Recent & Upcoming Art Events

when words fail

when words fail
photo: luz ruiz


Transmission Gallery

770 West Grand Ave.

Oakland, CA 94612


August 4 - September 23
, 2017

The Artist will be at the Gallery for First Friday
Friday, September 1st, 6-8pm

And Join The Artist for a Performance work
Saturday September 16th, details to follow

Recent press for when words fail


11th Biennial Miniature Print Exhibition
Center for Contemporary Printmaking

across the floor lV
2" x 2" photo etchings with chine colle

Speedball Purchase Award

Juried by Freyda Spira Associate Curator
Department of Drawings and Prints
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

June 4 - August 27
, 2017
Opens Sunday, June 4, 2-5pm
Norwalk, CT

The Power of Printmaking
Healdsburg Center for the Arts


Tropical Night                                   Cane        

Juried by Michelle Wilson, Luz Marina Ruiz, C.K. Itamura

May 20 - July 16, 2017

130 Plaza Street
Healdsburg, CA

Opening Reception
May 20, 2017, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Closing Tea
July 16, 2017, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

30th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition
Shearman Fine Arts Center Annex, Grand Gallery

Conjunctio II
Juried by Gia Hamilton

April 6 - May 12, 2017

4205 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, LA

Opening Reception
April 6, 2017 6 - 8 pm

Adaptable: Facing the Future
Clemson National Print and Drawing Exhibition

Trace Memory
Juried by Sydney A. Cross
Former President of the Southern Graphics Council

February  2 - March 15, 2017

Lee Gallery
1500 N. Patterson Street
Clemson, SC
(864) 656-3881

11th Turner National Print Competition

Stepping Through
Juried by Erin Sullivan Maynes
Hoehn Curatorial Fellow for Prints, University of San Diego

January 30 - March 4, 2017

Janet Turner Print Museum
400 West 1st Street
Chico, CA
(530) 898-4476

Momentary Dance

Momentary Dance

Valdosta National 2017
All-Media Juried Competition

Juried by Bryce Speed Assistant Professor of Art, University of Alabama

January 17 - February 27, 2017

Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery
1500 N. Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA


5th Biennial Footprint International Exhibition
Center for Contemporary Printmaking

January 15 - March 5, 2017

Opening Reception
January 22, 6 - 3 PM

The Project Space | Julio Valdez Studio, LLC

176 East 106th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY


Beneath the Surface
California Society of Printmakers


9.5" x 26" x 13"
woodblock, letterpress (wooden type), monotype, wood and wire

a variable edition of 4

January 6 - January 27, 2017

Davis Art Center
1919 F Street
Davis, CA


A State of Mind
Boston Printmakers


9.5" x 26" x 13"
woodblock, letterpress (wooden type), monotype, wood and wire
a variable edition of 4

November 1 - December 10, 2016

Lamont Gallery
11 Tan Lane
Exeter, NH


Pressing Matters 2016
Whiteaker Printmakers

Juried by Karen Kunc of Constellation Studios and University of Nebraska

August 2 - September 2, 2016

Emerald Art Center
500 Main Street
Springfield, OR

Wild / Mind

Speak Truth to Power
Juried by George Lawson of George Lawson Gallery

August 4 - August 27, 2016

Gearbox Gallery
770 West Grand Ave.

Oakland, CA
(510) 859-5208





Best in Show
Curated by Paul Mahder

July 29 - September 4, 2016

Sebastopol Center of the Arts
282 South High Street
Sebastopol, CA
(707) 829-4797

An Artist's Perspective

Speak Truth To Power
Special Recognition Selection
Juried by Suzanne Gray

"Speak the Truth is a very interesting concept and one which I felt was executed thoughtfully with careful attention to detail. I appreciate the text, the paper and the additional layering of the powerful projected images." - Suzanne Gray

July 5 - July 30, 2016

Kaleid Gallery

88 South Fourth Street
San Jose, CA
(408) 947-1785


New Prints 2016 / Summer


Terese's Poem

Curated by Dan Walsh

June 16 - September 24, 2016

 International Print Center New York
508 W 26th St, Apt 5A
New York, NY
(212) 989-5090


5th Biennial FootPrint Exhibition

Momentary Dance

Momentary Dance

curated by Elisabeth Hodermarsky
of Yale University Art Gallery

June 5 - August 28, 2016

Center for Contemporary Printmaking

Mathews Park, 299 West Ave
Norwalk, CT
(203) 899-7999


One of the earliest ideas of dance anywhere® was to change perspectives through a creative moment where none of our differences mattered… imagining that if everyone stopped for a moment in time to dance...maybe we could shift some thinking to be resourceful and open to different ideas.

letter press card created by beth fein

                                                 letter press invitation to dance anywhere® created by beth fein

There are no prerequisites to participate in this public art performance and it is totally free.

