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Dennis Linn

Rapid City, SD, United States

Dennis L Linn 14815 229th Street, Rapid City, SD 57703 Phone Number: 605-209-8663 E-mail: dllinn@dennislinn.com Personal Web Site: dennislinn.com EDUCATION MFA 1978 Bowling Green State University, Ohio MA 1977 Bowling Green State University, Ohio BA 1972 Ohio University (Painting, Sculpture and Art Education) Cum Laude EXHIBITIONS: Platinum Medal Award, Northern Plains Watercolor Society 2017 Members' 22nd Annual Celebration of Light Exhibit. Three paintings at The Center for Western Studies show Weathered: The Northern Plains Landscape as Shaped by the Elements, May 22, 2017 - August 25, 2017. Best of Show drawing Dakota Masters & First Place Watercolor, DakotaMasters 2016. People's Choice Award, Watercolor, Northern Plains Watercolor Society, July 2016. Red River Watercolor Society’s 23rd Annual National Juried Watermedia Exhibition 17 May – 4 September 2016 Western Art Quick Draw, Stock Show and Rodeo, Civic Center, Rapid City, SD, raised money for the Stock Show and Rodeo, 6 February 2016 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, Durham, North Carolina, Two Gold Medals with "A Sacred Place" a mixed-media painting and "Faith (1)" a watercolor, 12 - 18 October 2015 Northern Plains Watercolor Societies National Show, Dahl Fine Arts Center, Rapid City, South Dakota, Gold Medal winner and Best of Show "Peace", People's Choice "Faith(2)", 12 September - 24 October 2015, article in Jan-Feb Watercolor Artist Magazine 2016 Fisher House Fundraiser, paintings "A Glimpse of Heaven" and "Black Hills Peace," plus three prints, LV, Nevada, 4 May 2015 Timber Lake and Area Historical Society, Sea of Grass Events, Two dinosaur paintings in the museum, Article in June issue of South Dakota Magazine, Timber Lake, South Dakota 11 April 2015 The Goods, three paintings donated to raise funds for the arts at the Dahl Fine Arts Center, Rapid City, 14 November 2014 and two donated 13 November, 2015 Dakota MasterWorks, First place Sculpture, "Sacrifice," Ruddell Gallery at Black Hills State University, Spearfish - mid November through the beginning of January, Ramkota Hotel in Pierre during the SDHCA Legislative Reception - January 27, 2016 "Respect," A contemporary art exhibit, The Rapid City Arts Council celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, three paintings, 24 July - 5 September 2015 Dakota MasterWorks, Honorable Mention in Acrylic Painting, 3rs place sculpture, Ruddell Gallery at Black Hills State University, Spearfish - mid November through the beginning of January, Ramkota Hotel in Pierre during the SDHCA Legislative Reception - January 27, 2015 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, local show, Ft Meade, SD, Best of show and seven first place awards, March, 2015 Plain Air Competition, Dahl Fine Arts Center, Rapid City, First Place, Best of Show, September 2014 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Two Gold Medals with "Glory" a mixed-media painting and "the Patriot" an oil painting, 27 October - 2 November 2014 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, local show, Ft Meade, SD, Best of show and nine first place awards, March, 2014 D.C. Booth Historic Society, displaying First place Hatchery Quick Draw painting "Generations" in Booth house, 13 September 2013 to present, Spearfish, South Dakota Reimagining the Sarasota Chalk Festival Artists, The Ice House Gallery, In the Rosemary District, Sarasota, Florida, 13 November -18 November 2013 17th Annual Dakota MasterWorks Art Show, Legislative Reception, Ramkota Hotel, Pierre, SD January 28, 2014; Ruddell Art Gallery, Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD, 15 November - 30 December 2013; Good Samaritan Society, Sioux Falls, SD 28 -29 October 2013 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, local show, Ft Meade, SD, Best of show and 12 first place awards, March, 2013 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, Two Gold Medals, Art Exhibit in The Great Hall, Massachusetts State House, Boston, Massachusetts, 8 - 14 October 2012 Interpretations of Wounded Knee 1973 and 1890, Madsen/Nelson/Elmen Galleries of the Fantle Building, The Center for Western Studies, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD 27 April - 26 May 2012 New Visions, Solo Exhibition, Alex Johnson Mercantile Art Gallery, Rapid City, SD 4 November -20 January 2012 Remembrance and Renewal Exhibit, Dahl Arts Center, Rapid City, SD 7 June - 9 August 2012 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, local show, Ft Meade, SD, Best of show and seven first place awards, March, 2013 Interpretations of Wounded Knee 1973 and 1890, Madsen/Nelson/Elmen Galleries of the Fantle Building, The Center for Western Studies, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD April 27 - 26 May 2012 