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Press Release
Jerry Schefcik’s Las Vegas roots go back to 1961 when his father moved the family in from Nebraska.  His college career took him to Brigham Young University where he earned his BA in Art and Design and on to the University of Denver for a MA in Art History and Museum Training. He worked as Curator of Visual Arts for the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo, CO, and then moved to the Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo, TX as Curator of Art.  From Amarillo he returned to Las Vegas. Schefcik joined the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 1989 first as Curator of the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery and then promoted to its Director in 1991. He concurrently served as Exhibitions Curator for Nevada Institute for Contemporary Art for over a decade and curator for the McCarran International Airport Arts Advisory Sub-Committee for 5 years. He has recently assumed the additional responsibility of the remodeled and refocused Marjorie Barrick Museum.
As Director of Galleries, Schefcik oversees the five satellite galleries throughout the UNLV campus, teaches the three-part Gallery Practices series and supervises the gallery internship program. In addition to his responsibilities at UNLV, he currently serves as a Commissioner for the City of Las Vegas Arts Commission.  A central figure within the ever-growing Las Vegas art scene, Schefcik demonstrates his dedication to the past, present and future art endeavors of this city by contributing much of his time as an advisor, juror, and mentor to numerous arts organizations in Las Vegas and the Western Region.