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Website Launch

 

Mr. B. launched his new website.  New design and added information and features.  Now you can purchase Mr. B.'s folk art online.  Please let us know what you think of this new site.

 

Download a copy of Mr. B.'s
Song Of The Hillsborough Publication

     
   

 

ThankYou

 

Personal Note

 

Mr. B. here . . . I want to thank you for visiting my website.  And for those of you who have purchased my art, visited a workshop or visited one of the art shows I attend, thank you too.  Without your support I would still do what I do . . . I just would not enjoy it as much.  May God continue to bless and protect you.

 

 Mr. B. 

   

 

FromTheHeart

 

Memorial To Linda

 

On January 3, 2001, Mr. B lost his first wife of 42 years, Linda.  She was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in December of 1996, and had fought bravely and gracefully against this tragic illness.

 

Please visit her memorial site at www.LindaBeverland.com.

   

 

Welcome To Mr. B's Website - We Are Very Glad You Stopped By For A Visit.

 

In The Studio
You are visiting the website of Jack Beverland (Mr. B) folk artist's website.  Mr. B is a self-taught southern folk artist who has found peace of mind in his unique and special kind of one of a kind art.  Born into a poor family in 1939, his mother moved him and his older brother to Florida after his father died.  Their existence was meager but the experience gave him a strong drive for success.  Later in life Mr. B learned there was no such thing as "corporate loyalty" after being forced into retirement, leaving Mr. B. lost and angry.  Mr. B. conquered the angry beast within through southern folk art.  Mr. B.  portrays the simple life - the life that most of us want to live - the days of our childhood - the dreams we once had and most importantly, the way we would all like it to be.



Mr. B's Family Photo Album


Art is were the heart is.  And everyone's heart begins at home.  Big city or small town, home is home.  Good memories and bad, they makeup what we all become.  Choose to do good, for the good of all.  View some simple snap shots of Mr. B. and his family.


Open Mr. B.'s Family SnapSHOTS!




Mr. B.'s Book


His life was not as easy as most.  From humble beginnings to today.
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Mr. B - Lasting Memories


Mr. B.'s Latest News


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Awards And Credits of Mr. "B"

 

Books & Magazines Mr. B. Has Been Featured In

  • Marquis Who's Who in American Art: 1999-2009
  • Marquis Who's Who in America: 2003-2009
  • Marquis Who's Who in the World: 2008-2009
  • VSA Arts 25 Year Anniversary Book:
  • Extraordinary Interpretations by Gary Monroe:
  • The St. Johns River by Gary Monroe and Mallory O'Connor: 2008
  • Just Above the Water by Kristin Congdon and Tina Bucuvalas:
  • Art For America: Cover Paining on the Invitation Card
  • Vero Beach Book Festival, 2007: Cover Painting
  • University Of South Florida, VSA Arts: Cover Painting

Newspapers Coverage Of Mr. B.

  • St. Petersburg Times:  St. Petersburg, FL
  • Tampa Tribune:  Tampa, FL
  • Lakeland Ledger: Lakeland, FL
  • New York Times: New York, NY
  • St. Augustine Times: St. Augustine, FL
  • Sarasota Times: Sarasota, FL

Museums Were Mr. B.'s Art Has Appeared And On Permanent Display

  • Thomas Center Galleries: Gainesville, FL - One Man Show, 2003
  • Thomas Center Galleries: Gainesville, FL - 2009
  • Montgomery Museum of Fine Art:  Montgomery, AL - 2003
  • Vero Beach Center for the Arts:  Vero Beach, FL 1995 - Permanent Display
  • Vero Beach Center for the Arts:  One Man Show, 1995
  • African American Museum:  Dallas, TX 1996-1998
  • Museum of Health and Medicine:  1997
  • St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Art:  St. Petersburg, FL 2007 - Permanent Display
  • Tampa Museum of Fine Art:  Tampa, FL 1998-2001, 2007-2009
  • West Tampa Center for the Arts:  2007
  • Cotton Club Museum:  Gainesville, FL 2007-2008 - Permanent Collection
  • Cummer Museum:  Jacksonville, FL 2003-2005
  • Folk Art Society of America:  1998-2004
  • Tampa International Airport:  2005-2006
  • Polk Museum:  Lakeland, FL - Permanent Display
  • University of Michigan's Slussen Gallery:  2008
  • Mennello Museum:  Orlando, FL 1999-2009
  • Marietta Museum of Art:  Sarasota, FL

