Beth Hartmann
(707) 823-4214

Artist Statement
Beth Hartmann’s sculpture reflects the feelings left after she has viewed objects in nature or people interacting. Using her own techniques and alternative reflective or translucent materials, she constructs objects and installations which work to provoke viewer reactions.

Solo Shows
2005

”Lips”   500 Howard Gallery San Francisco, CA

2001

“Marine Forms”   Mendocino Art Center

2000 
Installations,   WORKS San Jose, 
1999
Sculpture and Installation, Gallery OBOY, San Francisco, CA
Stitched Lips, Josephine County Library, Grants Pass, OR

Selected Invitational Exhibits

2007

Calabash, Forestville, CA
Grantees exhibit, Surface Design Conference, Kansas City, KS
Inja Designs, Evolving Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2006 
Fiber/DIMENSIONS, Pence Gallery  Davis, CA
Pick up Six  Atrium Sculpture Gallery 600 Townsend, San Francisco, CA
2005
City of Sebastopol Public Art, Spooner Park  (leader, team project, Sculpture Jam)
Fiber at the Bay Model, Sausalito, CA
2004
Context, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
City of Sebastopol Sculpture Jam, Spooner Park
2003
Naked, a Clothing Show 1078 Gallery, Chico
Fine Hand, Artisan’s, Mill Valley
2002
ArToys Sewanee Art Gallery, Tennessee
Refuse, Reuse, Redux, Santa Cruz Art Museum
International Quilt Week Yokohama, Japan
Plastic Fantastic  1078 Gallery, Chico, CA
2001
Reality Check, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH 
Transforming Trash, Redding Museum of Art  (catalogue)
MESH Gallery, Sebastopol
2000
Marin Technologies Lobbies, San Rafael
600 Townsend Atrium, San Francisco 
1999
InSight Gallery, San Francisco
1998
Matrix Gallery, Sacramento (4 person)
College of Marin, Six Former Students, Kentfield
1997

Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach
Chemeketa Gallery, Salem, OR  (4 person)
California Artists,  Gallery Strasse, Kyoto, Japan

1996
String Symphony, Artfibers Gallery, San Francisco
Future Vision, The Dragon Center, Yamonashi-Ken, Japan
1995
Fibrations, Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley
1994
Fiber Dimensions Exhibit, Corte Madera Town Center
1993
Baskets and Beyond, Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley
Selected Group Exhibits, Juried
2006
Tohono Chul Park, Tuscon AZ (catalogue)
Cloverdale Outdoor Sculpture (June – September)
2005
Cloverdale Outdoor Sculpture (June – September)
2004
Human Form, Sebastopol Art Center
2002
Open Sculpture, Marin Art and Garden Center, Ross
1999
Collage, Sonoma Arts Guild, Rene diRosa, Juror
1998
On and Of Paper, Koret Gallery, Palo Alto
1997
Textile Art Show, Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont
Sculpture & Sculptural Photography, Sebastopol Art Center
1996
Feminine Spirit, Wilson Street Gallery, Santa Rosa
1995
All Saints, All Souls, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael
Marin Arts Council Exhibit, Town Center, Corte Madera
1993
Crocker-Kingsley Museum Annual, Sacramento
Dakotas International, Vermillian, SD (catalogue)
Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont
1992
Artisan Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
Awards

Artist Residency, Jentel, March 2008
Surface Design Grant, 2005
Artisans Gallery, 2003, Rachel Osajima, Juror
Marin Exposition, July 1998, Second Place
Sebastopol Art Center, July 1997 Merit Award, Manuel Neri, Juror
Artisans Gallery, August 1996, Award of Excellence, Tran Turner, Juror
Crocker-Kingsley Annual,  June 1994,  Second Place, Phil Linhares, Juror
Olive Hyde Gallery Annual Textiles Show, April 1994,  First Place, Beryl Self,

           

Publications

QuARTerly, Summer, 2005
Surface Design  Spring 2005 Reviews  
Artweek  June 2001, Reviews
Fiberarts  Nov/Dec 2000, Reviews          
Surface Design  Winter 1999, Reviews
San Francisco Arts Monthly  February 1999
American Craft  August 1997,  Aquisitions
Fiberarts  Jan/Feb 1997,  New Works section
Pacific Sun   March 20 1996, ARTS
Internet re:College of Marin art program,  http://www.marin.cc.ca.us/~lelke/art/fiberscu.html
Pacific Sun  October 26 1994, ARTS
San Jose Mercury News Alameda Co. Edition 4/14/94
Oakland Tribune 4/2/94

Professional Associations, Selected

Cultural Arts Council of Sonoma County
Sculpture Association; Surface Design Association
Fiber Dimensions, S.F. Bay Area
Sebastopol Center for the Arts

Education

Undergraduate Studies and Bachelor's Degree, University of Washington, Seattle
Dimensional textile work with Carole Beadle and Sylvia Seventy
Papermaking with Amanda Degener, Bob Nugent, Shawn McFarland, Linda Ortiz, Nance O’Banion, DeYoung Museum
Other Art Courses at Sonoma State University, Mendocino Art Center, and other locations

Related Experience, Selected

Chair, “Intersections III”  San Francisco Presidio  June 2006
Artist co-ordinator 2003 – 2007 for City Community Garden/skatepark
Show Co-ordinator and Curator artists books show Sonoma Arts Council January 2005           
Invited Art Instructor Junior High and High Schools, Sonoma and Marin Counties
Guest Curator WORKS San Jose, 2000
Installation Chair of Beyond Boundaries College of Marin Art Gallery September 1999
Juror, AAUW Open Grants Pass, OR, 1998
Show Chair, Downtown Art Center  July/August 1997 exhibition,  San Rafael CA

Collections

Arlen Hunt, Kensington, CA
Susan Scott, Ventura, CA
Joey Liik, Upper Lake, CA, outdoor sculpture
Ken Martin, Santa Rosa, CA  outdoor sculpture           
Nancy and Darrell Horn, Santa Rosa, CA
Tran Turner, Oakland, CA
Hisako Eto, Osaka & Kobe, Japan
R. Stieg, DDS, San Fransisco
B. Sandidge, AIA, Sausalito