N A T I O N A L    E V E N T
May 11 - June 30, 2018
@ GALLERY 1516  |  OMAHA, NE


The MVIS Annual Juried Art Show has become one of the finest group exhibits in the Midwest. Featuring representational art by Impressionists and our fellow Realists, it is our organizations largest and most competitive event. Each year, this national event changes cities across the region offering our members opportunities to exhibit their work in communities they may not otherwise. Artists from across the country are welcome to join our organization and enter their work for a chance to exhibit, win awards and cash prizes. We encourage artists to enter their best work. To maintain quality shows, only qualified jurors are chosen from a variety of art professions; professional artists, university art professors, art museum curator's, art gallery owners, etc. ​​Venues are decided by space, location, and amount of exposure to art collectors.
Exhibition Credits 
Host Patrick Drickey and Gallery 1516
Coordinated by Rachel Mindrup, MVIS
Juried by Stephen Cornelius Roberts
Awards provided by The Missouri Valley Impressionist Society
Awards Presentation by Greg Summers, MVIS and Adam Clague
Director of Marketing Brent Seevers, MVIS
Call for Artists and Registration handled by Juried Art Services
Catered by Gallery 1516
Special Thanks to MVIS Member Volunteers
​and the MVIS Membership
Photography by Brent Seevers, MVIS
Sponsored by
​Creighton Law School and Friends of Gallery 1516

Our Juror 
Stephen Cornelius Roberts

Stephen received a BFA in painting from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1976. He won a national competition to paint eight 6'8" high x 12' long murals for the Nebraska State Capitol's Memorial Chamber in 1991. The paintings were completed in 1997. Roberts has shown throughout the country, in such shows as The Perception of Appearance, a Decade of Contemporary Figure Drawing at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, Washington; The Body Revealed, Two Hundred Years of the American Nude at the New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut; Face to Face, RSVP and The Figure in Five Media, the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney, Nebraska and Disrobed, at the Allan Stone Gallery in New York, New York. Roberts was with the Allan Stone Gallery for over 25 years.
Winning Entries


  1. MAY 10
    6:30 -9:00 PM Gallery members only reception
    This is a special reception for the Gallery 1516 members.
  2. MAY 11
    6:30 - 9:00 PM Public reception
    This reception is open to the public. An award ceremony will take place by the Juror, Stephen Cornelius Roberts.
    Award ceremony with the Juror
  3. July 1
    11:00 - 1:00 PM Closing Reception
    Join us for the closing reception of this year's national MVIS juried art show. 60+ paintings of representational art will be on display. Participating artists will be able to take home their unsold work afterwards.
    Final day to see the work

1516 Leavenworth St., Omaha, NE


2012               MVIS Inaugural Juried Art Show​           @ Kansas City Club, Kansas City, MO                             
                        Juror:  Michael Albrechtsen, Artist

​2013               MVIS 2nd Annual Juried Art Show        @ SouthWind Art Gallery, Topeka, KS                           
                        Juror:  Stephen T. Johnson, Artist

​2014               MVIS 3rd Annual Juried Art Show         @ Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO  
                        Juror:  Dr. William Eickhorst, Professor of Art - Park University

​2015               MVIS 4th Annual Juried Art Show         @ Portfolio Gallery & Education Center, St. Louis, MO
​                        Juror:  Greg Gobberdiel, Artist/Art Gallery Owner

​2016               MVIS 5th Annual Juried Art Show         @ Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO
​                        Juror:  Kathy Liao, Artist/Professor of Art - Missouri Western State University

2017               MVIS 6th Annual Juried Art Show         @ The Rice Gallery of Fine Art, Overland Park, KS
​                        Juror:  Dr. Stephanie Fox Knappe, Associate Curator of American Art - Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

2018               MVIS 7th Annual Juried Art Show         @ Gallery 1516, Omaha, NE
​                        Juror:  Stephen Cornelius Roberts, Artist