about the exhibit
The West Nebraska Arts Center, with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, is pleased to present this collection of original artwork, note cards, and prints by members of the North Platte Valley Artist Guild. Visitors will discover a wide range of original and imaginative gifts in a variety of styles. Members of the guild created artwork in a variety of mediums, oils, ink, acrylics, acrylic gouache, watercolors, jewelry, painted scarves, collage, charcoal, photography and in a variety of styles still life, portraits, landscape, mixed media, abstract. We welcome everyone to stop in, see what’s new, have some coffee and enjoy this eclectic exhibit.
This exhibit has some unique features:
- Opening reception Thursday, November 2, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and refreshments will be served. Always free and open to the public.
- OPEN HOUSE! Please join us in the gallery for the open house Saturday, November 18th beginning at 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Meet members of the Artist Guild, have some dessert and more! Be sure to come early for the best selection.
- Doing good in your community. When you make a purchase at this exhibit, you are supporting: LOCAL artists, the West Nebraska Arts Center, the North Platte Valley Artist Guild, and the Artist Guild’s annual scholarship (given to a LOCAL art student). We all truly value your support!
- Gallery hours are Tuesday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., WNAC will be closed November 23 - 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
about the NPVAG
The North Platte Valley Artist Guild, founded in 1955, is an organization of individuals interested in creative visual expression. The guild offers education, encouragement and inspiration to members — from beginning artists to those formally trained and accomplished. NPVAG provides a welcome place to share knowledge, discuss the finer points of the art world’s business side, as well as many opportunities to showcase your work. General membership meetings are held the third Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m. at the West Nebraska Arts Center.
NPVAG is a community-minded group that offers an annual scholarship for prospective young artists. To raise funds for the North Platte Valley Artist Guild Scholarship, guild artists donated their artistic talents and created artwork on a 10’X10’ canvas. A 100% of sales from the 10’X10’s will go directly to the scholarship fund.
We appreciate your support.
We wish to thank Platte Valley Companies, the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment for their continued support of West Nebraska Arts Center. Special thanks to: Jan Durnin, Vickie Schmitt, Phil Thompson, Mary Hunt, Sarinaty Vance-Dugger and Karen Mecklem for their assistance during installation. And most importantly, our sincere thanks to each member of the North Platte Valley Artist Guild for making this exhibit possible.
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.