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about the exhibit

West Nebraska Arts Center, with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, is pleased to present the 2019 President’s Show, an exciting collection of original artworks based on a theme. This year's theme is: "Picasso” and was chosen by Marv Richard, WNAC Board President.   A judged, group show, open to all media and artistic styles, participants are invited to submit original artwork that conveys an interpretation of the theme.

The show opens Thursday, June 27th, with a reception from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and wine will be served compliments of the WNAC Board of Directors. A President’s Choice award will be selected by Marv Richard.  Two honorable mentions and the Best of Show award will be chosen by this year’s judge, Kyren Conley.

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This year’s winners are Best of Show is Martin Varquez, from Scottsbluff, Ne with Dama de Azul.  There are three honorable mentions. These go to Mary Ellen Neff, from Laramine, Wy,  with Time out a la Picasso, Mary Hunt from Gering, Ne, with The Orgins of Cubism and Michele Denton from Mitchell, Ne, with A Picasso Within.

Kyren Conley, is a native of the Alliance, Nebraska.  She graduated from the University of Nebraska Lincoln with a BFA in 2011.  While in school, her emphasis was in oil painting and community arts.  Kyren returned to Alliance in 2013 and in 2014 took on the role as president of the Box Butte Art Society.  In 2015 she joined the Carnegie Arts Center. She has been the Gallery Director for two years.  Through both her role as Art Society president and Gallery Director of the Carnegie Arts Center, Kyren is a contributable member of her community and the arts.

The 2019 President’s Show: Picasso can be viewed June 27 - July 28, 2019. WNAC will be closed July 4th-5th, for the holiday. Visit the gallery Tuesday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. We are closed Mondays. Gallery admission is FREE and open to the public. 

special thanks

A special thanks to volunteers Mary Hunt and Karen Mecklem, Vic Bentley, Jan Durnin, Vicki Schmit, Judith Moore, Elaine Lebruska, and Mel Medina for their assistance in the gallery. And thank you to the Board of Directors for providing food for the opening reception.


about WNAC

The West Nebraska Arts Center is a 501c3 cultural non-profit organization committed to education, awareness and excellence in the arts, serving the North Platte Valley Region.  WNAC is located at the corner of 1st Avenue and 18th Street in Scottsbluff, NE.  Visit the gallery free of charge Tuesday through Friday 9 to 5, Weekends from 1 to 5.  www.thewnac.com. find us on Facebook.

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 WNAC is supported by local businesses and individuals who value having the Arts Center in our community. Do you support WNAC with an annual membership gift?If not, please consider joining our efforts.Members of West Nebraska Arts Center receive first notification of our events.Members also receive gallery postcards, a monthly newsletter, discounts gallery and gift shop purchases as well as classes, workshops, fundraiser tickets, and other special events.You will also receive the WNAC newsletter and invitations to special events. Activate or renew your membership online at www.thewnac.com, by visiting the Arts Center office, or call 308-632-2226

The West Nebraska Arts Center is a cultural non-profit organization committed to education, awareness and excellence in the arts, serving the North Platte Valley Region.  WNAC is located at 106 East 18th Street in Scottsbluff, NE.  Visit the Arts Center’s website, www.thewnac.com or find us on Facebook to learn more.  The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, has supported this program through its matching grants program funded by the Nebraska Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.  Visit www.nebraskaartscouncil.org for information on how the Nebraska Arts Council can assist your organization, or how you can support the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.