Currently on Exhibit:

  • Anceint Ripple

Betty Gilbert's love of art started at an early age she and a friend drew clothes for their paper dolls; business later expanded to other playmates. She also drew on the blackboard at school for teachers (usually in cartoon format) throughout her school years at Cartersville City School.

As Betty grew older, other things became more important than art. However, she did take a course in Art Appreciation at Breneau College and took short classes from local artists, like Janet Nayler, to learn new techniques.

After marrying her husband Clark and moving to Marietta, Betty was introduced to a neighbor named Alice Mauthé who had her paintings displayed in the Atlanta Art Museum. Betty expressed a desire to become as good of an artist as she and was encouraged to get a charcoal pad and pencils and told to draw and Alice would critique her work. From that day forward Betty has loved to draw and paint. Betty traveled extensively gaining many experiences and inspiration for her art and the materials she uses. Betty paints on everything!

She has painted on armoires and bird houses, on old pieces of wooden doors, on slates, oils on canvas and other materials from far away lands. Betty paints in oils, sometimes using acrylics for the background.

Betty stays busy but still paints when she has time because it is her passion. Betty hopes you will enjoy her lifelong work and accomplishments as well.

Highlights from the Past:

The Cartersville Public Library has been very fortunate to host so many fabulous local and Georgia artists since 2005. Bartow native, Walt Floyd, was the first artist to exhibit in the Gallery - just in time for the grand opening of our new facility.