Dean Bloodgood Dean Bloodgood received his Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Texas in Austin in 1958. UCLA for a day, County Art Institute(Parsons)Los Angeles for a semester and finally the MFA from Southern Cal in 1960. Following his university education, Bloodgood supported himself with various jobs and continued to develop his painting and drawing. He taught for a year at the University of Illinois from 1962-63, returned to LA and then accepted a position at Oklahoma State University where he taught for 41 years. His work is included in the permanent collections of the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, Philbrook Museum of Art, City of El Paso as well as many private collections. His work has been featured in solo, group, juried, and invitational exhibits through the southwest from Texas to California.
Jay Bonifield Spiritual, experimental and process oriented, are my visual discoveries. Through painting they have lead, for nearly fifty years, to the continually expanding array of vistas, curiosities and beauties in life’s experience. Objectivity has given way to a local, subjective point of view that evokes mnemonic interpretations, intuitive inventions, and sublime projections. This viewpoint appreciates the limits of sight and the transcendental nature of visual perceptions. It involves looking past the material, objective world and perceiving with our minds’ eye open to the Spiritual Reality. It speaks of truths that are always with us, though seldom seen and apt to be unnoticed.