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RÉPERTOIRE Artisite Beti Kristof
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profil: Beti Kristof - artiste peintre
Affiliation professionnelle : TAC (The Arts Club)
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Beti Kristof might best be called "Renaissance Woman".  She is a gifted artist who has displayed a level of mastery in art that is rarely seen today.  Her work is offered by leading galleries and is displayed in prominent private collections and corporate headquarters throughout the United States.

Raised in Southern California, Beti now resides in Las Vegas.  She is proud to be the daughter of Hungarian immigrants who escaped communism to raise their child in a free nation. At age 17, Beti was accepted to the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. At a young age her talent was so apparent that she was invited to apprentice with two of  Europe's finest artists; Eva and Americo Makk.

While apprenticing in Europe, Beti’s talent gained her invitations to the world of European Art Masters, that most artists only dream of gaining access to ... Her passion for painting led her to the Sacchi Studio in Italy, where she developed her skills further. Beti was invited into the vaults of Pitti Palace, to study and sketch from the original works of Titan, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, and Da Vinci, as well as other masters.  She also furthered her skills in life drawing, in the studios of Joseph Sheppard and Madame Simi, in Florence. Upon her return to the United States, Beti continued her training with the celebrated artist, Theodore Lukits.

Beti has demonstrated a wide range of artistic abilities. She has illustrated books; Tiko and the Tramp , Ted's Simple Truth, as well as The First Football ABC Pretzel Book - which she authored as well.
In 2007, Beti was awarded the highly coveted International “Muse Award” for Oil Painting.

Beti’s many public exhibits include: Nevada State Senate,
Cirque du Soleil,  Mono County Museum, Hungarian Freedom
Fighters Exhibit. She was awarded Public Mural placement for the City of Las Vegas, and created a commissioned sculpture for Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, as well as a commissioned portrait of former Nevada Governor Kenny Guinn and his wife.

She also appeared as the “Queen of Color,” on a Las Vegas
Children’s Variety Television Program.

Beti Kristof’s many styles of painting and sculpting reflect the depth of her formal training, and add to her well-deserved stature as one of the Southwest’s leading artists.

Beti  is involved with Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation, a national organization that comes to the aid and support of families with children who have cancer. Beti has experienced this first-hand, so a portion of the proceeds of THE FIRST FOOTBALL ABC PRETZEL BOOK are donated to Candlelighters. (We are pleased to tell you that she has a child who is a cancer survivor!)



Artist Statement

As an Artist and a Painter, it really never occurs to me to be doing anything else. The canvas and paint almost take on a momentum of its own, a creation that almost completes itself. And like each day of our lives unfold, sometimes the process is not always without a glitch. I look at the art of ‘life’ as a never ending canvas that keeps revealing more and more interesting challenges of growth and beauty.

As a mother of three, life’s canvas took me through many parenting challenges.  My daughter , physically challenged was born without her left forearm. She became a ski racer. She traveled the International circuit and won World Cup events and retired after three silver medals at the Salt Lake City, 2002 Paralympics. My son, now 20 and an artist himself, was diagnosed with leukemia at a young age. He is a Cancer survivor. My youngest is attending elementary school in Las Vegas, he is in a gifted program and loves playing  Football.

Every stroke on the canvas builds the painting, and every life’s experience builds the person. Together it has been a personal and spiritual journey. The canvas, as a way to remain centered and thoughtful, working the details of life, stroke by stroke, step by step….creating beauty and stillness in a surrounding of uncertainty and sometimes overwhelming challenges.


Artist Resume

Education (partial list)

Pasadena City College 1975
Art Center, College of Design 1975-1977
Eva and Americo Makk; Honolulu, Hawaii 1977-1979
University of Hawaii, Monoa: 1979-1982
American Institute for Foreign Studies, Sacchi Studios; Florence Italy; 1982-1983
Studio of Joseph Sheppard, Italy; 1982-1983
Madame Simi Studio, Italy: 1982-1983
Theodore Lukits School of Art; Los Angeles; 1983-1984
Sherrie Mc Graw. 2005

Awards (partial list)

Best of Show, Santa Monica Art Exhibition, 1982
National Juried Competition, Best of Oil Paintings, 1994
International Competition. ‘ Muse Award’ ? in Oil Painting 2007

Publications (partial list)

Art work published in Screen Printers Magazine 1992
The Inland Empire Pediatrics Magazine 1993
Hawaiian Calendar 1994
Book Cover, Best Ukulele Melodies. Hawaii 1995
Mammoth Times. California. 1995
Review Journal, Las Vegas 1996
Boulder City Newspaper 1998
Featured Artist in Nevada Woman's Magazine, 2006

Exhibits (partial list)

The Gallery at Summerlin, Las Vegas
Sharon Gainsburg Studios, Las Vegas
Sculpture, Art and Antiquities, Las Vegas
Mermaid Gallery and Café, Las Vegas
Gypsy Caravan Antiquities Showroom, Las Vegas
Richardson Gallery, Reno
Mammoth Mountain Inn Gallery, California
Minaret Gallery, California
Design Center, California
Penny Gallery, California
Morseburg Galleries, California
Sacchi Studios, Florence, Italy
Century Uniques, Honolulu
Center Art Gallery, Honolulu
The Fence, Waikiki
Globe Galleries, California

Private Collections (partial listing)

  Nevada Governor Kenny Guinn and Dema Guinn
  Major Oscar Goodman and wife, Carolyn Goodman
  Don King
  Dr. Monte Greenawalt
  Joel Bergman
  Scott Walls
  Fertita Family
  Dr. Tracy Grossman
  Dr. Mitch Malley
  Mark Victor Hansen
  Abolofia Family Portrait
  Unger Family Portrait
  Dr. Ken Murkowski Family Portrait
  Dr. Jim and Debbie Wright
  Mr. and Mrs. Mc Coy
  Mr. and Mrs. Reichhart

  Corporate Collections

  Levelers Corporation
  Four Season’s Dental Spa
  BWA Architects
  Loma Linda University Hospital
  Duck City Bistro, Davenport, Indiana

  Murals (partial list)

  Greek Isles Casino, Las Vegas
  Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas
  MGM Grand Hotel, Las vegas
  Timbers Restaurant, Las Vegas
  Schats Bakery, California
  Nevado’s Restaurant, California
  Suzies Subs, California
  Alexander Dawson Academy, Las Vegas
  Over 100 other private and corporate mural commissions

  Other Art Related Business

“The First Football ABC Pretzel Book”

  Created, designed, illustrated, and produced, “The First Football ABC Pretzel Book” available on and The concept was inspired by my 5 year old son, while in the hospital with leukemia.

  Imported From France

  Creation of product design for three liqueur products.
  Three Ladies Spirits Inc.


“The First Football ABC Pretzel Book”
“Ted’s Simple Truth”
“Tiko and the Tramp”
“With This Ring”
  Story board presentations for Cirque Du Soleil

  Private Art Classes

  Parks and Recreation, California
  Heckethorne Elementary
  Private adult classes
  Nevada School of the Arts