Art at Cedar Point Biological Station

Art at Cedar Point Biological Station

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Program Overview

Learn in a unique, natural setting while fostering collaboration between artists and scientists. The summer art session at UNL’s Cedar Point Biological Station provides concentrated time for creative research in an expansive, exotic, yet local location.

Situated near Ogallala, Nebraska, the UNL Cedar Point Biological Station has housing, dining facilities, a library, classrooms, research labs, WiFi, over 900 acres of UNL owned prairie, redcedar filled canyons, and a friendly inviting atmosphere.

Summer 2017 is the fourth year of the Art at Cedar Point program. The program has 2 components, a studio art course, and an artist in residence program for arts/creative writing faculty at Nebraska universities and colleges, and current Nebraska MFA students.

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Summer 2017 Programs

ARTP383  Art at Cedar Point

Topic: Mixed Media: Art & Nature

  • (ACE 7) 3 credit hours
  • June 5-June 16, 2017
  • Instructor: Assoc. Prof. Eddie Dominguez
  • Corresponding Graduate & Professional course: ARTP896 intended for K-12 Art Teachers.
  • For more information contact Amanda Breitbach, Program Coordinator,
  • Registration: $500 non-refundable deposit reserves your place. Participants will receive a permission code for online course registration in spring 2017.
Course Description

Mixed Media: Art & Nature will teach techniques, materials, and concepts to explore the natural environment through artistic expression. Drawing is an entry point to awaken observation and awareness of the natural world, environmental issues, and levels of perception beyond simple realism. Course work will help students discover individual creativity inspired by science, nature, and experience in the unique field station environment. Techniques may include drawing, collage, rubbings, incorporation of gathered and ephemeral materials and natural weathering actions on paper.

Costs: Total cost for the course includes field station housing for 2 weeks, 3 meals per day, University of Nebraska tuition, and a $50 materials fee.

Undergraduate: $1195.75, Graduate: $1411.75

About the instructor:

Instructor Eddie Dominguez is a leading artist in contemporary ceramic and multimedia art whose use of expressive color and line reflect his interest in symbols and imagery that communicate emotion, ethnicity and gender. He was born in Tucumcari, New Mexico, and received his BFA from Cleveland Art Institute, and his MFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Dominquez has been awarded two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and has led workshops at Anderson Ranch, Colorado; Tamarind Institute, New Mexico; Haystack Mountain School, Maine; Rhode Island School of Design; Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan. He is currently an Associate Professor of ceramics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Artist in Residence Program

Eligibility: The Artist in Residence program is open to artists and writers interested in the intersection of art and science. Hosted at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Cedar Point Biological Station in western Nebraska, the residency offers artists and writers the opportunity to engage and interact with researchers, professors, and students of the biological sciences. Both established and emerging artists/writers are invited to apply.

  • Deadline: March 15, 2017
  • Total costs of the program include field station housing and three meals per day, at $235/week. Scholarship awards are available for emerging and Nebraska artists/writers. Residents are responsible for their own travel costs.

How to Apply: Email a cover letter describing your interest in the art/science mission of Art at Cedar Point and how a residency would benefit your practice, along with a pdf of 10-15 examples of artwork or 3-4 writing samples, and a current CV to Artists working in video should provide links to online content for viewing. In the cover letter, please indicate your preferred dates for a 1 or 2-week residency, including flexibility or restrictions. The first available date is May 14, 2017, and the last available date is July 28.

Residency Awards: Art at Cedar Point offers a limited number of residency awards covering the cost of room and board to artists and writers working in or native to Nebraska and to emerging artists (currently enrolled graduate students or recent degree recipients). The application process is the same, but those applying for a Residency Award should address their eligibility and need for an award in the cover letter.

For more information contact: Amanda Breitbach, Program Coordinator,