Brownville Workshop Scheduled for February with Esteemed Artist Loren Entz

Brownville Workshop Scheduled for February with Esteemed Artist Loren Entz

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Brownville, NE – Artists from the community and surrounding areas are invited to a two-day workshop on February 18 and 19 taught by nationally recognized Western artist, Loren Entz. This workshop focuses on portrait painting and techniques to observe and capture human emotion, individual history and intelligence on canvas. Space is limited, so attendees are encouraged to register early.

As part of the workshop, Entz will provide group and one-on-one instruction on portrait painting. “I want each artist – whether they are beginners or known in the art world – to leave this workshop learning valuable skills and a new way to view portrait painting,” said Entz. “I pour my heart and soul into these workshops with the objective of helping each attendee meet their goals.”

The artist workshop benefits the newly formed Brownville Education Center for the Arts and Humanities housed in the Brownville Schoolhouse and former Antiquarium.

“The purpose of BECAH is to provide educational programming, learning, instruction and sharing of arts and humanities in an inclusive, diverse and respectful environment for all people,” said Deborah Solie, BECAH president.  “Fundraising is underway to help restore the building and open it to the community.”

Attendance for the two-day workshop is $250 per person with instruction from 1 to 5 p.m. daily. Those interested in learning more or registering may do so at or on Facebook at @Brownville.BECAH.  Interested individuals may also contact or call (402) 825-1246 for additional information.

From Loren Entz’s website –

Entz presents a unique picture of the West, capturing the adventure, solitude, untouched landscape of farm and ranch life, and a quieter, more domestic side of rural life. His paintings often depict the simple moments that make up the fabric of everyday life – mothers with their children, a father holding an infant.

Growing up in the farm country of Kansas, Loren could often be found drawing in the fields or forests during breaks from busy farm and ranch life. Many an hour was spent simply observing nature, especially before a storm when wildlife was the most active.
In 1992, Loren was honored to be elected as a member of the Cowboy Artists of America, an organization which strives to perpetuate the memory and culture of the Old West as typified by the late Frederic Remington, Charles Russell, and others. Throughout his career, Loren has been honored with numerous awards, including the coveted Robert Lougheed Memorial Award at the Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition, which is based on the vote of participating artists. Loren's work has been featured in several magazines, including Western Horseman and Art of the West. Additionally, Loren was honored to be guest artist and speaker at the 2006 C.M. Russell Auction of Original Western Art in Great Falls, Montana.

Loren’s current works include oil, charcoal, pencil, pastel, watercolor, and most recently, sculpture. Many of his works have their genesis in painting trips in the field. Loren says that painting directly from nature allows him a greater degree of spontaneity. In his search for subject matter, Entz enjoys painting the human emotions that unite, rather than divide, the many cultures that make up the past and the present worlds of the Great American West.