5212 Gertrude St.

Omaha, NE 68157-2152

Phone: 402-733-8317 Cell: 402-672-0201


1972 A.A. Glendale College, Glendale California

1974 B.A. Cum Laude, California State University, Northridge

Major: Fine Arts Minor: Art Education

1976 Teaching Credential, Art Kindergarten-12, Peru, Nebraska


1987-2006 Omaha Public Schools, Elementary Art Teacher, Bancroft School, Omaha 1981-1987 Instructor of Art to grades K-8, Christ the King Elementary School, Omaha, NE

1976-1979 Omaha Public Schools, Traveling Art Teacher

1972-1974 Teacher Assistant to Art Education Professor, Dr. Tom Smucker and Don Sudlow

1970-1972 Teacher Assistant to Professor Art, Martin Mondrus and Lous Gross


1991-1994 Art Instructor for Presbyterian Metropolitan Ministries of Omaha

1987-1990 Cultural Arts Together Instructor-Bemis Foundation (Old Market) Omaha, NE

1977-1987 Acrylic and Oil Painting Instructor to Adults at the Florence Community Center

1980-1984 Free Lance Artist for Monthly Publication, The Positive, by the Omaha Park and Recreation Department


2015 Latino/Latin American Artists: Exhibition and Conversations, Bancroft Street

Market Gallery September 18-October 2. Two paintings accepted 2702 S 10th St. (Omaha, NE). This event sponsored by Latino/Latin American Studies,University of Nebraska Omaha.

2015 17th Annual Collage Digital Mixed Media Juried On Line, International Art Exhibition. Upstream People Gallery June 1st-July 6th. Four Paintings Accepted

The Painting, "Dementia," awarded for special Recognition. 5607 Howard St. (Omaha, NE)

2015 Gallery 92 West Fremont Art Association, Lubker Gallery. ANAC Selection Show Award of Excellence for "Portrait of Waylon Jennings," March 31-May 6th. 92 West 6th St.

(Fremont, NE)

2014 16th Annual Faces Juried On Line International Art Exhibition. Upstream People Gallery September 1st-30th. 5 Paintings accepted. (Omaha, NE).

2013 Gallery 92 West Fremont Art Association. Loft Artist of the Month of July. (Fremont, NE)

2012 24th Annual Northern National Art competition titled "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys." I received a Contributor award of $250. July-September .Nicolet College

(Rhinelander, WI)

2011 13th Annual Faces Juried Online International Exhibition March 1-February 29, 2012. Upstream People Gallery

(Omaha, NE)

2010 Bienvenido! Art from some of Omaha’s outstanding Latino Artists. December 5, 2010-February 4, 2011.

2010 12th Annual Faces Juried Online International Art Exhibition March 1

February 28, 2011. Upstream People Gallery. (Omaha, NE)

2009 Upstream People Gallery 10th Annual Collage, Digital & Mixed Media

Online International Art Exhibition. Special Recognition for "Dr. X The Master of Disaster (Omaha, NE)

2009 National Exhibition 74th Cooperstown Art Association July 17-August 28.  "Dr. X The Master of Disaster."

2008 20th Annual Northern National Art Competition, titled "Dr. X, the Master Of Disaster," was selected by Judge Terry Suhre. I received a benefactor Award of $300. July 22- September 12th Nicolet College, (Rhinelander, WI)

2008 10th Annual Collage, Digital and Mixed Media Online International Art Exhibition. Special Recognition for "Dr. X The Master of Disaster." Upstream People Gallery (Omaha, NE)

2007 The Day of the Dead, The Manriquez Family of Artists, October 12th-November 30th, Las Artes Cultural Center, 3702 S 16th St. (16th and G Omaha, NE)

2007 The Manriquez Family of Artists Exhibition, June 4th – July 12th. Kimmel-Harding-Nelson Center for the Arts, 801 Third Corso (Nebraska City, NE)

2006 8th Annual Abstraction International Online Juried Art Exhibit, "Blazed Beastie," "Mask-Tribute to Faith Ringgold#2," and "Rhapsody in Blue." Upstream People Gallery (Omaha, NE)

2006 Seventy-First Annual Art Exhibition of the Cooperstown Art Association July 15th-August 18th (Cooperstown, NY)

2005 7th Annual All Media International Juried Online Art Exhibit,

"Masked in Cubism" and "Why 2005" January 1, 2005 – January 1, 2006 Upstream People Gallery, (5607 Howard Street,

