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Gaye Elise Beda, American fine arts artist. Recipient Junius Allen Memorial award, 1990, Elliot Liskin Memorial award, 1990, John R. McCarty award, 1989, Vermont Weathered Wood award Church of the Covenant, 1992, Urban Vision award Manhattan Art International, 2000.


Beda, Gaye Elise was born on February 12, 1955 in Warren, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Alfred Carl and Eloise Dorothy (Sisley) Beda.


Bachelor, College of Wooster, 1977;postgraduate, New York School Visual Arts, 1981-1982.


Owner, Beda Originals, New York City, since 1977. Member Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York City, since 1989.


  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include University League Gallery, Princeton, New Jersey, 1990, First New York Bank for Business, New York City, 1992, LRG Enterprises, New York City, 1986, Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York City, 1989, 90, 91. Exhibited in group shows at Hilton Hotel, 1986, Phoenix Gallery, New York City, 1988, Lever House Gallery, New York City, 1990, Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1991, numerous others. Commissioned murals Mesopotamia Courthouse, Ohio, 1973, College Wooster, Ohio, 1976.

      Represented in permanent collections at Brenau College, Gainesville, Georgia, Contemporary Women Artists, Gainesville.


Member Women in Arts (executive board 1981-1995), Artists Equity (New York chapter), Artists' Fellowship Inc., Artists for a Better Image, Salmagundi Club (co-chair junior scholarship program 1990, Spring Auction Group award 1991, Alice B. Reynolds award 1992, Peter Bela Mayer award 1993, Standford White award 1993, Philip Isenberg award 1993, Joseph Levenson award 2001), Pen and Brush, Inc. (Elizabeth Finn Memorial award 2002).


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: tennis.


Alfred Carl Beda

Eloise Dorothy (Sisley) Beda