OMAHA GIVES CAMPAIGN WED MAY 24th

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Omaha Gives campaign starts midnight May 24th! Please consider supporting our mission to help veterans seeking new careers in the creative arts.

Our primary goal is to use the expressive and healing powers of artmaking with veterans and their family members, and ultimately transform their lives through the power of art.

In addition to therapeutic artmaking, NCAG also provides training in art and business-of-art education to motivated military veteran artists in order that they may successfully pursue new careers in the fine arts as artists, teachers, or administrators as they reintegrate into civilian society. NCAG is a Better Business Bureau approved 501c3 charity.

LINK TO DONATION SITE:

https://www.omahagives.org/NewCenturyArtGuild/overview

thanks for your confidence in our mission!

NCAG TO CO-HOST ARMY ONE-SOURCE SYMPOSIUM AT BELLEVUE GALLERY

Monday, April 17 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm  —FREE

NCAG, Army One Source and Nebraska State Alliances will co-host a provider symposium focused on building Nebraska’s capacity to support military personnel and families. Subject-matter experts will address the needs of current and former service members, their families providing insight and offering resources to better support Nebraska’s military population. The event is free and open to the public.

On Monday April 17, 2017 a group of key organizations, including Army OneSource, will host a community provider symposium with experts from around the state. For those who work in the critical areas of behavioral health, finance, employment, legal and faith, it’s an opportunity to gain an understanding of the unique needs of our
military population, explore reintegration challenges and learn about resources available to support those who serve or have served our nation.

Keynote speaker, Senator John McCollister will kick off the event at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge at 8:30 a.m. Breakout sessions will start shortly after and continue until 4:00 p.m. at both the Rotert Memorial Art Gallery and the Eagles Lodge.

The goal of the symposium is to bring community leaders together to educate, share ideas and provide tools to address the challenges faced by our Service members, their Families and Veterans.

We have a tremendous day scheduled with four breakout sessions and presentations from experts across the state. Some of the guest speakers include:

• Troy Muller,  NCAG Art Director
• Brandy Wallar, Clinical Director & Development, New Visions Homeless Services
• Chaplain Phillip Houser, State Chaplain, Nebraska National Guard
• Elizabeth Yearwood, Economic Development Specialist, Small Business Administration
• Jack Hogston, Financial Coach, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
• Jim Cada, Managing Partner, Cada Cada Hoffman & Jewson
• Salle Stewart, Owner, The 700 Score Company
• Teresa Perez, Regional Manager, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
• Thomas “TJ”Ewin, Community Liaison Military and Veteran Affairs, City of Omaha Mayor’s Office

Contact:
For more information, contact Greg Marino, Army OneSource (AOS) State Community Support Coordinator, at 314-456-3978 or email: gmarino@afsc.com.  An agenda and other materials relevant to the symposium are available upon request.

WORKS SELECTED FOR “MY SISTER’S SMILE” INTERNATIONAL PHOTO EXHIBITION:

30 photographs from the Greater Metro Area and 30 from Heart, Afghanistan were selected for printing based on artistry, image quality, and how well the images paired with each other.  The  photographers from the USA selected for printing include:

Ashley Bales
Nicole Bednar
Dana Damewood
Danielle Hane
Alaina Hickman
Taura Horn
Kala Howard
Jess Lightner
Charmaine Masters
Monica Maxwell
Kat Moser
Erika Pritchard
Sharon Robino-West
Chelsea Sorensen
Julie Verebely

All submitted works, including those not printed, will be displayed in a rolling digital display. All photographers that submitted photos may proudly claim to have participated in this international exhibition.

On behalf of Council Bluffs, Iowa and Herat, Afghanistan Sister Cities in partnership with New Century Art Guild, Karadah Project International, and Veterans for American Ideals, we thank you for participating in My Sister’s Smile — an exhibition of photography celebrating International Women’s Day.

THE EXHIBITION:

The exhibit will be displayed simultaneously at the Iowa Western Community College Arts Center, UNO’s Milo Bail Student Center and in Herat, Afghanistan. The exhibit will remain on view at IWCC from March 8 to April 8, 2017. The exhibition will be mirrored at UNO during CASA Week, March 13-18, 2017.

Please join us for an opening reception of My Sister’s Smile, 6:00 – 9:00pm, Wed. March 8, 2017 at Iowa Western Community College’s Arts Center, 2700 College Road, Council Bluffs, IA

A Screening and Panel Discussion of the documentary Salam Neighbor begins at 7pm.

