Moapa Valley Art Guild

PO Box 2249
Overton Nevada 89040
(702) 397-6444


Max Bunnell

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 Max Bunnell graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree, majoring in Art and Education. Later he finished a Master of Fine Arts degree at the same school. He was awarded a Ford Fellow Leadership Scholarship, which amounted to a year studying in various places and different schools in the Southwest. This included a study of Indian Jewelry at Santa Fe and silversmithing from Alvin Pine at California State, Long Beach.

Mr. Bunnell taught in Clark County, NV public schools for 29 years, and more recently, spent ten years as a full time professor of art at Dixie College. He has taught in the extension program for the University of Nevada at both the Las Vegas and Reno campuses and currently conducts workshops in both Nevada and Utah. Max loves to teach and share what he has learned with others, as he has done for over 50 years.

For many years Max painted professionally and is represented in various collections throughout the Southwest and the U.S., as well as in some foreign countries. He specializes in painting landscapes in watercolor and oils; however, he works in many media. He has experienced success in shows throughout the Southwest, winning awards and commissions.

 Max has been the driving force in starting art guilds in Nevada. In 1959 he founded the Moapa Valley Art Guild. He was instrumental in starting the successful Dixie Invitational Art Show, which earned over $300,000 towards a new art museum on the campus.

  He married Julia E. Lewis, and they are the parents of two daughters, Leah Mae Rieske of Orem, UT, and Edith Ann Luce of Overton, NV. Max loves his family and grandchildren, and loves to paint or draw on location with his painter friends, whenever possible.