to Dec 9

Chatham Artists Guild 26th Annual Studio Tour

I invite you to come visit me on our farm at 1064 Walter Bright Road, Sanford, for the studio tour in southern Chatham County. The Tour includes 49 artists at 37 studio spaces, representing many artistic media. My watercolor paintings and the art of my friend, Sarah Graham, acrylic paintings, will be on display and for sale in our horse barn. I will also have prints and cards for sale. Come out to the country and make a day of great art! See my horses and chickens too!

Dates are Saturdays Dec. 1 and 8; Sundays Dec. 2 and 9, the first two weekends in December. Times are Saturdays 10 am to 5 pm and Sundays noon to 5 pm.

Visit the website for an interactive map at Or pick up a brochure at many local businesses, including at The Joyful Jewel in Pittsboro, Carrboro Arts Center, Pittsboro Community Library and many, many more.

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to Oct 28

Sanford Brush & Palette Club 54th Annual Exhibit

Join me and 15 of my original paintings, plus prints, at this amazing and very large art exhibit in Sanford, NC. This show boasts 400-500 pieces of framed original art in one location, in addition to 3-D art and pottery. My watercolor paintings will include animals, landscapes, plein air, people and maybe a floral or two. If you have never been to this show, and you love art, you MUST GO! It includes so much art and at very reasonable prices, that you will want to take something home. The show includes artist demonstrations most days. Check the website at for more information.

___________________________________________________________________________The Sanford Brush & Palette Club cordially invites you to our 54th Annual Art Show.  Held in the Bob E. Hales Center at 147 McIver Street in Sanford, NC, this juried show features original artwork by local, member artists.  We anticipate that there will be about 1000 works on display.

Come and meet the artists and enjoy the beautiful artwork.  The event is free and open to the public.

The Show will be available to view on:

Saturday, October 20 – 11 am to 6 pm

Sunday, October 21 –1 pm to 6 pm

Monday, October 22 through Friday, October 26 – 11 am to 6 pm

Saturday, October 27 – 10 am to 6 pm

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to Nov 18

Watercolor Society of NC 2018 Annual Exhibit

This juried annual exhibit will include original watercolor paintings from outstanding watercolor artists throughout the state of NC. Juror and world-famous watercolor artist, Iain Stewart has chosen 70 paintings and the exhibit will be on display in West Jefferson, NC, from Oct. 6 to Nov. 18. The show will continue on to several other locations in the state. My painting, “Window Seat”, will not be traveling and only will be on display in West Jefferson. I hope you can go see this show and make a day of fabulous art! It is going to be an impressive show.

Visit the show at the Florence Thomas Art School

10 South Jefferson Ave. West Jefferson, NC 28694 Phone: (336) 846-3827

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to Feb 28

Solo Exhibit at UNC Hospitals Women's Health Information Center

I have 20 original watercolor paintings on display and for sale at the Women's Health Information Center.  The Center is located inside the Women's Hospital lobby of UNC Hospitals, at 101 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

My paintings include a section of domestic and wild animals, a section of farm scenes and other genres.  See hours and other info for the Center at

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to Dec 10

Chatham Studio Tour 2017

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Join me at my home art studio, well, actually in my barn, for the 25th Chatham Artists Guild Studio Tour.  I will be showing my watercolor paintings to anyone who wants to come out and see me.  All art is for sale.  New Guild artist, Sarah Graham, painter, is showing in the barn with me this year.  We are #33 on the Tour map.

There are 49 artists on the Tour this year, all over Chatham County.  See an interactive map and check out photos of each artists' work at  

The Tour is the first two weekends of December.  Saturdays, Dec. 2 and 9,  from 10 until 5 pm.  Sundays, Dec. 3 and 10, from noon until 5 pm.

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5:00 PM17:00

Reception at Rishi Salon

I am showing pieces at Rishi Salon, which is in Southern Village in Chapel Hill, NC.  On August 15 we will hold a reception for patrons and anyone interested in viewing our art.  Join me and several other artists for this event.  I would love to talk art with you.

