Wow. It’s been a great run.
When we opened Split Gallery in October of 2018, we hoped that a community gallery that’s open to everyone would be something of interest to Omaha’s Artists and art lovers.
Fifty-three (53!) shows later, it seems like folks were indeed interested.
If you missed our post about why we’re wrapping things up, you can read it on our blog.
We’ll circle back and update this page with some thoughts and thanks after we finish the whirlwind of packing up and moving out.
In the meantime, we can’t begin to express our gratitude with having been able to be a part of so many amazing shows with some truly incredible people.
Thank you to everyone who was a part of the Split Gallery experiment. It was great.
– Brian & Jill
Split Gallery is a community art gallery run by artists.
As working artists ourselves, we understand the challenges in creating, exhibiting, and selling artwork. We’ve always wanted to figure out how a gallery could best serve the independent and self-promoting artist. We continuously visit galleries, talk to artists and gallerists, and think about ways an art gallery can serve artists in today’s world.
What we’ve learned is that many artists just want somewhere nice to show their work on their own terms. Split Gallery fills that gap by being a dedicated venue for artists to choose as their gallery instead of the gallery choosing which Artists to exhibit.
There’s no application and review process. No approval or rejection of work. Just the opportunity to put together the show you want, in a fine art gallery setting, on your schedule, with as much or as little help as you’d like along the way.
We think of it kind of like a music venue – artists can come play a gig at Split Gallery.
As we host more events and talk to more artists and art lovers, we’re going to continue listening to what everybody wants and what they need so that Split Gallery can be a trusted and reliable resource for Omaha’s incredible art community.
We will host occasional events of our own, and hope to keep the calendar filled with art shows, sales, classes, workshops, meetings, performances, readings, and activities.
Let us know how we can help, and thank you for all the support.
– Brian & Jill