“ …Promoting Fine Art for the Tri-State Area for more than 50 years…”
The River Valley Artists Guild, Inc. (RVAG) is an IRS 501-C-3 non-profit organization
whose primary purpose is to provide a greater awareness of visual art throughout the Tri-State Region. The Tri-State Region consists of Laughlin, NV, Bullhead City, Fort Mohave, Mohave Valley, AZ., the Mojave Indian Reservation, and Needles, CA.
The RVAG primary purpose is to to raise money for scholarships for young artists and to buy art supplies for local schools. This organization has raised thousands of dollars over the years and given it away even before it obtained its 501 C-3 status.
RVAG’s target mission is to promote the visual arts at the highest level of excellence throughout of the Tri-State Region. We believe our efforts help to make our communities unique and a better place to live. We give to artists of all ages in recognition of excellence in the fine arts; and we offer venues for artists to show their work. We are also strong supporters of the arts and crafters in our region.
The RVAG was established in 1965, by a group of people who wanted to get together to discuss their art. As the group increased in size they began to see the need for a greater awareness about art throughout the Tri-State area.
They formalized their identity by incorporating according to Arizona State law in 1997. The RVAG became a 501 C-3 non-profit organization according to the guidelines of the Internal Revenue Service in 2008.
This organization has researched many of the most successful “destinations” and discovers one universal truth: they all started as unique communities with their own identities.
Featured Artists for the month of March at Black Mountain Bistro & Bar is…
Tammy’s original paintings are inspired by her travels across the country and globe and the people, places, flora, and fauna we see every day. She enjoys both studio and Plein-Air painting using transparent and opaque watercolor with various texture and mixed media techniques. Turning her completed painting into its own unique work of art, she finishes each piece with customized matting and framing. She says she’s “always a beginner” and she loves to learn and experiment with those who share the love of the craft and participates in art groups, workshops, and classes regularly both as student and teacher.
Tammy and her husband Steve are both retired US Air Force veterans and have the good fortune of living in both Laughlin, Nevada, and South Park County, Colorado.
Tammy is a member of the River Valley Artist Guild and Park County Creative Alliance. Commission enquiries welcome.