Eastman Museum web site goes live

August 18th, 2019

The website that describes my January retrospective at the Eastman Museum has gone live. Here is the link.


Photography and Memory at Philadelphia Museum of Art

August 12th, 2019

One of my unique prints from Flamingo in the Dark will be in this show in Philadelphia this fall. Martinique is part of their permanent collection.

Reading at City Lights in Sylva, NC

August 5th, 2019

If you live in the Asheville area, I will be reading from my latest work and bringing along some of my artists books to sign. This will be at 3PM at City Lights in the town of Sylva…a great day trip!
worlds mother small

Mountain Dream Tarot: Commemorative Edition now available.

July 15th, 2019

tarot 4th ed webstoretaort 3 swords comparison

tarot world comparison

I have just finished a commemorative version of my photographic Tarot deck: Mountain Dream Tarot. 2020 marks its 50th anniversary. This is a digitally printed deck which was created by scanning the original prints that were used to create the 1st edition published in 1975. A minimal amount of editing was needed to make these cards fit the new aspect ratio of commercially printed digital decks, otherwise, the appearance of that ground-breaking deck has been maintained. It can be ordered using Paypal from my webstore following this link: http://www.beanettles.com/store/?page_id=348.

Bea Nettles: Harvest of Memory is now at the press.

June 19th, 2019

FINAL_Jacket web
Bea Nettles:Harvest of Memory, a retrospective book about my work that is being co-published by the University of Texas Press and the Eastman Museum in Rochester is currently at the printers (Cantz Press in Esslinger, Germany.) It will be ready in the early fall when the show opens in St Louis. Here is the pre-ordering information. Watch for further updates.

Work heading for Rochester

December 18th, 2018

Today the truck came and picked up the crate full of work to be framed at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester for my traveling retrospective. Once that is done, much of it will head to St Louis for the first venue in October 2019 at the Sheldon Art Galleries.GEM crate

Unique Book published in Amsterdam

December 9th, 2018

spread in Unique

unique cover

My tarot deck from 1975 is in a new book called Unique: Making Photographs in the Age of Ubiquity, has just been published in Amsterdam. You can find out more about it online.

Interesting Tarot podcast interview

December 7th, 2018

On December 7th, this TAROT VISIONS podcast interview went live. You can hear me describe the beginnings of the deck and the printing history of each of the three editions, the impact of Photoshop, the internet, print on demand, and that sort of thing. https://tarotvisions.podbean.com/mf/play/xgxrur/2018-11-04_Bea_Nettles.mp3

Mountain Dream Tarot on Youtube “30 Days of Tarot”

December 7th, 2018

Here is a recent investigation of my Mountain Dream Tarot available on Youtube video:
30 days of tarot
She does an enthusiastic review and shows a lot of the cards!

Four libraries have acquired Springs Victory: Kore Comes Back

December 3rd, 2018

hurrahSeveral Special Collections libraries have added my latest book SPRINGS VICTORY: KORE COMES BACK to their collections. Thanks to the Beinecke at Yale; Herron School of Art in Indianapolis; and the universities of Arizona and Central Florida.
The book is the myth of Persephone written entirely in surnames that I photograph on gravestones.
Here’s the final chapter of the book:

Hurrah! Demeter regains rising companion! April weathers start over during young persons advent.
Milder airs usher greener interval. Sun beams stream nicely overall. All welcome Mayweather bliss!
Dance music cheers seed sowers. Ready seeds begin to sprout. Wheat shoots greenup.
Springborn lamb capers on fuller fields. Olive trees flower, fruit groves prosper.
Prior mourning over, June favors morning outing. Merry laughter rings.
Pollen streams over July corn silks Wheat thresher bales holy miracle.
Eager sons eatwell, grow fat. August days offer overall welfare.
True joy shines on perfect paradise.

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