Works up at Somaspace
Mar
10
to May 12

Works up at Somaspace

Spend the springtime dancing your worries away or treating yourself to all sorts of healing workshops and events at Somaspace.  My art will be hanging there beginning in early March, as well.  

4050 NE Broadway Street, Portland, Oregon, USA 97232

http://somaspace.us/

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Beauty Is Before Me:  New works at the Guardino Gallery (plus it's my birthday!)
Jun
30
6:00 PM18:00

Beauty Is Before Me: New works at the Guardino Gallery (plus it's my birthday!)

All new work!

Guardino Gallery is an absolutely beautiful space and I am honored to have been chosen to show there during the month of July.

I have been painting and painting to create a show of new pieces, including the example above.  I'm excited to share these paintings and musings with you, and I hope you can join me to celebrate on Last Thursday (June 30) at the gallery.  

Art by Dennis Floyd and Jeanne Drevas will also be featured

Opening: Thursday, June 30, 6-9pm

Art available to view through July

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PDX-CSA Meet the Artists Event
May
17
6:00 PM18:00

PDX-CSA Meet the Artists Event

Launch party - Tuesday May 17th from 6-8pm (in Annamieka Hopps Davidson's studio: Suite 272 in the Ford building 2505 SE 11th Ave PDX 97202)

Annamieka is co-hosting the launch party for PDX-CSA with Thérèse Murdza, and all ten of the fabulous artists making work for the PDX-CSA will be there with examples of their work along with the brilliant organizers behind this fresh new concept.

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PDX-CSA Shares available for sale
May
1
to Jun 15

PDX-CSA Shares available for sale

Have you ever bought a share in a local farm's harvest, called a CSA? Well some brilliant folks here in Portland have adapted this concept to art and I am absolutely delighted to find out today that I'll be a part of it! Portland's Community Supported Art (PDX-CSA) has chosen ten Portland artists to create new works for CSA collectors this season.

Beginning in May, collectors may invest in my concept for new artwork via PDX-CSA. Pre-sales fund the creation of the new artwork and determine the number of artworks we will make. Collectors follow artists' updates on the project before receiving their completed artwork a few months later.

To make it even better, every CSA share is available as a pairing of two artists, and they've paired me with one of my favorite Portland artists and good friend, Annamieka Hopps Davidson! So you will be investing in both of us! Up to 20 collectors will be able to purchase a CSA share of Annamieka's and my art works, so be sure to hop right on it in May if you want to purchase a share!

From mid-June through August we will make the new original artworks and keep collectors updated with stories of the process, progress photos and insights. This is such a brilliant way to nurture a relationship between artist and collector and I am so thrilled to be a part of this! More info at www.pdx-csa.com

P.S. Each artist also submitted a project concept for their CSA share, and I am so excited about mine! I will be purchasing a biodynamic CSA share fromWinter Green Farm and documenting the amazing produce that I receive weekly from them. It's a meta CSA extravaganza. More info to come!

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HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE!  And Sale!
Dec
20
11:00 AM11:00

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE! And Sale!

I am opening my studio/home for a one-day Holiday Art Sale and Open House!

Not only will all of my current originals (that are not being shown somewhere else right now) be 20%-50% off for one day only, all prints and greeting cards will be 20% off for the WHOLE MONTH OF DECEMBER (order by December 11th for pickup at the Open House). 

Contact me at betsybenzell@gmail.com for print availability, pricing and size options. 

FURTHERMORE, Four amazing local artists will be set up in the studio selling their wonderful wares as well! 

Jennifer Love has beautiful ceramics


Melissa Rachel Black's greeting cards are sure to make you feel funny inside, 


Howard Nathman's wooden and cork creations are selling like hotcakes at Hopworks right now, and


Kaya Singer's inspiring prints and cards will brighten your day. 

And hey, we'll be mulling some wine and hangin' out all day (11-5), so if you just want to come over and hang out, you're invited too. And so are your friends. 

Give the gift of ART!

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Big 500 Opening (and Oregon Food Bank Food Drive)
Dec
12
2:00 PM14:00

Big 500 Opening (and Oregon Food Bank Food Drive)

  • People's Art of Portland at Pioneer Place Mall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This year I am creating 10 pieces for the Big 500 show at the People's Gallery in Pioneer Square.   

The show is pretty incredible every year....500+ artists are given 5-10 8x8 panels on which to create original art, and each completed piece is sold for the ridiculously low price of $40.  

