Eight copies left of Limited Edition Flamingo

July 13th, 2005

Flamingo Limited

At last count, there are only eight copies left of the limited edition of Flamingo in the Dark, including my own personal copy. There were two hundred copies that were signed and numbered and housed in a fabric covered slipcase. Inside with the book is a deckled edged folio with six offset images from the book.

For more information: http://www.beanettles.com/store/

Before the Da Vinci Code, there was Breaking the Rules: A Photo Media Cookbook

July 9th, 2005

Breaking The Rules Breaking The Rules

Years before the Da Vinci Code, I was at the Last Supper with my Instamatic and sundress, shown here in the original 1977 edition. The current edition with me in the power suit is soon going to be out of print too. There are no immediate plans to put it back on the press, so get one if you always meant to do it.

Go to my paypal site: http://www.beanettles.com/store/

Steve Miller of University of Alabama: Podcast interview with Bea Nettles

June 27th, 2005


Listen to an interview about my inspiration as a book artist recorded by Steve Miller, Co-Director of Paper Book Intensive. Steve recorded the summer I was teaching sunprinting at the Steamboat Springs PBI.


I will teach a Sunprinting Class at Paper & Book Intensive, Steaboat Springs, Colorado

June 24th, 2005


This is a portrait of my class at the Paper Book Intensive in Colorado. In four days everyone learned to make cyanotypes, Van Dyke Brown, and Gum Bichromate Prints.
To see photos of my sunprinting class, go to the PBI website at:


I will teach a Sunprinting Workshop at Paper & Book Intensive (PBI)

May 20th, 2005


This June 13-17th, I will be teaching “Sunprinting: From Antiquarian to Digital” in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, for the Paper Book Intensive. See their website for more information.


The Observer printed at the Borowsky Center for Publications Arts, The University of the Arts in Philadelphia

April 23rd, 2005


For a week in April, I was the vonHess Visiting Artist at the Borowsky Center at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. A new artists book, The Observer, was printed in duotone with small holes cut out on a letterpress. One sees a face from every decade from age ten to fifty through these eye holes. The result is humorous, true, and mildly disturbing.

For a full description: http://www.beanettles.com/works/observer/

To find out more about the Borowsky Center: http://www.uarts.edu/graduate/bookarts/program.html#visiting

5 books shown in Cambridge

March 31st, 2005


Five of my artists books are on view in “Book Arts 2005-Stretching the Boundaries,” at the Cambridge Artists Cooperative in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Three of them were made during a workshop that I took with Hedi Kyle at Haystack in August 2004.



Merge features work of Bea Nettles and Fern Logan

March 3rd, 2005

Merge  Pregnant

On Thursday March 3, I delivered a gallery talk at the exhibition entitled Merge held at the University of Illinois in Springfield. Work from the books Complexities and 28 Days were featured. To find out more about this work, visit the book section of this website.

Return Trips Shown in St Louis

February 25th, 2005


A lecture on this exhibition of photographs and artists books was delivered on February 25 at Gallery 210, University of Missouri at St Louis.There was a comprehensive overview of books from 1970 to the present, including the tunnel book Aging Gracefully.

Tropical Childhood moves to the Cummer Museum

January 1st, 2005

Tropical Childhood

The Cummer Museum in Jacksonville, Florida recently purchased the mural print “Tropical Childhood” for their permanent collection of Florida based images. This unique print appears in the book Flamingo in the Dark and dates from the mid 70′s.

To find out more about the book:



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