Short Bio

Betty Carroll Fuller received a BA from the University of Maryland, School of Art and Architecture, College Park, MD in 1971. She studied with Joan Snyder in a master painting class in Truro, MA., August 2007. From 2003-2019, she was a professor in the Arts and Communications Department at Cape Cod Community College teaching Painting, Drawing and Visual Fundamentals and is the former Director and Curator of the Higgins Art Gallery at Cape Cod Community College. 

Her curatorial work includes Paper Works, at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (curator/juror) 2010 and the Higgins Art Gallery exhibits: POV: Women Creating 2008, re:CONFIGURED2009, HERE[NOW] 2010, Paper/Process 2010 WOOD 2011, Sometimes Cloudy, Sometimes Clear: Contemporary Landscapes 2011, Paint! 2012, Making Marks, Marking Time:  Contemporary Drawing, 2012.

In addition, invited to curate an exhibit by the Cape Cod Museum of Art and assisted by co curator and artist Susan Carr, Lost Cat: Art in the Age of Social Media showcased 54 artists from New York, Boston, and Cape Cod, 2015.   

She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the Northeast, including the Cahoon
Museum of American Art, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and the Cape Cod Museum of Art. Her work is in private and corporate collections.


1971 BA Art Education University of Maryland, College Park, MD

1974 Post Graduate Studies in Media and Resources University of Maryland, College Park, MD

1975 Graduate Studies in Curriculum Development Bowie State College, Bowie, MD

1985 Extension Studies in Demotic Greek Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

2007 Castle Hill master painting class with Joan Snyder

Selected Exhibitions

2019  Crossing The Bridge Highfield Hall Falmouth MA a four person exhibit featuring Betty Carroll Fuller, Jan Lhormer, Robert Henry, Michael McMahon Curated by Jan Lhormer

          Group Exhibit  Invitational exhibit featuring contemporary Chinese artists and regional       artists, curated by Dian Tong and Bao Lede Tao Water Gallery West Barnstable MA

2018  A Moment:  Shirley Mossman Nisbet/Betty Carroll Fuller Cotuit Center for the Arts Cotuit MA

2015  Going Big NYC, Invitational exhibition of small work curated by Susan Carr and Susan Shutan

          Lost Cat: Art in the Age of Social Media Invitational group exhibit Cape Cod Museum of Art, West Dennis MA curated by Betty Carroll Fuller and Susan Carr

2014  Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit MA  Reluctant Landscapes, Betty Carroll Fuller, Jan Lhormer, Susan Lyman 

South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA Organic Matters Bailey Bob Bailey, Mike Carroll, Breon Dunigan, Betty Carroll Fuller, Jan Lhormer, Carol O'Dell, Francie Randolph, Bert Yarborough.  Curated by Jan Lhormer

2013 Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown MA, Mid Career:  Didier Corallo and Betty Carroll Fuller curated by the artist Bailey Bob Bailey.

Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis MA, Priceless:  Works That Artists Wouldn't Sell group invitational

2012 Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown MA Drawing Invitational curated by Breon Dunigan and Joe Fiorello

2011 Cape Cod Museum of Art, Naturally Inspired, curated by Jan Lhormer

Tao Water Gallery, West Barnstable MA Cape Now invitational group exhibit

Farm Gallery and Project Space, Wellfleet MA, Uncertain Narratives  solo exhibition

2010 Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Paper Works  

Cahoon Museum of American Art Invitational Show to benefit Alzheimer’s Services of Cape Cod, “Memories”

2009 aRTSTRAND, Provincetown MA. "paperJAM" works on paper

Cotuit Center for the Arts, Nature’s Canvas, Barnstable Land Trust

Highfield Hall, Falmouth MA, “Natural Abstraction” invitational curated by Jan Lhormer

Higgins Art Gallery, Cape Cod Community College,”The Shape of Content” Faculty Exhibition

2008  Higgins Art Gallery, Cape Cod Community College, “Point of View”,
curator and participating artist. Lecturer on women creating

Gallery333, Fall invitational exhibition

2007 Cahoon Museum of American Art Invitational Show Abstract Art 4 by 10,
guest lecturer on abstraction in art.

2006 Cahoon Museum of American Art Invitational Show, “Literacy, The Use of Language in Visual Art”

Higgins Art Gallery Cape Cod Community College Faculty Exhibit, Cape Cod Community College

2005 Cahoon Museum of American Art Winter Invitational, Cotuit, MA

Cape Gallery Framer Group Show, Falmouth, MA

Cahoon Museum of American Art “Striking The Right Note”. Invitational exhibition in conjunction with the Cape Cod Symphony’s performance of “Pictures at an Exhibition”. Exhibit included music themed works
from numerous American artists including Romare Beardon, Milton Avery and Robert Motherwell. Guest lecture on Art and Jazz at the museum.

2004 Higgins Art Gallery, Art Educators, Cape Cod Community College, West
Barnstable, MA

Tao Water Gallery, Group Exhibition, West Barnstable, MA

Cahoon Museum , “Great Brush Off” Invitational, Cotuit, MA

2003 Higgins Art gallery, “The Heart of The Matter”, Artist in Residence Solo Exhibition, Cape Cod Community College, West Barnstable, MA

2002 Cahoon Museum, “9-11” Invitational, Cotuit, MA (benefit the Red

1999 The Open Door Gallery, “Nature and Temptation”, Featured Artist, West Falmouth, MA

The Open Door Gallery, “Heart and Soul”, Featured Artist and Curator,West Falmouth, (VNA benefit for cancer screening)

Higgins Art Gallery, “A Spectrum of Mediums,Women Creating”, Group Invitational Cape Cod Community College, West Barnstable, MA

1998 The Open Door Gallery, “Daydreams and Gardens”, West Falmouth, MA

Marion Crane Gallery, “Beyond Image”, Invitational Exhibit of Abstract Art, Orleans, MA

Cahoon Museum, “Woman Creating”, Invitational Show, Cotuit, MA

1997 Cape Gallery Framer, “Three Perspectives”, Three-person invitational Studio Furniture Show, Falmouth, MA

Fine Furnishings Providence, National juried exhibition of furniture and fine art, Providence, RI

Doreen Grace Brain Center, “Show of Shows”, Invitational show of 48 of the most distinguished artists on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket

1996 Open Studios, Highfield Hall Benefit , Falmouth, MA

Cape Gallery Framer, “Two Views”, two-person exhibit, Falmouth MA

1995 Cataumet Arts Center, “Betty Carroll Fuller and Bud Cary”, Cataumet, MA

1993 James Wolf Gallery, Group Exhibition, Cotuit, MA

Gray Seal Gallery, “Artists and Writers Invitational”, West Falmouth, MA

1992 Cape Museum of Fine Arts, “Current Issues”, Invitational Show, Dennis, MA

1990-95 Market Barn Gallery Invitational, Annual Abstract Show, Falmouth, MA

Cape Museum of Fine Arts, “Art in the Garden” Invitational show and wet art 

Cape Museum of Fine Arts, “Woman as Artist”, A celebration of Cape Cod women artists

Gay Head Gallery, Featured artist and group exhibitions, Martha’s Vineyard, MA

1989 Cape Cod Conservatory of Art, Abstract Invitational, West Barnstable, MA

1987 Cape Cod Conservatory of Art, Solo show, West Barnstable, MA

1986 Harvard University, Young artists program exhibition at Boylston Hall, Cambridge, MA

1985 Hotel Meridien, Salon des Artistes, One-woman show, Boston, MA