Showcasing every aspect of art and design from the talented and eclectic mix of people who make Las Vegas home.

ARCHITECTURE

ARCHITECTURE

MOSER architecture studio LLC, led by principal Troy Moser and COO Brent Cajthaml, is a full service architecture and entitlement firm dedicated to the process of translating design and intent to constructed reality. Their expertise lies in the unique challenges of building in Las Vegas – the epitome of the spectacular and the ever-changing transient pulse of tourism and entertainment. Their projects include Chateau Nightclub & Gardens, Louis’s Fishcamp, Simon Restaurant & Lounge (shown here), the Excalibur pool remodel, Venetian guest suites remodel, MacFarlene Medical Center, Green Valley Methodist Church, and many more. | moserarchitecture.com

SCULPTURE

SCULPTURE

Dorit Schwartz studied various mediums of the arts at the Wizo Art School in Tel Aviv, Isreal, where she concentrated in art history and ceramics.Dorit is blessed with her unique creative vision. She has created a collection entitled “The Light Within.” In it, she utilizes a balanced blend of rare woods combined with semi-precious gems and stones to represent the vibrant energy of the spirit source — the soul if you will — that shines from within each of us. | doritschwartzsculptor.com

GRAPHICS

GRAPHICS

Walls 360 is startup company in Las Vegas that creates on-demand wall graphics for artists, designers, photographers, and brands from around the world. Founded by John Doffing and Tavia Campbell, Walls’ manifesto is, “Be nice. Create. Connect. Community. Have fun. Monetize. Work hard keep it simple. Delight all customers. Help make the world a better place.” So if you need so interesting wall treatments, check them out first! | walls360.com


DRAWING
Mike Martinet is an artist cleverly disguised as a computer programmer. He creates a different image every day and posts it to his site, botaday.com.
A mixture of cartoon, illustration, and pop-art, it’s a daily word game in which Mike challenges himself to illustrate inane puns, ridiculous mispronunciations, and unlikely portmanteaus. He them makes and sells acrylic paintings and fine-art prints from his favorites. Mark is influenced by Mort Drucker, R. Crumb, M. K. Brown, and Lleana Grimm. | botaday.com

PAINTING

PAINTING

Melissa McGill works as a mixed media artist with a passion for encaustics. Within her work, the encaustics take on a luminous nature peeking through the layers of wax and pigment to create new depth and meaning. McGill’s paintings combine painting, photographic elements, and encaustic wax to create multi-layered assemblages that include icons, illustrations, and other elements of documentation. Her fine art paintings have been liberation from the often-controlled environment of her successful commercial art career. For over 15 years, Melissa McGill has been creating work for clients like Sony, Time, San Francisco Chronicle, Adobe, AT&T, Graphique De France, Elle, McGraw Hill, and others. Born and raised in New York, Melissa McGill has been calling Las Vegas home since in 2005. | melissamcgill.com


PHOTOGRAPHY
Sharon Sampsel and Greg Preston graduated from the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and had the good luck to pick Las Vegas as the up-and-coming place in which to open their studio. Riding the wave in as Las Vegas came into its own in the last 20 years has been a blast for these two partners. Although they concentrate mostly on resort and casino work, being in a town like Las Vegas gives them the opportunity to shoot just about everything. Their studio is a wonderfully located 4000-square foot space right across the freeway from Mandalay Bay Resort. It includes two shooting bays, a full kitchen, a make-up area, and a relaxation room to kick back in after a long day of shooting. | sampselpreston.com

CURATION

CURATION

Skull 3rd Biennial Exhibition is at Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery with a closing reception January 30 from 6-8pm. The show features work by more than 40 artists and is curated by Christopher Bauder. Bauder began the exhibits by getting artists to consider their own mortality. “It’s very much portraiture,” says Bauder, whose own piece in the show is “The Ranch (A King’s Story).” Mark Burnes created the sculpture shown above. | theskullshow.com

CULINARY

CULINARY

Japañeiro takes the fusion of Japanese-French cuisine very seriously. The Chawanmushi topped with Ikura, Uni and Shiitake shown here is something to experience. The Nigerian prawns taste amazing and look like a work of art. Large and succulent prawns with a truffle butter sauce take it to another level. Milk tea ice cream, green tea ice cream, and banana egg roll with a dash of chili powder for dessert makes life complete. Japañeiro Asian Fusion Restaurant 7315 W. Warm Spring Rd., Las Vegas | 702.260.8668 | facebook.com/Japaneiro

FILM

FILM

In 1982, Doug Momary established Laguna Productions, a full-service film and video production company. As a producer, director, writer, and composer, he
has worked with celebrities, politicians, major corporations, and institutions.
From directing a documentary for the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry (where the task was to recreate the capture of a German submarine, the U505, and blend the recreations with actual World War II footage) to reviving the award-winning kid’s show he created, The New Zoo Revue, Doug brings creativity, attention to detail, and quality to every production. lagunaproductions.net

INTERIOR DESIGN

INTERIOR DESIGN

The founders of Cleo Design, Ann Fleming and Ken Kulas, both grew up in Fabulous Las Vegas. Their interior design firm, now in its 14th year, features a staff of 18 that create some of the world’s most fascinating hospitality venues. Primarily in casino and hotel design, Cleo’s work can be found from the MGM Grand Detroit to Melbourne, Australia’s Crown Casino. Credits: Project: Dining Room — Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar (The LINQ, Las Vegas, NV)
Photo: Cal Bingham Photography | cleo-design.com