Call to Artists -- Nebraska Artist Biennial

Call to Artists -- Nebraska Artist Biennial

Gallery 1516 is now accepting entries for the 2017 Nebraska Artist Biennial. The winner of each category will be awarded an unrestricted cash prize and a selection of his or her works will be shown at Gallery 1516 in the fall of 2017 along with 50 additional artist entries selected by a 3-panel jury.

The unrestricted cash awards are:

Best of Show Richard D. Holland Award - $5,000
Drawing/Printmaking Kent Bellows Award - $1,000
Painting Milton Wolsky Award - $1,000
Photography Wm Henry Jackson Award - $1,000
Student Artist J Laurie Wallace Award - $1,000
Artist Choice - $500
People's Choice - $500

Selection Process

The artwork for the exhibition will be reviewed anonymously and will be included in the Nebraska Artist Biennial exhibition at Gallery 1516 opening November 3 thru December 30, 2017.

Artists are encouraged to submit their most recent body of work, although this is not a requirement (everyone has a piece that stands the test of time and will be eligible).

Administered by GALLERY 1516, this biennial juried award/exhibition honors NEBRASKA artists for their original, exceptional, and compelling work.


The awards are open to Nebraska 2-D visual artists working in Drawing, Painting or Photography.

Artists of diverse backgrounds and ages are encouraged to apply

How to Apply

All entries must be submitted on-line--entries sent by standard mail will not be accepted.

Please upload a resume, artist statement, and up to three images with your on-line application. When uploading your images, you will be asked to include the title, date, medium, and dimensions of each work.
Please also include a brief description about the image.

All applications must be completed and submitted on-line by MIDNIGHT CST on September 1, 2017.

Apply Here