Reno Tahoe International Art Show

Reno Tahoe International Art Show

Reno Tahoe International Art Show

September 14 – 17, 2023
Reno Tahoe Convention

It is such an honor to be selected to be a part of this prestigious show in my hometown.  If you have never visited the High Sierra, perhaps this fall is the time to do so.  With so much to do and see during your vacation, you may decide to call Reno/Tahoe “home” as well!  Come see me at the show!

Destination Art Fair of the West

With a draw to the natural beauty of Lake Tahoe and the majestic High Sierra, Reno / Lake Tahoe has long been home to a significant fine arts community, with many regionally based artists and bespoke furniture designers featured in the finest galleries in the world.

The Reno Tahoe International Art Show, which ran for the first time September 8-11, 2022, at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, presented collectors, art buyers, designers, and consultants with a wide array of new and better fine arts and furnishings at prices untouched by a pressured market.

Founded by Reno-based father-daughter team Kevin O’Keefe and Briana Dolan, the RTIA Show anchors the Reno Creative Movement, a vision to position Reno Tahoe as a nationally recognized destination for arts and culture.

The RTIA Show is unique to the region, showcasing local talent alongside independent artists, national and international galleries and special features such as the First Nations, Indigenous Peoples Pavilion, Neon Exhibit and Short Film Programming curated by Reno Tahoe’s Cordillera International Film Festival. Also unique to the area is the RTIA Show’s ‘Post Playa Art’ presenting large-scale sculpture from Black Rock Desert’s Burning Man, which takes place just hours outside of Reno in the weeks ahead of the show. The sculpture presentation extends through the RTIA Show Sculpture Walk, featuring world-class sculptural works created by artists from around the world, including members of the National Sculpture Society (new to 2023) and those affiliated with Buffalo Creek Art Center.

Art and design enthusiasts enjoy RTIA Show’s lively, sophisticated exhibition filled with beautiful art and creative design, set off by live music performances, on-floor Talks and ongoing hospitalities.

The 2023 RTIA Show will double the footprint of the inaugural show, adding new features including the Welcome Lobby’s 20,000′ featured sculpture and classic and rare car pairings, the Art City Invitationals, an expanded FNIP Pavilion and live neon demonstrations. 

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It’s Been a WILD Life!

It brings me great joy to be back in touch with family and friends, and even happier to have this opportunity to unveil a new chapter in my sculpting career.  During COVID, I had time to rediscover my love of wild animals and move full-steam ahead creating some of Mother Nature’s wild and most interesting animals. It is my pleasure now to share three of my favorite new ‘friends’ with you!

If you are interested in learning more about my work and commissions, purchasing a sculpture, or just want to see what I have been up to,
please visit my website at or give me a call at 775-544-7146.


“The Power of One”

Bronze Sculpture of a Lion

Showing power and presence over his pride.

Limited Edition of 15
Bronze Lion with colored patina
Size: 16”L x 9”W x14”H
Mounted on Wood base
Estimated shipping: $325.00

Visit “Power of One” to make a purchase and more details.


“Steppin’ Out”

bronze sculpture of an ostrich

A male Ostrich with an energetic attitude.

Limited Edition of 35
Bronze Ostrich with colored patina
Size: 15”L x 10”W x17”H
Mounted on a black marble base
Estimated shipping: $305.00 one

Visit “Steppin’ Out” to make a purchase and more details.



Baby, look at those eyes!

Limited Edition of 35
Bronze Baby Giraffe with colored patina
Size: 12”L x 9”W x12”H
Mounted on a wood base
Estimated shipping: $240.00

Visit “Stretch” to make a purchase and more details.

Exclusive Commissioned Gypsy Vanner Sculptures Infused With Love

“Artist Pablo Picasso once quoted: “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” Picasso’s metaphor for life was envisioned over 50 years ago and continues to inspire me to this day. Your gift to me is the respect, appreciation, warmth, and friendship I have felt throughout my travels in Canada and United States. My gift to you is to infuse that experience of love and honor into my every piece I sculpt.

The Gypsy Vanner Horse Society’s high standards has set the high caliber of this majestic breed. Through my own experience and GVHS, I have a deep understanding and appreciation for the uniqueness of the Gypsy Vanners colorations and demeanor. I use a layered patina process to reflect these qualities and produce one-of-a-kind sculptures and exclusive commissions that mirror and capture the essence my clients’ horses.

I am honored to be described by the Gypsy Vanner Horse Society as “…one of the most influential and talented artists of the Gypsy Vanner breed.” and will continue to represent the Gypsy Vanners with passion and beauty the breed so clearly deserves.

Arabian Horse Series – “Arabian Knight”

And for drama, I completed the series with ARABIAN KNIGHT which is a bust of an Arabian stallion decorated with a patina costume consisting of silver and turquoise beads with tassels.  At the Arabian horse shows, they have a competition of horse and rider dressed in Arabian costuming.  The rider’s outfits are complimented by the matching adornments on the horse. Fantastic!


Gypsy Spirit, Gypsy Fire, Gypsy Dancer

With a long flowing mane, tail and feathering, this magnificent cross bread of the Shire and Dale pony by the Gypsy people of United Kingdom are as gentle as they are muscular.  The Gypsy people wanted a muscular horse (the Shire) but smaller (Dale pone) to pull their Gypsy wagon called a Vardo.

These horses have beautiful coloration from black & white, brown & white, black and brown, etc.  When I first saw this breed in a magazine, they looked like there were whimsy carousel horses.


“Gentle Giants Series” “Gypsy Fire”

My first Gypsy Vanner Stallion is GYPSY FIRE  in the more common coloration of black & white patina on bronze.  I also had this same sculpture cast in Lucite to add a contemporary touch.