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Bette Ridgeway: Ventana Fine Art, Solo Exhibition: Liquid Light / Artfolio Annual 2020, A Curated Collection Of The World’s Most Exciting Artists / Bette Ridgeway, American Abstract Expressionist, Published And Released 2020


Ventana Fine Art is located in the historical red brick schoolhouse on Santa Fe's famous Canyon Road. For 35 years, Ventana has enjoyed the reputation as one of the Southwest's premier exhibition spaces, showcasing the best in contemporary American painting and sculpture. Their sun-filled gallery opens to two inviting, beautifully landscaped sculpture gardens. Visitors are welcomed seven days a week.

JOIN US! JOIN US on September 11, 2020 at 5pm MST
for a LIVE, Zoom and Facebook gallery talk with the artist.
She will discuss various aspects of the exhibition 
and take the viewer's questions.

400 Canyon Road - Santa Fe, New Mexico
1 800 / 746 8815

Bette Ridgeway’s oeuvre of vivid artistry, her signature technique of “layering light,” stems from her unorthodox process of paint pouring, creating gem-like veils of transparent color. This style has inhabited her work since the mid 1970’s, placing her among the second-generation of American Abstract Expressionists. Her mastery of details, e.g. paint density, the regulation of paint flow and color harmonies, allows for serendipity while she maneuvers the canvas angle and surface tautness to accomplish her color attenuation and distension.  She strives for dynamism and beauty. It is important to her that the viewer find something meaningful to them, whether it be a sense of calm, a sense of reviving the spirit or any emotional connection. Ridgeway recently completed her largest work to date. Commissioned and given full artistic freedom by The Meridian Group/Rockefeller Group/Gensler architects, she created a 15’ high x 21’ wide masterwork for the new Boro Tower, Tysons, Virginia – a stunning, highly visible “poured” painting on canvas. Ridgeway enjoys international recognition, exhibiting globally in over 80 museums, universities and galleries, including Palais Royale, Paris and the Embassy of Madagascar. Prestigious awards include Top 60 Contemporary Masters, Leonardo DaVinci Prize, and Oxford University Alumni Prize at Chianciano Art Museum, Tuscany, Italy. Mayo Clinic and Federal Reserve Bank are among Ridgeway’s permanent public placements, in addition to numerous private collections. Many books and fine art publications have featured her work, among them: International Contemporary Masters and 100 Famous Contemporary Artists. Ridgeway has also penned several books about her art and process.


Catalogue of upcoming Solo Exhibition with Ventana Fine Art in Santa Fe



This internationally acclaimed artist shares six decades of her favorite paintings; depicting the development of her unique pouring style and sharing selected award-winning works. Bette Ridgeway is celebrated for her large-scale, translucent paintings on linen and canvas. The range of her color choices, along with her descriptions make this collection a keepsake for her collectors and admirers.

A forward by Samantha Paige Furgason, CEO of Artwork International Inc. and a biography of the artist complete this volume.

Bette Ridgeway in her studio - Santa Fe, New Mexico

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