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Eight Nevada artists earn fellowships from Nevada Arts Council


July 7, 2015

The Nevada Arts Council has selected eight Nevada artists to receive 2016 Artist Fellowship funding. Four artists were awarded FY16 Artist Fellowships Grants of $5,000, three artists the Fellowship honorable mention awards of $500, and one artist the Artist Fellowship Project Grant of $7,000.

During two days of public meetings held at the Truckee Meadows Community College in June, panelists reviewed 68 applications submitted by artists for Artist Fellowship Visual Arts Grant and for Fellowship Project Grants. After much discussion, the panels developed a list of recommendations, which the NAC Board considered and approved June 22.

“On behalf of the NAC Board, I want to congratulate the 2016 Visual Artist Fellowship Grant recipients as well as Joseph DeLappe selected as the first recipient of the Fellowship Project Grant, established this year,” said Julia Arger, NAC board chair. “The impressive, professional panel of three out of state judges provided thoughtful, specific and critical feedback for the 60 Artists in the Fellowship Grant category as well as the eight Fellowship Project Grant applicants. All of the artists demonstrated the exceptional quality of talent we have in Nevada.”


  • Erik Burke, Painting, Reno
  • Gig De Pio, Painting, Las Vegas
  • Justin Favela, Sculpture, Las Vegas
  • David Rowe, Sculpture, Las Vegas


  • Dean Burton, Photography, Reno
  • Nate Clark, Painting, Reno
  • Nick Larsen, Mixed Media, Reno


  • Joseph DeLappe, Digital Media, Reno