Professional Activities

Photo by:

Pamela Fingerhut

Nicolette Maguire Bonnstetter


1990 M.A. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska
Major: Art Education
Thesis: Examining Textbook Bias with Implications for Art
Focus: women in art


University of Nebraska-Lincoln 1994-2008 Instructor:
Lincoln, Nebraska 403 Seminar Coordinator , 297 Practicum, Supervision Pre service Educators, Art Methods, Supervision pre-service educators Art Methods, Studio,
Inclusive Drawing,
Painting, and Printmaking

Southeast Community College 1994-2004 Instructor:
Lincoln, Nebraska Art Appreciation, Women in Art

Nebraska Wesleyan University 1999-2002 Instructor:
Lincoln, Nebraska Modern Art History, Art
Methods, Studio, Inclusive, Drawing, Painting,

State of Nebraska 1991-1993 Prairie Vision:
Department of Education (art) Consultant

State of Nebraska 1990-1991 Implementation Department of Education Coordinator: Getty Art Center for Learning Grant


Featured Artist - Guild Art Magazine, Oct-Nov 2017
Juried member of Arizona Art Alliance 2017
Selected Juried member Sonoran Art League 2015
Selected for the Southwest Invitational Exhibition featuring 100 Arizona Artists. March 2015 –May 30th. Yuma Art Center, Yuma, AZ
Judge for the Sonoran Arts League Visual Arts Scholarship, February, 2014
Selected Juror for The Senora Art League (400 members) monthly critique 2013, Cave Creek, AZ
Student art work selected for use at the 2007 Olympic games St Monica’s Adolescent Girls program
Selected 2006 Honored Care Award recipient presented by St Monica’s, Lincoln, NE.
Honored by Ruth Hill Elementary School, Lincoln, NE for work in art, 30th anniversary school celebration, 2006
National Art judge for Reading Rainbow Young writer and illustrator contest…April 2003
Juried into Impact, select regional art organization, 2002
Organizer of Women in the Arts, a community outreach program, Lincoln South East High, 1998, Lincoln, NE
Teaching Award, nominated by parents and students of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln - 1991-1993 (award began in 1989)
Board Member, Education Committee, University Place Art Center/Wesleyan - 1991-1992
Nominated for Getty Art Task Force (United States) -bringing art into the classroom curriculum 1990
Art Judge, CBS Television Storybreak Young Reader - 1989
Haymarket Art Board - 1984-1986, Lincoln, NE
Chairperson, Estherville Winter Arts Festival, Estherville, Iowa - 1977-1980
Organizer and President of Lakeland Area Art Association - 1978-79
Organizer and Judge, Special Arts Olympics for North Central Iowa, Lakeland AEA - 1978-1979


