News and Events
Light at the Edge of Things, 48" x 48", to be featured at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art
To Climb These Hills, 36" x 36", is one of 40 new works that will debute June 15.
60" x 60", Is Sedona Art Prize finalist, and will be featured at the Bemis Benefit.
36" x 36",
and oil pastels.
Unexpected Beginnings, 24" x 24",
acrylic, graphite and collage on canvas.
Bev Tomek Otterson, Beth Lee Browning and Kerri Hedrick take part in the Playing Wild opening team paint demo... creating amazing art. at Hotel RL May 2017
Installing the exhibit at the Nebraska Governor's Residence, March 2017.
Heart of our Life Together, 40" x 60",
Leaning into Joy, 36" x 48", acrylic and collage on canvas, will sell at the Bemeis Center for Contemporary Art Auction, Oct. 28, 2016.
In that Time and Place, 48" x 36", debuts at the Fontg-Hansen Plaza Art Fair Reception.
Ready for delivery to
the Albrecht-Kemper Museum -
Seeing the Whole of Life, 36" x 48", (left),
and TIckled Think, 48" x 48".
Nov. 11, 2015 -- Opening night for the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art Show and Auction. 270 unique pieces from artists across the nation, including one of my favorite creations Present in the Here and Now. And with a couple of my favorite people - Jillian Craig and Mikie Todd, TeamPaint coaches.
Forever Girl, 48" x 48".
Go Fast, Go Far, 30" x 30"
Fat Hippy and Dirty Martini, 18" x 24""
Open House & Show, Nov. 18
October 2018 -- Falling into Life sets the theme for the annual B.Todd.Arts Show and Open House, on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2 to 5 PM. You're invited for an afternoon of art, friends, food and fun. RSVP by Nov. 17 here.
The event is held at Beverly's home studio and will include more than 50 works of art. New this year are art-printed cashmere and silk scarfs, pillows and glassware, arriving just in time for the holidays.
2018 Bemis Benefit includes
Light at the Edge of Things
July 2018 -- Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts presents its annual Benefit Art Auction on Friday, October 26, 2018. The event unites local and national artists with Omaha's community of art enthusiasts and patrons to support local artists and raise critical resources for the Bemis. This is Omaha's biggest art event of the year!
Included in the show are two of Beverly's work Light at the Edge of Things, 48" x 48", acrylic on canvas, and Standing Near Enough, 40" x 56", acrylic on canvas. Bidding is available on line and the evening of the event.
Looking Sideways runs till Sept. 9
March 2018 -- The eye, the hand and the imagination of artist Beverly Todd translates the beauty and awe of everyday life into a new collection of work Looking Sideways. The solo show opens June 15 and runs through September 9, 2018, at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO.
“The art of looking sideways changes our perception of the world. No longer seeking perfection or prescribed definitions of beauty, the everyday world becomes a place of wonder," says Todd.
“To pause, and to gaze, is to discover beauty that is imperfect, impermanent and incomplete.These are not moments to be overlooked. But to be experienced. And to be captured through my art.”
2017 Bemis Benefit
includes Song, Itself
July 2017 -- Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts presents its annual Benefit Art Auction on Friday, October 27, 2017. The event unites local and national artists with Omaha's community of art enthusiasts and patrons to raise critical resources for the Bemis.
Included in the show is Beverly's work Song, Itself, 60" x 60", acrylic, charcoal and oil pastels on canvas. Bidding will be available on line and the evening of the event.
Closer to My Miracle show opens
July 13 at Norfolk Arts Center
July 2017 -- Join Beverly Todd for the opeing reception of her show on Thursday, July 13, 5 to 7 pm, at the Norfolk Arts Center. The show runs through August 31.
Bev also will lead two TeamPaint Family and Friends workshops. This is two hours of hands-on group painting on a shared canvas that you take home. Many families have a special place where their art hangs as a beautiful symbol of creating something truly meaningful… together! Sign up today.
About the show: Closer to My Miracle, Beverly relates:
"I am inspired by the belief that each of us has a special gift or miracle inside, and the closer we get to realizing our miracle the more the Universe conspires to make it happen. There are several versions of this thought…
“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it,” writes Paul Coelho, in the Alchemist.
