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Excellence in Design Gala - October 5, 2017

Gallery 1516 | 1516 Leavenworth | Omaha, NE 68102


AIA Nebraska | AIA Central States Region Excellence in Design Gala
Gallery 1516
1516 Leavenworth | Omaha, NE 68102

6:30 - 7:30 pm
Hors d'oeuvres & Cocktails
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Excellence in Design Awards & Program

Master of Ceremonies
Senator Tony Vargas

Nebraska State Senator, Tony Vargas, represents district 7 in Omaha, and is the Director of Marketing and Communications for Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance. Vargas served as a member of the Omaha Public Schools Board of Education, and is a founding board member of New Leaders Council-Omaha. Vargas is the recipient of the Omaha Jaycees: Ten Outstanding Young Omahans award, National Jaycees: Ten Outstanding Young Americans award, and the Defender of the Bill of Rights award from the ACLU of Nebraska. Originally from New York, Tony now lives in Omaha with wife, Lauren Micek Vargas.



Gala registration for all attendees is required. Walk-ins will not be permitted.

Dress: Dressy Casual
Women: Dress; Skirt and dressy top; Dressy pants outfit.
Men: Seasonal sport coat or blazer, and slacks; Dress shirt, casual button-down shirt, open-collar or polo shirt; Optional tie

Deadline for Registration: September 22nd.

View Pictures from the 2016 AIA Nebraska Excellence in Design Gala.
Photography by Journeys in Photography

View Winning Entries of the 2016 AIA Nebraska Excellence in Design Awards.

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Special thanks to our Gala Sponsors



Todd A. Williams: Legacy of Nebraska Exhibit

"Todd A. Williams: Legacy of Nebraska," a travelling exhibition that's been part of the state's ongoing 150th anniversary celebration will be on exhibit in conjunction with the AIA NE Excellence in Design Gala at Gallery1516 through October 15. The exhibit includes one hundred twenty–four paintings representing each of Nebraska's 93 counties by painter Todd A. William. Williams paintings with many Nebraska themes has captured the people he's met along the way. For more information.

Gallery Hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. First Friday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. or (402) 305–1510.


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