BFAC Best of Show
Clay Pitzer Memorial
Lester & Virginia Clark Memorial
Travis H. Toland Memorial
Doylene H. Land attributes her affinity for wide-open spaces to living most of her life in west Texas. The area’s desert environment, vast sky and the ever-changing clouds have mesmerized her since childhood. She is particularly enthralled with the flat, stark horizon. As an oil painter, this linear horizon is often reflected in her designs. She combines images of cherished everyday objects and elements from nature, creating personal visual narratives. She has been represented in galleries in Santa Fe, New Mexico and San Angelo, Texas. Her work is in private collections across the nation.
Doylene received a BFA in Art Education and MFA in Education from Texas Tech University with concentrated studies on teaching visual art to students who are blind and visually impaired. Incorporating 3D printed art forms and objects, she developed curriculum for teaching art to students with visual disabilities. She presented workshops regarding disabilities and art for educators and museum staff throughout Texas and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Upon completing college and looking to expand her horizons Doylene moved to Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. There she taught high school art and immersed herself in the arts and culture of Mexico.
In Odessa, Texas Doylene extended her career to museum work at the Ellen Noël Art Museum. She was an art instructor and advisor for the development of the Sculpture and Sensory Garden. She worked as Curator of Exhibitions and Art Education and served as Interim Director. She curated exhibitions with individual artists and groups of artists from across the nation and collaborated on projects with other museums.
Doylene currently lives on Hubbard Creek Lake near Breckenridge, Texas. She and her husband are in the process of restoring a ninety-five year-old building that will become her working studio.