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8" x 10" oil

Betty Russell Gates: Born on an oil lease in Oklahoma, in 1927. Her art career began with John Frank, Frankhoma Pottery in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. After a brief time at Arkansas A&M , Gates graduated from Art Instruction Inc. in commercial art. After ten years as a commercial artist, she went with her first gallery, Merrill's Gallery in Taos in 59. Gates studied with Dutch Painter Dirk Van Driest, Paul Strisik, William Henry Earle, and Ray Froman. Sorolla, Sargent, & Fechin influenced her style.

Gates has exhibited in places such as Canyon House Rotunda, House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., Broome St. Gallery, Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, Jacob Javits Building, in New York, and Sen Yet Sen Museum in Taiwan.

Her awards include: "A.A.P.L.", Award , American Artist Professional League, Catherine Lorillard Wolf Art Club Award. "Still Life Award" , "Anna Hyatt Huntington Bronze Metal" , and " Katherine T. Lovell Memorial Award" in Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club exhibitions in N.Y. C., New York, and "Best of Show" and " Special Award" in the National League of American Pen Women, Dallas, Texas.

Gates has earned Signature Status in KA, OPA, AAWA, WAOW, CLWAC Signature 16, ACA, and APA. A US Coast Guard Artist since 1987 she has three paintings in their permanent collection.

A reputable gallery artist since 1957. Dunn & Bradstreet rated.

G. Stanton, Dallas, TX.
Howell Gallery in Oklahoma, City, O.K.
Principal Gallery, Alexandra, VA
Spur Ranch Gallery, Fort Worth, TX.
Art for Living Gallery, Solvang, CA.
Gallery and Publisher Coupralux Designer Gallery, (Giclee'’s) Dallas, TX

Memberships By Invitation
American Plains Artists, '99, Signature, '01.
Oil Painters of America, '92,Signature '99
Knickerbocher, Signature '98
Signature 16 Artist Society, Signature '97
American Academy of Women Artists, Signature '95
WAOW "Women Artists of the West", '91 Signature, '01.
Visual Individualist United, '87, Trustee '94.
Official US Coast Guard Artist, N.Y.C., '87
Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, N.Y.C., Signature, ‘‘ 83
National League of American Pen Women, (Fort Worth Branch), '75
Associated Creative Artists Association, '63, Signature '91
Trinity Arts Guild, Bedford, Texas, founding member and first Pres., '61.

Selected Awards
"First Place Oils, Pastels", Barnsite Gallery, Kewanee, WI. '04

"Best of Show" American Academy of Women Artists, "Celebrating eleven years of creative excellence" Phippen Art Museum, Prescott, AZ '03

Top 200, Arts for the Parks ‘01 -‘02.

"Chamber Award of Excellence", Oil Painters of America, Sangre De Cristo Art Center, Pueblo , CO ‘99

"Hudson Valley Art League Award", Salmagundi Club, New York, NY '99

"Award of Excellence" Dillman Creative Art Foundation, Oil Painters of America, Scottsdale, AZ, '99

"Helen De Cozen Award", Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, NYC, N.Y, '98

"Best of Show, Oils", Women Artists of the West, George E. Ohr Cultural Center, Gulf Cost Invitational, Biloxi, MS., '98

"Best of Show" in Traditional Oil, V.I.U., Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center Long Island, NY. ,'97

"Best of Show, Nathan and Henrietta Sabetsky Memorial Award", Visual Individualist United, Pen and Brush Club, NYC, NY, ‘95

" Windsor Newton", "and "M.J. Design" Awards,’93, "ACA Award," ’92, "Holbein", and "Watson Guptill",’91, " Artists and Craftsmen, Associated Annuals, Dallas, Texas.

"Traditional Oil Award", Visual Individualist United, Lincoln Center, NYC, N.Y. '92

" Third Place", Oil Painters of America, Prince Gallery, Chicago, IL. ’92

"Best of Show," VIU Contemporary Artists Achievement, C. W. Post University Gallery, Long Island, N.Y.. '93

"Grumbacher Gold Medallion", Dallas Artist and Craftsmen Associated Annual Exhibition '90

"Still Life Award", Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club NYC,NY '89.

" Grand Prize" Rough Riders International, Williston ND ‘89

"American Artists Professional League Award", AAPL Grand National, NYC,NY ‘88

"Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Award", CLWAC, NYC,NY ‘87

"Anna Hyatt Huntington Bronze Medal", Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club NYC, NY, ‘86

‘‘ Certificate of Merit" 57th Annual, Harrisburg Art Center, Harrisburg, PA, ‘85