MEET THE ARTIST

For more than 20 years, BF Reed’s distinctive watercolors have been displayed in art galleries along the eastern coast of the United States, and abroad, in Japan and South Korea. She is one of the few artists who have been recognized twice by the prestigious National Watercolor Society and three times by the Watercolor Society of North Carolina. She has also been awarded the Regional Artists grant twice from the Eastern North Carolina Arts Council, which is partly funded by the North Carolina Arts Council.

 

The power of her work reflects rigorous years of study at the prestigious Moore College of Art and Temple University’s Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA. There, she honed her artistic sense of design and composition.  BF began her professional career as a medical illustrator; as her reputation grew, she became a freelance artist and was commissioned by numerous collectors and private organizations.  A BF Reed print was presented to First Lady Hillary Rodham-Clinton during a Presidential visit to Seoul, Korea.  Some of her original watercolors were also presented to the South Korean Secretary of Defense, as well as to US and foreign diplomats and military dignitaries. 

 

BF Reed’s watercolors can be found in the US Presidential Art Collection, Foreign Diplomatic collections in Asia, corporate collections, such as that of the Coca Cola Bottling Company, and that owned by NBA Hall of Famer, Dr. Julius Erving, and numerous private art collections.  She lives in Jacksonville, NC and is represented by New Elements Gallery and Water + Color Gallery, both in Wilmington, NC.

AWARDS & SHOWS

Onslow Art Council Solo Show - Feb 2015

Bank of the Arts Solo Show - May 2015

Onslow Art Council Four-Artist Show - June 2015

Art Exposure Invitational Juried Show, Best of Show - Aug 2015

Accepted to Baxter’s Fine Art Gallery - Jan 2016

Ambleside Gallery Juried Show - Feb 2016

Onslow Art Society Spring Show - March 2016

Women Painters of the Southeast Juried Show - April 2016

Wilmington Art Association Members Juried Exhibition, Gail Henderson Award - Apr 2016

North Carolina Statewide Pastel Exhibition - May 2016

Ambleside Gallery Juried Show - Feb 2017

Wilmington Art Association Members Juried Exhibition, Product Award - Apr 2017 

North Carolina Statewide Pastel Juried Exhibition - May 2017

New Elements Gallery Solo Show - Aug 2017

North Carolina Pastel Society Online Juried Exhibition, “Pure Color 2017” - Aug 2017

311 Gallery Juried Floral Show, Award - Sep 2017

Women Painters of the Southeast Online Juried Exhibition - Sep 2017

Maryland Pastel Society Shades of Pastel Juried Show - Oct 2017

Bank of the Arts Juried Show - Nov 2017

Wilmington Art Association Members Juried Exhibition - Apr 2018

North Carolina Statewide Pastel Exhibition - May 2018

Wilmington Art Association Members Juried Exhibition, Merit Award - Apr 2019

North Carolina Pastel Society "Pure Color" Online Juried Exhibition - Aug 2019

Ambleside Gallery Juried Show - Aug 2019

American Women Artists Online Juried Show - Mar 2020

Wilmington Art Association Members Juried Exhibition - Apr 2020

New Elements Gallery Solo Show - Jun 2020

Great Lakes Pastel Society Online Juried Show - Jul 2020

Pastel Society of Southern California Online Juried Show, Award - Jul 2020

North Carolina Pastel Society "Pure Color"Online Juried Exhibition - Aug 2020

Pastel Society of West Coast Online Juried Show, Award - Aug 2020

Pikes Peak Pastel Society National Exhibit “Colors in Quarantine" - Sep 2020

Southwest Florida Pastel Society Exhibit “Valued Strokes” - Sep 2020

Pastel Artists of Oregon “Spirit of Pastel” - Sep 2020

Pastel Society of Southeast Texas Exhibit “Art of Pastel” - Oct 2020

Pastel Society of New Mexico 28th National Exhibit - Oct 2020

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Wilmington, NC

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