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Governor’s Residence Exhibition

The Governor’s Residence Exhibition program was started in 1992 by then Nebraska First Lady Diane Nelson. Since that time, NAC has partnered with the Governor's Residence to showcase the work of more than 200 Nebraska artists. This unique space allows civic leaders, citizens, school children and other visitors to acknowledge and appreciate the diversity of statewide artistic talent. Eligible artwork must be two-dimensional, suitable for hanging and have appropriate content for the venue.

The Governor's Residence exhibition space is accepting submissions from all artists living and working in Nebraska who are 21 years or older.

  • Deadline for submissions: August 27, 2021
  • Exhibitions are three months long.
  • Exhibition space can only accommodate 2D artwork.
    (do not submit your 3D work or audio/video or digital artwork)
  • Artists are responsible for delivering their work ready to hang and installing/de-installing their exhibition.
    (The space utilizes a traditional rail hanging system to avoid damage to the walls.)

The Nebraska Arts Council board and the Governor Residence Manager are the jurors for this exhibition program.


Upcoming Exhibitions:

Albert Rhea, Papillion. August 13 - November 5, 2021

Martha Vestecka Miller, Lincoln. November 12, 2021 - February 4, 2022

Mary Linnea Vaughan, Hastings. Postponed, New date TBD in 2022