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Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Announces July - December 2006 Artists-in-Residence

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is extremely pleased to announce its roster of upcoming Artists-in-Residency for July through December, 2006. For this residency cycle, 266 artists submitted applications, and 19 different countries were represented, including South Korea, Finland, Nigeria, Turkey, Poland, Switzerland, Ireland, Cuba and Peru. Only 14 artists were selected, with six applicants also designated as alternates. Three arts professionals served on a blind jury, convening at the Bemis Center on Thursday, October 20th, for the day-long selection process. Ce Scott, Director of Residency and Exhibition Programs at the McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, NC, Michael Sarich, painter and sculptor and Bemis Center Alumnus, Associate Professor of Art, University of Nevada Reno and Littleton Alston, sculptor and Associate Professor of Art at Creighton University all generously devoted their time and expertise, ultimately selecting artists from the disciplines of painting, sculpture, installation art, animation, drawing, printmaking, video art and digital photography.

Residency Program Director Cary Tobin notes: “The applicant pool was particularly impressive for this cycle and highly indicative of the wide array of talent the Bemis Center attracts from around the world. The jurors certainly had a challenge, and we are looking forward to welcoming such an impressive group of artists to Omaha during 2006.”

For more information about the Bemis Center’s Artist-in-Residency program, visit www.bemiscenter.org or call 402.341.7130.

Bemis Center Artists-in-Residence, July 2006–December 2006:
Morgan Craig, Painting, Pennsylvania
Rebeka Bogard, Ceramic/Sculpture, Nevada
Oscar Camilo De Las Flores, Visual Arts, Canada
Debbie Han, Sculpture/Installation, Canada
Dane Watkins, Animation/Drawing, United Kingdom
Nathaniel Lang, Painting, Georgia
Buhm Hong, Installation, New York (South Korea)
Rory Golden, Painting/Drawing/Artist’s Books, New York
Tara Welch, Digital Photography, Texas
Inga McCaslin Frick, Painting/Installation, Washington, DC
Dorota Mytych, Painting/Drawing/Video, Poland
Michael Barnes, Printmaking/Drawing, Illinois
Hope Tucker, Film/Video, Tennessee
Roxanne Jackson, Ceramic Sculpture/Installation, Oregon

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
724 South 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
12th and Leavenworth
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