Resume

Elizabeth (Betty) O’Brien
Studio / Watermedia Academy, Suite 204 518 – 260 -6764
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21 Cooper Street www.bettyobrienwatermedia.com
Glens Falls, NY 12801

Formal Education:

1976- M.S. Curriculum and Instruction, SUNY Albany
1968-70 – Graduate work in education, SUNY Plattsburgh
1967- B.S. Art Education, SUNY Buffalo

Professional Affiliations:

The Hyde Collection Art Museum (HYDE)
Guild of Adirondack Artists (GAA)
Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Center (LARAC)
Saratoga Arts Center & Council (SAC)
Upper Hudson Valley Watercolor Society (UHVWS)
North Country Arts (NCA)


Selected Group Exhibitions:

2017- NCA juried VISIONS exhibition @ Shirt Factory Gallery, Glens Falls, NY
2016- THE PORTRAIT PROJECT: Trudi Smith portraits of Shirt Factory Artists & their work
2016- BOUNDARIES, juried exhibition @ LARAC, Glens Falls, NY
2016- ESPRESSION & INSPIRATION, NCA juried show @ the Shirt Factory Gallery, Glens Falls, NY
2015- FOR THE BIRDS, National juried exhibition @ the VIEW art center, Old Forge, NY
2015- Arts Attitudes, Malta League of Fine Arts, Malta, NY
2015- REALISM VS. ABSTRACTION juried @ LARAC, Glens Falls, NY
2015- North Country Arts Invitational at Rare Earth Gallery, Glens Falls, NY
2015- OIL&WATERCOLOR @ Giant Mountain Studio, Schroon Lake, NY
2014- CENTRAL ADIRONDACK SHOW @ VIEW Art Center, Old Forge, NY
2014- NATIONAL FALL OPEN @ Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT
2013- TEXTURE & PATTERN juried exhibition @ LARAC Lapham Gallery, Glens Falls, NY
2013- GEORGIA ON MY MIND @ the Shirt Factory Gallery, Glens Falls, NY
2012- GAA exhibits @ Garden Works, Salem, NY & Friends Gallery-Crandall Library, Glens Falls, NY
2010- RECENT WORK with GAA & the Cooperstown Art Assoc., Cooperstown, NY
2009- CENTRAL ADIRONDACK SHOW @ VIEW Art Center, Old Forge, NY
2009- UHVWS at North Main Gallery, Salem NY, and bjsartworks, Glens Falls, NY
2008- THE ART OF POLITICS invitational @The Rusty Matcutter Gallery, Glens Falls, NY
2008- SLATE IS OUR MUSE- GAA exhibit at the Slate Valley Museum, Granville, NY
2008- ITS ABOUT TIME, Glens Falls Centennial juried show, LARAC, Glens Falls, NY
2007- STRUCTURES juried show at LARAC, Glens Falls, NY
2007- VIEWS FROM SARATOGA BATTLEFIELD…/Conserving Historic Landscapes @ SCA
2007- ELEMENTAL, juried show at Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, NY
2006- OUR WARMING WORLD, GAA @ Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY
2005- ADIRONDACK JURIED SHOW @ Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placed NY
2001- RETROSPECTIVE of Exhibitions juried at SUNY Adirondack
2002- NATIONAL FALL OPEN @ Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT
1990- INVITATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION @ THE HYDE COLLECTION, Glens Falls, NY
1991- 2015 Exhibited with the UHVWS at a variety of locations
1974- 2017 GAA (a juried group) at many sites in the MOWHAWK-HUDSON region

Selected Individual and Small Group Shows:

