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Elayne LaPorta
Photo courtesy of Greg Warden and BLVDS Las Vegas

Selected Awards and Achievements

  • 2005 Mother Teresa Award for Religious Folk Art
  • 1993 Billy Graham Center Museum, Sacred Arts exhibit, Honorable Mention
  • 1993-2011 Who’s Who in American Art - Marquis Who's Who

Reviews and Articles

  • Jan-Feb 1980 Judee Quillin, Profiles: Elayne LaPorta, Artist, Art Voices South
  • Oct 1980 Betje Howell, Historical Biblical Arts by Elayne LaPorta, Artist, Santa Monica Outlook
  • Nov 1983 A.D. Hopkins, Bible-story artist never runs out of ideas, Elayne LaPorta, Artist, Las Vegas Review Journal
  • Oct 2005 Local Artist Wins High Honors, The Henderson Home News and Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • Oct 2005 Madelyn Hynes, Henderson Woman Honored for Spiritual Nature of Her Artwork, Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • Oct 2005 Nicole Feneberg Lucht, Biblical Stories on Canvas, The Henderson Home News
  • Oct 2008 Jeremey Twitchell, Artistic Rejuvenation, The Henderson Home News
  • Dec 2008-Jan 2009 Pam Lang, Elayne LaPorta, Artist, Neighbor, Philanthropist, BLVDS Las Vegas

Selected Exhibitions

  • 1980 Art Exhibit Bolen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • 1987 Elayne LaPorta: Naïve Images, Biblical Arts Center, East Gallery, Dallas, Texas
  • 1991 Religious Art, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1992 Annual Crèche Exhibit, Paul VI Institute for the Arts, Washington, DC
  • 1992 Solo Exhibition, West Bend Gallery Fine Arts, West Bend, Wisconsin 1987
  • 1995 Billy Graham Art Exhibition, Wheaton College, 500 College Avenue, Wheaton, IL
  • 2005 Artist's Exhibit, St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, Henderson, Nevada
  • 2008 Gallery Opening, Elayne LaPorta Fine Arts, Henderson, Nevada
  • 2009 Historical Society of Washington, DC
  • 2009 Annual Holiday Reception and Exhibition
Elayne LaPorta Traditional Setting

Permanent Collections

  • Dominican Hopsital
    1555 Soquel Drive
    Santa Cruz, Ca. 95062

  • Adrian Dominican Sisters
    Adrian, MI 49221-1793

  • St. Francis Memorial Hospital
    900 Hyde St
    San Francisco, CA 94109
    (415) 353-6000

  • The National Museum of Catholic Art and History
    443 East 115th Street
    New York, NY 10029

  • Historical Society of Washington, DC
    801 K Street NW
    Washington, DC

  • St. Rose Dominican Hospitals

    Rose de Lima Campus
    102 East Lake Mead Parkway
    Henderson, NV 89015
    Tel: (702) 564-2622

    San Martin Campus
    8280 West Warm Springs Road
    Las Vegas, NV 89113
    Tel: (702) 492-8000

    Siena Campus
    3001 St. Rose Parkway
    Henderson, NV 89052
    Tel: (702) 616-5000

  • Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania
  • University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Marian Library, Dayton, Ohio
  • Poverello House, Las Vegas and Henderson, NV

Selected Collections

  • Our Lady of the Streets, St. Vincent Plaza, Catholic Charities of Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Biblical Arts Center, Dallas, Texas
  • Saint Bernadette Institute of Sacred Art, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania
  • University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Marian Library, Dayton, Ohio
  • Poverello House, Las Vegas and Henderson, NV


  • Lesnick School of Art 1968 to 1979
  • Arnold Hitchcock Private Study 1968
  • Cliff Segerblom Private Study 1968
  • Academy Fine Arts, Florence, Italy, 1969


  • Catholic Fine Arts Society, New York
  • Catholic Artists of the 90's, New York
  • Midwest Association Religious Talent, Inc., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • International Registry Religious Women Artists, Fresno, California
  • Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA), Wenham, Massachusetts
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.


Elayne LaPorta Fine Arts | 121 South Water Street | Henderson, NV 89015 | 702.568.1168. | Net proceeds from all sales will be donated to charity.
Elayne LaPorta Fine Arts is a member of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce.
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