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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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Great pic of you all. What a talented brain trust...Cannot wait to see what you come up with next!

Oh it’s gorgeous! We got back from the Cloisters in Gretna a couple weeks ago and seeing the full sized pieces was so moving. Cheers to you all.

An amazing group of artists surrounding an amazing creation!! Thank you all!!

My art teacher would have loved this picture. "George in the back is looking not at the camera. He is looking at the sculpture." His focus is the art, not the event. I love it.

Team Lundeen, no other like them 👍👍

We just went to Cloisters. Incredible!

Omg just beautiful

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Super!

Stunning

I believe the one on the left is also in Lincoln, NE.

Amazing

This monumental sculpture of football great Dick Butkus was such a fun one to do! It was installed last October on the campus of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and, of course, Dick Butkus himself met with George to approve the design.

For all you die-hard Illini or Bears fans, this sculpture is available in a maquette size as well. Check out this video of the unveiling last year, and some words from the great Dick Butkus himself.

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Awesome......so much talent

Love Dick’s last line in this video. “I had fun kicking the **** out of people” lol

In 1972, Bob Zimmerman, a metallurgical engineer, had started an industrial foundry making metal parts for manufacturing. Eventually, his business evolved into Art Castings, which today is one of two local Loveland foundries the Lundeen family still uses to create their sculptures.

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In 1972, Bob Zimmerman, a metallurgical engineer, had started an industrial foundry making metal parts for manufacturing. Eventually, his business evolved into Art Castings, which today is one of two local Loveland foundries the Lundeen family still uses to create their sculptures. 

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Totally Amazing Talent !!!

One of my favorites

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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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