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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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Marq spusta
screen prints

In April 2015, San Francisco artist Marq Spusta spent a week in the Union Print Shop creating two special screen print editions. Marq generously donated seven of the 'Five Birds' prints and 35 of the Union Exclusive 'Dripples' prints.  Dripples features some hand-colored pencil accents provided by Marq. 

We will be posting new auctions on Ebay every Tuesday this summer. 

CLICK HERE to bid on the latest auction.

 

 

 

upcoming co-op workshops

7/11 2:00PM: *Tintype photography
Learn the basics of tintype photography from Janelle Jurgens and take home your very own tintype photo. 
*$10 for members, $15 for non members

7/15 6:00PM: Screen Printing Basics
Everything you need to know to get started screen printing.

7/25 2:00PM: RAKU firing
Join us for a special outdoor RAKU kiln firing.  Members, get your pieces made early so we can fire 'em!

Workshops are FREE to Union Co-Op Members and $10 for the public unless otherwise noted. RSVP required. 

Find out more about registering for our Co-Op Workshops  →

REFUGE | Heather Johanson

Open: July 1 - September 1

Panel + kith: August 21, 6-9PM

Refuge is a temporary public art project at the corner of 25th and Lake Streets. This project is a 1500 square foot garden on an empty lot. The garden serves as public space and a lifeline for migrating birds and insects. As urban decay gives way to demolition and open lots of lawn, Refuge seeks to reimagine what might be possible as a more valuable land use solution in a location near the Missouri river, a major migration route. 

MORE INFO →

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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