posted November 24, 2008

Art Chosen for Collection and Exhibitions

Work by Bruce McCombs, professor of art at Hope College, has recently been added to another permanent collection and featured in a number of exhibitions.

He has had a painting included in the permanent collection of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Indiana.  His artwork has previously been procured by many permanent collections both nationally and internationally, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and the National Museum of Fine Arts in Hanoi, Vietnam.

He has also recently had his work included in three exhibitions:  the 61st National Exhibition, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, Iowa; the 48th Annual Greater Michigan Exhibition, Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art, Midland Center for the Arts, Midland; and the 45th Annual Exhibition of the Holland Area Arts Council.  In addition, he received the Utrecht Award as an artist featured in the "88th Annual Exhibition," National Watercolor Society, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, Calif.

A member of the Hope faculty since 1969, McCombs actively displays his prints and paintings throughout the U.S. and around the world. He holds his B.F.A. from the Cleveland Institute of Art and his M.F.A. from Tulane University in New Orleans, La.