Apr 03

April Art Exhibits- Tracy Gallery: Sheldon Statewide: “Shape Up! Visualizing the Geometric World”

Sheldon Statewide: “Shape Up! Visualizing the Geometric World”


Sheldon Statewide, now in its thirtieth year, is the longest running exhibition and educational outreach program at the Sheldon Museum of Art. We are pleased to announce its return to the Tracy Gallery this month.

Sheldon Statewide is an annual exhibition and outreach program through which original artworks from the museum’s collection travel to communities across the state. Since its inception in 1987, the exhibition series has reached 300,000 people in 24 Nebraska communities.

This year’s exhibit is titled, “”Shape Up! Visualizing the Geometric World.” Mathematics and art have teamed up for millennia to bring about some of the most important discoveries, technological advancements, and artwork ever created. Although young learners in today’s classroom often move between distinct spaces for the study of mathematics and the practice of art, the two fields have historically been paired to produce radical results.

This annual Sheldon Statewide exhibition features projects that blur the boundary between these disciplines and speak to the potential for productive partnerships. Shape Up! includes original works of art made over the last 150 years and is presented in four sections geometric abstraction; geometry and the built environment; geometry and the natural environment; and the geometricized body. Each subtheme provides a framework for exploring the diverse and innovative ways artists use geometry to visualize the world around us.


Hinds Gallery: Nebraska 150 Photographs from 93 Counties

Gallery 92 West is proud to partner with the Keene Memorial Library to bring the “Bridges” Exhibit to Fremont! Endorsed by the Nebraska 150 Commission as a “Signature Event,” the show promises to link history, generations and cultures as it travels across Nebraska for the state’s sesquicentennial celebration in 2017.

Hildegard Center for the Arts, in collaboration with the Nebraska Tourism Commission and the Nebraska State Historical Society issued a call to amateur and professional photographers to capture images of historic sites or hidden treasures from all 93 counties across Nebraska. The intent of this juried exhibit is to serve as a BRIDGE to connect Nebraskans with their culture and heritage.

The photographers were also invited to share photos that had a community or personal significance to help tell Nebraska’s story. One photo from each of the 93 counties was selected for this statewide photo exhibit. A yearlong trek across the state will ultimately end at the Durham Western Heritage Museum in Omaha.

Over 800 entries were received, and two of our own FAAA members’ works were chosen. Congratulations to Brian Weber and Angela Carroll! Thirty of the show’s Winning Photos will be featured on our walls. A video presentation of all 93 county photographs will also be on view.

In conjunction with the exhibit, a lovely “coffee table book” has been produced. Nebraska: 150 Years Told Through 93 Counties, by the Omaha World Herald’s David Hendee, will be available for sale at the Reception on April 7th.

The Keene Memorial Library will also have copies of the book for checkout. To compliment the exhibit, the library has gathered a collection fo books about Nebraska, each of its counties and our shared history.

Representatives from the Hildegard Center for the Arts will sharethe details of creating this exhibit at the Reception, as well as at this month’s Third Thursday Luncheon on April 20th.


The Loft: ANAC (Association of Nebraska Art Clubs) Selection Show



The LOFT Gift Shop has been transfomed this month to feature the FAAA ANAC Selection Show, an annual juried competition. Over 25 of our members have entered work in a wide range of media.

Omaha ceramicist, Jesse Ross, will serve as the judge. Winning artworks from this show will go on to compete at the State Conference, held June 7th-10th in York, Nebraska. The judge’s comments and awards will be presented during the Artists’ Reception on April 7th, at 6:15pm.

Jesse Ross received his MFA in Ceramics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In the 13 years since then, he has taught at colleges and universities in and around Omaha. his eclectic experience as an instructor includes 2D and 3D Design, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics and more.

In 2012, he and Tracy Shell launched Clementine Porcelain Inc., a wholesale design and production company specializing in slip cast porcelain tableware. They currently serve retail clients throughout the US and beyond. Ross is also the Ceramics Technician at the Union for Contemporary Art in Omaha.

The Reception for the April Exhibits will be held Friday, April 7 from 5:00-7:00pm