Betty J Scarpino

I carve abstract wood sculptures, primarily from local hardwoods!  Recently, I have been experimenting with woodcut prints, papermaking, and inking messages on prints.

Woodcarving. Embossing. Handmade paper. Scripting words onto prints …. the longer version is below:

In 1975, I took woodworking class at the University of Missouri, just for fun. I learned about wood and machinery and how to build furniture. As an after-thought, I was introduced to the wood lathe–woodturning. While in school, I

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About My Work:

One of my sculptures will be included in the Renwick Gallery’s (Smithsonian American Art Museum) grand 50th year celebration. Opening in May 2022.

My sculpture, Dialogue of Desire, is currently in the Indiana State Museum’s exhibit “Recent Acquisitions.”

Intertwining, a small-scale wood sculpture will be in the Indiana Artists Club exhibit upcoming at Newfields.

Upcoming Events:

One of my sculptures will be included in the Renwick Gallery’s (Smithsonian American Art Museum) grand 50th year celebration. Opening in May 2022.

The Indiana State Museum’s exhibit, “Recent Acquisitions,” includes one of my sculptures from their permanent collection, Dialogue of Desire.

Indiana Artists Club’s juried exhibit, 2022, will include Intertwining, a small-scale wood sculpture.

Pricing Information:

See my website for prices, which range from a small turned/carved/embellished egg at $350 to a large sculpture at $12,000.  (www.bettyscarpino.com)

Education:

University of Missouri

Ongoing with workshops at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

 

Affiliations:

Indiana Artists Club

Hoosier Salon

American Association of Woodturners

Center for Art in Wood, Philadelphia

Awards:

American Association of Woodturners, Honorary Lifetime Member, 2020

Collectors of Wood Art, Lifetime Achievement Award 2015

Arts Council of Indianapolis Creative Renewal Arts Fellow, 1999 and 2007

Arts Development Scholarship, Arts Alliance of Indiana, 2003

Indiana Arts Commission Grant 2002