Art & Nature are a Natural Combination! 

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Clark County Wetlands Park is seeking to fill an Artist Residency from Friday, March 1, through Friday, April 12, 2024. The successful applicant will be compensated three thousand and four hundred dollars ($3400) to schedule forty (40) hours of creative research on Wetlands Park grounds, lead one (1) creative workshop, and create one (1) work of art for the Park. Please review the Call for Applications for more information.


  • Statement of Intent: In 200 words or less, describe what you want to accomplish during this residency and how your creative research will connect with the Park’s mission: Clark County Wetlands Park preserves and enhances natural and cultural resources, and provides educational, recreational, and research opportunities to the public.
  • Workshop Proposal: Describe an idea for a two-hour creative workshop: include theme, learning objective, art technique and materials, and age range.
  • Artist CV
  • 5-10 images of your artwork, representative of the type of work you want to create during the residency.
  • The above materials must be sent as PDF attachments in a single email to by Thursday, January 11, 2024 at midnight PST.

Beyond the Desert: Photography by Philip Martini

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Philip Martini, a local accomplished wildlife photographer, is displaying a stunning collection of photos taken at Wetlands Park. Philip has been taking photographs at Wetlands Park for about 10 years. Settling into Las Vegas after relocating from Maryland, a friend told him that there was a lot of wildlife in the desert if you went looking for it. He took out his 70-200 Nikon and went exploring. Philip was amazed to find animals and beauty around every corner in the Park. He was hooked and  has since upgraded his camera and lenses many times. Philip graciously shares his photos with the Park and has captured photos of rare and iconic animals in his many excursions into nature. His photos can be found on Park interpretive signs, educational programs, and social media. All of Philip’s photographs featured in this exhibit were taken at Wetlands Park. A 2024 calendar featuring these photographs and more can be purchased in the Nature Store.

Spotlight on Nature Gallery
(located next to the Nature Store in the Exhibit Gallery)
November 2 - December 22, 2023
Tues-Sun, 9am-3pm

Saturday, November 4, 10am-12pm

ROOTED: Temporary Art Installations

Temp Installations 2023

Ten talented artists from all over Nevada have been selected to create temporary art pieces for the outside ROOTED exhibit on a short loop trail in the Nature Preserve of Wetlands Park. Each of the artists were commissioned to build and exhibit an original nature-themed art piece created with environmentally friendly recycled and repurposed materials. Artists include Bella Sanabria-Roman, Dan C. Brady, Deborah A. Lambin, Heather Lang-Cassera, Jeffrey Bennington Grindley with Jason Casey, KD Matheson, Pablo Gonzalez Flores, Scott Marquart, Shan Michael Evans, Xochil Xitlalli. Displays will represent the interwoven roots of nature and the human connection with the natural world.  

Wetlands Park Nature Preserve

November 4 - November 30
Open Dawn-Dusk

Saturday, November 4, 10am-12pm

Wetlands for the Holidays

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Wetlands Park Friends (Friends) is proud to present: “Wetlands for the Holidays,” an artwork exhibit and sale. This event will feature the fine paintings of more than 20 artists who are members of the Nevada Watercolor Society. All the artwork has a “wetlands” theme and comes suitably framed for holiday gift giving or other use. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit:

The Nest Gallery
(located in the Information Kiosk)
November 12 - December 16, 2023
Tues-Sun, 9am-3pm

Sunday, November 12, 1-3pm

Spotlight on Nature Gallery: Current and Upcoming Exhibits

Currently Showing:


Beyond the Desert: Photography by Philip Martini
November 2 - December 22, 2023
Tues-Sun, 9am-3pm

Saturday, November 4, 10am-12pm

Upcoming Exhibits:

 TBA  January - February, 2024
 Art Quilts, Etc Group Show  March - April, 2024
 2nd Annual Plein Air Painting Invitational  May - June, 2024
 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition  July - August, 2024

Exhibit Archive (2023):

 Beyond the Desert: Photography by Philip Martini  November 2 - December 22, 2023
 Friendly Pollinators: Free to Fly by Bobbie Ann Howell  September 3 - October 22, 2023
 Gifts of the Wetlands: Juried by Melanie La May (Awards funded by CC Public Arts Office)  July 15 - August 26, 2023
 Unbound: Plein Air Painting Invitational (Awards funded by CC Public Arts Office)  May 10 - June 25, 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

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.

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


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