
- Day Without Art: December 6-December 23, 2004. This is a day (traditionally December 1st) when art organizations all over the world pay their respect to the many artists of all disciplines, that have succumbed to AIDS, or are living with HIV. Even though our schedule could not use that particular date to pay our respects, we are partnering with AFAN, and a local group called “Project Up Front”, to bring an art exhibit that is created by local artists living with aids.
- 2004 Art Auction: December 4, 2004. The Contemporary Arts Collective partners with Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and the Las Vegas Jazz Society for Annual Fine Art Auction to benefit non-profit art collective and gallery programming and exhibition season. The invitational exhibition of approximately 50 (small) works generously donated by well-known and emerging artists, will be on display at the CAC gallery from Nov. 12th through First Friday: December 3, 2004, with a live auction on the following night at Cordon Bleu Cafe.
- Our Daily Bread: Oct 1 – Nov 6, 2004. Jack Endewelt, Marty Walsh, Plasmo, Victoria Reynolds
- CAC Fortune Fundraiser: Sep 20, 2004. Artists interpretations of cards from the Tarot deck hosted by Jazzed Restaurant & Vinoteca in NW Las Vegas & co-sponsored by the Las Vegas Weekly. The event featured dozens of artist who auctioned off their art in a CAC fundraising effort. In addition Tarot readers donated their services doing readings to garner additional funds for the CAC. This fund raising event was a tremendous success!
- Connections Show: Aug 21-Sep 25, 2004. Daryl DePry, Susanne Forestieri, Sarah Pearson-Ochoa, Jerry Ross
- Wild Wild West Show: Jul 17- Aug 14, 2004. Scheduled every summer, the Contemporary Arts Collective supports its membership by showing members work in a themed, juried show.
- Lost Vegas by Gregg Segal & FOUND by Ana Maria Rodriguez: June 4 – July 4, 2004. Color documentary photography depicting the landscape and habitants of East Fremont Street by L.A. photographer, Gregg Segal. Color documentary landscape photography taken in Las Vegas by Ana Maria Rodriguez.
- Las Vegas Sign Design Exhibition: Apr 29 – May 29, 2004. This exhibit is being organized as an International Design Competition by Joshua Abbey, to be exhibited at the CAC, as a fundraiser. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is our sponsor. Winning designs will be displayed. $1,000 goes to the Best of Show
- Body Of Work 04: March 26 – April 24, 2004. Figurative paintings and drawings by Wendy Kveck, Julie Madden, and Jennifer McKeon
- 15th Annual Juried Show: Feb 25 – Mar 20, 2004.
- Glow: Jan 16 – Feb 14, 2004. Curated by Eric Murphy, this exhibit brings together five artists from Japan, Canada, and the United States, who use luminosity in diverse visual practices. The artists are Kazuko Kizawa, Robbin Deyo, Eric Murphy, Mike Pelletier, and Ingrid Mary Percy
- Manifesto of the Mundane: Dec 11, 2003 – Jan 11, 2004. Work by Keith Conley and Bill Morrison
- CAC’s 5th Annual Art Auction: Paddle This!: Nov 18 – Dec 5, 2003 – Invitational art auction exhibition, silent auction and live auction to benefit the CAC. The best fine art that Southern Nevada has to offer in an exciting and classy auction to benefit the CAC. Nate Tannenbaum hosts this must-be-there event!
- Here & There: Exploring Regionalism: Oct 3 – Nov 9, 2003. 11 artists who have worked independently and professionally from Louisville, KY exhibit paintings, prints and 3-D. Exhibit aims to explore the idea of Regionalism today thru discussion with the Louisville artists and their Las Vegas counterparts. CAC shares this exhibit with 2 other Galleries in the Arts Factory.
- Bushwick Farms Present: Sept. 5 – Sept.28, 2003 – A suite of black and white silver prints from an on-going project based on a traveling Vaudeville Show, which this husband and wife team has created, using themselves as fictitious characters. All this is created from a 1968 travel trailer, which is towed across America. Popcorn and lemonade will be served.
