Nye Street Studio | Awards & Achievements




  • Two photos featured in the Winter Issue of Fine Lines http://finelines.org/current-issue

  • Chosen to represent Hall County for Hildegard Art Center's 150th Birthday Celebration for Nebraska. 93 photos were chosen out of 800. One photo for each county in Nebraska. To view tour dates and list of venues please visit: http://hildegardcenter.org


  • 2016 4-H Photography Judge Nebraska State Fair

  • 2016 4-H Photography Judge Cuming County Fair

  • 2016 4-H Photography Judge Saunders County Fair

  • 2016 Merit Award for Dragonfly Photo
    Grand Island Art in the Park

  • 2015 4-H Photography Judge for the Nebraska State Fair

  • 2015 4-H Photography Judge Seward County Fair

  • 2015 Merit Award Recipient for Western Collage (Grand Island Art in the Park)

  • Featured in the June Issue of PhotoPlus Magazine Photo entitled "Just a turn of the Knob" placed 10th out of 285 images submitted in Photocrowd's "Doors contest. Photo was awarded into the Expert Category by the judge.

  • Mentor for the Master of Fine Arts in Creativity Program through Bellevue University in Bellevue

  • 2014 Photography Judge for the Nebraska State Fair

  • 2014 Photography Judge at the Valley County (Ord) Fair

  • Featured in Nebraskaland Magazine's "Beautiful Nebraska" A Collectors Edition

**Photo won 3rd place in Amphibians, Invertebrates and Reptiles category. 

  • 2014 Christopher & Dana Reeve's Foundation's Expression of Paralysis

**Selected Top Ten.

Photo entitled: "Wild Intriguing Spirit"

Photo will hang in headquarters for one year.

  • 2014 Comstock Art & Photo Contest

** Second Place Recipient Adult Professional Category Photo entitled: "Tracks to Nowhere" 

  • 2014 Recipient of the Jack and Libby Henry Purchase Award

 ** Prairie Winds Art Gallery Photography Contest February, 2014

Photo entitled "Broken Resolutions"

  • Featured in the NTV First Alert Weather Calendar

          ** Photo entitled "Cowboy Winter" representing the month of January.



  • 2013 Recipient of Honorable Mention for "Dare To Dream" Golden Spike Tower's train photo contest

  • 2013 Photography Judge for the Nebraska State Fair

  • Moonshell Arts and Humanities Council's 2013 Outstanding Visual Artist in Multimedia Award Recipient

  • Featured Artist at Stuhr Muesum; November 10th, - February 3rd, 2013



  • 2012 Contest Winner for Through the Visitors Eyes Stuhr Museum. (weather category)

          ** Photo will be published in the 2013 calendar for month of December.

  • 2012 Photography Judge for the Nebraska State Fair

  • 2012 Recipient of the John R. Mayer Award of Excellence at Art in the Park- Grand Island.

  • Featured Artist at the Alda Nature and Visitor Center; March 1st, - April 30th, 2012

  • Featured Artist at the Minden Opera House; July 16th, 2011- September 11th, 2011

  • "Good Night Nebraska" (Camp Augustine) featured on Senator Mike Johanns' Facebook page.
    ** Photo was featured on November 5th, 2012.


Hall County Fair, Grand Island, NE

  • Open Class Award; 1st place and special award in the still life category, Aug., 2010

  • Open Class Award; 1st place in human interest category, Aug., 2010

  • Open Class Award; 1st place in antique category, Aug., 2010

  • Open Class Award; 1st place in bird category, Aug., 2010

  • Open Class Award; 1st place in landscape category, Aug., 2010

Prairie Winds Art Gallery, Grand Island, NE:

  • Honorable Mention for “Wild Intriguing Spirit”, April 2010

  • Dr. Tompkins Purchase Award for “God’s Nightly Finale”, February 2011

Art in the Park, Grand Island, NE

  • Judges pick, 4th place for " Tracks to Somewhere", July 2009

NE Lottery State Fair Competition:

  • First place winner for week 14, Sept., 2008

Second Annual CCC Earth Day Artistic Competition:

  • First Place Winner; “Man Vs. Nature”, April, 2008

  • Second Place Winner, "Kentucky Bridge", April, 2008

Nebraska Statewide Arboretum Photo Contest:

  • Photo for month of May for 2008 calendar; Oct. 2007

  • Photo for month of August for 2008 calendar; Oct. 2007