Terravita Art League: Let's Talk About Art Presentation, Oct 2017.
Arizona Artisana Guild, Phoenix, 2017
Coordinator Sonoran Art League Critique Venue, monthly for members and nonmembers 2017
Sonoran Art League mock juror and critique workshop February, Scottsdale, AZ, 2017
Women of the Pen presentation February, Phoenix, AZ, 2017
Facilitator/ developer Holland Gallery of Fine Art, Scottsdale AZ, July 2014-2017
Amazing Women Artists You've Never Heard of, Visual Arts Lecture Series, Holland Gallery of Fine Art, Jan. 25, 2016
Brandeise University Studio chosen for site visit, February 24, 2015
Sonoran Art League education committee,  art workshops 2014, 2015, 2016
Facilitator/ developer Holland Gallery of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ, July 2014 (on going)
Amazing Women! Art Nosh Talk, in conjunction with the Phoenix Art Museum, Cave Creek, AZ Sept 3 /14
Women in the Arts, 5 week seminar, Senoran Art League, Cave Creek, AZ, Sept-Oct
Holland Gallery of Fine Art, Scottsdale AZ ,Development Facilitator, 2014
Women in the Arts, 5 week seminar, Senoran Art League, Cave Creek, AZ, Sept-Oct, 2014
Amazing Women! Art Nosh Talk, in conjunction with the Phoenix Art Museum, Cave Creek AZ Sept 3, 2014
Developing Fine Art Gallery at the Holland Center, Scottsdale, AZ, 2014-Present
Member of the Sketchers working artist group , Carefree, AZ 2012-present
Member of the Senora Art League, Carefree, Cavecreek , AZ 2012-present
Presenter Hildegard von Bingen as woman of power Great Plains Center for the Arts August 2011
Committee for artist Hildegard tour Committee 2010-11
Selected OLLI artist studio tour April, 2008, 2009, 2010
St. Monica’s 2003-2008 Instructor, art (Behavioral Health Services working with young girls addicted to drugs, Lincoln, NE)
Sheldon Museum of Art, Lets Talk Art, panel discussion with Norman Geske, Robert Ripley, Nicolette Bonnstetter, What is the Museum’s Obligation to Contemporary Art? March 16, 2008,
Haydon Art Center Open Studio Tour, featured artist, Sept 8,9th 2007,
Presenter OSHER Life Long Learning Institute, Lincoln NE April 2007 Women Artists and Feminism
President of IMPACT a select Nationally recognized group of artists that represent Nebraska in and outside the state…2005-2008
Chair of Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery Family Artist Day….April 3, 2005 (400 participants)
Lincoln Art Council grant reviewer 2005
Haydon Art Center Advisory member (formation)…2004-2005
Nebraska Women’s Art Caucus board member…2004 2005
Arts are Basic Board (program to infuse art into the school setting)…2002-to 2004
Sheldon Memorial Art Museum Education board …2003- 2006
Making the National Connection: History, Purpose and Ideal of the National Caucus for Art.....Feb. 16, 2002...Roundtable panel...Lincoln, NE,
Nebraska Art Association Sheldon Education Committee.....2002-2005
Gallery Representation, University Art Place, 1998 -2011, Lincoln Nebraska
Art consultant for “Illuminations” publication of the arts (South East Community College ) 1998-1999
Nebraska Women’s Art Caucus 1996 - present
Nebraska Art Association member 1994 - present
Presenter ESU Women in the Art curriculum 1994...Syracruse, NE
Vice President University of Nebraska Faculty Women, 1994-1995
Presentations, art, and curriculum, organized through the state department of Nebraska…Nebraska City, Auburn, Burwell, Bennet, Syracuse, Sterling, Benedict, Schuyler, Central City, Kearney, Nebraska..1991-93
University Place Art Center Speaker, Hidden Women Artists - 1993
Presentation ESU #4 Workshop, Class I Teacher Inservice, Art in the School, August, 1992, Lincoln, NE
Presentation ESU Workshops Art integration, 1992 , Auburn, NE
Anchorage School District Presenter "The Art of Science" Integrating art into science - 1991
University Place Art Center Speaker, "Looking at Mona, new developments in Art Education” 1991
Art Judge, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska for Student Exhibition - 1991
Organizer and Chair, Ruth Hill Elementary Art Night, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1987-1988-1989
Speaker Nebraska Wesleyan University, Our Journey Workshop - 1988
Graphics Designer, Jan Lynn Corporation - 1980-1984
Graphics Designer, Better Homes & Gardens - 1980-1984
Commercial Artist, Universal Stickers Inc. - 1983


Featured Artist in Guild AZ Art Magazine, Oct. 2017
Featured artist in AZ Images magazine, "Art Work with Wit, Wisdom, and Wonder" by Donna Kublin, June 2014
The Foodhills Focus: New color, space demensions delight artist, by Shea Stanfield, January 15, 2014
Featured Artist, Desert Foothills Chronicle, September 18, 2013.
Feature article Lincoln Journal Star Sept 2009 Real Nebraska, through the eyes of Nebraska Artists
Dr. Altman, Starcrossed, Color and 3-D Utube interview, 2008
Ground Swell, Columbia Missouri, winter 2008, Midwest Art and Culture, IMPACT.
Quarterly Art Magazine, writer Doug Meigs
Nofolk Daily News, March 14thm 2007, Artists illustrate Pulitzer Winning Poet’s Words, writer Sheryl Schmeckeper
Omaha World Herald, March 17, 2007, Nebraska Artists Visualize Poet’s Words,
Norfolk Daily News, March 3m 2007, Impact on Nebraska, writer Sheryl Schmeckerpeper
Daily Nebraskan, Jan 17th, 2006…Women Progressing in Art World, writer Astrid Munn
Featured…The Ink People News, vol. 27, #10 October 2006,
Lincoln Journal Star, August 21, 2005…Art Around Town, writer Kent Wolgamott
Featured…Lincoln Journal Star August 28, 2005, Funky Shui, Linda Ulrich writer
L magazine , Lincoln , NE, December 2005 …Art IMPACT, story Barbara Rixstine, photos Pam Thompson
Featured …L Magazine, Lincoln , NE, December 2004, A Visual Journal Nicolette Bonnstetter, stories and photos by Anne Pagel writer
Featured…Kearney Hub, Kearney NE, August 12, 2004…Inspired Artists, writer Jan Thompson
Norfolk Arts, Norfolk , NE, vol 18, issue 3, Sept 2003, IMPACT Artists Games of Life
Featured...State, Anne Pagel, August 21, 2001...Women’s Caucus Life Cycles review