Betsy Damon
Lectures and Workshops

Betsy Damon has directed over 100 workshops on art and ecology, working with communities to create projects that address their water concerns. Prior to this, Betsy founded and led the national organization, No Limits for Women in the Arts for twenty years.

Betsy lectures widely in universities in the US and China. Most recently she presented at the Xeriscape Conference in Albuquerque, NM, and the Bioneers Conference in Marin, CA.

Selected Organizational Experience

1991 - presentDirector, Keepers of the Waters
2002 - presentBoard Member, Jane Goodall Institute, Beijing, China
2004Design Director, Wen Yu He River
1996 - 1998Design Director, Living Water Garden, Chengdu, China
1996Curator/Organizer of “Confluences”, Minnesota Museum of American Art
1994 - 1995Coordinator and Leader of Town Meetings for Artists at the Minnesota Museum of American Art
1985 - 2005Founder/Workshop Leader of “No Limits for Women in the Arts”
1992Steering Committee, Common Vision Global Forum
1990Co-Chair, Shifting Power, Women’s Caucus for Art National Conference
1986 - 1992Board Member, Women’s Caucus for Art
1986 - 1989Vice-President, Women’s Caucus for Art, Northeast Region
1986 - 1988President, Women’s Caucus for Art, New York City Chapter
1986Juror National Exhibition, WARM Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
1986Curator, Public Visions, Public Monuments, Soho 20 Gallery, New York, NY
1985 - 1986Program Chairman, National Conference, Women’s Caucus for Art
1985Juror, Betty Brazil Sculpture Competition, Bronx, NY
1984Let MOMA Know, WAVE event
1980First International Festival of Women in the Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark
1978112 Greene Street, New York. Organized evening programs
1977The Whitney Counterweight, NYC, Jury Member
1975Performance Conference, Women’s Building, Los Angeles, CA, Organizer
1973Feminist Art Studio, Organizer/Leader, Cornell University
1972Women and the Arts Festival. Three weeks of events, Cornell University, Chair

Teaching Experience

2005Dan Evans Distinguished Vising Professor, Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, two seminars
2005Visiting Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
1993CSU Summer Arts, Humbolt State University, Arcata, CA
1993Stering Distinguished Guest Artist, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
1992Water Information Forum, Humphrey Institute
1992Keepers of the Waters Workshop for Citizens, Anoka, MN
1991“Art, Activism and the Community Workshop”, Hubert Humphrey Institute
1991“Art and Ecology”, San Antonio, TX
1991Visiting Artist, University of Minnesota

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