NSS California Communities at Reno Tahoe International Art Show — Prospectus


NSS California Communities at the RTIA Show (Reno Nevada International Art Show) is open to CA, NV, AZ, ID, OR, and UT sculptors who are members of the NSS Ambassador Communities in California and to all NSS members residing in states adjacent to Nevada. All entries are subject to jury and will be juried anonymously from the submitted images. More than one work per artist may be accepted into the show.



The Reno Tahoe International Art Show is a fine art fair entering its third annual event following a successful inaugural debut in 2022. The RTIA Show 2024 takes place September 12-15 and encompasses 160,000 square feet of exhibition space, featuring over 200 curated independent fine artists, 60 galleries and features, RTIA Talks, the RTIA Awards, and Cordillera Film Festival and the Reno Rising outdoor co-located Music Festival set for 6,000 participants.



Artists are asked to submit their very best work. Sculptures may be in any permanent medium. Terracotta, plaster, ceramic, and works in other fragile materials will be considered, but only on the condition that artists assume all responsibility for proper packaging and shipping of works. The NSS, RTIA, and Reno Sparks Convention Center will NOT be held responsible for any damages. Larger works are encouraged. Artists may choose to deliver, install, and pick up their own work at the conclusion of the show, or ship work(s) to the Reno Sparks Convention Center and hire RTIA Show staff to uncrate/re-crate work(s) for a fee of $60/per sculpture. Crates and boxes will be safely stored on the convention center grounds.



A Jury of Selection will be assembled to review works for inclusion in the show. Emails will be sent to all sculptors who entered to inform them whether their work was selected for exhibition or not.



All accepted sculptors will be asked to sign a brief contract stating that they agree to loan their accepted work of sculpture for the duration of the exhibition at Reno Sparks Convention Center. Contracts will also establish the retail price for all works intended for sale. Images of accepted works will be used for promotional and marketing purposes.



Insurance for individual works in transit and on exhibit is strongly encouraged and is the responsibility of the sculptor. RTIA Show will provide security at the event through the Reno Sparks Convention Center and will provide overall event liability insurance.



Sculptures accepted in the exhibition are not required to be available for sale. RTIA Show will take 30% commission on sales; the National Sculpture Society will receive no commission from sales. Retail prices established in the contract will not be subject to change during the exhibition.



Artists may bring their own pedestals. If the artist does not have a pedestal, pedestals of varying sizes are available for rent and cost up to $50/per pedestal. Pedestals are also for sale between $80.00 – $170.00 based on size. RTIA will provide signage for each sculpture with custom 10”-12” round floor decals.



NSS will publicize the show through its news bulletin, magazine, and social media platforms. RTIA will promote NSS’ participation in the show through its media and social media platforms.



There is a $50 participation fee per artist.



Free for NSS members, $50 for non-members.  Not a member? Go to:

nationalsculpture.org/become-a-member/ and apply.



  • March 11, 2024: Submissions open.
  • May 10, 2024: Submissions deadline.
  • June 14, 2024: Notification emailed to artists.
  • September 10 – 12, 2024: Sculptures delivered to Reno Sparks Convention.
  • September 12, 2024: The NSS Community at RTIA opens for VIP night at 7pm.
  • September 15, 2024: The NSS Community at RTIA closes at 6pm.
  • September 15 -16, 2024: Sculptures picked up at Reno Sparks Convention Center after the show closes.



  • Submit to nationalsculpture.org/entry-thingy. Be certain to submit to “NSS California Communities at Reno Tahoe International Art Show” call.
  • Sculptors may submit 1 to 3 works (and up to 3 images/work) for a maximum total of 9 images.
  • Sculptors will be required to give their name, address, title of sculpture, date, medium, dimensions (height including base, width, and depth), and price of work (if for sale).
  • There is NO submission fee for members; there is a $50 submission fee for non-members.



  • Move in dates at Reno Sparks Convention Center: September 10 – 12 (prior to 4pm).
  • Move out dates at Reno Sparks Convention Center: September 15 (6pm or after) and September 16 (all day).
  • For artists shipping works to and from Reno Sparks Convention Center, RTIA will provide a service for uncrating and re-crating of sculpture at $60/per sculpture.



Exhibition Questions?  Contact Lance Glasser at (408) 221-5481

Shipping To & From RTIA Questions?  Contact Briana Dolan at (714) 319-3385

Entry/Submission Questions?  Contact Patty Delahanty at (212) 764-5645 ext. 103