LAS VEGAS, Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Jana's RedRoom Gallery, a Las Vegas art gallery located in the Arts District, officially opened the Inaugural Las Vegas International Juried Art Competition winner's exhibit Saturday, Sept. 10 with a gala reception and ribbon cutting ceremony officiated by City of Las Vegas Councilman Bob Coffin.
More than 100 people attended the reception during the course of the evening. Guests included artists, art collectors, Las Vegas dignitaries, and invited guests from Las Vegas and across the U.S. and Canada.
Councilman Coffin lead the ribbon cutting ceremony opening the art exhibit and presented a Certificate of Recognition from the City of Las Vegas celebrating this landmark occasion in the history of the Las Vegas Arts District to Jana Lynch and her husband Kevin Stepp, owners of Jana's RedRoom Gallery, and event directors MaryAnn Ferguson and Laurie Kalnin. Councilman Coffin's speech underscored the importance of this competition for the Las Vegas art community.
U.S. Congressman Joe Heck's representative presented a Certificate of Recognition for the Las Vegas International Juried Art Competition which stated "Thank you for providing and promoting an International stage for the art community within our great state."
Jana Lynch thanked everyone for joining the celebration and said, "Congratulations to all the winning artists. You should be very proud. You are all stars and can really brag about being a winner in an International art competition. I am so personally proud to have your artwork showcased in this fabulous exhibit."
The competition closed June 30 with 207 artists entering more than 350 individual pieces of art. Artists from 35 U.S. states and Puerto Rico, and 11 counties, including Armenia, Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Germany, Iran, Italy, Russia, South Africa and Switzerland entered the competition.
Nine jurors from across the U.S. and Europe judged the artwork submitted in nine categories: ceramics, drawing, glass, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and other art forms. The artwork on exhibit through the end of September includes the Best of Show grand prize winner and winners in each category. All artwork and prints of the winning art are for sale.
Denise Weaver Ross from Albuquerque, New Mexico was the grand prize winner with her drawing "The Jacks of Jupiter." Denise will have a solo show at Jana's RedRoom Gallery August 2017.
About Jana's RedRoom Gallery
Jana Lynch opened Jana's RedRoom, a working art studio and gallery, in July 2012. Today, 220 artists are associated with Jana's RedRoom. Jana created the Las Vegas Invitational Juried Art Competition as part of her goal to help artists develop International credentials and be introduced to designers, corporate buyers and art collectors around the world. Jana's RedRoom Gallery is located in the Arts Factory, in the 18b Las Vegas Arts District at 107 E. Charleston Blvd. Suite 135, Las Vegas, NV 80104. Visit http://janasredroom.com
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