The following information was submitted by Betty Burnell:
Georgia Institute of Technology, independent studies with John Pike, Edgar Whitney, Ed Betts, Don Stone, Rex Brandt, Jean Pilk, and George Post
40 solo exhibitions, 21 dual exhibitions and numerous group shows. Solo exhibitions include the Courthouse Galleries of the Portsmouth Museums, and Reedville Fisherman’s Museum.
Winner of over 150 prizes and awards including 8 “Best in Show”
Represented in many public and private collections including the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, Virginia; Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia; Portsmouth Civic Arts Collection, Portsmouth, Virginia; Smithsonian Institute Collection of Space Art , Washington , D.C.; Old Ebbitt Grill (Clyde’s Restaurants, Inc.), Washington, D.C.; Branch Bank & Trust, Inc., and Towne Bank, Portsmouth Virginia; Portsmouth Orthopedic Associates, Portsmouth, Virginia; Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters, Norfolk, Virginia; Bank of America, Norfolk, Virginia; Nature Conservancy of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia: Montgomery Mutual, Sandy Spring, Maryland
United States Navy; United States Coast Guard; Central Fidelity National Bank; City of Norfolk (Battle of Hampton Roads); City of Portsmouth Commerce Bank (24 paintings of historic sites in Hampton Roads); FestEvents, Norfolk, Virginia (3 time artist for HarborFest); Marriott Hotel, Norfolk, Virginia (8’X13’ mural); Montgomery Mutual, Sandy Spring, Maryland; National Aeronautic & Space Administration (STS Space Shuttle “Challenger”); Norfolk Historical Society, Norfolk, Virginia; Norfolk International Airport, Norfolk, Virginia (9’X27’ mural); Portsmouth Museum & Fine Arts Commission; Portsmouth Partnership, Portsmouth, Virginia (12 historical paintings); Virginia Pilot/Ledger Star, Norfolk, Virginia; Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Conference Center, Portsmouth, Virginia; Towne Bank, Portsmouth, Virginia; OpSail 2000, Norfolk, Virginia; Leesylvania State Park, Woodbridge, Virginia (5 historical paintings); Portsmouth Orthopedic Associates, Portsmouth, Virginia (17’X25’ mural); Bons Secours Health Systems, Inc., Suffolk Virginia (9’X45” mural).
American Society of Marine Artists; Virginia Watercolor Society; Past member, Board of Directors, D’Art Center, Norfolk, Virginia; Past member, Board of Directors, Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads; Committee for selection of Art for Public Places, Portsmouth,Virginia
Other Professional Credentials:
Instructor of Watercolor Painting, Tidewater Community College, 1972 – 2002
Listed in Archibald’s Dictionary of Sea Painters
Summer workshops in acrylic and watercolor painting, 31 years