Jan 2021
The Michalengelo International Prize, Rome, Italy


~~ from the curator, Dott. Salvatore Russo, Rome, Italy:
"You have been awarded the Michelangelo Award because you have the same quality as Paul Jenkins, and you continue his research, enriching it with a feminine style characterized by the great strength of color and power of the design".



Click HERE to read critical review by Dr. Salvatore Russo, "Bette Ridgeway the True Heir of Paul Jenkins."

Two New Galleries:
Slate Grey Gallery
in Telluride, CO
and
Kerrville, TX (1 hour west of Austin)



A New Gallery in Naples, Florida.
Shaw Gallery




NEWS:
Watch for our solo show at Ventana Fine Art, opening on Sept. 3, 2021.
Check back for a catalog in July 2021.



Click HERE for 2020 Exhibition Catalog.


An AWARD:
2020 Leonardo DaVinci Prize, presented in Florence, Italy Jan. 25, 2020




In 2019:

International Prize - Artist of the Year
Presented in Mantua, Italy in June 2019



Ridgeway completed a major commission for the Boro Tower in Tysons, Virginia. The photo above, "Arc of the Imaginals" a triptych 15 feet x 21 feet, was installed on Jan 12, 2019.
Photo: Dane Penland 

Click HERE for film on the project by Carlo Zanella.

Venice Biennale 2019:
The artist's work was selected for Woman's Essence, a concomitant event of the 58th Biennale in Venice, Italy in May 10-19, 2019.
The exhibition is curated by noted curator and critic, Dr. Laura di Trapani who is also editor of the exhibition catalog.
Ridgeway was p
resented with the WAA Prize:
The Woman Art Award 2019
is a worldwide contemporary art prize created to discover, recognize and give support to a women artists. 
The Award aims to make a major contribution to the careers of artists involved in the dynamic cultural development of societies.
 
GALLERIES:

In Telluride, Co and Kerrville, Tx: Slate Grey Gallery
In Atlanta, GA: R Alexander Fine Art
In Naples, FL; Shaw Gallery

In Ft. Lauderdale: MAC Fine Art 
In Santa Fe, NM: Ventana Fine Art  

In Sausalito, CA: Hansen Gallery  
In Carmel by the Sea, CA: Jones & Terwilliger Gallery 
In Palm Desert, CA: Jones & Terwilliger Gallery 
In Richmond, VA: Chasen Gallery  
In East Lansing, MI:  Saper Galleries   
In London, UK: Gagliardi Gallery  
AWARDS:
2021 Michelangelo International Prize Awarded in Rome, Italy on 15 January, 2021
2020 Leonardo DaVinci Prize Awarded in Florence, Italy on Jan 25, 2020
International Prize - Artist of the Year, presented in Mantua, Italy in June 2019
Finalist Award 2019 - Artist of the Year - by Circle Fine Arts, Lyon, Fr.
The artist received several awards at Art Design Consultants Annual ACA Competition in October 2017. Among them, two purchase prizes, Runner-Up to Best in Show and three gallery contracts.

Ridgeway has been selected by Art Tour International Magazine as one of their "Top 60 International Contemporary Masters 2017".  The award was presented in Florence, Italy in May 2017.

The artist was awarded the prestigious DaVinci International prize in January 2016 in Rome, Italy.

"I decided to assign you this prize for your great research and experimentation in technique that uses light in unique ways".
~~ Dott. Francesco Saverio Russo, Curator, Rome
 

The artist received the prestigious 2012 Oxford Univ. Alumni of Tuscany Prize at Chianciano Art Museum's  "Art of the Mind" exhibition in the Chianciano Art Museum in September 2012. This exhibition is the first to be entirely abstract art.

For more information:

Click HERE to view the catalog online.

 

Ridgeway participated in the London Art Biennale in Jan 2013.

Click HERE to view catalog.

Click HERE to read review.

Click HERE to visit the London Art Biennale website.

Click HERE to view invitation online.

 

In 2013, the artist was selected to appear in the book, "Important World Artists," published by World Wide Art, Books, Inc. 

 

A Fashion Collaboration:

The artist collaborated with well-known Japanese Fashion Designer, Mihara Yasuhiro on his 2013 Spring and Summer Womens collection.  The designer, who has been described as the young and hip Ralph Lauren, used Ridgeway's transparent images to create both 100% silk and stunning European-style knits for dresses, pants, blouses and exquisite t-shirts.  

"Color of Butterfly" was launched during Fall Paris Fashion Week in October 2012. The designer is revered throughout Europe and Asia for his unique and eclectic designs.

 

Click HERE for video installation of "Color of Butterfly"

Click HERE to visit Mihara Yasuhiro's website. 

