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Michael Sarich, Show (2003)
oil and mixed media on board, 58 × 50 inches

Physical Address
Oats Park Art Center
151 East Park Street · Fallon, Nev. 89406
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Contact Information

P. O. Box 2204 · Fallon, Nev. 89407

Art Center Hours

  • • In general, the Art Center’s Box Office, Art Bar and Galleries open at 7pm and performances start at 8pm.
  • • Literary readings & receptions and visual arts talks & receptions are held from 5-7pm.
  • • Please call or email us to set up an appointment if you wish to visit outside of these days and times.

Additional Information
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Churchill Arts Council Staff

Valerie J. Serpa – Executive Director
Valerie J. Serpa, Churchill Arts Council Executive Director, is a Fallon native. She holds a degree in Art History and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Nevada, Reno, and a Masters Degree in Visual Culture from Antioch University. She has an extensive record of community service including being a founding board member of Domestic Violence Intervention. She has been a member of the Churchill Arts Council since its inception, a board member from 1987-89 and served as Chair from 1989-91. With the receipt of private funding in 1991, she became the Council’s first Executive Director. She has been directly responsible for the Council’s membership growth and community support. She oversees the day-to-day operations of all Council programs and activities including booking of the Council’s performing and visual arts season, publicity and promotion, artists-in-residence, scholarship and mini-grant programs, and is responsible for the development, coordination and fundraising for the Council’s programs.
Michael Eric Scott – Creative Director
Michael Eric Scott, Churchill Arts Council Creative Director, has a degree in Visual Design from the University of Oregon. He has worked in the arts world for over two decades, developing creative programs for nonprofit and commercial art entities including: the Churchill Arts Council; the Coeur d’Alene Art Auction; the Nevada Museum of Art; and the University of Nevada, Reno. With a background in graphic design, creative direction, and studio photography, he has curated and installed exhibitions, designed artist catalogs and gallery ephemera, and documented contemporary and historical works of art. He is responsible for the development and direction of performing and visual arts programs at the Council, along with assisting in the promotion of the Council’s programs.

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Thank You Sponsors & Partners

Churchill Arts Council programs and activities are sponsored, in part, by: the National Endowment for the Arts; the City of Fallon; the Nevada Arts Council; Lahontan Valley News; the Fallon Convention & Tourism Authority; Churchill County Federal Credit Union; the E. L. Cord Foundation; the Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation; the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust; the Bretzlaff Foundation; Churchill County; Systems Consultants; the Nevada Commission on Tourism; Berney Realty; CC Communications; and Holiday Inn Express.

Additional support has also been provided by The Depot / Widmer & Mills, CPAs; Mackedon-Law, PC; Fallon Nugget / Bonanza Inn & Casino / Fernley Nugget; the Southwest Gas Foundation; and the Cousie C. Nelson Endowment. The Churchill Arts Council proudly pours Great Basin Brewing Company’s Icky IPA and Outlaw Oatmeal Stout at all its events.

The free performances by Ellis Dyson & the Shambles and Royal Jelly Jive are presented in cooperation with the Mayor, City Council and City of Fallon. Additional support for the performances and conversations by the Selwyn Birchwood Band and Quiana Lynell has been provided by TourWest, a program of the Western States Arts Federation. Underwriting support for the performances by Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands; the Selwyn Birchwood Band; and Quiana Lynell has been provided by Speedway Market. The readings and outreach activities by authors Claire Vaye Watkins and Robert Leonard Reid are presented in cooperation with the Churchill Library Association. Additional support for the performance by Kroma Quartet has been provided by Southwest Gas Foundation.

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