Betsy Krieg Salm, Schoolgirl art
For nearly thirty years, Betsy
has channeled her
creative and artistic talents into the study, appreciation and replication of Early American decoration and now, since 1996, American Academy School Girl Art.
has been featured in numerous magazine articles . She
has been juried into the annual Early American Life Magazines Directory of Outstanding Artisans since her
formal introduction of her
collection in 1998.
Work can be viewed at several galleries and juried Shows throughout the year, including the Designer Craftsman Shows at Philadelphia and Boston as well as the Fine Craftsmen Show at the prestigious Wintethur Museum.
In 1999 she
was honored with a request to create an ornament for the White House Christmas tree.
has been a featured guest artisan on The Discovery Channel,National Television.
is actively engaged in research and assembling her
journals from the past 20 years, and will be authoring a book covering the history and techniques of School Girl Art.
Feature article on Ms. Salm and her work
Article comparing Ms. Salm's work & original American Academic Art
has also been the focus of articles in House and Garden, Country Living
, Early American Homes, the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror, and Antiques and the Arts Weekly.
Honors and Recognitions
was honored in February 1999 at the prestigious Designer Craftsman Show in Valley Forge Pennsylvania, and again in the August 2000 issue, by being named to the Early American Homes Directory of Traditional American Crafts.
In addition to being listed in the Directory in the August 1999 issue of the magazine, the historic (1835) Greek Revival home she
shares with her
husband Thomas was featured in the October 1998 issue.
In 1999 Ms. Salm
was invited to create an ornament for the Christmas tree in the Blue Room of the White House, an honor extended to only two hundred craftspeople throughout the United States.
In collaboration with the National Historic Trust
and the Save America's
Treasures program, this event honors and preserves our nation's historic art and antiquities.
fellow craftspeople in an event with the President and First Lady at the White House to celebrate the Holidays and our rich cultural heritage.
Over thirty years of research and collecting have brought Ms. Salm
to the level of expertise she
holds today in this relatively unknown aspect of our cultural heritage.
continuing effort to educate the public about this all-but-forgotten art form, Ms. Salm
has developed a multimedia lecture for presentation to interested parties.