October 20 Portfolio Panel
6–8 pm


What is a portfolio panel?
Students interested in majoring in the visual arts or applying for an arts
scholarship must first take part in a portfolio review. The process of building
a portfolio and having it judged may seem like some sort of medieval torture,
but it does not need to be. With a little preparation and insight, it can be an
exciting and proud experience.

This free portfolio panel for students of all ages includes a chance to review your
portfolio with the panelists following the discussion.

The Panelists    
Amy Nelson
Amy Nelson has exhibited across the US, been an Artist in Residence at the Watershed Center for Ceramic Art in Newcastle, Maine, and has received several grants, including an Artist Grant from the Vermont Studio Center. Currently Amy is an Assistant Professor of Fine Art teaching courses in Ceramics and Art and Civic Engagement and is a mentor in the Young Artists Program at the Kent Bellows Studio and Center for Visual Arts in Omaha. Amy received her BFA from Creighton University in 1997 and her MFA from East Carolina University School of Art & Design in 2002.

Barbara Simcoe
Barbara Simcoe is an Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska Omaha and teaches painting and drawing. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois and graduate degree at University of North Texas. Barbara has had many one person exhibitions and has been juried into many exhibitions nationally. She has also had exhibitions in Poland, the Czech Republic, Morroco, Israel and Vilnius. She received a Fulbright Grant in 2004 among other grants and awards.

Weston Thomson

Jeremy Caniglia

Wanda Ewing
Wanda Ewing is a true Midwestern girl, born and raised in the city of Omaha, Neb. She received her B.F.A. in printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute. She later received both her M.A. and M.F.A. degrees from the University of Iowa. The artworks she creates explore the subjects of race, beauty standards, sexuality, and identity. Inspired by images found in popular culture, she often uses humorous narratives as a device for engaging the viewer. Wanda currently lives and works in Omaha and is an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska, Omaha.

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