Volunteers In Art

Nevada Museum of Art
Donald W. Reynolds Center for the Visual Arts: E. L. Wiegand Gallery

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Council Members 2009

Committee Chairs

Meet the VIA Council

Bob Anderson PhotoBob Anderson

Bob retired in 1998 and moved from Chicago to Reno after 30 years in sales and marketing with IBM. He became a volunteer with the NMA in February, 2000 as a docent and installation volunteer. Since then he has led over a hundred docent tours, worked hundreds of hours installing exhibits and has been co-chairperson on several special events. His most fun was working almost full time with the curatorial staff during 2003 helping install the collection and exhibits for the new museum building. Besides the NMA Bob volunteers as a trail construction crew leader with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association and as a laser operator at the Reno Tahoe golf tournament

Gosia Clark PhotoGosia Clark

Gosia moved to Reno in 2003 as an international graduate student from Poland. She graduated with her Finance MBA degree from University of Nevada, Reno in 2006. Since then she has worked on projects in marketing, website development and finance. She currently teaches finance courses at the University of Phoenix. Gosia joined the NMA Volunteers in Art in February of 2008. She started as support staff for the NMA social events and movie series. In the beginning of 2009 she joined the VIA newsletter team. She is currently undergoing the NMA docent training.

Photo of Carolyn FrickeCarolyn Fricke

Native Nevadan, completed undergraduate and graduate degrees at UNR, returned to the Reno area in the mid 70's having lived in North Carolina, Texas and California. Have been a member of the Museum for many years. Administrator for 20 years with Washoe County School District and upon retirement wanted to volunteer to learn more about the museum and the artists. I had the pleasure of working at the front desk with many good people for 3 years. This is my 4th year on the VIA council. How lucky we are to have such a fine museum of art in Reno!

Lucy Walker PhotoLucy Walker

Lucy is a marketing specialist in the President's Office at the University of Nevada, Reno. She has a B.A. In History and a M.A. In Journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno. Lucy has been volunteering since 2004. For the past several years has been involved in case wine sales for the Taste of Art and the Arts and Flowers Luncheon.

Cami Welsh-Griffith PhotoCami Welsh-Griffith

Cami Welsh-Griffith moved to Reno in 1984 to attend UNR. She joined the Nevada Museum of Art in 2003 where she has volunteered for First Thursdays, Children's Art Programs, Administrative Work, the VIA Council and Newsletter. In between traveling and surf sessions, she works as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator. She currently lives with her husband; together they have two daughters attending undergrad and graduate schools in California.



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News & Updates

ART + ENVIRONMENT CONFERENCE Begins September 29th through October 1st. Be sure to register early or contact Rosalind for a volunteer’s view of this event.

Second Saturdays are Free. Thanks to the Nightingale Family Foundation, admission to the Museum is FREE every second Saturday throughout 2011.

First Thursday Enjoy a cool beverage 5 to 7 PM while listening to the Whitney Myer Band, August 4th and Max Yasgur’s Band, September 1st. Free valet parking for your bike, courtesy of Reno Bike Project. Admission $10/ Members FREE

Talk and Tasting: Tom Young, Jazz Aldrich, Ancient Egyptian Homebrew and Dr. Church’s Living Room Lager Enjoy an original brew and learn the process of recreating an authentic Egyptian beer in honor of Museum founder, James E. Church. Thursday, August 11th, 6 - 7 PM. $12/ $8 Members. Fee includes one beer, additional beer available for purchase.

Wander through the wilderness one last time. Don’t miss the imagery of Ansel Adams Distance and Detail. Exhibit ends August 14th.

Sunday Jazz Brunch 11 AM to 1 PM, welcomes Dickie Mills Group, Sunday, August 21st. On September 18th, enjoy the music of the Jackie Landrum Trio. Admission is FREE. A la carte brunch menu provided by Café Musée. Brunch menu $5-$15.

Join local bands, Very Pretty Pigeon and Memory Motel rooftop for an Indie Rock Night Thursday, August 18th. 6 - 7:30 PM. Admission is $3.

A Special Exhibition Art, Science and the Arc of Inquiry The Evolution of the Nevada Museum of Art, comprised of archival materials, including photographs, newspaper articles and artworks, from the Museum’s Collection and the University of Nevada, Reno Special Collections. August 27th-29th. FREE with admission fee.

Art Break Bring a friend and peek “behind the scenes” with fellow Museum volunteers Thursday, September 8th. Lecture begins at 5 PM followed by Museum tour.

The Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing Environment opens Saturday, September 24th commemorating the Museum’s 80th anniversary of the institution’s signature photography collection examining human interaction and intervention with the environment.

Museum Hours

Wednesday – Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM
Thursdays 10 AM to 8 PM
Closed Monday, Tuesday and National Holidays

Wednesday – Sunday 11 AM to 2 PM
1st Thursday 5 to 7 PM

Wednesday – Sunday 11 AM – 4:30 PM
Closed Monday & Tuesday

Tuesday – Friday 9AM - 5PM

Volunteers Needed

Are you interested in serving on the volunteer board? Have you always wanted to explore being a docent? We are currently looking for help in these areas as well as the Annual Arts and Flowers Luncheon, support for planning volunteer recognition events and administration work. For more information, please contact Rosalind Bedell at rosalind.bedell@nevadaart.org.

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