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, Viterbo University Fine Arts Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin 19 - 24 October 2010 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, local show, Ft Meade, SD, Best of show and nine first place awards, March, 2010 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, Arts Center Old Forge, August 2009 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, Two Gold Medals, San Antonio, Texas , October 2008 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, Riverside Convention Center, Three Gold Medals, Riverside, California 20 -26, October 2008 OTHER Art Director, Actor(as Dan Boyum), Camera handling, Grip, Electrical equipment, special set work, Creator of the Pigmobile in the movie "Until Forever" showing in theaters throughout South Dakota, Minneapolis, Texas and other States starting 12 February 2016. Article in "Down Country Roads," magazine Pages 32-38, Jan.-Feb. 2016. Rapid City Investment Report page 6, February 2016. Rapid City Journal, Hot Springs Star, Mitchell and Yankton newspapers and others, 2016 COLLECTIONS Timber Lake and Area Historical Society Museum, two paintings, "Ancient Hunt," and "Watering Hole," April 2015 D.C. Booth Historical National Fish Hatchery & Archives, "Generations," painting in Booth House, March 2015 16 Paintings in the Air Force Art Collection from 1982 through 1999, Pentagon, Washing DC Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City, SD, Acrylic landscape paintings , Beauty in the Black Hills, Early Morning Rays. 1992,1995 Bowling Green State University, Graduate School, Cascade, oil, 1978. Many paintings in Private Collections throughout the United States and Europe. Oils and Acrylic paintings, Stone sculptures. 1972- present. Publications About the Artist Book: Art Journey, Abstract Painting - A Celebration f Contemporary Art: ISBN 13:978-1-4403-5160-0, page 98-99. Rapid City Journal, news on National Veterans Creative Arts Festivals, October 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, Artist Magazine, National Juried All Media Exhibition. Cincinnati, Ohio 1990 American Artist, Volume 52, Issue 553, Billboard Publications August 1988, pages 40-42. AWARDS National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, Durham, North Carolina, Two Gold Medals with "A Sacred Place" a mixed-media painting and "Faith (1)" a watercolor, 12 - 18 October 2015 Northern Plains Watercolor Societies National Show, Dahl Fine Arts Center, Rapid City, South Dakota, Gold Medal winner and Best of Show "Peace", People's Choice "Faith(2)", 12 September - 24 October 2015, article in Jan-Feb Watercolor Artist Magazine Dakota MasterWorks, First place Sculpture, "Sacrifice," Ruddell Gallery at Black Hills State University, Spearfish - mid November through the beginning of January, Ramkota Hotel in Pierre during the SDHCA Legislative Reception - January 27, 2016 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, local show, Ft Meade, SD, Best of show and seven first place awards, March, 2015 Plain Air Competition, Dahl Fine Arts Center, Rapid City, First Place, Best of Show, September 2014 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Two Gold Medals with "Glory" a mixed-media painting and "the Patriot" an oil painting, 27 October - 2 November 2014 Dakota MasterWorks, Honorable Mention in Acrylic Painting, 3rd place sculpture, Ruddell Gallery at Black Hills State University, Spearfish - mid November through the beginning of January, Ramkota Hotel in Pierre during the SDHCA Legislative Reception - January 27, 2014 D.C. Booth Historic Society, displaying First place Hatchery Quick Draw painting "Generations" in Booth Spearfish Hatchery Quick Draw, Spearfish Chamber, 14 September 2013 17th Annual Dakota MasterWorks Art Show, First Place Sculpture, Good Samaritan Society, Sioux Falls, SD 28 October 2013 . 16th Annual Dakota MasterWorks Art Show, Good Samaritan Society, Sioux Falls, SD 28 October 2012, Honorable Mention in acrylic painting. Britten Banners ArtUp award 2011, National banner art competition, Baltimore, Grand Prize Winner, 16 April 2012 Pastel Journal's 100 Competition, placed in abstract and animal divisions, April 2014, 2010, 2009 and 2007 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival Awards, Three Gold Medals 2008, Two Gold Medals and one Silver 2009, One Gold Medal and two Bronze 2010, Two Silver Medals 2011, One Gold and Two Silver 2012, Two Silver Medals 2013, Two Gold Medals 2014, and Two Gold Medals 2015. Many local First place awards Ft. Meade Health Care System, SD. Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, Arts Center Old Forge, August 2009 American Artist Magazine, Recognized as an American Emerging Artist, August issue 1988 Many local and National Awards from 1972 to Present

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