Bev Abbott

“Signature Member” of the Miniature Artists of America
“Signature Member” of the Society of Animal Artists.

I am also a member of the Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society of Washington, D.C., the Miniature Art Society of Florida, the Hampton Arts League, the Association of Miniature Artists, the Cider Painters of America, and the online Yahoo Miniature Art Forum.
“Modern Masters in Miniature Art in America” sponsored by the Miniature Artists of America details the provenance and history of miniature art. I am featured on pages 202-203 with a painting, photograph and thoughts on my art. Order a Hardcover from: www.lulu.com or it can be downloaded to your computer for free. My art is featured in the book “The Best of Worldwide Wildlife and Animal Art”. I have also illustrated two books for author Jean C. Keating, "Pawprints on my Heart" and "Pawprints through the Years".

“Afternoon Light” received Honorable Mention at the 2016 Parkland Gallery Miniature Show. “Big Catch Along the Shore” received 2nd Place in Oils at the 2016 Art Gallery of Fells Point Show. “Sandbar Gathering” received Honorable Mention in Ivory/Ivorine category. “Ocean Diver” received the Leonards Claims Award at the 2016 Cider Painters of America Show.

"Crunching and Munching" - Panda received its second award at the 2015 Parklane Gallery Miniature Show with a 1st Honorable Mention. “Vijaya” Bengal Tiger received 2nd Place Oils at the Art Gallery of Fells Point at the fall show in Baltimore, MD. “Favorite Watering Hole received 2nd Place in Birds and Animals at the MPSGS fall show in Bethesda, MD. “Sunlit Lion” received the Award of Excellence at the Cider Painters of America fall show in Dallas, PA. “Surf Fishing II” received 3rd Place Oils at the MASF 2016 show in Florida. “Tussling Underwater” and “Odd Companions” both received Honorable Mention at the 2015 WaterWorks Art Museum Miniature Art Show in Miles City, MT. This makes a total of honors received in 5 out of the 6 shows I entered in the fall of 2015.

"Digits" Orangutans was juried into the 54th Members Annual Exhibition for the Society of Animal Artists, premier opening at The Wildlife Experience, Denver, CO August 2014. In the Spring of 2014, I served as the Judge for the 23rd Miniature Art Show at the Seaside Art Gallery, Nags Head, NC. "Persuasion" Galapagos Flightless Cormorants received Hon oracle Mention in Oil at the MASF 2014 Miniature Show and "A Gathering of Pelicans" received Honorable Mention at the spring 2014 Parklane Gallery Miniature Show.

"Ancient Guardians" was juried into the "America's Parks II" international competition and exhibition encompassing all parks in Canada, Mexico and the United States. This 4" x 6" painting represents the Capitol Reef National Park, UT and is one of the works of art chosen for the year long traveling exhibition. "It is a great honor to once again have the world of miniatures represented in an exhibition of full sized paintings and sculpture". The opening exhibition was at the Ells Carothers Dunnegan Gallery of Art, Bolivar, MO March 16-Apr 13, 2014 and was selected for the traveling exhibit to The Wildlife Experience in Denver, CO and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, AZ. "Digits" Orangutan mother and child was juried into the 54th Society of Animal Artists 2014 Members Annual Exhibition premiering at The Wildlife Experience, Denver, CO fall 2014. "A Gathering of Pelicans", after being exhibited in the Miniature Artists of America Traveling Exhibit for five years, received Honorable Mention at the Parklane Gallery 2015. "Odd Companions" received Best of Oils at Artistic Designs Gallery summer 2014. "Chilly Churning Water' received Honorable Mention at the Art Gallery of Fells Point fall 2014. "Green Heron's Home Nest" received 3rd Place in Oils in the Miniature Artists Society of Florida fall 2014. "Crunching and Munching" received Best Oil at the fall Cider Painters of America show and was chosen for the mailing postcard.

