Richard Wiegmann

Full Resumé

Place of Birth

Los Angeles, Calif.

Gallery Representation

Gallery IMA, Seattle, Wash.

Former Gallery Affiliations

Haydon Art Gallery, Lincoln, Neb.
Modern Arts Midwest, Lincoln, Neb.
Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Mo.

Professional Experience

Professor of Art Emeritus, Concordia University—Nebraska,  since 2005

Faculty of Concordia University—Nebraska, Seward, Neb. 1964-2005

Director of the Koenig Art Gallery, Concordia University
(Director of exhibitions and curator of the permanent collection.) 1965–1987

Curator of Permanent Collection, Marxhausen Art Gallery
Concordia University, 1987-2005

Graphic designer and illustrator for Issues in Christian Education
a periodical with a circulation of 10,000, 1968–1992

Liturgical Art Consultant to the Architectural Advisory Committee
Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, 1978–2007

Member of Arts-in-Education Grant Review Panel
for the Nebraska Arts Council, 1985, 1988, 1989

Outside Reviewer for the Nebraska Arts Council
1985-86, 1988–92, 1992–94

Past member of the Professional Arts Advisory Panel
of the Visual Arts Committee of the Nebraska Arts Council

Studied

California Concordia College, Oakland, Calif. (AA, 1960)
Concordia Teachers College (now University), Seward, Neb. (BS Ed, 1962)
Otis Art Institute of Los Angeles County (1960, 1961)
Claremont Graduate School (now University), Claremont, Calif. (MFA, 1964)
Atelier 17, Paris, France (1975)

Awards

Individual Artist Fellowship Award
from the Nebraska Arts Council 2001

Juror’s Merit Award, 22nd Fred Wells National Juried Exhibition
Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Neb. 1998

Merit Award, “Creation: Contemporary Christian Art & Artists”
Rall Gallery, Doane College, Crete, Neb. 1996

Juror’s Award, Fred Wells 18 (Twelve State Juried Show)
Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Neb. 1994

Honorable Mention, 1989 Visual Art Awards
Modern Liturgy
magazine, September, 1989

Award of Distinction (2nd Place), 6th Annual ANAC Nebraska
“Reflections” Exhibition, 1986

Purchase Award, Nebraska at Haymarket Show
Lincoln, Neb. 1985

Purchase Award, Fred Wells 9 (“Bridges”) Ten State Juried Show
Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Neb. 1984

1st Place (two-dimensional), 8th Annual Nebraska Art Educators Show
Lincoln, Neb. 1984

Robert Simmons Award, Alice Lloyd Works on Paper Exhibition
Kentucky 1982

Two designs purchased, University of North Dakota Centennial Banner
Design Competition, Grand Forks, N.D. 1982

Purchase Award, Eppley Competitive Exhibition
University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1982

3 Honorable Mention Awards, 41st Annual Fall Show
Sioux City, Iowa 1979

Merit Award, 40th National Interfaith Conference on Religion
Architecture and the Arts, Phoenix, Ariz. 1979

Fellowship Award, Grant for Sabbatical Study
AAL Fraternal Benefits, 1974.

Associated Arts Award
Nebraska Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, 1972

1st Place, Logo Design Competition
Medical Center, Sioux City, Iowa 1971

Honorable Mention, “Signs in Cloth” exhibition
(National Tour) 1968

Special Merit Award, Religious Fine Arts Festival
Austin, Texas 1967

Purchase Award, National Print and Drawing Show
Dickinson, N.D. 1967

Purchase Award, 2nd Annual Midlands Drawing Show
Omaha, Neb. 1966

Merit Award, Religious Art Exhibition
Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Neb. 1966

Purchase Award, 9th Midwest Biennial
Joslyn Museum, Omaha, Neb. 1966

2nd Place Award, Nebraska Governor’s Show
Lincoln, Neb. 1965

Purchase Prize, Ball State Drawing & Sculpture Show
Ball State University, Muncie, Ind. 1963

