2016 Calendar of Events

Our programing and affiliations continue to grow, each of which offers another vote of confidence in our mission. Here are a few of the many events Gallery 1516 held during this year.



Molly Hutton Lecture

The “Friends of Kent” curator, had late afternoon lunch at M’s…it blew up the next afternoon!


Closing “Friends of Kent”

Exhibition featuring the artwork of the late Kent Bellows and 6 contemporary Nebraska portrait artists who knew Kent and worked with him. 326 RSVP’d for this opening. 

JAN 10

Brunch for Donors

125 attended – last day of “Friends of Kent” exhibition

JAN 20

Class Visit

UNO curatorial class visited for their research on Milton Wolsky


JAN 21

UNO Fine Arts Guest Speaker, Diane Michael

Fashion Week Photo Shoot in Gallery with Chris Christenson, Omaha World Herald



Nebraska Literary Society Visit

Coordinating Willa Cather summer event


FEB 19

MONA Visit and Lunch

Site inspection for upcoming MONA2Omaha Landscape Exhibition - Audrey Kauders and Russ Erpelding


FEB 22

NE Arts Council Meeting

Governor's Residence Program presentation and selection


FEB 26

Physicians Mutual Executive Council

Offsite meeting at the Guesthouse, concept test for corporate collaboration. Extremely well received!



OCI (Omaha Creative Institute)

Group tour – Emily Moody

MAR 10

Women in Architecture

Spring meeting at Gallery 1516

MAR 21

“Terra Firma”

MONA delivered and hung MONA2Omaha Landscape Exhibition “Terra Firma”

MAR 31

Members Preview

MONA2Omaha Landscape Exhibition “Terra Firma”



“Terra Firma” Public Opening

MONA2Omaha landscape exhibition, First Friday


Omaha2MONA Bus Trip

Trip to Kearney for 2016 Spirit event. Arranged and sponsored by Gallery 1516 - first stop was a tour of Gallery 1516 and the Landscape exhibition


Opera Omaha

Meeting and tour to discuss potential use of the gallery for 2018 world premier opera (Rodger Weitz, Opera Omaha General Director – James Darrah, Los Angeles Artistic Director – Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek, New York writing team)

APR 23

Letter Arts Alliance of Nebraska Guest Speaker

Event at Gallery 1516 featuring International guest speaker and calligrapher, Denis Brown

APR 26

Scholastic Arts Awards OPS, Nebraska Arts Council

Gallery 1516 provided framing and installed the artwork at the Governor’s residence in Lincoln


APR 27

NAC Governor's Residence Exhibition

Opening for students and parents. Gallery 1516 awarded every student and teacher involved from across the state a free year membership


MAY 16

Backwaters Press

Board meets to present 2016/2017 schedule of guest speakers

MAY 23

Shakespeare on the Green

Board members and actors for this year’s kickoff for the 2016 Summer stock performance (this is the 4th year that we have hosted this event)

MAY 24

Museum of Nebraska ArtEvent

MONA hosts public and member event to showcase their traveling art program MONA2Omaha.


The Great Plains Theatre Conference

A Performance and Conversation with Naomi Wallace


 Nebraska Arts Council

Board meeting with cocktail reception following for past board members



Omaha Creative Institute

Hosting 125 of Omaha’s finest for the culmination of their winter program for artists



Willa Cather Foundation Production

Willa Cather’s “Lucy Gayheart,” her 11th novel, by Nebraska Literary Society featuring actress with pianist and baritone singer. 3 sold-out performances




Gallery 1516 is struck by a Firetruck, repairs completed in just 30 days! No one seriously hurt and no artwork was on display…MONA show went back to Kearney 5 days before we were “FireStruck.”


Member Preview

Event with artist of our summer exhibition “Dan Boylan Retrospective”



First Friday Opening

“Dan Boylan Retrospective” became a part of the Old Market ArtWalk with service provided by Ollie the Trolley


Exhibition Closing

“Dan Boylan Retrospective”  exhibition ends


Member Preview “Tubach+Tubach”


Public Opening “Tubach+Tubach”

Public Opening coinciding with First Friday ArtWalk

OCT 26

Backwater Press

Reading event featuring 3 guest authors & poets Kim Garcia, Adrian Koesters and Lisa Sandlin


NOV 27

“Tubach+Tubach” Ends


 Member Preview “Larry Roots Retrospective”


Public Opening “Larry Roots Retrospective”


Gallery 1516 collaborated with the following organizations from across Nebraska for programing, performances and exhibitions and guest speaker stays at the guesthouse.


Museum of Nebraska Art -Kearney    

The Great Plains Theatre Conference    

Shakespeare on the Green    

Scholastic Arts Awards Program      

Letter Arts Alliance    

UNO Fine Arts    

Willa Cather Foundation

Omaha Creative Institute

Nebraska Literary Society 

Backwater Press

Omaha Public Schools 

Creighton University

Nebraska Arts Council



Nebraska Artists

Larry Roots, Allen Tubach, Lisa Tubach, Dan Boylan, Kent Bellows, Paul Otero, Edgar Jerins, Steve Roberts, Greg Scott, Mark Chickinelli, Dan Howard, Keith Jacobshagen, Eugene Kingman


We have exhibitions scheduled for 2017 collaborating with the following organizations

NE Chapter AIA Awards Dinner and exhibition
NE Historical Society Todd Williams - 93 County Sesquicentennial Exhibition
Creighton Fine Arts Professor Bob Bosco Exhibition
Omaha Opera
Omaha Symphony Chamber Music Society quartet concert series
UNO Music Dept


Gallery 1516 has been in contact with these organizations for
future collaboration

Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art David City, NE
Kimmel Harding Nelson Art Residence program in Nebraska City
Stalder Gallery in Falls City, NE  
The Brownville Concert Series Brownville, NE