At the conclusion of the exhibition, all printed images will be donated and permanently archived in the Library of the City of Council Bluffs, IA, and/or the Center for Afghan Studies at UNO, Omaha, NE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NGAG Sponsors “My Sister’s Smile” –An Exhibition of Photography Celebrating International Women’s Day

Images: LEFT, Danielle Hane, RIGHT, Somaia Ramish
Images: LEFT, Danielle Hane, RIGHT, Somaia Ramish

Council Bluffs, IA, and Herat, Afghanistan Sister Cities
in partnership with New Century Art Guild, Karadah
Project International, and Veterans for American Ideals
present women photographers artfully documenting
moments of their daily lives through the medium of
photography imparting perspective of each other’s
culture–underscoring the commonality of our lives overall.

Opening Reception beginning at 6:00 – 9:00pm
Wednesday March 8, 2017

At Iowa Western Community College Arts Center
2700 College Road, Council Bluffs IA, 51503

A Screening and Panel Discussion of the
documentary Salam Neighbor begins at 7pm.

Light refreshments will be served.

NCAG Co-sponsors International Photography Exhibition and Cultural Exchange

Regional Call for Entries | My Sister’s Smile- International Women’s Day Photo Exhibition

Women photographers from Council Bluffs, IA (and the Greater Metropolitan area) and from Herat, Afghanistan will artfully document moments of their daily lives through the medium of photography in order to impart perspective of each other’s culture -underscoring the commonality of our lives overall. The opening exhibition is planned to coincide with “International Women’s Day” on March 8, 2017

Topical themes: Submitted photos will represent each photographer’s unique response to one or more of five topical themes:
1. “How I Greet the Day…”
2. “The Wisdom of Age”
3. “The Spark of Youth”
4. “Celebrating my Loved Ones”
5. “Practicing My Faith”

SELECTION PROCESS This call for entry is open to all women photographers in the Council Bluffs and Greater Metro area, both amateur and professional. A panel of women photographers and professional artists, selected by NCAG, will curate the exhibition. 60 images total will be selected to be physically printed and matted and/or framed, however, others may be included as part of a rolling presentation on a digital display.

SUBMISSION PROCESS There is no entry fee. Photos must be digitized as JPEG or PDF files with high image quality. Be sure to have a creative title for each image submitted and please note which of the five topical categories each image represents. Also, please include a 2-3 sentence description of each image.

Online Submission: A Jot-Form photo submission portal: https://form.jotform.com/70366496941163

Images may also be submitted via email: tmuller@newcenturyartguild.org

IMPORTANT DATES

Entries Due | February 17, 2017

Exhibition Dates | March 8– April 8, 2017

Public + Artists’ Reception | March 8, 2017

EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION
6:00-8:00pm Wednesday, March 8
The Arts Center at Iowa Western Community College
2700 College Rd., Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Refreshments will be served.

CONTACT INFO:
PROJECT COORDINATOR/PRESS: Rick Burns,

karadahproject@gmail.com
Or call: 712-249-7435

ART DIRECTOR: Troy Muller, NCAG Art Director,

tmuller@newcenturyartguild.org
Or call: 402-250-9473

USE RIGHTS: Each artist retains all copyrights to their own images. Artist’s recognition will be provided with any use. Artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant NCAG the right to use, or not use, their images for the purpose of promoting the artist, promoting NCAG programs, promoting exhibitions and subsequent display on NCAG’s website of current and past exhibitions. Promotions and images may also be placed on social networks for NCAG. Physical Printed photos will become property of an archival collection that will be donated to the City of Council Bluffs IA and/or Center for Afghanistan Studies, University of Nebraska-Omaha.

ABOUT NEW CENTURY ART GUILD (NCAG) The New Century Art Guild, Inc, is a 501(c)(3) non- profit corporation registered in the State of Iowa and the State of Nebraska. NCAG is home based at 117 N. Main Street, Kimballton, Iowa, 51543. Our purpose is to provide training in art and business education to motivated military veteran artists in order that they may successfully pursue new careers in the fine arts as artists, teachers, or administrators. A powerful side benefit from these activities is a substantial reduction of the depression associated with PTSD and the re-integration of these veterans into a fulfilling and useful role in civilian society.

ABOUT SISTER CITIES INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION Founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956, Sister Cities International is a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan nonprofit serving as the national membership organization for 545 U.S. sister cities, counties, and states with 2,121 partnerships in 145 countries on six continents. This network unites tens of thousands of citizen diplomats and volunteers. Sister Cities International serves as a hub for institutional knowledge and best practices in the field of citizen diplomacy. The Council Bluffs Sister Cities Association maintains Sister Cities partnerships with Herat, Afghanistan; Karadah (Baghdad), Iraq; El Hajeb, Morocco; Tobolsk, Russia.

NEW CAREERS, NEW POSSIBILITIES, NEW DIRECTIONS FOR ARTISTS AND VETERANS