Collections

Ball State University, Muncie, Ind.
Concordia University, River Forest, Ill.
Doane College, Crete, Neb.
First Federal Savings and Loan, Lincoln, Neb.
Fremont National Bank and Trust, Fremont, Neb.
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Neb.
Kearney State University, Kearney, Neb.
Lagrange College, Lagrange, Ga.
Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, Neb.
Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Neb.
Parnassus Collection, Dana College, Blair, Neb.
Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Neb.
St. Paul’s College, Concordia, Mo.
United States National Bank of Omaha, Omaha, Neb.
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind.

Commissioned Works

Designs for three stained glass windows
Faith Lutheran Church, Vestavia Hills, Ala. 2013

Designs for eight bronze reliefs
St. John’s Lutheran Church, Bakersfield, CA   2011

Designs for three stained glass windows
Faith Lutheran Church, Vestavia Hills, Ala   2011

Designs for four stained glass windows
Faith Lutheran Church, Ottawa, Kan. 2006

Design for stained glass
Hennig residence, Seward, Neb. 2006

Designs for four stained glass windows
Shepherd of the Desert Lutheran Church, Page, Ariz. 2005

Design for stained glass for Tewes residence
Lincoln, Neb. 2004

Designs for three stained glass windows (350 sq. ft.)
Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Wichita, Kan. 2002

Design for stained glass window (54 sq. ft.)
Messiah Lutheran Church, Lincoln, Neb. 2002

Eight paintings, 1% for Art Project, Allwine Hall
University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Neb. 2001

Painting/Mural (3’10″x 32′), 1% for Art Project
Omaha Public Library (Millard Branch) 1998

Designs for 20 stained glass windows
St. John Lutheran Church, Beatrice, Neb. 1997

Designs for 7 stained glass windows (215 sq. ft.)
Messiah Lutheran Church, Lincoln, Neb. 1996

13′ Easter Banner and Stole Designs
St. John Lutheran Church, Seward, Neb. 1994

Design for Stained Glass Wall (115 sq. ft.)
LC-MS Southern California District Office, Irvine, Calif. 1988

Designs for 4 Stained Glass Windows (approx. 330 sq. ft.)
Trinity Lutheran Church, Fremont, Neb. 1985

