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January 22, 2014For Immediate ReleaseContact: Kim Carpenter
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Artists from 42 Countries Vied for World-Class Residency Program in Omaha; Only 2% of Applicants AcceptedOMAHA, NEBRASKA - January 22, 2014
The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts announced today that is has selected the following artists to participate in the next round of its internationally-recognized Artist-in-Residency program. 760 artists working in a wide range of media applied from 40 states and 42 countries, including Iraq, Latvia, Nigeria and Iceland. The selection process for the September 30th deadline was extremely competitive, with only 2% of applicants accepted to the program. The jury consisted of a three-person panel and included Bemis Center alumni Lisa Iglesias (Gainesville, FL) and Michael Arcega (San Francisco, CA) and Brigitte McQueen Shew (Omaha, NE).
"The Bemis Center has invited extraordinarily talented artists from around the world to Omaha for more than 30 years now," said Bemis Center Executive Director Adam Price. "The Bemis Center's residency program supports artists from our region and beyond, placing Nebraska right at the heart of the global creative community."
The artists, in alphabetical order, are:
Balam Bartolome | Mexico City, Mexico | Installation, Sculpture
Claudia Bitran | Queens, NY | Installation, Sculpture
Linda-Maria Dambeg | Vasa, Finland | Photography, Fiber Arts
Rachel Dubuque | Las Vegas, NM | Printmaking
Samantha Fields | Avon, MA | Installation, Sculpture
Kira Greene | New York, NY | Painting
David Harper | Chicago, IL | Mixed Media
Heather Hart | Brooklyn, NY | Installation, Sculpture
Dana Hemenway | San Francisco, CA | Installation, Sculpture
Maya Jefferereies | New York, NY | Installation, Sculpture
Leon Johnson | Detroit, MI | Convergent Media
Gabriel Martinez | Brooklyn, NY | Installation, Sculpture
Madsen Minax | Chicago, IL | Installation, New Media
Andrew Mister | Brooklyn, NY | Drawing
Gabriel Pionkowski | Madison, WI | Painting
Andrew Ranville | London, UK | Installation, Sculpture
Rodrigo Valenzuela | Seattle, WA | New Media, Photography
Audra Wolowiec | Brooklyn, NY | Installation, Sculpture
For more information about the Bemis Center's international residency program, click here.
About the Bemis Center for Contemporary ArtsThrough its internationally-recognized residency program, the Bemis Center provides critical time and space to outstanding artists who are working at the cutting edge of contemporary practice. Jane Alexander, the former head of the National Endowment for the Arts, has called the Bemis Center "one of the great treasures of its kind in the country," and ArtInfo has recognized the Bemis Center as one of the "Top 10 residency program around the globe."The Bemis Center serves the international artistic community by inviting artists from around the world to spend up to three months in Omaha in spacious live/work studios experimenting with the conceptual and material bases of their artistic practices. The work-in-process that is part of the residency experience is made visible to Omaha residents and visitors through the Bemis Center's "cutting-edge exhibitions" (The New York Times). The Bemis Center also serves the local community by providing direct support to Nebraska and Iowa artists and by developing artistic opportunities that benefit the Omaha-metro area.# # #
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