First Place Winner, Sherry Washburn, in this month’s themed art exhibit ‘Oh the things you can find’ found the simple beauty of this Bristol Cone Pine Tree and preserved it on canvass using acrylic paint. You can find this and many other visual treats at the Mesquite Fine Arts Center now through the end of Oct. Photo by Teri Nehrenz

‘Oh! The things you can find’ on the walls of the Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery where visual treasures abound. Virgin Valley Artists and Bill Mitchell (Farmers Insurance), sponsors of this month’s exhibit, have given you an eclectic array of found items. From fish to soaring eagles, there are as many depictions of things found as there are artists and ways to convey them.

Tyler Roylance’s dog Spot found a rat according to the ceramic display by this artist. Floyd Johnsons band of Pirates found the buried treasure they’ve been seeking and First Place winner in this month’s display, Sherry Washburn found the beauty in a Bristol Cone Pine Tree somewhere in Bryce Canyon.

Floyd Johnson’s band of pirates seem extremely happy to have found their ‘Discovered Treasure’ in this mixed media piece which you can find at the Mesquite Fine Arts Center now through the end of Oct. Photo by Teri Nehrenz

You can find these and many other treasures when you visit the Mesquite Fine Arts Center now through the end of Oct.

There will be a reception and award ceremony for the already judged entries along with the announcement of People’s Choice and Sponsor’s Choice awards during the Open House event on Thursday Oct. 24 from 4-6 p.m.  The reception is free to the public; all are welcome.

The Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery is operated by the Virgin Valley Artist’s Association (VVAA). VVAA members provide the original artwork that is shown in the gallery and gift shop. All art is offered for sale and displays are changed monthly. In addition to the special exhibitions, members show their fine works in a wide variety of mediums. The Gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about membership, upcoming exhibitions, and art and pottery classes, see the VVAA website at www.mesquitefineartscenter.com or call 702-346-1338.