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accountant , artist , Insurance company official

Flora Kay Stude Kirk, American Artist, accountant, insurance company official.


Kirk, Flora Kay Stude was born on February 16, 1944 in San Diego, California, United States. Daughter of Lawrence Wilbur Stude and Lois Eileen (Johnson) Plunkett.


Student, Western Texas College, 1973-1974;student, Fort Hays (Kansas) State College, 1974-1975;student, University Nebraska, Kearney, 1988;Associate of Arts, Mid-Plains Community College, North Platate, Nebraska, 1987.


Decorator,, Snyder, Texas, 1960-1973;bookkeeper, office manager, Tri-State Construction, Snyder, 1973-1975;accountant, Aid Feed Yard, Syracuse, Kansas, 1975-1977;agent, broker, Woodmen Accident & Life Insurance Company, Lincoln, Nebraska, since 1977;owner, manager, artist, Kirk's Pottery and Painting Studio, North Platte, since 1984;accountant, corporation secretary-treasurer, Professional Ag Products, Inc., North Platte, 1988-1993. Chairman of the Board Artists Cooperative Art & Gift Gallery, North Platte, since 1987. Ceramics & painting instructor Mid Plains Community College, since 1992.

Member artist Artists inEmbassies Program, Washington, 1991, 92. Artist Carolyn Nelson Galleries, Pasadena, California, 1992, Robert Henri Museum, Conad, Nebraska, 1996.


  • Other Work

    • One-woman show Art & Gift Gallery, 1987-1996, Morin-Miller Galleries, New York City, 1989, Great Plains Regional Medical Center, 1989-1996, Bismark State College, Arroyo Theatre Gallery, Los Angeles, 1993, 94, Pen & Brush Club, 1995, Broom St. Gallery, New York City, 1995, United States Senate, 1995, Vanderbilt Museum, 1995, Noyes Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1995-1996, Robert Henri Museum, Crozad, Nebraska, 1996. Exhibited in group shows Fiske Planetarium, Boulder (recipient 1st place award 1992-1994, 1st place in 1993-1994), National Arts Club, New York City, 1987, ARiel Gallery, New York City, 1988, University Place Gallery, Lincoln, 1990-1993, Gallery 525, Loveland, Colorado, 1990, 91, Commonwealth Post College, Long Island University, 1990, University Colorado, 1990, Jacob Javits Federal Building Gallery, New York City, 1991-1992, United States House Representatives, Washington, 1992, 94, 95, Antiquarium Gallery, Omaha, Artel Gallery, White Crane Gallery, Omaha, 1993, Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center Performing Arts, New York City, Arroyo Theatre Gallery, Los Angeles, 1993, 94, Santa Fe Ski Basin, New Mexico, 2001, Art & Live Art, 2001. Represented in permanent collections Museum Cultural Exchange, Cairo, Prarie Peace Park, Lincoln, Bismark State College.

      Featured at Lincoln Benefit Auction, North Platte, Nebraska, 1999.


Chairman North Platte Arts and Humanities Council, 1991-1992. Volunteer Kerry for President Campaign, North Platte, 1992. Member Society Experimental Artists, National Society Painters in Casein and Acrylic (associate), National Watercolor Society (associate), Visual Individual United (1st place award 1992), The Artel (merit award 1991), North Platte Art Guild, Platter Painters Art Club (president 1987-1988, 1st place award 1987-1991), Association Nebraska Art Clubs, Phi Theta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: astronomy, physics, chemistry, writing, environmental causes.


Married Bobby Gene Kirkpatrick, February 16, 1960 (divorced 1974). Children: Jeffery Lane, Ladina Bachelor of Journalism Kirkpatrick Wingfield. Married Charles Robert Kirk, June 11, 1977 (divorced).

1 child, Robert Marcel.

Lawrence Wilbur Stude Plunkett

Lois Eileen (Johnson) Plunkett

Bobby Gene Kirkpatrick

Charles Robert Kirk

Jeffery Lane Kirk

Ladina Bachelor of Journalism Kirkpatrick Wingfield Kirk

Robert Marcel Kirk