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CANCELLED - Statewide High School Invitational Exhibition

Recurring Date Info:
12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Richards Hall Room: Eisentrager-Howard Gallery
560 Stadium Dr
Lincoln NE 68508
Additional Info: RH
School of Art, Art History & Design, (402) 472-5522,
The closing Reception scheduled for Friday, March 13 at 5:300 pm has been cancelled.

The “Statewide High School Invitational Exhibition” opens Monday, March 2 in the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery of Richards Hall.

The exhibition, which is part of the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts’ Nebraska Young Artist Awards (NYAA) visual arts component and sponsored by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History & Design, runs March 2-13. A closing reception will be held on Friday, March 13 from 6-8 p.m. in the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery.

The artists whose works are selected to receive NYAA award in visual art will be notified via e-mail. These works will then be re-installed in the MEDICI Gallery (also in Richards Hall) and will be on view there until April 8 as the “Nebraska Young Artist Awards Exhibition.” These students will also be invited to the day of activities on April 8 with the other Nebraska Young Artist Award winners in music, dance, theatre and emerging media arts.

The Nebraska Young Artist Awards annually recognize Nebraska high school juniors who are talented in art, music, dance, theatre or emerging media arts. This is the 23rd year for the awards.

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

Richards Hall is located at Stadium Drive and T streets on the university’s city campus.

For more information, contact the School of Art, Art History & Design at (402) 472-5522 or e-mail You can also follow the Gallery on Instagram @eisentragerhoward and on Facebook @EHArtGallery.

Schools were invited to nominate up to three students to participate in the juried exhibition. The following students were nominated to participate in the exhibition by their respective high schools (final participation subject to change):

Bridgette Abernathy, Bellevue East High School
Nolan Albracht, Aquinas Catholic High School
Zaineb Aljumayaat, Lincoln High School
Abby Allen, Loup County Public School
Hunter Allred, Gering High School
Chloe Amelong, Loomis Public School
Shelby Baker, Home School
Amanda Basnett, Southern Valley High School
Ashley Basnett, Southern Valley High School
Daniel Blake, Grand Island Senior High School
Breanna Brennfoerder, Sandy Creek High School
Rylan Chromy, Aquinas Catholic High School
Rachel Cloeter, Lincoln Arts & Humanities
Zoie Cornell, Superior High School
Hannah Cowins, Lincoln Arts & Humanities
Melissa Escobar, Schuyler Central High School
Machaela Freeman, Milford High School
Jillian Grovijohn, Howells-Dodge Consolidated Schools
Kacia Jankoski, Omaha South High Magnet
Anna Johannes, Lakeview High School
Averey Kahler, Milford High School
Phoebe Kolb, Milford High School
Carter Krajewski, Perkins County Jr./Sr. High School
Natalie Leininger, Lincoln High School
Abigail Lewis, Loup County Public School
Brooklyn Liljehorn, Kearney Catholic High School
Lauren Maciejewski, Kearney Catholic High School
Sophie Manzitto, Omaha South High Magnet
Natilie Martensen, Shelby-Rising City High School
Morgan Mattan, Falls City Sacred Heart
Mekenzie Miller, Sandy Creek High School
Kiara Mikkelsen, Superior High School
Macy Moravec, Home School
Sophia Olivas, Lincoln Arts & Humanities
Emma Parr, St. Cecilia High School
Galilea Pedroza, St. Cecilia High School
Ashten Rennerfeldt, Oakland-Craig Senior High
Abrielle Rivera, Sandy Creek High School
Elaine Roggenkamp, Southwest Public Schools
Savannah Robinson, Fullerton High School
Janessa Schmidt, Howells-Dodge Consolidated Schools
Paige Schneider, Gering High School
Makayla Schoen, Southern Valley School
Keegan Sims, Perkins County Jr./Sr. High School
Ben Shoka, Aquinas Catholic High School
An Tran, Lincoln High School
Belle Tran, Grand Island Senior High School
Madison Webster, Grand Island Senior High School
Reagan Weidemann, Logan View High School
Cecilia Wonch, Arnold Public Schools
Jingming Yu, Lincoln East High School
Taran Zoltenko, Superior High School

Reception: March 13, 6-8 p.m.

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