"Through art I share what it has taken me a lifetime to understand. Life is art. It moves us in the deepest and most unconscious way. What inspires me to create is using art as a translation in color, shape, form and story-telling. It is painting how life feels."
Sedona Art Prize
July 2017 -- Song, Itself was selected as a June 2017 finalist in the Sedona Art Prize International Artist Competition. Judge's comment: The mark making in this abstract is strong and rich. There is just enough revealed, just enough spoken. The lost and found marks and strong color, so well placed, create a lovely rhythm. This is a lovely abstract!
Beautiful Questions was selected as an April 2017 finalist in the Sedona Art Prize International Artist Competition. Judge's comment: It's hard to find a unique, well executed abstract. This is one of them.
Unexpected Beginnings was selected as a March 2017 finalist in the Sedona Art Prize International Artist Competition. Judge's comment: A real departure from reality shows in the way this piece is handled. The loose lush streaks and spatters along with various opaque glazes give way to a non-objective contemporary style that is most popular today. The cubes of color seem to disappear and reappear unexpectedly in a linear fashion.
Twelve finalists will compete in the year-end competition for the $5,000 first place prize, $1,000 second place prize, and $750 third place prize. The last month of the 2016-17 competition is July 2017.
Playing Wild Exhibit opens
April 2017 -- Omaha's new Hotel RL welcomes artist Beverly Todd to the Living Stage Thursday, May 4, 7 PM, for the opening reception, artist talk and painting demo. "Playing Wild" is the topic of Beverly's talk as well as the theme of her solo exhibit showing at Hotel RL May 1-30.
About the exhibit, Beverly says, “In our lives, we are bent into a hurried maze of roles and responsibilities and expectation. Art has a way to disconnect from the artificial and connect with the real. Art gives permission to return to the imagination of childhood."
The newly remodeled hotel features art and culture. The Living Stage at Hotel RL invites guests and locals to share their knowledge and diverse perspectives. Authors, artists, musicians, community activists, thought leaders, and local start-ups take the stage to promote conversation and a deeper understanding of the world. Hotel RL is located at 3321 S 72nd St. Omaha, NE 68124 .
Paintings on Display at Nebraska Governor’s Residence
Exhibition dates: March 17 – June 9
Public hours: Thursdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
The Nebraska Governor’s Residence is located at
1425 H Street, Lincoln, NE 68508.
The Nebraska Arts Council partners with the Nebraska Governor’s Residence each year to display the artwork of Nebraska artists on the walls of the building’s main conference room. Beverly Todd's art will be on display March-June 2017. This space allows civic leaders, citizens, school children and other visitors the opportunity to acknowledge and appreciate the diversity of statewide artistic talent.
To request a tour of the residence (recommended for groups of 10 or more), contact Residence Director Leisa Ausdemore at (402) 471-3466. Learn more about the artist, exhibit and the Nebraska Artis Council.
Revolve Fine Art
Revolve, a fine art leasing company in Omaha, has added Beverly Todd to it's line of artists. Revolve offers a unique service -- art leasing.
Art leasing provides businesses with an alternative to purchase; offering the workplace a relief from the ordinary by displaying fresh artwork rotated on a regular basis. Revolve's services include lease, lease-to-purchase or standard purchase of art. Read more here.
Beverly Todd is Featured Artist
at Bryan Medical Center
March 2017 - A collection of Beverly Todd's most recent abstract work is on exhibit at the Bryan Medical Center Art Gallery during March. The gallery is located on the first floor at the Center, 1600 S. 48th St., Lincoln, NE 68506-1299
The Bryan Medical Center Art Gallery promotes healing, enhances quality of life and reaffirms the human spirit through the visual arts. We invite you to stop by and view the unique and beautiful artwork created by local artists.
Located on the first floor of Bryan East Campus, the Art Gallery showcases a renowned artist each month. Displayed artwork is available for sale.
Sedona Art Prize
January 2017 -- Heart of our Life Together was selected as a December 2016 finalist in the Sedona Art Prize International Artist Competition. Twelve finalists will compete in the year-end competition for the $5,000 first place prize, $1,000 second place prize, and $750 third place prize. The last month of the 2016-17 competition is July 2017.
