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About Me.




1995                  Master Class with Elizabeth Murray, Santa Fe Institute of Fine Arts

1976-80           BFA in Painting, Philadelphia College of Art, Pennsylvania

1979                  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Animation studies



                           Museum of Art & Design Store, NYC

                           Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego - La Jolla, CA

                           Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, NM

                           Clark Art Museum, MA

                 , NYC

                           Fair Design Showroom, NY Design Center, NYC

                           Bishop’s Lodge Spa, Auberge Resort, Santa Fe, NM

                           Spirit of the Earth, Santa Fe, NM

                           Madeline Hotel, Auberge Resort, Telluride, CO



2017                "Betsy Bauer Paintings, Summer Exhibit", Site Brooklyn at the Yard, Herald Square, New York, NY

2011                 "Vista Luminoso," Hahn Ross Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2008              "Fragments",  Hahn Ross Gallery, Santa Fe, NM             

2006              "Bel Canto," Hahn Ross Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2003              "New Paintings," Betsy Bauer Studio, Rome, Italy

2002              "La Bella Toscana," Hahn Ross Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2000              "Tuscan Summer Memories," Hahn Ross Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1999                "Memoria," Bridgewater/Lustberg Gallery, New York, NY

1998                "The Operatic Nature Series," Hahn Ross Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1997                "Awakening Botanica," National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC

                         "Betsy Bauer: New Work," Bridgewater/Lustberg Gallery, NY, NY             

1996                "La Musica della Flora," Hahn Ross Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1995                "The Italian Opera Series," Hahn Ross Gallery, Santa Fe, NM



2022                 “Baltimore American Craft Council Exhibit”, April, 2021 & May, 2022

2021                  “46th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show”, Nov. 2021

2020                “New Mexico Artists”, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Shop, Abiquiu, NM

2019                 “Baca Street Art Tour”, Cafecito, Santa Fe, NM

2015                 "Face It", On-Site Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

2014                 "30 Years: A Celebration," Ceres Gallery, New York, NY

                           "SITE Unseen 8", SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

2012                  " SITE Unseen 7", SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM                     

                           “Inside 8”, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM

2009                "SITE Unseen 6", SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

2008                "SITE Unseen 5", SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

                           "Works on Paper", Cholke Fine Arts, Rockford, IL

2007                "Image of Words, " Art Student’s League, Denver, CO

2006                "SITE Unseen 4," SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

                           "The Novel Picture,” Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University Press

                           "A Night In Taos," Taos Art Museum, Taos, NM

                           "Reflections," Las Cruces Museum of Art, Las Cruces, NM

2005                "Beaux Art Ball," Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM

                           "Imprinted”, El Museo Cultural Center, Santa Fe, NM

                           "Introductions 2005," Leslie Levy Fine Art Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ  

2004                "Rocky Mountain Biennial," Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO

2003                "Noche Feliz," Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM

2002                "Egg," Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

                           "Love Letters to the Land," Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2001                 "Reconsidering the Renaissance," Bridgewater/Lustberg Gallery, NY, NY

2000                "Significant Impressions," Addison/Ripley Gallery, Washington, D.C.                                   

                           "New Mexico 2000," Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM

                           "Summer Group Show," Sears Peyton Gallery, New York, NY

1999                  "Realism Meets Abstraction," Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA

                           "Summer Group Show," David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO   

                           "National Museum of Women in the Arts," LewAllen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1998                  "Fresh," Addison/Ripley Gallery, Washington, D.C.               

1997                  "Read: Text and the Visual," Gallery A, Chicago, IL              

                           "Organics," Bridgewater/Lustberg Gallery, New York, NY

1996                  "Spectrum 1996," Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, TN

                           "Small Packages," Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

                           "A Big Show of Small Work," Bridgewater/Lustberg Gallery, New York, NY

1995                  "Riparte," International Prints Exhibition, Rome, Italy

                           "Botanica," Hand Graphics Gallery, Santa Fe, NM



2018                  Best Interior Design, Grand Hacienda Award, Parade of Homes with Paul Rau Interiors, Santa Fe, NM

2006                 Santa Fe Opera, Posters and note cards of paintings (Also 2005-1996)

2004                College of Santa Fe Printmaking Advisory Council Member (Also 2003-2000)

                           New Mexico Printmakers Society Member  

1999                  Cover, Pasatiempo, Santa Fe New Mexican(Also 1998-1995)                   

1997                  Cover, National Academy of Sciences Press Catalogue



Betsy Bauer Studio &, Martha Stewart Living, Bamboo Feature, July/Aug. 2021

Spayde, John, “Wrapture”, American Craft Council Magazine, Dec/Jan 2021

Orr, Chrissie, Seed Broadcast, "Betsy Bauer: Botanica", Spring 2015

Morgan, Susan. Metropolitan Home Magazine, “Desert Light”, November 2006

Berner, Thomas. "Magical Violins", New Mexico Magazine, September, 2006

Billingsley, Eric. "Art Smarts", Albuquerque Journal, July 22, 2006

Davis, Kathryn. Santa Fean Magazine, "Betsy Bauer: Eyes of Carmen", July 2006

Indyke, Dotty. "Of Place and Time", Southwest Art, April 2006

Aloi, Daniel. "Visual Meets Verbal: History of Art, " Cornell University Chronicle, April 2006

Cline, Lynn. "Lush World," The New Mexican Pasatiempo, June 28, 2002

Cline, Lynn.  "Tuscan Sunlight Shines on Artist's Palette," The NM Pasatiempo, June 2000

Indyke, Dottie.  "Intimate Connections," Southwest Art, February 2000

Museum of Fine Arts, New Mexico 2000 Catalogue, October 1999-April 2000

Kingsley, April.  "Layered Memories, " Betsy Bauer:  Memoria Catalogue, October 1999

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Women Artists in the Land of Enchantment, Catalogue, June 1999

The Santa Fean Magazine, Santa Fe Opera Collectors Edition, July 1998              

Smith, Craig. "A Marriage of Color & Music," The New Mexican Pasatiempo, July 3, 1998

Bensley, Lis.  "Awakening Botanica," National Academy of Sciences Essay, April 1997



 American Express, New York, NY

Bear Stearns, Inc., New York, NY

Bouley Restaurant, New York, NY

Deloitte Touche, New York, NY

Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA

Four Seasons Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

Four Seasons Resort, Scottsdale, AZ

General Electric, Fairfield, CT

Hallmark Fine Art Collection, Kansas City, MO

Johnson Art Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Little Nell Hotel, Aspen, CO

National Academy of Sciences Museum, Washington, D.C.

Rohm and Hass Corporation, Philadelphia, PA

Sibley Grand Oaks Hospital, Washington, D.C.

Sloane Kettering Memorial Cancer Center/Lawrence S. Rockefeller Pavilion, NY, NY

United States State Department, U.S. Embassy in Bolivia

United States State Department, U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo

University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Betsy Bauer is a nationally known artist and interior designer. Inspired by her Zen Buddhist practice and the drama of the primal rock landscape of the Southwest, artist Betsy Bauer carefully crafts her wrapped rock sculptures and jewelry, using stones she collects from ancient dry riverbeds in New Mexico and from far flung places she visits on her travels. 


Bauer’s paintings and prints are held in museum, corporate and private collections around the world.  Her Wrappedrockz are available in shops at Museum of Art & Design in NYC, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego at La Jolla, Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park and other US stockists. She lives and works in Santa Fe, NM.

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