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The Arts
by Darrell McGarvey
Boulder City Art Guild

Boulder City Artist Profile - Vina Curtis
Vina is a long time member of the Boulder City Art Guild, a signature member of the Nevada Watercolor Society, and Secretary of the Henderson Art Association. She really likes to be involved wherever she associates herself and her artwork. Vina is also the Secretary for the Boulder City Art Guild and Second Vice President of the Nevada Watercolor Society, and does the newsletter for the Henderson group.

The Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibit, “Watercolors from Across the West,” enjoyed her expertise as Publicity Chairman. Vina loves to paint watercolors almost as much as she likes the work on the administrative end of art organizations. I know first hand that she does great work for us in the Guild.

Vina was born in Victoria, Texas and raised in southern Texas. Her interest in art came at an early age and from kindergarten through her elementary school years she had her own continuous exhibit on the family’s refrigerator door.

Art instruction didn’t come until she was in California where she studied with Barbara Sandifer in Simi Valley and Phyllis Doyon in Camarillo. Vina has also taken workshops with such notables as Stephen Quiller, Tom Lynch, Jan Kunz, Walt Herron, Shirley Jeane, Betsy Dillard Stroud and Don Andrews.

Vina was the featured artist at Jitters, Henderson in 2003, Lake Las Vegas’ Reflection Bay Golf Club in 2004, Boulder City Art Gallery in 2005 and is currently a part of the Celebration of Life Show 2006 at the Bridge Gallery in the Las Vegas City Hall. Her painting “Jon” (see below) won the Best of Show in the Celebration of Life Art Competition.

Vina’s numerous awards are evident of her art endeavors from 1993 (Ventura County Fair Fine Arts Division) to 2006 (Celebration of Life). I wish I had room to mention all of her awards, but instead may I suggest you visit the Boulder City Art Gallery in the Boulder Dam Hotel (Suite 104) to view her work first hand.

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