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Beverly Jo-Anne Bates, American Artist, educator. Honors fellow Rhode Island School, Providence, 1984; recipient Frick Fellowshipaward Pittsburgh Board Education, 1975, Outstanding Art Education award Pittsburgh Board Education, 1984, Youth Arts award Pennsylvania Art Education Association, Pittsburgh, 1988, Outstanding Art Education award Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 1989, Jurors award Pittsburgh Print Group, 1991, Images show U. Pittsburgh, 1992.


Bates, Beverly Jo-Anne was born on January 29, 1938 in Pittsburgh.


Bachelor of Science in Art Education, West Virginia State College, 1959. Master of Education in Art Education, University Pittsburgh, 1973. Postgraduate, University Pittsburgh, 1988.

Postgraduate, Temple University, 1964. Postgraduate, Rhode Island School of Design, 1984.


Art teacher, Pittsburgh Public School System, 1959, 70-75;print teacher Brashear High School, Pittsburgh Public School System, 1975-1978;coordinator art department, printmaking teacher Pittsburgh High School, Pittsburgh Public School System, since 1970;art teacher, New Jersey Public Schools, Camden, New Jersey, 1961;print instructor, Selma Burke Art Center, Pittsburgh, 1971;print instructor, Pittsburgh Arts and Crafts Center, 1972;panel member visual arts, Pennsylvania Council on Arts, Harrisburg, 1979^. Committee member Links Inc. National Art Committee, Washington, since 1992.

Member of advisory board Manchester Craftsman's Guild, Pittsburgh, since 1985, Visions, since 1990.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: (catalogues) Black American Art, 1977 (Meade award 1977), 1978 (W. Pennsylvania Prize 1978). One-person shows include Westmoreland Museum, 1991, Visual Arts Gallery, Community College of Allegheny County, 1991, Kipp Gallery, Indiana University Pennsylvania, 1991, Westminster College Art Gallery, 1991, others. Exhibited in group shows at Pittsburgh Center for Arts, 1982, 83, 84, 85, 87, 88, 90, 91, 92, Carnegie Museum, 1982, 86, 90, 92, Singapore Galleries, 1992, LaTeste, France, 1992, University Pittsburgh Kimbo Gallery, 1990, 91, 92, Carson St. Gallery, 1991, others.


Board trustees Pittsburgh Center for Arts, since 1989. Board directors Society Contemporary, Pittsburgh, since 1990, Society Arts and Crafts. Member The Links Inc.

(board member of national arts committee), National Art Education Association, Pennsylvania Art Education Association, Pennsylvania Council on Arts (past panel member), Pittsburgh Print Group (past board member), Associated Artists Pittsburgh (past board member), National Conference Artists, Pennsylvania Alliance for Art Education (board member).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: art, printmaking, reading, traveling.


Daughter of Joseph Whitfield and Thelma Alease (McMullen) Loftin. Divorced; children: Roy F. Junior, Brian Whitfield, Stephen Jeffrey.

Joseph Whitfield Loftin

Thelma Alease (McMullen) Loftin

Roy F. Junior Bates

Brian Whitfield Bates

Stephen Jeffrey Bates