Fall of 2013 "Jungle Home" Golden Lion Tamarin was exhibited at the American Women Artists Annual Show at the R.S. Hanna Gallery in Fredericksburg, Texas and received the Simpson Award for Excellence in Wildlife Art. This miniature was honored to be one of only Sixty pieces of art chosen from an entry of 800. This makes the third honor this miniature has received. The tiny miniature "Goldfinch's Pink Zinnia Perch" received the Aviary Award from the 2013 Cider Painter's of America Miniature Show. "Cascading Water" Moose received 3rd Place at the Rohoboth Beach Art League's First Miniature Show 2013. Summer of 2013 "Digits" - Orangutan Mother and Baby received Best Oil at the Artistic Designs Gallery Invitational Miniature Art Show, Brownsville, IN. Spring of 2013 Best of Show was awarded to “Jungle Home” Golden Lion Tamarin and “Herd Leader” Big Horned Sheep received a Sponsor Award at the Parklane Gallery’s 21 Annual International Miniature Art Show in Kirkland, WA. “The Buoy’s Club III” Stellar Sea Lions was selected for the exhibition “Less is More: Small Works in a Great Space” in the Mitchell Gallery sponsored by St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD, from over 800 submissions. “Shadows” Yellow Crowned Night Heron received the Painting Award of Excellence at the Ridge Art Association Miniature Art Exhibition 2013 Winter Haven, FL. In celebration of Charles Darwin’s 150th Anniversary Feb. 12, 2013 “Persuasion” - Flightless Cormorants and “Hippo Play” were selected to be among the 40 artists chosen for the online art exhibit “Windows on Evolution” and can be viewed at Science Art-Nature.org. At the 2013 Miniature Art Society of Florida’s Annual 38th International Miniature Art Show “Tiger Plunge” received an Honorable Mention-Oil


I judged the MSPGS 2011 Fall Annual International Miniature Art Show. This is the oldest continuous active miniature art society in the United States. Seaside Art Gallery’s spring 2012 Annual Miniature Art Show was my second invitation to judge a high quality miniature art exhibition. Both were challenging due to the depth of the high quality of the art submitted. Both events were satisfying days spent with wonderful tiny jewels of art.

At the 31st Annual Miniature Show at the El Dorado Fine Arts Gallery spring 2012, the Oil miniature “Sunlit” received 1st Place-Oil and “Herd Leader” received a Merit Award-Oil. Summer 2012, “Bridge to Serenity” received Best of Oil at Artistic Designs Gallery in Brownsburg, IN. In the fall at the miniature art show at the Gallery of Fells Point in Baltimore, MD "Menace in Paradise" received Third Place in Oils, at the Miniature Art Society of Florida "Tiger Plunge" received Honorable Mention - Oil, at the Cider Painters of America "Gorilla on a Hill" received the Leonards Award, and at the Miniature Painters, sculptors and Gravers Society "Jungle Home" received First Place in the Ivory/Ivorine category. I completed the year by teaching a one day seminar on painting miniatures at the Mansion at Strathmore in Bethesda, MD. This beautiful old home built around 1900 is the center for art and dance in the Washington D.C. area.

“The Buoy’s Club II” Stellar Sea Lions was juried into the 52nd Members Annual Exhibition for the Society of Animal Artists, premier opening weekend in Oradell, NJ at the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum in September 2012. This miniature oil painting was selected by a panel of 9 judges from an entry of 346 paintings and sculptures with about 100 pieces chosen. Most of the works of art are large sized. There will be a year long traveling show to follow of this superb caliber of art.

“Candy Striped Camellias” a miniature oil on Ivorine was selected for exhibit in “Blossom II-Art of Flowers. This International Show had over 2,300 entries from 35 countries with only 100 paintings selected for exhibit by the 8 Judges. The premiere opening was at the Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL Feb. 4, 2011 with my miniature being selected for inclusion in the three year traveling show. Summer 2011 “Hidden Among Reflections” Green Heron was juried into The Virginia Artists 2011 Show , from 846 entries 100 pieces were chosen for exhibit. Fall 2011 the miniature “Hippo Play” was awarded Best in Show at The Gallery of Fells Point. For two years running my art has received BIS at this miniature art show. At the Cider Painters of America International Exhibit “A Sip Of Water” Polar Bear received the Leonards Claims Service Award. This is the third award for “A Sip of Water” in a year. “The Sweet Call of Bee Balm” received Third Place at the Dec. 2011 miniature show at the Art & Antique Studio, Melbourne, FL.

