Become a sponsor of “Reno Open Studios”

Every year local Reno artists open their studio doors for a weekend to thousands of art lovers. This is “Reno Open Studios”. This year we will be celebrating our 10th anniversary, and the event will take place on September 6,7 and 8, 2019.


We believe in the power of art to unite communities and with that our goal is to offer a place for the Reno arts community to share their art and to share the process of creation.  We are a 501(c)3 organization with a mission of education in the Fine Arts and we sponsor a scholarship thru UNR every year to that effect.

As with any event, we are in need of resources; resources for marketing, website maintenance, advertising and raffle prizes. We print 10,000 brochures/maps that are distributed free throughout the Reno and Sparks areas.

Being a sponsor  for “Reno Open Studios” offers many benefits beyond supporting the Reno Arts Community.

    **Title Sponsor (only one) $5000

Name in the title of the event, large ad in the brochure, logo on the poster at each venue, logo and thank you on the website. Name recognition in all press releases.

**Platinum (only three) $2500

A large ad in the brochure, logo on the poster at each venue, logo and thank you on the website. Name recognition in all press releases.

**Gold (only three) $1000

A large ad in the brochure, Logo on banner at each venue, logo and thank you on the website. Name recognition in all press releases,

**Silver(unlimited) $300

A small ad in the brochure, Logo on banner at each venue, logo and thank you on the website.

**Bronze(unlimited) $150

Logo and thank you on the website.

**Sponsor an artist $100

Pick an artist to sponsor and half of your donation goes directly to that artist to defer the cost of their show.


Please visit our website,, to learn more about Reno’s premier Fine Art event.  Also, please contact the Reno Open Studios Corporate Sponsorship Champion, Jann Selleck, via e-mail at or via cell phone at 775-722-5929, for more information on sponsorship opportunities.

Thank you for your Consideration.


The 2019 Reno Open Studios Board of Directors

Jim Annis, Jann Selleck, Kathryn Dudley, Lynn Starnes, Holly Gardner, Dada Nollsch, Gini Annis

  • As with anything I have done throughout the years, I jumped in to basketmaking with both feet and have tried most everything available. I have found you can make a basket out of almost anything.

  • My art consists of copper and brass media; it varies from flowers and plants to trays, plates, bowls, and wall hangings. Most of the materials have been rescued from the salvage yard.

  • I love the reflections of glass and the colors, just as water reflects and captures the intensity of a sunrise or sunset.

  • To me, realism is magic. Not only is the artist working with abstraction of design and color, but also with dimensionality. To create the illusion of depth and form on a flat surface is to observe, understand and recreate the physical aspects of light.

  • I enjoy designing landscapes, flora and fauna and hope to start adding structures and building in my quilts soon.

  • While continuing to paint and work in various forms of sculpture, my current focus is in papermaking and related fiber and book arts. Visitors to my Studio will have the opportunity to become personally involved in the process of making Handmade Paper from start to finish.

  • I am a 45 year resident of Nevada and have lived all over the world. My work is influenced by the sights and cultures of Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific as well as all corners of the United States.

  • My name is Jim Annis and I am the owner of Your Family Rocking Chair. I am building a legacy for my family and yours, based on the values of family, fine craftsmanship and heirloom quality furniture.

  • JoAnn Lippert travels the world combining a passion for adventure travel and photography. Her passion for mountain climbing, trekking and whitewater rafting has taken her to all corners of the earth.

  • I’ve always enjoyed doing all kinds of craftwork from working with wood and needlework to beading and glass. I’ve been hooked on glass since the 1980’s when I took my first stained glass class.

  • Since my earliest airplane flights those forms and patterns have found their way into my designs. For years I focused on art glass, starting with leaded glass and then fused glass and etched glass. Recently I have been spending more time making jewelry.

  • The phrase “no job is too big or too small” certainly applies to my work as I have worked on all scales, including 1200sf of mosaic mural for the pools at the Peppermill, down to the small inspirational plaques that I make on a daily basis and take to local festivals.

  • After raising my son I became committed to re-exploring my love of painting. I began watercolor classes in February of 2008 and have been actively painting since.

  • I consider myself to be wildlife “portrait artist.” Whenever a photographer makes a portrait, timing is of great importance. The expression of the subject will make the difference between a successful and unsuccessful photograph.

  • Pam Sutton creates handmade glass jewelry, plus items for the home and garden. She believes in elegance through simplicity, combined with a focus on functional use.

  • I am a graduate of UCLA with a degree in studio art. While at UCLA I studied with Richard Diebenkorn, who greatly influenced my development at an artist.

  • Most of my work is very linear and precise with close attention to detail and finishing. And of course I like to add occasional whimsical creations.

  • The big Nevada skies, the rainbow of western mountain ranges and the huge palette of summer flower are the inspirations for my silk paintings. Working with silks and dyes has given me the perfect way to illustrate the world as I see it.

  • Kelly Burr

  • Bunny Carnahan

  • Kate Hanlon

  • Erik Holland

  • Shelly Jackson

  • Mary Love

  • Ying Muncy