Judge's comment: Sometime you just need to give representationalism the ol' heave-ho. This is like if DeKooning was in a good mood and just let go of all that baggage he was dragging around. Deft, airy and a joy to look at.
Solo Show in Kansas City
Sept. 2016 -- A new series of large-scale non-objective paintings will debut with Playing Wild, a solo exhibit of work by artist Beverly Todd. The show runs Dec. 9 - Jan. 13, at the Mallin Gallery, Kansas City Artist Coalition, Kansas City MO..
Join B.Todd.Arts Nov. 20
November 2016 -- Lost on Purpose sets the theme for the reveal of the newest collection of abstract art from Beverly Todd. You are invited to the annual B.Todd.Arts Show and Open House, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2 to 5 pm, for an afternoon of art, friends, food and fun.
The event is held at Beverly's home studio and will include more than 50 new works of art and, new this year, abstract glass ball ornaments for the holidays.
Save the Date
Sept. 2016-- B.Todd.Arts annual show and open house is slated for Sunday, November 20, 2016, 2 to 5 PM, at Beverly's home studio. To add your name to the invitation list (and receive monthly newsletter, plus first-to-know news about art workshops and sales) subscribe to the mailing list.
2016 Bemis Benefit includes Leaning into Joy
September 2016 -- Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts presents its annual Benefit Art Auction on Friday, October 28, 2016. The event unites local and national artists with Omaha's community of art enthusiasts and patrons to raise critical resources for the Bemis.
Included in the show is Beverly's work Leaning into Joy, 36" x 48", acrylic and collage on canvas
The Benefit Art Auction highlights the forward-thinking, diverse, and at times provocative nature of contemporary art. By celebrating these values, the Benefit is an ideal opportunity for the public to support creativity in a tangible way. All proceeds are reinvested into the Bemis Center's artist-centric programs that advance the work of today's artists year-round. For tickets or more information...
Showing in the Kansas City Plaza
Sept, 2016 -- Eight pieces of Beverly's art are featured at the10th Annual Art Fair Reception held Friday, September 23, 2016, at the Fontg-Hansen Law Office, Kansas City. This invitation-only event connects artists and art patrons in a casual setting. A special thanks to Fontg-Hansen for creating this unique experience in conjunction with the Kansas City Plaza Art Fair (Sept 23-15).
River Market Regional Invitational
August 2016 -- Seeing the Whole of Life is showing Aug. 12 - Sept. 22 in the River Market Regional Invitation Exhibition at the the Kansas City Artists Coalition. The show celebrates KCAC's 40th Anniversary!
Big Juicy Abstracts - June 24
June 2016 -- Some of the best ideas and growth in creativity happen when you are experiencing something new. When you are Playing. Joking. Relaxed. Fresh. You will do all that and learn art principals and techniques, how to tap into your inner creativity voice and how to create art big during Big Juicy Abstracts.
Join artist Beverly Todd for the one-day workshop, 9 am to 5 pm on Friday, June 24, at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joe, MO.
Abstract Show Opens
March 2016 -- Seeing the Whole of Life and Scenery of the Detour show in the Diverted Reality exhibit at the Evelyn Jorgenson Gallery, Moberly MO. The abstract show runs March 15 - May 5 and features contemporary works from local, regional, national and international artists.
Albrecht-Kemper Museum Show
January 2016 -- Seeing the Whole of Life, received first place honors at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art (St. Joseph, MO) Membership Show. Seeing, along with Tickled Think, can be seen there January 16 through February 21, 2016.
The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art has one of the finest collections of 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st-century American art in the Midwest region. The mission of the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art is to bring the excitement of American visual arts to the region through education, temporary exhibitions, the permanent collection, and the nurturing of regional artists.
Bemis Center Benefit Art Auction
Showcases National Artists
November 2015 - The Bemis Center for Contemporart Art's Exhibit and Art Auction unites local and national artists and galleries along with art supporters creating Omaha’s premier celebration of contemporary art.
The event highlights the generosity and diversity that characterize contemporary art. By celebrating these values, the auction is an ideal opportunity for the public to support creativity in a tangible way. Sales and donations are reinvested back into the Bemis Center, to provide financial and practical support to artists year round.
