Experience

Full-Time Professor of Illustration, Ringling College of Art & Design, 2013 - Present

Courses taught include Two-Dimensional Design (Course Lead), Painting II, Drawing II for Illustration, Figure Drawing II for Computer Animation (Course Lead), Illustration I and II, Computer Illustration, and Advanced Illustration Portfolio. 

Visiting Instructor, Studio Art College International in Florence, Italy, Late Spring Term 2017

Taught Beginning and Intermediate Drawing

Interim Co-Department Head of Illustration, Ringling College of Art & Design, Spring 2015 - 2016

 

Visiting Full-Time Illustration Faculty,  Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL 2011 - 2012

Courses taught include Two-Dimensional Design, Drawing II for Illustration, Figure Drawing II for Computer Animation, and Computer Illustration

 

Instructor of Record, California State University, Fullerton, 2009-2011

Courses taught include Two-Dimensional Design, Beginning Painting, Traditional Illustration

 

UCR Extension Instructor, University of California, Riverside, 2010

Courses taught include Children’s Book Illustration

 

Katy Betz Studio, Freelance Illustration 2006 - present

Children’s book, editorial, and gallery commissions. 

 

Education

California State University, Fullerton - MFA in Illustration 2011, summa cum laude

Laguna College of Art & Design - BFA in Illustration 2006, summa cum laude

Riverside Community College - AA in General Education 2003, summa cum laude

Study Abroad Programs:

    Spain & Morocco 2009

    Florence & Rome 2002, 2008

    Vienna & Prague 2006

    Holland & Belgium 2005

   

Skills

  • Expertise in oil painting, pastel, gouache and charcoal

  • Expertise in color theory, principles of design and composition, human anatomy, gesture and landscape drawing, figurative      

      and landscape painting, sequential art, visual storytelling

  • Advanced knowledge of perspective, animal anatomy, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign

  • Project management from planning, organizing, motivating, and executing to meet the scope, time, budget and quality demands

  • Communicate clearly and articulate visual ideas

  • Collaborate courteously with others

  • Lead classroom discussions, critiques, and semester projects

  • Develop course curricula

Select Recent Exhibitions

Solo

2011    Creating Space for Imagination, California State University, Fullerton, CA

2009    Omakase Bistro, Riverside, CA

           Recent Works, Riverside Art Museum, CA

2008    Whimsicool, Division 9 Gallery, Riverside, CA

 

Juried

2013    Pure Imagination, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

           The Mad Art of Midnight Movies, George Cutress Gallery, Pomona, CA

2012    Steampunk Beginnings, Begovich Gallery, Fullerton, CA

           Lucky Strike Lanes Digital Gallery, in venues nationwide

           Sea No Evil, Riverside Art Museum, CA

2011    SILA Illustration West 49, Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra, CA

2010    SILA Illustration West 48, Langham Hotel, Pasadena, CA

           Cal State Fullerton Juried Graduate Exhibition, Fullerton, CA

 

Group

2016    Time Machine, The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2015    Children's Book Christmas Show, Bird Key Yacht Club, Sarasota, FL

            Other Worlds, The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

            Ringling College Faculty Show, Selby Gallery, Sarasota, FL

            Veterans: The Art of Bravery, CJ Gallery, Sarasota, FL

2014    Ringling College Faculty Show, Selby Gallery, Sarasota, FL

2013    Blood & Oil, Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

           Ringling College Faculty Show, Selby Gallery, Sarasota, FL

2012    That’s What She Said, FIND Art Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA

           The Magic of Eire & England, City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA

           Ringling College Faculty Show, Selby Gallery, Sarasota, FL

2011    Off the Wall, Riverside Art Museum, CA

           From Here...to There, Gallery 3, Fullerton, CA

2010    Holiday Group Show, Sarah Bain Gallery, Anaheim, CA

           Art, Drinks, & Music, Viva La Art, Los Angeles, CA

           10 @ the 9, Division 9 Gallery, Riverside, CA

           Drawn Together - Master CSUF Illustrators, Grand Central, Santa Ana, CA

 

Selected Bibliography

Illustrated Books

Scouts, by Shannon Greenland, Jimmy Patterson Books, 2018

Lady Almington, by Andrew Pourciaux, Cosmic Canvas Studios, 2017

Grit and Grace, by Caryn Rivandeneira, Sparkhouse Publishing, 2017

The Last Cherry Blossom by Kathleen Burkinshaw, Sky Pony Press, 2016

Some Pig in the City by Jodi Kendall. Storybird Chapter Book, 2014

Just a Drop of Water by Kerry O'Malley Cerra. Sky Pony Press, 2014

I Forgive You by Nicole Lataif. Pauline Books & Media, 2014

Kid in Chief by Paul Maguire. Dog Ear Publishing, 2011

Lost Ones: Ghosts of Paris by Christie Franke. Zittaw Press, 2010

 

Illustrated Magazines 

"The Lights of Saint Lucia", Highlights, December 2015 issue

"At Play", Cobblestone, November 2013 issue

"Mom Knows Best", Spider, December 2010 issue

 

Featured Books & Articles

Steampunk: The Beginning, Santa Ana Museum, CA

944 Magazine, The Art Issue, October 2010. “Off the Cuff” by Kimberly Snew, p. 78

FIND Magazine, Issue #4, August 2010

OC Arts & Culture Magazine, Artist Spotlight, March 2010

China’s Fantasy Art Magazine, February 2010

 

Awards & Grants

2015    The Christopher Award, for illustrating I Forgive You by Nicole Latife, Pauline Media Group

            SCBWI Crystal Kite Award, for illustrating Just a Drop of Water by Kerry Cerra

            SCBWI Rising Kite Illustration Contest, Honorable Mention

2014    Professional Development Grant, Ringling College of Art & Design

2013    Professional Development Grant, Ringling College of Art & Design

2011    Society of Illustrator’s of LA, Illustration West 49 Exhibitor

2010    Leo Freedman Foundation $5,000 Scholarship in Art

            Society of Illustrator’s of LA, Illustration West 48 Exhibitor

            Phi Beta Delta and Phi Kappa Phi Induction

2009    Leo Freedman Foundation $5,000 Scholarship in Art

2008    Leo Freedman Foundation $5,000 Scholarship in Art

            People’s Choice Award: Best Portfolio, Illustrator’s Day, SCBWI LA

           The City of Riverside Art Honoree of the Month, September

           3x3 International Student Show, Merit Award

 

Affiliations

Phi Beta Delta - Member

Phi Kappa Phi - Member

Society of Illustrator’s of Los Angeles - Vice President of Programs (2011-2012)

Society of Children’s Books Writers & Illustrators - Published & Listed Member since 2009

          Conferences Attended: Bologna Book Fair, Bologna Italy 2016

                                                SCBWI Miami, 2012-2016                                              

                                                SCBWI Los Angeles 2011 - 2013, 2016

                                                SCBWI Illustrator's Day 2009 - 2011

                                                

 

 

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