Focusing primarily on progressive, emerging artists … the galleries at Sierra Nevada College provide a rich visual and intellectual environment not reliant on sales for support. This allows us to exhibit a wide array of artists whose work ranges from traditional practices to new media, installation, site-specific, and performance art.


This project is funded, in part, by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a division of the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


“Visual Intangibility” [BFA]

November 12 - November 27

Garage Door Gallery


Artist: Morrain Bauer

The patterns and layers within Morrain Bauer’s work reflect the etheric connection we have to the earth. They also capture that which interferes with the development of this connection.

Reception: Wed Nov 18th, 6-8pm

Artist Talk: 5pm

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Hues of Hubris [BFA]

November 19 - December 4

Tahoe Gallery


Artist: Jesse Guess

This mixed media show is intended to engage the viewer on many levels. Each environment Jesse Guess has created is a singularity and unique, with its own sense of depth, atmosphere, architecture, and emotion.

Reception: Thurs Dec 3rd, 6-8pm

Artist Talk: 5pm in Prim 320

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“The Plain Sense of Things”

December 14 - January 29, 2016
Sierra Nevada College

This exhibition presents encounters with language, featuring work by writers, readers, and visual artists, each of whom consider the ways a reading transforms perceptions of space into experiences of place.

Reception:Thur Jan 28th, 5-8pm

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Carol Hutchison

February 8, 2016 - March 11, 2016
Tahoe Gallery

Exhibition by glass artist Carole Hutchison.

Reception: Thur Feb 11th, 5 – 7pm

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“Beyond Material”

February 25, 2016 - April 1, 2016
Garage Door Gallery

Artists: Mandy Cano Villalobos, Sage Dawson, Dulcee Boehm, Sally England, Liz Ensz, Kelly McKaig, Miriam Slager, Jessica Pleyel

Beyond Material is a traveling show of work conceptually responding to the history of fiber as a craft as well as the materiality of textile work.

Reception: Thur Feb 25th, 5 – 7pm

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