A Few Words from Your President…

oai president barbara egr

Dear Omaha Area Artists, 

First of all, thank you for the honor of representing and leading our membership this upcoming 2020-2021 year. I am honored and excited. 

Recently, the Officers and Board members met at the Lutheran Church of the Master. I am extremely grateful to this church for allowing our club to meet – COVID style: 

  • Masked
  • Entering the north door (look for balloon)
  • Social distancing
  • Three to a table 

So, the 2020-2021 art year for OAI officially began with... 


COVID is everywhere. Have you noticed? It’s in our news, workplace, demands for masks, on my bank statement and yet I urge you all to set fears aside– yes, Covid-19 is real. I’m not suggesting anyone put themselves or family members at risk – I’m encouraging you all to set concerns and fears aside and focus on nurturing your creative juices. 

If you’re staying home, use this time to reorganize your studio. Overwhelmed? Try working on this project fifteen minutes a day...set your timer. No studio? Create a small corner just for you somewhere in your dwelling. 

Then, start a new series! No ideas? Draw, paint, or sculpt your breakfast dishes after you've eaten! 

So, I will not allow this pandemic to rob me of the joy I derive from making art. Please join me on this journey. 

Our Fun Shops will look a little different this year – like everything else on the planet!! If you can, come anyway. 

I look forward to seeing and hearing about your artistic endeavors. 

Barbara Egr
Omaha Artists Inc. President
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