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Call for Entries: Annual Juried Exhibition

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Clark County Wetlands Park is hosting an open call for a juried exhibit called Gifts of the Wetlands with the theme: water. Wetlands are marked by saturated soils and water loving plants, playing an important role in water purification and reuse. Artists are invited to submit work that touches on the presence of water in the Las Vegas valley, or topics including wetlands flora and fauna, swamps, marshes, bogs, fens, water reclamation, the water cycle, April showers, July monsoons, or getting caught in the rain – all things sodden and waterlogged.

Read about the exhibition rules and requirements here. Questions? Email Daniel Ogletree at

Submit entries using this Google Form. Deadline: Saturday, June 24 at midnight.

Wetlands Park Artist in Residence Program

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Funded by Clark County Public Arts, the WP AIR Program enables a local artist each spring to explore and interpret the natural and cultural resources at Wetlands Park. Artists lead workshops, interact with curious visitors during open studio hours, and create artwork based on their research in the park.

2023 Artist in Residence
Fawn Douglas
March 29 - May 9
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Fawn Douglas is an Indigenous American Artivist and enrolled member of the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe. She comes from a proud mixed heritage of Las Vegas Paiute, Moapa Paiute, Southern Cheyenne, Creek, Pawnee and Scottish. Fawn is the head matriarch of Nuwu Art + Activism Studios, located in the heart of the Historic Huntridge Neighborhood in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is dedicated to the intersections of art, activism, community, education, culture, identity, place, and sovereignty. Within her art-making, she tells stories in order to remember the past and to ensure the stories of Indigenous peoples are heard in the present. Her studio practice includes painting, weaving, sculpture, dance and other types of performance. Fawn currently does art and cultural consulting through Nuwu Art, organizes with the non-profit IndigenousAF, serves the City of Las Vegas as an Arts Commissioner for Ward 3 and works part-time as a Cultural Engagement Specialist with Meow Wolf. She earned her Master of Fine Arts at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), where she also taught Art Fundamentals as a graduate instructor in the Department of Art. Prior to teaching Art 101, Fawn taught American Indian Indigenous Studies (AIIS 101) in the Interdisciplinary, Gender and Ethnic Studies Department (IGES) at UNLV.

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Fawn led the Wah-Seets Kahnee (Birds Nest) Workshop at Wetlands Park on Saturday, April 15. Participants crafted a birds nest from natural and recycled materials.

2022 Artist in Residence
Myranda Bair
May 14-29


Myranda Bair is an artist, educator, avid rock climber, natural space advocator, animal lover, and suburban farmer. Her work focuses on conservation and how community education can lead to a richer outdoor experience for all while simultaneously reflecting the importance of preserving natural areas. She received her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and her BFA from the University of Texas at Austin. Myranda has exhibited work across the country and participated in various residences, recent ones including The Sandhills Institute (2018), Red Rock Canyon NCA (2014), Wildlife Divide (2013), and The Vermont Studio Center (2012). She continues to partner with the Red Rock Canyon Interpretive Association and the Desert Tortoise Habitat. Currently, she is a faculty member for the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas. Myranda has a wonderful husband named Craig, two daughters, Penelope and Sedona, a French Bulldog named Butters, and two adopted tortoises. She lives and works in Las Vegas, NV.

Wetlands Art Gallery
Currently Showing:
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View the Exhibit (Free):
Wetlands Park Nature Center: Information Kiosk
March 4 - April 29
Tues-Sun, 9am-3pm

Upcoming Exhibits:

 Unbound: Plein Air Painting Invitational (Awards funded by CC Public Arts Office)  May 10 - June 25, 2023
 Gifts of the Wetlands: Juried by Melanie La May (Awards funded by CC Public Arts Office)  July 15 - August 26, 2023
 Solo Show: Bobbie Ann Howell  September - October, 2023
 TBA  November - December, 2023

Exhibit Archive (2023):

 SUNDOWN: Artwork by Myranda Bair  March 4 - April 29
 Connecting with Nature: Nevada Watercolor Society 2023 Signature Member Exhibit  January 22 - February 24

Exhibit Archive (2022):

 Life in the Desert: Paintings by Marsha Gladding  November 12, 2022 - January 7, 2023
 Wetlands Threads: An Art Quilt Exhibit  August 20 - October 31
 Take to the Trails: Juried by Bobbie Ann Howell (Awards funded by CC Public Arts Office)  June 4 - July 9
 More Than a Place: Wetlands Park Volunteer & Staff Exhibit  March 26 - April 30
 MIGRATE Temporary Art Installation  March 5-31

Exhibit Archive (2021):

 2021 PLAY Temporary Art Installation  June 8 - July 6

Clark County Wetlands Park
7050 Wetlands Park Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89122
Phone: (702) 455-7522