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Betsey Sanpere

As a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, where she earned a BFA in Painting & Design, Betsey Sanpere has used her interest in the arts throughout her working life. After attending NYU’s Graduate School of Education where she focused on Creative Arts, Betsey taught studio and commercial art to grades 1-12. Formerly a Public Information Officer and Cultural/Community Outreach Coordinator at BWI Airport, Betsey was a member of the Earth Tech/AECOM team for Nantucket Memorial Airport’s renovation and expansion. In addition, she was Deputy Project Manager at CitiArts, Inc. for the Arts/Archives Master Plan for MWAA, administrator of Washington Dulles International and Reagan National Airports.

Betsey curated the Governor of Maryland’s Art Collection and 19 exhibits at the Maryland State House; she also curated exhibits at Barnstable Airport, Nantucket Airport and BWI. As a published author in trade journals, such as Passenger Terminal World and Railway Terminal World, Betsey concentrated on public art in transport venues. Moreover, her writing was included on the Sharp Heels and APEX Media blogs as well as in a feature article in the New York Times.

Betsey created and maintains the only Facebook page that showcases arts in the airport throughout the world: www.facebook.com/artsintheairport; she tweets as @ArtsinAirports. Betsey, principal of Creative Airport Solutions, collaborates with public art specialists Jennifer Murphy of CitiArts, Inc. and Elsa Cameron of Community-Arts; Betsey also focuses on youth aviation education with the implementation of innovative programs. She may be contacted at creativearprtsol@aol.com.