Artist in Residence ends stay, adds to Neon legacy

artist-in-residenceSan Diego-based sculptorartist Allison Wiese completed her month-long national artist-in-residence at the Museum residency on June 30, hosting an Open Studio Event at our Ne10 building downtown. The Museum’s second annual artist residency attracted more than 20 applicants.

During her stay, Allison enjoyed spending time in the Boneyard studying the signs, researching the Museum's archives and exploring the cultural context of the city.

Midway through her residency, she gave a public talk on her practice, and at the closing event she featured projects that will be developed further in addition to a new neon work that will be joining the Museum’s collection.

Funding for Wiese’s residency came from the National Endowment for the Arts and the state-funded Nevada Arts Council.

Her residency attracted media coverage from the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Click here to read that account.