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Artist Betty Laur

I'm an artist living in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. I was born and raised in Southern Illinois and have lived in Florida since 1978. I have been painting for many years in my spare time while working at my day job previously as a bank loan officer and in the last few years as a business services provider/consultant.

My art training consists of workshops and classes given by artists I admire, plus the experience I have gained by constant practice of my talent which opens new avenues to explore. My favorite medium is oil, some of my favorite subjects are tropical landscapes and wildlife. I also love to paint pet portraits - I am grateful for the happiness they provide the pet owners.

First painting completed in 1962.

Paintings are in a number of private collections throughout the United States and Canada.

RESUME

EDUCATION
SmARTist Telesummit - 2012
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
The Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

SELECTED RECENT EXHIBITS

2010-2016
Two exhibits of original works featured in book A Trip Down the Loxahatchee - 2016
Palm Beach State College Eissey Campus Theatre Exhibit – 2015 & 2016
Town of Jupiter Exhibit 2015 & 2016
Art of Association, Lighthouse ArtCenter 2015 & 2016
Members Exhibition, Lighthouse ArtCenter 2015 & 2016
Village Art Studios Back Alley Mural Exhibit - 2015
Midtown Exhibit, Palm Beach Gardens 2015
Art at the Airport" July-October 2014
Literature 2014", Art on Park, Lake Park, FL
Village of Tequesta Exhibit 2014
Art of Association 2014", Lighthouse ArtCenter, Tequesta, FL
Ripples on the Water, River Center at Burt Reynolds Park, Jupiter - April 2014
Reminds Me of Home, Craft Gallery, West Palm Beach - April 2014
Midtown Exhibit, Palm Beach Gardens - 2014
Palm Beach State College Eissey Campus Theatre Exhibit - 2013
Town of Jupiter Exhibit 2013 & 2014
The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY - January 2013
"Landscapes 2012", Lighthouse ArtCenter, Tequesta, FL - Nov. 2012 - Jan. 2013
"Art at the Airport", PBIA, Oct. 2012 - Feb. 2013 :
Art of Association, Lighthouse ArtCenter, Tequesta, FL - June & July 2012 and May & June, 2013
Sunsets, Florida Atlantic University, Jupiter, FL - Summer 2012
ArtyBras 2012, 2013 & 2014, Lighthouse ArtCenter, Tequesta, FL
Landscapes 2011, Lighthouse ArtCenter, Tequesta, FL – December 2011
Seabranch Art League “Festival of Trees”, Hobe Sound, FL – December 2011
D’art for Art, Lighthouse ArtCenter, Tequesta, FL – November 2010-2015
Jonathan Dickenson State Park Tropical Landscape Show – November 2011
Lighthouse ArtCenter, Arty Bra Exhibit/Breast Cancer Benefit Honoree – Feb. 2011
The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY – Jan. 2011
Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach “Re-flective Show” – Dec. 2010
Lighthouse ArtCenter Juried Show "Landscapes" - Sept.-Nov. 2010
The Canvas Project 3, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY
Dog-Gone Art Show, Lighthouse ArtCenter - July - September, 2010
North Palm Beach Country Club - July, 2010
Lighthouse Center for the Arts Member/Student Show - April 2010
Florida Atlantic University, Jupiter, FL - May-August 2010
Mos'Art Theater, Lake Park, FL - May & June 2010
Molly's House, Stuart, FL - May 2010

2007 - 2009:
"Fabulous Minis", The Framery, Hobe Sound, FL - 2009
Hannah's Home, Tequesta, FL - 2009
The Cultural Center, Stuart, FL - 2009
Essencia Salon - 2009
CHAIRity Art Auction, Lighthouse Center for the Arts, Tequesta, FL - 2009
Artavox 2009
Lighthouse Center for the Arts Members & Students Exhibit, Tequesta, FL - 2009
Town of Jupiter Juried Show, Jupiter, FL - February - March 2009
Eissey Theater, Palm Beach Community College, Palm Beach Gardens, FL - January 2009
D'art for Art - Lighthouse Center for the Arts, Tequesta, FL - November 2008 and 2009
West Palm Beach Home and Garden Show - October 2008
Palm Beach Home Show - October 2008
Historical Society of Palm Beach County Exhibit - 1928 Storm Remembered - Painting done exclusively for this 5-month educational exhibit at the Richard and Pat Johnson History Museum in West Palm Beach Sept. 2008-Jan. 2009, Florida; later to become a traveling exhibit
Palm Beach County Art in Public Places Exhibit Local Treasures – Palm Beach International Airport - Summer 2008
Summer Interlude…A Gathering of Artists Exhibit, Town Hall, Juno Beach, Florida
- 2008
Lighthouse Center for the Arts Members & Students Exhibit, Tequesta, FL - 2008
Palm Beach Home Show, March 2008
West Palm Beach Home and Garden Show, February 2008
Tequesta Public Safety Facility, Tequesta, FL
Tequesta Village Hall, Tequesta, FL
D'art for Art - Lighthouse Center for the Arts, Tequesta, FL - November 2007
American Juried Art Salon - Fall 2007 Exhibit - Attained Master Class Plus Artist status
Artavox - 2008
Lighthouse Center for the Arts, Tequesta, FL - Annual Members and Students Exhibit - 2008
Palm Beach Home Show, March 2008
Jupiter Town Hall, Jupiter, Florida
GardensArt "Communicating with Paint" NCAA Exhibit, Palm Beach Gardens City Hall, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Cornell Museum, Old School Square, "For the Love of Dogs" Exhibit, Delray Beach, FL
American Juried Art Salon - Spring 2007 Exhibit - Attained Master Class Artist status artjury.com
Florida Atlantic University, "Of Land and Sea" Exhibit at Jupiter, FL campus
ArtServe "Air and Sea: Florida Landscapes", Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Northern Trust Bank, North Palm Beach, FL
"Gardens & Scenes of the South" Exhibit, The Mars Gallery, Hobe Sound, Florida
"Florida Kaleidoscope! " Exhibit by South Florida Artists, Lake Park Library, Lake Park, Florida
Maltz Theater, Jupiter, Florida

