what is the artist & gallery guide?

Our inaugural annual Nevada County Artist and Gallery Guide is out.  It highlights Nevada County as the premier visual arts destination in the Sierra Nevada foothills and Truckee-Tahoe region. In the year to come 7,500 hard copies will be distributed to locations across Nevada County and beyond, including San Francisco, Sacramento, Chico, and Reno, with a web version and an infinite online distribution.


why now?

We want Nevada County’s already rich visual arts community to be recognized, and to further thrive. We are starting small – our priority being to build a strong visual arts family. Throughout our first year, in partnership with Sierra FoodWineArt, we are working closely with our initial artist participants to refine our guide’s look, feel and content for the coming years.


want to participate?

If you’ve missed the deadline for our inaugural 2017-18 edition, don’t worry. We are here to answer questions about our next edition, due out in Summer of 2018. In the meantime, please do attend our visual arts mixers, which take place about every six weeks. Contact us at info@nevadacountyarts.org for more information.


how it works

The Guide is reserved for new and renewing Nevada County Arts Council visual art members and features insightful editorial, inspiring art and photography, and will include a companion online edition.

The Guide is designed much like a museum directory or exhibition guide that art buyers are familiar with and that will serve to reinforce our visual arts community as "world class." It is targeted to locals and visitors alike to introduce them to your art.

In addition to artist and gallery listings, the Guide includes magazine-style articles and editorial about the local visual arts scene, the history of the arts in Nevada County, upcoming arts events, and more. The Guide has a targeted regional distribution – from Reno, to Sacramento, to Chico, to Jackson and points in between - and is restocked quarterly for a full year.

Content: Magazine-style arts and culture articles, photography, maps, directories, art events and more Print Run: 7,500 print copies

Digital Edition: Dynamic, full online digital edition complete with live links to all participants' own websites Duration: Full 12-months of circulation with local and regional restocking every quarter

Distribution: Local and regional art galleries, visitor centers, art shows and festivals Online Promotion: The Guide will be online and vigorously promoted through social media High Impact: Listings will be limited to just four to a page for highest visual impact.

Individual Listings: Each listing will include one image, a 35-40 word bio or description, phone number and hyperlinked website. Image must be submitted as CMYK or RGB as pdf or jpg and be at least 300 dpi at 2" x 3" finished size.

Professional Photography: Your art can be professionally photographed at a negotiated group rate discount

Discount: Enjoy up to a 20% discount off the cost of your listing by joining Nevada County Arts Council and taking advantage of Early Bird discounts (see Insertion Order). The entire cost of your new or renewing Nevada County Arts Council membership could be covered through discounts on your listing!


contact us for information

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact us at info@nevadacountyarts.org.