Dianne L. Massey Dunbar

ARTIST STATEMENT:
            I love to paint!  Every painting is an adventure, with opportunities and challenges.  A few works paint themselves, seemingly effortlessly.  Other paintings yield an almost life and death struggle.  Whatever the outcome, I always learn something.  It is intoxicating.  It is unpredictable.  Painting for me is an ongoing process of discovery.

ART EDUCATION:
2003-2004          Studied under Ron Hicks and Kevin Weckbach, Art Students League of Denver
2000-2002          Studied under Mark Daily, Art Students League of Denver
1998-2003          Studied under Quang Ho, Professional Studies Class Art Students League of Denver
1980-1981       Attended Rocky Mountain School of Art
1959-1977       Studied under Harold A. Wolfinbarger, Jr.

PUBLICATIONS:
April 2011                   Southwest Art Magazine, “Inside Edition”
November 2007          American Art Collector Magazine, “Respecting the Ordinary”        
January 2003               Southwest Art Magazine, “Painting Colorado”
January 2002               Southwest Art Magazine, “Artists to Watch” column

PARTIAL LIST OF JURIED EXHIBITIONS, INVITATIONALS,
SHOWS AND AWARDS:
~          Solo show, Byers-Evans House Museum, 1310 Bannock Street, Denver, CO,
            November 5-November 30, 2010
~          Oil Painters of America l9th Annual Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils,
            Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, April 30-May 31, 2010
~          Salon International 2010, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX,
            April 10-April 30 2010
~          3rd Annual Denver Plein Air Art Festival Exhibition, Golden Triangle Museum District,
            Denver, CO, November 10-December 31, 2009
                        Best of Show and First Place Master Category
~          10th Annual American Impressionist Society Juried Exhibition, Saks Galleries,
            Denver, CO, October 23-December 1, 2009
                        Second Place Overall
~          Salon International 2009, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX,
            April 4-May 1, 2009
                        Honorable Mention and Jury’s Top 50
~          Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition, Devin Galleries,
            Coeur d’Alene, ID,  September 12-October 11, 2008
~          Salon International 2008, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX,
            April 11-May 2, 2008
~          Oil Painters of America Central Regional Exhibition, South Wind Gallery,
            Topeka, KS, September 28-November 10, 1007
                        Best of Show
~          Salon International 2007, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX,
May 18-June 15, 2007
            Honorable Mention and Jury’s Top 50

~          Oil Painters of America 16th Annual National Juried Exhibit of Traditional Oils,
Whistle Pik Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX, May 10-June 8, 2007
            Second Place Overall
~          Awarded status as Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America by its Board
            of Directors, December, 2006
~          Oil Painters of America 15th Annual National Juried Exhibit of Traditional Oils,
Dana Gallery, Missoula, MT, May 4-June 13, 2006
            Hunter Editions Award of Excellence
~          Oil Painters of America 2005 Central Regional Exhibition, Snowfire Gallery, Estes Park,
CO, October 1-31, 2005
                        Award of Excellence
~          Salon International 2005, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX,
May 7-27, 2005
            Jury’s Top Fifty
~          Oil Painters of America 14th Annual National Juried Exhibit of Traditional Oils,
Hilligoss Galleries, Chicago, IL, May 6-June 19, 2005
~          “2003 Artists of Colorado” Show, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, CO,
            September 2003
                        Best of Show
~         Top 100 Arts for the Parks National Competition, 2003, National Park Academy of the
            Arts, Jackson, WY, July, 2003
~          2003 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, Nichols Taos Fine Art Gallery,
403 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM, May 3-June 1, 2003
            Savoir Faire: Sennelier & Isabey Award of Excellence
~          Salon International 2003, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, 2218 Breezewood, San
            Antonio, TX, May 3-May 27, 2003
                        Honorable Mention
Jury’s Top Fifty
~          “2002 Artists of Colorado” Show, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, CO,  August 2002
                        Best of Show
~          Top 200 Arts for the Parks National Competition, 2002, National Park Academy of the
            Arts, Jackson, WY, July, 2002
~          American Women Artists Fifth Annual Competition Exhibit, The Columbine Gallery,
            Santa Fe, NM, May 31-June 7, 2002
                        Runner-up Best of Show
~          Salon International 2002, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX,
May 4-June 4, 2002
~          Oil Painters of America 11th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Hilligoss Galleries,
            Chicago, IL, April 27-May 24, 2002
~          2002 “This is Colorado” Exhibit, Temple Buell Theatre, Denver, CO, April 1-30, 2002
Second Place Oil
~          Top 200 Arts for the Parks National Competition, 2001, National Park Academy
            of the Arts, Jackson, WY, August, 2001

MEMBERSHIPS:
Oil Painters of America                                  Signature Member
American Impressionist Society, Inc.             Associate Member