Bets H. Lundeen

Painter. Sculptor. Artist

Biography

Bets Holland Lundeen is a native of Norman, OK. Her first experiences in art were early childhood drawings, but her skill in capturing emotions in her art was born from her extensive experiences as an actress, choreographer and dance teacher.

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Bets finds that there is a similarity in the process of tapping creative emotion, whether it be designing patterns and dance steps as a choreographer, creating a character for a dramatic performance, manipulating the clay when developing a sculpture, or observing the character of the subject for an oil portrait. She feels that there is a constant thread which connects the various arts. Her goal as an artist is to weave this thread through the soul of the observer.

Since her days as a young woman traveling throughout Europe and studying with different teachers, Bets has become proficient in her various techniques and has gained national attention through exhibitions from Beverly Hills to New York City. Having been a professional sculptor for over 30 years, she has recently been concentrating her career focus on oil portaits and paintings.

RESUME

ART EDUCATION

    Hastings College, Hastings, NE - Memorial Award for Sculpture

    Sculpture – Lucchesi, Buswell, Jennings, Coulter

    Painting –  Schmid, Guzik, McGraw, Vito, Vlanderran     

SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS

     Solo & Private Exhibitions:

             Hastings College Solo Exhibition – Hastings, NE

             The Crucible Gallery Solo Exhibition – Norman, OK

             Chamber of Commerce Solo Exhibition – Loveland, CO

             Museum of Nebraska Art Solo Exhibition – Kearney, NE

             Sun City West Art Museum – Sun City West, AZ

             Performing Arts Studio - Norman, OK

     National Sculpture Society Exhibition – New York, NY

     Albuquerque Museum – Albuquerque, NM                     

     Allied Artists of America Exhibition – New York, NY

     Affaire in the Gardens – Beverly Hills, CA

     Cottonwood Prairie Festival – Hastings, NE

     Art in the Park – Kearney, NE

     Mayfair Art Festival – Norman,OK

     Colorado Opera Art Exhibition – Denver, CO

     University of Connecticut Invitational – Hartford, CT

     Spirit of the Great Plains Exhibition – Kearney, NE

     Danada Sculpture Show – Chicago, IL

     Governor’s Invitational Exhibition – Loveland, CO

     Pen & Brush Annual Exhibition – New York, NY

     Sculpture in the Park – Loveland, CO

     Loveland Sculpture Invitational – Loveland, CO

     Classic American Western Art Show – Beverly Hills, CA

     Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction – Ft. Collins, CO

     Juror – Western Spirit Art Show – Cheyenne, WY

     Judge – Hudson Gardens Sculpture Show – Denver, CO

     Teaching Workshop – KCHS – Kearney, NE                       

PUBLICATIONS

      Sculptors of the Rockies

     Southwest Art

     The Artist’s Sketchbook

     AARP 

     Rocky Mountain Spirit 

     Norman Living                                                                                                                                                               

SOCIETY AFFILIATIONS

      Portrait Society of America

     Northern Colorado Artists Association