Nebraska artist Linda Stephen was chosen as one of nine emerging and regional artists selected to exhibit at ArtSlam19 in Omaha. The fundraising event, hosted by the University of Omaha Friends of Arts, will feature presentations by the selected artists, a raffle, and artwork for sale. Funds raised support UNO Art and Art History students and programs through providing scholarships, awards and grants.
Linda’s origami and Japanese paper artworks that will be featured include:
“Tea House” (or Sumpu Chaya) – inspired by the Japanese gardens at Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha
“My Heart is by the Water” – a peaceful beach scene with quiet waves rolling onto the sand.
“Evening Row” – a newly engaged couple in a row boat at sunset on a river as they pass by a historic church.
Thursday, April 18th is ArtSlam19!!!!
Here is the list of the 9 participating artists for this year:
Each artist will give a 4-minute talk about their inspirations, techniques, and backgrounds on their works for you. Vote for the one you like with tickets! With your $20 admission, you will receive 5 Raffle/Voting tickets, after the artist talks, drop your tickets into containers for your favorite artist/artworks that will be on display.
Additional tickets are available: 5/$20 or $5 each.
Students: High School – $5.00 and College – $10.00
Artists with the most tickets win prizes.
Patrons will win from raffle tickets drawn for each presenting artist’s artwork.
YOU may purchase art made by ArtSlam19 artists as well, the artist receives the full amount of the sale.
*Proceeds from admissions and raffle tickets sales support scholarships for UNO Art and Art History students.
Tickets can be purchased at our website, www.foaomaha.org, Gallery 72 (1806 Vinton), Connect Gallery (3901 Leavenworth), from Friends of Art Board Members, OR at the door the night of the event.
The night of the event:
5:30 – Doors open / Preview and Reception
6:30 – The 4-mintue Artists Talks Begin
7:30 – Voting/Raffle Begins
7:45 – Voting Ends / Count Tickets
8:00 – Artists and Raffle Winners Announced (Must be present to win)
PR 101 for Artists and Entrepreneurs
How to get publicity for your art, event or organization.
PRESENTED BY LINDA STEPHEN
Wednesday, January 16th, 11:45 am to 1:15 pm
The Foundry at 211 N 14th St. in downtown Lincoln
Linda Stephen at Book Expo America in New York City
Learn how to get publicity for an event, a new book, or your unique art form. Join Lincoln artist Linda Stephen, who has been featured in news stories from Beatrice to New York City to Kyoto, and who will share tips for artists and “art-repreneurs” on how to prepare for and get interviews and articles on your art or event.
As a branding and public relations professional for Unfolding Communications, Linda has worked with more than 100 authors, 10 book publishers, and dozens of architects, designers, illustrators, sculptors and visual artists across the country. She is currently working with a bronze sculptor, an abstract painter, a songwriter and a children’s book publisher – in Lincoln and across the U.S. When she lived in New York, she launched technology start-ups as well as new programs for United Nations agencies.
Please RSVP to ensure your space and materials. Quarterly Arts Roundtables are organized by the Lincoln Arts Council as a free opportunity for information, resources and networking.
You are welcome to bring your lunch if you’d like to eat during the meeting. Ideas for future round table topics or locations are always welcome.
RSVP to: Michele Peón Casanova — firstname.lastname@example.org 402-434-2787.
“Rock Walking on Lake Huron,” private collection
“Origami Summer” Solo exhibit, First Plymouth Church (Pilgrim Hall Gallery) 2000 D Street Lincoln, NE 68502
“Orchard Spring” framed origami collage art by Linda Stephen for Nebraska City fall 2018 exhibit.
August 15-September 29, 2018
Solo exhibit “Origami Farms and Fields,” Kimmel Gallery, Morton-James Public Library, 923 1st Corso, downtown Nebraska City, Nebraska
– Visit the home of ARBOR DAY during harvest season or for the Apple Jack Festival.
* Origami Workshops by Linda Stephen for ages 3+ at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturday Sept. 22 during Apple Jack Festival; Free and open to the public.
– Library open M-Th. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri. & Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Sundays.
