Nebraska National exhibition continues through Oct. 20 at Eisentrager-Howard Gallery

Nebraska National exhibition continues through Oct. 20 at Eisentrager-Howard Gallery

calendar icon05 Oct 2017    

Madeline Hinrichs, Untitled, oil on canvas with fabric, 2017.
Madeline Hinrichs, Untitled, oil on canvas with fabric, 2017.

Lincoln, Neb.—The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History & Design is hosting the sixth annual Nebraska National Undergraduate Juried Art Exhibition. The exhibition features the work of the best undergraduate student artists from across the country.

Nebraska National continues through Oct. 20 in the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery in Richards Hall. There will be a reception on Friday, Oct. 6 from 5-7 p.m. in the gallery with the awards announced at 6 p.m.

Each year, three different media disciplines are featured in the exhibition. This year’s show includes new media, painting and sculpture.

The juror for this year’s exhibition is art critic Robert Mahoney. Mahoney is a veteran New York-city based art critic who through Arts magazine, Flash Art, Art & Antiques, Art in America, New Art Examiner, Sculpture, TIME OUT New York, Artnet online and numerous other publications, provided weekly and monthly coverage of the New York art scene for 20 years. He currently manages his blog, is working on a book, (Exposures: 50 Works of Art that Changed My Life), and writes for Flatlanders, a critical dialogue for Nebraska’s contemporary visual arts.

“I am always excited to work with undergrads because you are present at creation, at the development of a young talent into a genuine artist,” Mahoney said. “I looked for moments of genuine burgeoning artistry in every piece I included. This usually took the form of some sophisticated use of painterly or sculptural space, that created an effect that not only opened the work up to viewer receptivity, but intensified the emotional impact. All the works had that special something, and that is why they are in show. I congratulate all the artists who are in the show, and truly enjoyed musing on what they have to say about the world today.”

Participating students in this year’s Nebraska National Exhibition include:
• Lindsey Pinkerton, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
• Elle Friedberg, Wellesley College (Wellesley, Massachusetts)
• Daffnie Realpe, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
• Oria Simonini, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
• Haley Heesacker, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
• Madeline Hinrichs, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
• Skylar Simpson, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
• Samantha Wicht, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
• Cameron Scheele, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
• Luis Martinez, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
• Katharen Hedges, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
• Thalia Rodgers, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
• Joelle Sandfort, Nebraska Wesleyan University
• Elaine Samsel, Nebraska Wesleyan University
• Alexandra Lane, Nebraska Wesleyan University
• Josh Castle, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
• Keli Wheeler, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
• Hannah Demma, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
• Keith D. Buswell, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
• Shelby Freeling, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
• Miranda Knutson, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
• Faraz Mohd, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Admission to the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 12:30-4:30 p.m.

Richards Hall is located at Stadium Drive and T Streets on the UNL city campus. For more information, contact the School of Art, Art History and Design at (402) 472-5522.