Beth Sanders

About Beth:

I have an undergraduate degree in art and graduate study in gastronomy and art. I pursued an artistic, culinary and botanical path in Boston, Genolier, Switzerland, Durham, North Carolina, Padua and Rome in Italy and Portland, Maine at museums, universities and botanical gardens. I served as a docent and artist-in-residence at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens at Duke University, on the Advisory Board, and as a Master Gardener for the Durham County Extension Service. Currently, I am a docent at the Portland Museum of Art (Class of 2010) and its Winslow Homer Studio. In Boston, I am a Gallery Instructor at the MFA (2014) and have served as Vice-Chair of the Advisory Board. I am currently a docent at the Boston Athenaeum (2021) and the Public Garden (2022). My botanical illustrations and calligraphy are found in international collections and in graphic design for publications. My husband, Stephen and I have two married sons and four grandchildren.

My Connection to the NDSC:

I was a presenter (MFA, Boston) and part of the Showcase of Ideas (Portland Museum of Art) in Montreal 2017. In Washington, D.C. I presented another Showcase based on an initiative from the MFA, Boston.


Additional Info

  • Docent Since: 2010 PMA, 2014,MFA
  • Elected: 2022
  • Museum Name: Portland Museum of Art
  • Museum Photo: Museum Photo
  • Museum Name: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Museum Photo: Museum Photo

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