Congratulations to the 12th Annual Award Winners!

Visual Arts

Best Visual Artist: Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez
Best Emerging Visual Artist: Camille Hawbaker
Best 2-D Artist: Jave Yoshimoto
Best 3-D Artist: Angie Seykora
Best New Media Artist: Tim Guthrie
Best Group Show: Sensory: Please Touch the Art (University of Nebraska at Omaha Art Gallery)
Best Solo Show: Angie Seykora: Part to Part (Union for Contemporary Art)
Best 2-Person Show: Interwoven: Sarah Kolar & Brian Wetjen (Michael Phipps Gallery)
Best Public Art: Mary Zicafoose-Healing and Hope Tapestries at University of Nebraska Medical Center
Best Presentation in a Non-Traditional Format: Bear Hug curated by Joel Damon and Josh Powell

Music

Best Rock: Freakabout
Best Hard Rock: Super Moon
Best Alternative/Indie: See Through Dresses
Best Metal: Narcotic Self
Best DJ: Kethro
Best Americana/Folk: Jack Hotel
Best Country: Clarence Tilton
Best R&B: Dominique Morgan
Best Hip Hop/Rap: J. Crum
Best Blues: Hector Anchondo
Best Jazz: Curly Martin
Best Progressive Rock/Experimental/EDM: Plack Blague
Best Punk: The Boner Killerz
Best Cover Band: Sailing in Soup
Local Album of the Year: “Horse of Another World” by See Through Dresses
Artist of the Year: Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal
Best New Artist: Andrea von Kampen
Technical: Best Recording Studio: ARC Studios
Technical: Best Live Music Sound Engineer: Dan Brennan
Best Pop: Jocelyn
Best World:Mariachi Zapata
Best Soul: Edem Soul Music

Performing Arts

Best Director (Play): Susan Clement Toberer “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” BLUEBARN Theatre
Best Director (Musical): Matthew Gutschick “Harold and the Purple Crayon” The Rose Theater
Best Leading Actor (Play): Nils Haaland “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” BLUEBARN Theatre
Best Leading Actor (Musical): Cork Ramer “Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical” BLUEBARN Theatre
Best Leading Actress (Play): Emma Rasmussen “Much Ado About Nothing” Bellevue Little Theatre
Best Leading Actress (Musical): Zhomontee Watson “Sister Act” Omaha Community Playhouse
Best Supporting Actor (Play): Raydell Cordell III “To Kill a Mockingbird” Omaha Community Playhouse
Best Supporting Actor (Musical): Steve Krambeck “Beauty and the Beast” Omaha Community Playhouse
Best Supporting Actress (Play): Daena Schweiger “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” BLUEBARN Theatre
Best Supporting Actress (Musical): Roni Shelley Perez “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” The Musical, BLUEBARN Theatre
Performance by a Youth Performer: Chloe Irwin “Prancer” The Rose Theatre
Best Dramatic Play: “To Kill a Mockingbird” Omaha Community Playhouse
Best Comedic Play: “Hand to God” SNAP! Productions
Best Premier of a New, Original, Local Script: “Neighbors, Lovers, and All the Others” by Marie Amthor Schuett, Shelterbelt Theatre
Best Musical: “Murder Ballad” Omaha Community Playhouse
Best Dance Production: “African Culture Connection” African Culture Connection
Best Performance Poet: Greg Harries
Best Comedian: Brenna Grabow
Best Comedy Ensemble: The Weisenheimers
Technical: Outstanding Lighting Design: Joshua Mullady “Carrie: The Musical” SNAP! Productions
Technical: Outstanding Prop Design: Darin Kuehler “Beauty and the Beast” Omaha Community Playhouse
Technical: Outstanding Scenic Design: Martin Scott Marchitto “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” BLUEBARN Theatre
Technical: Outstanding Costume Design: Amanda Fehlner, Travis Halsey, and Georgiann Regan “Beauty and the Beast” Omaha Community Playhouse
Technical: Outstanding Sound Design: Molly Welsh “King Lear” Nebraska Shakespeare
Technical: Outstanding Choreographer: Jason DeLong “Carrie: The Musical” SNAP! Productions
Technical: Outstanding Music Direction: Doran Schmidt “Murder Ballad” Omaha Community Playhouse
Lifetime Achievement: Doug and Laura Marr

Click here to see the list of nominees or here to learn how nominees and winners are determined.

Public voting for the 13th Annual Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards is now open. Artists active been 9.1.17 and 8.31.18 are eligible for nominations. You can come back to edit your ballot anytime through August 31st of this year. Your vote matters!

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