Apr 27, 2016

Spring in Reno

'52 Vincent with Fishtails, acrylic on weathered wood, ©2016 AnnaLConti,
painted for Sam Sprague (to sell) at Micano Home & Garden.
Spring is here! (Kinda - it's actually snowing today.) But it seems like everyone in the Reno art scene is looking forward to Summer art shows & events. 

Luna Maya Marketplace is continuing their monthly, first weekend marketplace. We'll be out of town in May but look for Anna there on June 3, 4, 5; July 1, 2, 3; August 5, 6, 7; and September 2, 3, 4. And if you are an artist who wants to show/sell your art, shoot us an email and we'll set you up.

Micano Home & Garden has a few of Anna's pieces, specially commissioned by Sam Sprague for his rustic, steampunk, farm, industrial themed store. The Vincent (above) is the first in a new series. Stop by the store to see the latest.

Anna, with Bill Harvey in his
stone sculpture studio , with the
painting of his wood burl root that
looks like a horse.

Anna is very excited about the opportunity to show with Connections, at the Annual yART Sale, July 9th, 2016, during ArtTown. 20% of all sales benefit Arts for All Nevada. She'll be sharing a big booth space with Lynne Bunt (gourd artist,) Craig Johnson (metal & woodwork,) and Brenda Retterer (glass artist.)

Anna just dropped off a commissioned painting for Bill Harvey of Fred & Wilma's on Moana, in Reno. He calls the tree root that looks like a horse, "the horse that never was."

Dave has been posting a daily "View for the day" on his Instagram page and other work on his Flickr page. A few examples below:

untitled, ©2016 David W. Sumner
untitled, ©2016 David W. Sumner

untitled, ©2016 David W. Sumner


untitled, ©2016 David W. Sumner

Mar 27, 2016

Spring at the Plaza Maya Markets

"Tempus Fugit" (Time Flies) acrylic on canvas, mounted on hinged wooden panels
by Anna L. Conti
April 1st, 2nd & 3rd, 2016

Luna Maya Markets ** at 1644 South Wells Avenue, Reno - BigCrow will host a booth at the new monthly Plaza Maya Markets. Stop by Friday 5-8pm, Saturday 3-8pm, Sunday 12-5pm. There will be food, drinks, music and of course ART!

Anna will be showing some of her paintings; Eoghan will be making and selling his earrings; and we have a secret guest artist.

** Luna Maya Markets is a new community art, performance & gathering space and they have a great lineup of activities the first weekend of every month. Please stop by!



Feb 5, 2016

February Walkabout

"Lincoln" mosaic by Beniamino Bufano
Please join us for the first bi-monthly BigCrow Reno Walkabout, on Friday, February 12, 2016. In honor of Lincoln's Birthday, we'll see some Lincoln portraits and raise a toast to the 16th US President, who proclaimed Nevada as the 36th state to join the Union, on October 31, 1864.

It'll go something like this (all times approximate): 

2pm- Meet up in the Basement of the old post office at 50 S. Virginia St. We'll do some sketching at the big communal tables in the common area near Rawbry & Global Coffee. (Enter through the door on the right of the loading dock on S. Center Street. Then go down the stairs.) Bring your own art supplies. Or just come hang out with those of us who will be drawing.

3pm - We walk across the street to see the  Joe C. Rocks show at the Sierra Gallery in the  historic Riverside Hotel, home to Reno's artist live-work lofts.

4pm - We walk 4 blocks to Arte Italia (Flint & California) to see the Benjamin Bufano show, where we'll see a beautiful mosaic portrait of Lincoln. 

5pm - We cross the street to the 1864 Tavern, at 290 California Ave., at Humboldt Street. We'll hang out in the comfy seating areas, talk about all we've seen, order some libations (imaginative cocktails and fresh juices) and maybe we'll get a pizza delivered. Plus - sa second Lincoln portrait is in residence there.

Feel free to join us at any point in the evening - there is no fee for participation other than purchasing your own refreshments.