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.

Interview on WILL Radio: Stonecipher

November 10th, 2011

Here is the interview and reading featuring Stonecipher: A Book of Seasons.

If you wish to buy a copy, go to my store where you can purchase one for $25 plus shipping using Paypal.
Scroll down the page a bit past the Tarot Cards and you will find it.


Portland Art Museum shows “Dock” from Return Trips

November 1st, 2011

The current photography show at the Portland Art Museum is Through the Looking Glass. You can see my image Dock from Return Trips.


Stonecipher: A Book of Seasons. The boxed version is complete.

October 25th, 2011

Stonecipher is now available in a larger deluxe version: a boxed set with each season bound in a separate book. The books can be hung on the wall for display purposes. These poems created with the last names on gravestones that are nouns, verbs and adjectives photographed within thirty minutes of my home.
Text of the poems about the seasons:
May Day
Ruby flowers ring lavender stone maze
Shepherd shields furry newcomer lamb
Parsley sowers weed brush borders
Barrow wheeler, clay hacker, sprinkle strong peat
Small rains force flora mantle fuller
Joy jumper, brookbank skipper, wade claybrooks flood
Swift finch, haven weaver, wing Merrifield miles
Blue herron, white crane, silver starbird hatch
Salmon fisher bear battles brooks broad current
Keen dew waters elder berry bowers
Craig lister, funk rock singer, coil frisbie
Childs cloud castle mounts
Trees bloom vermillion
Winters victor, jolly jester, early merry may.

Summers Call
Cherry carrier, peach creamer, spears dill pickle
Young ponder truelove, youngblood love
Shell finder boys cover leasure beach
Arms, chin, face burns tanner
Mayberry meadows frame lacy cotton smock
Ball catcher fellows munch franks ham burger
Greenman, roseman, wiseman weed
Appleman, pearman, plowman seed
Henry, Harry, Ryan speed
Dust coats bullock roper, camp bush rider
Fleetwood groves shade penny lane
Plush moss banks rivers way
Swan waltz combs june pool
Southern grove wells nightingale call
Bent blue English oaks sink low
Hardy farmer burrows summers sweet fields
Rising green wheat.

Falls Nicewander
Summers vineyard withers
Hedges curl
Green trees redden
Hill burns sharp golden sparks
Harsh nettles madden pepper black bull
Weary workman downs stout beers
Belting rains power welling creek
Chestnut woods trimble
Wise householder stocks winters heater wood
Crabtree leathers
Brash beavers carpenter westbrook woods
Heath fox burrows brown mink warrens
House sparrow fears keener barnfield hawk
Marsh mallow feaster mounts straw bales
Trick treat comer goers sample candy hoard
Noble ash shields Saint Mathews church
Rough gust teeters gray parrish gates
Pilgrim peoples want grandberry jelly
Moody light falls
Brownfield turner seals woody seed ransom.

Winters Force
Winters sharp beard tufts rough white borders
Bent birch branch falls northway
Silver buckler hooks ice spear hilt
Violet bridges grace black cobble stonestreet
Ford driver fears rear fender bender
Heater bills rising
Fairchild shivers, buckles tweedy vest
Woolen weeks foster bacon fryer, pancake eater
Sellers ponder day, downing good strong teas
Trees snap power during bower sleeter storm
Sterling frost sheets temple bell
Ambler wills winters knell
Flowers dearth powers sowers hope
Wolf spoor marks weasel trail
Partridge hunter, woodcock catcher crouch underwood
Crews cross winters dull north bays
Glass moon beam wells west
Long yen yang whiteside wait.

This boxed set was created in an edition of 3. There is also one Artist’s Proof copy.
$1000 for an editioned copy, $900 for the proof. Contact bea@beanettles.com for further information.
Epson prints on cotton paper. Books and books are cloth covered.

Atlanta Visit: Savannah College of Art Lecture

October 1st, 2011

This week I met with two classes, made several studio visits, and gave a lecture to an overflow audience (a really awesome and appreciative crowd) at Savannah College of Art’s location in Atlanta, Georgia. I also had time to visit the beautiful Botanical Garden and see the inspiring architecture and select collection at the High Museum.
Emory University purchased several books to add to the collection they have begun of my artists’ books. You can now find Mind and Memory, The Oxbow ABC, A Woodland ABC, Stonecipher, The Observer. They already owned The Passage of the Ruby Ring and Southern Roots.

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