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Beth Secor

Beth Secor

Beth Secor

Lecturer in ArtArts and Communication


Ms. Secor has a B.F.A. in Printmaking and an M.F.A. in Painting from the University of Houston. She has taught at UHD since 2004, where she was awarded a lecturer's position in 2014. She previously taught art at Houston Community College, Maryland Institute College of Art, and Villa Julie College. She was also the Director of Student Education and Outreach at The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, and at the American Visionary Art Museum, and has over 30 years nonprofit arts administration experience. Ms. Secor has been exhibiting her artwork since 1979 and has exhibited in well over 100 exhibits throughout the United States, Mexico, England, and Russia. Her work is carried by Inman Gallery.

Degrees Earned

Master's degree: Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Painting (University of Houston, 1989)

Courses Taught

  • 2306 and 2307 Watercolor
  • 1310 Intro to Visual Arts
  • 1305 Freshman Seminar in the Arts

Experience Qualifications

Beth Secor is a Lecturer of Art who teaches Intro to Visual Arts and Watercolor at UHD. She has a BFA in Printmaking and an MFA in Painting from University of Houston. Her graduate coursework includes 51 studio art credit hours and 18 credit hours of art theory (seminar) and history. Since 1998 Ms. Secor has taught studio art and lecture courses at schools that include Montgomery County Community College; Houston Community College Central; Villa Julie College, Stephenson, Maryland; Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, and UHD. She worked for 30 years as a nonprofit arts grant writer and educator, where she taught art to at-risk groups of seniors, teens, and children. Since 1978, she has shown her art work in over 100 group and 14 solo exhibits, and has curated an additional 12. Secor's awards include a Dr. Anthony Chee Teaching Excellence Award from HCCC, an NEA Interarts Grant, A Mid America Arts Alliance Regional NEA grant, a londonprintstudio artist residency, and a Houston Arts Alliance Established Artist Fellowship, among others.

More Information

Ms. Secor's artwork includes paintings in gouache, watercolor and acrylic; ink drawings, textile and embroidered works, and installations.


2015 Featured Artist, Inman Gallery, Texas Art Fair

2013 The Importance of Material, Project Space, Lawndale Art Center

2013 Trees, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

2009 Riffing on Langer's Lines, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

2006 Atavistically Speaking, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

2005 Retratros, Museo De Cuidad de Queretaro, Mexico

2000 New Paintings, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

1998 First Person Plural, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

1996 Hindsight to 40, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX Beth Secor, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX Dispersions, O'Kane Gallery, University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, TX

1995 Carrying Rocks In The Palms Of My Hands, Jung Center, Houston, TX This Is The Sound Of My Heart, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

1993 Preponderance of The Small, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX


2015 28th Annual National Works on Paper, McNeese Visual Arts, McNeese University, Lake Charles, LA

Wet: Fresh Impressions, Williams Tower, Houston, TX

Point to Point, Gallery Homeland, Houston, TX

2014 The Artist Eye, The Museum of Printing History, Houston, TX

Gulf Coast, Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, TX

2013 Featured Artist, Inman Gallery, Texas Contemporary Art Fair

2012 Artist Round 36, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX

2011 Material Evidence, Neidorf Gallery, Trinity University, San Antonio. TX Faculty Exhibit, Houston Community College Central

2010 do I know you?, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

2009 Collected Works, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX Landfall, Museum of the Docklands, London HCC Faculty Exhibit, University of Houston, Clearlake

2008 Probably, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

2007 London, Sugar and Slavery, Museum of the Docklands, London, England Suddenly One Summer, Group Exhibition With Mark Cervinka and Mick Jones, 125 Gallery, Houston Arts Alliance, Houston, TX

2006 Baroque Visions and Urban Veritas, 7 Houston Painters Blue Star Contemporary Gallery, San Antonio, Tx.

New Works Fellowship for Established Artists Exhibition. Beth Secor, Daryl Lausiter, Angela Fraleigh, 125 Gallery, Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County, Houston, TX.

2005 25th Anniversary Show, Lawndale Art and Performance, Houston, Texas Municipal Arts Commission Exhibit, City Hall, Houston, TX About Face, Transco Tower, Houston, TX

2001 Untouchables, maxwell freeman contemporary pictures, Houston, TX Beth Secor and Rachel Ranta, Divino, Houston, TX Wild Flower, School 33, part of citywide exhibit Artscape 2001, curated by Gary Katchadorian

2000 People: Portraits by Texas Artists, City Gallery at Wells Fargo Plaza, Houston, TX

The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX, juror: Sara Kellner, DiverseWorks, Houston, TX

Urban Girls, El Museo Francisco Ollery Diego Rivera, Buffalo, NY

2009 84th Edition, New American Painting

2008 Dr. Anthony Chee Award for Teaching Excellence, Houston Community College Bedichek/Ortman Travel Grant, Houston Community College

2007 Artist residency at The London Print Studio - Tradewinds exhibition commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the Trade of Slaves (1807-2007) in Britain

2006 New Works Fellowship for Established Artists Creative Award, Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County

2000 Keep Houston Beautiful mural grant, The Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County

1998 Keep Houston Beautiful mural grant, Civic Art & Design/The Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County

1997 Creative Artist Grants Award, Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County

1996 Project Grant with Harbach-Ripley Facility, CACH-H, Houston, TX

1995 Project Grant with Harbach-Ripley Facility, CACH-H, Houston, TX

1994 Neighborhood Pilot Project Grant with Harbach-Ripley Facility, A Neighborhood Center, CACH-H

Mid America Arts Alliance Regional NEA Grant

1993 Artist Project Grant, sponsored by CACH, Texas Commission on The Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts

1991 Second Prize -The Big Show, Glassell School of Art, Houston, TX, juror

1988-89 Texas Educational Grant

1986-89 Friends of the Arts Scholarship, University of Houston, TX

1986 National Endowment for the Arts Interarts Grant

1984-86 Artist-In-Residence, DiverseWorks, Houston