Wendy Jane Bantam
|2004-07||MFA in Painting, University of Nebraska-Lincoln|
|1989-92||BFA in Painting, University of Kansas, Lawrence|
|1987-89||Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE|
TEACHING POSITIONS, RESIDENCIES, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND GRANTS:
|2013-Present||Director of the Outlook Project|
|2009-Present||LIED CENTER TEACHING ARTIST/DANA FOUNDATION~KENNEDY CENTER.|
|2010||ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF ART/Advanced PaintingUniversity of Nebraska~Omaha|
|2008||DOANE COLLEGE. Crete, Nebraska. Artist and Lecturer-in-Residence.|
|2004-07||UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA~Lincoln. Hixson Lied Grant/ Teaching
Beginning Painting , Advanced Painting and Advanced Drawing.
|2005||MCCOOK, NEBRASKA. Artist and Teacher ~in~Residence.|
|2004-07||UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA~Lincoln. Teaching Fellowship|
|2002||Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Artist-in-Residence-Nebraska City, NE|
|2001||Nebraska Arts Council Fellowship Grant
Silver~Interactive Media, Nebraska ADDY Awards
|2000||Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, residency study of myth and logic in Balinese painting.|
|1999||Lincoln High School, multicultural murals.
Elkhorn Middle School, artist in residence.
|1997||Leadership Lincoln, Lincoln, Neb.
The Visual Narrative / Bright Lights Summer Enrichment Program.
Bright Lights Collaborative Mural Project/International Subway Art Museum, Nuremburg, Germany
University of Nebraska/Textiles Dept.~Visiting Artist to Liz Shea
|1996-present||Nebraska Arts Council/ Artist in the Schools and Communities.|
|1996||Meadowlane Elementary School, artist in residence.
Zeman Elementary School, artist in residence.
|1991-93||Director/Harvest of Arts and Community Mural Project, Lawrence, Kan.
Daniel MacMorris Scholarship for Fine Art, University of Kansas
|1989-91||Editor and Art Director: PINCH MAGAZINE. in collaboration with William Burroughs and Community of Lawrence, KS.|
|1988||Pearl Rosenkrans Scholarship for Fine Art, Nebraska Wesleyan University.|
|1987||Young Women Artist Award, Nebraska Commission on the Status of Women.
Max Pumphrey Grant, Lincoln Foundation, Lincoln, NE.
|1986||Sertoma Art Award, Lincoln Public Schools.
Nebraska State Journalism Award, Editorial Cartooning.
Teaching University courses in beginning and advanced oil painting and drawing. Resident Artist Fellowships in teaching the Art of the Graphic Novel, Textile Design, Grant Writing, Portfolio Building, Web Design, The Art Market, Student guidance in pursuing career as professional artist, Marketing and Gallery Exhibition, Building Non-Profit Organizations, Teaching on contemporary art movements and critical thinking. Writing Grants and Managing Galleries. Residencies in Indonesia, Colorado, and Nebraska. Artist-in-the-Schools-and-Communities for the Nebraska Arts Council, Director for three years to regional Arts Festival in conjunction with the Lied Center of Lawrence, Kansas. Providing an avenue for the arts including; City wide Community Mural Project, Songwriter’s Showcase, Writer’s Conference, and Artist Exhibitions. Board for Lincoln Arts Council, Nominated for Leadership Lawrence, KS. Nominated for Leadership Lincoln. Graduated from Leadership Lincoln/Building Trusteeship in a Community.
Proficient in American Sign Language
Minor in Art History with a focus on Contemporary American and European Art and research into the Creative Mind.
MFA. Oil Painting, Acrylic, Watercolor, Drawing, Life Drawing, Animation, Photography, Filmmaking, Sound Recording, Screenwriting, Printmaking, Papermaking, 3-D Design in various materials including; marble, ceramics, plaster, wood and metal works. Kiln building, salt kiln firing, electric and gas kiln firing. Video Art, Performance Art, Installation Art.