Stained Glass Window Design
St. John Lutheran School, Seward, Neb. 1983

Chasubles and Stoles (5 Sets)
Concordia College Chapel, St. Paul, Minn. 1982

5′ x 25′ Cloth Mural
City National Bank, Crete, Neb. 1976

9’x 13′ Cloth Mural
Nebraska District Office, LC—MS, Seward, Neb. 1975

4’x 16′ Banner
Redeemer Lutheran Church, Lincoln, Neb. 1970

Banner
Concordia College, River Forest, Ill. 1970

Thirty-four Banners
St. John Lutheran School, Merrill, Wis. 1969

Five 3′ x 12′ Banners
St. John Lutheran Church, Seward, Neb. 1968

Five 3′ x 10′ Liturgical Banners
Hope Lutheran Church, Park Forest, Ill. 1967

Four Liturgical Stoles
University Lutheran Chapel, Lawrence, Kan. 1966

Eight Liturgical Stoles
Concordia College, Seward, Neb. 1965

One-Person Shows

(Two-Person) Show, Gallery IMA, Seattle, Wash. 2014

(Two Person) Show, Gallery IMA, Seattle, Wash. 2012

Wolfram Gallery, International Center, St. Louis, Mo. 2011
Fred Simon Gallery, Nebraska Arts Council, Omaha, Neb. 2009
Retrospective: “Viewing Distance”, Concordia University, Seward, Neb. 2005
Haydon Gallery, Lincoln, Neb. 2003
Art Gallery, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kan. 2000
Michael Phipps Gallery, W. Dale Clark Library, Omaha, Neb. 1998
Lincoln Community Playhouse, Lincoln, Neb. 1998
Marxhausen Art Gallery, Concordia College, Seward, Neb. 1994
Galleria Beretich, Claremont, Calif. 1994
Haydon Gallery, Lincoln, Neb. 1993
Wayne State College, Wayne, Neb. 1990
Marxhausen Gallery, Concordia College, Seward, Neb. 1989
Walker Art Gallery, Kearney State College, Kearney, Neb. 1987
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, Neb. 1987
St. John’s College, Winfield, Kan. 1985
Langworthy Gallery, Seward, Neb. 1984
Concordia College, Ann Arbor, Mich. 1978
The Haymarket Gallery, Lincoln, Neb. 1976
Dana College, Blair, Neb. 1976
Mark IV Gallery, Lincoln, Neb. 1975
Doane College, Crete, Neb. 1975
Chadron State College, Chadron, Neb. 1974
Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, Iowa 1973
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, Neb. 1973
Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind. 1970
Concordia Lutheran College, Austin, Texas 1969
Doane College, Crete, Neb. 1967
Kretzmann Gallery, Concordia College, River Forest, Ill. 1965
Concordia College, Seward, Neb. 1964

Group Exhibitions

Four-Person Show
Gallery IMA, Seattle, Wash. 2013

“Drawing” Invitational Exhibition
Modern Art Midwest, Lincoln, Neb. 2008

“Wish List”
Modern Art Midwest, Lincoln, Neb. 2007

Artist Fellows Competitive Exhibition
Haydon Art Center, Lincoln, Neb. 2006, 2007

Concordia Faculty Exhibition
Marxhausen Gallery, Concordia University, Seward, Neb. 2005

Modern Art Midwest
Lincoln, Neb. 2004, 2005

Concordia Faculty Exhibition
Marxhausen Gallery, Concordia University, Seward, Neb. 2003

“Seventh Annual Great Plains National Exhibition”
Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kan. 2001

Concordia Faculty Exhibition
Marxhausen Gallery, Concordia University, Seward, Neb. 2001

“The Summer Show”
Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Mo. 2000

Summer group exhibition
Haydon Gallery, Lincoln, Neb. 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

River Market Regional Exhibition
Kansas City Artists Coalition Gallery, Kansas City, Mo. 2000

23rd National Exhibition: Small Works
Harper College, Palatine, Ill. 2000

“Small Treasures Exhibition”
Haydon Gallery, Lincoln, Neb. 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

1990s

Concordia Faculty Exhibition
Marxhausen Art Gallery, Concordia University, Seward, Neb. 1998

Concordia University Faculty Exhibition
University Place Art Center, Lincoln, Neb. 1998

22nd Fred Wells National Juried Exhibition
Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Neb. 1998

“Things to Think On”
Merrick Art Gallery, New Brighton, Pa. 1997

“Creation: Contemporary Christian Art & Artists”
Rall Gallery, Doane College, Crete, Neb. 1996

Summer Group Exhibition
Haydon Gallery, Lincoln, Neb. 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000

Fred Wells 20, National Juried Exhibition
Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Neb. 1996

Concordia Art Faculty Show
Concordia College, Seward, Neb. 1996

“Reflections of Faith,” Invitational Show
Kreft Center for the Arts Gallery, Concordia College, Ann Arbor, Mich. 1995

“Small Treasures Exhibition”
Haydon Gallery, Lincoln Neb. Annually 1994–2003

“Get Back”
Claremont Graduate School Alumni Exhibition, Claremont, CA and
the Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, Calif. 1994

Concordia Art Faculty Show
Concordia College, Seward, Neb. 1994

Fred Wells 18, Twelve-State Juried Exhibition
Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Neb. 1994

Prairie Lights Arts Showcase (Annual Nebraska Competitive Exhibition)
Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, Neb. 1992

Invitational Show “Easter 1992”
Genesis Gallery, Chicago, Ill. 1992

Fred Wells 16, Twelve-State Juried Exhibition
Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Neb. 1992

