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Nevada Arts Council Presents Vertical Landscapes Wet/Dry (Revisited) Photographs by Dean Burton

The Nevada Arts Council presents “Vertical Landscapes: Wet/Dry (Revisited),” a series of photographs by Dean Burton, in its Carson City office now through April 1 as part of the Office eXhibition Series (OXS). An artist talk and reception will be held Thursday, February 24 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Dean Burton, The Nevada Arts Council

This series reflects Burton’s interest in making photographs using optical and chemical techniques that evolved during his experimentation with panoramic photography. “Wet/Dry (Revisited)” is sub-set of the “Vertical Landscapes” series, which grew out of Burton’s trips throughout the West. Juxtaposing ocean/water scenes with a variety of desert textures, he explores the counterpoints of this body of work.

Burton studied fine arts at the University of Arizona where he also worked for the Center for Creative Photography. After moving to California, Burton received his Master of Fine Arts degree from San Jose State University in Photography and Spatial Arts. He is currently a Professor of Art at the Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nev.

Burton has shown at the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno; McKinley Arts and Culture Center, Reno; Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, Reno; Stremmel Gallery, Reno; and throughout various galleries in Los Angeles, Calif. Permanent collections include the City of Reno, Reno; the Snell and Wilmer Collection, Las Vegas; The Palladio, Reno; and Fidelity Investment Group, Reno.

In 2011, Burton will be featured in The Altered Landscape collection catalogue from the Nevada Museum of Art and has been awarded the Artist Fellowship in 2006 as well as several Honorable Mentions from the Nevada Arts Council.

The OXS gallery is located in Nevada Arts Council office at 716 N. Carson Street (intersection of Washington Street), Suite A, in Carson City and is open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 775-687-6680 for details. The OXS gallery is managed by the Artist Services Program.

The Nevada Arts Council was founded in 1967 as a state agency charged with developing and promoting the arts in Nevada. Statewide programs include Artist Services, Arts Education, Community Arts Development, Folklife, and Grants. The Arts Council supports the work of Nevada artists, arts organizations and institutions and is funded by the Nevada State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts and other public and private sources.

The Nevada Arts Council is a division of the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs. The Department serves Nevada’s citizens and visitors through cultural and information management, preservation and promotion of cultural resources, and education. The Department also includes the Division of Museums and History, State Historic Preservation Office, State Library and Archives, Comstock Historic District Commission, Literacy Coalition, and the Commission for Cultural Affairs. For more information, visit the department’s website at

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