Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts

Membership Levels and Benefits

Become a vital part of the Bemis Center family through an annual membership. Your investment will support all that we do, from our internationally-renowned Residency Program and exhibitions to our public educational programs and daily operations. Thank you for your generosity!

Individual $50 (Artists and Students $30)

  • Subscriptions to Bemis’s Time + Space journal and e-newsletter
  • An invitation for one to the Artist and Member Preview Reception for the Benefit Art Auction Exhibition
  • Chances to win artist-designed, limited-edition wares during Member Giveaways at Open House / Open Studios
  • Private Tours of Bemis with access to the art research library
  • Recognition in Bemis’s annually printed Year in Review
  • Invitations to exhibition opening receptions, special events, and public programs including gallery talks, Open House / Open Studios, panel discussions, and performances

Join as an Individual, Artist, or Student Member

$40/$20 tax-deductible

Dual $100

Benefits above plus: 

  • An invitation for two to the Artist and Member Preview Reception for the Benefit Art Auction Exhibition
  • A tote bag featuring the new Bemis logo*

Join as a Dual Member

$75 tax-deductible

Sustaining $500

Benefits above plus:

  • Two tickets to the Benefit Art Auction (Concert not included)

Join as a Sustaining Member

$405 tax-deductible

Contributing $1,000

Benefits of Sustaining, plus:

  • Invitations to four exclusive events such as private studio visits with artists-in-residence and curator-led exhibition tours

Join as a Contributing Member

$825 tax-deductible

Patron-in-Residence $3,000

Benefits of Contributing, plus:

  • In-depth information about each artist-in-residence before, during, and after their residency
  • Invitations to Bemis Alumni convenings and events in Omaha and beyond
  • Recognition in promotional materials for each Open House / Open Studios public event

 Join as a Patron-in-Residence Member

$2,760 tax-deductible


*Limited-edition tote bag designed in collaboration with Bemis 2020 Exhibiting Artist Claudia Wieser available to $100 members who join by March 28 or to members at any level who join at Open House / Open Studios that day only. Bemis members at the $100 level and above unable to attend will receive their limited-edition tote by mail. 

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
724 South 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Admission and Parking: FREE
Phone:: 402.341.7130