Concordia Art Faculty Show
Concordia College, Seward, Neb. 1992

15th Annual Nebraska Art Educators Juried Exhibition
Elder Gallery, Lincoln, Neb. 1991

“Images of Nebraska: A Celebration of the Visual Arts”
sponsored by the Metropolitan Arts Council [Omaha] and American Express;
exhibited at the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney, Artspace in Omaha, and
the State Offices Building in Lincoln, Neb. 1991

Kansas Watercolor Society Five State Exhibition
Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, Kan. 1990

1980s

“Earth” Theme Invitational Show
Doane College, Crete, Neb. 1989

“Prairie Light Arts Showcase”
Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, Neb. 1989

Faculty Show—Concordia College
Seward, Neb. 1989

Six Artists
Fremont Art Gallery, Fremont, Neb. 1989

Fred Wells 13 (“Viewpoints”), Juried Show of the Central Time Zone
Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Neb. 1989

6th Annual Juried Competition, Kansas City Artists Coalition
Kansas City, Mo. 1988

13th National Small Painting, Drawing & Print Exhibition
Moss-Thorns Gallery, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kan. 1988

“Portfolios,” Nebraska Competitive Exhibition
Regency Court, Omaha, Neb. 1986

6th Annual ANAC Competitive Exhibition (“Reflections”)
Norfolk Art Center, Norfolk, Neb. 1986

20th MID-FOUR Annual Juried Exhibition
Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Mo. 1986

5th Annual ANAC Competitive Exhibition (“Reflections”)
Hastings College Gallery, Hastings, Neb. 1985

Nebraska at Haymarket Competitive Show
Haymarket Gallery, Lincoln, Neb. 1985

Faculty Show—Concordia College
Seward, Neb. 1985

8th Annual Nebraska Art Educators Juried Show
Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Neb. 1984

Kansas 9th National Small Painting
Drawing, and Print Exhibition, Hays, Kan. 1984

4-Person Show
Hastings College, Hastings, Neb. 1984

4-Person Show
Norfolk Arts Center, Norfolk, Neb. 1983

Faculty Show—Concordia College
Seward, Neb. 1983

North Platte Valley Artists Guild National
Scottsbluff, Neb. 1983

Watercolor West Annual Juried Exhibit XV
Riverside Art Center, Riverside, Calif. 1983

9th Annual Transparent Watercolor Show
Panama City, Fla. 1983

Langworthy Watermedia Competition
Civic Center, Seward, Neb. 1982

“Art and Artists in Nebraska,” Sheldon Gallery Collection Exhibition
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, Neb. 1982

21st Annual Christian Art Show
East Lansing, Mich. 1982

All-On-Paper National Show
Terrance Gallery, Palenville, N.Y. 1982

7th Annual North Dakota National Exhibition
Minot Art Gallery, Minot, N.D. 1982

3rd Annual Works on Paper Exhibition (No. America), Alice Lloyd College, Kentucky 1982
(On tour to West Liberty State College, West Virginia; Thomas More College, Fort Mitchell, Ky.; Brescia College, Owensboro, Ky.; Campbellsville College, Campbellsville, Ky.; Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Ky.; Westmoreland Community College, Youngwood, Pa.; Rio Grande College, Rio Grande, Ohio; University of Alabama, Huntsville, Ala.; South Florida Jr. College, Avon Park, Fla.; Middlesex County College, Edison, N.J. 1982-1983)

Eppley Competitive Exhibition
University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1982

Fred Wells 6 (“Bridges”) 10-State Juried Show
Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Neb. 1981

Faculty Show, Concordia College
Seward, Neb. 1981

Invitational Liturgical Art Show
Midland College, Fremont, Neb. 1980

“Parnassus Retrospective” Invitational
Dana College, Blair, Neb. 1980

Nebraska Art Educators Exhibition
Lincoln, Neb. 1980

4-Person Show
Courtyard Gallery, Eugene, Ore. 1980

1970s

41st Annual Fall Show
Sioux City, Iowa 1979

2-Person Invitational
Hastings College, Hastings, Neb. 1979

4-Person Invitational
Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind. 1977

