Betty Jane Chatham Retrospective
Starkville Area Arts Council is excited to announce our first AiPP Exhibit of 2021: Betty Jane Chatham Retrospective. This hybrid exhibit will be on display for in-person viewing in the lobby of the Partnership in downtown Starkville starting Tuesday, February 1, 2021, during business hours and subject to mask requirements and social distancing guidelines. This exhibit will be on display until April 5, 2021, in the lobby of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership in downtown Starkville and available online until further notice.
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This Exhibit features nearly 35 works in oils, watercolors, monoprint, and pencil by Starkville's own Betty Jane Chatham. Betty Jane Chatham has painted since high school. A graduate of the MUW, she continued her studies in painting at the Memphis Academy of Art, Delta State University, and Mississippi State University. Chatham has had several one woman shows, including one at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel, MS, and the Germantown, TN Municipal Art Gallery. This exhibit will be on display until April 5, 2021, in the lobby of the greater Starkville Development Partnership in downtown Starkville and available online until further notice.
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"My interest in art began when I was enrolled at Starkville High School. With no access to formal classes, I was left with no way to further my art education until I attended Mississippi College for Women (now Mississippi University for Women), where I minored in Art. From there I attended the Memphis Academy of Art, Delta State University, and Mississippi State University. I have always enjoyed painting landscapes, florals and still lifes, and I have also enjoyed painting en plein aire. The earliest piece in this show, Equestrian Drawing, was done in pencil in 1948 while I attended The W. Later my husband and I traveled a lot, and I took advantage of different places to paint from photographs that I took while on the go. The body of work in this show is truly a retrospective of my lifetime of painting."
- Betty Jane Chatham