Artist Michael Beitz at work in his studio at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, 2011. Courtesy Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts was founded in 1981 by artists for artists. As an artist-centered organization, the Bemis Center’s sole mission has been to support contemporary artists of exceptional talent. In this spirit, the Bemis Center provides artists with the gift of time, space, and support. In addition to our international artist-in-residence program, the Bemis Center curates exhibitions and develops community arts projects. These programs directly fund and support the artistic process, catalyzing artists’ work to engage and challenge the public.