Swiftcurrent 2017

Swiftcurrent 2017

Upcoming, Current & Recent Exhibitions:


Solo exhibition at Ridgewater Community College, November 13-December 14, Willmar Campus, January 14-February 15, Hutchinson Campus

Landscape: Natural Fit, Imagined Prospects

Group exhibition at Kolman & Pryor Gallery running February 24-April 25, 2018. Opening reception Saturday, March 24, 7-9 pm.

The gallery will host a free panel discussion entitled, Landscape: What Is It and Does It Shape Us?, on Wednesday, April 18, 7-9 p.m. Facilitator, Sally Johnson, Director, Groveland Gallery, and panelists, Christopher Atkins, Kolman & Pryor Gallery Artist, and Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs, Minnesota Museum of American Art; Betsy Ruth Byers, Kolman & Pryor Gallery Artist, and Associate Professor, Gustavus Adolphus College; Shannon Estlund, Artist, and Adjunct Instructor, Macalester College and Augsburg University; and Diane Hellekson, Landscape Architect and Writer; will explore questions raised by the exhibit.


Solo exhibition at Rosalux Gallery in Minneapolis on view concurrently with Priscilla Brigg's solo show For the Gods. Remnants was named a "must see" show by the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

February 3-25, 2018, public opening reception Saturday, February 3, 7-10 pm with an artist talk on Sunday, February 25th at 1 pm.

SubmergeRecent Works by Betsy Ruth Byers

Solo exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art in St. Peter, MN. The opening reception is Monday, February 15, 7-9 pm with an artist talk scheduled at 7:30 pm.

See Mary Abbe's review by clicking here.

Read Robb Murray's article in the Mankato Free Press by clicking here.

February 15 - April 24, 2016

Society of Scottish Artist Annual Exhibition

National Galleries of Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland

December 1 2015 – 18 January 2016

Current Events:

2018 MckNight Professional Mid-Career Artist Grant Awardee

I am pleased to announce that I was selected as a Mcknight Professional Mid-Career Artist Grantee by the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council! With the grant funds I will be making work inspired by the impact of climate change on Glacier National Park. Stay tuned for more details!

Collaboration between Chirigos Designs and Kolman & Pryor Gallery

Come and celebrate the grand opening of Chirogos Designs in Deephaven along with the Kolman & Pryor Gallery Artists. Read about the new collaboration in this Midwest Homes article by Camille Lefevre.

2014 MN Biennial, Minnesota Museum of American Art

I was selected as one of the 2014 MN Biennial Artists. Read the about the Biennial here.

The exhibition will be on display at the Minnesota Museum of American Art from June 12-August 3, 2014.

365 artists 365 days

I am a featured artist today! (March 2nd, 2014) on 365 artists, 365 days.

This blog is a collaborative project between the Frank Juarez Gallery and Greymatter Gallery in Milwaukee, WI.