About Us

Left of Center Art Gallery is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the vision of Director Vicki Richardson. It is located in North Las Vegas yet serves the entire Southern Nevada community.

With artwork showing a diversity of style and media, LOC is administered and supported by artists and educators who are committed to advancing the arts and providing a setting for cultural exchange.

LOC offers a wide spectrum of art experiences and events that reflect the diversity of the local community while also providing opportunities for artists from all over the country to share their work. Our goal is to make art more accessible to the surrounding neighborhoods by taking art to sites where it can enhance, educate, and bring a sense of local pride.

We are committed to encouraging art in public places and creating venues where the public can observe the steps of the creative process and encourage dialogue with individual artists. We represent an ethnically diverse group of members and resident artists. LOC holds the belief that the visual arts can serve as an education tool to help teach respect and understanding for all cultures.

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What We Do

We provide exhibit and studio space for artists. We provide opportunities to grow professionally through seminars, classes, and workshops. We nurture emerging artists through mentoring and teaching. We serve as advocates for the arts in public education, working with community organizations, students and art educators to enhance their curriculum offerings. We provide networking and support opportunities for artists. We provide opportunities to showcase artwork outside at galleries throughout the country and internationally.

Staff & Board

Gallery Team

PRESIDENT / Vicki Richardson
GALLERY DIRECTOR / Marylou Parker
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT / LaQuita West-Hogan

Board of Directors

ACCOUNTANT / John Zanoni
ART EDUCATOR / Sylvester Collier
ART EDUCATOR / Dayo Adelaja
ATTORNEY / Theodore Parker
PROFESSIONAL ARTIST / Harold Bradford

Advisory Council

EDUCATOR / Dr. Vivian Fully
GRAPHIC ARTIST / Adolfo Gonzalez
EDUCATOR & COMMUNITY ACTIVIST / Lois Mack
GRAPHIC ARTIST / Lois Esparza
PHOTOGRAPHER / Helen Murphy
ARTIST / Jack Wilson

Our History

1979

Vicki Richardson moves to Las Vegas to teach in the Clark County School District. She also works as the Gallery Director for Bennie Cassell Gallery on Lake Mead and Martin Luther King Boulevard.

1983

Vicki opens her own exhibition space, identifying and showing selected artists.

1987

Left of Center officially opens as a for profit art gallery. Artists Sylvester Collier and Harold Bradford join Vicki as co-founders.

1997

Left of Center becomes a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.

2014

The Downstairs Gallery Space opens. The permanent collection of African Art expands and becomes the Museum Collection of African Art. LOC voted “Best of the City” for best art gallery in North Las Vegas by Desert Companion Magazine..

2017

The Grand Re-Opening of the redesigned and expanded Museum Collection of African Art takes place.