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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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"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

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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!!

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! !!!!

Fascinating!

This is one of my favorite

Beautiful. Where is it?

Awesome ‼️

Love it!

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

Sheila & Mark - they were youngsters!

Beautiful

Amo esta escultura!!!❤❤

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Both George and Annalise placed third (bronze 😉) in NOCO Style!! Rock on!! Big thanks!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Both George and Annalise placed third (bronze 😉) in NOCO Style!! Rock on!! Big thanks!!!Image attachment

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Proud to be mentioned in the same breath as Ellie and Jane. Thank you all for the great support we get from our hometowns!

Congratulations to you both!👍

3rd? 3rd! I can’t even name another florist 😋

Congrats George and Annalise 👍👍✌️

Congratulations you 2 well done!

Congratulations

Congratulations guys!!

You both rock it! 👌👌

3rd?!? I'm going to say 1st in the country.

Way to Go!🏆🏆

I know both George Lundeen and Wendy Woo. You guys should connect sometime, if you haven’t already.

So very well earned- congratulations!

#1 in my book.

I think you place 1st in my book. 😁

You rock! While Cammie rides!

3rd? Schm!

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This week, Davy Crockett, By George Lundeen, was dedicated at the Alamo as part of a new Alamo Sculpture Trail connecting the Alamo with the Briscoe Western Art Museum. This trail depicts historical figures from the Texas Revolution.

Click here see the new sculptures that are included in this trail:

medium.com/the-alamo-messenger/six-stunning-bronze-sculptures-added-to-the-alamo-42d31a3fe2e9
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This week, Davy Crockett, By George Lundeen, was dedicated at the Alamo as part of a new Alamo Sculpture Trail connecting the Alamo with the Briscoe Western Art Museum. This trail depicts historical figures from the Texas Revolution. 

Click here see the new sculptures that are included in this trail: 

https://medium.com/the-alamo-messenger/six-stunning-bronze-sculptures-added-to-the-alamo-42d31a3fe2e9

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Sharee will go see that in February! Wish I could join her.

This sculpture I'd great love it.

Incredible George. Keep up the GREAT work!👍

George y’all nailed it again. You do such beautiful work! We are both so proud to say our paths have crossed!

Another Stunning Lundeen Sculpture. Congratulations

Beautiful job, so realistic. Detail is unbelievable...

So awesome!! Great addition!

🎶 Born on a mountain top in Tennessee....🎶

You did it again George------just stunning!!!! Congrats!

Love the movement of the rawhide!

Great work, George

Well done George!

Team Lundeen, GREAT job 👍👍

Larger than life!! Wonderful!!!

Another beautiful work!!!!!! Doug Bentley

Beautiful!

Attaboy Georgio!

❤️❤️❤️

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This week at Lundeen Sculpture, we are especially grateful to our servicemen and women who sacrifice so much to protect our country. We are grateful for the freedom we have because of the sacrifices they have made. Thank you to all our veterans.

"Field of Blue" by George Lundeen
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This week at Lundeen Sculpture, we are especially grateful to our servicemen and women who sacrifice so much to protect our country. We are grateful for the freedom we have because of the sacrifices they have made. Thank you to all our veterans.

Field of Blue by George Lundeen

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Absolutely Beautiful and so touching ❤️

Beautiful sculpture located on the Phelps County Courthouse lawn in Holdrege Nebraska!! ❤️

I enjoy this routinely at our Phelps County Courthouse downtown! Thank u for sharing your beautiful sculptures.

Beautiful ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Put a lump in my throat!!!

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338 East 4th Street
Loveland, CO 80537

Phone: (970) 669-7176
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