- Yum: Jul 18 – Aug22, 2003 – Members juried exhibition dealing with the theme of food
- Vegetable Eye by Tom Umholtz and Zen Mechanics by Mark Hutchings and Daniel Gron: June 6 – August 15, 2003
- Jackpot Show! A Juried Teapot Exhibition: May 2 – May 30, 2003
- 2003 Annual Juried Show: March 7 – April 19, 2003. Juror: Steven High
- The Great Escape: Jan 3rd – Feb 15, 2003- Thomas Bleigh, Andrea Buckvold, Jason Lee, Jennifer Mahlman, and Chris Wildrick
- Cream 2001: Nov 16 to Dec 14, 2001 – A show featuring Bob Wysocki, Miguel Rodriguez, and Neil Linssen
- Whimsical Nightmare: Oct 12 – Nov 9, 2001 – A show featuring Rebeckah J. Bogard, Magda S. Kearns, and Andy Wallace
- Nascar Revival: Oct 12 through Nov 9. A show featuring Denise A. King
- Tuscarora: June 6 – July 27, 2001 – An exhibition of four artists that live in Tuscarora, Nevada, population 18. Artists: Ben Parks, Elaine Parks, Gail Rappa, Ron Arthaud.
- Special Gallery Show: 2001. A show featuring Atsushi Machida, Alisa Ochoa & Jason Tomme.
Possibly 1995-2000ish (Research in Progress)
- February 5th – March 27. Juror: Shana Nys Dambrot: art critic, writer and author located in Venice, CA.
- Tones Gallery Show – Sept 7 to Oct 6 – A show featuring black, grey & white art from CAC members.
- Personal, Public, Private Show – 19 April -18 May – Amanda Farrar, Jerry Russo, Priscilla Troy: Installation, Feud Roadwork, Nascar Revival.
- Jan 21 Thinking Problem
- Feb 21 Aspiring Sycophants
- 4th Annual Juried Show : A Celebration of Women’s History Month. Juror: Connie Samaras, UC, Irvine. Sponsored by The Robert M MacNamara Scholarship Foundation Funded by Barrett & Associates, The Tiberti Company, Duncan Framing, Frames by Farrow, and the Nevada State Council on the Arts. Panel discussion: Dr. Olivia Lumpkin and Connie Samaras. Artists: Kyle Blevins, Heather Brandes, Susan Brna, Jane Callister, Teresa Culhane, Kevin Cusick, Stewart Freshwater, Carolina Hirsch, Carrie McCutcheon, Andrea Metz, Anne Mulford, Robert Nelson, Donna R. Pattee, Kathryn Pellman, Victoria Reynolds, Jacqueline Purcell, Jennifer Safko, Tamara Scronce, Michael Wardle, Mary Warner, Deborah Weiner.
- The Art of the Deal. Curator Joy Prendergast. Catherins and Dennis Angel, Philip Argent, Sue Brna, Jane Callister, Bruce Czopek, Susanne Forestieri, Jean Giguet, Tom Gilbertson, Tom Holder, Merrilee Hortt, Karen Kreyeski, Joan Lemere, Erik Lauritzen, Charles Morga, Kathleen Nathan, James Ono, Sue Pierce, Joy Prendergast, Nolan Preece, Ed Shepard, Kathy Saxe, Tom Turman, Mary Warner, Mark Masuoka.
- May 26 Liberace!, The Man, the Myth curator Jeffrey Vallance
- July 14 Abecedary! Curated by Lenadams Doris. Artists: Dawn Anderson, Philip Argent, Montana Black, Treschya Bowe, Suza Brna, Ginger Bruner, Jane Callister, Jason Coleman, Mitch Crawford, James Doose, Susanne Forestiri, Terri Hale, Suzanne Katzanek, Victor Kirschbaum, C. Terry Klouda, Mark Lohman, KD Matheson, Charles Morgan, Ann Davis Mulford, Kathleen Nathan, Helene Pobst, Joy Prendergast, Jacqueline Purcell, Chris Reynolds, Jennifer Safko, Lisa Stamanis, James Stanford, Lynn Stanford, Thomas Stone, Magda Szeitz, Sarah Vinci, Mary Warner, Deborah Weiner.
