My art practice negotiates the crossroads of the conceptual and the material. Whether I am engaged in printmaking, performance, installations, or interactive participatory projects, my work investigates the delineation and nuances at the intersection of repression and freedom, reality and dreams, stillness and movement.

Objects, dreams, words, places, and the world around me filter into my work reappearing in subtle ever-shifting layers. The combination of both the unpredictability and the necessity of making difficult choices, has long been a part of my work, often appearing abstractly, while quietly referencing social justice, betrayal and struggle.

I am continually exploring the ephemeral nature of movement, integrating performance concepts into my visual art. The art I create is imbued with a sense of movement - lines, form and color travel through space trailing an invisible wake behind. My work is often not fixed in place, which creates a John Cage quality of possibilities. Chance and change are possible. Work can often be configured in different ways - picked up and moved as though it were a performance that was evolving for a specific site.

News and Press

opening November 3, 2017
6-8pm

The Falkirk Galleries,
San Rafael, CA

Join Beth Fein during Oakland First Friday to view her new exhibition at Transmission Gallery.

Transmission Gallery
770 West Grand Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612
510.835.2626

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

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 42-5pm
Norwalk, CT

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

May 20 - July 16, 2017

130 Plaza Street
Healdsburg, CA
707-431-1970
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Opening Reception
May 20, 2017, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

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

Conjunctio II
Juried by Gia Hamilton


April 6 - May 12, 2017

4205 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, LA
337-475-5060
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Opening Reception 
April 6, 2017 6 - 8 pm

02/02/2017

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
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

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

01/12/2017

SUMMARY
Conjunctio

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
Conjunctio

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

08/04/2016

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
Mary
Juried by Karen Kunc of Constellation Studios and University of Nebraska

August 2 - September 2, 2016

Emerald Art Center
500 Main Street
Springfield, OR

07/29/2016

Shadows
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

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

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
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

05/24/2016

blog - coming soon

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.

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

Chalk Hill Artist Residency

March 2016

 

where I will be dancing anywhere®....

details to be determined...

juror: Karen Kunc

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

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
512.477.9328

opening: Saturday 1/16

6-8pm.

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

Juried by Ruth Lingen, Director of Pace Paper

Onsite:Brooklyn

July 27–August 26, 2015

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

165 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11215
onsitebrooklyn@gmail.com
718.625.3646

juried by Andrea Voinot
 

June 5th -26th, 2015

 

Pacific Art League

 

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

 

668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301

etchings and lithographs


April 18 - July 23, 2015

opening reception

Saturday April 18th

6-8pm

Merced Multicultural Arts Center

645 W. Main Street

Merced CA 95340

tel. 209.388.1090

When We All Get Up and Dance Together | By Marie Tollon an interview with Beth Fein

Leslie Katz covers Beth Fein's dance anywhere® in the san Francisco Examiner.

March 3-29, 2015 reception March 10th 5:30 - 8pm also March 10th only: Special Video Screening expanded photo slide show tell us your story about dance anywhere® or site specific performance ODC Theater Lobby 3153 17th Street SF, CA 94110

10/30/2014

SF TV Weekly covers Beth Fein and dance anywhere® at Yerba Buena Center for their 25-minute performance Friday, March 28 for dance anywhere® 2014.

KQED Arts covers dance anywhere® at the SF Moma.

photo: Weidong Yang Worldwide Flash Mob Has Arrived By Kevin L. Jones | Mar 28, 2014 Kevin L. Jones covers dance anywhere® on KQED arts.

Artist Statement

My art practice negotiates the crossroads of the conceptual and the material. Whether I am engaged in printmaking, performance, installations, or interactive participatory projects, my work investigates the delineation and nuances at the intersection of repression and freedom, reality and dreams, stillness and movement.

Objects, dreams, words, places, and the world around me filter into my work reappearing in subtle ever-shifting layers. The combination of both the unpredictability and the necessity of making difficult choices, has long been a part of my work, often appearing abstractly, while quietly referencing social justice, betrayal and struggle.

I am continually exploring the ephemeral nature of movement, integrating performance concepts into my visual art. The art I create is imbued with a sense of movement - lines, form and color travel through space trailing an invisible wake behind. My work is often not fixed in place, which creates a John Cage quality of possibilities. Chance and change are possible. Work can often be configured in different ways - picked up and moved as though it were a performance that was evolving for a specific site.