posted August 31, 2009

Art Chosen for Collections and Exhibitions

Work by Bruce McCombs, professor of art at Hope College, has recently been added to three permanent collections and featured in six exhibitions.

He has had paintings included in the permanent collections of the Kalamazoo Institute of Art in Kalamazoo and The Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland State University in Ohio.

He has also had work included in the 52nd Chautauqua Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Strohl Art Center, Chautauqua, N.Y.; the 73rd Mid-Year Exhibition, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio; the 62nd Annual International Exhibition, Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, Pittsburgh, Pa.; the Niagara Watercolor Society National Exhibition, Kenan Center, Buffalo, N.Y.; the 74th Annual National Watercolor Exhibition, Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, N.Y.; and the 81st Regional Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon.

McCombs actively displays his prints and paintings throughout the U.S. and around the world. His artwork has been procured by many permanent collections both nationally and internationally, including the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 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.  A member of the Hope faculty since 1969, he holds his B.F.A. from the Cleveland Institute of Art and his M.F.A. from TulaneUniversity in New Orleans, La.