Deon Bahr of Lincoln, Neb., is the Founding Principal of Bahr Vermeer & Haecker Architects, Ltd. He received his Bachelor of Science in architecture from UNL in 1961. He has served as the president of the National Society of Architects and served as a critic/juror for the College of Architecture from 1983-2000.
Bahr has also served on the Nebraska Art Association Board of Directors from 1983-1991, serving has chair of the Bird House Competition in 1988, chair of Acquisitions and Collection in 1988-89 and chair of the Sculpture Garden Committee in 1983-84. He has also served on the boards for KUCV (Nebraska Public Radio Network) and Nebraska Statewide Arboretum.
He served on the Mayors Blue Ribbon Committee on the Arts in 1987 and was a member of the Mayors Public Art Action Committee in 1991. He has served the Lincoln Arts Council on the Public Art Committee for the Lied Center for Performing Arts, chairman of the Public Art Consultant Selection Committee and member of the 12th St Public Art Selection Committee.
His own artwork has been exhibited at the MEDICI exhibitions in 2002, 2004 and 2005; Hayden Art Gallery, Sheldon Museum of Art, Modern Arts Midwest and The Sawmill Gallery.