Congratulations to those artists who sold art work at the Fall Hot Shops Show!
Sally Calhoun ~ “Timeless Tradition” ~ acrylic
Theresa Rhodus ~ “Hattie’s Bloom” ~ acrylic
Dorothy Tuma ~ “In the Beginning” ~ mixed
Dorothy Tuma ~ “On the Old Farm Place” ~ mixed
Winter Art Show!
Jewish Community Center, 333 South 132nd St.
Registration: Sunday, Feb. 1, 1-3 pm Reception: Sunday, Feb. 8, 2-4 pm Take Down: Sunday, March 1, 1-3 pm
No theme, $15 entry fee for up to three pieces. The JCC takes a 25% commission, so price accordingly.
Size restrictions apply: The measurements refer to the outside edges of the frame.
Smallest– 3 pieces allowed when no larger than 11 x 14, or 25 inches total when adding the length and width together, (11 + 14 = 25)
Medium– 2 pieces if 24 x 30 or smaller (24 + 30 = 54 inches total).
Largest– 1 piece if larger than 24 x 30, but no larger than 40 x 40 (40 + 40 = 80 inches total).
Sculptures: Please call Sharon if you have a large sculpture to enter. There is not as much room at JCC and will have to decide on each large piece individually.
Art Show Guidelines: Please use the art show guidelines in the roster: clean mats, frames and glass, only new work done within last 2 years, nothing from past shows, proper wire hanger, canvas with no frame must have edges painted and be gallery wrapped (no staples showing).
Pieces are not to be removed prior to the take down day and time. If an exception is needed you must call Sharon. Many pieces were removed from the Hot Shops Show prior to the take down date without notice. If this occurs at this show, the offenders will not be allowed to enter the next OAI show.
Hours at the Jewish Community Center are Monday-Thursday 8 am –9pm, Friday 8am-5pm, closed Saturday, Sunday 11am-7:30pm.
Spring Art Show at Hot Shops!
Theme: “April Showers Bring….”
Registration: Wednesday, April 1, 5-8 pm Reception: Sunday, April 12, 2-4 pm Take Down: Sunday, April 26, 1-3 pm
Entry fee $15.00 for up to 3 pieces. Same size restrictions as the February Show at the Jewish Community Center– see above.
Joy Long's daughter, Carolyn White, with Mary Ann Grace, the first recipient of the Joy Long Art Award.
Joy Long was a member of Omaha Artists Inc. for many, many years and was a talented artist winning awards in various media, including oil and watercolor. But her main focus in recent years was pastel. Her wonderful effects with focus on “light and atmosphere” made her artwork stand out. Joy won Best Water-color at our Lauritzen Garden art show just last spring. She passed away this past summer, and her bright and cheery personality will be missed. Joy’s family has been gracious enough to make an ongoing award in Joy’s name. They would like it to be awarded to an artist for “excellence in expressing light and atmosphere in the artist’s chosen medium”. This is a $50.00 cash prize and the first one will be awarded at the “Ancestral Connections” fall art show reception at the Hot Shops, November 9 from 2-4 pm. We are very thankful to Roy Long and his family for this ongoing memorial.
The theme for the Fall Art Show was "Ancestral Connections". The art was to reflect something of the artist's own ancestry, an ancient interpretation of how and where life originated, a connection to something from the past, or something more current that reminded the artist of their mom or someone from the past.
The show of 80 pieces of art entered by 51 artists was judged by Ron Sykes. He spent about one and a half hours deciding on the winners.
Ron Sykes received his B.S. in art education and his M.S. in art from Kansas State Teachers College in Pittsburg, Kansas. He taught art in public school systems in Kansas and Omaha for over 30 years, retiring in 2002. Mr. Sykes has since taught art classes at Joslyn and Metro Community College, and was a member of the Artists Cooperative Gallery for several years. His main focus has been to find ways to increase perceptual abilities in his students, by using the right hemisphere of the brain. These specific lessons help to increase drawing accuracy and creativity.