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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 a juried collection of 58 pieces of original artwork by 33 artists from Nebraska, Wyoming and Colorado.  The juror of this exhibit has selected artwork for exhibition from entries received based on concept, use of medium and overall impact. There is a wide variety of mediums, oils, acrylic, colored pencil, mixed media, clay, photography, cold wax, wood burning, etc. 3-d sculptures, abstracts, landscapes, still life.

This exhibit opens Thursday, January 3rd with a reception from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Gallery exhibits and receptions are always free and everyone is welcome.  The show will run through Thursday, Jan. 27, 2019.

juror – Sara Sharples

 All artwork in the 2019 Juried Exhibit was selected by artist and art historian, Sara Sharples who resides in Colorado Springs, CO. She was just 9 years old when she began entering and winning juried art competitions. With this love for art discovered, Sara went on to obtain an Associate of the Arts Degree in Art History from Pikes Peak Community College and graduated from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs with a Bachelor's in Art History, with a focus on fine art and gallery management. 

For two years Sara served on the board of the Colorado Springs Art Guild, helping to produce juried art shows and provide classes for its members. Today, she works for the Pikes Peak Library District where she develops arts and crafts programs for adults and teens in the library's Makerspace.  

 Photography, drawing, and crafting continue to be a hobby and passion for Sara and she seeks out art whenever and wherever she can.


BEST OF SHOW               


Gloria Floyd, Blue Galaxy, concrete, epoxy, glass crystals, oak solid base


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Ron Kephart, Mosquito, 3-D mixed media


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Yelena Khanevskaya, January Shadows, oil on canvas


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Pam Perry, Barbed Wire and Wild Roses, burned, wood-burned, sculpted, painted gourd

special thanks

 A special thanks to volunteers Vic Bentley, Jan Durnin, Vicki Schmitt, Mary Hunt, Alena Sanchez, Amaya Nightwalker, Josephine Amoo, Karen Mecklem, Judith Moore, Elaine Lebruska, and Cheryl Wilkinson for their assistance in the gallery. And thank you to the WNAC 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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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.