In her five decade career, Bette Ridgeway has exhibited her work globally with over 80 museums, universities and galleries, including: Palais Royale, Paris; Embassy of Madagascar; Kobiashi Gallery, Tokyo and London Art Biennale. Prestigious awards include Top 60 Contemporary Masters; Leonardo DaVinci Prize, Rome; Sandro Botticelli Prize, Museum of Florence, Italy and Oxford University Alumni Prize at the Chianciano Art Museum, Tuscany, Italy.
In addition to countless important private collections, Mayo Clinic, University of Northwestern and Federal Reserve Bank are amongst Ridgeway’s permanent public placements. Her work has been highlighted in many books and publications, among them: International Contemporary Masters 2010, 100 Artists of the Southwest, Masters of Today and 100 Famous Contemporary Artists.
Ridgeway has penned several publications about art and process including Talent is Just the Beginning – An Artist’s Guide to Marketing in the 21st Century, Layering Light and Layering Light on Metal.