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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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Thanks for sharing that, loved it!!❤️

Love this so much.

Beautiful expression of love!

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I just love your work! They look so lifelike!

One of my very favorites!!

Outstanding!👍

So touching!

On June 19, 1983 the 10 foot tall sculpture "Promise of the Prairie" was dedicated in the Lundeen's hometown of Holdrege, Nebraska. This sculpture was created for Holdrege's centennial celebration. George designed this sculpture of a pioneer family to represent the hardy and determined souls who settled the Great Plains.

Although this sculpture has been out of production for quite some time now, we did manage to reacquire a smaller (36") version of this sculpture recently. It is currently available for sale in our gallery and we can ship anywhere.
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On June 19, 1983 the 10 foot tall sculpture Promise of the Prairie was dedicated in the Lundeens hometown of Holdrege, Nebraska. This sculpture was created for Holdreges centennial celebration. George designed this sculpture of a pioneer family to represent the hardy and determined souls who settled the Great Plains. 

Although this sculpture has been out of production for quite some time now, we did manage to reacquire a smaller (36) version of this sculpture recently.  It is currently available for sale in our gallery and we can ship anywhere.Image attachment

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My inlaws Bruce and Margaret Hilsabeck gave is one of these! I was there for the dedication of the one in North Park and also for your Lewis and Clark ones in downtown Lincoln. You all are so talented!

I stopped during our walk to admire the sculpture this summer with my grandkids and tell them the story. Beautiful!

I have one of the promotional replicas proudly displayed in my home. It's a wonderful reminder of my youth, my family, and Holdrege.

I usually visit the park and drive by the statue whenever I'm home. Beautiful!

Holdrege is my hometown & it is Amazing.

I proposed to Miss Kelli Graff at the base of your sculpture in 2001. 💍🌪

You rock George!

No fair posting photos from 35+ years ago ........ we all had hair back then !!!

Incredible!

Alan Hirschfeld

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It is the last weekend to catch The Lundeens': Divine Intervention at the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney. The show runs through February 2. Work from Mark Lundeen, George Lundeen, Bets Lundeen, Ann LaRose, and Joey Bainer are all on display, including clay maquettes from the creation of the Cloisters on the Platte sculptures. ... See MoreSee Less

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It is the last weekend to catch The Lundeens: Divine Intervention at the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney. The show runs through February 2.  Work from Mark Lundeen, George Lundeen, Bets Lundeen, Ann LaRose, and Joey Bainer are all on display, including clay maquettes from the creation of the Cloisters on the Platte sculptures.

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This was such a phenomenal exhibit! Wish I would have seen it sooner and been able to have the next stop be North Platte at the Prairie Arts Center!

Beautiful

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Loveland, CO 80537

Phone: (970) 669-7176
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