Close up of the circular teeter totter in “Recess,” on display in Maryland.
August 23-September 22, 2018
Group exhibit “American Landscapes,” Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401. Includes “Recess at Freeman School, an origami landscape inspired by 1890s playground time at the one-room school in Beatrice, Neb.
* WINNER OF JUROR’S CHOICE AWARD – Recess at Freeman School
– Mon.-Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
– Tel: 410 268 4566
“Red Torii Gate” for Laurtizen Gardens exhibit Oct. 6-7.
October 6-7, 2018
Japanese Ambience Festival at Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska. A salute to sister city Shizuoka, Japan and the Japanese culture Saturday Oct. 6 and Sunday Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
– Linda Stephen origami art display 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (inside) including landscapes of Lauritzen Garden tea house and red torii gate.
– Workshops by Linda Stephen on Japanese paper arts, Japanese handcrafted papers of the last 1300 years, and hands-on origami (free and open to the public, up to 100 guests) at 1 p.m. Sat. 10/6 and Sun. 10/6.
– Other events include Japanese martial arts, drums, tea ceremony and more. Most activities are free with garden admission or membership.
“With Soaring Hearts” origami and washi paper art by Linda Stephen, 2018
Linda Stephen Origami Art, Solo Exhibit, Nebraska East Union (Loft Gallery, 3rd floor), East Campus, 1705 Arbor Dr, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68503
– Open daily 8 a.m.-midnight
– Elevator access. Seating available in the gallery. Restaurants/coffee shop on lower level.
September 29-November 11, 2018
Group art exhibit “Water/Ways” with Smithsonian Museum on Mainstreet, Artworks in Big Rapids, 106 N. Michigan Ave., Big Rapids, Michigan. Includes “Rock Walking on Lake Huron” (3 feet x 4 feet) and “Seasons of Lighthouses” (14″ x 18″) in paper by Linda Stephen along with Don Stephen’s original latchhooking “Food Chain” (3 feet x 9 feet) and other Midwest artists. Curated by Pat Heeter.
– Open T-Fri. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Sundays and Mondays
– Tel: 231-796-2420
Friday February 16, 6-9 p.m.
“Happiness & Longevity”
One night only: Art inspired by Japan, music, tea, snacks & origami
Noyes Art Gallery, 119 S. 9th St., Lincoln (9th &O), 402-475-1061
- 7 artists – jewelry, sculpture, pottery and paintings inspired by Japan
- Linda’s origami earrings, cards and art
- Japanese tea ceremony by UNL Kawasaki Library
- LNK New Music Collective performs original music
- Origami taught by North Star High School students
February 1-28, 2018
“Here Is My Heart”
Group Art Exhibition for February Heart Health Month
February 1-28, open daily, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Bryan Medical Center, First floor, past information, near chapel, 1600 S. 48th St., Lincoln, NE
If you are interested in purchasing artwork currently displayed in the Bryan Art Gallery, please contact Volunteers and Customer Care Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. at 402-481-3032. Proceeds support the Bryan Foundation.
“With Soaring Hearts” origami and washi paper art by Linda Stephen, 2018
Solo Exhibit DECEMBER 1-27, 2017
Lincoln Nonprofit Hub
Opening Reception: Friday December 1, 5-7 p.m.
Nonprofit Hub, 3rd floor gallery, 211 N 14th St, Lincoln, NE 68508
(NW corner of 14th & P Streets, across from Noodles & Co.)
As part of Lincoln’s First Friday Art Walk December 1st, the Nonprofit Hub will be exhibiting a collection of Linda Stephen’s origami collage art on the third floor of the nonprofit space.
Come for the drinks and appetizers from 5-7 p.m. Friday December 1. Feeling crafty? Fold an origami ornament; stay for the good company and conversation. Friends and family are always welcome to join – the more the merrier! We’d love to kick off the weekend with you. If you can’t make it to the event, stop by our building between 8:00-5:00 December 1-27 to see the art. Closed December 25. Free and open to the public.
