Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts

Membership Levels and Benefits

In April 2020, Bemis Center will launch its new brand identity and website. On Saturday, March 28, at noon, before Open House / Open Studios, you are invited to celebrate the reveal of our new brand identity with a light brunch and champagne toast. Current Bemis members and those who join at the $100 level or above by March 28—and members at any level who attend the Brand Reveal Party—will receive a limited-edition tote bag designed in collaboration with Bemis 2020 exhibiting artist Claudia Wieser!*

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