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artist , educator

Betty Sapp Ragan, American artist, educator. Recipient numerous awards for art including Merit award Fine Arts Museum of the South, Mobile, 1983, Dirk Andrew Phibbs Research award University Puget Sound, Tacoma, 1994, Distinguished Professor award, 2003. Member Society for Photograph Education, Society Photograph Education/N.W. (secretary 1990-1993), Artist Trust, Women's Caucus for Art, College Art Association, Seattle Women's Caucus for Art.

Background

Ragan, Betty Sapp was born on March 15, 1937 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Daughter of Robert William and Emma Mildred (O'Neal) Sapp.

Education

Bachelor cum laude, Birmingham-Southern College, 1958. Student, Allegheny College, 1972. Student, Auburn University, 1983.

Master of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, 1985.

Career

Teachng assistant Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 1985. Visiting assistant professor department art Auburn University, 1985-1989. Assistant professor department art University Puget Sound, 1989-1991, associate professor photography and printmaking, department art, 1992—1998, professor, since 1998.

Panel moderator Society for Photo Education Northwest, Tacoma, 1993. Co-curator But Is It Art, Tacoma, 1993.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Exhibited photography in solo shows at Maude Kerns Gallery, Eugene, Oregon, 1995, Helen Smith Gallery, Green River Community College, Auburn, Washington, 1996, others. Group shows include Hanson Gallery, New Orleans, 1980, Montgomery (Alabama) Museum Fine Arts, 1981, Georgia State University, Atlanta, 1981, Park Ave Atrium, New York City, 1985, Carnegie Art Center, Walla Walla, Washington, 1990, Definitive Image Gallery, Seattle, 1992, Seattle Center Pavilion, 1993, San Diego Art Institute, 1993, Eagle Gallery, Murray, Kentucky, 1994, B St. Pier Gallery, San Diego, 1995, Camera Club New York, 2002, numerous others. Artist/photographer various collage series.

      Co-curator But Is It Art?, Tacoma, 1993.

Membership

Member Society for Photographic Education, Society Photographic Education/N.W. (secretary 1990-1993), Artist Trust, Women's Caucus for Art, College Art Association, Seattle Women's Caucus for Art.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: entomology, hiking, gardening, existential philosophy.

Connections

Married Thaxton Drew Ragan, April 1958 (divorced August 1986). 1 child, Robert McClearan.

father:
Robert William Sapp

mother:
Emma Mildred (O'Neal) Sapp

spouse:
Thaxton Drew Ragan

child:
Robert McClearan Ragan