Category: Artist Opportunities

2014 Artistic Rain Barrel Program: Prairie Theme

Artistic Rain Barrels 2014For a sixth year, local artists will be challenged to creatively paint rain barrels with a prairie theme to celebrate the important roles that prairies play in water quality. The Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center and the City of Lincoln Watershed Management will select artists based on their applications addressing the prairie theme. Teachers are encouraged to apply for their class as this activity can be used as a teaching tool in their classroom. A total of 25 artists will be selected for this year's program.

Selected artists have five weeks to paint and return their barrels. The barrels will be on display with interpretative signage at SouthPointe Pavilions during the month of April 2014, and will be available for purchase on the Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center website for the month of April. All proceeds will support the Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center educational information for exhibits and other environmental education programs.

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Become a CSArt Artist

Community Supported ArtDeadline: January 16, 2014

We are seeking performing, visual and literary artists who are interested in being a part of our exciting CSArt program.  Artists are commissioned to create 50 pieces of art for delivery between June – September. Think outside the box, but do it quickly.  The deadline for your proposal is January 16, 2014.  More information about how to apply is available at

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Call for Artist!

2014 MAA Call for ArtistFor 36 years the Lincoln Arts Council has produced the Mayor's Arts Awards. This year's winners will be honored at a banquet on May 28, 2014 on the Lied Center main stage, and receive an actual work of art as part of their recognition. This event is a prestigious local showcase for your work and celebrates some of Lincoln's best artists, arts organizations, art consumers and art related funders. Plus, the works of art awards will be proudly displayed in the homes of the winners. Over the years a variety of work has been created from all media by artists including Rob Hillestad, Carol DeVall, Keith Jacobshagen, Ted Kooser, Jenni Brant and Joe Ruffo. Last year, beautiful quilted art pieces were created by Lora Rocke.  A total of 15 awards are needed.


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Greater Nebraska, a two-part showcase of Nebraska artists.

Call for entriesGreater Nebraska, a two-part showcase of Nebraska artists.

The Lux Center For The Arts in Lincoln has selected Journal-Star arts writer L. Kent Wolgamott and artist Craig Roper to curate two shows for the Lux Center, one in May-June 2014, and the other in Sept-Oct. 2015. 

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Maryville Public Art Coalition - Request For Proposals

Maryville RfPThe Maryville Public Art Coalition brings public sculpture, art installations, and creative elements to the public spaces and sidewalks of the downtown retail district in Maryville, Missouri (Population 11,972), increasing access to art for the entire community.

The coalition is seeking existing and/or proposed artworks for temporary installation (up to 12 months) at three outdoor locations at our courthouse square. Artwork should have strong visual impact, and should complement or highlight the public spaces where they are installed.

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In 2009 the Lincoln Arts Council received a generous gift from the estate of Ken Good, a portion of which was used to redevelop our website and establish an endowment. We offer our heart-felt thanks to Kenneth J. Good for his generosity and vision for a beautiful future.

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