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Welcome to Lauren Olson Art!

Are you looking to inspire your creative community with a colorful or historical mural?

Lauren is also available for commissioned pieces.

Please visit https://www.facebook.com/laurenolsonart/

for most recent artwork. 

Awards & Recognition

2024

  • Arts Now Grant Recipient Nebraska Arts Council 2024, January

  • MURALS Documentary - PBS - Nebraska Public Media, February 

2023

  • Star Herald, North Platte Telegraph, Omaha World Herald,  February 

  • Nebraska Admiral Recognition, April 

  • Nebraska Municipal Review, June 

  • Garden County Tourism Grant Recipient, September 

  • Garden County Drama 3rd Place MAC, November 

  • 100 Things To Do In The Nebraska Sandhills Before You Die by Alan Bartels 

2022

  • Garden County Drama 3rd Place MAC & 2nd Place Stage Crew, November

  • K-12 Art Educator of the Year Nominee Nebraska Art Educators Association

2021

  • Star Herald, January 

  • NET Live Interview, January 

  • Aging Arts Certificate - Nebraska Arts Council

2020

  • Civic Nebraska, October

  • Illustrated book by Cody Assmann called The Wild Adventures of Old Bill Williams: A Collection of Short Stories

2019

  • K-12 Art Educator of the Year Nominee Nebraska Art Educators Association

  • Rural Futures Institute Inclusive Learning Academy, May

  • KOGA Midwest Opinions, May

  • NET Live Interview, June 

  • MAC One Act Play 3rd Place 

  • District Play Production Runner Up 

2018

  • Garden County Drama 2nd Place MAC, November

  • Community Catalyst Member Susan Buffett Foundation 

  • MAC One Act Play Runner Up 

  • District Play Production Runner Up 

2017

  • Nebraska Life Magazine, Sept/Oct Issue

  • Serve Nebraska Adult Volunteer Recognition 

  • Garden County News Community Honors Recognition 

  • District Play Production Runner Up 

2014

  • Best of Show - Ash Hollow Art Club

2012

  • Daily Nebraskan Best Cartoon

  • Student/Teacher Art Show - UNL Student Union 

2011

  • Eisentrager-Howard Gallery Exhibitionist - Lincoln, NE

2010

  • Daily Nebraskan Best Illustration

2009

  • Daily Nebraskan Best Sports Photo

2006

  • Outstanding Artist Award Mid Plains Art Show 

2005

  • Best of Show - Ash Hollow Art Club

  • 1st Place Art at Chadron Scholastics 

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