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Nevada seeks artist to paint portrait of Gov. Gibbons

Nevada Appeal Staff Report

The State of Nevada invites professional artists with previous experience in commissioned work for an open competition to paint the portrait of Gov. Jim Gibbons which will hang in the Nevada State Capitol.

The deadline to submit proposals to the Nevada Arts Council is 5 p.m. July 22.

Details on how to submit are available by contacting the Nevada Arts Council at 687-6680 or by visiting the Department of Cultural Affairs’ website at

According to Nevada Revised Statute 223.121, the portrait must be painted in oil colors and be appropriately framed. The painting and framing must be done in the same manner, style and size as the portraits of former governors displayed in the State Capitol. The maximum commission fee for the preparation of the portrait, which must include the frame and hanging apparatus, is $17,500. Another $2,500 is available for artist travel required to complete the portrait.

This competition is open to professional artists living in the United States.

A selection committee will review all eligible submissions. The committee will select three finalists from which the governor will choose the commission artist.

The final selection will be announced Aug. 20 and the portrait must be completed by Dec. 17.

For more information, visit the department’s website at