The Elizabeth Rubendall Artist-In-Residence Program

The Elizabeth Rubendall Foundation has generously funded an artist-in-residence program at the Great Plains Art Museum since 2006. Artworks are commissioned by the museum to become part of the museum's permanent collection, and the artist completes the commissioned artwork(s) at the Great Plains Art Museum. The full artistic process is on display for visitors and school groups, creating a unique program as well as enduring art.

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2016: B.C. Gilbert

Residency dates: Aug. 2-6 & Oct. 11-15, 2016

Flat Land, Flat Water (July 12 - Oct. 29)

B.C. Gilbert's work is influenced by experiences of growing up on the High Plains of Texas where ranching is prominent. His work brings into question the iconography of West Texas incorporating cowboys and Indians alongside landscape markers such as water towers. In multi-media constructions that merge unconventional materials such as tooled leather, metal siding, and found objects with painting, Gilbert depicts the West in a manner reminiscent of Pop artists. Most recently, Gilbert began making prints combining Western icons with text. Gilbert’s sculptural paintings and prints present a unique perspective of the contemporary American West. Contact us at 402-472-6220 for special events and to schedule tours.

Artist-in-Residence October schedule

Artist-in-Residence Public Schedule (October):
• Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-noon & 2-5 p.m.: working in lobby
• Oct. 12, 1-5 p.m.: working in lobby
• Oct. 13, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 1-3 p.m.: working in lobby
• Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-noon: working in lobby
• Oct. 15, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Family art activity, open to the public. Informal gallery tour at 1 p.m.
B.C. Gilbert

Previous Artists-in-Residence

Gwen Westerman

2015: Gwen Westerman

Textiles, 2015

News story

Todd Williams

2014: Todd Williams

Landscapes, 2014

Photos & press release

Molly Murphy Adams

2013: Molly Murphy Adams

Relative Position, 2013
Felt, beads, horse hair

Anne Peyton

2012: Anne Peyton

Top of the Morning, 2012

Allen and Patty Eckman

2011: Allen and Patty Eckman

Prairie Chicken Dance, 2011
Cast paper

Wendy Hall

2010: Wendy Hall

Calf and Resting Cow, 2010
Oil on canvas

Gail Sundell

2009: Gail Sundell

Women of the Plains, 2009
Colorado alabaster

Michael Albrechtsen

2008: Michael Albrechtsen

Nebraska Reverence, 2008
Oil on canvas

Martha and Delmar Pettigrew

2007: Martha and Delmar Pettigrew

I'm Outta Here, 2007

Andrew Peters

2006: Andrew Peters

A Good Solid Century Farm, 2006
Oil on canvas