The July Splash of Color competition and exhibit at the Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery is sponsored by Barbara Ellestad, a long-time supporter of the gallery. Ellestad didn’t choose this particular exhibit but rather the month in which she prefers to sponsor the artists’ showcase of talent. The month of July is her choice because it’s the anniversary of her starting the Mesquite Citizen Journal online newspaper in 2011.
Ellestad chooses to support the gallery and the artists because she’s always admired the quality and beauty of the art the local artists create. She’s purchased several pieces from the gallery over the years and she cherishes each one. But mostly she cherishes the friendships she’s made through the gallery.
The Splash of Color is available to the public through July 30. An Open House reception will be held on July 21 at 4 p.m. Winners of the exhibit will be announced at the reception.
The Mesquite Fine Arts Center is operated by volunteers of the Virgin Valley Artists Association. Members provide the artwork on display and partial proceeds from the sale of pieces help to support the VVAA and the gallery. The Gallery is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about membership, classes or upcoming events contact the VVAA at 702-346-1338 or visit their website at www.mesquitefineartscenter.com.