Outstanding Arts Organization
For the past six years, Charley Friedman with his wife Nancy Friedeman-Sánchez have co-directed Fiendish Plots, an exhibition space in Lincoln, Nebraska. Their programming focuses on contemporary visual artists who have a mature artistic language. Artists come from as far away as Egypt and Germany or down the street. They have approximately four exhibits a year and are open to the public. Most recently, Fiendish Plots was highlighted in USA Today as being one of the top DIY artist run galleries in the country. Nancy has been awarded a Catherine Doctorow Prize on Painting, a Nebraska Artist Achievement Award, a Smithsonian Artist Fellowship, a Puffin Foundation grant, a Pollock Krasner grant, a National Association of Latino Arts and Culture grant and has been nominated to the Rema Hort Mann and to the Anonymous was a Woman Foundation. Charley has had solo exhibitions at Crystal Bridges Museum of American art, Omi International Arts Center, and a two-person show at Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Stony Brook University. Friedman’s work has been exhibited at PS1/MoMA, Sheldon Museum of Art, The Fabric Workshop, and Nina Johnson Gallery, to name a few.