Beth is a contemporary visual artist whose 55-year career includes more than 70 one-person museum and gallery exhibitions nationally and internationally, three books, five catalogs, numerous critically acclaimed reviews and four traveling museum exhibitions.
Her significance to Arizona is defined by her introduction of Action Painting to the state where paint is spontaneously applied to canvas rather than being carefully applied, and continuation of the feminist legacy of the early art community in Arizona before WWII, which was almost entirely composed of women.
She received the Arizona Governor's Individual Artist Award in 2001 and was the subject of a Phoenix Art Museum retrospective and major monograph in 2002. The Veteran Feminists of America honored Beth in 2003 for her contribution to the arts nationally.
Beth’s achievements are documented in numerous articles (ArtNews, Newsweek, Art in America and ArtForum) and videos. Her work is in the public collections of National Museum of American Art (Smithsonian Institution), Jewish Museum, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Brooklyn Museum, New York; Phoenix Art Museum, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, and many corporate and private collections.
Swartz is represented by ACA Galleries in New York.