“Art is a revelation of the Spirit. Painting enables me to commune with, to see, to understand, and to share a part of my world. It is to me what prayer is to the contemplative.

Its creative power shows forth God’s Love.”

                               ~ Betty J. Fazio


Betty Jean Fazio is a resident of Springfield, Massachusetts. A primarily self-taught Painter, she maintains a sense of freedom in the expression of he art; this may account for the variety of style and subject matter that makes her work difficult to characterize.

Her paintings have been said to reveal a great depth of feeling and understanding and to possess mystical, dream-like qualities.

The following pages reveal some of her artistic journey from 1968 through the present. The public has never viewed many of these paintings.



Solo Art Exhibits

1973 Showcase Cinemas, West Springfield, MA

1974 Vineyard Haven Library, Martha’s Vineyard, MA

1974 Fazio Gallery, Vineyard Haven, Martha’s Vineyard, MA

1975 Chilmark Cornerway Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA

1980 and 1983 Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI

1983 Town Gallery, East Longmeadow, MA

1985 Center Square Gallery, Springfield, MA

1985 Bay State West, Springfield, MA

1987 Northampton Cooperative Bank, Northampton, MA

1999 Cloister Gallery, Springfield, MA




Group Exhibits

1969 to 1972: Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA; George Walter Vincent Smith Museum, Spfld, MA; Gallery at the X, Spfld., MA; Springfield Art League Exhibits at Bay State West, Spfld., MA; Scott Gallery, Chilmark, MA; Falmouth Art League, Falmouth MA; Cornell Gallery, Spfld, MA; Art Haven, Spfld, MA  

1969, 1970, 1982: Longmeadow Shops Exhibits, Longmeadow, MA

1973 to 1978: Owned, operated, and exhibited at the Fazio Gallery, Vineyard Haven, MA; Several Island Art Shows, Oaks Bluffs, MA; Chilmark Fair, Chilmark, MA 

1981 to 1999: Springfield Art League, Spfld, MA; Town Gallery, East Longmeadow, MA; Leonard Gallery, Spfld, MA; Lowell Civic Center, Lowell, MA; The Ark Gallery, Spfld, MA; Amazing Grace Festival of the Arts, Ipswich, MA; Art ‘n Stuff, Ludlow, MA; and various other galleries and group exhibits including galleries in Miami Beach, Florida.




1969 Eastern States Exposition Art Show, W. S., MA --- Most Popular Painting award

1969 Longmeadow Shops Exhibit, Longmeadow, MA ------ 2nd Prize, Oils

1970 Longmeadow Shops Exhibit, Longmeadow, MA ------ 1st Prize, Oils

1973 Island Fair, Chilmark, MA (M. V. Island) ------------ 1st Prize, Oils

1974 Island Art Show, Oak Bluffs, MA ------------------- 1st Prize, Oils

1974 Island Art Show, Oak Bluffs, MA ------------------- 2nd Prize, Mixed Media

1975 Island Art Show, Oak Bluffs, MA ------------------- 1st Prize, Mixed Media

1980 West Springfield Arts Festival, W. S., MA --------- 2nd Prize, Pastels

1983 Springfield, MA Cultural Affairs  ------------------- Arts Lottery Grant

1987 Springfield Technical Community College ----------- Scholarship for the Talented