Join us on November 16th, 2018, for a Book Launch and Exhibit of over 60 oil paintings, many of which are in the newly published book: “Through Her Eyes,” a visual story of Betty’s life, featuring over 250 drawings and paintings. And, if you’d like to join in a Community Conversation about Portland neighborhoods and livability, please join us on December 9th and share your voice.
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A book about Portland’s “Painter of Houses” has been funded for creation and publication by RACC (the Regional Arts and Culture Council), slated for publication in Fall, 2018. Click the link to find out more! Betty’s Chilstrom book in the works!
Please join us for the show’s openingat Cerimon House on Saturday, March 19th, 3-7pm. View Betty’s work, chat with friends and view a brief “Story of the Artist’s Life.” Cerimon House is located at 5131 NE 23rd Ave – smack dab in the middle of the Alberta Arts district. We’d love to see you there!
If you can’t make it, the Gallery is open through summer 2016 by appointment. Just call Cerimon House at: 503-307-9599.
Please join us for a special show of Betty’s work focusing on NE Portland neighborhoods and Historic Regional Sites. We are very pleased to partner with Cerimon House, a unique and wonderful NE Portland non-profit dedicated to the arts and humanities. The show will be up from early March through mid-April, 2016. We’ll keep you posted!
Betty’s life and art were celebrated by family and friends on Dec. 5th, 2014. It was a warm and heartfelt event, enjoyed by all who attended. Below is the link to a “silent movie” shown during the evening. Betty loved country western music so that was playing in the background. We invite you to tune into your favorite CW station and watch “Betty’s “Life Show.”
Betty Chilstrom lived to the ripe old age of 90. Ever curious about the world around her, she saw and was fascinated by the beauty in ordinary things. Born in 1924 she died in July of 2014. For those who would like to know about her passing follow the link. Continue reading →
This is an oil painting by my mother a few decades ago. She created several thousand oils, watercolors, pastels and drawings during her lifetime. You can see more of Betty Chilstrom’s work on Betty’s Flickr page.