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.

Jean was elected into membership in the American Academy of Equine Art, and in February, 2017, she was admitted into the High Desert Art League.

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:

April 30 - May 31, 2022
“Spirit of the High Desert”
Elsinore Gallery
Salem, Oregon

Aug. 2 - Oct. 4, 2021
The Alexander
“Les Fleurs et les Papillons”
Bend, Oregon

July 21 - Aug. 1, 2021
High Desert Classics Horse Show
“Equine Portraits”
Bend, Oregon

June 3 - June 29, 2021
The Commons Cafe
“Western Horses”
Bend, Oregon

March 1 - March 31, 2021
The Oxford Hotel
“Wild Nature in the High Desert”
Bend, Oregon

July 25 - Oct. 6, 2020
The High Desert Museum
Art in the West
Bend, Oregon

Sept. 8 - Oct. 2, 2020
American Academy of Equine Art
Fall Showcase
Georgetown, Kentucky

July 1 - July 31, 2020
The Oxford Hotel
“Introducing the Equine”
Bend, Oregon

July 26 - Sept. 3, 2019
The High Desert Museum
Art in the West
Bend, Oregon

Sept. 14, 2019
Diamonds and Dust
“Under the Sheltering Trees”
purchased by Healing Reins
Bend, Oregon

Feb. 1 - Feb. 28, 2019
Black Butte Ranch
Rodeo Paintings
Bend, Oregon

July 13 - 15, 2018
Equine Art 2018
1st Place - Campbell Award
Emerald Downs
Auburn, Washington

Nov. 13, 2017 - Feb. 20, 2018
Winter in the High Desert Show
Sunriver Resort
Sunriver, Oregon

July 27 - August 26, 2017
Art in the West
High Desert Museum
Bend, Oregon

June 23 - July 18, 2017
The Miniature Show
Clearwater Gallery
Sisters, Oregon

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


High Desert Art League
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