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.
“CELEBRATIONS” Solo art exhibit of origami collage. New works by Linda Stephen to honor the beauty of place, and of spirit, that is all around us. October 4-31, 2016 Art Gallery, Unitarian Church, 6300 A Street, Lincoln, NE. Hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday.
“Sea on a Day of Peace,” origami and chigiri-e collage of Japanese papers, 13″ x 16″ in custom shadow box frame
The exhibit, curated by Jo Brown and Bob Egan, features 20 landscapes of prairies, city parks, farmers’ markets, and historic sites. Each piece incorporates vibrantly colored handmade Japanese papers and dozens or hundreds of intricately folded paper sculptures. “I hope that through my detailed, slow art, viewers will look anew at their lives and see that each day can be a celebration,” says artist Linda Stephen.
“SMALL WORKS COLLECTIVE SHOW “ Byran Art Gallery, Bryan Medical Center, main floor, south of elevators near the chapel, 1600 S. 48th St., Lincoln NE 68506
December 1-30, 2016.
402-481-3032 (Volunteers and Customer Care department)
The Small Works Collective Show features artworks up to 8″ x 11″ by artists who have been featured in Bryan Art Gallery since it opened in October 2014. The goal of the gallery is to promote healing, to enhance the quality of life and to reaffirm the human spirit through the visual arts.
PAST 2016 EVENTS
“Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards” Visual Arts Showcase
January 8-16, 2016 KANEKO-UNO Library, 12th & Jones St., Old Market District, Omaha, NE
“Flora of the National Parks”Exhibit Through October 2, 2016, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
- MEET THE ARTIST EVENT: Saturday July 9, 2016
United States Botanic Garden, Conservatory West Gallery. US Botanical Garden is on the National Mall, between the U.S. Capitol and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, 100 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC 20001 www.usbg.gov
Exhibit celebrates the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service and showcases some of the plant species found throughout 400+ national parks. Linda’s “Blossoming Smooth Milkweed” (Asclepias sullivanti) from invented origami and handmade Japanese papers represents the Homestead National Monument of America and the prairie landscapes of the Midwest.
“Art on Paper” April 1-30, 2016
Maryland Federation of Art’s Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle in Annapolis, MD 21401. Open daily 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Juror: Robert Mintz, Curator of Asian Art at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD. View the works from 63 artists selected from nearly 950 entries here. Linda’s “The Path through the Corn Maze” was among the selected artworks. www.mdfedart.org.
“Girl Scouts ArtVenture 2016″ Sunday April 24, 2016 3-5 p.m.
Lincoln Station, 201 N. 7th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508
Reception & Silent Auction including “World of Hearts” collaborative art and “Ice Climber, La Femme” (Linda Stephen origami collage)
“Ice Climber La Femme” origami collage by Linda Stephen. Custom frame: 30″ x 24″ x 2″
SOLO EXHIBIT, July 12-August 21, 2016
- The ESO Gallery, 7810 Davenport St., Omaha, NE 68114. Hours 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays. www.ESO-omaha.com
- CLOSING RECEPTION: SUNDAY AUGUST 21, 2016. MEET THE ARTIST, 1-4 p.m.
Exhibit of more than 15 works of intricate paper art inspired by places of daily joy in Nebraska and beyond. Linda Stephen’s origami collages are part of private and public collections around the world, from the Mayor’s Office in Omihachiman, Japan to the J.W. Marriott in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Fluent in Japanese, Linda lived and worked in Japan for seven years. Her art has been featured in more than 100 juried solo or group exhibits across the country including the Nebraska Arts Council’s Fred Simon Gallery in Omaha.
“Red Torii Gate” Mt. Fuji, Japanese Garden, Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha. Artist Linda Stephen. 10″x9″x1″ in shadow box frame with conservation glass.
Education Center, Homestead National Monument of America. Address: 8523 West State Hwy 4 Beatrice, NE 68310. Tel: 402-223-3514.
Sunday November 1 Opening Reception and Artist Talk, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Sunday November 29 Making PapierFalten Origami Moravian Stars, 2:00-3:30 p.m., Winter Festival of Prairie Cultures, Education Center,
Homestead National Monument of America. Listen to “die singenden wanderers” German-American men’s choir from the German-American Society and learn from origami artist Linda Stephen how to fold paper stars, a traditional craft started in the 1830s in Germany.
November 1-29 Homestead in Origami, Solo Exhibition, Homestead National Monument of America, Education Center. Open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Free admission. Address: 8523 West State Hwy 4 Beatrice, NE 68310. Tel: 402-223-3514.
PAST 2015 EXHIBITS
January through March 29 Cut, Formed, Folded, Pressed: PAPER at Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney. Linda’s “Pas de Deux” origami collage of dancing Sandhill Cranes is among the paper art works by 43 artists.
Thursday February 26 Medici Art Event 6:30-9:00 p.m. Eisentrager•Howard Gallery Richards Hall, UNL Campus, Lincoln. Join us as we celebrate MEDICI and our 22 years of support for UNL’s Department of Art and Art History. Enjoy excellent wine, delectable sweets and savory hors d’ oeuvres, and the chance to take home a wonderful work of art.
February 28-March 27 Bryan Art Gallery. Origami landscapes by Linda Stephen, featured artist of the month. Bryan Health East Campus, 1600 S. 48th Street. Gallery is on main floor, south of main elevators near the chapel. For sales support, contact Volunteers and Customer Care between Monday and Friday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. at 402-481-3032.
Sunday April 26 3-5 p.m. Girl Scout artVenture 2015. Lincoln Station Great Hall, 201 N. 7th Street. Artist reception and auction includes collaborative art for sale made by Girl Scout artists and professional artists in Nebraska.
May 5 5-7 p.m. Origami Collage Workshop with Linda Stephen, Lincoln Artists’ Guild, 7800 Holdredge St. Lincoln.
June 17 – August 14, 2015 Nebraska Governor’s Residence Solo Exhibition 1425 H Street, Lincoln. Open for free guided public tours on Thursdays from 1 – 4 p.m. Contact the Residence Manager at 402/471-3466 to arrange for a tour that includes the opportunity to view this exhibition.
Press release from Nebraska Arts Council here.
Friday September 18 Intimate with the Artists, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Noyes Art Gallery, 119 S. 9th Street, Lincoln. Tel: 402-475-1061
LINDA STEPHEN, origami landscapes, and IGGY SUMNIK, ceramics
Exhibit Dates: Monday December 29, 2014 – Friday February 6, 2015
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY JANUARY 9, 5-7 P.M.
Fred Simon Gallery
Nebraska Arts Council
1004 Farnam Street, Lower Level
Omaha, NE 68102
Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays; closed holidays
Gallery contact: 402-595-2122
The Fred Simon Gallery presents the artwork of a select number of Nebraska artists each year. Iggy Sumnik and Linda Stephen, both natives of the Great Lakes State of Michigan, present recent works.
Linda Stephen‘s paper and origami landscapes celebrate the festive and quiet moments in our lives. This summer, as an artist in residence with the National Parks Service at the Homestead National Monument of America in Beatrice, Linda started a new series that honors the history of homesteading and also celebrates the restored tallgrass prairie at HomesteadNM. The Homestead “House and Home” series will be unveiled at the Fred Simon Gallery.
Iggy Sumnik and his ceramic sculptures embrace and merge cultural trends and the natural world to create bright, interesting and contrasting scenarios.