About the Artist

Bettye Brookfield, MFA
2255 Bear Wallow Road
Springfield, KY 40069
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404 805-6865

EMPLOYMENT
Professor, Chair Department Fine Arts 1996 – 2015

ST. CATHARINE COLLEGE ST. CATHARINE, KY
Professor and Art Department Chair – Curriculum planning, maintaining budget, Art Instructor to 350 College level students. Teaching load of 15-21 hours per semester in Drawing, Painting, Art History Design and Art Education. President of Faculty Senate, Member, Student Affairs Committee, Cultural Committee and Title III Committee., Faculty Senate, Graduate Council, IRB

Director, Saturday School Program 1994-1996
MEMPHIS COLLEGE OF ART MEMPHIS, TN
Administrative Director of the 85-year-old youth program at the college of art. Planning curriculum, selecting classes, hiring instructors, designing brochure, advertising, maintaining budget and purchasing supplies. Supervisor of over 20 faculty members and 10 work-study students. Responsible for registration of 300+ students each session, as well as advising and meeting with parents. Selected portfolios and interviewed student candidates in order to grant scholarships to gifted and talented students.

Gallery Manager and Curator 1981-1996
WHITEHALL GALLERY BARDSTOWN, KY
Managed a full-service gallery in the heart of historic Bardstown, which included shows and exhibitions of contemporary works, prints, framing and a gift shop. Duties included hiring and training of employees, purchasing, advertising, community services, and cooperation with the tourist industry in addition to teaching full time.

EDUCATION
Master of Fine Arts Degree (painting and sculpture emphasis) 1994
MEMPHIS COLLEGE OF ARTS MEMPHIS, TN
B.A. with honors (Major in Art, minor in Education) 1992
UNION UNIVERSITY JACKSON, TN
Scholarship to study art in West Africa 1993
Drew University
Art History 1992
Cambridge University England
Scholarship to study art in Southern France 1991
Cleveland Institute of Art

COMPETITI0NS and SOLO EXHIBITIONS
• Third Place in First Annual Memphis Botanic Arts Festival, Oil Painting, 1993
• First and Second Places in the Annual Jackson Art Association Show, Oil Painting, 1992
• First and Second Places in the Annual Coca-Cola Art Show, Elizabethtown, KY Oil Painting, 1980.
• Selected to present at the National Conference for Appalachian Women, Zanesville, Ohio, 2006
• Bourbon Festival, Bardstown, Kentucky, 2006
• Washington County , Hometown, USA, Springfield, Ky 2005
• Nelson County Bourbon Festival. Bardstown, Ky 2004-5
• Elvis, Elvis, Elvis, Springfield Opera House, 2004-5
• Kentucky Derby Paintings, St. Catharine , Ky 2005
• Elvis is in the House, Memphis, TN 2004
• Paintings from the South of France, Starving Artist Gallery, 2004, 2005
• Paintings from Provence, Sutherland Gallery, Bardstown, 2003, 2004, 2005
• Kentucky Derby T-Shirt, Kroger-Crusade for Children 2001

PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS
• El Jimador, Bardstown, KY 2007, 230 ft. Mural Mexican Culture, 2007
• Historic St. Thomas Church, Bardstown, KY, 3 large Scripture Signages, 2006
• Horse Mania Project, Lexington, Ky 2000 Life size Horse
• Louisville International Airport, 2001 !0 ft Horse Paintings
• El Camino Real Mexican Restaurant, Bardstown, KY, Murals, 2008
• El Tapatio Restaurant, Elizabethtown, KY, Murals, 2009
• Gallopalooza Horse Project, “Fuel’s Gold”, Sponsored by Thornton’s, Louisville, KY
• Jeffersontown Illumination Project, Concrete Lamplights, J’town, KY

EXHIBITIONS
• Louisville International Airport, July 2010, 2013 International Equestrian Event
• Greater Louisville, Inc, Horse Paintings
• Swanson Gallery, Nulu District, Louisville
• Mellwood Arts Center, Louisville, KY
• Delilah’s, Chicago, Ill. 2008 Elvis Paintings
• The Orpheum Theatre, Memphis, TN Elvis Paintings
• Fine Light Marketing Firm, Louisville KY 2000-2001
• Artworks Collection, Charleston, S.C. 2001
• Yvonne Rapp Gallery, Louisville, KY 1999 Garden Sculptures in Limestone
• Comer Museum, Silacauga, AL 1994
• The Parthenon, Nashville, TN Nail Figure
• Jewish Community Center, Memphis, TN 1994 African Figures
• Union University, Jackson, TN, 1992 Paintings and Sculpture from France
• City Hall, Jackson, TN, 1992
• Carnegie Center for the Arts, Jackson, TN, 1991
• Casa Grisanti, Louisville, KY, 1989 Impressions of Impressionists
• The Depot, Steamboat Springs, CO, 1980

BENEFITS
• Women’s Free Clinic, Bardstown, KY
• St. Catharine College Scholarship Fund
• American Heart Association, Bardstown Wine Tasting
• Professional Women’s Springfield Wine Tasting
• Gilda’s Club Benefit, Louisville, KY
• Retired and Disabled Jockey Benefit, Louisville, KY
• Stephen Foster Story Benefit
• St. Joseph’s Montessori, Bardstown, KY

France

Horses

Murals