Omaha Entertainment Awards, Inc., seeks to enhance our community by planning and producing an annual awards event that uniquely recognizes the performing arts, visual arts and live music of the Omaha area. With all-star talent and red-carpet prestige, the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards is a memorable evening that thanks the artists who keep Omaha culture alive.
January 4, 2007, marked the inaugural year for the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards. After months of collaboration and planning, the first show was hosted at the Holland Performing Arts Center in downtown Omaha. Filled nearly to capacity, the center hosted people connected with the Omaha entertainment industry.
Emily Engles, President
John Heaston, Treasurer
Craig Mustard, Visual Arts
Melinda Kozel, Visual Arts
P.O. Box 7360
Omaha, NE 68107
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Craig Mustard is a multi-media visual arts producer specializing in painting, drawing and new media forms such as light frequency reaction and projections. He is an 8 year Sound Technician and Performance Lighting Technician, the former Production Manager of Venue 51 and the current President of Temperature0 Productions and T.O.P. Wedding and Event Lighting.
Alex Jochim (pronounced like "Rock'em") is an Omaha, NE based artist and photographer, shooting 35mm film with the same Canon AE-1 he inherited from his father at the age of thirteen. Alex’s photos are vibrant, yet faded at the same time. He takes pictures selfishly, capturing the people and things he loves, and for nostalgia, preserving the moments that he wants to last. Alex has exhibited locally in Omaha and Lincoln, NE. He is also co-founder and organizer of Benson First Friday, a monthly local art walk, as well as director of both Petshop Gallery and Sweatshop Gallery, both located in Omaha.
Robert Gilmer is the owner of Dixie Quicks and The RNG Gallery, Double Capricorn and seer of the invisible. A mistake of his parents but, "Best Damn Mistake we ever made", stated his Mom. He has been a part of the Omaha-Council Bluffs visual arts scene for over 20 years.
Marina Rosado is a professional bilingual journalist, broadcaster and photographer with many years of experience in the Latino market in Mexico and United States. Her studies include a Bachelor of Journalism and a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an endorsement in Photography (Mexico). She works in production, on-air announcing, and is also responsible of daily entertainment report on a Spanish-language radio station. Marina enjoys being the host of Sabor a Omaha, a weekly public-affairs television program in Omaha, Nebraska where she is also a senior writer for the bilingual newspaper El Perico. In addition to working for the media, she loves acting in Spanish plays in local venues!
Alfonzo Jones established Icon One Music and 1NE Studio in 2003. A major success from Icon One Music is the development of singer, songwriter and producer Ester Dean, whose credits include Rihanna - “Rude Boy” and Usher - “Hot Toddy.” Jones had produced for nearly every, serious Hip-Hop and R&B artist in the Omaha music scene and has expanded his sound to the major music industry as well. He has also helped many local producers sharpen their skills by showing them different aspects of writing and arranging, as well as the concepts behind musical theory, sound engineering and various sequencing techniques, just to names a few.