The Elizabeth Rubendall Artist-In-Residence Collection

The Elizabeth Rubendall Foundation has generously funded an artist-in-residence program at the Great Plains Art Museum since 2007. Artworks are commissioned by the museum to become part of the museum's permanent collection, and the artist completes the commissioned artwork(s) at the Great Plains Art Museum. The full artistic process is on display for visitors and school groups, creating a unique program as well as enduring art.

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2014: Todd A. Williams

April 22-27, 2014

Williams is currently working on a multi-year project, “Painting the Legacy of Nebraska,” where he plans to depict significant historical sites and events in all of Nebraska’s 93 counties in honor of the 150th year of statehood in 2017. For more information on the project and to see the painting 2015 calendar showcasing his initial paintings including Platte River, Hall County, Nebraska, 2014 the work William’s painted as part of his residency go to Nebraska 150.org

A native of Central City, Williams studied painting and illustration at the Kansas City Art Institute and worked as an in-house senior artist and designer for Hallmark Cards and DaySpring Cards. Today, Williams excels in his ability to paint all subject matter using spontaneous brushwork and creative virtuosity. Most of the time, he can be found painting in the open air. His work has been exhibited across the country in gallery, museum and invitational exhibitions, including the Gilcrease Museum, the Great Plains Art Museum, Richmond Art Museum, Montgomery Museum Of Fine Arts, Art Museum of Lafayette, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, the Maynard Dixon Museum, Evansville Museum of Arts and the Oil Painters of America and Impressionists Society National Exhibitions.


Previous Artists-in-Residence

Molly Murphy Adams

2013: Molly Murphy Adams

Relative Position, 2013
Felt, beads, horse hair

Anne Peyton

2012: Anne Peyton

Top of the Morning, 2012

Allen and Patty Eckman

2011: Allen and Patty Eckman

Prairie Chicken Dance, 2011
Cast paper

Wendy Hall

2010: Wendy Hall

Calf and Resting Cow, 2010
Oil on canvas

Gail Sundell

2009: Gail Sundell

Women of the Plains, 2009
Colorado alabaster

Michael Albrechtsen

2008: Michael Albrechtsen

Nebraska Reverence, 2008
Oil on canvas

Martha and Delmar Pettigrew

2007: Martha and Delmar Pettigrew

I'm Outta Here, 2007
Bronze

Andrew Peters

2006: Andrew Peters

A Good Solid Century Farm, 2006
Oil on canvas