Omaha, NE)

2005 El Museo Latino, One Man Show, January 18 – July 18
(2900 O Street, Omaha, NE)

2005 The 26th Annual Nebraska Art Education Juried Exhibition
September 16 – December 2 Loves Jazz & Arts Center (2510 North, 24th Street, Omaha, NE)

2005 Art And The Experience Of War, November 21 – December 29 Bellevue University Gallery (1000 Galvin Road South, Bellevue, NE)

2004 Visions of Johanna: A Visual Tribute to Bob Dylan, Runner up cash award "Jokerman." May 16 – June 30, Gates of Eden
(1218 W. Bradley Avenue, Peoria, IL 61606)

2003 National Art Education Association Gallery Members exhibit, March. University of Minnesota ( St. Paul, MN)

2003 Mixed Media V International Juried Art Exhibition, May.
Period Gallery, (5174 Leavenworth St. Omaha, NE)

2002 All media IV, Juried and Invitational International Exhibition, February 7-28. Period Gallery (5174 Leavenworth, Omaha, NE)

2002 The Electronic Gallery, Membership Exhibit, National Art Education Association (Miami, FL)

2001 Summer Invitational IV, Gallery Members’ Show, Aug. 2-23, Period Gallery (5174 Leavenworth St. Omaha, NE)

2001 Sixty-sixth Annual Art Exhibition of the Cooperstown Art Association, July 15 – August 17th (Cooperstown, NY)

The Art of Emotion 2000, February 5 – February 26, Athena Art Gallery, (5170 Leavenworth St. Omaha, NE)

Spring Celebration 2000, March 11 – March 31, Athena Art Gallery (5170 Leavenworth St. Omaha, NE)

1999 Sixty-Fourth Annual Art Exhibition of the Cooperstown Art Association, July 24th–August 20 (Cooperstown, NY)

1999 Mixed Media ’99 National Juried Art Exhibition. Winner cash award "Why?" painting featured on art invitations. June 5–26, Period Gallery (5174 Leavenworth St. Omaha, NE)

1999 Selected as (one of six nationwide) participant in the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation’s Teacher—Artist Program co-sponsored with the National Art Education Association, February 18th ( Colorado Springs, CO)

1997 Regional Mexican-American Artists show, Ferrago, July , El Dorado Gallery (1712 Main Street Kansas City, KS)

1995 Selected by the Governor's Mansion Art Selection Committee, Nebraska Arts Council, to have One Man Show, September 12-October 9, Governor's Mansion (1425 H Street Lincoln, NE)

1994 National Art Education Association Membership Show, Honorable Mention in the Electronic Gallery, Baltimore, MD

1994 El Museo Latino, Two Man Show, August 16-September 2 (2900 O St. Omaha, NE)

1993 Selected Nebraska Wesleyan Artist - Educator of the Year, Personal One Man Show, December 3 – 17. Painting also accepted for 1993 Nebraska Art Educators Juried Exhibition, Elder Gallery (Nebraska Wesleyan)

1993 6th Annual Seven State Juried Show , Bellevue College (Bellevue, NE)

1993 Hispanic International Art Competition and Exhibition, The Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art (Miami, FL)

1992 5th Annual Seven State Juried Show, Two paintings accepted. Winner 2nd place $125.00 cash award. Bellevue College (Bellevue, NE)

1992 Annual Phi Theta Kappa Six State Art Exhibition at the Fine Arts Center, (McCook, NE)

1992 Prairie Light Arts Showcase Museum of Nebraska Art (Kearney, NE)

1992 Latino Month Exhibition, Two Man Show with Paul Sierra, September 5 - October 18, Sioux City Art Center (Sioux City, IA)

1992 5th Annual Hispanic Heritage Week "Las Artes," Landmark Center and Metropolitan Arts Council (Omaha, NE)

1992 16th Annual Nebraska Art Educators Juried Exhibition, Elder Gallery (Lincoln, NE)

1991 Chim Greg Art Gallery , Group Show ( La Puente, California)

1990 Mid America Juried Art Teachers Exhibit Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville, Missouri): Two paintings accepted

1990 Fifty-Fifth Annual Art Exhibition of the Cooperstown Art Association (Cooperstown, NY)

1990 Prairie Lights Art Showcase Museum of Nebraska Art (Kearney, NE)

1989 48th Annual Juried Competition Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA

1989 Mid America Juried Art Teachers Exhibits Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville, MO)

1986 19th Joslyn Biennial, May 16 - June 29 (Omaha, NE)

