Art Envy: Georgia O’Keefe

Posted By:  Lisa McGean
Date Posted:  8/9/2010

Seashell 1938 - Georgia O'Keefe
In August the Art Envy series will look at the gorgeous work of artist Georgia O’Keefe. Participants in this monthly workshop will enjoy a 20-minute presentation on the work and life of this iconic American artist, and then get creative in a 45-minute painting workshop taught by local artist Paula Bullwinkel. The workshop will take place at the Redmond Public Library on Monday, August 23rd at 6:00 p.m.  No pre-registration is necessary. Supplies are provided and this program is free and open to the public.

Georgia O’Keefe (1887-1986) was an American artist who challenged the boundaries of modern American artistic style. She is mainly known for her paintings of flowers, rocks, shells, animal bones, and landscapes. Her paintings are instantly recognizable—filled with contoured forms and subtle tonal transitions of varying colors.  Although she started her career in New York, she later found much of her artistic inspiration in the rural Southwest, particularly New Mexico. She moved there permanently in 1949, and lived there until her death at age 98.

Paula BullwinkelLocal Bend artist Paula Bullwinkel has a master’s degree in art education with a minor in painting. She has participated in numerous one-woman and group shows in New York City and the East Coast area. For 18 years, she was a professional fashion and portrait photographer for Magazines in NYC and London. Paula believes artmaking is best approached with a willingness to take risks, and a keen attitude towards the enjoyment of invention.

For more information about this or other library programs, or ADA information, please call 541-312-1034 or visit the library at

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