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Collage Nebraska

May 1 - May 26

Featured artwork: “Collage Nebraska” by Carol Fettin

Upcoming art exhibit unites collage artists from across Nebraska

“Collage Nebraska,” an exhibit celebrating a wide-ranging art form, runs May 2-26, 2024, at the Hot Shops Art Center, 1301 Nicholas St., Omaha. Artists will host an opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, May 4 in the gallery.

Artist Carol Fettin has made collages for years and has organized artists from across Nebraska to celebrate and consider the art form.

“Whether we work in two or three dimensions with paints, photographs, found objects, clay, fiber or trash, we’ll explore the meaning of collage together,” Fettin said. “What makes a piece of artwork a collage?” she asks.

“Many artists consider it a deconstruction of existing work or pieces of ephemera — using forgotten, abandoned and discarded papers and objects. The practice of taking these scraps of bits and bobs and reconstructing them into something meaningful is one way to describe collage.”

Definitions for collage will vary for each of the artists participating in this show, including those from Cozad, Kearney and Hastings. Viewers can consider questions the works might prompt during the month-long exhibit.

Exhibit dates:
May 2-26, 2024
Nicholas Street and Hallway Galleries

opening reception: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, May 4, 2024

World Collage Day, May 11

Artists will be in the gallery 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with materials for “make and take” collages (Created in 2018 by the Kolaj Institute and celebrated on the second Saturday of May, World Collage Day unites artists around the world.)

closing reception: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, May 26, 2024

Participating artists are

  • Marcia Bauerle
  • Candie Blanchard
  • Doug Boyd
  • Melinda Eames
  • Jacqui Eihausen
  • Lori Elliott-Bartle
  • Carol Fettin
  • Amy Haney
  • Susan Hart
  • Carol Hines
  • Nik Hulstein
  • Pat Jones
  • Terry Koopman
  • Josh Kuester
  • Sarah Kuester
  • Jennifer Lentfer
  • Shawnequa Linder
  • Deb McColley
  • Turner McGehee
  • Juan Carlos Martinez
  • Jennifer Moody
  • Sophie Newell
  • Bonnie O’Connell
  • Tom Prinz
  • Jay Rich
  • Chuck Welch
  • Kathlene D’Agosta Wisler
  • and students taking classes with Sarah Kuester at Two Keys Creative Studios


May 1
May 26
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Nicholas Street and Hallway Galleries
1301 Nicholas Street NE 68102 United States + Google Map
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Check the details of each Gallery Exhibition listing for any opening/closing receptions or special event details.

Interested in renting our galleries for an exhibit?

The Nicholas Street Gallery rents for $600/month. The Hallway Gallery rents for $300/month.
The Event Space can be used for pop up shows. Contact the office for more details at info@hotshopsartcenter.org