September Lincoln Artist Guild Activities

Lincoln Artists' Guild is excited to be having our first, judged 3-D Art Show! Registrations are due to Wanda Medina by August 23. Artwork is to be delivered to Out of the Box, 366 N 48th St., lower level, by August 31, 10:00 - 1:00. Judging will take place on September 1. All artists must provide a pedestal, if needed. Pick-up is September 30 -- if you are unable to pick up your "not for sale"piece by the end of the show, please make arrangements to have the piece picked up for you. Ribbons and Awards will be given out:
Best of Show – $50.00,
Merit Award –$25.00
Honorable Mention – $15.00

Good luck to all the entries! I'm sure we'll have a great show!

Presentation by Julie A. Childers “You Booked a Show – Now What?”

Our presentation on September 6, 7:00 Captiol City Christian Church will be given by Julie A. Childers. Julie is a member of Lincoln Artist Guild, is the Board Secretary, works with Jane Chesnut on promotions, and has helped Donna Pozehl with the Winter 2015 and Spring 2016 LAG shows. She has had two solo shows, May 2016 at the UNL East Campus Loft Gallery, and September 2016 at the Cottonwood CafĂ© in Lincoln, NE. She will be taking us through the qualifications of what is accepted at LAG and most galleries for exhibit, and how to prep for a show once you’ve got it booked. She will be concentrating the evening’s time on how to properly wire your framed or unframed piece
for gallery hanging, and will be giving a demonstration. She asks that you bring 1-2 framed/unframed pieces (no heavier than 20 lbs) that are ready to be wired for hanging, and the following materials:

D-rings (Amazon link:
Hanging wire, appropriate strength (Amazon link:
Wire cutters
Pen / pencil

If you do not have d-rings or wire, you may purchase enough for your project from Julie for $2 per painting.

About Julie A. Childers:  Julie grew up in the small village of Bow Valley, in northeast Nebraska. She attended Cedar Catholic High School, Wayne State College, University of Nebraska-Lincoln,
and Southeast Community College. While at UNL she attended classes in Drawing, Design, and
Photography. Influenced by those classes, she also takes her inspiration and some technique from Gerhard Richter and Jackson Pollock. Her favorite quote by an artist comes from Richter: “I have nothing to say, and I am saying it.”

Inspired by other artists, and curious just to see how well she could express herself through it, she started painting in 2014. It’s a way for her to creatively show emotion through color and shape, and a quiet pastime.Instead of a brush, Julie prefers to use palette knives or her bare hands to manipulate the acrylic paint. Julie loves to experiment with new techniques, sometimes choosing to sand down or scrape away the layers to reveal what’s underneath, creating a new image. In her mixed media pieces, she uses torn pages from old books, decoupages them to the canvas, then paints over them and sands down to reveal pieces of the paper. She considers herself a tactile person, and enjoys playing with the weight, body and viscosity of the paint as it moves on the canvas. She usually doesn’t start with a finished picture in mind; instead she picks her colors and technique, building up layers into an image.

In 2015 Julie won an Award of Merit for her piece, “Untitled”, in the Lincoln Artists’ Guild
2015 Winter Show. She won the People’s Choice Award for her piece, “White Swirl”, in the Lincoln Artists’ Guild 2015 Spring Show. Her piece, “Blur”, qualified to go to the 2016 Association of Nebraska Art Clubs statewide competition. Julie gave a presentation on her art and techniques at the Palmyra Memorial Library on June 5, 2016. She showed her pieces, “From a Great Height” and “Blue Swirl” at the Seward Civic Center in June-July 2016. Julie is also a member and volunteer
with the Lincoln Artists’ Guild, serving as Board Secretary, on show committees, as Webmaster since March 2016, and promoting the Guild through social media and advertising. Julie lives in Lincoln, NE with her husband and four cats.

Julie’s artwork is available for purchase, and she also does work on commission. To see her full portfolio online, go to Contact her at or 4027708714.

Lincoln Artists' Guild Fourth Friday Opening & Reception
Friday, September 23, 5:00 - 8:00 P.M.
Out of the Box, 366 N 48th St., lower level, Lincoln, NE
Come see over 100 pieces of local, one-of-a-kind artwork, all for sale at reasonable prices! Enjoy live music, wine, and refreshments. Featured Artist: Georgia Feiste, who works in oils, acrylic, pastels, and glass ; Music: Oscar Rios Pohirieth, vocals, Andean folk music. Thank you for supporting local art!