“ …Promoting Fine Art for the Tri-State Area for more than 40 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.
January Artist of the Month
I was born in San Diego, California and began drawing and
sketching in my pre-teen years. By the time I was married at
the age of 21; my only interest was Art, Music, and Sports.
I worked for Ryan Aero Co. for twenty four years and
General Dynamics for twelve, all the while taking various art
courses at the local art schools. I began working in oils but
because watercolors fascinated me so, I switched mediums.
I currently work in watercolors and pencil.
My wife– Jhan, who is very supportive of my love for art–and
I moved to Ely Nevada in 2001 and then to Mohave Valley,
Arizona in 2018.
While living in Nevada, one of my pieces was purchased by
the wife of the Governor of Nevada and hangs in the
Governor’s Mansion. I was also commissioned to paint a
portrait of Pat Nixon which hangs in the Nixon Library.