Marion Happy Hoekenga

Marion P. Howard Hoekenga, better known as Happy by her friends, has lived in Nevada over 40 years -- first in Northern Nevada for 14 years and later relocating to Boulder City in 1987.  She has been drawing and painting since childhood and has shown her work in Eureka, Elko, Lamoile, Ely, Boulder City and Las Vegas, Nevada.



Marion was born and raised near San Francisco and received a BA degree in History from the University of California Santa Cruz with a minor in Art History in 1969. She married in 1972 and the couple took up cattle ranching just west of Eureka Nevada on Highway 50 (the Loneliest Road in the Nation). When there were no postcards of the old Mining town of Eureka to send home, she drew a series of pen and ink cards depicting the historic buildings. She has also done postcard scenes of Boulder City, NV.


She considers herself a naturalist and loves the wildness of Nevada's vast open lands.

The subjects and inspiration for her work come from her surroundings; from Nevada's

high northern desert ranch lands and the low deserts of Southern Nevada, to main

streets “on the road” and familiar local places. Besides her jobs as wrangler, ranch cook and mother, she worked in a hardware store, became a substitute teacher, and was an

assistant librarian for 18 1/2 years. All the while, she continued painting and drawing.


Marion went back to college in 1999, obtaining a second Bachelor’s Degree from UNLV

in Studio Art with an emphasis in Etching. Combining her interests in History and Art,

she also drew the pen and ink illustrations for Daughters of History, a book of

California Pioneer personal narratives that was published in San Francisco in 2000.


Marion, has held several board positions, and is a past President of the Boulder City Art Guild.  She signs her work MPH.

Spring Artfest
APRIL 22-23,2017
sponsored by BCAG
Each year the art festival welcomes visitors from throughout the southwest who enjoy fine art and fine crafts created for sale by talented artisans. This year the Guild expects a record number of visitors to attend the weekend event at Boulder City's beautiful Bicentennial Park. The guests will experience the best little outdoor fine arts show in southern Nevada, which will include something for everyone! 

You are invited to participate in the 2017 Program, either as an advertiser, an artist or both.

Artists in the show will enjoy added attention when their ad is in the event program. Local businesses, restaurants, and hotels are encouraged to purchase space in this wonderful event program. For more information, see attached files. 
Contact Yolanda Grouell for Program information:
Yolanda Grouell: 
phone: 702-285-2014


Deadline for submission is April 5, 2017.  

Full Page = $175;
Half Page = $100; 
Quarter Page = $60 
Eighth Page = $35 (business card)
Below is an Advertising Rate Card with details, prices and submission requirements, along with an information form. 
Simply fill out the form and return to the Guild Gallery with payment and art work  (gallery located in the Boulder Dam Hotel,
1305 Arizona Street, Boulder City NV), or Mail to : 
BCAG/SAF 2017, 
PO Box 60204,
Boulder City NV 89005.
2017 Spring Artfest advertising card
SAF2017 rate card REV-1.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [357.6 KB]
2017 Spring Artfest advertising form
BC SAF Program Advertising Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [334.8 KB]
Contact Show Director, Diana Meyer for booth space.
Diana Meyer: 
phone: 702-280-3985
2017 Spring ArtFest application and rules
2017 SAF app and rules.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [144.8 KB]
Looking forward to your participation in the 32nd Annual Spring ArtFest in Boulder City ...
A world away for a day!!
BCAG Show Committee
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