Watie White - MCC Foundation Board of Directors
Watie White is an artist living and working in Omaha, NE. He is the Director of the Omaha Print Makers Guild, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the fine art of printmaking and provides a collaborative environment for both educational and exhibition opportunities to local and national artists. Watie also teaches drawing at the University of Nebraska. Before moving to Omaha, NE in 2006, Watie was integrally involved in the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, as well as an adjunct faculty member of DePaul University in Chicago, IL.
White's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including the Schopf Gallery in Chicago, IL, 5+5 in Brooklyn, NY and the DokHouse Gallery in Amsterdam. His work has also been featured in several publications including the Omaha Magazine, Omaha World-Herald, OYEZ Review, New American Paintings and Almagre. Watie is a 2002 recipient of the Stanely G. Wolpoff Award from American University, and has attended several residencies including the Kanaal 10 in Amsterdam, as well as the International School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture in Montecastello di Vibio, Italy.
White’s board membership includes the Bemis Center for the Contemporary Arts, Art Omaha, the Union for Contemporary Arts, Omaha Creative Institute and the Stockyard Institute in Chicago. He chairs the Benson Mural Project. He currently serves on MCC’s Public Art Committee and has served as juror for the MCC student art competition.
Watie is interested in serving on the MCCF Board because he feels the college is important and how MCC can more fully serve the greater community is important. His real soft spot is where education and art connect. He believes the college is the place to start this partnership.