Beth Ann Edwards graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Drake University in 1999, with studio emphases in graphic design, drawing, and painting. She continues to work as a designer, writer, and project manager, and she maintains a painting and fine art studio.
Since her graduation, she has curated and participated in liturgical and secular art exhibits for adults and youth. In addition, she has taught visual arts at summer arts camps and as part of youth curriculum in churches. She was invited by the Des Moines Women’s Club to judge the summer Art-A-Fair exhibit (2008) and student art portfolios for their Scholarship Program (1999 to present). Her work has been exhibited at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Heartland Presbyterian Church, Plymouth Congregational Church, Drake University, Fitch Galleries, East Village Art Consortium, Iowa State Fair, and with Jane 360 (a consortium of women artists). Beth Ann has consulted with churches on visual enhancement of worship space.
The work exhibited in Weertz Hall provides a retrospective of liturgical paintings from the past 14 years, all of which were created as an expression of faith to enhance corporate worship.