4-Person Show
Gallery ’72, Omaha, Neb. 1977

Biennial Retrospective: 45 Years of Regional Exhibitions at the Joslyn
Omaha, Neb. 1976

Appalachian National Drawing Competition
Appalachian State Univ. Gallery, Boone, N.C. 1976

5-Person Invitational
University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1976

37th Annual Fall Show
Sioux City, Iowa 1975

4-Person Invitational
Creighton University, Omaha, Neb. 1974

4-Person Invitational
College of St. Mary, Omaha, Neb. 1974

10th Waterloo Galleries Show
Waterloo, Iowa 1974

13th Midwest Biennial
Joslyn Museum, Omaha, Neb. 1974

LaGrange National Competition
Lagrange College, Ga. 1974

18th National Print Exhibition
Hunterdon Art Center, Clinton, N.J. 1974

4th National Print and Drawing Show, Minot, N.D. 1974
(Also exhibited at Morris County College in Dover N.J. and
New York State College Museum in Binghampton, N.Y.)

35th Annual Fall Show
Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, Iowa 1973

New Hampshire International Graphics Annual
Nashua, N.H. 1973

“Paper Works” 9th Waterloo Municipal Galleries Show
Waterloo, Iowa 1973

8th National Print & Drawing Show
Knoxville, Tenn. 1973
(Print selected for circulation for two years by the Smithsonian Institute)

Omaha Flow Systems exhibition
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Neb. 1973

Imagi Gallery
Estes Park, Colo. 1972

Mid-State Faculty Show
Warehouse Gallery, Grand Island, Neb. 1972

4-Person Show
Hastings College Gallery, Hastings, Neb. 1972

12th Midwest Biennial
Joslyn Museum, Omaha, Neb. 1972

Midlands Drawing, Print and Small Sculpture Show
Omaha, Neb. 1972

Invitational Exhibition of Liturgical Hangings
Concordia Junior College, Ann Arbor, Mich. 1972

Salon ’71-72
Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York, N.Y. 1971-72

11th Midwest Biennial
Joslyn Museum, Omaha, Neb. 1970

3-Person Show
Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Neb. 1970

1960s

Fourth Dulin National Print and Drawing Competition
Dulin Gallery of Art, Knoxville, Tenn. 1968

“Signs in Cloth” (National Traveling Religious Banner Show), 1968

3-Person Show
Creighton University, Omaha, Neb. 1968

5th Annual Small Sculpture and Drawing Exhibition
Western Washington State College, Bellingham, Wash. 1968

Annual Religious Fine Arts Festival
Austin, Texas 1967

Lutheran Brotherhood Invitational
Minneapolis, Minn. 1967

Nebraska Centennial Invitational Traveling Show, 1967

National Print Exhibition
Potsdam, N.Y. 1967

Oklahoma Printmakers Society Show
Oklahoma City, Okla. 1967

Nat’l Exhibition of Prints and Drawings
Dickinson, N.D. 1967

9th Annual Rochester Festival of Religious Arts
Rochester, N.Y. 1967

3-Person Show, Concordia Senior College
Fort Wayne, Ind. 1967

Traveling Group Show
Nine Midwestern Colleges 1967

3-Person Traveling Show:
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo.;
Concordia Seminary, Springfield, Ill.;
St. Paul’s College, Concordia, Mo.;
Concordia College, St. Paul, Minn. 1966

“Religion in Art” Competitive Exhibition
Birmingham, Ala. 1966

Religious Art Exhibition
Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Neb. 1966

9th Midwest Biennial
Joslyn Museum, Omaha, Neb. 1966

Great Plains Art Exhibit
Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Neb. 1966

