General info
Artist
Nebraska
Jean Welborn was born and raised in Atkinson, Nebraska. She completed a Bachelor of Arts in Art at Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska in 2012. Her acrylic paintings contain whimsical, stylized, and surreal elements with elongated figures as a recurring theme. She has shown work at the Lead-Deadwood Arts Center in Lead, South Dakota, The Carnegie in Alliance, Nebraska, West Nebraska Arts Center in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, The Old Feed Store Art Center in Bassett, Nebraska, The City County Building in Lincoln, Nebraska, and the Heartland Tasting Room in Blair, Nebraska. Welborn received an Award of Excellence in 2018 and participated in the Association of Nebraska Art Clubs traveling show. She is a member of ANAC, Brick Road Artists, The Garden Gallery and the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery. Welborn and her husband currently reside in Blair where she enjoys a full-time career as a freelance artist and member of Artists’ Cooperative Fine Arts Gallery of Omaha and Garden Gallery of Elkhorn.


“I think one of the most remarkable gifts about being an artist is the ability to translate wild imaginations directly into images. Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte were masters of this. Working from my imagination, I paint the world that I see in all its whimsy, color, exaggeration, humor and darkness. Women’s figures and portraits have been a central theme of my work. I love stretching the proportions and working with all the beautiful curves, contours, and angles of a face and body."
Experience
Blair, NE
May 2012 - Present
Freelance Artist
Welborn is a freelance artist specializing in acrylic paintings, murals, and illustrative commissions. She also shows work year round at the Artists' Cooperative Gallery in Omaha, NE and The Garden Gallery in Elkhorn, NE.
Education
Chadron, Nebraska
Aug 2008 - May 2012
Bachelor of Arts in Art
Chadron State College
BA magna cum laude, Studio Art, Chadron State College, Chadron, NE
Award for Outstanding Senior in the area of Art
Professional Experience
Professional Experience
2019- present: Member of the Garden Gallery, Elkhorn, NE
2018- present: Member of Artists’ Cooperative Fine Arts Gallery, Omaha, NE
2018 Illustrator, Doberman Rescue of Nebraska Inc, Omaha, NE
2017- present: Secretary, Brick Road Artists Association, Blair, NE
2017- present: Member of Association of Nebraska Art Clubs
2017 Sculptor, Custom Miniature Pet Busts, Private Commission
2017 Illustrator, Children’s Book Illustrations, Private Commission
2017 Artist, Custom Pet Sympathy Cards, Atkinson Veterinary Clinic, Atkinson, NE
2016 Muralist, Alliance Floral Hoffhaus Gardens Mural, Alliance, NE
2016 Designer, Make-A-Wish Foundation Nebraska Logo Design, Kearney, NE
2016 Designer, Channel Seed Logo Design, Maas Seeds, Blair, NE
2016 Artist, Biodegradable Pet Urns, Atkinson Veterinary Clinic, Atkinson, NE
2016 Artist, Fort Robinson Western and Wildlife Art Show, Crawford, NE
2015 Instructor/Muralist, Boys and Girls Club of the Black Hills Mural Project, Lead, SD
2015 Artist, Fort Robinson Western and Wildlife Art Show, Crawford, NE
2012 Instructor, CSC Art Day, Figure Drawing Session, Chadron, NE
2011 Muralist, Outdoor Mural, City of Lead Beautification Project, Lead, SD
2010–12 President of Chadron State College Art Guild, Chadron, NE
2008 Muralist, West Holt High School Murals, Atkinson, NE
2007 Muralist, Group Project, Atkinson Public Library, Atkinson, NE
Exhibitions
2019 Two-Person Exhibition, Artists' Cooperative Gallery, Omaha, NE (with artist Cindy Mathiasen)
2019 Two-Person Exhibition, The Garden Gallery, Elkhorn, NE (with artist Heather Boyd)
2019 Solo Gallery Show, 500 Days, West Nebraska Arts Center, Scottsbluff, NE
2019 Group Exhibition, Association of Nebraska Art Clubs, Albion, NE
2019 Group Exhibition, Heartland Tasting Room, Blair, NE
2018 Group Exhibition, Association of Nebraska Art Clubs, Award of Excellence, Traveling Show
2018 Group Exhibition, Artists' Cooperative Gallery, Omaha, NE
2018 Solo Gallery Show, 500 Days, Old Feed Store Art Center, Bassett, NE
2018 Group Exhibition, Gateway to Art, Heartland Tasting Room, Blair, NE
2017 Group Exhibition, Eclectic Works, Heartland Tasting Room, Blair, NE
2017 Two-Person Exhibition, Cassiopeia, Alliance Floral Hoffhaus, Alliance, NE (with Timm Hoff)
2017 Group Exhibition, Blooming Art, Heartland Tasting Room, Blair, NE
2017 Solo Exhibition, 500 Days, Atkinson, NE
2016 Group Exhibition, Nebraska by Heart, Old City Hall, Lincoln, NE
2016 Two-Person Exhibition, City-County Gallery, Lincoln, NE (with sculptor, Timm Hoff)
2015 Two-Person Exhibition, West Nebraska Arts Center, Scottsbluff, NE (with sculptor, Timm Hoff)
2014 Two-Person Exhibition, Lead-Deadwood Arts Center, Lead, SD (with sculptor, Timm Hoff)
2014 Group Exhibition, The Carnegie, Alliance, NE
2012 Senior Exhibition, Main Gallery, Memorial Hall, Chadron State College, Chadron, NE
Collaborative Projects
Funk and Wagnall’s Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology, and Legend, Interactive Gallery Exhibition (performance in collaboration with Timm Hoff)
Press
2019 Guzman, Chabella. "West Nebraska Arts Center presents '500 Days' an exhibit inspired by
farmers" KNEB The Brand
2019 Jordan, Spike. "Art exhibit pays tribute to hardships, endurance and understated beauty in rural
life" Scottsbluff Star-Herald
2019 Buhrman, Daniel. "Not your standard artwork" Washington County Progress
2018 Lieswald, Lorraine. “Welborn Art on Display in Bassett” Atkinson Graphic
2017 Nebraska Rural Living, Online Publication, Featured Artist
2017 Rosencrants, Hillary. "Blair Artist's Work Braves Weather for 500 Days" Washington County
Pilot-Tribune
2016 Randall, Genevieve. Friday Live: Timm Hoff, The Lark, Homestead Artist, And More... Friday Live