- Oct 20 States of Elvis curated by Jeanne Voltura. Ethan Acres, Dawn Anderson, Catherine Angel, Dennis Angel, Philip Argent, Anthony Ashworth, Laura Beeler, Treschya Bowe, John Boyd, Jane Callister, Thomas Chrstison, Chuck and George, Carmon Colangel, Bruce Crownover, Fran Cutrell-Rutkovsky, Richard Daehnert, Bailey Doogan, Tim Dooley, William Fick, Heidi Lynn-Ganshaw, Susan Goldman, Jane Gregorius, Kevin Haas, Fred Hagstrom, Bethany Hallam, Kevin Haran, Chie Harashima, Susan Harrison, Brad Hochstetler, Merrilee Hortt, Neil Irwin, Anita Jung, Areil Vik Klimish, C.Terry Klouda, Bob Lazuka, Pam Longobardi, Beauvais Lyons, Joni Mabe, Keny Marshall, Dan Mayer, Jack Mccaslon, Jacque McLaughlin, Susan Metros, Charles Morgan, Robert Mueller, John Newman, Cynthia Osborne, Deidre Pope, David Ribar, Tom Reiling, John Risseeuw, Andrea Robertson, Andrew Rubin, Elizabeth Stuck, Monica Thomeczek, Rachel Turner, Carmela Venti, Jeanne Voltura, Mary Warner, Shelly Williams, David Wilson, Tim Winkler, Dane York.
- Nov 12 Chair.i.tea chair auction (at California Hotel and Casino) Minnie Dobbins, Nancy Deaner, Diana Reid England / Terry Dichota, Stewart Freshwater, Kathy Garlock, Tom Gilbertson, Tom Holder, Merilee Hortt, Mary Cady Johnson, Charles Morgan, Joy Prendergast, Gerald G. Purdy, Victoria Reynolds, Cory Roth, Jennifer Safko, Tamara Sconce, Lee Sido, Fred Sigman, Nancy Sloan, Lisa Stamanis, James Stanford, Eric Strain, Deborah Szczudlo/ Barth White, Joanne Vuillemot, Jeffrey Vallance, Linda Whitehair, Larry Williamson.
- December: CAC is evicted from Maryland Parkway location and goes into storage
- 3rd Annual Las Vegas Juried Art Competiton: In Celebration of Women’s History Month. Juried by Christine Robbins and Susan Miller, from New Langdon Arts in San Francisco, CA. Sponsored by The Robert M MacNamara Scholarship Foundation. Funded by Barrett & Associates, The Tiberti Company, Frames by Farrow, J. Darrell Parker Innerplan, Martin J. Safko MD, Pro-Process and Pro Display, and the Nevada State Council on the Arts. Artists: Catherine Angel, Brad Blakely, Susan Brna, Ginger Bruner, Jane Callister, Minnie Dobbins, Kristen L. Durling, Terrian Hale, Vija Hamilton, Carolina M. Hirsch, R.M. Joslin, Terry C. Klouda, Don Lewis, Patricia McCollum, Charles Morgan, Anne Davis Mulford, Jackie Nourigat, Joy Prendergast, Pasha Rafat, Jennifer Safko, Paul Sargent, Nancy Sloan, Lisa E. Stamanis, Deborah Weiner. Plus the Women’s History Mural. March 9 – April 1, 1994
- Apocalyptic Teapot. Curated by Mark Burns. April 15 – May 21, 1994
- “Not” A Home Show: An exhibition of objects/images/furniture, curated by Lee T. Sido. May 27 – July 2, 1994
- Panel Discussion: Dr. Olivia Lumpkin, Cathie Kelly and Christine Robbins. March 11, 1994
- Summer Vacation (what I did on my…) Georgia Ames, Dawn Anderson, Mark Andrews, Ginger Bruner, Rosalind Diamond, K.C. Erret, Erik Lauritzen, Patricia McCullon, Charles Morgan, Kathleen Nathan, Richard Pollina, Jacqueline Purcell, Fred Sigman, Sarah Vinci. Dec. 9 Gorgeous Politics curated by David Hickey. Lisa Anne Auerbach, Carl Bronson, Dennis Olanzo Callwood, Annetta Kapon, Joan Mahoney and Cathy Silverman, Laura Owens, Art Auction Sue Brna, Ann Fratianno, Karina Ashworth, Janellen Radoff, Roger P. Thomas, Diane Butner , Lonnie Joslin, Joy Prendergast, Charles Morgan, Minnie Dobbins, J. Windom-KimKutzanek, Joanne Vuillemsey, Dike Blair, Merrilee Hort, Mark Burns, Suzanne ot, Mark Masuoka, Philip Argent, John Stockman, Mary Warner, Thomas Holder, Kathleen Nathan, Jennifer Safko, Sara Vinci, Jane Callistar, Eric Strain. Sept 9, 1994.