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to Apr 15

Fluidity of Vision exhibit at Campbell House, Southern Pines

I organized this beautiful show at Campbell House for the Watercolor Society of NC's Central Region.  We have 69 stunning watercolor paintings in this beautiful setting.  They are open Mon to Fri and an occasional Saturday.  It is in horse country in Southern Pines, NC.  I have two paintings in the exhibit and they are for sale.  "White" is a large painting of an iris and "3 Horses" is ...well, you know, horses.  I hope you can go see this show.  Many of our members in this show are nationally and internationally known and award-winning.

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to Mar 26

Watercolor classes for beginner to intermediate painters

Watercolor painting classes by artist, Beth Bale. 
I will be leading a 6-class series for beginner to intermediate painters at The Joyful Jewel in Pittsboro, NC. Each class is 2 hours on a Sunday afternoon. The focus of the class will be 3 classes on landscape painting and 3 on loose animals in watercolor. My classes are no-pressure and fun, offering basic to intermediate instruction
, demonstrations of my techniques and each class has time for practice of specific skills and time to work on your own landscape or animal. Students need to sign up for the entire series and we will limit the class to 8 students. See my website for examples of my work ( or visit my display at The Joyful Jewel. Please contact me with questions at The dates of the classes are January 15, 29, February 12, 26 and March 12, 26, from 2 until 4 pm (except Jan. 29 will be 1 until 3 pm). Cost for the 6 classes is $120, paid to The Joyful Jewel upon registration. Call Mariah at The Joyful Jewel at 919-883-2775.

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to Mar 24

Watercolor Society of NC Central Region Exhibit

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY BABTIST MEDICAL CENTER, 1 Medical Center Blvd., Winston-Salem, NC 27517, the Spine Gallery

View 21 original watercolor paintings from members of the NC Watercolor Society, on display and for sale at Baptist Medical Center.

Meet and greet: On Tuesday, Jan. 10th at 2 pm, there will be a “meet and greet” at Starbucks, 110 Oakwood Dr., Winston-Salem, NC.

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to Dec 11

Chatham Artists Guild Studio Tour

The Chatham Artists Guild's Studio Tour is an incredible experience.  As an art patron I used to drive around the county to many studios during the 2-weekend event and was inspired by all the terrific art.  

This is Saturday and Sunday of each of the first two weekends in December.  Come out to my studio in southern Chatham County, see where I paint and view my art.  You may also visit with my horses and chickens if you like.  

Visit for more information or pick up a brochure at many local businesses in Chatham, Orange and surrounding counties.  Or contact me.

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to Oct 29

Sanford Brush and Palette Club Annual Show

The Sanford Brush and Palette Club creates a terrific (and very large) show each year at the Hale Center (old Sanford Armory), which is now the community recreation center.  We turn the entire basketball court into a huge gallery with more than 400 paintings.  I will have many paintings and prints at this show.

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to Nov 30

Watercolor Society of North Carolina Annual Juried Exhibit

I had a painting accepted into the state juried show again this year.  I am so honored to be included in this incredible show.  My painting will be in the show in Manteo and possibly in the traveling show.  The exhibit opening reception is 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at  Dare County Arts Council Gallery, 300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo NC 252-473-5558

Dare County Arts Gallery (Old Courthouse)
300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue
PO Box 2300
Manteo, North Carolina 27954
Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 5pm
Saturday, noon - 4pm
Closed Sundays & Mondays in the off season
Travel Exhibition: Dec 4, 2015 - Jan 16, 2016
Reception Date: Dec 6, 2015

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to Sep 30

Solo Exhibit at UNC Hospitals Women's Health Information Center

My show, "Nature in Watercolor", will be on display at the Women's Health Information Center inside the University of North Carolina Hospitals for the month of September.  The Women's Health Information Center is located just inside the Women's Hospital lobby.  It is open from 9 am until 4 pm Monday through Friday, but is not open for viewing during classes.  So you might want to call them if you are planning to come see the show.  Parking is in the Dogwood Parking Deck across the street.  The address is 101 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.  The number is 984.974.8883.

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