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Fred Simon Gallery

Fred Simon held steadfast belief in the importance of establishing a vibrant arts culture in Omaha and Nebraska as a whole.

For nearly 40 years, Fred and his wife Eve served as generous advocates and supporters of Opera Omaha. They were also major sponsors of the Omaha Symphony, Film Streams, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha Performing Arts Society, and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, in addition to Fred’s involvement with Nebraska Cultural Endowment and Nebraska Arts Council.

Located in the lower level of the Burlington Building at 1004 Farnam Street, adjacent to the Old Market. Open hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visit this unique space or explore upcoming exhibits.

Current Exhibitions


Gabrielle Quiroz
Nov 18-Jan 11, 2023

This show has built and expanded on Gabi’s love for finding meaning and beauty in the everyday and discarded. The stages of life and decay and how it progresses through time. The imagery is a brief capture of time and space. Highlighting the fleeting moment. Using bones, flowers, and gifts from the natural world- to relate to how we may feel. We are a part of the cycle of life- we are not a separate entity. Yet so often the world and its inhabitants are treated as such. We are all connected to the wheel of time- no one/ thing is immune.

Gabriella Quiroz is an Omaha-based artist. Her work has been featured in numerous group showings throughout the city of Omaha and its surrounding areas. Gabi works primarily in oil paints and colored pencils developing works of symbolic imagery through flora and fauna.

While she notes her education in the arts to have begun from a very young age, her formal education took its roots at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Here she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a minor in Art History. Throughout her term of study here Gabi was awarded multiple scholarships and recognitions for her work.

Today her work continues to involve these subjects heavily and as a result it is expanding into exploring more with these mediums.

Please stop by her studio and say hello at the Hot Shops Art Center studio #203.

Related Scheduling and Events:

Schedule appointments on this website: fred-simon-gallery.mailchimpsites.com/book-online/

We will host a Facebook Live Artist Talk with the artist. Follow the Nebraska Arts Council on Facebook for updates: NAC Facebook Link

2022-2023 Exhibitions

2022-2023 Exhibitions:


July 15 – Sept 9, 2022

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Sept 16 – Nov 9, 2022

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Nov 18, 2022 – January 11, 2023

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Jan 20 – March 8, 2023


March 17 – May 10, 2023

2023-2025 Exhibitions

2023-2025 Exhibitions:


Shabnam Jannesari (Hastings)

May 19 – July 12, 2023

Reception: May 18, 5-7pm

Derrick Burbul (Kearney)

Sept 29 – Nov 29, 2023

Reception: Sept 28th, 5-7pm

Folk Art Exhibition

July 28 – Sept 20, 2023

Reception: July 27th, 5-7pm

Santiago Cal (Lincoln)

Dec 8, 2023 – Jan 31, 2024

Reception: December 7, 5-7pm

Yun Shin (Omaha)

Feb 9 – April 3, 2024

Reception: February 8, 5-7pm

Paula Wallace (Omaha) and Gretchen Peters (Gering)

April 12 – June 5, 2024

Reception: April 11, 5-7pm

Allegra Hangen (Omaha)

June 14 – Aug 7, 2024

Reception: June 13, 5-7pm

Shawnequa Linder (Omaha)

Aug 16 – Sept 20, 2024

Reception: Aug 15, 5-7pm

Karien Bredenkamp (Omaha) and Jeff Sedrel (Omaha)

Oct 18 – Dec 4th, 2024

Reception: Oct 17, 5-7pm

Calandra Cooper (Omaha) and Keith Buswell (Lincoln)

Dec 13, 2024 – Feb 5, 2025

Reception: Oct 12, 5-7pm

Susan Moore (Nebraska City)

Feb 14 – April 9, 2025

Reception: Feb 13, 5-7pm

Travis Apel (Omaha)

April 18 – June 18th, 2025

Reception: April 17, 5-7pm

Lindsey Weber (Lincoln)

June 26 – August 20, 2025

Reception: June 25, 5-7pm

Oria Simonini (Omaha) and Ilaamen Pelshaw (Omaha)

Aug 26 – Oct 22, 2025

Reception: Aug 25, 5-7pm