Articles and Awards
Grants and Awards
Betsy has achieved over 30 awards of excellence and merit, fellowships and grants including:
Selected Books and Articles
Keepers of the Waters and Betsy Damon
“The Human Dimensions of Ecological Restoration”, 2012, with Editors Dave Egan and Jesse Abrams, Ecoartist Authors Lillian Ball and Betsy Damon
“Sacred Land: Intuitive Gardening for Personal, Political and Environmental Change”, 2007, by Clea Danaan
“In the Making: Creative Options for Contemporary Art”, 2003, by Linda Weintraub
“Radical Landscapes: Reinvention Outdoor Space” 2001, by Jane Amidon
Earth Light, Fall 2001, Issue 43, “The Living Water Garden of Chengdu, China” by Betsy Damon
Whole Earth Catalogue, March 2000, The Living Water Garden – Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Sculpture, March 2000, Vol. 19 No. 2, A publication of the International Sculpture Center, Article by Terri Cohn, “Betsy Damon: Living Water Garden”
Places, January 2000, Environmental Design & Research Association Awards
YES, Winter Issue, 2000, “China’s Living Water Garden” by Anne Mavor
Waterfront World Spotlight, Winter 1999, Vol. 17, No. 1, “Living Water Garden, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China”
Expanding Circles, 1996, “Art and Community” by Betty Brown
“Sculpting with the Environment”, 1995, edited by Baile Oakes
“Art on the Edge and Over: Searching for Art’s Meaning in Contemporary Society”, 1995, by Linda Weintraub
“Mapping the Terrain”, 1994, Suzanne Lacy, New Bay Press
Anoka County Union, October, 1992, "Fall Water Festival"
Anoka County Union, August, 1992, "Keepers of the Waters Project"
“Coming into Our Fullness: Women in their 40's”, 1991, Cathleen Rountree, Crossing Press
San Antonio News, June 1991
“Heroine’s Journey”, 1990, Maureen Murdock, Shambala
The Public Art Review, Summer 1990, “Conversations with the Earth: Profiles of Lee Deffebach, Betsy Damon, and Dominique Mazeaud” by Margret Carde
“Revered Earth”, 1990, Center for Contemporary Arts of Santa Fe, NM
“A Natural Order”, 1990, Hudson River Museum, NY
"The Once and Future Goddess: A Symbol for Our Time” 1989, by Elinor Gadon, Harper & Rowe
Arts June 1987, A Memory of Clean Water, Elinor Gadon
The New Art Examiner, May 1986, "In Homage to Ana Mendieta"
Daily Sentinel, November 6, 1985, "Paper River"
The New York Times, March 1984, Review by Grace Glueck
Art Forum, March 1983, Review of Extended Sensibilities
The New York Times, October 1982, Review of Extended Sensibilities
Art in America, November 1981, "Gardens, Metaphors for Personal and Public Art", Lucy Lippard
Arts, October 1980, "First International Festival for Women in the Arts," Elinor Tufts
High Performance, "Summer 1980, The Battle of New Orleans," Suzanne Lacy
LIVE, 1980, Performance Art #3, Lenora Champagne
Selected awards and articles. Click an image to view.