Bruce McCombs, professor of art at Hope College, has recently had paintings included in a variety of exhibitions and additional permanent collections.
The exhibitions are "Biennial Contemporary Realism," Fort Wayne Museum, Indiana; "The Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors," The Art Center, Old Forge, N.Y.; "The Printed Image, First Biennial Midwestern Graphics Exhibition," Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University, Topeka, Kan.; "National Printmaking 2006," The College of New Jersey, Ewing; "West Michigan Area Show," Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts; "Festival of the Arts in Grand Rapids," Grand Rapids Art Museum; "West Michigan Regional Competition," Lowell Arts Council; "78th Regional Exhibition," and "Self Portraits and Narratives," Muskegon Museum of Art; "2006 Greater Michigan Art Exhibition," Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art, Midland; "2006 Annual; All Media Exhibition," Ann Arbor Art Center; "43rd Michigan Exhibition," Holland Area Arts Council.
His work has recently been added to the permanent collections of Indianapolis University in Indiana; Meiji Gakuin University in Tokyo, Japan; The College of New Jersey in Ewing; and the Mulvane Art Museum of Washburn University in Topeka, Kan.
McCombs has been a member of the Hope faculty since 1969. He 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 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 holds his B.F.A. from the Cleveland Institute of Art and his M.F.A. from Tulane University in New Orleans, La.