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John Bergman has been chosen as guest artist

Former Langdon resident, John Bergman, was recently hand picked to be a guest artist at the International Porcelain Artist Teachers Convention set for August 3-10 in Orlando, Florida.

john Bergman with work...holly with berries on a 20 inch tray

Posted on 7/12/14

By Dee Entzi

Bergman once owned Accents Home and Garden along with Homestead Gallery in Langdon before moving back to his hometown of Hoople over 20 years ago. Bergman’s family moved from Hoople to Langdon in the 1950’s. His father became an active member of the farming community and was also an artist himself. The family’s artistry was also carried by Bergman’s sister who also resided in Langdon until her passing. Bergman’s passion for art developed early on in his childhood.

“I started art when I was in the eighth grade to boost what was a dull class routine,” stated Bergman.

Now, at the age of 70, Bergman has years of art experience behind him. His art has led him all over the world and made him an international teacher. Because of his skillful background, he was chosen to be one of four to teach and present his own style of art at this years convention. The international convention is held every two years in various places. During the first three days of the event, Bergman, along with the other three artists, will be teaching their different techniques and approaches to artists from all over the world. The rest of the week will be centered around artists presenting new ideas and items to their fellow colleagues. Bergman, is honored to have been selected as one of this years presenters and is not only looking forward to offering his expertise but also learning more himself at this this years convention.