"Art in Flight: My Florida" Invitational Public Space Exhibition at RSW

December 01, 2019

Public Space Exhibition at Southwest Florida International Airport

This exciting "Art in Flight: My Florida" Invitational Exhibition celebrates a rich history, unique wildlife, luscious beaches and diverse cultures all blend together to make Florida a paradise home. Thanks to a partnership between the Alliance for the Arts and the Southwest Florida International Airport, millions of travelers get to see works by area artists each year as they arrive and depart.

Explore sandy beaches, unique architecture, diverse people, and the vitality of our oceans before even stepping out of the airport! The "My Florida" exhibition highlights the creative perspective of Florida artists, and what it means to them to call Florida home.

"Art in Flight: My Florida Exhibition," which includes my painting "Unexpected Fire of a Sunset," runs December 2018 – May 2019 in Concourses B and D.

Participating artists in "Art in Flight:  My Florida" exhibition include: Robert Alllen, Elisabeth Arena, Jolie Black, Juli Bobman, Annette Brown, Stacey Brown, Martin Casanova, Donna Chase, Patrick Conolly, Lillian Coury, Betsy D’Jamoos, Lisa Duritsch, Alane Enyart, Lydia Fogaras, Janet George, Ehren Gerhard, Imani Gibbs, Julie Griffin, Megan Kissinger, Mariapia Malerba, Deborah Martin, Ellen Miller, Caren Pearson, J.T. Phillippe, Whit Robbins, Dorothy Salcedo, Erik Schlake, MiMi Stirn, Carla Wormington Messerli and Beverly Yankwitt.

1st Invitational Exhibition: "Edison's Jungle" - Edison-Ford Winter Estates (February 2019)

January 15, 2019

Thomas Edison enjoyed the environment of Florida and called his lush property "My Jungle."  The focus of this exhibition is to interpret this "jungle" that was Edison's and his good friend, Henry Ford's, in a very loose and artistic way.  The show is less about the men and more of what they loved:  nature, engineering, physics and biology.

The exhibition, which will include my photograph taken, at Mina Edison's Moonlight Garden, "Sublime Illumination," runs from January 15, 2019 through May 19, 2019 at the Edison Caretaker's House, believed to be the oldest standing structure in Fort Myers, FL.

"Natural Vibrations" Awarded Best of Show

I'm thrilled to announce that my painting, "Natural Vibrations," was selected as 'Best of Show' at the juried All Florida Exhibition at the Alliance for the Arts. Thank you to the juror, Mark Ormond (Curator for Exhibitions Ringling College Galleries at the Ringling College of Art & Design,) for seeing something special in my work.

The painting is for sale - and a portion of the sale benefits the Alliance for the Arts, whose mission is "facilitate and nurture the creation, development, promotion and education of arts and culture in southwest Florida."  Mr. Ormond reviewed 531 entries from across the State and selected 53 pieces for the exhibit.

The Alliance for the Arts Announces All Florida Juried Exhibit Artists

May 22, 2017

The Alliance for the Arts June exhibition, All Florida, will exhibit from June 2 until June 30 with an opening reception on June 2 from 5 – 7 p.m. This exhibition features pieces created by artists working in a wide variety of media from all over the state of Florida. The juried entries come together for an exciting exhibition representing today’s Florida artists.

“It’s exciting to host artists from across all the pockets of Florida,” says exhibitions coordinator Krista Johnson. “The submissions truly showcase the breadth and creative talent of Florida’s independent artists.”  This year’s juror is Kimberly Riner. Riner is the visual arts director at the Averitt Center for the Arts in Georgia. She received her Master of Fine Art from Georgia Southern University in 3D art with an emphasis in ceramics. Riner has held faculty positions at Georgia Southern University and Ogeechee Technical College. Her artwork has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and is held in private collections. Reiner previously exhibited at the Alliance for the Arts in January’s Changing States exhibition

“It was an honor to select artwork to represent All Florida artists,” says Riner. “With almost 400 pieces to choose from, this was a difficult task. I feel confident that the exhibition consists of a great representation of different media, while showcasing high caliber artwork.”

