abstract artist and jewelry designer
ARTIST STATEMENT

Over the last 30 years my paintings have evolved to include non-objective portrayals of landscape (interior and exterior). They are informed by color, gesture, energy, time and place. Symbols and meditative allusions are meant to invite the viewer into a peaceful dialogue.
EDUCATION
  L'Universite de Bordeaux, France (scholarship, 2eme degre), 1967
University of Colorado, Boulder, B.A., 1968
New York University, New York, teaching degree, 1969
Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Canada, 1976-77
University of Saskatchewan, Emma Lake Painter's Seminar, 1976
Art Student's League, New York, 1980
San Francisco Art Institute, 1980
San Francisco State University, M.A. in Art, 1985 (painting, art history)
EXHIBITIONS
  1975 Artists' at Work, Victoria Art Gallery, Victoria, Canada
1977 Ontario College of Arts, solo painting exhibition, Toronto, Canada
1978 University of British Columbia, group exhibition, Vancouver, Canada
1979 City of San Francisco Art Commission, juried painting invitational, group exhibition, San Francisco, California
1981 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Auction, San Francisco, California
1985 "Art From the Heart," group painting invitational, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California
1986 Bellevue Community College, Annual Faculty Art Exhibition, Bellevue, Washington
1986 40th Annual Pacific Northwest Arts & Crafts Fair, juried painting exhibition, Bellevue, Washington
1986 Bozeman Arts Club, solo painting exhibition, Bozeman, Montana
1987 Steven Keely Gallery, one-woman painting exhibition, Seattle, Washington
1988 Linda Hodges Gallery, group painting exhibition, Seattle, Washington
1990 City Hall, Kirkland, Washington, painting installation
1990 Seattle Pacific University, painting exhibition, Seattle, Washington
1990 "Artquake," juried exhibition by N.Y. critic Peter Plagens, (Time magazine) Portland, Oregon
1991 University of Washington, Parrington Hall, solo painting exhibition, Seattle, Washington
1991-98 A.G. Edwards, Carillon Point, one-woman painting installation, Kirkland, Washington
1992-93 Friesen Gallery, group exhibition, Seattle, Washington
1993-94 Seattle Art Museum, "Estate of the Arts" Seattle, Washington
1995-99 Poncho, Auction, Seattle, Washington
1995-99 Artists' Trust Auction, Seattle, Washington
1996 Whatcom County Museum, Juried International Competition, painting exhibition, Bellingham, Washington
1996-97 Pratt Invitational Auction, Seattle, Washington
1998 Absolut Vodka, Pink Umbrellas, Seattle Art Museum
1997-99 NWAF Invitational Exhibition, Seattle Center Art Pavilion
1999 Denver Symphony Auction and Designer Home, Denver, Colorado
2000 Artist's Trust Annual Invitational Auction, Seattle Center Art Pavilion, Seattle, Washington
2000 Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Invitational Auction, "Garden of Eden," Seattle, Washington
2000 Poncho, Invitational Art Exhibition, "Palazzo Poncho," Seattle Convention Center, Seattle, Washington
2000 Palm Springs Desert Museum 31st Annual Juried Exhibition, Palm Springs, California
2001 Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
2003 SAKS Fifth Avenue, Art Exhibition and Auction, Palm Desert, California
2004 SAKS Fifth Avenue, Art Exhibition and Auction, Palm Desert, California
2004 Berozkina Gallery, Group Exhibition, Kirkland, Washington
2005 Desert Art Collection, solo painting exhibition, Palm Desert, California
2005 Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
2006 Gallery IMA, Group exhibition, Seattle, Washington 2007 Artist's Trust, Auction Invitational, Seattle, Washington
2007 Desert Art Collection/Firecliff Restaurant, Palm Desert, California
2007-08 Gallery IMA, painting exhibition, Deattle, Washington
2008-11 Firecliff Restaurant, solo painting installation, Palm Desert, CA
2010 Gallery IMA, Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA
2011 Gallery IMA, Two-person Painting Exhibition, Seattle, WA
2011 Pilchuck Invitational Auction, Seattle WA
2011 Gallery IMA, Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA
2012 Artist's Trust, Invitational Auction, Seattle, WA
2012 Desert Aids Project, Invitaional Auction, Palm Springs, CA
2013 Arte Internazionale, group exhibition, painting, Matera, Italy
2013 Blue Mountain Gallery, New York City, juried group painting exhibition
2014 Kirkland Arts Center, juried exhibition, (by Michael Moore, former Director, Bellevue Art Museum), painting, Kirkland, Washington
2014-16 Gallery IMA, Seattle, WA, group exhibitions.
2014 Arte Internazionale, group painting exhibit, Matera, Italy
2014 20x20 Gallery, Switzerland, group invitational, painting.
2016 Takane Luxe, New York, group exhibitions in Japan.
2016 Palm Springs Museum of Art, juried exhibition Arts Council, Palm Springs, California
2017 The Alice, "Everyone's In", Seattle WA
2017 University of California Riverside/Palm Desert, Group Painting Exhibition, Palm Springs Museum of Art Council.
TEACHING
  Bellevue Community College, painting instructor, 1985-86
Kirkland Arts Center, painting, drawing, ceramics instructor, 1986-90
Seattle Pacific University, drawing and art history instructor, 1986-90
University of Washington, Experimental College, art instructor, 1986-98
Seattle Art Museum, Drawing Seminar, 1995-96

Television: CBS2 "Eye on the Desert" Interview, November 19, 2003
PUBLICATIONS
  1990-95 Preview Magazine
1996 Kirkland Courier Review
1997 Seattle PI, "Best Bets," Art/Gallery Section
1999 Colorado Homes, Symphony Designer Homes
2003 Palm Springs Life, Palm Desert, California
2004 Kirkland Courier Review
COLLECTIONS
  Carlton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Absolut Vodka, New York, New York
Robert Gerding, Portland, Oregon
Bill Ballantine, Kirkland, Washington
ABOUT THE ARTIST

An active artist and jewelry designer, Beth Adams' abstract paintings have been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows at galleries in the United States and Canada, and at the "Artquake" exhibition juried by New York's Newsweek art critic, Peter Plagens. Beth's work has also been selected to appear in many invitational events including the San Francisco Art Commission's invitational juried exhibition and the Bellevue Art Museum's invitational auction. In addition to her work as an exhibiting artist, Beth has taught drawing, painting and art history at Seattle Pacific University and at the University of Washington Experimental College. The former Executive Director of the Kirkland Arts Center, Beth is a partner at Hannigan/Adams Goldsmiths, Carillon Point, Kirkland, Washington. Her jewelry has been shown at Saks Fifth Avenue, Union Square, San Francisco and Naples, Florida. Her work is currently shown at Saks Fifth Avenue fine jewelry, Palm Desert, The Gardens on El Paseo. She was chosen in 1996 as one of 12 U.S. designers at the International Jewelry Exhibition, Jacob Javits Center, New York City. Ms. Adams' painting was exhibited in the International Juried Competition, at Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, Washington, July through October, 1996. her "Pink Umbrella" painted for Absolut Vodka and shown at the Seattle Art Museum, toured the United States and is included in the Absolut Vodka permanent collection in New York City. She is most recently included in the 31st Annual Juried Exhibition at the Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California, March through April, 2000; and a solo painting exhibition at the Desert Art Collection, Palm Desert, California, in 2004-05; as well as gallery IMA, Seattle, Washington, 2006.

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