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P.O. Box 134
Bethulie
Freestate
South Africa
9992

   
   
   


Bets studied at University of Pretoria from 1972 to 1974, with main subjects and interests Art and Art History.

In 1984 she attended a sculpture course at the Charles Gotthard Art School for an introduction to Ceramic Sculpture. Since then she has worked in metal, Perspex, polyurethane foam, artist’s clay. She works extensively in Wonderstone and Soapstone and lately also wood.

She has sculptures and mixed media works in Seattle, Memphis, Round Hill Virginia, and New York in the USA, in England and Belgium.

She paints in oils and uses artist’s crayons and pencil for drawings. From 1985 to 1987 she was Chairman of the Centurion Art Society, in 1988 Vice Chairman. From 1985 to 1988 on the Executive Management of the SA Art Association.

Honorary member of the Centurion Art Society.

 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
     
May-85 City Hall, Centurion
Sep-95 Lougardia Building, Centurion Centre
May-86 Lougardia Building, Centurion Centre
Sep-86 City Hall, Centurion
Feb-87 Opening Exhibition, Art Gallery, Lougardia
Jul-88 Art Gallery, Lougardia
Aug-88 Artist of the Year Competition, Gallery, Lougardia.
Dec-89 Jabulani Gallery, Randburg
Nov-90 Star Homes Exhibition, Randburg
Mar-92 Creative Heritage, Randburg
Mar-92 Generation Art, Arcadia, Pretoria
Oct-01 Private exhibition, Eldoraigne, Centurion
Various dates: Hartbeespoortdam Art Gallery
Various dates: Generations Art Gallery
June 2008- The Red Barn Smithfield
Permanent exhibition: Bethulie Art Gallery
     
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
     
Oct-86 Jewelpride, Sunnypark, Pretoria
Apr-91 Glass House, Civic Centre, Pietersburg
Dec-97 Private Exhibition, Eldoraigne, Centurion
Sept 2001 Private Exhibition, Waterkloof Pretoria
     
TWO MAN EXHIBITIONS
     
Jul-87 Art Gallery, Lougardia
Sep-89 Jabulani Gallery, Randburg
     
OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS AND ACTIVITIES
     
May-87 Established the Art Gallery of the Centurion Art Society.
Jul-87 Perspex Trophy for Round Table 168 for the annual ‘Orange Peeling’ contest at Centurion Centre
Oct-87 Memorial at the Voortrekkerhoogte Hoërskool
Aug-88 Winner of the Old Mutual :Sculptor of the Year Award at Art Gallery, Lougardia. (Judges: Bettie Cilliers-Barnard, Gunther van der Reis, Murray Schoonraad, John Blem)
Feb-89 GI Design, Tyger Valley, Cape Town
Jul-89 Resident at the Dal Josefat Arts Foundation, Paarl
Nov-89 Participated on invitation in the Art Auction at the Pretoria Art Museum
Dec-90 Participated on invitation in the Annual Art Festival, V&A Waterfront Cape Town
Sep-01 Concrete lion gargoyle for private house entrance