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Clark County Wetlands Park is seeking submissions for a juried art show to be displayed in its Spotlight on Nature Gallery from August 3 – November 7, 2024. This competition is loosely centered on the themes of growth and regrowth. Artists are invited to consider the natural world as an ever-changing synthesis of plants, animals, earth, sun, wind, and water. Wetlands Park has preserved a thriving corner of this natural world for over thirty years, offering a valuable reprieve from city life. Artists are encouraged to submit work that celebrates parks and other wild places as a breath of fresh air, a revitalizing change of scenery, and a catalyst for the turning of a new leaf.

Review the rules and requirements here and submit your application using this Google Form.

Now Showing at the Spotlight on Nature Gallery

Marsha Gladding - Early Morning Walk
Image: Early Morning Walk by Marsha Gladding

Unbound II: 2nd Annual Plein Air Exhibit
May 4 - June 27, 2024
Tues-Sun, 9am-3pm

Saturday, May 25, 2024, 12-2pm

Every spring, local artists are invited to paint or draw en plein air (French for “outdoors”) at Wetlands Park during our annual Art Day event. The work in this exhibit was completed at least in part on Saturday, March 23 during Art Day 2024.

Upcoming Exhibits:

 re/growth: 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition  August - October, 2024
 Wetlands Park Staff & Volunteer Show  November 2024 - January 2025

Exhibit Archive (2024):

 Nature's Threads: A Fabric Art Exhibit  March 2 - April 25, 2024

Exhibit Archive (2023):

 Connecting with Nature: Nevada Watercolor Society 2023 Signature Member Exhibit  January 22 - February 24
 SUNDOWN: Artwork by Myranda Bair  March 4 - April 29
 Unbound: Plein Air Painting Invitational (Awards funded by CC Public Arts Office)  May 10 - June 25, 2023
 Gifts of the Wetlands: Juried by Melanie La May (Awards funded by CC Public Arts Office)  July 15 - August 26, 2023
 Friendly Pollinators: Free to Fly by Bobbie Ann Howell  September 3 - October 22, 2023
 Beyond the Desert: Photography by Philip Martini  November 2, 2023 - February 22, 2024

Exhibit Archive (2022):

 MIGRATE Temporary Art Installation  March 5-31
 More Than a Place: Wetlands Park Volunteer & Staff Exhibit  March 26 - April 30
 Take to the Trails: Juried by Bobbie Ann Howell (Awards funded by CC Public Arts Office)  June 4 - July 9
 Wetlands Threads: An Art Quilt Exhibit  August 20 - October 31
 Life in the Desert: Paintings by Marsha Gladding  November 12, 2022 - January 7, 2023

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.

Former Artists in Residence:

2024 Artist in Residence
Morrigan DeVito
March 1 - April 12

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Morrigan is a naturalist, writer, and environmental educator who was born and raised in Henderson, NV. After getting her B.A in English and Communications from Southern Utah University, she moved back home and discovered the wonders of the Mojave Desert in the city, starting with a snowy egret at Clark County Wetlands Park. Currently, she works for the Red Rock Audubon Society and teaches people about birds, habitats, and conservation in Southern Nevada. In her free time she goes birding, reads, meditates, and explores nature through poetry and nature journaling. Follow her on Instagram @morri.ant

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Morrigan led Nature Journaling workshops for kids on March 16 and adults on April 7.

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.


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