March 28th 2014 | Posted in: Mayor's Arts Awards | Posted by: Lincoln Arts Council
Mark your social calendar today for May 28th 2014!
Get sm’art and reserve early! Delicious buffet, and delightful program honoring Lincoln’s art luminaries. Live music and cash bar!!
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March 28th 2014 | Posted in: The National Arts Program | Posted by: Lincoln Arts Council
|"We Come From Mars"
Serina Kendrick, Age 10,
1st Place in Youth (12 and under).
The National Arts Program® 2014 judging has been completed. 16 winners have been chosen for cash prizes, and 4 pieces have been recognized for Honorable Mentions. The Lincoln Arts Council is excited to announce that the program this year has 63 registered participants who will exhibit 100 pieces of artwork. This year’s participating artists comprise 20 City of Lincoln employees or retirees, 6 LPS employees, and 37 family members, which includes 26 teen and youth participants. Every piece of artwork being exhibited exemplifies the talent that exists in the Lincoln community, from levels of Amateur to Professional, and including Youth and Teen categories. This year’s “Best in Show” prize of $300 is awarded to Charon Becker, wife of City of Lincoln employee Zachary Becker, for her painting “Fairy Tale Castle” in the Intermediate category. For a full list of this year’s winners, please visit artscene.org/national-arts-program.
Add the 8th Annual National Arts Program® reception to your First Friday art walk plans! A public reception and awards presentation ceremony will be held at Bennett Martin Public Library on First Friday, April 4, from 6pm – 8pm, graciously hosted by LPS Visual Arts Curriculum Supervisor Lorinda Rice. Can’t make it? The 8th Annual National Arts Program® exhibition will hang April 4 – April 30 in Bennett Martin, Gere, Eiseley, and Walt libraries, during normal library hours. Please come out and see this fantastic show!
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March 28th 2014 | Posted in: Community Supported Art | Posted by: Lincoln Arts Council
Imagine… you arrive at the Lincoln Arts Council tent to pick up your first crate of CSArt. It is a pleasant evening and the street is humming with conversation and commerce as the Jazz in June crowd browses the booths in front of The Lied Center. Strains of music float on the breeze as you linger to talk with CSArtists who are on hand to enjoy with you surprise and delight at seeing your art shares for the first time. It’s like Christmas in June! Look… there’s more! Much like a farm CSA, your crate contains “bumper crop” items like event tickets or hand-made note cards. And you have two more opportunities to receive art hand-crafted just for you in the company of the artists involved and your fellow CSArt supporters.
By purchasing a share of CSArt stock, you have not only put nine Lincoln artists to work on this commission, you have put one of them “in residence” in classrooms at Lincoln High School working with students as they create the tenth piece of art in your deliveries. This exposes students to work with a professional artist and real-world experience in creating a commissioned piece of art.
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