Betty Rice Seim
|Betty Rice Seim is known for her sculpture, painting and etching. Her works are in private collections in the United States and abroad. She has taught courses in painting, color theory in art and in sculpture. She also fabricates and teaches precious metal clay silver jewelry.
Betty served as Gallery Director when the Alexandria Art League first established its gallery on Cameron Street in Old Town Alexandria in 1969. She was elected President of the Torpedo Factory Artists Association when it was organized in 1975, serving for two terms. Her present focus is on sculpture, which she teaches in her studio at the Torpedo Factory. Her sculptures reflect and probe our inner being. Like a satire or a political cartoon, the slightly caricaturistic nature of some of her figures not only amuses but questions.
In some of Betty other creations, such as her Moment in the Dance series, the rhythm of lines and planes is an intriguing amalgam of subjects with an underlying thrust of movement, harmony and gracefulness. She combines a sense of motion, sometimes calm, sometimes more vibrant, with the warmth of emotional expression in her subtly-hued works.
Betty has participated in many shows in the United States and in Europe. She won the Award of Distinction at the 9th Grand Prix International, Cannes, France and a Diplome dHonneur at the Inter 73 show in Holstebro, Denmark.
She has had one-artist shows at the Art League Gallery and at the American Womens Club and Gallery Stevin in Brussels. She also participated in a two-artist show at the American Cultural Center in Brussels under the auspices of the American embassy.
McBride Gallery is pleased to represent this talented artist.