B E V E R L Y   B R A N C H - B I O G R A P H Y :


MUSEUMS 

Taos Art Museum, "Russian Night", 2014, Taos NM

Millicent Rogers Museum, "Miniatures", 2014, Taos NM

Musea la Casona en Cobquecura, Cobquecura, Chile, 2008

Villa Peyron al Bosco di Fontelucente, Florence, Italy, 2010


AWARDS

Honorable Mention, Easton Arts Council, Easton, CT; 2012

Best in Show, Third Prize, 2007; Honorable Mention, 2006; Regional Hospice; Ridgefield, CT

iParenting Media Award, Readers Digest Little Animal Adventures; 2004

Best in Show, Glastonbury Outdoor Arts Festival, Glastonbury,CT; 1989

First Prize, Glastonbury Outdoor Arts Festival, Glastonbury, CT; 1989

Second Prize, Glastonbury Outdoor Arts Festival, Glastonbury, CT; 1987

Best in Show, First Prize; Bruce Museum Outdoor Arts Festival, Greenwich,CT. 1987

Third Prize; Bruce Museum Outdoor Arts Festival, Greenwich, CT. 1985


GALLERY REPRESENTATION

Jackies Trading Post Gallery, Taos, NM." New Work, Celebration of the Female Spirit", 2014-2015

Kachina Lodge Gallery, Taos, NM. 2013-2015

Pariodela Gallery, Santa Fe, NM. 2013

Royal Art Gallery, Providence,RI. "Symphonies of Italy". 2009

Beardsley Art Gallery, Wilton, CT. "Spirit of the Child". 2009

Rockwell Art and Frame, Norwalk, CT. " In the Land of Poets, Paintings of Chile". 2007

Junior League of Eastern Fairfield Co., various exhibitions

New Pond Farm Gallery, West Redding, CT., various exhibitions

Picture This Gallery, Westport, CT. Featured Artist. 2005

Art X Gallery, Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford, CT."Angels". 2000

Hartford Legislative Building, Hartford, CT. 1999-2000

Mayor Dan Malloy's Gallery, Stamford, CT. 1999

Bradley International Airport, Hartford, CT. "Destination, CT. Arts".1999


ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

Westport Public Library, Westport, CT."Summertime". 2006

Booth Public Library, Newtown, CT. "Waterborne". 2005

Ms. Branch was the recipient of Connecticut Commission for the Arts Urban Artists Commission in 1999.

She was also awarded a scholarship at the Vermont Studio Center in 2012. Branch recently taught drawing and painting at the Taos Academy in Taos NM. Also Beverly has been commissioned many times by Society of Creative Arts in Newtown, Newtown, CT. to demo her creative process to artists and audiences.

She can be found painting live acrylic portraits at Jackies' Trading Post on the Plaza in Taos NM. 


BRANCH IN NEW MEXICO

Branch's recent relocation from her home state of Connecticut to Taos , New Mexico was catapulted by her discovery of Fetchin, Couse, Berninghaus and others from the Taos Art Colony, painters who lived and worked here. These important artists were not included in her formal art training. The deep feeling and intense beauty displayed by these artists activated a mysterious longing; bringing to life her own mother's acknowledgement of Native People's lineage.

Recent study of her ancestors indicate, in fact ,Cherokee bloodlines. Although this line has been watered down throughout the many generations, the spirit of something very strong and undefinable remains. Branch continues to discover and express essential truths of the American West.