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The Union for Contemporary Art


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The Union for Contemporary Art


AT THE UNION FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, WE UNITE ARTISTS AND THE COMMUNITY TO INSPIRE POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE

WE PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES TO LOCAL ARTISTS

  • Fellowship program
  • Exhibitions of contemporary work
  • Access to equipment and studio space for local artists
  • Professional development for artists
  • Opportunities for greater community engagement

WE CONNECT NORTH OMAHA YOUTH TO THE ARTS

  • Mentorship in various mediums
  • Access to materials and space
  • Connections with professional artists
  • Programs for both kids and parents

WE CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY

  • North Omaha Tool Library
  • Abundance Garden Project
  • Mural projects
  • Kith, a community gathering
  • Collaborative events with community partners
  • Neighborhood clean-up days
  • Supply drives for community partners by local and national artists
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Our Studio Fellowship Program was developed to combine our mission and vision, creating an experience for artists that not only supports their creative process, but also provides them with an opportunity to support our community.

Twice a year, artists from the greater Omaha area will be selected through juried process to serve as Fellows. Once selected, the artists receive the following benefits in exchange for their commitment to “pay it forward” by serving at least 25 hours of community service in North Omaha.

  • A studio space for six months, at no cost to the artist
  • $600 stipend for the purchase of art supplies and materials
  • A year-long membership to The Co-Op, which include 24-hour access during the fellowship
  • Professional development opportunities and critique
  • Participation in a group exhibition at the completion of the fellowship

Get to know our 2014 Fall Fellows: Mark Powers, Danny Sullivan, April Faith-Slaker, Luke Polipnick and Zedeka Poindexter...

photos by Justin Limoges

photos by Justin Limoges

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Pleated Field // Neil Griess

The Union is pleased to host an exhibition of work by emerging local artist Neil Griess at the Wanda D. Ewing Gallery .

Join us on Friday, November 15th from 6pm to 9pm for the opening reception of Pleated Field.

Gallery will be open Saturdays 11am - 3pm through November. 

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BARTERTOWN

We are thrilled to be hosting The Heather Hart Experience for Barter Town (Trading Post XVII: The Om Aha Blackbird) - the newest cycle in Heather Hart's Trading Post art series

The event will be hosted at The Blue Lion, 2421 N 24th St with support from Bemis Center for Contemporary Art on Friday, November 21st from 5pm to 8pm.

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Raku!

Christmas in the Village - a North Omaha tradition - brings exciting holiday festivities to thousands of North Omaha youth! 

The Union will have a ton of ceramic goodies for kids to design and glaze and we will Raku fire them on the spot.  It is quite a show!  Bring your young ones by for an art experience they won't forget! 

December 6th 12 to 5pm!

YOUR GIFT MATTERS

Your donation does more than help purchase supplies and keep the lights on.... it allows the arts to become a bridge, connecting our diverse community in innovative and meaningful to create a stronger, more inclusive Omaha. Please consider making a donation to support the arts in our community.

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