• Fontis No. 62
    • Acrylic and Sumi Ink on Wood
    • 5" x 5" x 5"
    • Fontis No. 87
    • Acrylic and Sumi Ink on Wood
    • 5" x 5" x 5"
    • Aquatilis No. 9
    • Acrylic and Sumi Ink on Wood
    • 36" x 3" x 2"
    • Aquazoa Triptych No. 2
    • Acrylic and Sumi Ink on Wood
    • 53" x 5" x 5"
    • SOLD
    • Natales River Suite No. 4
    • Acrylic and Sumi Ink on Canvas
    • 10" x 80" x 3.5"
    • Metascules No. 1
    • Acrylic and Sumi Ink on Wood
    • 47" x 67"
    • Metascules No. 2
    • Acrylic and Sumi Ink on Wood
    • 47" x 67"

Artist Statement

Using biomorphic images, my work examines the microscopic, mutually dependent life systems found in pond water; giving these images a presence speaks to our fragile position in the cosmos. These images explore the regenerative symmetry inherent to the morphing of the natural world; the viewer is encouraged to consider the unseen minutiae that saturate our micro/macro universe.

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Solo/2 Person Exhibitions (1996-2014)

“Microscopic Cosmos”, Octavia Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA (2014)

”Designs of the Cosmos”, Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver, BC (2012)

”Microcosms,” Red Door Gallery, Richmond, VA (2011)

“Aquazoa: Micro Dramas in Peril”, Octavia Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA (2010)

“Microaquea: Drama in a Drop of Water,” Rohm Gallery, New Orleans, LA (2009)

“Cellular Perspectives”, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA (2009)

“A Fusion of Art and Biology in Painting,” Cosmos Club, Washington DC (2008)

Tadu Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM (2006)

Atea Ring Gallery, Westport, NY (2005)

Marymount University, Arlington, VA (2004)

Tadu Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM (2003)

Troyer Gallery, Washington, DC (2001)

Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY (2000) Catalogue available

The International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC (2000)

The Arts Club of Washington, (juror: Ross Merrill,) Washington, DC (2000)

Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, NY (1998)

Cudahy’s Gallery, Richmond, VA (1998)

Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY (1997)

Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC (1997, 1995)

Montana State University, Billings, MT (1996)

Middle East Institute, Washington, DC (1996)

 

Selected Group Exhibitions (2000-2014)

Space Gallery, “Natural Surroundings”, Denver, CO (2014)

“Inmersíon”, Iturria Foundation, Montevideo, UR. (2014)

Bio Innovation Center, New Orleans, LA (2014)

“Summer Selections”, Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY (2013)

“All About Water”, Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY (2013)

“Silence”, The Embassy of Finland, Washington, DC (2013)

“A Grand Obsession”, CAN Art Center, N. Bethesda, MD (2013)

“The Time of Water”, Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Wichita falls, TX (2013)

Art Basel Miami, International Contemporary Masters Gallery, Miami, FL (2012)

Art Basel Miami, Octavia Gallery, Miami, FL (2012)

Artisphere, “Film and New media”, Arlington, VA (2012)

“Le Temps De L’Eau, Musee des Tapisseries, Aix-en-Provence, France (2012)

San Diego Art Fair, McNabb Martin Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA (2012)

“Le Temps de L’eau, Cohn Drennan Contemporary, Dallas, TX (2012)

“Poetics of Water” University of Maryland, College Park, MD (2011)

Art Palm Beach, Octavia Gallery, Palm Beach, FL (2011)

“Visual Voices”, Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC (2011)

“Natural Selections 2.0”, Dakota State University, Madison, SD (2011)

“Modern and Contemporary Sculpture from the Collection”, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (2010-2011)

“Capital”, Cohn Drennan Contemporary, Dallas, TX (2010)

“The Colors of Summer”, Octavia Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA (2010)

“Contact * Connect * Collaborate”, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, ILL (2010)

“Mid-Atlantic New Painting Biennial, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA. (2010)

“Take Me to the River-Istanbul”, Media Room, Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Wichita Falls, TX (2009)

“Take Me to the River Project,” DEPO, Istanbul, Turkey (2009)

“Science and Nature,” 511 Gallery, Lake Placid, NY (2009)

Aquifer,” Edison Place Gallery, Washington, DC (2008)

The Edge Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (2008)

“WPA Curator’s Choice,” American University Museum, Washington, DC, (Juror: Kathryn Wat,) (2008)

“Art in Embassies,” United States Embassy, Cairo, Egypt (2008)

“21st Century Landscape: New Ground,” Bank of America Plaza, Charlotte, NC (2008)

“Machine in the Garden,” 511 Gallery, Lake Placid, NY (2008)

“Artist Exhibit V,” Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY (2008) 

Art Miami, Miami, FL (2007)

Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada (2006, 2007)

“Dwell,” Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD (2007)

“Nine-by-Ten,” WPA/Corcoran, William W. Parker Gallery, Washington, DC (2007)

“Gallery Artists, Part III,” Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY (2006)

“Take Me to the River Project,” Wichita Falls Art Museum, Wichita Falls, TX. (2006)

Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY (2005)

“Take Me to the River Project,” Pretoria Art Museum, South Africa (2005)

Catalogue available “Select III,” Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (2005)

Tadu Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM (2003, 2004, 2005)

“Romancing Nature,” Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY (2004)

Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa. (2004)

Troyer Gallery, Washington, DC (2004)

Carol Craven Gallery, West Tisbury, MA (2004)

Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY (2003, 2004, 2005)

Catalogue available “Take Me to the River,” Opera Gallery, Cairo, Egypt (2002)

“Inspired by the Land,” Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA (2002)

