Born in 1979 Albin's
interest in art came at an early age. He is very grateful to
his parents who were instrumental in promoting his emerging talent.
In 2006 Albin received his BFA from Brigham Young University
Idaho. He credits the knowledgeable and student oriented faculty
of the BYUI art department for giving him "the tools all
representational artist must have to open the door to communicating
in the visual arts". Direction was also given to Albin which
helped him break into the gallery scene while he was a college
student. Since then Albin has continued in developing his career
receiving honors from several prestigious organizations and shows.
Albin's career has been a continual learning experience. His
growth comes natural as he seeks for excellence through education
and hard work. He is constantly finding new things to appreciate
in the masters both living and deceased. Some of the influences
he credits for his inspiration and development are Nicolai Fechin,
John Singer Sargent, Abram Arkhipov, Ilha Repin, Richard Schmid,
Dan Gerhartz, Mike Malm, Carolyn Anderson, Gerald Griffin and
Honors Albin has been granted are listed below.
-Arts for the Parks top 100
-Arts for the Parks mini 100
-Two man show with Josh Clare at the BYUI Art Gallery
-The Phippin Museum show
-One Man Shows at galleries that represent Albin Veselka's work
-OPA National Show and Sale 2009-2012
-OPA Western Regional Award of Excellence
-Southwest Art's 21 Under 31.
-Scottsdale Salon Show and Sale 2011-2012
-Best of Show in Idaho Paints Idaho 2011
-Gold Medal at OPA Western Regional Show 2011
-Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival Quickdraw 2011 and 2012
-LDS International Church Art Competition Award of Merit 2012
-Springville Museum Salon Show Award of Merit 2012