Merry Merry!!!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year friends of St Mary’s Art Center!

2014 has been a fantastic year for the Art Center, with many great leaps forward!

We had 6 international Artists in Residence from Denmark, Holland and the UK, our Art Faire was a huge success, we won the NNDA Comstock Innovator of the Year award along with several grants to help us along our path restoring our historic building and supporting art and culture for all ages on the Comstock.

2015 will be even better!

Our workshops and art classes
re-commence in January, here is just a taste of what we have in progress…

First Tuesdays – Intaglio print making with Master print maker, Nolan Preece
Every Tuesday – Open studios, come use our creative spaces – $15 donation suggested
Every Friday – Evening art classes with French painter Stephane Cellier
Second Tuesdays – Kids Art classes Age 5-11 with Stephane Cellier and guest artists, after school program
Fourth Tuesdays – Teenager Art Classes Age 12-18 with Stephane Cellier and guest artists, after school program

25th January Zentangles for teenagers with Kim Van Zyll
7 February – Reception 1-4pm, all new exhibitions opening day!
14 March – Zentangles art class with Kim Van Zyll
20-22 March – Watercolor workshop with Eva Nichols
27-29 March – Lisa Kurt will be teaching a children’s book illustration workshop
11 April – Zentangles art class with Kim Van Zyll
25 April – Reception 1-4pm, all new exhibitions opening day!
24-26 April – Plein Air painting with Monika Piper Johnson
6-10 May – Phyllis Shafer teaching her incredible painting techniques
14-17 May – Barbara Moon Batista teaching a wide variety of photography
16-22 June – Dale Laitinen is back with his watercolor landscape class
27 June – Reception 1-4pm, all new exhibitions opening day!
30 Aug-6 Sept – Watercolor workshop with Sandy Imperatori
20-25 Sept – oil Painting workshop with Sharon Mick
15-18 October – Felting with Marilou Moschetti
31 October – Halloween Ghost Hunt, Investigation and sleep over
05 December – Artists and Artisans Art Faire on the Comstock

And many more to come… including a special monthly program for children who will be taught many forms of art by our established artists.

Artists in Residence Feb – December 2015

Sylvie Simmons – Singer songwriter, San Francisco
Jenny Valloric – Textile artist, Colorado
Eva Nichols – Watercolor artist, Lake Tahoe
Lisa Kurt – Illustrator, Nevada
Edland Mann – Photographer, Holland
Emily Silver – Watercolor artist, CCAI Residency, California
Ashley Blalock – Textile artist, San Diego
Julie Meyer – Photographer, France
Quynh Tranh – Print maker, Vietnam
Megan Berner – Conceptual photographer and installation artist, Nevada
Jared Stanley – Poet, Nevada
Brian Cohen – Print maker, Vermont
Sophie Scott – Painter, New Zealand
Charlotte Watson – Sculptor, New Zealand
Fiona Pardington – Conceptual Photographer, New Zealand
and hopefully, fingers crossed we will have Book Artist from Russia, Anna Neizvestnova!!!

Contact us at if you would like to participate or help with any of our programming.
Keep your eye on our Events and Art Classes on our website!


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