Buyer, Creative Director, Visual Specialist
A Cincinnati native, Betsy Jones graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s D.A.A.P. program with her Bachelor’s degree in Art History. She brings over 12 years of experience in retail from the Cincinnati Art Museum, where she served as the book buyer, inventory coordinator, and online shop manager. She played a vital role in facilitating book signings with such renowned personalities as Charley Harper, Todd Oldham, and Vidal Sassoon as well as numerous curators and visiting artists. In addition, she assisted in buying new products, visual merchandising, and organizing special events. Her travels to Europe have contributed to her discerning eye and design aesthetic, while she keeps herself firmly rooted in Americana. Always willing to discover new artists and artwork to bring to &Home, Betsy also enthusiastically combs the tri-state area for that next surprising find, unique antique, or vintage piece. She currently resides in Northern Kentucky with her SAAP rescue dogs and two cats, and plays one mean air-piano, particularly when ABBA or Jerry Lee Lewis is involved.
An artist living and working in the greater Cincinnati area, Matthew earned his BFA from Miami University (of Ohio) in 1995 with concentrations in both painting and ceramics. He went on to complete his MFA with distinctions from the University of Cincinnati at the School of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning in 2004, with an emphasis in two-dimensional studies. For the past 15 years, he has taught drawing, painting, two-dimensional design, and color theory, where the emphasis is on ways of seeing and interpreting the world around us. He has also maintained an active exhibition record of his own work, featured in over 20 solo and 80 group shows. His work is in private collections across the United States.
Having been rooted in pedagogical missions and richly steeped in the commercial and non-profit gallery life, Matthew is now exploring a new branch of the aesthetic tree: the retail side of the art market. He is an avid collector of art/objects that tell a narrative or share a history. Not a hipster in any sense of the word, he occasionally dons a pair of Levi 511 slim-cut jeans while out antiquing for the next interesting find.