“In Praise of Paper,” Hanoi Academy of Fine Arts, Hanoi, Vietnam (2001)

“Going Beyond; an Odyssey,” Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (2001)

“Combined Talents 2000,” Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (2000)

“Chautauqua National Exhibition of American Art,” Chautauqua, NY (2000)

“Strictly Painting III,” Terrie Sultan, Curator, Corcoran Gallery of Art, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA (2000)

Ann Norton Sculpture Garden, Palm Beach, FL (2000)

 

Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions (1979-1999) – for a complete list please see artist’s website

“Mountain Lake Collection,” McCord Museum, Montreal, Canada (1999)

“Fire and Ice,” Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA (1998)

National Academy of Art, New Delhi, India (1998)

“Metamorphosis,” Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (1996)

“Invitational” Phillips Collection, Washington, DC (1996)

American Institute of Architects, Archives and Library, Washington, DC (1995)

Helio Gallery, New York, NY (1990)

“Invitational,” 14 Sculptors Gallery, New York, NY (1990)

“Painting ’90,” Arlington Arts Center (juror: Carlotta Kotik), Arlington, VA (1990)

Awards

Juror’s Award in Painting, Juror: William Dunlap, “Mid-Atlantic New Painting Biennial”, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg,VA (2010)

Artist Fellowship Grant, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (2003-2004)

Art in (American) Embassies Program, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2001-2002), Tegucigalpa, Honduras (2003–2006), Cairo, Egypt (2006-2008), Athens, Greece (2009-2011), Mexico City (2012-2014)

The Don Haug Memorial Award for Painting, Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua, NY (2000)

Juror’s Award, Adirondack Life Juried Art Show, Lake Placid, NY (1998)

National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY

Cosmos Club, Washington, DC

Explorers Club, New York, NY

Publications

Home & Design, “Capturing the Cosmos”, Washington, DC, 2014

Monochrome Effect, “Betsy Stewart: Capturing the Microscopic Cosmos”, New York, NY, 2013

The Explorers Club News Briefs, “Biocriticals: Betsy Stewart”, New York, NY, 2013

International Contemporary Masters, Vol. VII, World Wide Art Books Inc., Santa Barbara, CA 2013

Biocriticals, News Briefs, Explorers Club, 4th Quarter, Washington, DC 2013

The Explorers Log: World Center for Exploration, Matt Williams, The Explorers Club, New York, New York, Spring 2012

100 Artists of the Mid-Atlantic, Ashley Rooney, Schiffer Publishing Ltd. 2011

International Contemporary Artists, Vol.II, Eve Lemonidou and Olga Antoniadou, ICA Publishing, 2011

Studio Visit Magazine, selected by Open Studios Press, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2013, Winter 2014

New American Paintings, Anniversary Edition, Open Studio Press, Fall 2009

American Art Collector, Alcove Books, Berkeley, CA, October 2009

NY Arts Magazine, “Tips and Picks,” New York, NY, Jan-Feb 2009

Washington Convention Center Collection, Washington, DC 2003

The Lancet, “Drama in a Drop of Water”, London, U.K. July 2000

New American Paintings, Open Studio Press, Number 27, (juror: Howard Fox), May 2000

The Tulane Review, New Orleans, LA, Fall 1999

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) TV, “Min Washington,” Washington, DC, March 7, 1996

Nile TV, “Cultural Diary,” Cairo, Egypt, September, 2002

PBS WETA TV, “Around Town, Best Bets” Washington, DC, Apr. 20, 1995, Feb. 3, 2000, Feb. 5, 2000, June 2003, Jan. 2004

 

Selected Reviews (1997-2014)

El Observador, Montevideo, Uruguay, June 2014

El Pais, Montevideo, Uruguay, May 2014

Portal, Montevideo, Uruguay, May 2014

Claudia Rousseau, Gazette, Rockville, MD, June, 2013 

David Goldberg, L’Artiste, Provence, France, January 2012

Artistes Contemporains, Bouches-du-Rhone, March, 2012

Roger Catlin, The Washington Post, Washington, DC, January 2012

Jennifer Smart, Design, Dallas, TX October 2012

Robert Luce, Monochrome Effect, New York, NY December 2012

Sean Rameswaram, Art Beat, Washington, DC, January 2012

La Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France, March 2012

Douglas Brantley, Where, New Orleans, LA, June, 2011

Where Magazine, New Orleans, LA, January, 2011

Arts New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, November 2010

April Cronnenberg, McLean Newspaper, McLean VA, January 2009

Alvin Reiner, Suzanne Moore, Press Republican, Plattsburgh, NY, September 2009

Kevin Mellema, News-Press, Falls Church, VA, February 2009

Kent County News, Chestertown, MD August 2006

Lana Sweeten-Shults, Sunday Times, Wichita Falls, TX, September, 2006

Arlene McKanic, Art News, New York, NY, March 2005

Joanna Shaw Eagle, Washington Times, November 2003

Richard Woffenden, Cairo Times, Cairo, Egypt, October 2003

Murai Saad ud-Din, Al Ahram Weekly, Cairo, Egypt, October 2002

Jessica Dawson, The Washington Post, Washington, DC, January 2001

Louis Jacobson, Washington City Paper, Washington, DC, January 2001

Terry Parmalee, Washington Review, Washington, DC, June-September 2001

Jessica Dawson, Art News, New York, NY, May 2001

Anthony Bannon, The Chautauqua Daily, Chautauqua, NY, June 2000

Jean Lawlor Cohen, Where Magazine, Washington, DC, June 1995, July 1997, and April 2000

Lake Placid News, Lake Placid, NY July 1999

Nicole Lewis, Washington Post, Washington, DC, May 1999