Since 2005, thousands of people on 7 continents, 66 countries and 714 cities from all background and abilities have stopped and danced with the world for dance anywhere®.

preparing the preparing invitations to send out... photo: cianna valley                                                                   preparing invitations to send out... photo: cianna valley

Now with the public discourse so charged, discordant, obstructive, frightened and vitriolic…

numbered letter press invitation to dance anywhere® 2016                                                                numbered edition letter press invitation to dance anywhere® 2016

not only am I asking

“what if the world stopped to dance?”

operating instructions for dance anywhere®                                                                             operating instructions for dance anywhere®


But also:

“Can we find any common ground?”

I have created a numbered edition letterpress invitation to dance anywhere® that I am sending to what I see as political opposites:

President Obama - Mitch McConnell

invitations to President Obama and Senator McConnell                                                                      invitations to President Obama and Senator McConnell

Pope Francis – Donald Trump

invitations to Pope Francis and Donald Trump                                                                     invitations to Pope Francis and Donald Trump

Michelle Obama – Fox News

invitations to Michelle Obama and Roger Ailes head of Fox News                                                            invitations to Michelle Obama and Roger Ailes head of Fox News

Please send me your suggestions of others to invite.

Can art change the public discourse?

Let’s rock the world on March 18th and find out!

twitter: bethfein@danceanywhere

numbered edition letter press printed by beth fein, cianna valley and al hugon with assistance from nicole gervacio

printed at kala art institute


March 18, 2016

anywhere and everywhere...

noon- San Francisco / 3pm - NY & San Salvador / 8pm Paris or Rome / 9pm Cairo....

check your time on the world clock


In 2005,  Beth Fein first created dance anywhere® ...what if there was a public celebration of dance anywhere and everywhere simultaneously? Why wait for a performance opportunity to come your way? No audition, application, no references, no formal dance training needed. Everyone is invited no matter age or ability.


dance anywhere® mission


Reconsider the definition of art, public space, and community

Make art accessible to more people

Find common ground we can share
Inspire creativity



Chalk Hill Artist Residency

March 2016


where I will be dancing anywhere®....

details to be determined...





2016 Edinboro National Printmaking

juror: Karen Kunc

February 3 - March 3, 2016
Bruce Gallery
Doucette Hall
Edinboro University
Edinboro, PA 16444


The Contemporary Print

Print Austin 2016

Flatbed Press Gallery

juror: Mary Heathcott

Executive Director, Blue Star Contemporary Museum

January 16 - February 20, 2016

Executive Director, Blue Star Contemporary Museum


2832 East Martin Kuther King Blvd 78702

opening: Saturday 1/16






New Members / Los Angeles Printmaking Society

September 15 - October 30, 2015

Opening: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 from 6-8PM

Closing October 29, 2015 6-8:30 / Panel discussion at 7:30 -8:30pm


Azusa Pacific University

Darling Hall Gallery


Shifting Sands



Hand Pulled Prints

the Current Practice in Printmaking


Juried by Ruth Lingen, Director of Pace Paper


July 27–August 26, 2015

Opening: Wednesday July 29, 2015 from 6-8PM


blue shadows 

165 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11215



Pressed: A Printmaking Exhibition

juried by Andrea Voinot




June 5th -26th, 2015



Opening Reception: Fri, June 5th, 5:30-8PM


668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301




Beth Fein's Prints


etchings and lithographs

April 18 - July 23, 2015

opening reception

Saturday April 18th


Merced Multicultural Arts Center

645 W. Main Street

Merced CA 95340

tel. 209.388.1090





dance anywhere® animation from Dance Anywhere on Vimeo



 Dance Anywhere on Vimeo.



opening dance anywhere® photo exhibit