Second annual Lupita’s Artist Project Grant announced

Sierra Nevada College’s MFA-Interdisciplinary Arts Program is pleased to announce the second iteration of the Lupita’s Artist Project Grant, consisting of $1000 to help fund the creation of new artist projects. The grant is the second in an ongoing series of Artist Grants, which will be made available through SNC’s MFA-IA program in the interest of helping to support artist communities both locally and internationally.Read More

Great Basin Pottery

If you work in one place long enough, do you become wedded to it? Does the work you make evoke the place or is the place speaking through the work? It’s hard not wonder who is seducing who– which ear is to the ground.

Thirty-six miles north of Reno, Nevada off of Highway 395 is Great Basin Pottery. The location serves many purposes, but at the heart of them is the woodfire kiln. The Anagama kiln was designed and built in 1999/2000 by Paul Herman and Joe Winters using firebricks from Northern California. The kiln is fired twice a year (fall and spring) for 3 days and 3 nights. My March visit coincided with the 33rd firing.

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The Plain Sense of Things

Co-curated by Jared Stanley and Sarah Lillegard, the exhibition will span the Sierra Nevada College campus in the Garage Door Gallery, Tahoe Gallery and Poetry Center. The Plain Sense of Things will be on display for investigations and interactions from Dec. 14, 2015 – Jan. 29, 2016. A curator talk will be held Wed. Jan. 6, 7-9pm and the closing reception will be Thur. Jan. 28, 2016 5-7pm both in the Holman Arts & Media Center.

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Sierra Nevada College
Interdisciplinary Arts
Low Residency MFA


1008 Tahoe Blvd
Incline Village, NV 89451


Julia Schwadron
Assistant Program Director
P: (775) 831-1314 ext. 7492