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Omaha-based artists Andrea Schmitz Stein, Daniel Boylan, Bart Vargas, Watie White, and Mary Zicafoose presented on their respective creative processes and approaches to the visual arts. Each of these artists are represented by Revolve Fine Art, an Omaha-based public benefit corporation focused on promoting local artists to corporate clients via art leasing, sales, and commissions. In addition to the artist presentations, Revolve Fine Art presented their philosophy that living with art improves life, at home and at work, and extol their efforts to enrich our local artists and our local businesses.
Attendees had the opportunity to learn the benefits of corporate art leasing as well as the artists’ benefits of representation by Revolve.
Revolve Fine Art is a public benefit corporation based in Omaha, Nebraska, that believes in the power, inspiration, and beauty that art brings to the world. We’ve made it our mission to represent and promote local artists in an accessible, alternative way: by leasing their artwork to local businesses. Leasing provides a 100% tax-deductible alternative to purchasing art that not only supports our local artists, but also infuses your work environment with original works of art. Enriching our local artists and our local businesses. We believe that artists are valuable, enriching members of our community and we are committed to supporting their work: work that opens our minds and our thoughts, ignites our conversation and our creativity, and brightens our life.
We believe that living with art improves life; when you look for beauty, you will find inspiration. Galleries and museums serve this worthy purpose, but are removed from most people’s daily lives. We believe the experience of inspiration should be accessible, not just in a local art museum, not just in your home, but right there on your wall during your day, at your workplace. Because there is no aesthetic quite as personal and as gratifying as a work of original art. We believe that there is value in the alternative. Rather than asking, “What can business do for the arts?” We ask, “What can the arts do for business?” Consequently, we bring our virtual gallery and our art consultants to you. We offer a corporate art leasing program that provides your business the opportunity to display original art in revolving exhibitions without capital investment.
Andrea Schmitz Stein is from Omaha, Nebraska. Her current works of art predominantly consist of large oil paintings of abstract and animal imagery created with a thick impasto technique which is the cohesive element through out her work. Her paintings reflect what she is attracted to in everyday life: vibrant colors, textures and patterns.She embraces the creative process and the constant evolution of her painting. Andrea obtained a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree from University of Nebraska at Omaha. You can currently find her working at her studio located at the Bench in downtown Omaha.
Daniel Boylan was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1940. He studied at the University of Nebraska at Omaha before moving to California in 1961. He returned to Omaha in 1984 to paint full time and exhibit his work in galleries throughout the Midwest. Daniel’s exploration of painting takes him through the many worlds of nature: the Midwestern landscape, the city scene and ultimately to the subject of the human figure.
Bart Vargas is from Bellevue, Nebraska. He received his BFA from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and his MFA at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. He has exhibited throughout the world, most recently in the Fourth International & “From Waste To Art” 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Working as a painter, printmaker and public artist, I have been based in Omaha since 2006. My work has been shown internationally including at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Bentonville, Ark), Minneapolis Institute of Art (Minneapolis, MN) and Telfair Museums (Savannah, GA). My site-specific social practice has led to large-scale public art projects with area nonprofits: Habitat For Humanity-Omaha, InCOMMON Community Development and Justice For Our Neighbors-NE.
Nebraska artist Mary Zicafoose is a master at weft ikat, a complex design dye/weave process, that has stimulated new directions in the field of contemporary tapestry. Her work has been represented in the International Triennial of Tapestry, Lodz, Poland; Museo de Textil, Oaxaca, Mexico; China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou and the collections of over a dozen United States Embassy’s abroad.
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