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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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Dear Loyal Patrons of the Artists' Charitable Fund Auction,

Following the lead of Sculpture in the Park, the Artists' Charitable Fund has decided to postpone our annual auction until 2021. Despite that, we will continue supporting artists! From January 2020- May 2020, the fund has assisted artists by paying over $25,000 in medical and dental bills, thanks to your continued support! If you have a monetary donation or a piece of artwork for next year, we will gladly accept it at our Loveland gallery & studio. (Message us if you'd like a mailing address.) Thank you and we hope you have a safe and happy summer!

Painting by Loveland artist Audrie Mergleman, from the 2018 ACF Auction
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Dear Loyal Patrons of the Artists Charitable Fund Auction,

Following the lead of Sculpture in the Park, the Artists Charitable Fund has decided to postpone our annual auction until 2021. Despite that, we will continue supporting artists! From January 2020- May 2020, the fund has assisted artists by paying over $25,000 in medical and dental bills, thanks to your continued support! If you have a monetary donation or a piece of artwork for next year, we will gladly accept it at our Loveland gallery & studio.  (Message us if youd like a mailing address.) Thank you and we hope you have a safe and happy summer!

Painting by Loveland artist Audrie Mergleman, from the 2018 ACF AuctionImage attachmentImage attachment

Take a peek around Loveland parks and open spaces - chances are you will spot one of our public sculptures, including this one at Foote Lagoon by legendary - and local - sculptor George Lundeen Lundeen Sculptures. ⁣

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I miss living in Loveland and going to the sculpture -park

Just love all the details .... gorgeous , amazing.......

Mu very favourite sculpture 😍

I saw this sculpture in VanDusen Garden in Vancouver BC. Are there several of them?

My favorite !

One of my favorites

One of my favorites!

Ohh I want to see this one!!

Cathy Miller Pescarino here's another Lundeen.

Mí favorita,❤❤

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Happy Friday! Stay safe out there this weekend!

Photo of Robert Frost, sculpted by George Lundeen and taken by Elizabeth A. Kelley on the Dartmouth campus
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Happy Friday! Stay safe out there this weekend! 

Photo of Robert Frost, sculpted by George Lundeen and taken by Elizabeth A. Kelley on the Dartmouth campus

"I believed it was a wicked, unjust measure.... I voted against this Indian bill, and my conscience yet tells me that I gave a good honest vote, and one that I believe will not make me ashamed in the day of judgement."
—David Crockett, A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett

In 1830, Davy Crockett was the only member of the Tennessee Delegation to vote against Andrew Jackson's Indian Removal Act. Crockett's vote was not popular in his own district, and he was defeated in the election of 1831.

The larger-than-life bronze sculpture of Davy Crockett by George Lundeen now stands outside the Alamo in Texas. This sculpture is also available in a smaller, maquette size.
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I believed it was a wicked, unjust measure.... I voted against this Indian bill, and my conscience yet tells me that I gave a good honest vote, and one that I believe will not make me ashamed in the day of judgement.
—David Crockett, A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett

In 1830, Davy Crockett was the only member of the Tennessee Delegation to vote against Andrew Jacksons Indian Removal Act. Crocketts vote was not popular in his own district, and he was defeated in the election of 1831. 

The larger-than-life bronze sculpture of Davy Crockett by George Lundeen now stands outside the Alamo in Texas. This sculpture is also available in a smaller, maquette size.

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I am interested in purchasing a smaller one of this bronze for my hubs, Joe, who is related to Davy Crockett.

It is the most amazing sculpture in the Alamo garden.

TEAM Lundeen #1

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Such an awesome piece, one of my faves from the Lundeen crew!

Is this a Betts?

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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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