Credits and Awards

  • Best of Show - Princeton Medical Center, 2004 - 2006
  • Best of Category - Princeton Medical Center, 2002 - 2007
  • Best of Show - Riverview Folk Fest, Riverview, FL, 2005
  • Jan Platt Library, Tampa, FL - On Permanent Display
  • Jimmie B. Keel Library, Tampa, FL - On Permanent Display
  • University Health Systems Calendar, Eastern Carolina, 2004
  • Best of Show, Riverside Festival, Columbus, GA, 2004
  • City of Tampa, FL, 2008
  • City of Largo, FL, 2008
  • Best in Show, Cotton Club Museum, Gainesville, FL 2007
  • Freedom Park, Tampa, FL, 2007-2009
  • Bellamy Road Gallery, Melrose, FL, 2008

VSA Arts International

  • Oration for Mental Health and Art, Museum of Health and Medicine,
    Washington, D.C. 1997, "How Art Helps With Depression"
  • VSA Arts 25 Years Anniversary Book
  • VSA Art Embassy of Russia, Washington, D.C., 2000
  • VSA Conference, Miami, FL, 2003
  • VSA Conference, Washington, D.C., 2001
  • VSA Conference International Workshop, Washington, D.C., 2004
  • VSA Conference, Atlanta, GA, 2001
  • VSA Arts Show, Tampa, FL 1997-2008
  • VSA Arts Hand & Hand, Tampa, FL 2008-2009

Mr. B.'s Projects

  • Turtle Trax, Vero Beach, FL 2006
  • Save the Manatees, Oldsmar, FL 2006
  • Make a Wish Foundation, Chairs for Charity, 2005
  • Tampa Mayor's Beautification Program, 2002-2009
  • Hillsborough County Center Building, 1998-2009
  • Heart Foundation, Gainesville, FL 2007-2009
  • Great Frame Up, Wesley Chapel, FL 2009
  • Art In The Park, Wesley Chapel, FL 2008-2009

Mr. B.'s Workshops

  • Kentuck Festival, Northport, AL
  • VSA Arts, Washington, D.C.
  • Oldsmar City Hall
  • McKee Botanical Gardens, Vero Beach, FL
  • Kid City, Tampa, FL
  • Jimmie B. Keel Library, Tampa, FL
  • Aston Gardens, Tampa, FL
  • Thomas Center Galleries, Gainesville, FL
  • Creative Clay, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Museum of Fine Art, Tampa, FL
  • Polk Museum, Lakeland, FL
  • Florida Center for Creative Aging, Tampa, FL
  • Hernando County, Teachers Conference
  • Youth Corrections Facility, Dade City, FL
  • Sunshine Youth Center, Hillsborough County, FL
  • Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL

Collectors of Mr. B.'s Art

  • Tom and Donna Bromfield, Secretary of the Folk Art Society of America
  • Ann Oppenheim, President of the Folk Art Society of America
  • Marian Winters, Director of VSA Arts, Tampa, FL
  • President of the United States, Bill Clinton
  • Governor of Florida, Jeb Bush
  • Florida's Secretary of State, Glenda Hood
  • Erin Friedberg, Art Director for Thomas Center Galleries, Gainesville, FL
  • Kristin Congdon, Professor of Art, University Center of Florida,
    Coauthor of "Just Above the Water, Florida Folk Art"
  • Gary Monroe, Author of "Extraordinary Interpretations, Florida's Self-taught Artists
  • Dr. Kear & Dr. Cardona, Ruxton, MD
  • Bob Hart, University of Georgia
  • Mr. Creed, International Rehabilitations Director, Chicago, IL
  • Charlotte Terry & Carol Webb, Vero Beach, FL