Swiftcurrent 2017 

Swiftcurrent 2017 

Current & Recent Exhibitions:

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.

Sensitive Indicators

Solp exhibition at Kolman & Pryor Gallery in Minneapolis from February 25-April 29, read more about the show here.

Opening reception Saturday, March 25, 7-9 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:

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!

SCOPE 2017

I will be showing artwork at the SCOPE International Art Fair with the Kolman & Pryor Gallery from March 2-5, 2017.

I cannot wait to be a part of Art Week in NYC!


I was honored to have my painting, Endless, selected as cover art for Joyce Sutphen's new publication of poetry

Modern Love and Other Myths

Joyce Sutphen is Minnesota's current Poet Laureate. Find more information about the publication at Red Dragonfly Press.

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.