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a new collaboration between the Nevada Governor’s Mansion and the Carson City Department of Arts & Culture
a new collaboration between the Nevada Governor’s Mansion and the Carson City Department of Arts & Culture
 ‘The First Lady Presents…’ 

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Statement of Purpose:

‘The First Lady Presents…’ is a new collaboration between the Nevada Governor’s Mansion and the Carson City Department of Arts & Culture designed to recognize, promote, and celebrate contemporary Nevadan artists committed to elevating arts excellence. 

This initiative allows the opportunity for (1) contemporary Nevadan artist to display (3) temporary wall-hung artworks within the Nevada Governor’s Mansion in Carson City for (6) months.  At present, this exhibition opportunity identifies (3) locations within the Mansion available to visitors and tour groups.

Inquiries:

Mark Salinas, Director, Department of Arts & Culture, Municipality of Carson City: msalinas@carson.org

Installation Specifications:

Nevada Governor’s Mansion, 606 Mountain St, Carson City, NV 89703

The Nevada Governor's Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of Nevada and the Governor's family. Reno architect George A. Ferris designed this Classical Revival (Neoclassical) style mansion. It is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

1) East Lobby Wall:  Maximum Dimension: Height 30” x Width 30”

2) Lincoln Room:  Maximum Dimension: Height 30” x Width 30”

3)  South Lobby Wall:  Maximum Dimension: Height 36” x Width 42”

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The First Lady Presents…

Updated on 11/15/2019 2:19 PM

The Carson City Cultural Commission, established in 2008 by Carson City Municipal Code Chapter 2.41, serves as the primary advisory body to the Carson City Board of Supervisors for matters relating to arts and culture for benefit of all residents and visitors. 

Between 2014 and 2016, the Board of Supervisors took action to have the Cultural Commission and Parks and Recreation Department staff prepare an Arts & Culture Master Plan. In February 2016, the Board of Supervisors adopted this Arts & Culture Master Plan into the overall Carson City Master Plan. In October 2016 a full-time Arts & Culture Coordinator was hired through a 1% increase in transient occupancy tax. In March 2018, a Department of Arts & Culture was created under the City Hall.

Commissioner Roster as of January 1, 2019: Barbara D’Anneo (Chair), Lupe Ramirez (Vice Chair), Karen Abowd, Elinor Bugli, Terri McBride, Chris Leyva, Mylo McCormick. 

Staff Liaison: Mark Salinas (Arts & Culture Coordinator, Municipality of Carson City).

The Commission meets throughout the year at the Carson City Community Center’s Sierra Room, 850 East Williams St. (corner of N. Roop St.), Carson City, NV 89701. Meetings are typically held January, March, May, July, September, November on the 2nd Mondays of the month at 5:30 p.m.  Meetings are open to the public and televised liveContact Mark Salinas to confirm date and time.