Art Seen: A Juried Exhibition of Artists from Omaha to Lincoln
6/21/2015 - 10/11/2015
This summer, Joslyn Art Museum will present Art Seen: A Juried Exhibition of Artists from Omaha to Lincoln.

This exhibition will showcase artists living and working in our region today. Nebraska’s two largest cities are home to vibrant and expansive artistic communities, spurred forward by an engaged and enthusiastic audience. Reflecting diverse lives and concerns, this exhibition investigates a range of media and styles and will address varied themes, including personal narrative, the social landscape, environmental issues, and contemporary approaches to painting.

Artists will be selected by a jury led by Karin Campbell, Joslyn Art Museum’s Phil Willson Curator of Contemporary Art, and Bill Arning, Director of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.


Art Seen will investigate a range of contemporary practices to include painting, sculpture, photography, textiles, and installation art, illuminating the most important creative impulses and approaches in the region. Addressing diverse themes — including personal narrative, the social landscape, and environmental issues, as well as the exploration of nontraditional materials and new approaches to painting — the exhibition will reflect the lives and concerns of our communities. Art Seen will consist of both existing artwork and new projects commissioned for the installation.



Art Seen Artists:

Of the 37 artists selected for the exhibition, 21 are from Omaha and 16 from Lincoln; 20 are men and 17 are women. Media includes painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, ceramic, textile, video, and more. Art Seen presents an exciting opportunity for Joslyn to showcase the contributions of local artists to current narratives in art making.

Following are the artists selected for inclusion in the exhibition:

Littleton Alston, Omaha
Laurie Victor Kay, Omaha
Byron Anway, Lincoln
Holly Kranker, Omaha
Jess Benjamin, Omaha
Dylan Lilla, Omaha
Sarah Berkeley, Lincoln
Rich Mansfield, Omaha
James Bockelman, Lincoln
Avery Mazor, Omaha
Jamie Burmeister, Omaha
Marjorie Mikasen, Lincoln
Michael Burton, Lincoln
Mo Neal, Lincoln
Peter Cales, Omaha
Joshua Norton, Omaha
Kim Darling (Kim Reid Kuhn), Omaha
Bradley Peters, Lincoln
Angela Drakeford, Omaha
Walker Pickering, Lincoln
Catherine Ferguson, Omaha
Sarah Rowe, Omaha
Charley Friedman, Lincoln
Matthew Sontheimer, Lincoln
Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, Lincoln
Therman Statom, Omaha
Camille Hawbaker, Lincoln
Joy O. Ude, Lincoln
Aaron Holz, Lincoln
Watie White, Omaha
Keith Jacobshagen, Lincoln
Shea Wilkinson, Omaha
Heather Johanson, Omaha
Ying Zhu, Omaha
Josh Johnson, Lincoln
Mary Zicafoose, Omaha
Jun Kaneko, Omaha



Exhibition-Related Events & Programs

Friday, June 19; 6–8 pm
Lecture & Reception
Joslyn members are invited for a private lecture and reception celebrating Art Seen. At 6 pm, Karin Campbell, Phil Willson Curator of Contemporary Art, and Bill Arning, Director of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, will give an overview of the show in the Witherspoon Concert Hall. Discussion moderator is Jack Becker, Joslyn's Executive director & CEO. The presentation will be followed by exhibition viewing, complimentary light hors d'oeuvres, and a cash bar in the Storz Fountain Court from 6:30–8 pm. Invitations will be mailed to Museum members with reservation/attendance information. Not a member? Join now!

Friday, June 19; 5:30–8 pm
Dine at Joslyn
Enjoy a gourmet meal in Café Durham. Dinner reservations are required by June 15 and will sell out quickly, so make your reservations today! Please call (402) 661-3842 or by email (dinner reservations only please). Café Durham's servery line will be closed this evening. Bon appétit!
Entrée options:
Grilled Filet with Stilton Portabella Sauce, Roasted Peruvian Blue Potatoes, Spaghetti Squash Nest $35
Pan Seared Bone in Chicken Hind Quarter with Balsamic Reduction, Shallot Quinoa, Roasted Asparagus $25
Grilled Tilapia with Lime Cream Sauce, Cilantro Risotto, Steamed Sugar Snap Peas $25
Spinach Linguini with Pistachio Pesto, Parmesan Reggiano Garnish $20
Choice of salad or soup included with entrée:
Blackstone Caesar Salad with Avocado -or-
Spinach and Arugula Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette, Fresh Strawberries, Raspberries, Toasted Slivered Almonds -or-
Chilled Avocado Soup with Fresh Salsa Garnish -or-
Bacon, Bleu Cheese, and Cabbage Soup
Dessert options ($8 each):
Lithuanian Bakery Torte Cake with Apricot Marmalade -or-
Chocolate Cheesecake with Strawberry Sauce
Saturday, June 20; 10 am–4 pm
Private Preview Day for Members
Beginning in 2015, every ticketed special exhibition at Joslyn will open first and exclusively for members. The exhibition will open to the general public the following day. Members, show your membership card at the admissions desk for tickets to the exhibition on preview day (reservations not required during the day). Curator gallery talks will be offered at noon and 2 pm by Karin Campbell, Phil Willson Curator of Contemporary Art. Not a member? Join now!

Thursday, July 9
Omaha Under the Radar
Performances throughout the Museum with a special choreographed piece inspired by the work of one artist in Art Seen.

Thursday, July 16
Edible Omaha Launch
Everyone is invited to the Edible Omaha magazine summer issue launch party at Joslyn. Locally sourced food, garden tours, and organic gardening educational opportunities await!

Thursdays, July 30 & September 3
Artist Dialogues with Curator Karin Campbell
Select artists, in conversation with Campbell, talk about their work in Art Seen.

Saturday, August 22
Studio Tours
Select Art Seen artists open their Omaha studios to visitors followed by a gathering at 1912 in Benson. $10 members; $20 general public.