Betsy LeVine is a painter, photographer, musician and teacher based out of Portland, Oregon.  Deep in her bones Betsy knows that her purpose on this planet is to be a moon, a mirror of the light that all things radiate.  Her paintings are a slow motion reflection of the beauty that she soaks up every day as she wanders through the neighborhoods, forests, seashores, deserts, and farmer's markets of the Pacific Northwest.  

After taking art lessons in the techniques of the old masters in her Baltimore, MD teenage hometown, Betsy graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003 with a degree in Psychology and Art.

 

 

 

Where to view Betsy's work in person:

RiverSea Gallery,  Astoria, OR

 

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Education

  • 1996 – 1999 – Fink School of Traditional Art. Private instruction in Old Masters' technique.

  • 1999 – 2003 University of Wisconsin, Madison. BA in Psychology, Certificates in Visual Art and Women's Studies.

 

Selected Solo Exhibits

  • 2016 -- "Beauty is Before Me", Guardino Gallery.  Portland, OR

  • 2013, 2014, 2016 – Participant in “Portland Open Studios”. Portland, OR

  • 2015 -- "Now I Walk in Beauty", The Red E Cafe.  Portland, OR

  • 2014 – “Desert”, Caffe Mingo. Portland, OR

  • 2013 – “New Works”, Everyday Wine. Portland, OR

  • 2011 – “Carved” Written on the Body Wellness Center. Portland, OR

  • 2011 – “Squash” Everyday Wine. Portland, OR

  • 2011 – “A Kiss is a Kiss” The Q Center. Portland, OR

 

Selected Group Exhibits

  • 2013 - 2016 -- “The Big 400/500”, The People's Gallery. Portland, OR

  • 2015 -- “Big and Small”, The Red E Cafe. Portland, OR

  • 2014 – “Entitled”, Glyph Cafe, Portland, OR

  • 2014 – “BALE FIRE: Of Ribbon and Boar”, Pond Gallery. Portland, OR

  • 2012 – “Small Works” Written on the Body Wellness Center. Portland, OR

  • 2011 – “Face2Face”. Urban Grind Coffee Shop. Portland, OR

  • 2010 – “Three Faces” Wallflower Framing. Seattle, WA

  • 2007-2010 – “Love Show” Launchpad Gallery. Portland, OR

 

Residencies

  • 2012 – Silver City Earthship – Private 2-week residency outside of Silver City, New Mexico

  • 2012Red Wheelbarrow Produce – 7-week residency on an organic farm in Sandpoint, Idaho

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Other Notable Work

  • 2013 – Participant: “An Artist A Day” (Live painting and contribution of that painting to auction benefiting Schoolhouse Supplies), Muse Art and Design, Portland, OR

  • 2013 – Exhibit: Exhibition of past and current work in the New Seasons Market Concordia staff room, New Seasons Market, Portland, OR

  • 2013 – Exhibit: Exhibition of past and current work at the Float Shoppe in the Pearl District, The Float Shoppe, Portland, OR

  • 2012 – Volunteer: “Wild Arts Festival's 6 x 6 Wild Art Project” (contribution of one 6 x 6 painting) Audubon Society, Portland, OR

  • 2011 Artist Talk: 30 minute talk about being a working female artist to an audience in honor of National Women's Week. The Q Center, Portland, OR

  • 2010 – Volunteer: “Wild Arts Festival's 6 x 6 Wild Art Project” (contribution of one 6 x 6 painting) Audubon Society, Portland, OR

  • 2009 – Volunteer: “Cloud Room” (contribution of one full-room mural) Bradley Engle House for Domestic Violence Survivors. Portland, OR

  • 2006 – Volunteer: “Community Bike Mural” (contribution of time and help painting mural) Community Cycling Center. Portland, OR

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 Photo by Marta Moon

Photo by Marta Moon