- Doors of Perception: Artists and Architects Collaborate. Windom Kinsey/Anthony Bondi, Eric Strain/Denise Shapiro/ Lisa Stamainis, Steve Carr/ Nancy Deaner/ Mary Warner, John Welsh/ John Stockman, Mike Crowe/ Skip Wagner, Diane Butner/ Kathleen Nathan, KC Errett / Eric Christensen, Rick Sellers / Don Mize/ Steve Carpenter, Wade Simpson/ Sarah Vinci/ Ginger Bruner, Alby Colotto/ Charles Morgan/ Fred Sigman. July 16 – September 2, 1994.
- Chair.ity: August 28, 1994
- What I Did On My Summer Vacation: September 9-30, 1994
- Small Works Holiday Show: October 22, 1994-January 6, 1995; curated by Dave Hickey
- Showgirl: Ethan Acres Jose Bellevere Treschya Bowe Sue Brna Mark Brandvik Jane Callister Renie Conley Susanne Forestieri Bill Hargate Charles LeMarie Larry Lee Marr E. Lynn KD Matheson Bob Mackie Pete Menefee Zan Miller Charles Morgan Kathleen Nathan Grant Philipo James Pink Joy Prendergast Lianne Redpath Kathe Saxe Laurie Thompson Jose Vinas Jeanne Voltura. January 21 – March 4, 1994
- Contemporary Portraits of the Southwest: Susanne Forestieri. December 10, 1993 – January 14, 1994
- Women, Art and History-March 28, in conjunction with the 2nd Annual Juried Show
- March 26th-April 30th 1993.Juror: Eleanor Antin: film maker, educator from the University of California, San Diego.
- ”Why the Y Chromosome?”, talk and slide presentation by Fred Sigman. January 22, 1993.
- SEXY : sensual abstraction in California art 1960’s – 90’s Curated by Hilary Baker and Julia Couzens. Artists: John Altoon, Hilary Baker, Jo Ann Callis, Julia Couzens, Phyllis Green, Craig Kaufman, Joan Moment, Harold Paris, Jeanne Patterson, Ross Rudel, Leonard Seagal, Linda Stark, Coleen Sterritt, Mary Warner. April 7, 1993.
- Angels. June 29, 1993
- Have a Seat Chair.i.ty at Neiman Markus. Artists: Erica Berent, Christian Briepierre, Diane Butner, Mark Burns, Minnie Dobbins, Nancy Deaner, Lori Fratianno, Thomas Holder, John LaBounty, Frank Madden, Ed Martinez, Kathleen Nathan, James Pink, Jane Radoff, Pasha Rafat, Jennifer Safko, Lee Sido, Nancy Sloan, Lisa E. Stamanis, Joyce Straus, Roger Thomas, Sarah G. Vinci, Joanne Vuillemot, Mary Warner. April 7, 1993.
- Loose Slots. Artists: Pam Adler, Andrea Bowers, Ben Chase, Steven Criqui, Jacci Den Hartog, Sam Durant, James Feldman, Chris Finley, Antonio Gonella, Doug Hammet, Laura Howe, Keith Pirlot, Carter Potter, Sarah Seager, John Souza, Thaddeus Strode. Oct. 15, 1993
- 49 Cent Breakfast, Dick Blair. Dec 5, 1993
- CAC opens on Maryland Parkway as the Temporary Contemporary Gallery
- Women of the Americas: The Visual Exhibition. First place award to Jeanne Voltura. $1000 from the Robert M. MacNamara Foundation. August 1992
- Women’s Invitational Exhibit at Barrett’s Allied Arts Gallery, on Maryland Pkwy. Artists: Kathleen Nathan ,Susan Bryan, Dana Veitman and Dawn Veitman, Marian Black, Mary Warner, Lisa Stamanis, Jeanne Voltura, Mary Ann Bonjorni, Merrilee Hortt, Rula Cavabis, Georgia Hall, June White, Joanne Gilkey, Nancy Deaner, Jennifer Safko, Debra Bellver, Andrea Robertson, Elaine Coleman
- Members Exhibit at Clark County Library. Artists: Lynn Adanson, Angie Adlerz, Rosalyn Avery, Iris Bernikow, Marian Black, Linda Braund, Sharon Bryan, Mari Kay Gibb, Jo Ann Gilkey, Mark Gordon, Bill James, Paul Kasper, C. Terry Klouda, Joan Massagli, Charles Morgan, Suhaila Mustasa, Ann McFarland, Phyllis Needham, Akira Requa, El Requa, Jennifer Safko, Harry Singer, Peter Stoddard, Judy Valine, Jeanne Voltura
- The Contemporary Arts Collective original group forms
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