B’Beth Weldon, a well-known Fairhope, Ala., artist, was chosen to become a member of the United States Sports Academy’s Art Committee.
“It is a great honor to be asked to join the United States Sports Academy’s Art Committee,” Weldon said. “It is my hope to draw on my past and present experiences and to be a compliment to the committee and the Academy’s American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA). It is always a pleasure to be involved with art and artists, and I truly look forward to joining the committee.”
Weldon grew up painting and drawing with her mother, Margaret Weldon, a celebrated artist. She spent most of her summers in Point Clear and Fairhope, Ala., where when she was not riding horses or sailing, Weldon studied art from other well-known artists along the Gulf Coast.
Educated in Washington, D.C., Weldon studied at Mount Vernon College and Georgetown University, earning degrees in Business Administration and in Arts and Humanities, respectively. While in Washington D.C., she worked for the Smithsonian Institute and Capital Children’s Museum.
Weldon currently works as a full-time artist in her studio in Fairhope. In addition to teaching art classes to children and adults, Weldon enjoys holding her “Gifted Masterpieces” workshops. Her paintings are held in private and corporate collections both nationally and internationally.
Weldon was selected by Point Clear Charities, Inc. to be the “2011 Official Artist for Polo at the Point.” She was also selected to be the Providence Hospital Foundation’s “Official Artist for the 2013 Festival of Flowers.”
“As an artist, and drawing on my background and involvement in the community, I see the need to continue to promote the arts,” Weldon said. “The thought of those whose lives have been changed and enhanced not only by the United States Sports Academy but also the American Sport Art Museum and Archives excites me. The opportunity to continue to touch others through the arts is amazing. It is my intent to continue with the mission and traditions set forth.”
ASAMA, a division of the United States Sports Academy, is dedicated to the preservation of sports art, history, and literature. The ASAMA collection is composed of nearly 1,700 works of sport art across a variety of media, including paintings, sculptures, assemblages, prints and photographs. It is arguably the largest sport art collection in the world. The museum is open free to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at One Academy Drive in Daphne, Ala. For more information about the Academy’s sport art museum, please visit www.asama.org.