  

 

 

news | galleries | awards


Jan 2021
The Michalengelo International Prize, Rome, Italy


~~ from the curator, Dott. Salvatore Russo, Rome, Italy:
"You have been awarded the Michelangelo Award because you have the same quality as Paul Jenkins, and you continue his research, enriching it with a feminine style characterized by the great strength of color and power of the design".



Click HERE to read critical review by Dr. Salvatore Russo, "Bette Ridgeway the True Heir of Paul Jenkins."

Two New Galleries:
Slate Grey Gallery
in Telluride, CO
and
Kerrville, TX (1 hour west of Austin)



A New Gallery in Naples, Florida.
Shaw Gallery




NEWS:
Watch for our solo show at Ventana Fine Art, opening on Sept. 3, 2021.
Check back for a catalog in July 2021.



Click HERE for 2020 Exhibition Catalog.


An AWARD:
2020 Leonardo DaVinci Prize, presented in Florence, Italy Jan. 25, 2020




In 2019:

International Prize - Artist of the Year
Presented in Mantua, Italy in June 2019



Ridgeway completed a major commission for the Boro Tower in Tysons, Virginia. The photo above, "Arc of the Imaginals" a triptych 15 feet x 21 feet, was installed on Jan 12, 2019.
Photo: Dane Penland 

Click HERE for film on the project by Carlo Zanella.

Venice Biennale 2019:
The artist's work was selected for Woman's Essence, a concomitant event of the 58th Biennale in Venice, Italy in May 10-19, 2019.
The exhibition is curated by noted curator and critic, Dr. Laura di Trapani who is also editor of the exhibition catalog.
Ridgeway was p
resented with the WAA Prize:
The Woman Art Award 2019
is a worldwide contemporary art prize created to discover, recognize and give support to a women artists. 
The Award aims to make a major contribution to the careers of artists involved in the dynamic cultural development of societies.
 
GALLERIES:

In Telluride, Co and Kerrville, Tx: Slate Grey Gallery
In Atlanta, GA: R Alexander Fine Art
In Naples, FL; Shaw Gallery

In Ft. Lauderdale: MAC Fine Art 
In Santa Fe, NM: Ventana Fine Art  

In Sausalito, CA: Hansen Gallery  
In Carmel by the Sea, CA: Jones & Terwilliger Gallery 
In Palm Desert, CA: Jones & Terwilliger Gallery 
In Richmond, VA: Chasen Gallery  
In East Lansing, MI:  Saper Galleries   
In London, UK: Gagliardi Gallery  
AWARDS:
2021 Michelangelo International Prize Awarded in Rome, Italy on 15 January, 2021
2020 Leonardo DaVinci Prize Awarded in Florence, Italy on Jan 25, 2020
International Prize - Artist of the Year, presented in Mantua, Italy in June 2019
Finalist Award 2019 - Artist of the Year - by Circle Fine Arts, Lyon, Fr.
The artist received several awards at Art Design Consultants Annual ACA Competition in October 2017. Among them, two purchase prizes, Runner-Up to Best in Show and three gallery contracts.

Ridgeway has been selected by Art Tour International Magazine as one of their "Top 60 International Contemporary Masters 2017".  The award was presented in Florence, Italy in May 2017.

The artist was awarded the prestigious DaVinci International prize in January 2016 in Rome, Italy.

"I decided to assign you this prize for your great research and experimentation in technique that uses light in unique ways".
~~ Dott. Francesco Saverio Russo, Curator, Rome
 

The artist received the prestigious 2012 Oxford Univ. Alumni of Tuscany Prize at Chianciano Art Museum's  "Art of the Mind" exhibition in the Chianciano Art Museum in September 2012. This exhibition is the first to be entirely abstract art.

For more information:

Click HERE to view the catalog online.

 

Ridgeway participated in the London Art Biennale in Jan 2013.

Click HERE to view catalog.

Click HERE to read review.

Click HERE to visit the London Art Biennale website.

Click HERE to view invitation online.

 

In 2013, the artist was selected to appear in the book, "Important World Artists," published by World Wide Art, Books, Inc. 

 

A Fashion Collaboration:

The artist collaborated with well-known Japanese Fashion Designer, Mihara Yasuhiro on his 2013 Spring and Summer Womens collection.  The designer, who has been described as the young and hip Ralph Lauren, used Ridgeway's transparent images to create both 100% silk and stunning European-style knits for dresses, pants, blouses and exquisite t-shirts.  

"Color of Butterfly" was launched during Fall Paris Fashion Week in October 2012. The designer is revered throughout Europe and Asia for his unique and eclectic designs.

 

Click HERE for video installation of "Color of Butterfly"

Click HERE to visit Mihara Yasuhiro's website.