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Betsy Wolfston

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About the Artists:
Ceramic artist Betsy Wolfston has gained significant momentum in her career over the past several years. Formerly an artist-in-residence at the Contemporary Crafts Gallery in Portland, Wolfston has created many memorable shows at Butters Gallery.
Biography:
EDUCATION:

Primarily self taught artist
1987    Parsons School of Design, West African Program, participation with local village potters; Cote-d'Ivoire, West Africa
1983     BS, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Travel experience includes-Syria, France India, Cote-d'Ivoire, Mali, Togo, Benin, Tunisia, Israel-Palestine, Ireland, England, Scotland, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Mexico and Canada.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

2009   Mapping Gratitude, solo exhibition, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
2008   Arms, solo exhibition, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
2008   Spirited Journey, Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, OR
2005   Solo Exhibition, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
2004   Group Show, Karin Clark Gallery, Eugene, OR
2004   Art About Agriculture, Traveling exhibition, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
2003   Beautiful Enough, For Spirit, solo exhibition, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
2003   Recent Work, Karin Clark Gallery, Eugene, OR
2003   Food Is…., White Lotus Gallery, Eugene, OR
2002   Body of Earth, Breath of Fire-Contemporary Northwest Ceramic SculptureSalem Art Association-Bush Gallery, Salem, OR
2002    Persistence-The Human Form, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
2001    Artist Edit, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
2001     Proverbs, solo exhibition, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
2001     For the House and Garden, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
2001    Paper Pots III, John Elder Gallery, New York, NY
2000    For the House and Garden, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
2000    7 on the Spin Cycle, Two person Exhibition, Hult Center for the Perf. Arts, Eugene, OR
1999    For the House and Garden, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
1999    Solo Exhibition, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
1999    Paper Pots II, John Elder Gallery, New York, NY
1999    DaVinci Days, Corvallis Art Center, Corvallis, OR
1998    30th Anniversary Resident Artist Show, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, OR
1997    totallybuttersoregon, group exhibition, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
1997    Awake for the Arts, Hult Center for the Perf. Arts, Eugene, OR
1996    Objets d'Art, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
1996    Solo Exhibition, Alder Gallery, Eugene, OR
1996    Watershed Invitational, Ten Years of Fire, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
1996    Watershed Invitational, Rockland, ME
1996    Mayor’s Art Show, Eugene, OR
1995    Pocketsize, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
1995    For the House and Garden, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
1994     Solo Exhibition, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
1994     Solo Exhibition, Alder Gallery, Eugene, OR
1994     Solo Exhibition,The Clay Place, Pittsburgh, PA
1994     Seasons of Origin, Foster White Gallery, Kirkland, WA
1993     Two Person Exhibition, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
1993     Two Person Exhibition, Maveety Gallery, Salishan, OR
1993     Two Person Exhibition, Foster/White Gallery, Kirkland, WA
1993     Two Person Exhibition, Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Eugene, OR
1993     Martin Luther King Invitational, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
1992     Retrospective.... Anticipations, Butters Gallery Ltd., Portland, OR
1992     Sum of Parts, solo exhibition, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, OR
1991     Mayor's Art Show, Eugene, OR
1991     21st Willamette Valley Juried Show, Corvallis, OR
1991     A Gardener's Eden, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, OR
1991    Table+Lamp+Chair Show, AIA, Portland, OR
1991    Invitational Vase Show, Opus 5, Eugene, OR
1991    Holiday Show, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, OR
1990     Invitational Vase Show, Opus 5, Eugene, OR
1990     Holiday Show, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, OR

PROFESSIONAL AND VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE:

2009    EcoArts teacher, Lane Arts Council-Residency, Eugene, OR
2007    UNA Delegation member to Syria to interview refugees from Iraq
2006    Volunteer for Rebuilding, New Orleans, LA
2002-07  Board of Directors: BRING Recycling, Eugene, OR
2004-06  Jordan Schnitzer University of Oregon Art Museum, Exhibition Committee, Eugene, OR
2005    WPSR Delegation member to the Middle East to study the effects of the Occupation
2004    Jacobs Gallery, Exhibition Committee, Eugene, OR
1999-00     Host and Coordinator, First Friday Art Walk, Eugene, OR
1999-01     Selection Committee, City of Eugene, Eugene Public Library, OR
1998     Juror, Mayor’s Art Show, Eugene, OR
1998     Selection Committee, Oregon Arts Commission, University of Oregon EMU
1991-93     Board of Directors, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, OR
May 1991     Curator of A Gardener's Eden, man invitational exhibition representing 45 national artists, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, OR
1990-91     Artist-in-Residence, award for research in ceramic art, Contemporary Crafts Association, Portland, OR

PUBLIC ART PROJECTS:

2010  US Armory, Springfield, OR, 1% For Art: Design, Fabricate and install ceramic mural for a site-specific commission
2007  Marker of Origin, City of Eugene Train Station, Eugene, OR 1% For Art, Designed, fabricated and installed, in collaboration with David Thompson. 30’ H x 8’diam. Ceramic, cement, gold leaf and steel sculptures
2001-08  City of Eugene-Public Parks, 15-Site Specific Ceramic Tile Projects, Eugene, OR, 1% For Art
2002-03  Oregon Arts Commission Grant for BRING Recycling/Lane Arts Council: Lead Artist for ReUse For Art Charrette, also designed CD_ROM for BRING, encompassing the Arts Builds Communities Grant, Eugene, OR
2002  University of Oregon Vivian Olum Child Center, Eugene, OR, 1% For Art: Designed, fabricated and installed 7’ x 6’ ceramic mural for a site specific commission.
2000-01  Multnomah County Health, Aging and Disability Building, East Portland, OR, 1% For Art; Design, Fabricate and install twenty ceramic 12” x 12” x 3” wall boxes. Worked with Multnomah Multicultural Community
2002  Oregon State University, Orchard Court Gathering Area-Family Student Housing, Corvallis, Oregon, 1% For Art; Designed, fabricated and installed twenty four ceramic wall boxes each 14” x 14” x 3” and sculpted bust for a site specific commission
2000  University of Oregon Law School, Law Library Installation, Eugene, OR
1999  Food for Lane County Food Bank, Eugene, OR
1998  Birth to Three Center, Eugene, OR
1996-97  Four Seasons Sculpture Installation, Broadway Plaza, Eugene, OR 1% For Art; Designed, fabricated and installed, in collaboration with David Thompson, four 15’ – 24’ H x 4’diam. Ceramic, cement, gold leaf and steel sculptures
1996-97  Pearl Street Garage, Eugene, OR, 1% For Art; Designed, fabricated and installed over 700 square feet of 12: x 12: x 2” relief ceramic tiles and slate
1996  Custom Tile for Entry and Fireplace, Jack Fuller House at McKenzie Willamette Hospital, Springfield, OR
1993   Justice Building, Washington County, OR
1993   University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
1992   Hilyard Community Center, City of Eugene, OR


 

 
   
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