Living Legends of Alexandria is an ongoing 501(c)(3) photo-documentary project to identify, honor and chronicle the people making current history in Alexandria. The project was conceived in 2006 to create an enduring artistic record of the people whose vision and dedication make a positive, tangible difference to the quality of life in Alexandria.
Recently, Betsy Anderson, a resident artist of studio 223 in the Torpedo Factory Art Center since 1980, was selected as a nominee for the Legends of 2015.
Betsy is an advocate for Alexandria Visual Arts and has contributed to the development, mentorship, and success of many others by serving on numerous boards, committees and community groups. She has helped nurture and broaden the aim of supporting, educating and elevating Alexandria’s flourishing status as a vibrant visual arts community.
Anderson was Assistant Executive Director of the Art League 8 years, has served on the Board of Directors of the Torpedo Factory Art Association for 15 years and has been the President of the Art League Board of Directors for 9 years. In 2002, Anderson was nominated for the Alexandria Woman of the Year in Cultural Affairs. She was a commissioner on the Alexandria Commission for the Arts for 6 years, serving as the Vice Chairman the last two years. Anderson’s work is represented in private and corporate collections in the United States, Europe and South America.
Find out more about Betsy Anderson and her work by visiting her website or watching this short video in which she discusses her thoughts regarding a collaborative project with The United States Army Ceremonial Band.