The Eureka Courthouse Gallery Hall
The Eureka Court House Gallery Hall is a hall on the South side of the Eureka County Court House
in Eureka. The hall was created as a result of rennovations to the courthouse and is now being used as an art space. Traveling art shows
are hung in this gallery for varying periods of time. We invite you to come enjoy the exhibits as they travel through the historic courthouse.
We are also in the process of assembling a permanent Courthouse Collection.
Permanent Courthouse Collection
Schedule of Upcoming Galleries
The Mountain Picassos: Basque Arborglyphs of the Great Basin
The Mountain Picassos explores the unexpected junction of art, culture,
and nature. For more than half a century, Jean and Phillip Earl of Reno have used clues from old maps, letters, and books to hunt for and document "Mountain Picassos,"
distinctive figures carved into aspen trees found in the high country meadows of the Great Basin. These figures - along with names, dates, and sayings - were carved by
Basque sheepherders in the early to mid-20th century. Jean Earl evolved a unique method of preserving the carvings using muslin and artists' wax to create rubbings,
two-dimensional representations of the carvings that are works of art themselves, eventually assembling over 130 wax-on-muslin rubbings made directly from the carvings.
In partnership with the Nevada Historical Society, the Folklife Program and the Nevada Touring Initiative/Traveling Exhibition Program of the Nevada Arts Council are pleased
to present an exhibit of 26 of these unique canvases - along with interpretive, text, photographs, and video.
View the 9 minute video Nevada Stories: Hunting the Mountain Picassos produced by the Nevada Arts Council
Art Samples: [click on image to expand]