About the Artist

Roberta Pruett Beasley

Everything that moves the eye, that makes you want to touch the surface or explore beneath—that is my passion. My early love of painting, combined with printmaking and now an evolving interest in paper, keeps my journey ever changing. Yesterday’s monoprint has become today’s collage. Visits to the sea, the marshes, the grasslands and mountains all inspire my lifelong fascination with the horizon line and sky. I like to explore how different times of day, affect the colors, shapes, shadows, and horizon line in my works. I like to use different mediums and mixed mediums, and I rejoice in bending the rules to my satisfaction. Art is in the making.

~Roberta Pruett Beasley

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RESIDENT STUDIO ARTIST
Great Falls Artists’ Atelier, VA – 2011–Present*
Arlington Arts Center, VA – 1978-1991

*Director of the Great Falls Artists’ Atelier  2011- Present

EXHIBITIONS

Arts Club of Washington, DC – “100 Canvases for 100 Years,” May 2016
Great Falls Country Club Solo Show for “Celebrate Great Falls,” VA, February 2016
Katie’s Coffee House, Great Falls, VA – Solo Show, September 2015
U.S. Geological Survey Art Hall, Reston, VA – “Rock Stars,” September 2015
Art at the Mill, Millwood, VA – Group Exhibition, May 2015
Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA – “Reunion: 40 Years in the Making,” October 2014
U.S. Geological Survey Art Hall, Reston, VA – “A Sea of Sticks and Stones,” September 2014
Arts Club of Washington, DC – Group Exhibition, May 2014
Vienna Arts Society, VA – 44th Annual Treasury of Art Show, 2013 (Juror: Jack Rasmussen)
Katie’s Coffee House, Great Falls, VA – Solo Show, November 2012
McLean Project for the Arts, VA – Something and Nothing / “Activating the Void” Group Exhibition, June/July 2012 (Juror: JW Mahoney)
Great Falls Artists’ Atelier, VA – Solo Show, May 2012
Art at The Mill, Millwood, VA – Group Exhibition, 2012
Artspace, Herndon, VA – “A Touch Of Red,” 2012
Great Falls Atelier, VA – October Studio Tour, 2011
Carlisle Barracks Gallery, PA – Solo Show, 1989
Green Spring Farms, VA – Five Printers 1984
Arlington Arts Center, VA – Watercolor Show, 1979
Arlington Arts Center, VA – “Black and White” Show, 1979
Arlington Arts Center, VA – Studio Artists Show, 1978
Dominion Hills Center, VA – “Retrospective” Show, 1978
Bloomington-Normal Art Association, IL – Merwin Award, 1974
Three Artist Show, Merwin Gallery, IWU, IL, 1974
DC Metropolitan Area Exhibit of Paintings and Graphics, 1972 (Juror: James Haritas)
Fairfax County Cultural Association, VA – Fall Festival of Art, 1971 (Honorable Mention Award)
DC Metropolitan Area Exhibit of Paintings and Graphics, 1971 (Juror: Adelyn Breeskin)
Northern Virginia Community College, VA – Two-Artist Show, 1971
Northern Virginia Community College, VA – NVCA Art Exhibit, 1971 & 1972 (Honorable Mention Awards)

EDUCATION
University of South Florida
Maryland Institute of Art
Northern Virginia Community College
Illinois Wesleyan University (Bachelor of Fine Arts)