Betsy Popp's blog

Wednesday, 8 August, 2018
I arrived in Shenandoah National Park on August 3.  My residency runs through August 24 and it already seems like I am running out of time.  My first day was a misty, turned into pouring rain day so no getting out and seeing things.  As I waited for my accomodations to be prepared I drove a bit south on the Skyline Drive.  At the Byrd Visitor Center I saw my first three black bear.  A sow and two cubs in the adjacent field where wild blueberries abound.Saturday, August 4 - I hit the ground running and needed to get out and hike.  I warmed up on the Limberlost...
From now until December 31, 2020, "Full Circle" a wood sculpture by Betsy Popp will be a part of the virtual exhibition of Endangered - ART4Apes.  One of 180 works that feature endangered or creatures in trouble.  "Full Circle" is a sculpture representing Atlantic Spotted Dolphins. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px Helvetica; color: #666666; -webkit-text-stroke: #666666} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} We are a team of art and photography lovers who believe that art, in all its forms, can reach people all over the globe and win hearts and...
I have two works in the up coming 4th Biennal Wings & Water at the River Arts on Water in Prairie du Sac, WI.  The exhibit runs from January 23 - March 20.  The opening reception will be held Thursday, January 30, from 5:30 - 7:30.
My original oil painting, "Winter Waters", 12" x 16" will be a part of the Midwest Seasons exhibition at the Center for Visual Arts, Wausau, WI.  The Exhibit runs from January 3 - April 4 with the Opening Reception on Friday, January 10 from 5 - 7.
On November 2, Betsy Popp painted a golden eagle for a fund raiser for Raptor Education Group, Inc (REGI).  During the course of the evening there were silent auction items available as well as bucket raffles that all raised funds for REGI.  Betsy had some items in the raffles as well as painted live during the evening to have to raffle winner accounced.  Pictured is her unfinished painting and the winners of the painting.
My recent solo exhibition "Residency Retrospective" was a culmination for works created through my many Artist in Residence programs that I have served over the last 18 years.  The accumulation of adventures, experiences, and reference material has given me an endless supply of ideas for current and future works.  I also wanted to do more than just exhibit my work,  I wanted to help make a difference with my work.  50% of all sales went to the Nicolet College Foundation towards student scholarships.  Overall $1500 was given to the Nicolet College Foundation...
The Nicolet Art Gallery located on the campus of Nicolet College, 5364 College Drive, Rhinelander, WI, will be hosting an exhibit titled, "Betsy Popp - Residency Retrospective" from Monday, November 19 - Friday, December 21, 2018.  The opening reception for this exhibit will be held on Saturday, November 17 from 2 - 4 pm. The reception is free and open to the public.  Since 2001, artist Betsy Popp has served as Artist-in-Residence in 12 programs.  Her residencies include 6 National Parks; Everglades N.P., Florida, Acadia N.P, Maine, Grand Canyon N.P., North Rim,...
Shenandoah National Park has just contacted Betsy Popp of Townsend, WI, that she was chosen as their Airist In Residence.  Betsy will serve her residency this August 2018.  Betsy has served a variety of residencies in the past including Sapelo Island, GA, Badlands Nat. Park, SD, Acadia Nat. Park, ME, Everglades Nat. Park, FL, Grand Canyon Nat. Park, AZ, Porcupine Mountain Wilderness Area and Pictured Rocks Nat. Lakeshore, both in Upper Michigan, Studio 210, Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, WI, Odyssey, Costa Rica, and Idaho Art Lab (twice), St. Anthony, ID.  During the...