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HERE'S WHAT OUR ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE ARE SAYING ABOUT US

Jia-Jen Lin, Sculpture/Installation
Brooklyn, NY, March - May 2010

Between new and old, between hi and bye, between slow and fast, between strange and familiar, and between to carry and to give away. Less I carry, more I have, from one to another. Thank you Bemis Center, here I have enough space and time to find myself back, and discover another.

Mayumi Amada, Sculpture/Installation
Minneapolis, MN, October - December 2009

[My Bemis Center residency was] amazing! Especially getting a chance to attend the annual auction was superb! I was struck by the passion the art community in Omaha has. At the same time, I realized what the Bemis Center has done for decades. Getting to know their support really encouraged me.

Dawn Gettler, Printmaking/Installation
Chicago, IL, September - November 2009

[My residency at the Bemis was] eye opening, life changing... epic.

Laurie Frick, Painting/Mixed media
Austin, TX, September - November 2009

I had been experimenting with other materials in the months before arriving, but wasn’t satisfied. I wanted another dimension to the work... and in the 3 months, tried new materials, talked with other residents, saw how they worked and figured how to expand my visual language to incorporate shape... and how to work outside the confines of a rectangle.

Christine Gray, Painting,
Richmond, VA, September - November 2009

Spending so many hours with my work made me extremely self-critical which has helped me to clarify some issues I had with my work. The large space and feeling that I had so much time to work allowed me to work on many projects at once. This helped me to let nascent ideas mature while I was focused on another project. I also experimented with materials so generously provided by Golden as a supplement to my golden fellowship. I will continue with this when I return to my studio in Richmond.

Tannaz Farsi, Sculpture/Installation,
Eugene, OR, June - August 2009

I had a wonderful residency at Bemis with uninterrupted time to focus on production, and research of new work. The staff and community surrounding Bemis created an engaging and helpful atmosphere... The strengths for me were in the space provided, the ability to live and work in the same area as well as the funding that enabled my time away from home. Also, the close living and work quarters with other residents enabled great friendships as well as a constant dialogue in regards to art making.

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