2000 - 2006:
Art on the Vine Exhibit to benefit Jupiter Medical Center, Jupiter, FL
Northern Trust Bank, Delray Beach, Florida
American Juried Art Salon
Vista Art Wildlife Show
Tropical Images Exhibition, Mars Gallery, Hobe Sound, Florida
Lighthouse Center for the Arts Summer Show, Tequesta, FL
Tequesta Village Hall – ongoing since 2002
The Framery, Hobe Sound, Florida
GardensArt, City of Palm Beach Gardens APBC Premier Exhibition
Habitat for Humanity High Tea & Art Exhibit, Sailfish Point Club, Hutchinson Island, FL
Tequesta Public Safety Building Exhibit 2002 through 2006
Town of Jupiter Annual Juried Art Shows, Jupiter, Florida -1999 -2006
Juried show at Loxahatchee Historical Museum, Jupiter, FL
Oil painting of baby turtle chosen for fundraiser tea invitation at Jonathan’s Landing, Jupiter, Florida, to benefit new Marinelife Center in Juno Beach, FL
Benefit Exhibit for hurricane victims Busch Wildlife & Loxahatchee Historical Museum, Jupiter, FL
Eissey Theater, Palm Beach Community College, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
North Palm Beach Library, North Palm Beach, FL
Southern Exposure Gallery, North Palm Beach, FL
Juno Beach Town Hall Summer Show
Wildlife Trust Benefit, Tequesta and Palm Beach, FL
WITVA Artistic Expressions juried show, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Lake Park Library, Lake Park, Florida - Various exhibits
Jupiter Medical Center Art in Motion Exhibit, Jupiter, FL
Annual Lighthouse Center for the Arts Members & Students Shows, Tequesta, FL
Cobblestone Café, Tequesta, Florida - 3 person Exhibit
Christ Fellowship Church Valentine Exhibit, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Palm Beach County Cultural Council Juried Show - One of eleven artists chosen for HMSHost Exhibit Destination Culture: Calypso Dreams, at Palm Beach International Airport, West Palm Beach, FL
Palm Beach County Cultural Council Juried Show - HMSHost Exhibit Eye on the Everglades at South Florida Fair, West Palm Beach, FL Exhibit to Benefit Jupiter Christian School, Jupiter, FL
Juried Show - Anglican Gallery, Tequesta, Florida
Absolutely Art Gallery, Jupiter, FL
America Today, Riviera Beach, FL
WEBN, Boca Raton, FL

PUBLICATIONS/MEDIA
A Trip Down the Loxahatchee" by James D. Snyder (The river's history and beauty in paintings and photographs) - 2015
Art House Co-op, “The Canvas Project: A Visual Encyclopedia” – November 2011
Tequesta Magazine - April 2010 - Cover Art/Featured Artist
Palm Beach Daily Review (The Shiny Sheet) – October 10, 2008
Palm Beach Daily Review (The Shiny Sheet) – October 4, 2008
Jupiter Courier, September 10, 2008
Palm Beach Post, August 31, 2008
Boca Raton News, August 19, 2008

Village of Tequesta Smoke Signals newsletter - March 2008
WPTV Channel 5 News - February 15, 2008
Palm Beach Post, June 3, 2007
Florida Atlantic University Newsletter MacHoot, John D. MacArthur Jupiter Campus - Summer 2007 edition Vol. 8 No. 2
Martin County Florida Arts Council listing as a featured artist at Mars Gallery, Hobe Sound for Fall, 2006
Palm Beach Post, July 23, 2006
Jupiter Courier, September 4, 2005
Palm Beach Post, September 7, 2003

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS
Village of Tequesta, Florida
City of Boynton Beach, Florida

ORGANIZATIONS
North County Art Association
Seabranch Art League
Artists of Palm Beach County
ACA, Inc.
South Florida Artists Association
National Association of Photoshop Professionals

© 2008 Betty Laur
The Village Art Studios,
377 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Florida 33469
betty@bettylaur.com
561-889-7017
Paintings are available for licensing

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