Beti Kristof

A life long career artist, Beti Kristof has produced hundreds of works, from illustrations, murals of all themes and sizes, commissioned paintings, and of course, her own themes oftentimes inspired by her travels.

Doing art is a way of life. Being creative comes in so many forms. Sometimes in cooking traditional Hungarian recipes, or writing books, of which she has co-authored a few. But it is her passion for drawing which had opened the door to apprentice and study with noted artists from  Hawaii to Italy.

Throughout her career, Beti has received numerous awards of recognition at festivals, oil painters of America exposition, featured artist Best of Oil Painters book edition 1988, Muse Award, to mention a few. One very special painted piece that is close to her heart is a homage to Danny Thomas, which is installed at the St.Judes Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

“I’ve always enjoyed creating art from an inspired moment that seems to permeate my subconscious until I create the body of work.”

The idea of painting a series of peacock paintings came to Beti while traveling to England. She had shelved the idea for nearly seven years. One warm summer Vegas day in a parking lot, a peacock feather blew under her sandaled foot. She looked down and understood the message. Right away, she started the series of peacock paintings which up until recently has been held in her private collection.

Always with ideas and paintings in the works, Beti is in the process of creating new works. She is especially excited to unveil her new series for the Conrad West Gallery Las Vegas.

Beti Kristof with St. Jude Sculpture 2014
Curriculum Vitae

Beti Kristof Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Pasadena City College 1975
  • Art Center, College of Design 1975-1977
  • Eva and Americo Makk; Honolulu, Hawaii 1977-1979
  • University of Hawaii, Manoa: 1979-1982
  • American Institute for Foreign Studies, Sacchi Studios; Florence Italy; 1982-1983
  • Studio of Joseph Sheppard, Italy; 1982-1983
  • Madame Simi Studio, Italy: 1982-1983
  • Theodore Lukits School of Art; Los Angeles; 1983-1984
  • Sherrie Mc Graw. 2005

Awards

  • Best of Show, Santa Monica Art Exhibition, 1982
  • National Juried Competition, Best of Oil Paintings, 1994
  • International Competition. ‘ Muse Award’  in Oil Painting 2007
  • Oil Painters of America, Juried exhibition 2017

Books

  • Dream To Launch (co-authored with A.D. Cook)
  • Persephone and Polka Dot Shoes
  • The First Football ABC Pretzel Book

Publications

  • Artwork published in Screen Printers Magazine 1992
  • The Inland Empire Pediatrics Magazine 1993
  • Hawaiian Calendar 1994
  • Book Cover, Best Ukulele Melodies. Hawaii 1995
  • Mammoth Times. California. 1995
  • ReviewJournal, Las Vegas 1996
  • Boulder City Newspaper 1998
  • Featured Artist in Nevada Woman’s Magazine, 2006
  • Risque Magazine
  • L’Vegue Magazine 2017

Exhibits

  • The Gallery at Summerlin, Las Vegas
  • Sharon Gainsburg Studios, Las Vegas
  • Sculpture, Art and Antiquities, Las Vegas
  • Mermaid Gallery and Café, Las Vegas
  • Gypsy Caravan Antiquities Showroom, Las Vegas
  • Richardson Gallery, Reno
  • Mammoth Mountain Inn Gallery, California
  • Minaret Gallery, California
  • Design Center, California
  • Penny Gallery, California
  • Morseburg Galleries, California
  • Sacchi Studios, Florence, Italy
  • Century Uniques, Honolulu
  • Center Art Gallery, Honolulu
  • The Fence, Waikiki
  • Globe Galleries, California

Private Collections

  • Nevada Governor Kenny Guinn and Dema Guinn
  • Major Oscar Goodman and wife, Carolyn Goodman
  • Don King
  • Dr. Monte Greenawalt
  • Joel Bergman
  • Scott Walls
  • Fertitta Family
  • Dr. Tracy Grossman
  • Dr. Mitch Malley
  • Mark Victor Hansen
  • Abolofia Family Portrait
  • Unger Family Portrait
  • Dr. Ken Murkowski Family Portrait
  • Dr. Jim and Debbie Wright
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mc Coy
  • Mr. and Mrs. Reichhart

Corporate Collections

  • St. Judes Children’s Hospital
  • Levelers Corporation
  • Four Season’s Dental Spa
  • BWA Architects
  • Loma Linda University Hospital
  • Duck City Bistro, Davenport, Indiana

Murals

  • Greek Isles Casino, Las Vegas
  • Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas
  • MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas
  • Timbers Restaurant, Las Vegas
  • Schats Bakery, California
  • Nevado’s Restaurant, California
  • Suzies Subs, California
  • Alexander Dawson Academy, Las Vega
  • Over 100 other private and corporate mural commissions

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