Amy Tomasevicz is a retired art educator who resides at Jarecki Lake, just south of Columbus, with her husband Dennis. They have two sons, Curtis and Jonathan (Kristin Keys is married to Jonathan). After graduation from Lincoln High and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Amy began teaching art in Osceola, then in Shelby, Columbus, and David City Aquinas for a total of 43 years in education and is now retired. She has been a member of the state and national art education associations, and was honored as “Secondary Art Educator of the Year” by the Nebraska Art Education Association in 2009. She has been a board member of the Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art in David City, NE, and served as secretary of that group. She also served eight years on the Shelby city council, and was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church board, and a member of the choir. She currently serves as a member of the Columbus
Amy has always been involved in producing art as well as teaching it. She has studied with many instructors through the years in workshops, and has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in art education. She is a member of the Columbus Area Artists and the Association of Nebraska Art Club and exhibits regularly with those groups. She has had paintings selected to be part of a traveling exhibit throughout the state. She is a member of Red Path Gallery in Seward, and just recently had a two-month show there featuring her work along with a colleague. Amy rotates her work on exhibit at the Columbus Hospital, and in the Platte River Gallery in the Columbus library. Her work has been part of a show in the Columbus Art Gallery in July of 2014 and has an annual show at her home called “Art by the Lake” where she and a friend have 2-D work, plus wheel-thrown and hand-built pottery.
Inspiration for her work comes from her experiences and her interests. Much of her work depicts Nebraska landscapes, florals and animals. She often adds colors and alterations to her interpretation of realism. She has worked in watercolors, ink, collage, acrylic and pastels, among other media. Currently her emphasis is in pastels and collages and she has produced paintings for businesses and private individuals. She has recently been very involved with pottery, too. She has work that is on display in several states and a few foreign countries through commissions.