Cindy Whitaker

This northern California native makes rugged, rural Nevada her home. Her love for photography has evolved over the years. Through the lens a single moment is captured: the untouched land whispers about its forgotten past as simply as it encourages us to protect it for the future. ART found amidst the adventure.  A snapshot from a 16-hour branding. A transparent rose petal. A herd of wild horses. A cougar’s pose. Photography that represents my home. My heart.      Most recent accomplishments include selection for the 2019-2020 Nevada Arts Council’s new Nevada Basin to Range Exchange Project, inclusion in Sacramento’s Crocker Art Museum’s 2019 Big Names Small Art exhibit, inclusion in Portland’s Black Box Gallery’s March 2019 Photography show, a 2018 Nevada Magazine FOCUS presentation,  a 2018 NAA GALLERY featured artist, and a 2018 Reno is Artown’s Made in Nevada Marketplace participant.      The Pacific Crest Trail Association chose two photographs as contest winners in 2018. During the Historic Fort Churchill State Park photo contest a photo of the fort cemetery won in 2018 and a photo of Buckland Station won in 2019.  The Nevada Magazine has published 5 photos during the last 2 years; the current logo and poster includes one of her bison images. The Community Living Magazine is currently publishing her photographs (and stories) on a local, hometown level.      Retired, after 25 years with Humboldt County School District, Cindy continues to give back to her community by volunteering 15-20 hours each week. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family, scouting for new photo opps, and creating new textile and art projects in her studio.     Cindy’s art*photo scarves are created on soft cotton, silky chiffon, or sweet pea gauze. Original designs will be on sale in the NAA Gallery this summer 2019!!     Check out her website and blogs at Facebook and Instagram is Cin Whitaker. She can be reached at