Art Shows

Spring 2015 Art Show: "April Showers Bring..."

Great turnout for our Spring Show with 48 artists entering 80 pieces of art! The reception will be Sunday April 12, 2-4 pm. With food and drink, awards and judge’s critique. Hours for Hot Shops at 1301 Nicholas Street are 9-6 weekdays and 10-5 weekends. Stop in and see our show thru April 26. 

Judge's Bio

Judge Jamie Burmeister’s artworks have been exhibited in galleries, museums and public places through out the world. His “” project has resulted in over 1000 installations of small ceramic figures, called vermin on 6 continents, 42 countries and 46 US States. Burmeister’s pieces have been exhibited including shows at the Des Moines Art Center, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Akron Art Museum, in Ohio, Sheldon Museum of Art in Lincoln, and the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper, WY. His numerous awards include Nebraska Art Council’s 2010/2007 Individual Artist Fellowships, Omaha Entertainment and Arts 2007 Best Public Art, and 2006/2013 Three-Dimensional Sculpture awards and residencies at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center in Nebraska City, NE and the Serenbe Artist in Residence in Chattahoochee Hills, GA. He received an M.F.A. in Sculpture from the University of Nebraska in 2005 and currently lives and works in Omaha, NE.

See Spring Art Show Gallery

Congratulation to our winners: 

1st Place

Pat Lontor

Spring Miracles” 

2nd Place

Tearee Claire Caswell


Fabric, Beads
3rd Place

Becky Kinloch 


4th Place

Tamara Tsvid


Honorable Mentions:

Gracie Schroeder

Tulips on Silk

Watercolor on Silk

Becky Kinloch

Bike Rides”


Barbara Mitchell



Judith Cross


Steel Sculpture

Barb Linder Watercolor Award: Tamara Tsvid


Joy Long Light and Atmosphere Award:

Jean Barban

Robin on Rooftop” 


Barb Linder Watercolor Award

This show was the last time that this award will be given out. Barb Linder's family made a nice donation to allow for this award for several years but that money has now been used up. We hope that watercolor artists will still continue to enter our shows – I do believe the award sparked more watercolor entries over the past few years, and I'm sure Barb would have been pleased to see that. Thanks to her family for their generosity! 

Art Pick Up is April 26

Please remember to pick up your art on Sunday, April 26 from 1-3 pm. Do Not pick up early without calling Sharon Clawson to make arrangements, otherwise you will not be allowed to enter our next show!