2017- ENCOUNTERS OF AN ANIMAL KIND O’Brien/VanSickle @ NCA 2nd Floor Gallery Glens Falls, NY
2016- LARAC MASTERS invitational @ LARAC Lapham Gallery, Glens Falls, NY
2016- ABSTRACTION AND DIMENSION @ Giant Mountain Studio, Schroon Lake, NY
2015- CONCEPTUAL CURRENTS O’Brien/ Neadle/Austin-Avon @ Shirt Factory Gallery, Glens Falls
2014- DEGREES OF ABSTRACTION, solo @ NCA 2ND Floor Gallery, Glens Falls, NY
2013- FIRST FRIDAY FEATURED ARTISTS O’Brien/ Thompson @ Pember Museum in Granville, NY
2012- NATURE WALK- solo exhibit at North Main Gallery, Salem NY
2012- TWO FRIENDS O’Brien & Whiting @ Friends Gallery, Crandall Library, Glens Falls, NY
2009- NATURAL SELECTIONS, solo @ Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek, NY
2009- TRACE SIGHT O’Brien/ Sauer/ Culomb @ Ivy & Associates Fine Art, Schuylerville, NY
2009- RECENT WORK IN WATERCOLOR O’Brien/ Rowland/ Lagori @ Artworx Fine Art, Saratoga Springs
2008- SPRING WATER watermedia invitational @ North Main Gallery, Salem, NY
2007- CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE invitational @ Tom Myott Gallery, Glens Falls, NY
2006- BETWEEN solo show @ Pine Street Gallery, Glens Falls, NY
2005- MIXED EXPRESSIONS – solo at Arts 220, Salem, NY
2005- IN THE SKY – solo @ Saratoga Arts Members Exhibition Hall, Saratoga Springs, NY
2004- WATERMEDIA WORKS (4) at Aimie's Lobby Gallery, Glens Falls NY.
2004- WATERMEDIA EXHIBIT (3) at Valley Artisans Market, Cambridge, NY.
2003- AN ADVENTURE IN WATERCOLOR Visual Arts Gallery at SUNY Adirondack
2002- SUBURBAN WOOD O’Brien/Palestri/Sutherland @ LARAC Lapham Gallery, Glens Falls, NY
2001- ROCKS, WOODS & WATER- O’Brien/ Strode @ SUNY Adirondack


Selected Awards and Honors:

2017- Platinum award in VISIONS, NCA juried exhibition @ Shirt Factory Gallery, Glens Falls, NY
2015- 2nd Runner-up for abstraction in REALISM VS. ABSTRACTION juried at LARAC,
2014- Third place award for mixed media at Central Adirondack Show at the VIEW
2012- Jurors award, (one of four) North Country Art Center’s Regional Juried Art Exhibition
2010- Juried Masters Division of Central Adirondack Art Show in Old Forge, NY
2010- Honorable Mention, North Country Art Center’s Regional Juried Exhibition
2009- Honorable Mention, Glens Falls Centennial Juried exhibition at LARAC, Glens Falls, NY
2007- First Place “Elemental” juried exhibition at Lake Placid Center of the Arts
2003-2009- Second Place – North Country Art Center’s Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition
2002- Work purchased for SUNY Adirondack permanent collection
1996 & 1993- Honorable Mention, “Flowers and Garden Show,” Gallery 21, Glens Falls, NY
1992- Stu-art award, “Adirondack Park Centennial Watercolor Exhibit”
1990- “Summer Six” fellowship in painting at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
1990- Invitational Show, the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY
1987- Jurors Award, “Adirondack Life Exhibition,” Lake Placid Center for the Arts
1986- Best of Show, “Adirondack Regional Show, “The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY


Instructional Experience:

2014-2016- Workshops in “Expressive Drawing to Painting” & “The Influence of Color” for NORTH COUNTRY ARTS at my studio/WATERMEDIA ACADEMY
2014- “Expressive Drawing” workshop for THE HYDE COLLECTION, Glens Falls, NY
2015- “Transformed Drawing” in conjunction with Audrey Flack exhibit @ THE HYDE COLLECTION
2011-2014- Landscape workshop for The ADIRONDACK FOLK SCHOOL
2004-2015- Classes and workshops at Betty O’Brien’s WATERMEDIA ACADEMY
2007- Watercolor workshop for the Sacondaga Valley Arts Network
2004-2005 Adjunct professor for watercolor painting at SUNY ADIRONDACK
2003-2004 Watercolor workshop for The Hudson River School in North Creek, NY
2003- Monotype workshop for LARAC and the UHVWS
2002- Monotype workshop at THE HYDE COLLECTION, Glens Falls, NY.
2001- Acrylic Painting Workshop, in conjunction with Arthur B. Davis Exhibit @ THE HYDE COLLECTION
2001- Watercolor workshop in conjunction with “Watercolor in the Abstract” exhibition @ THE HYDE COLLECTION
1968-2000- Art dept. Chairperson and Arts-in Education Chairperson and grant writer for the Fort Edward School System, Fort Edward NY

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