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Dorothy Tuma

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Dorothy Tuma

Dorothy Tuma

In the studio - currently by appointment only.
Hours subject to change. To ensure artist availability, please email.

I came to art accidentally. My job required sending photos to a local newspaper. After several published photos, the newspaper hired me as a photographer. While on assignment throughout Northeastern Nebraska, I noticed all the abandoned farm buildings. With black and white film loaded in the camera I begin to record, “Vanishing Middle America”, a show that traveled throughout Nebraska ultimately ending at the Governor’s Mansion.

My extensive travels to - Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, Japan, New Zealand, and Australia led to “Doorways to the World” a show at the Phipps Gallery at the City Library.

With photos published locally, nationally, and internationally as well a number of authors using my photos in books and periodicals, I was ready to try a different creative medium.

A snitzel class (using small pieces of fabric) with Jean Mills, an artist at the Hot Shops Art Center, changed my direction in creativity. The tactile aspect of working with fabric drew me to this art form and after the realism of black and white photography, I enjoy creating abstractly. Hand dying and painting fabric expanded my creative outlet.

I continue to learn more fabric applications, but also enjoy classes in cold wax/oil and metal art. It has been a joy ride of creativity and curiosity.

Solo exhibitions:

  • Lauritzen Gardens
  • Cathedral Cultural Center-Sunderland Gallery
  • Creighton University-Lied Art Gallery
  • Phipps Gallery
  • Loft Gallery at Florence Mills
  • Hospice House
  • Hot Shops Art Center
  • Tremenos Gallery in Omaha
  • Governor’s Mansion in Lincoln
  • Clarkson Public Library, Clarkson, NE
  • Norfolk Art Center, Norfolk, NE
  • Gallery 92 in Fremont, NE
  • Wildwood House in Nebraska City, NE
  • Jenny Edmondson Hospital, Council Bluffs, IA
  • Hartford, CN
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Dayton, OH
  • Chicago, IL
  • Los Angles, CA
  • Baltimore, MD

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