My miniature oil painting “White Pelicans Resting on a Sandbar” was included in a traveling exhibit sponsored by the Miniature Artists of America. The collection of tiny works of art by Signature Members was available for special exhibit at museums and galleries through 2013. The miniature received an Honorable Mention spring 2014 at the Parklane Gallery, Kirkland, WA at the conclusion of the Traveling Show.
Spring 2010 “Intent”-Sandhill Crane received 3rd Place in the Birds and Animals Category at the Florida Miniature Art Society’s Annual Show. In the fall, “Pond Crossing” was awarded Best In Show at The Art Gallery of Fells Point Miniature Art Show, “Golden Afternoon”was awarded First Place at the Little Washington Miniatures Painting Exhibition, “A Sip of Water”-Polar Bear was awarded 2nd Place in Oil/Acrylic at the Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Soc. of Washington DC., “Bathing Beauties” Turtles was awarded the President’s Award at the Cider Painters of America Miniature Art Show and “Music and Dance” was awarded Honorable Mention at the Mondak Heritage Center, MT.
Spring 2009 “Blue and Gold Macaw” on piano key received and Award of Excellence at the Ridge Art Center Mini. Show and “Coy - Hyacinth Macaw” received an Award of Merit at the El Dorado Gallery Mini. Show. “Scottish Lassies received a Merit Award at the Artistic Designs Gallery Mini. Show. In the fall, “Step into the Light” White Tiger received an Honorable Mention at the Gallery of Fells Point Mini. Show and “Basking” received Third Place in Ivory/Ivorine Category at the Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society Show. “Lorykeet Love” received the Award for Color at the Cider Painters of America Show. The miniature “A Long Drink” was chosen for the 49th Annual Exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists in 2009 and in the year long traveling exhibit. Most of the paintings and sculptures were large pieces.
I exhibit my work through the Seaside Art Gallery, Nags Head, NC www.seasideart.com. Additional work may be seen at www.stanford.edu/group/stanfordbirds/SAN/Exhibit/Abbott-2.html, www.scienceart-nature.org, www.societyofanimalartists.com, www.miniatureartistsofamerica.org.


Exhibition History
Museums

Ancient Guardians
2014
“America’s Parks II” premiering at Ella Carothers Dunnegan Gallery of Art, Boilvar, MO
Tour Venues:
The Wildlife Experience, Parker (Denver), CO
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ


Bev at 2014 SAA Annual
“Art and the Animal” Society of Animal Artists 54th Annual Exhibition premiering at The
Wildlife Experience, Parker (Denver), CO


2012 SAA Annual
2012
“Art and the Animal” Society of Animal Artists 52nd Annual Exhibition premiering at The
Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, NJ
Tour Venues:
The Art Museum, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY in 2013
Kenosha Public Museum, Kenosha, WI in 2013
Charles H. MacNider Art Museum, Mason City, IA in 2013
Bev with Camillias art
2011
“Blossom II Art of Flowers” premiering at Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL
Tour Venues:
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute, Tucson, AZ
The R.W.Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport, LA
Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago, IL
Artcenter Manatee, Bradenton, FL in 2012
Greenacres Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH in 2012
Museum of the Gulf Coast, Port Arthur, TX in 2012

2009
“Art and the Animal” Society of Animal Artists 49th Annual Exhibition premiering at
Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure, Salina, KS
Tour Venues:
Dunnegan Gallery of Art, Bolivar, MO in 2010
Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD in 2010

1997
“Birds in Art” Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI

1996
“Wildlife: The Artist’s View” Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI



Ongoing Participating Artist at:

Seaside Art Gallery, Nags Head, NC www.seasideart.com since 1974
Stanford University online art exhibit at www.scienceart-nature.org