1984 Antiquarium - February (Omaha, NE)

1984 First Annual Hispanic Art Exhibition, Storz Mansion, October (Omaha, NE)

1975 Two Man Show, Winter, Peru State College (Peru, NE)

1974 Sylmar Arts Festival, May 1974. Winner 2nd and 3rd prize for bronze and wood sculptures (Sylmar, CA)


2011 Victory Boxing Club, "Fists of Fury," 6’ By 12,’ 3009 R St. (Omaha, NE)

2010 Gomez Heritage School Mural, "Tribute to Gomez-Heritage," 6’ By 16,’ 5101 S St. (Omaha, NE)

2009 Indian Hills School Mural, "Homage to Indian Hills," 6’ By 12,’ 3121 U St. (Omaha, NE)

2008 Bancroft Elementary School, "The Spirit of Bancroft," 6’ By 24,’ 2724 Riverview Blvd (Omaha, NE)

2007 First National Bank Mural "Viva South Omaha," Lobby. Illustrations-Courtney Ramirez and Painting by Myself.

2006 Banner, "Faces of Mexico," Chicano Awareness Center, 4821 S 24th St. (Omaha, NE)

2005 El Museo Latino-Permanent Collection "When the Rooster Crows at Dawn" (Omaha, NE)

2005 Loves Jazz & Art Center-Permanent Collection, "Tribute to Faith," Ringgold #1 (Omaha, NE)

2002 Donation of "Masks image for posters as it was presented to the Governor of Nebraska upon the states proclamation of Fair Housing Month in April to educate people against discrimination. Fair Housing Center of Nebraska. North 24th Street (Omaha, NE)

1992 The Museum of Nebraska Art – Permanent Collection "Beasties on Misty Mountain"

1989 Program Cover and painting for the 41st National Convention American G.I. Forum

1983 Chicano Awareness Center Mural "The Hands of Destiny, " 8' by 12' , Commissioned by Metro Arts Council (Omaha, NE)

Related Activities:

2008-2007 Instructor for Mural project with students at risk from Omaha Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands (South). October 2007-2008 . Students completed a Mural 8' by 32'. The Mural Consisted of their ideas of Chicano Culture and their neighborhood value, 5051 S 22nd St. (Omaha, NE)

2008-2007 Instructor for Joslyn Art Museum home school students grades 4-6. September 11th, 2007 – December 4th, 2007 January 6th, 2008 – March 25th, 2008

2004 Received Nebraska P.T.A. Honorary State Life Award in appreciation of outstanding service to children and youth by the Bancroft Elementary P.T.A. (Omaha, NE)

2000 Received first annual "Expo Latino 2000 Award" given by the Omaha Human Relations Department for outstanding contributions in the areas of Art, Education, and to the youth of the community. Presented by the Honorable Hal Daub, Mayor of Omaha

Teaching Multi-cultural classes at El Museo Latino during the month of June. (Omaha, NE)

Assisted Artist Chip Stanley and Bemis High School students painting a bill board for Bemis Youth in Public Arts Project.

1999 – 1996 Instructor for Bemis Center of Contemporary Arts, Bemis Center, 724 South 12th (Omaha, NE)

Active participant in two week Prairie Visions Summer Institute, (Joslyn Art Museum) Omaha, NE

1995 Individual Artist Residency (Nebraska Arts Council) Teaching art classes to Latchkey, English as Second Language and Even Start programs for one week in the community of South Sioux City, Nebraska

1992 Painting Workshop: Latino Cultural Forum, Sioux City Art Center

1983 Completed two year teacher participation in the Artward Bound Nebraska project (Joslyn Art Museum)

1983 Directing workshop on Mexican culture funded by a mini grant from the Nebraska Arts Council

1974 Volunteer arts and crafts coordinator to the boys in the barrio, (Van Nuys, California)

Professional Memberships and Related Services:

2008 Member, American G.I. Forum Omaha Chapter

2008 Member, South Omaha Business Association

2004 Member, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

2001 – 1996 Vice-Chair, Minority Affairs Committee – Omaha Education Association

1994 Member, El Museo Latino

1993 National Art Education Association

1983 – 1987 Active board member of the Chicano Awareness Center

1981 – 1987 National Catholic Education Association

1987 Member, Joslyn Art Museum

1976 – 1979 Omaha Education Association

1987 Omaha Education Association

Dave Manriquez

Hand Painted Art

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