11th Bradley Print Show
Peoria, Ill. 1966

Annual Midlands Drawing Show
Omaha, Neb. 1965, 1966

3-Person Invitational
Sheldon Memorial Gallery, Lincoln, Neb. 1965

Nebraska Governor’s Show
Omaha, Neb. 1965

Los Angeles Printmaking Society “All-California Exhibition,” 1964

Oklahoma Printmakers Society Show
Oklahoma City, Okla. 1964

Second Annual Southern California Exhibition
Long Beach Museum, Long Beach, Calif. 1963

Drawing and Small Sculpture Show
Ball State University, Muncie, Ind. 1963, 1966

Lutheran Brotherhood Student Exhibition
Minneapolis, Minn. 1961, 1962

Northwest Printmaker’s 32nd International
Seattle and Portland, 1961

Publications

“Surprises in Store at Concordia Faculty Exhibition”
NeStatePaper.com, Jan. 26, 2001

Collage Techniques: A Guide for Artists and Illustrators
G.F. Brommer. Watson-Guptill, 1994.

Exploring Drawing
G.F. Brommer. Davis, 1988.

Exploring Painting
G.F. Brommer and N. Kinne. Davis, 1987.

Art and Artists in Nebraska
Norman A. Geske. University of Nebraska—Lincoln:
The Center for Great Plains Studies & The Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, 1983.

Contemporary Nebraska Art & Artists
Tom Norwood. University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1978.

The Art of Collage
G.F. Brommer. Davis, 1978.

Landscape
G.F. Brommer. Davis, 1977.

Art: Your Visual Environment
G. F. Brommer and G. Horn. Davis, 1977.

Art in Your World
G.F. Brommer and G. Horn. Davis, 1977.

Drawing: Ideas, materials and techniques
G. F. Brommer. Davis, 1972.

“Banners of Love”
This Day Magazine
,
May 1970.

Relief Printmaking
G.F. Brommer. Davis, 1970.

“Excitement in the Chancel”
Lutheran Witness. November 1967.

Drawing
D. M. Mendelowitz. Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1967

Articles authored

Editorial, “The Importance of Pronouns”
Issues
, Spring 2003

Editorial, “Christians Should Draw in Church”
Issues. Spring 1986.

“‘I See’ means ‘I Understand’”
Issues. Spring 1978.

“The Work of Sadao Watanabe”
The Cresset
. April 1977.

“Space Display—Display Space”
School Arts Magazine
. February 1973.

Miscellaneous

Conference speaker (“Integrating Art and Architecture”)
Billings Architectural Association (AIA), Red Lodge, MT 2001

Visiting Artists Program (lectures, demonstration)
Wayne State College, Wayne, NE 1990

Keynote Address:
Annual Convention of the Nebraska Art Teachers Association, Fall 1989

Travel

Alaska, 2012

Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, 2007

Peru, 2006

Eastern Canada, 2005

Western Canada, 2004

Frequent travel in the U.S. mountain states and on the West Coast

Colorado River raft trip through the Grand Canyon 1994

Six month sabbatical in Paris with extensive travel through France (with emphasis on Prehistoric and Romanesque art) 1975

Led a college student European tour (primarily in Florence and Rome, with instruction in Renaissance Art History and in Watercolor) 1967

Europe (extensively in Greece and Italy), Summer 1966

Juror

Northeast Nebraska Art Association Annual Show
Norfolk, Neb. 1988

10th Annual Art Festival
Winfield Art Center, Winfield, Kan. 1984

Northeast Nebraska Art Association Annual Show
Norfolk, Neb. 1984

Photography Exhibition
Nebraska State Fair 1982

Professional Division Art Exhibit
Kansas State Fair 1980

Wheat Ridge Christmas Seals children’s art
Chicago 1980

15th Annual Christian Art Show
East Lansing, Mich. 1976

14th Annual Lutheran Brotherhood National Student Art Exhibition
Minneapolis, Minn. 1976