I am honored and excited that my painting, “Paris En Bleu,” received the Commissioner’s Choice Award at the Lone Tree Arts Center 2019 Lone Tree Art Expo. The show hangs until November 19th. Lone Tree, Colorado. www.lonetreeartscenter.org/art-show
The Lone Tree Fine Arts Center 19th Annual Juried Art Expo opens September 26th, 2019 and runs through November 18th, 2019. Opening reception is Thursday, Sept. 26th from 5-8 pm. Hours: M-F, 10-4 and two hours before each theater presentation at the Arts Center.
Three of my paintings of Colorado Fourteeners are now hanging in the gallery at Modern Bungalow, a Craftsman Home Store. Mod Bung features Arts & Crafts revival fine Amish handmade furniture, Arts & Crafts revival hand knotted wool rugs, Arts & Crafts revival Tiffany lighting, art pottery and fine art. Located in Denver’s University Hills, find Modern Bungalow at 2594 S. Colorado Blvd. www.modernbungalow.com
“Pike’s Peak Daybreak” I Oil I 5.5” x 11.5” I By Betsy Johnson Welty
My painting, “Ball Jar Posies” will hang in the first show of the new year at Framed Image Gallery.
My oil painting, “Winter Rose,” is hanging in the art show and sale, “Winter is Coming,” at the Framed Image through December 31st, 2018. Drop by to warm up and see some cool art! www.framedimage.net
I am honored to announce that I have been invited to participating in the inaugural Central City Plein Air Festival, taking place Sept. 28th, 29th and 30th! I'll be painting fall landscapes and historic architecture within a radius of the Central City Opera House for three days, along with 19 other local and national artists.
The event is free to the public and visitors are invited to observe the artists and experience Central City in Autumn from an artist's perspective.
The culminating art show and sale will take place on Sunday, September 30th from 5-8 pm at the Gilpin County Arts Association Washington Hall Gallery, 115 Eureka Street, directly across from the Central City Opera House.
This floral painting, “Bonnie Brae Flowers,” was exploration of color compliments as well as light and shadow. I was working with the complimentary colors of purple and yellow, pushing the shadows to a blueish purple, in stark contrast to the sunlit yellow table. . The low, angular autumn light was dramatically illuminating the flower arrangement and glass vase. I had painted a smaller study of this composition in a bluer palette, and it helped me realize that I wanted to achieve more light and shadow contrast in this 30” x 24” painting.
The 17th Annual Lone Tree Art Expo hangs until November 26th, 2018 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree, CO80124. M-F, 10am - 4pm
I am excited to announce that I am one of 25 artists participating in the upcoming plein air event in Jefferson County, Colorado, "In Plein Sight." The event is sponsored by PLAN Jeffco, a non-profit organization that advocates for open space conservation in Jefferson County, and will benefit their outreach education programs. Artists will paint in various Jefferson County Mountain Parks during the week of September 10-16. The artwork created throughout the week will be displayed and available for purchase in an extensive art show and sale at the Golden Community Center, 1470 10th St, Golden, CO September 12 – 16. Gallery hours are 3 – 6 p.m. Wed. – Fri.; 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sat.; and, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sun. For more information go to planjeffco.org
La Maison Rose or "The Pink House" is a small cafe in Paris' Montmartre, located north of the Basilica of the Sacre Coeur. A building painted by and connected to many artists, Picasso frequented the venue during his time in Paris and knew the owner, a french femme fatale named Germaine Pichot. Picasso's best friend, Carlos, was in love with Germaine, who did not return his affection. Carlos tried to shoot Germaine in an emotional rage, but ended up shooting himself. His death is said to have made Picasso become deeply depressed, and led to the start of the painter's Blue Period.
My painting will hang during September and October 2018 at The Framed Image Gallery Show and Sale, "Café Scene." www.framedimage.net