Petals exhibition by Nick Karras

To Build A Museum

To Build A Museum documents the academic and professional  journey that led me to build a museum. My Doctorate of Philosophy – Erotology dissertation was phenomenological. Meaning, it was experiential, not qualitative or quantitative. Its focus was sex education through art. Each day, I was cultivating the success of an art

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Ascension by The Wall Saints, Photography by Wade Vandervort, Las Vegas Weekly

Stunning New Installation

The Wall Saints – Vegas pop artists SNIPT and ToneCastle – debut ASCENSION, a stunning new 3D installation at Soho Lofts on Las Vegas Boulevard. I had the pleasure of curating this remarkable collaboration between two extraordinary native Las Vegas artists: pop art muralist Derek Douglas (aka SNIPT) and multimedia

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The Wall Saints

The Wall Saints

It is an absolutely joy to collaborate with The Wall Saints, a fine art and mural design collective based in Las Vegas, Nevada. The collective is led by artists Derek Douglas (aka SNIPT) and Anthony Castillo (aka TONE CASTLE). The Wall Saints execute vibrant site-specific mural installations for art collectors,

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Smallworks Press Publications

Ebook Editions

For several months, I have been serving in the capacity of Managing Editor for Smallworks Press to create ebook editions for Compass of the Ephemeral, Motel Vegas and Shimmering Zen.  Working with the best creative team has been incredibly rewarding. Very excited that the authors of these publications will be

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Sunrises in Sausalito, Laura Henkel Photography

Laura Henkel Photography

I have had the opportunity to work on Laura Henkel Photography and organize some of my favorite photos. Like so many professionals, I am always so focused on the next project and never look back at past ventures. It has been so lovely to reflect and enjoy all the places I’ve been

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Las Vegas Street Art mural hunt explores downtown Las Vegas.

Street Art Las Vegas Mural Hunt

ArtCulture PR has been instrumental in facilitating the release of Street Art Las Vegas by William Shea and Patrick Lai on behalf of Smallworks Press. From naming the book, solicited art documentarian Ed Fuentes to write the forward and participating as a photographer, it has been an absolute joy to develop and

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ONE | Nanda Sharif-pour

Kayhan Life features ONE, an installation by Iranian-American artist Nanda Sharif-pour, featuring the poem Bani Adam (Persian: بنی آدم; translation: Children of Adam).  > Read More    

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New Mural at The Neon Museum

Neon Museum visitors can now view a new mural from acclaimed Las Vegas artist James Stanford. Across the street from the Neon Boneyard, the 154-foot mural entitled “From the Land Beyond Beyond,” spans the south wall of the Museum’s newly acquired Reed Whipple building. Throughout his career, James Stanford has

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Artnet News Interview

On this week’s episode of The Art Angle with Andrew Goldstein, Burning Man co-founder and photographer Will Roger conveys the magic of the (almost) anything-goes cultural festival. Today, practically everyone on earth knows about Burning Man, the countercultural extravaganza that draws tens of thousands of true believers to a barren landscape in

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One by Nanda Sharif-pour

Desert Companion | ONE

Scott Dickensheets of Desert Companion pens Window Pain featuring the art installation, ONE, by Nanda Sharif-pour. The politics don’t swarm out at you from Nanda Sharifpour’s installation One, on view in a large corner window of Soho Lofts, Las Vegas Boulevard and Hoover Avenue. A six-line poem, rendered in English

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Sand To Sin

Sand to Sin by Dunn-Edwards Paints features multi-media artist James Stanford is no stranger to creating art that merges past and present, reality and fantasy. In fact, Stanford is best known for his artistic work exploring themes of religion and spirituality, Zen Buddhism, and the metaphysical like his famed photomontage

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Considering Art

In the last episode of Considering Art by Bob Chaundy, American multi-media artist James Stanford tells of the extraordinary experience that convinced him to become an artist, how his art is influenced by his Zen Buddhist beliefs and about his love for his hometown of Las Vegas. Tune to this

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Aaron Sheppard's art installation at 12 Inches of Sin

12 Inches of Sin | COVID-19

In March, I was about to announce the next 12 Inches of Sin for Fall 2020. Due to COVID-19 and its impact around the world, I decided that it was best to cancel. To date, artists from 27 countries have participated and I am very much looking forward to the next

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James Stanford exhibits at Melissa Morgan Fine Art

Melissa Morgan Fine Art

James Stanford exhibits his limited edition lenticular portals, Ing Ing and Glow Glare, at Melissa Morgan Fine Art in Coachella Valley. Melissa Morgan Fine Art represents cutting-edge international contemporary art for both the savvy collector and for those newer to the art world. In its 6,500 square foot show-space, the

