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