Betty Helen Longhi
Contemporary Designs in Jewelry and Sculpture
University of Wisconsin – B. S.
Cranbrook Academy of Art – MFA Program
Workshop Studies with Heikki Seppa, Bill Seeley, Ron Pearson, Michael Good, Susan Kingsley, Charles Lewton-Brain, Lois Betteridge and others.
Workshops: (selected) Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Penland School, Arrowmont School, Eastern Michigan University, Peters Valley Craft Center, Metal Arts Guild of Canada, Kent State University, 92nd Street Y, Maryland Institute of Art, Touchstone, Metalwerx, Appalachian Center for Craft, Revere Academy, and Newark Museum Arts Workshop
Distinguished Membership, Society of North American Goldsmiths
Individual Artist Fellowship, Delaware State Arts Council 1984
Jurors Special Recognition Metalwork ’96, ’91 ’85, ’82
Recent Exhibitions (Selected Since 1992)
Two Capitols – All Russian Decorative, Applied and Folk Art Museum, Moscow; Containment – Southern Illinois Univ. Edwardsville, IL; Smithsonian Craft Show; Washington Crafts Expo; Philadelphia Craft Fair; American Craft Council Fairs - Atlanta, Baltimore & San Francisco; ACC Southeast Spotlight ’94 Winston-Salem, NC; Metalwork ’96, ’91 & ’89 – Washington DC; Renwick Gallery Museum shop Exhibit of Award Recipients in Creative Crafts Council shows.
The Power of Excellence- South East Center for Contemporary Art; Fluid Forms Kane Marie Gallery; Strength in Numbers – Greenhill Center for North Carolina Art,The Functional Vase – Yaw Gallery; Chromatic Essays – Craft Alliance; Abstraction 3 – Sheila Nussbaum Gallery; Contemporary Metalsmithing: Behind and Beyond the Bench – Craft Alliance; A North Carolina Crafts Invitational - East Carolina Univ.; Vessels – Univ. of Iowa; Solo Exhibit - De Novo; Contemporary Silver – Pro Art; The Breath of Metal – James Madison Univ.; National Invitational Valentine Jewelry Show - Sheila Nussbaum Gallery; – Maryland Art Place; Form and Color .
The White House - Christmas Tree Ornament Collection
Numerous personal collections
National Museum of American Art – on-going commission to make 10 and 20 year Docent pin.
Piedmont Craft Shop, Winston-Salem, NC
Kane Marie Gallery, Virginia Beach, VA;
Fluid Expressions in Metal