Florida State University and University of Central Florida libraries acquire Stonecipher.

February 1st, 2012

I am very pleased that two Florida university libraries have purchased my latest book for their collections. One copy remains in the edition. Stonecipher is a boxed set with each season bound in a separate book which can be hung on the wall for display purposes. These poems were created with the last names on gravestones that are nouns, verbs and adjectives photographed within thirty minutes of my home.

Public lecture Feb 7 at Ringling School of Art

January 26th, 2012

Those of you in range of Sarastota are welcome to attend a public lecture I will be giving in the Cooley Photography Center (building #9) in the first floor studio. The time will be from 11:15 to 12:30. February 7th.

“Sight Specific: LACPS and the Politics of Community.”

January 26th, 2012

Several of my prints from Close to Home are showing now in Los Angeles at the The USC Fisher Museum of Art
and the USC Roski School of Fine Arts
“Sight Specific: LACPS and the Politics of Community”

A Pacific Standard Time exhibtion.
Details at their website:http://fisher.usc.edu/exhibitions/sight_specific_lacps_and_the_politics_of_community.html

Workshop and lecture at the Jaffe Center in Boca Raton.

January 19th, 2012

On Thursday February 9th at 4:30, I will deliver a lecture “Memory Theatres: The Books of Bea Nettles” at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University. There will also be a workshop the following Saturday where participants will make pocket accordions with hardbound covers using upcycled materials. More information can be found at their website:

Upcoming Lecture at SCAD, Savannah

January 17th, 2012

This Thursday night at 7, I will be giving a lecture and book signing at SCAD’s art museum auditorium. I hope some of you in the area can stop by!

July Book class at Penland School.

January 3rd, 2012

I will be teaching a book arts class this July at Penland. They have just posted their schedule and course descriptions.

New edition.. The Skirted Garden: 40 years of Images by Bea Nettles

December 30th, 2011

There is now a forty year survey of my work available from LULU.com. They even have a coupon (ONEMORETHING) that will save you some money when you checkout. It sells for $25, is 72 pages long, full color with illustrations of work from 1969-2011.
You can view a complete preview, but you need to be patient…it takes awhile to load.
“This book gives an overview of the photographic work and books of Bea Nettles. She describes the influences both personal and professional that have helped shape her ideas and motivate her for the past forty years.”

Two package deals on books: Visit the store

December 27th, 2011

$65: Collection of nine offset books

Here is an excellent opportunity to acquire a wide selection of Nettles’ books: Flamingo in the Dark, Complexities, Seasonal Turns, Life’s Lessons, The Skirted Garden, 28 Days, Grace’s Daughter, Turning 50 and Knights of Assisi. This set is valued at $123 if bought individually. This offer includes free shipping in the lower 48 States.

$36 plus $4 shipping: Collection of six offset books

Here is an excellent opportunity to acquire a selection of Nettles’ books that focus on many of the issues faced by women. Included are Life’s Lessons, The Skirted Garden, Complexities, 28 Days, Grace’s Daughter, and Turning 50. This is valued at $68 if bought individually.

To order: visit the storehttp://www.beanettles.com/store/?page_id=348

New Facebook PAGE.

December 26th, 2011

Philadelphia Museum of Art: permanent home for “Sister in the Parrot Garden”

November 11th, 2011

In 1970 I was one of the first photographers to work with photographic emulsions on fabric. This large piece “Sister in the Parrot Garden” has just been placed in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It is an important and unique example of the sort of work I was making as a very young artist and I am delighted that it will be preserved for future study. I lived and taught in Philly from 1972-4.

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