Linda volunteers more than 500 hours a year for local organizations including the Girl Scouts Spirit of Adventure program, Boy Scouts Troop 25, Lincoln Public Schools, the Seniors Foundation of Lincoln & Lancaster County, the Lincoln Artists’ Guild, Homestead National Monument of America and the Nebraska State Stroke Association.
PAST IN 2017
FEBRUARY 1-28, 2017
“Everyday Joys” Solo Exhibit
Pilgrim Hall, First-Plymouth Congregational Church, 2000 D Street, Lincoln, NE, 68502
Origami collage landscapes celebrating Lincoln and beyond in every season. Gallery managed by Lucia Ann Hertzler.
FEBRUARY 20-MARCH 31, 2017
“38th Paper in Particular” National Juried Exhibition
Public Reception: Friday February 24, 7-9 p.m.
The Sidney Larson Gallery, Columbia College, 1001 Rogers St., Columbia, MO
Linda’s origami collage “The Dream,” 20″ x 24″, a homestead farm on the prairie in August, is one of the paperworks selected. Origami elements include a windmill, sod house, chickens, pigs, children walking, prairie grasses, yellow partridge pea and blue vervain prairie flowers.
Paper In Particular is a annual, juried exhibition held by the Columbia College art galleries. The exhibition showcases the very best in art that incorporates paper as a primary element. Prints, drawings, photographs, digital images, paintings, sculpture, etc., are all eligible.
The 38th Annual Paper In Particular exhibition will run from February 20 – March 31, 2017 in the Columbia College Sidney Larson Gallery. The judge is Ben Cameron, Professor Emeritus at Columbia College, MO where he taught painting, drawing and printmaking from 1974-2014. He started Paper In Particular 38 years ago.
Solo exhibit, March 1-31, 2017
Loft Gallery, 3rd floor, Nebraska East Union, 1705 Arbor Drive, East Campus, Lincoln, NE
Hours: Open 7 days a week
Gallery Manager: Reshell Ray
UNL Japan Festival, March 14, 2017
Origami with Linda Stephen, 3:30-5 p.m.
Heritage Room, Student Union, City Campus, 1500 S. Street, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588; Parking in nearby city parking garages on P or Q Streets.
– Presentation on Japanese paper arts (origami, chigiri-e, kirigami), Japanese paper history and Linda’s origami collage projects for clients around the world
– Hands-on origami practice led by professional artist Linda Stephen and assisted by UNL Japanese students: origami crane, origami boxes, modular origami, origami flowers
Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art, downtown David City, NE
May 3-July 30, 2017
Group exhibit “150 Artists, 150 Artworks, 150 Years of Nebraska in Miniature”
Closing Reception: July 29, 4-6 p.m.
Celebratory sesquicentennial exhibition and sale. All original art sized 9″ x 11″ or smaller.
- Linda’s homestead-inspired “Osage Orange Hedgerow,” 3D paper bas relief is made from paper sculptures and paper layers using Japanese fabric papers and chigiri-e papers.
- Free admission; Open Wed.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
- Reach Bone Creek Museum at (402) 367-4488 or 575 E St. David City, NE 68632 (40 miles NW of Lincoln: I-80 exit #379, north 33 miles on hwy 15 to E Street, right 1.5 blocks)
Group exhibit “Music and Nature”
July 1-31, 2017
Focus Gallery, Noyes Art Gallery, 119 S. 9th Street, Lincoln, NE (on 9th Street just south of O Street)
Open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Linda will display three nature-themed origami landscapes and origami earrings and cards
Solo exhibit “Outdoors in Origami”
August 1-October 28
Immanuel Art Gallery, The Landing at Williamsburg Village, 3500 Faulkner Dr., Lincoln, NE
Hours: Open 7 days a week. Free and open to the public.
Opening Reception: Sunday August 6, 2-4 p.m.
Gallery Curator: Dellouise Carroll
Group exhibit “Urban Dreaming”
September 1-October 28
Blue Cat Gallery & Studio, 114 W. 3rd St., Wayne, NE 68787
Hours: Open Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by appointment. Closed weekend of Sept. 29-30.
Opening Reception: Friday September 1, 5-7 p.m.