Art Shows

Art Show News

Spring Art Show

Hot Shops Art Center, 1301 Nicholas Street

Theme is "Childhood Summers". Along with your entry, you must also write a short explanation of your "Childhood Memory" on a 3x5 card to hang beside your artwork.

Registration: Tuesday, April 30, 11 am - 1 pm
Reception: Sunday, May 5, 2 -4 pm
Take down: Tuesday, May 28, 11 am -1 pm

Frame size illus

Image Size Guidelines

We will be enforcing size guidelines, in order to give the shows a better look, and to avoid overcrowding. These sizes refer to the outside edges of the frame.

  • 3 pieces 11 x 14 or smaller. If one of your 3 pieces is larger than 11x14, then you can only enter 2.
  • 2 pieces are allowed if both are 30 x 30 or smaller.
  • One piece if it's larger than 30 x 30, with maximum size of 40 x 40.

Sizes may be figured by adding two adjacent sides, so smallest no bigger than 25 (11+14), middle size 60 (30 + 30), and largest – when two sides are greater than 60 but not larger than 80 total.

Restrictions may vary from show to show. Refer to Standards for Exhibiting Artwork for restriction details of a show.

Chillin' Winter Art Show Judging

Our ‘Chillin’ Winter” Omaha Artist, Inc. Art Show at the Jewish Community Center had 55 artists enter a total of 107 works of art! This is a big show! Please come to our reception this Sunday, February 10 from 2-4 at the Jewish Community Center, 333 South 132nd St. where we will be giving out the awards, and of course present at the reception, but he has included his remarks on the the show for this newsletter.

Art Show Judge Hal Holoun

Born in Ord, Nebraska October 16, 1939, Mr. Hal Holoun attended Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska; received a graduate degree from the University of Wyoming, Laramie Wyoming. Private study includes ceramic sculpture with Helen Geisel, Denver, Colorado and photography with Ruth Bernhard, San Francisco, California. He has had teaching experience at various colleges and universities, as well as having conducted numerous private classes and workshops.

He was named Exhibitions and Programs Director at Stuhr Museum, Grand Island, Nebraska in 1972. He resigned his position at that museum in 1979 to pursue work full-time as a studio artist, and continues his studio work to the present day. His most recent local exhibit was at Gallery 1516 in Omaha in 2018, in a two-person exhibition with the pastel artist, Jennifer Homan.

See you there!

You can see all of the winning entries in the 2019 Chillin' Winter Art Show Gallery.

1st Place

Margaret "Peg" Watkins

"Harvest Moon"

Mixed media

2nd Place

Tom Reardon

"Egrets in the Storm"


3rd Place

Nancy Ralston

"Henry Doorly Zoo's Lizard King"

4th Place

Becky Kinloch

"Old Pipes"


Joy Long Memorial Award for Best Use of Light and Atmosphere

Jean Barban

"Fern Lake Trail Road"

Honorable Mentions

Emmet Egr

"Winter Crabapples"


Nia Karmann




Shirley Livingston




Duane Pieper

"Through Mighty Waters"

Cold wax

Judge's Recognition

Linda Bernett

"Moonlight Serenade"

Alcohol ink

  Sue Loyd "Painting With Paula" Acrylic