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Bio – Bets

Bets Holland Lundeen – 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.

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 portraits and paintings.

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ART EDUCATION

Hastings College, Hastings, NE – Memorial Award for Sculpture
Sculpture Lucchesi, Buswell, Jennings, Coulter
Painting  Schmid, Guzik, McGraw, Vito, Vlanderran

SHOWS AND 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

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This evening is the Artist Reception for The Lundeens: A Divine Collaboration at MONA from 6-8pm. We hope you can join the us tonight for this special event! ... See MoreSee Less

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This evening is the Artist Reception for The Lundeens: A Divine Collaboration at MONA from 6-8pm. We hope you can join the us tonight for this special event!

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Thank you for your art event tonight . I loved hearing from all of you

Wishing Steve and I could have been there.

So sad we can’t be there 😔. Have fun!!! Thx for sharing at Mona...hope to get to the exhibit soon!!!

That is an amazing sculpture!

Great

Another stunning sculpture 👀 Awe-maxing!!

See you there!! Looking forward to it!!

Won’t be there tonight but hope to catch the exhibit soon

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The very first "Home Town" sculpture was installed at Dwayne Webster Veterans Park in Loveland, Colorado. This special version of "Home Town" has memories engraved into the stone base it sits upon. It honors Mary Erdley Shaffer and Henry Kennedy Shaffer and the early days of Loveland, Colorado. ... See MoreSee Less

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Such special memories. Beautiful sculpture.

lovely!!!!! 😍😍😍

Can’t wait to go check it out, installed

Really nice piece ~ Love it & the memories it shares 💕

What a wonderful hometown tribute to America!

Love that her comments are there with the lovely sculpture. Thank you.

I love this piece

The extra comments are a window into the way life was at that time. Love the extra touch of the old lunch box. My Dad used to carry one just like that.

Love this.....

How beautiful!

This is really cool!

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“Home Town” is getting the first step in the patina process today. The term “patina” means the coloring or finish applied to a sculpture. Most of the sculptures here at Lundeen Studios get a French Brown patina, a traditional patina for bronze. ... See MoreSee Less

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Love seeing the steps! Very cool!

Very interesting. Thanks for the reminder.

Such hard workers those boys!

we haven't been washed like that for a long time. good job 👍👍😀

“Touchdown” was given a final polish last week and is now waiting to head to Minnesota where he will be installed in a brand-new Scheel’s store.

After sculptures return from the local foundry, they are finished right here in our downtown Loveland studio. This allows us to have the complete attention to detail and maximum control over the finishing process.
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We can't wait to showcase "Touchdown" at our new store! Great work as always, Lundeen Sculpture! -Megan

Like dodging and burning in photography, except with a buffer...

What former Viking HOF is #21?

Throw back Thursday to 2017 when the larger than life Stations of the Cross were being loaded up and shipped to The Cloisters on the Platte in Gretna, Nebraska. Creating these sculptures was quite the process, and it was the first time Lundeen Sculpture employed the use of 3D print technology to enlarge sculpture. Are you interested in learning more about this process? The exhibit, August 27 - February 2, 2020 at MONA in Kearney, NE includes more about the artistic process behind The Stations of the Cross, including some original clay models the artists created.

We hope you can join us for the Artist Reception at the MONA, Friday, Sept. 13 from 6-8pm.
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Throw back Thursday to 2017 when the larger than life Stations of the Cross were being loaded up and shipped to The Cloisters on the Platte in Gretna, Nebraska. Creating these sculptures was quite the process, and it was the first time Lundeen Sculpture employed the use of 3D print technology to enlarge sculpture. Are you interested in learning more about this process? The exhibit, August 27 - February 2, 2020 at MONA in Kearney, NE includes more about the artistic process behind The Stations of the Cross, including some original clay models the artists created. 

We hope you can join us for the Artist Reception at the MONA, Friday, Sept. 13 from 6-8pm.

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Didn't Marvin help move these. I would love to see them.

Hey! I recognize that trailer! 😉

You guys are amazing!

This was just last year. What a sight they are installed!

I’ve been to The Cloisters!

What a sight

TomCheryl Hedstrom

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338 East 4th Street
Loveland, CO 80537

Phone: (970) 669-7176
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