Gallery Shows
* denotes award

2015
29th Seaside Art Gallery Miniature Show, Nags Head, NC
*Parklane Gallery Miniature Show, Kirkland, WA
Snow Goose Gallery Miniature Show, Bethlehem, PA
Prairie Winds Art Center, Grand Island, NE


2014
28th Seaside Art Gallery Miniature Show, Nags Head, NC
*Parklane Gallery Miniature Show, Kirkland, WA
Snow Goose Gallery Miniature Show, Bethlehem, PA
*Artistic Designs Miniature Show, Brownsville, IN
*Art Gallery of Fells Point Miniature Show, Baltimore, MD
Miniature Painters, Sculptures, and Gravers Society Miniature Show, Bethesda, MD
Charles Taylor Art Center Miniature Show, Hampton, VA
*Cider Painters of America Miniature Show, Dallas, PA
*Miniature Art Society of Florida Miniature Show, Tarpon Springs, FL

2013
St. John’s College, The Mitchell Gallery Small Works Show, Annapolis, MD
Ridge Art Association Miniature Show, Winter Haven, FL
Snow Goose Gallery Miniature Show, Bethlehem, PA
Seaside Art Gallery Miniature Art Show, Nags Head, NC
Parklane Gallery Miniature Show, Kirkland, WA
Artistic Designs Gallery Miniature Show, Brownsburg, IN
*American Women Artists 16 Annual Show, RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX
Rehoboth Art League Miniature Show, Henlopen Acres, DE
Art Gallery of Fells Point Miniature Show, Baltimore, MD
Miniature Painters, Sculptures and Gravers Society, Bethesda, MD
Miniature Art Society of Florida, Dunedin, FL
Charles Taylor Art Center Miniature Show, Hampton, VA
Cider Painters of America Miniature Show, Dallas, PA
Mon Dak Heritage Center Miniature Show, Sidney, MT

2012
Ward Foundation special exhibit by Society of Animal Artists, Salisbury, MD
Snow Goose Gallery Miniature Show, Bethlehem, PA
El Dorado Fine Arts Gallery Miniature Show, Colorado Springs, CO
Seaside Art Gallery Miniature Show, Nags Head, NC
Parklane Gallery Miniature Show, Kirkland,WA
Artistic Designs Gallery Miniature Show, Brownsburg, IN
Windows on Evolution web entry for Stanford University online art Exhibit
Charles Taylor Art Center Miniature Show, Hampton, VA
Art Gallery of Fells Point Miniature Show, Baltimore, MD
Miniature Art Society of Florida, Dunedin, FL
Peninsula Fine Art Center Small Works Show, Newport News, VA
*Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society Miniature Show, Bethesda, MD
Council for the Arts Miniature Art Show, Chambersburg, PA
Cider Painters of America Miniature Show, Dallas, PA
* Art and Antique Studio Fine Art Gallery Miniature Show, Melbourne, FL
5th World Federation of Miniaturists through Membership in the Miniature Artists of
America exhibit of Miniature Art in Russia

2011
Halls of Art VII Exhibition (Large Works) at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, Hampton, VA
Virginia Artists 2011 (Full Sized Art), Hampton, VA
El Dorado Fine Arts Miniature Show, Colorado Springs, CO
Snow Goose Gallery Miniature Show, Bethlehem, PA
Seaside Art Gallery Miniature Show, Nags Head, NC
Parklane Gallery Miniature Show, Kirkland, WA
Ice House Gallery Miniature Show, Washington, VA
*Fells Point Gallery Miniature Show, Baltimore, MD
Council for the Arts Miniature Show, Chambersburg, PA
MPSGS Miniature Show, Bethesda, MD
MASF Miniature Show, Dunedin, FL
*Charles Taylor Art Center Miniature Show, Hampton, VA
Artistic Designs Gallery Miniature Show, Brownsburg, IN
* Art and Antique Studio Fine Art Gallery Miniature Show, Melbourne, FL

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