Résumé

Education

2000    Master of Fine Art in Painting, Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland, U.K.

            (Studied with renowned Scottish artist Elizabeth Ogilvie)

1998    BA (HONS) Painting, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.

 

Professional Development

 

2020    Spanish Level 1, Central New Mexico Community College, Albuquerque, NM

2018    Spanish courses, La Habana, Cuba, Habla Ya Spanish School, Bocas del Toro, Panama

2017    Graphic Arts and Digital Video Production Certificates, Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon, WA

2008    Scuba diving classes, Oak Harbor and Port Townsend, WA

2006    EDGE Professional Development Program, Artist Trust, WA

2001    Cultural Resource Technician Training 2001, USDA/Forest Service, Diamond Lake, OR

 

Awards

 

2016    Dr. James & Fran Ford Scholarship, Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon, WA

2007    GAP Grant, Artist Trust, Seattle, WA

            Art Patch Healthy Funding Award, Art Patch, Seattle, WA

            Patron Award, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA

2000    Andrew Grant Travel Award to Portugal, Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland, U.K.

 

Published Videos

 

2017    Tulip Ambassador 2017, promotional video, Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, Mount Vernon, WA

2016    Cumberland Creek, educational video, Skagit Land Trust, Mount Vernon, WA

2013    Clean Drain Dry, educational video, Northern Forest Canoe Trail, Waitsfield, VT

 

Published Photographs and Articles

 

2015    Photograph, The Sun Magazine, Chapel Hill, NC        

2014    Whidbey Island’s Dazzling Underwater Charm, article and photographs, Whidbey Life  Magazine, Langley, WA

            My First Scuba Dives in California Waters – Diving Monterey, article and photographs, California Diver, San Rafael, CA

2013    Photograph, The Sun Magazine, Chapel Hill, NC

            Front cover, photograph, The Sun Magazine, Chapel Hill, NC

2012    Photograph, The Sun Magazine, Chapel Hill, NC

            Photographs, A Guide to the Rockfishes, Thornyheads, and Scorpionfishes of the Northeast Pacific, University Of California                    Press, Berkeley, CA

            Table of content spread photograph, Orion Magazine, Northampton, MA

2011    Front cover, photograph, Grapevine What’s On In & Around Pisa-Livorno, Lucca, Italy

1996    The Boat of My Dreams, undergraduate photography project, Il Grandevetro Trimestrale di Immagini, Politica e Cultura,                          Santa Croce sull’Arno, Italy

1994    India 1992, photographs, Il Grandevetro Trimestrale di Immagini, Politica e Cultura, Santa Croce sull’Arno, Italy

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

2020    Memory Loop, community action art project, Little Free Libraries, various locations, Albuquerque, NM (on-going)

2007    Whatcom Creek Scrolls Memory Boxes Polling Stations, interactive mixed media installation, Bellingham, WA

            Secrets, drawing installation, Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, Moses Lake, WA

            Corridor Love, interactive mixed media installation, Corridor Gallery, Seattle, WA

2006    Naked Voyage, drawing installation, Viking Union Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

            Terra e Acqua, mixed media installation, Allied Arts Gallery, Bellingham, WA

2005    Whispers & Cries, mixed media drawings on paper, Richard Hugo House, Seattle, WA

            Water2, mixed media installation, Skagit Valley College Art Gallery, Mount Vernon, WA

            Mother & Child, community art project, Open Studio Tour, The Rock House, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA

            Memory Maps, mixed media drawings on paper, Village Books, Bellingham, WA

            Jekyll & Hide, large scale mixed media drawings on paper, Kendrick’s Billiards, Bellingham, WA

            Water, mixed media installation, Department of Safety Gallery, Anacortes, WA

2004    Siege, mixed media installation in collaboration with guitar player Sam Osteen, The Rock House, Oak Harbor, WA

2002    Cedar Songs, Pacific Northwest drawings and paintings, Schafer Gallery, Eatonville, WA

2001    Water Memories, maps on paper and paintings, Scottish Fisheries Museum, Anstruther, Fife, Scotland. U.K.

2000    Betty Bastai Works on Paper, Esteta Galeria, Porto, Portugal

1999    Beyond Cartography, mixed media installation, Lighthouse Tower, Engineers Store, Northern Lighthouse Board, Granton,                        Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.

1997    Marianne & Lucy, mixed media installation in collaboration with fiddle player Anna Falkenau, Edinburgh College of Art,                        Scotland, U.K.

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2017    What Would You Do To Set Them Free?, Whatcom Reads! Art Challenge, Allied Arts Gallery, Bellingham, WA

2007    Betty Bastai & Silo De La Cruz, Kenneth J. Minneart Center for the Arts, South Puget Sound Community College, WA

            Americas 2000:All Media, Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot, ND

            Betty Bastai, Jon Rader & Terry Jarvis, Blue Heron Gallery, Vashon Island, WA

            Ink & Clay 33, Kellogg University Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA

2006    Members Only, Allied Arts Gallery, Bellingham, WA

            Ink & Clay 32, Kellogg University Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA

2005    Allied Arts Annual Exhibition, Allied Arts Gallery, Bellingham, WA

2004    Small Expression III, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA

            Forensics - Allusion to Injury, drawings on paper, Hand to Mouth Gallery, Bellingham, WA

            Small Format, Poseidon's Horses Drawings Series, mixed media on paper, Meloy &    Company Gallery, Bellingham, WA

2001    ArtAngels Art Show, SomArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

2000    Clear Insights, Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.

 

Residencies

 

2006    Centrum, Port Townsend, WA

Artist Presentations

 

2007    A Glimpse Into Body Imagery, Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, Moses Lake, WA

2005    Installation Art, Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon, WA    

            Visual References to Memory Maps, Village Books, Bellingham, WA

2000    Drawings and Installations, Esteta Galeria, Adult Education class in Contemporary Art coordinated by Sara Marques Leguisamo              and organized by the Museum Soares Dos Reis, Porto, Portugal

 

Workshops

 

1999    Still Life Photography, Monimail Tower, Fife, Scotland, U.K.

1992    Beginner Darkroom, NGO Civil Service International, Bangalore, India

 

Bibliography

 

2014    Ron Newberry, “Oak Harbor Artist Plunges into Underwater Photography After Finding Island Spots Plentiful”, Whidbey News-                Times, Oak Harbor, WA

2005    “Jekill & Hide” Find A Canvas, The Western Front, Bellingham, WA

2004    “Rock House Turns to Art”, Whidbey News-Times, Oak Harbor, WA

2002    “Exhibit Set For Schafer Gallery Cedar Songs Opens At Schafer Gallery”, The Dispatch, Eatonville, WA

2000    “La Mostra Beyond Cartography, Mappe, Dipinti e  Nudi”, Il Grandevetro Trimestrale di Immagini, Politica e Cultura, Santa                    Croce sull’Arno, Italy

2000    Clear Insights, Exhibition Catalogue, Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.

            “Betty Bastai Expoe Oseu Mundo”, article published by O Primeiro de Janeiro, Porto, Portugal

            Betty Bastai Works on Paper, Exhibition Catalogue, Esteta Galeria, Porto, Portugal

 

Collections

 

Dee Roy and Mary M. Jones Memorial Art Collection, California State Polytechnic University