The Art of Jean Requa Lubin

About the Artist

Jean Requa Lubin
Born in California, Jean grew up in American Samoa and Juneau, Alaska, where she developed a passion for wildlife and the beauty of nature. "I was so fortunate to enjoy a childhood in such wonderfully exotic and inspiring places." And the long-lasting influences of these far-away lands are at the heart of her artistic spirit.

Invaluable study with Luke Frazier, Matt Smith and Scott Christensen provided the fundamentals in painting and inspiration that laid the groundwork for her impressions of nature and the wild landscape. "I owe so much to these gifted artists who have a generous teaching ethic to pass along their knowledge and inspiration." Awards and honors followed, from the Scottsdale Artists' School, plein air festivals and regional and national juried shows.

After nomination into membership at the Salmagundi Club, Jean enjoyed exhibiting in New York City. Her work, created with painterly realism, is a reflection of her interpretation of the subject, and she now specializes in equine paintings.

Selection of Jean's painting "Lush Life", in the Top 100, Arts for the Parks, 2004, was another milestone, the continued search for excellence and meaning.

Jean's paintings have been juried into the Western Spirit Show at the Old West Museum in Cheyenne, Wyoming, the Grand National Rodeo Celebration of Western Art at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, the American Academy of Equine Art Annual Show at the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, Kentucky, and the Cattlemen's Western Art Show and Greeley Stampede of Western Art.

Most recently, Jean was elected into membership in the American Academy of Equine Art.

Specializing in equine portrait commissions, Jean's studio and home are in Bend, Oregon, where she lives with her husband, Harve, and she is represented by Judith Hale Gallery in Santa Barbara County.

Born: Hayward, California, 1948
Awards and Exhibits:
June 24 - July 22, 2016
Miniature Art Show
Clearwater Gallery
Sisters, Oregon
July 7 - 11, 2016
Equine Art 2016
Emerald Downs
Auburn, Washington
December 10, 2015
Holiday Art Exhibit
Theme - "Toys"
Redmond Airport
Redmond, Oregon
Making our move from
San Diego to the GNW
Bend, Oregon!
October 9th, 2014
Juror for the 38th Annual Senior Art Contest
San Diego, CA
October 25, 2013
37th Annual Senior Art Contest
Best of Show and
1st Place for Oil
September 14, 2012
American Academy of Equine Art
Fall Juried Show
Georgetown, Kentucky
Sporting Art Award
July 13, 2012
Equine Art 2012
Campbell Award for Oil
2nd and 3rd Place Awards
July 14 - 15, 2012
Art Alliance of Idyllwild
Judged Members' Art Show
People's Choice Award
April 28 - 29, 2012
AAI Members' Show
First Place for Representational
September 22, 2011
Art at the Draft Horse Classic
Grass Valley, CA
First Place for Oil
September 10, 2011
13th Annual Idyllwild Juried Show
First Place Representational
September 2, 2011
Fall Juried Exhibition
American Academy of Equine Art
Georgetown, Kentucky
November, 2010
Elected into Membership
American Academy of Equine Art
September, 2010
AAEA Fall Juried Show
Georgetown, Kentucky
June, 2010
Stampede Western Art Show
Greeley, Colorado
March, 2010
Cattlemen's Western Art Show
Paso Robles, California
March, 2010
Salute to the World Equestrian Games
Lexington, Kentucky
September, 2009
American Academy of Equine Art
Fall Juried Show
Kentucky Horse Park
AAEA 2009 Sporting Art Award
September, 2008
American Academy of Equine Art
Fall Juried Show
Kentucky Horse Park
Lexington, Kentucky
Kimbel E. Oelke Memorial Award for Painting
April, 2008
Celebration of Western Art
Grand National Rodeo
San Francisco, CA
2nd Place Award
February, 2007
Southwest Artists' Assoc.
Annual Juried Show
2nd Place Award
January 2007
Salmagundi Annual Combined Exhibition, New York City
March 2006
Western Spirit Art Show
Old West Museum, Cheyenne, WY
June 2005
Art Alliance of Idyllwild Juried Show
1st Place for Oil
September 2004
Arts for the Parks, Top 100
July 2004
Art Alliance of Idyllwild Mem. Show
1st Place Representational
June 2004
American Artists Professional League
Summer Show, Pen and Brush Club, New York City
November 2003
American Artists Professional League
75th Grand National, New York City
September 2002
Idyllwild Plein Air Art Festival
Artists' Choice Award
July 2000
Art Alliance of Idyllwild Mem. Show
First Place Overall
February 1998
Scottsdale Artists' School
Brightest and Best Show
March 1997
St. Mark's 34th Annual Art Festival
Popular Favorite Award
Annual One-Artist Show
Idyllwild Uptown Café
Scottsdale Artists' School
Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA
Study with wildlife painter, Luke Frazier
Outdoor landscape study with Matt Smith in
Jackson Hole, WY
Landscape study with Scott Christensen
American Academy of Equine Art
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Oil Painters of America
Salmagundi Club, NYC
American Artists Professional League
Board Member, Art Alliance of Idyllwild
Chair, 2001 and 2002, Students in the Galleries
Chair, 2002 - 2005, Idyllwild Plein Air Festival