The event is cash and carry and most of the really amazing art goes in the first few hours, so I would recommend coming early to the opening on December 12 and waiting in the line to get in as early as possible if you're serious about buying.   Just know that it's kind of CRAZY (ie crowded), so if you're an introvert or have kiddos keep that in mind.   

Also, this event is a food drive for the Oregon Food Bank, so bring any canned goods you have in your cupboards to donate on the way in!   

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"Winter Blossom" at Lloydean Presents
Dec
4
to Jan 5

"Winter Blossom" at Lloydean Presents

I'm proud to be displaying a small collection of my floral paintings in the wonderful new Lloydean Presents gallery on NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd for an all-floral show this winter.  

The opening for this event is sure to be fun!  I'm not able to attend personally (I'll be out of town), but I recommend checking it out, as the other art is going to be great as well, and the gallery is beautiful and cozy.   

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Broadway Art Show
Oct
11
to Oct 18

Broadway Art Show

I have three pieces in the juried Broadway Art Show at the RE/MAX offices on NE 2nd and Broadway.  A portion of proceeds from all sales from this event goes to NW Kidney Kids.  

Art is available to the public for viewing on Sunday, October 11 and Sunday, October 18

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Harvesting Success
Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

Harvesting Success

I spent many hours this spring creating a large piece inspired by the students of the St. Andrew Nativity school here in Portland.  This non-tuition, private school provides a top-quality education to motivated low income students in our community, and much of the school's funding comes from their Harvesting Success fundraising dinner.  It is at this event that my painting will be sold.  

If you want to learn more about St. Andrew Nativity school, check out their website HERE

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Beaverton Arts Mix Show and Sale
Oct
8
to Oct 11

Beaverton Arts Mix Show and Sale

I am honored to have a piece in the Beaverton Arts Mix this weekend at the Beaverton City Library.  I will also be participating in the Quick Draw portion of the event on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 10, and the piece I create there will be for sale for the rest of the weekend.   

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"Now I Walk in Beauty", an art opening of new works by Betsy LeVine
Apr
9
to May 6

"Now I Walk in Beauty", an art opening of new works by Betsy LeVine

I am excited to announce that I will have 15 new, large works showing for the month of April 2015 at the Red E Cafe!

This is show explores the gradual turn of the seasons through depiction of the five life cycle stages:  Winter (dormancy), Spring (budding), Summer (flowering), Late Summer (fruiting), and Autumn (seed).   

Please mark your calendar for the opening reception from 7-9pm on April 9, 2015

The Red E Cafe is located at:       1006 N. Killingsworth St.  Portland, OR

Check out the Red E Cafe's website. 

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Buckman Art Fair
Mar
7
to Mar 8

Buckman Art Fair

  • Buckman Arts Focus Elementary School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For the first time ever I will have a booth in the Buckman Art Show and Sell!  I will have originals, prints and cards there available for sale, and 30% of all my profits (and all profits from the whole show) will go to Buckman School.   

For more information about the fair, click HERE

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Dec
13
2:00 PM14:00

The Big 500

I am honored to have five pieces in The People's Gallery's annual BIG 500 show this year!

There will be almost 600 artists participating in this amazing group show, including some big local names.  Each artist completes 5-10 pieces and each piece sells for $40.   All art is 8x8 and available as soon as the show opens on December 13th.   COME EARLY IF YOU WANT TO FIND GREAT ART, as it comes off the wall as it's sold and it sells quickly.   

This is a fabulous way to purchase unique and affordable gifts for the holidays!

Check out the People's Gallery website

People's Gallery is located in  Pioneer Square Mall, Downtown
700 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 4005 {3rd Floor}.    Portland, Oregon 97204

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Oct
11
to Oct 19

Portland Open Studios!

  • My Studio! Address to come. (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I am honored to be participating for a second year in Portland Open Studios!  Come by my studio from 10am - 5pm on the second and third weekends in October (that's the 11th, 12th, 18th, and 19th) to check out my workspace, new work, and my brand new COLORING BOOK!  

Please support Portland Open Studios by purchasing a (totally worth it!) map from their website www.portlandopenstudios.com

OR come to my studio and I can sell you one myself!

Originals and prints will be for sale.   

 

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Oct
2
to Nov 5

"Entitled" group show at Glyph Cafe

I have two 8x8 original paintings, each going for $50, in the 'Entitled' Group show.   Each artist picked two titles, written by other artists, out of a hat and created pieces based on those titles.   

Make sure to come by for the Opening Reception on First Thursday (October 2nd)!

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