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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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In 2015, Lundeen Sculpture was commissioned to create several sculptures for The Cloisters on the Platte, a religious and silent retreat center located on the Nebraska prairie, conceived by philanthropist Joe Ricketts. The exhibition showcases the process to create these monumental pieces, and is complimented by works created by the Lundeen family of artists: George, Mark, Bets, Cammie Lundeen; Ann LaRose, and Joey Bainer.

Exhibition Sponsors: Dwayne & Margaret Brown and Dr. Bill & Linda Vosik

This exhibit is in it's closing weeks. It ends Feb.2 so be sure to visit soon!

MUSEUM OF NEBRASKA ART
2401 Central Avenue / Kearney, NE 68847 / (308) 865-8559 / mona.unk.edu
Hours: Tue-Sat 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday noon-5:00 p.m. Closed: Mondays and major holidays
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4 days ago

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Love the clown!

My favorite is THE FLATLANDER !

I didn’t know it was still there!

Beautiful weather for visiting Loveland’s sculpture gardens. Foote Lagoon.. sculptures by: George Lundeen, Bets Lundeen, Jane DeDecker, and Victor Issa ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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I love these photos.

Wonderful!!

"Departure" is one of George Lundeen's most well known sculptures. The idea began as a quick sketch of travelers in a train station in Italy. As the idea came to fruition, George made changes as he went along, using live models in his studio to sculpt the final version. These photos show the process from start to finish: his original sketch (from 1973!), the models in his studio, the clay version, and the final life size sculpture in bronze. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

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Love the process and the results. Was privileged to visit you at the studio when you were working on the paperboy with his dog. Fascinating

That is amazing to see some of the process!! Thank you for sharing!!

Sheila & Mark - they were youngsters!

Your artistic abilities never cease to blow me outa the water

La imaginación y el talento de autor es impresionante . El efecto de trabajo increíble. Enhorabuena! !!!!

This is one of my favorite

Awesome ‼️

It's one of the first few I remember in benson park

Fascinating!

Love it!

Beautiful. Where is it?

Beautiful

Amo esta escultura!!!❤❤

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Lundeen Sculpture

338 East 4th Street
Loveland, CO 80537

Phone: (970) 669-7176
Fax: (970) 669-9493

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