obd print sales to benefit preserve omaha public art fund
November 09, 2011
The sale of prints from one work of art will benefit other works of art in the city.
In celebration of Omaha by Design’s 10th anniversary in 2011, noted artist Allan Tubach has created “Omaha Strata,” a painting that stems from the organization’s four areas of emphasis – Green Omaha, Civic Omaha, Neighborhood Omaha and Environment Omaha.
Proceeds from the sale of 100 signed and numbered “Omaha Strata” prints will benefit the Preserve Omaha Public Art Fund, which is managed by the Omaha Parks Foundation in consultation with the Omaha Public Art Commission. The painting, valued at $14,000, is also for sale.
The commission has completed a condition inventory of all city-owned public art and is in the process of prioritizing works in need of restoration. Monies collected from the “Omaha Strata” sales will allow the commission to hire the appropriate experts to perform the restoration, depending on the medium, said Connie Spellman, director of Omaha by Design.
“Great cities preserve and protect what they have, and that theme is at the very core of Omaha by Design’s philosophy,” Spellman said. “The maintenance of our city’s public art collection is critical to its longevity, and we’re pleased to be able to contribute to this important fund.”
The cost of the print (giclee print size: 19” x 12-3/4” on 23-1/2” x 16-3/4” paper) is $395 unframed or $480 framed.
To make a purchase with a credit card, visit www.omahafoundation.org and click on “Make a donation.” Select “Omaha by Design” from the drop-down list to donate to, then fill in the amount and the contact information. In the “Special Instructions” section, write “Tubach print - Omaha by Design” and hit submit. The user will then be directed to the PayPal site where credit card information can be entered.
To make a purchase with a check, contact Omaha by Design at 402.554.4010 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Omaha Parks Foundation, contact Amber Miller at 402.444.5947 or email@example.com.