The Norfolk Arts Center is seeking entries for its 11th Annual Juried Competition. Artists of all ages, experience levels and line of work are encouraged to apply. Their work will be featured in a juried show scheduled for April 14 to May 31, 2018. The judge is Don Robson, art department chair and professor of Concordia University, who will select up to 25 pieces for the exhibition. Awards and cash prizes will be distributed. Best of show receives $250, first runner-up $150 and second runner-up $100. The deadline is Feb. 1. Applications can be found online at norfolkartscenter.org or picked up at the Norfolk Arts Center at 305 N. Fifth St., Norfolk. Completed entries can be emailed to Norfolk Arts Center’s Programs Assistant, Amy Okamoto at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the arts center.
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Apollon Art Space, 1801 Vinton St. “December Drink ‘n Draw.” Features two models. Ages: 19+. Cost: $8 cash. 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. apollonomaha.com or 402-884-0135.
Cali Commons, 518 N. 40th St. “Uncommon December.” Features competitive and collaborative painting by Lauren Canedy and David Lynn Terry. 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Also at Cali Commons: “Lauren Canedy: Art from the Heart.” Features work that focuses on bringing happiness and healing to others. Opening reception: 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Through Jan. 19. calicommons.com or 402-516-2899.
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 S. 12th St. “Lunch + Learn: Butterfly Conservation.” Pam Eby, education program manager for the Wildlife Safari Park and overnight experiences at Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, discusses ways of protecting butterflies and provides context for the exhibition “Monarchs.” Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday. bemiscenter.org or 402-341-7130.
Governor’s Mansion, 1425 H St., Lincoln. “Jonna Childers-Hansen.” Friday through March 19. governorsresidence.ne.gov or 402-471-3466.
Jewish Community Center of Omaha, 333 S. 132nd St. “Bellevue Artist Association.” Features work in a wide-range of mediums. Opening reception: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Through December 31. jewishomaha.org/jcc or 402-334-8200.
Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. “Art Works.” A kid-friendly event hosted by the MOMS Club of Omaha. 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday.
Also at Joslyn: “Holiday Under Glass.” Features the Omaha Symphonic Chorus. Noon to 12:45 p.m. Friday.
Also at Joslyn: “Marks of Genius Curator Gallery Talk.” Associate Curator of European Art, Dana Cowen, leads visitors through a 45-minute walk of key pieces in the current exhibition. Two talks: 2 and 2:45 p.m. Sunday. joslyn.org or 402-342-3300.
Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. “Holiday Harmony featuring Jayoung Hong and her UNK Students.” 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Paid garden admission or free for members. lauritzengardens.org or 402-346-4002.
Love’s Jazz & Art Center, 2510 N. 24th St. “Art + Activism: A rally event with Jason Kander.” An event to raise awareness and support to protect the right to vote in Nebraska. 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. ljac.org or 402-502-5291.
Metropolitan Community College — Fort Omaha Campus, Building 21 (The Mule Barn), 5300 N. 30th St. “Common Ground Exhibition.” The third annual event features work by MCC visual art students and faculty. Opening reception: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through January 31. mccneb.edu.
Soul Case Movement, 15 State St., Council Bluffs. “Not a Simple Mind.” Features work by Jody Mantich and Chase Alexander Hiffernan. Opening reception: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Through Feb. 25. soulcasemovement.com or 402-350-5681.
Union for Contemporary Art, 2423 N. 24th St. “Make and Take Workshop. Decorate a Ceramic Mug.” 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Cost: $30. Register at u-ca.org or call 402-933-3161.
Valiant Studios Midtown, 4383 Nicholas St. (Omar Building, Suite 103). “End of the Year Celebration.” A year-end celebration of the studio’s accomplishments. 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. valiantstudios-omaha.com or 402-403-4609.
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