Hendrix College Visit

September 10th, 2012


I have returned from my Arkansas visit. Here I am having iced tea with Maxine Payne(Photography) and Melissa Gill(Printmaking.) I visited two classes, gave a gallery talk at my Return Trips show, and delivered an evening lecture. It was HOT there, but I enjoyed my stay. I also photographed in several cemeteries for the next book I plan to produce.

Hendrix College, Conway Arkansas: Lecture September 5

August 29th, 2012

Here are the details about my upcoming show and my visit to Hendrix College.
In addition to the public lecture, I will be meeting with several art classes.

Return Trips, Photography and Artist Books Exhibition

Sept. 01- 28, 2012, Art A Gallery, Hendrix College, 1600 Washington Ave. Conway AR 72032
Public Talk and Opening Reception with Book-signing: Wed. Sept. 5, 6-8pm, Art A

GSLIS Summer Class on Artists’ Books

July 29th, 2012

I just completed teaching a week long seminar for the library school at the University of Illinois on Artists’ Books. Here we are visiting a letterpress shop on campus to learn more about the history of printing.

Mountain Dream Tarot is unavailable.

July 23rd, 2012

My Mountain Dream Tarot deck (second edition) is no longer available. There are still some press sheets, t-shirts and a few copies of the PAM Book of MT Dream Tarot, which includes some of the cards. You can find these at the store. For now, there are no plans to reprint the deck. Thanks to everyone who has ordered one!

Printing letterpress at Urbana Farmer’s Market

June 30th, 2012

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Today the Soybean Press drew quite a crowd to our table where we were helping folks print wood type on handmade paper postcards. This was part of the Art at the Market initiative.

Three books included in 1000 Artists Books

June 20th, 2012

You can find Basso Loco, Aging Gracefully and Hair Loss in this newly released book 1000 Artists’ Books edited by Peter & Donna Thomas. Hair Loss was selected as the lead image in the accordion book category.
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80 Little Lambs

May 12th, 2012

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For over a year, I have been using a black and white cellphone ap to photograph the lamb monuments found in many graveyards. Most of these are close to one hundred years old today. I have arranged the lambs from distinct to almost dissolved as a meditation upon the effects of time and memory.
You can see all of the pages here: http://www.beanettles.com/folio/Artists_Books__2012/80_LIttle_Lambs.html

From the colophon: It was common practice in the Victorian age to mark the grave of an infant or very young child with a carved lamb. Some of these poignant markers are so worn that the names can no longer be read, but the guardians remain faithfully atop the stones.

Two new books completed: Wood Type and Time’s Traces

May 7th, 2012

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WOOD TYPE
This book contains five different alphabets shot in the woods around the USA. Each set utilizes the distinct flora of that part of the country. The photographs have been created without moving or altering the sites, which is part of the challenge of creating them.
This accordion is hard bound and encased in parchment paper wrap. 6.5(H) x 6.5(W) x .25” opening to 36.5”.
Epson prints on cotton rag paper. For more detail:http://www.beanettles.com/folio/Artists_Books__2012/Wood_Type.html

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TIME’S TRACES
These footprints were photographed with a black and white I-phone Ap in the raking morning light on the Gulf Coast beaches of Florida in the winter of 2012.This accordion is bound in uncovered grey museum board and encased in parchment paper wrap.
5.5(H) x 4.5(W) x .25” opening to 24”. Epson prints on cotton rag paper. More info:http://www.beanettles.com/folio/Artists_Books__2012/Times_Traces.html

Arthopper review of Akron Exhibition

April 16th, 2012

Thanks to Karli Hamad for this thoughtful feature about my visit to Akron.
http://arthopper.org/bea-nettles-comes-to-akron/
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Exhibition review for String of Hearts.

April 15th, 2012

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