BOARDS AND COMMUNITY SERVICE:
|2013-Present||Director of the Outlook Project|
|2008-2011||Lincoln Arts Council Board|
|2009-2010||AmeriCorps/VISTA Volunteer in Service to America~Fighting Poverty|
|2004||Haymarket Theatre/ Scene Painter|
|2001-2004||Lincoln Community Playhouse/ Set Design|
|1999||Leadership Lincoln/ Building Trusteeship|
|1994-2001||Gallery Nine Board/ Artist Cooperative|
|1991-1993||Director/ Harvest of Arts. Developing a Non-Profit Community Arts Festival with the University of Kansas and The Lied Center in Lawrence, Kansas.|
- Habitat for Humanity
- National Arthritis Foundation
- National Organization for Women
- Haydon Art Gallery/ A Non-Profit Educational Gallery for Emerging Artists
|2012||NIGHT AT THE ORPHEUM/ SOLO EXHIBITION Modern Arts Midtown OMAHA. NE.|
|2011||WHERE THE OWL LIVES/ Solo Exhibition|
|2010||SATURDAY IN THE PARK/Berkshire Hathaway Exhibiting Artist
Annual Meeting~Two Solo Exhibitions
|2008||Doane College, Crete Nebraska. Twenty Year Retrospective.|
|2007||University of Nebraska~Lincoln, MFA Thesis Exhibition.|
|2006||Kiechel Fine Art, Lincoln, Neb., Magnolia Gray (May)|
|2005||The Night Before Last~presented by Kiechel Fine Art at O’Keefe Elevator Gallery, Omaha, Neb., solo (February/March)
Night of the Boston Terrier, Sophia Georg Gallery, Denver, CO.
|2004||Kiechel Fine Art, Lincoln, Neb., Holiday Art Show (December)|
|2002||Museum of Nebraska Art, Nebraska Now Series, Kearney, NE, solo (October)
Anderson O’Brien Gallery, Solo Exhibition~ Omaha, NE.
|2001||Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, solo (June)
Jayne Gallery, Kansas City, Mo. (April)
Museum of Nebraska Art, RSVP (March)
Sophia Georg Gallery, Spirit of the Heart, Denver, Colo. (February)
|2000||Works from Bali, Indonesia Residency, solo, Lincoln (October)|
|1999||Anderson O’Brien Gallery, Solo Exhibition~ Omaha, NE.
Silver Shine Under Red Sky~New Works in Oil, solo, Lincoln (November)
Blue Sea~New Works in Oil, solo, Lincoln (March)
|1998||Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting, solo, (hosted by Susie Buffett and Jackson Artworks), Omaha, NE
University Place Art Gallery, Beasties of the Seven Seas, solo, Lincoln
|1997||Elder Gallery/ Rogers Center for Fine Arts, Fred Wells Feature Award Show, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln
Nebraska Wesleyan University Fred Wells National Juried Exhibition, Lincoln
|1996||River Market Regional Exhibition/Juried by the Carnegie Museum of Art, Charno Gallery, Kansas City, MO|
- Sheldon Museum of Art
- FowlerHoffman Incorporated, San Francisco, CA.
- Beattie Elementary School, Lincoln, Neb.
- Doane College, Crete, Neb.
- Franklin Mint, Aston, Penn.
- Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, Neb.
- Piper Jaffray & Co., Lincoln, Neb.
- Dr. William Resnick, Los Angeles, CA
- Sterling Financial Investors, Omaha, Neb.
- Teleflora, Los Angeles, CA
- Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Omaha, Neb.
MODERN ARTS MIDTOWN. OMAHA, NE. 2010~Present.
PAST GALLERY REPRESENTATION:
|Kiechel Fine Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE.||2005-2009|
|Anderson O’Brien Gallery, Omaha, NE.||1994-2007|
|Sophia Georg Gallery, Denver, CO.||1995-2006|
|Adelante Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.||2000-2004|