Call for Volunteers!

April 8, 2010

THE MISSION LAS VEGAS is seeking motivated, inspired, and dedicated volunteers to serve on one or more steering committees over the next few months.  All volunteers are eligible for future administrative job positions that will be developed at THE MISSION LAS VEGAS, and the most outstanding volunteers will be hired to fill these future job positions.  Please contact David Mozes at if you are interested in more details regarding any of the following committees currently being organized.  Steering committee meetings will be held in various downtown locations and scheduled at times convenient for the majority of each committee’s membership. Read the rest of this entry »


Check out the following article on THE MISSION LAS VEGAS appearing today in Las Vegas CityLife.  Be sure to leave comments on the Las Vegas CityLife page with your thoughts regarding THE MISSION LAS VEGAS and prospects for the future of the 18b Arts District and downtown Las Vegas.

19,831 fans – Cirque du Soleil

7,478 fans – Cleveland Clinic

7,043 fans – Wynn Las Vegas

6,825 fans – Harry Reid

6,816 fans – Town Square Las Vegas

4,520 fans – Encore Las Vegas

3,036 fans – Rory Reid

2,658 members – First Friday Las Vegas / Whirlygig, Inc.


2,077 fans – Fremont Street Experience

1,819 members – Burlesque Hall of Fame

1,658 fans – Beauty Bar Las Vegas

1,636 fans – Charlie Palmer

1,419 friends – Don’t Tell Mama

1,412 fans – City of Henderson

1,408 fans – Opportunity Village

1,369 friends – Nevada Ballet

1,339 fans – Paymon’s Mediterranean Cafe & Hookah Lounge

1,330 fans – College of Southern Nevada

1,300 fans – The Neon Museum

1,062 fans – Le Reve

951 fans – World Market Center Las Vegas

914 fans – Neon Reverb Music Festival

798 fans – Clark County, Nevada

788 fans – Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino

786 fans – Bombay Gin

723 members – Oscar Goodman – Happiest Mayor in the World

642 fans – Allure Las Vegas

593 group members – Arts Factory Las Vegas

586 fans – Downtown *Firefly*

518 fans – City of North Las Vegas, Nevada

480 fans – City of Las Vegas

468 members – Erotic Heritage Museum

411 fans – UNLV College of Fine Arts

392 members – KNPR

391 members – Steve Evans for City Council

376 members – Trifecta Gallery

350 friends – Councilman Steve Wolfson

341 group members – Brett Wesley Gallery

323 fans – Nevada State Museum

308 members – Downtown Cocktail Room

275 friends – Stavros Anthony

262 fans – Jim Gibbons

248 fans – UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum

243 fans – Lied Discovery Children’s Museum

241 friends – Laura Henkel Fine Art

233 friends – Steve Ross

223 fans – UNLV School of Architecture

192 fans – Stratosphere Las Vegas

132 members – Hogs & Heifers Las Vegas

166 fans – Sidebar

142 members – Hispanic Museum of Nevada

107 fans – Mob Museum

January 28, 2010

David Mozes will be the featured guest speaker at the Metro Arts Council network gathering on Tuesday February 2 from 5:30-7:30pm at Historic Fifth Street School in downtown Las Vegas. He will be presenting a synopsis of THE MISSION LAS VEGAS development project that is located in the heart of the 18b Arts District in downtown Las Vegas.

THE MISSION LAS VEGAS is looking to nurture, cultivate, and promote art, music, culture, sustainability, community, and non-profit organizations in Southern Nevada on a mixed-use, transit-oriented, arts-focused campus directly adjacent to the Arts District station (#6) along the RTC’s new ACE Gold Line rapid transit link connecting all of downtown Las Vegas with the Convention Center, the Strip, and McCarran International Airport. Boutique retail shops, specialty restaurants, creative offices, art studios and galleries, banquet event space, and nightly live music will be featured in a pedestrian-friendly community-oriented environment.

Our approach to incorporating art, music, and culture into the above is what sets THE MISSION LAS VEGAS apart from everything else that already exists in the Las Vegas valley. We hope to create a venue that locals from throughout the Las Vegas valley will call their own, while visitors to our region find it equally accessible due to our rapid transit connection.

ALL are encouraged to attend this free community event. Light refreshments will be served.

by Sylvia White

The beginning of a new year always puts me in a pensive, introspective mood. It just feels like the right time to sit back and reflect on the accomplishments of the past year, and develop a plan to move forward towards new goals. But, being a creative thinker can have it’s drawbacks during this time of reflection. It’s easy to overlook how far you’ve come, unless you develop a quantifiable system of measuring. For a lot of artists, achieving a goal “doesn’t really count,” because by the time they get there, they have already upped the ante and set a new goal. It is precisely for that reason I suggest you sit down and WRITE DOWN you realistic career goals for 2010 and the resolutions you will have to complete to achieve them. Then, make another list for 2020, the goals you want to achieve in the next decade. Put each list in an envelope to be opened on January 1, 2011 and January 1, 2020 respectively. Make it a tradition to spend New Year’s Day as your day to appreciate how far you have come and how much you have done.

For most emerging and mid career artists, the single most important thing you can do for yourself is decide to spend 2-3 hours per week “doing your homework.” My gift to you this holiday season is a fairly extensive list of resources for you to peruse on a monthly basis, searching for viable opportunities. For artists that need to develop a “paper trail” for their resume, there is no better way than entering juried shows and competitions. There are a number of websites that offer exhibition opportunities for artists. Sometimes, a fee is involved to enter the show, other times it is a call for exhibition proposals that requires no fee. The fun thing about checking these websites frequently, is the odd and/or unique opportunity that comes up once in awhile that might be just perfect for you…a chocolate bar company looking for an artistic wrapper, a three week residency in Japan (all expenses paid), the opportunity to be an artist in residence in Yosemite National Park, an historic penitentiary in Philadelphia looking for site specific sculptors to transform the jail cells, the US Mint looking for artists to design the new quarter or submissions of art for vending machines…yes, all of these are real opportunities that I have found on these websites.


These sites changes frequently, so don’t just rely on my recommendations, but do internet searches of your own to discover constantly new sites that are being developed. Some of the sites require a “premium” sign up for more listings, but I have never found that necessary, as there is plenty of free information out there. Make it your resolution this year to submit to 3-4 opportunities per month. This is not an activity that you will ever give up, kind of like painting the Golden Gate Bridge, once you finish, it’s time to start all over. At the end of the year, you will have a concrete way of judging your success by admiring the activity on your bio. Remember, this is just a start, happy hunting!

Sylvia White is Founder and Executive Director of since 1997. was designed as a free resource to help visual artists develop the skills they need to manage their own careers. Articles of interest, resources and artist opportunities are updated frequently.

Click the link below to check out the brief profile of David Mozes and THE MISSION LAS VEGAS in the September-October 2009 issue of KNPR’s Desert Companion magazine.

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Today David Mozes, Managing Principal of THE MISSION LAS VEGAS, participated in a radio interview discussing Art Optimism in Las Vegas on KNPR’s State of Nevada with Dave Berns radio program.  Click the link above to hear the discussion, also including Marty Walsh from Trifecta Gallery and Jennifer Harrington of Henri & Odette Gallery.