The Nebraska Arts Council is now taking applications for Nebraska visual artists to display their work in the Fred Simon Gallery for the 2015/16 exhibition season.
The Nebraska Arts Council is now taking applications for Nebraska visual artists to display their work in the Fred Simon Gallery for the 2015/16 exhibition season. The Fred Simon Gallery showcases the work of contemporary Nebraska artists throughout the year.
The two-room gallery can be found in the north end of the NAC offices at the historic Burlington Place building in downtown Omaha's Old Market. Featuring stone walls, northern lighting, and overlooking Gene Leahy Mall, it provides a unique venue for solo shows or collaborative ventures for an artist team. The gallery focuses on approximately six exhibits per season. As a service to the selected artists, the Fred Simon Gallery program provides this premium downtown gallery space at no cost, hosts receptions for the artists, supports marketing efforts for the shows, and takes no commissions on sales. Applications are due September 1, 2014, and the selection committee meets shortly thereafter to determine the selected artists. Applicants will be notified of the final selections around late September. Complete information on the program, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, can be found on the Fred Simon Gallery page in the NAC website’s Artists/Exhibition Programs section. Applications are taken online using the NAC’s online review service. Visit this link to register as a user and complete the application: http://nebraska.slideroom.com. The application process is very user-friendly--just upload your images and complete the online application form. There is no application fee for this program and you may use your NAC SlideRoom account to apply for other NAC programs as they become available. For more information, contact J.D. Hutton, Fred Simon Gallery Manager, at (402) 595-2142, or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Outside Omaha, dial toll-free at: 1 (800) 341-4067. To learn more about the Fred Simon Gallery program and other NAC programs and events, sign up on our website at http://www.nebraskaartscouncil.org/news_resources/get_connected/ for our email news announcements. You may also find the latest NAC news via Facebook (Nebraska Arts Council page) and Twitter (@NEArtsCouncil).