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Saccharine Reckoning

Janna Karel of the Las Vegas Review Journal features Ali Fathollahi and his exhibition Saccharine Reckoning at Soho Lofts. It has been a decade since Ali Fathollahi of downtown Las Vegas and his wife, Nanda Sharifpour, moved from their home country of Iran to Turkey, and later Las Vegas, in

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A Phalanx of Angels Ascending

Native Las Vegas artist and photographer James Stanford designed A Phalanx of Angels Ascending, a monumental site-specific mural, to commemorate the iconic Blue Angel statue that watched over Downtown Las Vegas for 61 years from its mid-century perch at the Blue Angel Motel. The art installation was commissioned by Alison

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EX-HAUST-ED: Completely Used Up

EX-HAUST-ED: Completely Used Up is an art installation by Joel Spencer that looks at our current conscious decision as mankind exhausts our planet’s resources. Spencer is an abstract and conceptual artist who works with a variety of mediums. Incorporating interactive elements with an eye for the whimsical and absurd, his

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Curating at Quivx

I will be curating art installations at the Quivx Building. The first installation will be James Stanford’s Portals and his backlit art. These beautiful backlit lenticulars may be appreciated night and day. The Quivx Building, formerly known at the S2 Building, has a long art-related history through pioneering Las Vegas

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Juxtapoz | Spiritual + Wearable Art

Spiritual and Wearable Art by Juxtapoz Magazine features David Tupaz and his designs at Fashion Week at the Manhattan Center, an ornate, venue whose majestic, hand-painted ceiling provides a firmament for artists and patrons. A stage for opera, and later, vaudeville, the venue has continued with a range of music

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Compass of the Ephemeral

Honored to facilitate and support artist and Burning Man co-founder Will Roger Peterson with his upcoming book, Compass of the Ephemeral: Aerial Photography of Black Rock City through the Lens of Will Roger. Smallworks Press, a Las Vegas-based independent publishing company specializing in limited edition, exquisitely-printed books focusing on contemporary

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Many Facets

Some say art imitates life. In the case of James Stanford, it is difficult to separate his life from his art. He is a native of Las Vegas. He is a classically trained artist. He is a teacher of the arts. He is a patron of the arts. He is

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Shimmering Zen

American artist James Stanford presents Shimmering Zen, an extraordinary new exhibition of Contemporary Buddhist art, featuring modern mandalas that premieres as part of Asian Art in London 2017 week, opening at 99 Kensington Church Street on Thursday 2 November through Saturday 11 November. Using historic Las Vegas neon signage and architectural

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Las Vegas’ Most Beautiful

Honored to be named as one of Las Vegas’ most beautiful people by L’Vegue Magazine.   L’Vegue Welcome to our Summer issue which includes our second annual list of Las Vegas’ Most Beautiful. Find out who is making an impact in their Las Vegas Community. We also feature artist Jorge

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Captured Magic

The Las Vegas Sun shares the images from patrons of 12 Inches of Sin art festival. The festival activated 30,000 sqft of retail space at New Orleans Square to exhibit artists from all over the world for its sixth annual juried art exhibition. > Read More

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This is Art

One of the largest public art exhibits in Nevada happens this weekend. But that’s not really what’s so unique about the show.  “12 Inches of Sin,” which will be housed in 72,000-square-feet of downtown’s New Orleans Square at Commerciial Center, 953 E. Sahara Avenue.  In addition, this year’s show features

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Three-Day Art Festival

Six times larger than in years past, the 72,000-square-foot, two-story retail space will be transformed into an immersive playground for the adventurous at New Orleans Square at the Commercial Center. 12 Inches of Sin was previously held inside The Arts Factory, and the new location offers room for a dizzying

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Resistance is Futile

Arts reporter Ed Fuentes slips in the booth at a downtown Mexican restaurant with me and just takes a glance at specials before ordering off the menu. It’s one of his stops when he is downtown shooting photographs of street art and public art, and he points to the murals

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Ultrablack Lights Way

In April 2016, Sin City Gallery presented Immersive, an ambitious art show that filled not only Sin City’s Arts Factory space but the parking lot outside. The event’s eye-catching poster featured a Kei Kusuma work titled “Spoiled Ram”—a striking ink-and-paper illustration of a wide-eyed woman emerging from a wall of

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The 705 Erogenous Zone

The 705 Erogenous Zone Las Vegas, NV 2017 2,000+ sqft mural (Video) Dr. Laura Henkel, Sin City Gallery (curation) Alison Chambers, The 705 (building) “Downtown” Steve Franklin, The 705 (building) Brian “Paco” Alvarez, Zappos (materials donation) Aaron Sheppard has a complex. Well, a few of them. But on this warm

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