Blessed Are The Heroes: This is a mixed media painting using canvas, recycled paper, wood and acrylic paints. The images are our heroes who have risked their lives to help others and to make the world a better place. We have lost many who have saved the lives of others. Many we have lost are our heroes. They are someone we have known such as our mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, a friend or neighbor, a policeman or firefighter, president or politician, and the list goes on. In this work of art you can add a picture of your hero by attaching it in premade holders to be placed in the area around the picture. Everyone should have a way to recognize their heroes. Dennis Linn retired from the United States Air Force. He has a wide range of experience in academia and was a Professor of Art at the Air Force Academy. He held positions as Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, Director of the Journalism, has been the Director of Public Affairs and Chief of Plans and Policy. He was Inspector General at Ellsworth and Chief of Protocol at Osan, Korea. He has won many regional and national art awards dating from 1970 to present. He is a twice recipient of an Artist Career Development grant from the South Dakota Arts Council. He has won over 16 Gold Medals and many Best of Show Awards at the National Veterans Creative Arts Festivals over the years. He has won many awards competing in the Northern Plains Watercolor shows. He is a signature member of the Red River Watercolor Society and the Northern Plains Watercolor Society. He has won Best of Show and People’s Choice Awards and many First Place Awards at the Dakota MasterWorks Shows in Sioux Falls. His favorite accomplishment is the completion of 23 Murals on the walls of the Pediatrics clinic at our Rapid City Hospital. Many of his original paintings and prints are in collections throughout the world.
Dennis's ArtPrize Entries
These are Dennis's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Dennis's Past Work
These are images of past work that Dennis has done.