• UNK Art Alumnus featured in Graphis Annual Poster Competition

    Former UNK art graduate, Logan Bartels (Spring 2013), had work featured in the Graphis 2016 Poster Annual.  Bartels worked with Dave Markes on the posters, which were created for last year’s Food Bank ‘Strike Out Hunger’ campaign.  Bartels currently works with Swanson Russell in Omaha.  

  • AAF Omaha Awards Scholarships to UNK VCD Students

    The AAF Omaha (American Advertising Federation) has awarded six (6) scholarships to students in the Visual Communication and Design program at UNK. Marissa Pfeifer received a $2000 scholarship. Taylor Cody, Marie Bauer, Lauren Van Winkle, Ethan Ochoa, and Nathan Lee Weintz each received  $1000 scholarships. AAF Omaha has endowment scholarship funds with the University of […]

  • 2015 Spring VCD Senior Show

    A Spring Show for the 2015 Visual Communication and Design seniors will be held in the Walker Art Gallery from April 20 to May 8th, 2015. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. A reception for seniors  Renae Breemes, Laura Fear, Charles Foradori, Hannah Kirschner, Ashley Leising, Jun Ma, Kyleigh […]

  • UNK VCD students participate in “Lemon Lime Smile” for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

    Alumni, Greg Daake has been nominated for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man & Woman of the year contest. He is part of a team working to raise as much money as possible before April 23, 2015. According to Greg, “In addition to all the normal fundraising, we thought LLS could also stand for ‘Lemon […]


Department of Art and Art History Mission

To provide for professional and cultural study with courses giving a concentrated experience for those interested in a professional career in art. Degrees in studio art and visual communication and design can be completed. To prepare teachers of art for a professional career in education. Creative ability professional proficiency and understanding of the psychology of art education are stressed. To enable art and non-art majors to acquire an awareness and appreciation of their cultural heritage. Important resources in this process include the Walker Art Gallery, the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA), and study tours.

Featured posts

Sand-Casting Demo

Posted on December 11 - 2014 | Comments Off on Sand-Casting Demo

This Friday, December 12, 2014 at 6:00pm there will be a sand-casting demo and a short, casual get together just for fun in the Glass Lab: 137 […]

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Swanson and Russell Design Work Featured in Communication Arts Exhibit

Posted on October 7 - 2014 | Comments Off on Swanson and Russell Design Work Featured in Communication Arts Exhibit

Logan Bartels, a VCD alumni who is working as an associate designer at Swanson and Russell, was fortunate enough to have helped work on the […]

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“Doomtown” painting series by Doug Waterfield shown at the Vienna International Centre’s Rotunda

Posted on September 18 - 2014 | Comments Off on “Doomtown” painting series by Doug Waterfield shown at the Vienna International Centre’s Rotunda

At the United Nations headquarters in  Vienna, the “Doomtown” painting series by Doug Waterfield, Professor of Art University of Nebraska at Kearney, United States, was […]

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  • Department of Art, University of Nebraska at Kearney
    Fine Arts Building 301, Kearney, NE 68849
    308-865-8353, email: office

    Department Chair

    Doug Waterfield, waterfieldd2@nullunk.edu

  • August  2015