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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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F+W FELLOWS OPEN STUDIOS

Come see what our Fall+Winter Fellows have been up to at The Union during our upcoming Open Studios!

On Saturday April 4th from 2pm - 5pm Luke Polipnick, April Faith-Slaker, Danny Sullivan, and Zedeka Poindexter will be in their studios sharing their most recent works.

Stop by to chat and enjoy some refreshments! Our Fellows Studios are located in our main building at 2417 Burdette Street.

Go to the event page 

 

upcoming co-op workshops

We have a few workshops in March hosted in our Co-Op Studios. Join us for any or all of them!

3/26, 6pm: Darkroom 101 [FULL]

3/28, 3pm: RAKU Firing 

4/16, 6PM: Advanced Screenprinting Methods

4/25, 3PM: Sculpting heads and hands with clay

4/30, 6PM: Film Processing [FULL]

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

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

Exhibition 

The Union for Contemporary Art is pleased to present SECRET PLACES - an exhibition of work created by Adele Hauser - a mixed media artist based in Austin, Texas with an opening reception on Friday March 27th, 6-9pm. 

The Union for Contemporary Art’s exhibition space is in the historic Jewell Building, located at 2221 North 24th Street.

The opening reception and exhibition are open to the public and free to attend. The exhibition will be on view until April 11th by appointment or during gallery hours. 

Read more →

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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