Exhibitions

The galleries at Sierra Nevada College focusing primarily on progressive emerging artists whose work ranges from traditional media to site-specific installations. This rich visual and artistic programming brings both the college and local communities to view and interact with work is both exciting and challenging.

In conjunction with our rotating exhibitions, we also host month arts programming that is free and open to the public. Sign up for our email list to get the most up to date information about our exhibitions and events.

Our Galleries:

Garage Door Gallery
Location: Holman Arts & Media Center (located across the street from main campus at 1008 Tahoe Blvd), 1st floor
Rotating exhibitions throughout the school year, featuring visiting artists in a variety of disciplines and artistic styles.

Tahoe Gallery
Location: Prim Library, 3rd floor
More rotating exhibitions throughout the school year, featuring visiting artists in a variety of disciplines and artistic styles.

Reference Gallery
Location: Prim Library, 3rd floor hallway
Periodic exhibitions, often featuring work by current SNC students.

Ron and Maureen Ashley Community Gallery
Location: Holman Arts & Media Center, 2nd floor
Community-focused pop-ups, and short term exhibitions by SNC students.

Streamline Mobile Gallery
Location: Somewhere…
A vintage Streamline trailer converted into an art space. Students and faculty have taken the gallery to a variety of locations including CCACA (California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art), Burning Man, Sagehen Creek Field Station, and other locations throughout the western landscape.


This program is funded in part by grants from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a state agency, and from the state of Nevada.
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CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

“a series of ricochets”

January 3 - February 15

Garage Door Gallery

Artwork for an exhibition in the Garage Door Gallery

Artists: Valery Jung Estabrook, Nicholas B. Jacobsen, Eric-Paul Riege
Curated by: Kara Q. Smith 

This exhibition focuses on recalibration as it relates to the interweaving of conceptual practices and personal trajectories. The works included, both within and beyond their materiality, locate meaning in moments of fallibility or fracture. The works activate multiple dialogues at once, rebounding and deflecting off each other, their physical environment, and the engagement of the viewer. What emerges within this spectrum of discourse is an emphasis on strategies of memory and identity, which underscore the process of calling on the uncertain, forgotten, or erased.

Kara Q. Smith is a professional in the contemporary art world. She has spent the last 13 years working for museums, galleries, and non-profit institutions. She has curated exhibitions, spoken at art fairs and symposiums, officiated workshops and lectures, and written for numerous publications. Throughout her career she has preferenced community-engaging projects and artists who both normalize and complicate notions of identity and place.

Reception: Thursday, February 6, 5 – 7 pm
Curator Talk: 7 pm

“Dwelling”

January 7 - February 1

Tahoe Gallery

image for the art exhibition Dwelling by artists Dwayne Bandy, Scott McPheeters, and Megan Ping

Artists: Dwayne Bandy, Scott McPheeters, Megan Ping

The word “dwelling” is a double entendre referring to both the act of longing and a domestic setting. The exhibition is a single collaboratively produced environment that explores the risks and rewards of communicating our desires, be they romantic, community-based, or can only exist in our dreams.

Reception: Tuesday, January 7, 5 – 6 pm
Artist Talk: 6 pm


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