Betty B. Schabacker
Most notably known for her collage work, Betty. B. Schabacker is a member of the National Watercolor Society, Collage Artists of America, Audubon Artists, Inc., and the Society of Animal Artists which is the oldest and most prestigious association of wildlife painters and sculptors in the world.
Schabacker is also one of the founders of the Northwestern Pennsylvania Artists Association. Schabacker’s work has had 20 solo exhibitions and is listed in Who’s Who in American Art, Women Artists in America, 18th Century to Present, Who’s Who in American Women, Women Artists in America 11, and American Artists, 2nd edition.
Schabacker’s work has been published in two books by Gerald Brommer: The Art of Collage, by Davis Publications, and in Collage Techniques, by Watson-Guptill Publications. “Mountain Goats” was published in Gerald Brommer’s poster series Elements of Design: Texture, and“Bandhavgarth Tiger and Leopard” was published in Brommer’s poster series, Exploring with Collage 6. Schabacker’s animal art was published in The Intrepids Magazine by Lindblad Travel, Inc., and paintings of her dogs were selected for covers of Golden Retriever World. Her Springbok painting was selected by Toastmaster for their special edition artists’ series.
As a multimedia artist, Schabacker explores artistic uses for “found objects” and ephemera. At the end of the day, Betty B. Schabacker shares her evenings with her Havanese puppy, Laika, by her side, picking up the pieces, washing brushes, and reflecting on the day.