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.

If you would like to be added to the mailing list for your school or tour group, please contact the Great Plains Art Museum at 402-472-6220.


Sarah Rowe

Sarah Rowe

2022 Elizabeth Rubendall Artist in Residence

Residency dates: April 5-16, 2022

The Great Plains Art Museum will host Omaha-based artist Sarah Rowe as the 2022 Elizabeth Rubendall Artist in Residence. Rowe is a multimedia artist of Lakota and Ponca descent whose work opens cross-cultural dialogues by utilizing methods of painting, casting, fiber arts, performance, and Native American ceremony in unconventional ways. Her work is participatory, a call to action, and re-imagines traditional Native American symbology to fit the narrative of today’s global landscape. A solo exhibition of Rowe’s new and recent artwork will be on view at the museum from March 4–August 6, 2022.

During her residency, Rowe will create an artwork that will become part of the museum’s permanent collection. Visitors are encouraged to see the artist in action in the lower-level Elizabeth Rubendall Artist-in-Residence Studio & Education Lab from April 5–16 during normal museum hours. To schedule a group tour, email gpam@unl.edu.

The residency and associated events will comply with all UNL and Lincoln-Lancaster County COVID-19 policies.

Exhibition guide

Events

Ongoing
Be a TV star! Visit Sarah Rowe at the museum to make two dimensional masks and props for your photo op in the interactive piece Commercial Break. Share your fun photos on social media using the hashtag #imastar, and leave with a Polaroid souvenir of your masterpiece. Open to all ages as an ongoing activity from April 5–16 during museum open hours (Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.). To schedule a group visit, email dwall2@unl.edu.

Meditation Bundles Workshop
April 13, 5:30 p.m.

Create meditation bundles inspired by the sculptural headpieces and tea ceremony video in the exhibition Star Body, Star Breath. Participants will make three dimensional forms using a variety of natural materials, found objects, and fabric remnants. The bundles can be displayed, gifted, or burned in prayer at completion. This event is free and open to ages 18 and up. In-person participation is limited to 10 attendees; to register (via email) and learn more about this event, email gpam@unl.edu.

Artwork: Sarah Rowe, The Song is Already There, 2022, mixed media on canvas, 60 x 48 inches, on loan courtesy of the artist


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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.

If you would like to be added to the mailing list for your school or tour group, please contact the Great Plains Art Museum at 402-472-6220.

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Announcing the Elizabeth Rubendall Artist-in-Residence Studio & Education Lab

The Great Plains Art Museum is excited to announce the opening of the Elizabeth Rubendall Artist-in-Residence Studio and Education Lab donated by Fred and Julie Hoppe in the Museum's lower level.

The Artist-in-Residence Program brings an artist to Lincoln each year to create a piece of artwork in the Museum's lobby to become part of the Museum's permanent collection.The Elizabeth Rubendall Foundation has generously funded this program since 2006. With this new donation from the Hoppes, the artist has a more flexible, secure studio space while still in full view of the public. The conversion of this under-utilized office space to a studio also provides a year-round, hands-on education space right off the lower-level gallery. The education space allows for more flexibility in programming that will include educational workshops with not only artists, but other Great Plains scholars.