Wendy Jane Bantam


wendybantam@gmail.com ph.308.222.0242


Year Location
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


Year Location
2013-Present Director of the Outlook Project
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.

Studio Skills:

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.


Year Organization
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


Year Title
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
  • IBM
  • 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.