NSC Art Collection

Painting by Robert Beckman                                      Robert Beckmann. The Fifth Plague. oil on linen. 2001

In 2014, Nevada State College broke ground for the James E. & Beverly Rogers Student Center and the Nursing, Science & Education Building,  and a presidential initiative authorized the creation of the Office of Arts & Culture. The first arts initiative was to curate an art collection for the campus and community featuring the work of local artists.  The NSC Permanent Collection contains 71 works by 34 local artists.

In February 2015 the NSC Arts & Culture Council — made up of faculty, staff, students, and alumni — sent out a call for art submissions based on the vision created through campus discussions.  The following ideas developed as inspiration for the call:

  • The NSC Art Collection as a community-based initiative to support and promote the work of local artists
  • The histories of: NSC, the workforce in Southern Nevada, and Education
  • The beauty and preservation of the natural landscape surrounding NSC and within the region
  • The power of space for reflection and healing, human kindness and healing around the world
  • Murals and sculptures reflecting the region
  • Artwork depicting NSC's mascot (Scotty the Scorpion)
  • Digital and interactive art
  • Science-based artwork, STEAM-based work
  • Intellectual curiosity

NSC Inaugural Art Collection Artists

17 Moons Art Studio • Alexander Dawson • Alexander P. Huerta • Antonio Gomez
Bob Wilfong • City Lights Artists' Co-Op • David Ohlerking • Don Michael • Dray
Ed Fuentes • Elayne Laporta • Erin Stellmon • Fawn Douglas • Gig Depio
Gina Quaranto • Heather Protz • Jeff Fulmer • Jesa Simon • Jim Sammarco
Joseph Watson • Justin Lepper • Kevin Chupik • Kim Johnson • Lincoln Maynard
Nan H. Park • Nancy Brown • Nate Clark • Ramon Sanchez • Recycled Propaganda
Robert Beckmann • Roy Purcell • Sean Russell • Scott Dyer • Su Limbert 


Community Gallery, Rogers Student Center, First Floor

Ed Fuentes
Paint This Desert

Ed Fuentes, NSC class of 2015, is regionally known as an advocate for public art for his coverage on the art and politics of muralism. Fuentes’ interests lie in enlarging an understanding of public art in the West. As a 2013 grantee for The Creative Capital Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program, he started Paint This Desert to survey the direct relationship between murals and public art as well as the intersections with online media and culture in Western communities.

NSC Student Gallery, Rogers Student Center, Third Floor

In February  the Office of Arts & Culture and the Humanities Department launched the NSC Student Gallery between the  Career Services Center and the Visual Media Studios.

Arts Education Gallery, School of Education, NSE Building, Third Floor

 The Office of Arts & Culture is pleased to partner with City Lights Artists’ Gallery on an ongoing initiative to feature the artwork of local K–12 artists. Susan LaBuda, School Programs Coordinator curated work from student artists at Foothill High School for our first exhibit.

Mural Gallery, Rogers Student Center, First Floor

 Gig Depio
A Requiem for the Outsiders
Oil on canvas

On loan from the artist

Gig Depio is a 2015 recipient of an artist fellowship through the Nevada Arts Council. He graduated from Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines and worked for several years as an apprentice to his father, Gig C De Pio. Depio is a painter and an advocate for public art in Las Vegas. He believes that it is an artist’s obligation to give, that an artist must pay it forward to the community by striving to make great art — a heroic gesture from the humility of labor, through which large and difficult things inspire people to work together to live better lives in their own communities.

For more information  about the NSC Art Collection and NSC Galleries please contact:

Angela M. Brommel, MFA
Director of Arts & Culture Initiatives

Nevada State College
Office of Arts & Culture
Office of Institutional Advancement

Mailing: 1300 Nevada State Drive, Henderson, NV 89002
Office: 304 Rogers Student Center, Henderson, NV 89002
Phone: (702) 992-2364
Email: Angela.Brommel@nsc.edu