UNO's art program dates back to 1911 when Augusta Knight organized an art department at Omaha University. By 1916, art courses taught included art history, theory and practice, applied design, drawing, and watercolor. The University first offered the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree to art students in 1933. Fine arts majors could also choose a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) in education degree. The art program evolved and grew over the years, and today the Art and Art History Program is part of the School of the Arts in the College of Communications, Fine Arts and Media, offering a BA degree in art history as well as two studio art degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art (BASA) and the BFA. Many current students also pursue K-12 teaching certification along with a BASA or BFA degree. Today the art program offers studio instruction in painting, drawing, printmaking, papermaking, book arts, electronic imaging, art education, graphic arts, sculpture, and ceramics.
In celebration of our studio art graduates, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Art Gallery will mount an alumni exhibition in January of 2018. Working with former and current faculty and students and with the UNO Alumni Association, we hope to reconnect with artist-graduates from near and far to exhibit works by a broad range of alumni-artists. Expecting to attract many graduates of the program and more artworks than our gallery can hold, we are pleased to have Museum of Nebraska Art Curator Teliza V. Rodriguez act as juror for the exhibition.
Artist-Alumni: Please use the green register button above to get started. We ask for images of five works and a one-page resume to be considered for the show. Entries will be accepted through until October 1, 2017.
Selections for the exhibition will be made based on the quality of work submitted and the artist’s professional record as presented in a one-page resume. All media will be accepted. A limited amount of funds to support shipping is available and will be allocated after our list of works and artists is identified. In addition, one to three artists will be invited to present a lecture as part of the UNO Friends of Art Willson Lecture Series. A modest stipend is available for these lectures.
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The Juror: Teliza V. Rodriguez
Curator, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, Nebraska.
See our Submission Guidelines page for full details or click here for PDF of the Submission Guidelines.