GARWOOD-SKALA GALLERY EXHIBITS

JOURNEY

LINDA DABBS OF CRAWFORD, NE

 NOV 1 - DEC 3

ARTIST RECEPTION 5-7PM SAT, NOV, 12TH

 

 

BIO: Linda has been a practicing and professional artist for most of her life, supporting herself & her three children with graphic & advertising art. She now fills her time with theater art painting sets for several theaters along with teaching scenic painting techniques at Chadron State College.

 

Starting at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo where she organized & started the zoo’s graphic art department. From there, moving on to become art director for Imperial Outdoor Advertising Co. Then on to advertising art as director of design for ad agencies, later owning her own free lance graphic design/ illustration studio. Some of the organizations she has served with are, the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo Women’s Board, Fontenelle Forest Woman’s Guild, and the Graphic Artists Guild. She has also donated her time and talents to Nebraska State Recycling. For several years Linda worked with Kelly S King’s Faux Finish School with schools in Omaha, NE, Denver, CO, and Seattle, WA. Here she helped develop painting and plastering techniques which became the base for the theater work, the ability to manipulate the faux products shows in the art produced now for pleasure. Setting up a studio in Western Nebraska close to Toadstool Park, ranch life, the landscape & wildlife became the inspiration for her art.

 

Proficient in multiple medias, (watercolor, oil, acrylics & sculpture.) There’s not much she won’t try. “I love a Challenge!”

 

ARTIST STATMENT: Simply put “Art has been my journey” whether to support myself and my children or to allow me to examine and challenge myself. I can not remember when I wasn’t drawing, painting, or sculpting. Whether to reproduce something seen which impressed me in some way or to take images and ideas and modify them.

Thankfully, my maternal grandfather Dels Gustafson was an artist and passed on the passion for art and nature. This made it acceptable to have various tools to use and apply colors and texture. I didn’t have to hide has he did his passion for art.

Largely self-taught through trial and error, art has been a driving force, whether for self-discovery or producing for the outside world. When not doing commercial work in advertising, graphic design, scenic painting for theatre or commissioned work, the colors and textures of nature inspire me. 

 

 

STUDIO GALLERY EXHIBITS

SUMMER ADVENTURES STUDENT SHOW

-CURATED BY ROBERT PELTZ

 

Oct 18 - Jan 14th 

 

MIXED MEDIA SHOWCASE OF CARNEGIE'S ART CAMP STUDENTS. THEIR AGES RANGE FROM 7-16 YEARS OF AGE. THE STUDENTS HAVE WORKED ON 3D, PAINTINGS, PASTELS, SKETCHES, MIXED MEDIA, AND SPIN ART. WE ARE PROUD TO SHOWCASE THE TALENTS OF THESE STUDENTS! 

 

Gallery Hours

Tuesday Through Saturday

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Open Sundays 1-4PM Jun - Aug 31

Closed Mondays

 

 

Admission

FREE ADMISSION

Wheelchair Accessible

 

 

NOVEMBER  SPONSORS

-DR. MARK AND TERI CHU 

-DARREN'S CARQUEST 

-WEBB EYECARE

Contact Us

Carnegie Arts Center

204 W 4th St

Alliance  NE  69301

Phone/Fax  308-762-4571

art@carnegieartscenter.com

WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE NEBRASKA ARTS COUNCIL AND THE NEBRASKA CULTURAL ENDOWMENT

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