Past award winners Artist Geraldine Zarate and Poet Lin Floyd with Sonoran Soldier.


Poet Lee Kimberlin and artist Marc Bradshaw roped in the Artists and Poets People’s Choice award for their saddle-themed works

Calling all poets!  Virgin Valley Artists Association is accepting poetry for their annual exhibition, “Artists and Poets” that will show at the Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery March 30-May 2, 2015.

Poets are invited to submit up to eight poems for consideration by artists as inspiration for their artwork, and if chosen, the poem and art are paired in the competition.  Artist and poet each receive cash and ribbon awards if chosen as a top entry by the judges.

Poems must be submitted by February 16 to Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery.  All details and entry form can be found at, under “Exhibitions” tab.  Poems can be submitted digitally to gallery email,

For further information, call the Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery, 702-346-1338, or stop by the Gallery at 15 W. Mesquite Blvd. Mesquite, Nevada.  Gallery hours 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday.