Dell B. Magnuson Secor Part 3: Pine Needle Bowls

by Kathleen Huebener in Art Inspires Art
Now, something new featured in “Art Inspires Art”, 3-D art:
Dell B. Magnuson – Secor’s creations of long pine needle bowls.
Each bowl is unique, right down to its matchless center.
Laboring with these long pine needles to create a work of art
is practically impossible for beginners,
but to an experienced weaver like Dell, it is a complete joy.


All pieces are untitled; however, each piece has its own gallery number.

Featured Artist: Dell B. Magnuson – Secor

Pine Needle Bowl No. 61711-1

Lid of Pine Needle Bowl No. 61711-1
Pine Needle Bowl No. 61711-2
Pine Needle Bowl No. 61711-3
Pine Needle Bowl No. 61711-4
Pine Needle Bowl No. 61711- 5
Pine Needle Bowl No. 61711-6
  Pine Needle Bowl No. 61711-7
 Pine Needle Bowl No. 61711-8

  Pine Needle Bowl No. 61711-9

Dell B. Magnuson – Secor creates beautiful long pine needle bowls; many have won awards. Although the process of creating each one is tedious and grueling on Dell’s hands and body,
all the pine needle bowls she produces are definite treasures.


  I hope you have enjoyed viewing all of Dell’s art pieces featured in “Art Inspires Art,” as I have. You can view Dell’s pastel Violet Series now through July 5, 2011 at the gallery in Mercy Hospital, Cedar Rapids. This successful artist is following her dream and enjoying life.
 Thank you, Dell, for sharing your artwork with us.
You are an inspiration to us all.
Next Friday: “Art Inspires Art” will feature an article on Daily Painters.

In two weeks, will be featured artwork by the talented artist Tamara Jensen.
 Stay tuned.

Dell B. Magnuson – Secor

Dell B. Magnuson – Secor is a native Iowan, a graduate of Iowa Wesleyan College
in her hometown of Mt. Pleasant, where she received a B.A. degree in art.
She subsequently taught art in the public school system for 23 years.
She also taught classes through the Kirkwood Community Education system.


During her professional career, Dell has displayed art in several solo and group exhibitions. In 2000, The Project Art of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics invited her to have a solo show displaying Iowa Watercolor Landscapes. Selected group exhibits have included universities, art institutes, televised art shows, the Iowa Arts Council, Catiri’s Art Oasis Gallery, and the Amana Arts Guild Center. Dell was featured on the internet
as one of ten finalists for the 2004 Easter Seal Stamp Design. She has received commissions for private art collections, and was featured in Parade of Homes.


As well as several art organizations, Dell is a signature member and past Historian of the Iowa Watercolor Society; Secretary/Historian of the Iowa Pastel Society; Past President of Creative Artists, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and a member of Iowa Artists.


Dell works in a variety of media, both two and three-dimensional. Her paintings are usually abstract. Composition and texture with a strong emphasis on color are the key elements used to connect her creations with the viewer.


Dell’s work can be found at Catiri’s Art Oasis Gallery in Main Amana, and in Cedar Rapids, at the Wiederspan Gallery and at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Gift Shop.
Her work is also in I Scallon Gallery & Arts in Ackly,
Iowa and Bluff Country Artists Gallery in Spring Grove, Minnesota.