Rural Nebraska artists who want to show and sell their paintings, sculptures, drawings or photographs are encouraged to submit samples of their work to the Nebraska Rural Living Online Art Gallery by Aug. 1.
Art submissions are juried by professional artists who also live in rural Nebraska, and chosen artists will gain a “storefront” on the Nebraska Rural Living online art gallery where they can promote, display and sell their art.
The online gallery launched in August 2016, and now 42 artists are promoting their art to thousands of Nebraska Rural Living readers around the world at www.nebraskaruralliving.com/art-gallery.
Artists have also benefitted from additional opportunities to share their work at public events through their selection into the gallery.
The Nebraska Rural Living online artist submission form is also available in Spanish (online) to encourage a culturally diverse group of artists to submit their work.
The goal of the gallery is to give artists a platform to share and sell their art while at the same time increase knowledge and appreciation of life in rural Nebraska.
Art will be accepted throughout the year for future consideration in the gallery.
Submissions will be juried each quarter with the following deadlines: Aug. 1, Nov. 1, Feb. 1 and May 1. New artists will be added each quarter if selected.
To submit art for review, artists must have a Nebraska address in a rural town with a population of 10,000 or less.
Artists must also have a website so that patrons can purchase their work if they are chosen for the gallery.
Four types of art can be submitted: paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs.
Nebraska Rural Living, founded in 2006, educates its more than 30,000 readers that rural Nebraska is vibrant and business-friendly with amenities that appeal to families, retirees, entrepreneurs and tourists.
For rules and criteria and to submit art to be juried for the online gallery, visit www.nebraskaruralliving.com/ fine-art/.  
Artists will be asked to upload five high-quality images of their work and submit an artist’s statement and a short biography.
The Nebraska Rural Living Fine Art in Towns Under 10,000 gallery is funded with the support of the Phelps County Community Foundation, the Nebraska Arts Council, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Great Western Bank and private donors. For more information, contact gallery coordinator Kristine Jacobson krjacobson@nebraskaruralliving.com.