This year's festivities will include a silent and live auction with 250 works of art from top artists, juried by Ellina Kevorkian, artistic director for residency programs, Alex Priest, exhibition manager, and Larry Roots, Modern Arts Midtown gallery director.
Present in the Here and Now by Beverly Todd has been juried into the exhibit and Auction. Nov. 11 the exhibit opens, Nov. 21 is the art auction. Read more at The Bemis Center.
New Art Installed at
University of Nebraska
The artist, Beverly Todd, was on hand to observe her work being installed. "Creating and sharing art is about connections and communication. The very things that the UNO Grace Abbott School of Social Work also embraces. Honored to create these pieces for the University to inspire students and all visitors. The tryptic, to live your life, and the scribble community, to connect with the world," says Todd.
The pieces are titled Live the Life You've Dreamed: Go, Live the Life You've Dreamed: Do, Live the Life You've Dreamed: Be, tryptic, 48" x 60" each panel, acrylic. "Through art I share what it has taken me a lifetime to understand. Life is art. It moves us, in the deepest and most unconscious way. It connects us. And it communicates to us. It inspires us and, as in this series, to live life to the fullest. Close your eyes and imagine what you want your life to be, then every single day work to make that happen. You and only you have the power to not only dream, but to live. Now get going," Todd says.
About Around the Corner, Down the Street, 48" x 72" , mixed media, Todd says, "This painting kept speaking to me: I'm not done yet, I'm not done yet. I'm more than a landscape... I'm a community... a home... a place where people connect... a town... a playground... a dog's park... a place to love... a place to live... a place to learn. There's more to your life landscape too. Take a look around the corner and discover the connections in your community."
Forever Girl Selected for
re:MEMBERS Show in K.C.
July 2015 -- The Kansas City Artist Coalition is celebrating it's 40th anniversary with re:MEMBERS, a juried art exhibition featuring the work of 46 artists. The show runs July 10 through August 20, 2015, at the KCAC.
Selected for inclusion is Forever Girl, 48" x 48", mixed media, by artist Beverly Todd.
"There was a great feeling of big, big, big... in color, energy, size and story... in the creation of this work. Forever Girl is about the bigness of love. You have all felt it and are nodding 'yes'," says Todd
March 2015 -- Xanadu Gallery in Old Town Scottsdale has added Beverly Todd to their line of Featured Artists in the Art Catalogue (published March 2015). Several new juicy abstracts appear on page 24 of that edition.
Kansas City is Getting...
February 2015 -- a shot of juicy, bold color -- purple, blue and orange -- with Go Fast, Go Far, 30" x 30", acrylic on canvas. This piece has been selected to be one of the featured live auction items among the amazing artwork. I'm excited to be a contributing artists for the Feb. 21 Kansas City Artist Coalition Auction. This is one of the region's top art auctions with work from 125+ artists.
Albrecht-Kemper Museum Award
January 2015 -- Fat Hippie and Dirty Martini, was awarded 2nd Place, Mixed Media, in the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art (St. Joseph, MO) Membership Show in January 2015. The judges noted the outstanding use of color in the college.
This art is also know as an amazing lunch at Tampa's Hula Bay Club. It was an afternoon of sun and friends and laughter that I've cherishes for several years, and now was the time to re-create it in hand-painted paper collage. Each piece of paper is torn by hand and added to the canvas like individual brush strokes, creating a lush tapestry of colors. So lush I can taste the cold martini.
November 2014 -- Juicy new abstracts and hands-on creative workshops debuted at "Around the Corner, Down the Street" Nov. 23, 2014, at B.Todd.Arts studio. More than
75 art patrons attended. Photos left.
Art should personally speak to you... Perhaps it says "hello, be happy." Perhaps the message or emotion is deeper. Perhaps it touches your soul. That is when you should buy art and make it a part of your home. Only then...
I don't expect everyone to connect with my art. It's free flowing, juicy, happy, colorful, vibrant, passionate, full of energy and becoming. Ummm... kinda like me.
When you come to my show on Sunday, I expect eyes wide open in awe (sensory overload perhaps)... But I don't expect you to buy. Unless you hear a whisper... "take me home."
- Beverly Todd