Art Shows

Fall Small Image Show

Bio for Judge of 2015 Fall Small Image Show 

Richard Markoff grew up in Alliance, graduating from Alliance High School before attending Doane College and Chadron State College where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He taught high school art for 37 years in Rocky Ford, Colorado, McCook and at Omaha Northwest. Markoff was a founding member of the Gallery 13 in Omaha in 1985 and has been an active member of the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery in Omaha’s Old Market for many years serving as a board member and on the Hanging Committee and Membership Committee. Additionally he is an associate member of the Burkholder Project in Lincoln.

"I consider myself a series painter. Having taught school for 37 years, I have had to use different styles of painting in my teaching; therefore I have continued to do so through the years. I paint ten to fifteen paintings per series from surrealism to modern abstract utilizing acrylic and mixed media. I am a stern advocate of art elements and all my judging reflects that belief."

Reception for the Fall Small Image Show

Thursday, October 15, 5 - 7 p.m.

Directions for Esprit Whispering Ridge (17555 Emmet Street): a few blocks west of 171st and Maple, turn south on HWS Cleveland Blvd. Go 2 blocks and turn right on Emmet St. – you'll see the sign for Esprit Whispering Ridge Senior Living, the big building and parking lot. 

Our judge, Richard Markoff, asked me to let the artists know that he will arrive at the reception at 4:30 on October 15 to be available to talk to you about your paintings

There were 21 artists who entered our Fall Small Image Show, with 53 works of art. Winners for this show are listed below. See all winning entries.

1st Place

Linda Bernett

"Garden of Zen"

Alcohol ink and pen
2nd Place

Harriet Otis

"Signs of Spring"

3rd Place

Patricia Kounkel

"Indian Summer"

Mixed media
4th Place

Marilyn Beig

"Morning Light"

Honorable Mentions:

Sara Wamsat


Mixed media

Tamara Tsvid

"Rainbow of Fall"


Cheri Ginsburg

"Late Afternoon Arroyo Magic"


Julie Larm



Joy Long Memorial Award for Best Use of Light and Atmosphere:

Linda Leary

"Empire State Building Under Brooklyn Bridge"