Bet Kindley Resume

  • Artwork in permanent collections of Mission Hospital, Wake Forest University Medical Center, Cone Health Women’s Hospital, and numerous private collections
  • Represented at 310 Art, River’s Edge Gallery, Riverview Station in River Arts District, Lyman Street, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Director/Instructor of Encaustic Art Education at River’s Edge Studio, 191 Lyman St., Asheville, NC 28801  2010-2019
  • Instructor Worship Studio “2018 Gathering of the Artisans” Ridgecrest, NC  2018
  • Co-founder and owner of Sassafrass Studio, (now closed) Riverview Station, 191 Lyman Street, Suite 168, Asheville, NC   28801.   A contemporary art gallery featuring encaustic, photography, painting, and mixed media, and bookarts.


2019     “Landscapes and Waterscapes”  311 Gallery of Art, Raleigh, NC      

2019     “Music” group show Adler Gallery of Posana

2018     Solo show “Waterscapes” LAB Lexington Avenue Brewery

2018     “Anything Goes” juried exhibit Arrowhead Gallery and Studio, Old Fort

2017     “Welcome to the Hood” Wedge Brewery juried Riverview Station Artists

2016      Solo show LAB Lexington Avenue Brewery

2016     Second Annual Toe River Arts Juried Show

2015    “Openings” 310 Art invitational

2015    “Hot and Cold” 310 Art juried/invitational

2015    “Ebb and Flow” Asheville Area Arts Council group show

2014    “Devil in the Straight Line” IEA juried, Bakehouse Art Center, Audrey Love Gallery, Miami, FL   33127

2014    “Hot and Cold” 310 Art juried/invitational

2014    Solo exhibition “Windows, Doors, and Glass Ceilings” UNC-Asheville Intercultural Center

2014    “Rivers of Art” Women in the Arts

2012    “Encaustic Artists of 310 Art”

2012    Green Sage, “Colors of Spring.” F/32 juried exhibit

2011    Front Gallery, Pack Place, “Autumn in the Southern Appalachians.” Carolina Nature Photographer’s Association

2011    “Wild Ones & Wax” 310 ART Gallery, River Arts District

2010    Black Mountain Center for the Arts, “Black and White.” F/32 Juried exhibit

2010    “Doors of Asheville” Mountain Housing Opportunity juried/invitational annual fundraiser

2009    North Carolina Arboretum Spring Juried Exhibition, “Nature’s Harmonies.” Carolina Nature Photographer’s Association

2009    Cradle of Forestry Fall Juried Exhibition, “Nature’s Harmonies.” Carolina Nature Photographer’s Association

2009     Front Gallery, Pack Place, “Fall in Appalachia.” F/32 juried exhibition




2011   Camera in the Wild. “Encaustic: Hot New Medium for Photography”

2010    O Magazine hardbound anthology Love Your Life.

2009    O Magazine. “The Women in the Water.” February featured article.

2009    The Laurel of Asheville. “Capturing Asheville Moments” featured F/32 article.

2008    The Laurel of Asheville. “Winter Wonderland” featured photo.


Professional Affiliations/Grants

2016 Recipient AAAC Artist Grant

 Asheville Area Arts Council

Women in the Arts

International Encaustic Artists

National Association Professional Photoshop Users


Carolina Nature Photographer’s Association

River Arts District Association



“Encaustic and Mixed Media” 2018 Michelle Belto

“Soul Work” 2018 Michelle Belto

“Paper making/Encaustic Sculpture:  A Melding of Form and Structure” Michele Belto 2016

“Intro to Eco-printing” Patricia Spangler 2016

“Solarplate Printing” Dona Barnett 2016

“Encaustic Monotypes” Gina Louthian, 2015

“Gyotaku” Lauren Miko, Bookworks 2015

“Printing with Wax” Encaustic collagraphs, Jane Nodine 2014

“Color Mixing” Hylla Evans, 310 Art 2014

UNC-Asheville pursuing certificate of major Fine Arts   2014

“Intro to Encaustic Monotypes” Paula Roland Workshops, Santa Fe 2013

International Encaustic Artists EncaustiCon, San Antonio, 2012

“Lazertran/Poly Silk/Tea Bags” Special printing with Bridget Conn, Asheville, NC  May 2012

“Encaustic and Mixed Media” Patricia Seggebruch, River’s Edge Studio, Asheville, NC   February 2012

Fifth International Encaustic Conference, Provincetown, MA   June 2011

“Off the Wall” Miles Conrad. Post Conference. 2011

“Bricolage” Nancy Natale. Post Conference. 2011

“Silk Screen Prints and Encaustic” Celia Gray, Daniel Maw and Laurie Corral, Asheville Bookworks. 2011

“Oil and Cold Wax Techniques” Cindy Walton, 2011

“Advanced Encaustic using Image Transfer” Mary Farmer. 2010

“Advanced Encaustic” Celia Gray, Asheville Bookworks. 2010

“Introduction to Encaustic” Celia Gray, Asheville Bookworks. 2010


Numerous photography and Photoshop courses/workshops:

CNPA Brookgreen Gardens

Scott Kelby, CNPA Flash Photography, Charlotte, NC

Bridget Conn Asheville Darkroom


Asheville-Buncombe Technical Institute

Richard Bernabe

Richard Babb, Les Saucier, Doug Ellingston, Garry Crossey

Mars Hill College with BS in Comprehensive Business Education

National Board Certified Teacher