Art Show

Power of Wind Art Show Draws Wide Variety, Local to International Entries

The Kregel Windmill Factory Museum and University of Nebraska-Lincoln Kimmel Education and Research Center co-sponsored the “Power of Wind Art Show” which has collected entries, both local and international, from youth and adult artists. A wide variety of artistic techniques, including poems, exhibit how wind is used for energy.

These awards have been announced:

Illustration: 1st Place – Ana Most 2nd Place – Tim Martin 3rd Place – Danny Reneau
Painting: 1st Place – Sompong Mraz 2nd Place – John DeLeon 3rd Place – Tim Martin
Photography: 1st Place – Kathy Chase 2nd Place – Remya Tharackal Ravindran 3rd Place – Nick Evans
Poetry: 1st Place – Theresa Proud 2nd Place – Laura Madeline Wiseman 3rd Place – Neelam Sahu

Youth Illustration: 1st Place – Jackson Grayer 2nd Place – Gunner Rettele 3rd Place – Hector Baiz
Youth Painting: 1st Place – Claire Troshynski 2nd Place – Alexis Kaffenberger 3rd Place – Camden Park
Youth Photography: 1st Place – Connor Callen 2nd Place – Tai Flatt 3rd Place – Natekwan Flatt
Youth Poetry: 1st Place – Claire Noerrlinger 2nd Place – Gavin Kelch 3rd Place – Cy Petersen

The Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation President’s Award is bestowed upon artist Tim Martin who placed in two categories during this art show.

Each place winner will receive a medal and top in each category will also receive a certificate and youth winners receive gift certificates.


The Power of Wind Art Show will hold the second show in spring of 2018, the art show runs from April 23rd through April 28th. Judging will be done on Saturday April 21st from 10am until noon. The museum is co-sponsoring this event with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Kimmel Education & Research Center here in Nebraska City. The original pieces of artwork on display during the show represent the various ways in which the wind has been harnessed and used as energy. Many different types of artwork will be exhibited demonstrating wind power in its various aspects. These types of art include posters, paintings, photographs, illustrations, sculptures, original stories, poems, and much more. We have had a significant amount of registrants for the show so far, both from teachers that have signed their classes up and from individual professional artists that would like to showcase their work. Individual artists have registered for the event, some already sending in their pieces, from all over the globe. We currently have registered artists from Thailand, India, Ukraine, Netherlands, and Belgium! In 2017 the Power of Wind Art Show had over 225 entries from 18 different countries.

Registration for the second edition of the Power of Wind Art Show is still open and we have new artists joining in every day. If you would like to submit a piece of art for the exhibit entries are being accepted in person at the Kimmel Education & Research Center from April 19th through April 21st in 2018 or entries can be made anytime at the Kregel Windmill Factory Museum. Any art entries made on April 21st must be brought to the Kimmel Education & Research Center by 10am on that day. Online submissions or questions can be sent to the Executive Director of the Kregel Windmill Factory Museum at or by filling out the appropriate form below.

The art categories for the show are:

1. Illustration
2. Painting
3. Photography
4. Sculpture
5. Graphic Arts
6. Textile Arts
7. Literature

Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in both the Youth and Adult divisions. Along with the award medals and certificate, winning artists in the youth division will also be given various prizes by our sponsors. Judging for the exhibit will be conducted by volunteers from various institutions including Kimmel-Harding-Nelson Center for the Arts and the Nebraska Arts Council. This event is free and open to the public, so even if you aren’t considering submitting a piece of your own art, please join us during the week at Kimmel Education & Research Center to enjoy the huge amount of beautiful artwork that will be on display.