From 392 entries, 37 artists and 46 pieces were selected by the juror. Artists include: Adriana Flores, Anna Rac, Betsy D'Jamoos, Buck Ward, Carla Wormington Messerli, Daniel Venditti, David Belling, Deborah Martin, Ed Takacs, Grayson Stoff, J.T. Phillippe, Janet George, Jim Stewart, JoAnn LaPadula, Joanna Coke, Joel Shapses, John O’Brien, Jose Pardo, Katy Danca Galli, Marc Harris, Mary Klunk, Mary Voytek, Melissa Miller Nece, Mike Kiniry, Muffy Clark Gill, Nancy Terrell, Penelope Breen, Roger Sherman, Sherry Rohl, Simon Huebler, Stephen Bufter, Steve Conley, Sue Higgins, Susanne Brown, Terry Lynn Spry, Tracy Owen-Cullimore and Whit Robbins.

The opening celebration will be June 2 from 5 – 7 p.m. Riner will be on hand to present awards including $1,000 cash for Best In Show, a 2nd place $250 gift certificate for Golden Artists Colors, $100 cash for 3rd place and Jurors Choice Award(s) of Alliance for the Arts membership(s). There will be a conversational gallery walk and talk with the juror Saturday, June 3 at 10 a.m. Hope to see you there!

All Florida is sponsored in part by Elemental Stone and Waterworks.

A Step Out of Reality - CFABS to Host Elements of Abstraction Opening Reception

June 08, 2016

It's about thinking outside the box... or taking a step out of reality.  "Using the elements of design, artists were challenged to create a visual language that communicates ideas and emotions," said Ehern Gerhard, the shows and exhibitions director of CFAB.  "This approach to visual art is always a great exercise for both the artist and the viewer." 

One local artist whose life and art has been transformed by the medium is...Betsy D'Jamoos who has two striking acrylic pieces, "Bravely Apart" and "Making Space," included in this exhibition.

Annual Juried Exhibition - Notes: Monetary, Handwritten and Musical

June 03, 2016

The Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center's Annual Juried Art Exhibition asked artists to explore Notes, in both 2-D and 3-D pieces. Notes are a part of our lives in a variety of ways, but all kinds of notes are ways of communicating, either economically, socially, or spiritually.

Betsy D'Jamoos' acrylic and mixed media piece, "Emotional Detox," was selected as one of the artists to portay the theme of "notes."

Gulfshore Life - "Agenda: Summer Art" May/June 2016

May 10, 2016

Summer Art:  Art lovers continue to bask in the beauty of creative works long past the hustle and bustle of our "season."  ...Among the featured artists... is works by contemporary abstract acrylic artist Betsy D'Jamoos, who will also be highlights of the exhibit.

Top left photo:  "My Life Goes On - Cuba In My Mind" 30x40, mixed media and acrylic by Betsy D'Jamoos

The Baker Museum: "Florida Contemporary"

May 01, 2016

This exhibition presents a select group of contemporary artists practicing in Florida whose word evidences the diversity of approaches to personal, local, and global themes.  Experimentation with innovative techniques coupled with comprehensive knowledge of the history of art characterizes the works in this year's selections...The soft almost ethereal forms in the forms in the works of Gay Germain, Betsy D'Jamoos and Lujan Candria contrasts with the expressive abstraction in the the pieces by...

This edition of Florida Contemporary celebrates artist diversity by putting in dialogue the works of artists from a variety of backgrounds and career stagess and offers a panoramic view of art production in Florida today.  We invite visitors to engage with the images and objects presented, to comtemplate the aesthetic details that make them unique and to reflect on the themes they address.

Juried Exhibition: "Surf & Turf"

May 01, 2016

Originating from the culinary refernce to combine crustaceans and beefsteak in a single meal, Surf and Turf also aims to "mix it up" a little.  Artists were prompted by the theme to intrepret it directly with subjects from either land or seas or to venture out into untried waters by exploring the opposition of seemingly disparate objects.

"Who thought of mixing steak with seafood in the first place?" asked Ehren Gerhard, Shows and Exhibitions director of CFAB.  "Through the contrast of opposing subjects, artists can create new relationships and meaning.  The audience responds to these associations and is free to develop their own conclusions."orary celebrates artist diversity by putting in dialogue the works of artists from a variety of backgrounds and career stagess and offers a panoramic view of art production in Florida today.  We invite visitors to engage with the images and objects presented, to comtemplate the aesthetic details that make them unique and to reflect on the themes they address.

25th Annual Juried Member's Exhibition (January 2015)

May 01, 2016

This annual juried exhibition showcases the best of the best. Each year members enter their very best work and the result is an exhibition not to be missed.

Betsy D'Jamoos' acrylic painting, "Soul Mates," was selected for this show.

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