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Past Events

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Resume of Beth Shields

1976  UCLA  Bachelor of Arts in Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Arts
Selected Collections:
Corporate: IBM, TRW, Hughes Aircraft, Visa USA, American Savings, Fidelity Savings, Metropolitan Life, Coldwell Banker, The Sutro Corp., Sitmar Cruise Lines, Brentwood Associates, Mitsu Bank, McCambridge and Dexler, Comptroller of the Currency, San Diego Credit Union, Bailes and Associates, and many others.
Hotels: Cable Beach Hotel in the Bahamas; Ana Hotel in Tokyo, Japan; Maxims in Palm Springs; The Bel Air Hotel; The Hilton, Sheraton, Marriott and Hyatt Hotels in locations throughout the world.
Private: Joe Spano and Joan Zerrien, Gary Goldberg and Diana Meehan, Nathalie de la Roziere, Lynni Hutton, Solanges Dione, Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, Diane Lindsay, Mark McGuire, Dr. Joan Johnson, Stilson Snow, Dr. Beverly Dalby, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Eadie, Chris Leone, Christina Floyd, Carolyn Biddick & Alisa Van Dissen, Suzanne Dowling & Marsha Keefer, Debra Duhamel & Martha Zimet, Mary Offerman, Claire Sanders, Gary Reese and Rini Van Every, Anna Oneglia, Lisa Ford, and many others.
Selected Exhibitions:
Ongoing exhibit at Gallery 125, Tannery Arts Center, Santa Cruz CA
Mar     2023   One Woman Show   Oswald, Santa Cruz CA
Nov     2022   12 x 12 Cabrillo Gallery,  Aptos CA 
Feb     2022   Take Aways  Pajaro Valley Arts Gallery
Aug    2021   Exhibitionist   Curated Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA
July    2021   Art Salon at  The Triton, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA
Apr     2021   In These Uncertain Times, Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz
Feb    2020   Driven to Abstraction  Vargus Gallery, Santa Clara CA
Sept   2019   20/60 Women Artists in Their Prime, Blitzer Gallery, Santa Cruz 
Aug    2018   Abstract Santa Cruz, Blitzer Gallery, Santa Cruz CA
June   2016   Color!  Pajaro Valley Arts Gallery
Oct.    2016   Energy and Stillness   Santa Cruz Art League
Sept.   2015    Elemental: Earth, Air, Water, Fire   Art Ark Gallery, San Jose, CA
June   2012    Tannery Creative Art Center Opening
Dec     2011    Art Hang, Santa Cruz, CA
Mar     2011    Pacific Trading Company, Santa Cruz
July     2010   Stripe, Santa Cruz
April    2010   Oswald, Santa Cruz, CA
Sept     2009   Pearl Canyon Gallery, Carmel, CA
May     2009   Many Hands Gallery, Capitola, CA
June    2008   Art for Art, Group Invitational, Mill Gallery, Santa Cruz CA
Mar     2008   Santa Cruz County Bank Arts Collaborative: Abstractions
Feb     2008    Lawrence Gallery, Portland, OR
Sept    2003   Monterey Museum of Art Juried Exhibition, Monterey, CA
May     2002   Exemplary Contemporary, Smith Gallery, UC Santa Cruz
Oct      2001   Monterey Museum of Art Juried Exhibition, Monterey, CA
May     2000   Many Hands Gallery, Capitola, CA
May     1998   Many Hands Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA
Dec     1997   Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA
Jan      1996   Santa Cruz County Art Museum, Santa Cruz, CA
Jan      1995   Galleria Tonantzin, San Juan Bautista, CA
May     1994   Many Hands Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA
Apr      1991   Ella Grey Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA
Mar     1986   Los Angeles City Hall Rotunda Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Sept     1984   Los Angeles County Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Participation in: The Los Angeles County Art Museum Rental Gallery, The Santa Cruz County Art Museum Rental Gallery, The Splat Art Tour 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007. The Santa Cruz County Open Studio Tour-yearly from 1992 through 2019; Art & Chocolate Tour Invitational 2008, 2009, 2011. Member, Art 4 Art Invitational 2008, 2010; Santa Cruz County Open Studio Committee, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008; Member, Tannery Arts Artist's Advisory Committee 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011. Rydell Arts Fellowship Nominee 2008, 2013. Pajaro Valley Arts Board of Directors 2015 through 2020. Vice President of PVA Board, 2015, 2016

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Beth’s work can be seen at Gallery 125 at The Tannery. Open every First Friday from 6 to 8pm and for all Tannery Art Center campus-wide events. Tannery Art Center 1050 River St., #25, Santa Cruz 95060. More info at

Santa Cruz Open Studios happen every year in October. See more at Come see me at The Aptos Warehouse Studios!

The Aptos Warehouse Complex, where Beth's studio is located, opens for their Spring Show each year in May, showing the studios and work of 11 artists. This year the open house is May 13 and 14, from 11am to 5am.

Private showings are available. Contact:

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