Beth Bolgla
EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
Earth Elements, curated by Allison Lee Newsome, Providence Art Club, Providence, RI, March 8 - April 3, 2015
Eat, Drink and...: Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists, curated by Pattie Chalmers, Minneapolis, MN, March 13 - April 26, 2015
Work:Shop, Holiday Artisan Market, Beacon, NY, December 2013, 2014, 2015
Artist Talk: Beth Bolgla, The Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA, January 29, 2016
Two Day Ceramic Workshop: Beth Bolgla, Augusta University, January 27, 28, 2016 Augusta, GA
Brooklyn CSA+D, Fall 2013, Brooklyn, New York.
"Possession", Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists and Duluth Art Institute, juried by Eva Kwong and Margaret Bohls, Duluth, Minnesota, September 2013.
Gowanus Artist Studio Tour, Brooklyn, New York, October 2011, 2012, 2013.
Makers Market, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, New York, June 2011, October 2013.
Makers Market, The Aldrich Museum of Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut, October 2012.
Go Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New york, September 2012.
National Juried Cup Exhibition, Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE, curated by Julia Galloway, March 2011.
Aesthetic Connections, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, August 2008.
Drawn in Georgia, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, January 2007.
Beth Bolgla: Winter Flowers, River Gallery, Chattanooga, Tennessee, January 2006.
Beth Bolgla: Recent Work, Garrison Art Center, Garrison, New York, October 2005.
Group Exhibition, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, August 2004.
Atlanta-New York Connection, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, March 2002.
The Second International Women’s Art Festival, Aleppo, Syria, May 2000.
Personal Circumstances, Spruell Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, April 2000.
Beth Bolgla: My Garden, Mary Pauline Gallery, Augusta, Georgia, March 2000.
Beth Bolgla: Recent Work, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, April 1999.
Beth Bolgla: Recent Work, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, April 1997.
Beth Bolgla & Benjamin Jones, "Still Life", Zinc Contemporary Art, Seaside, Florida, October 1996.
Group Exhibition, Zinc Contemporary Art, Seaside, Florida, October 1995.
Beth Bolgla & Susan Loftin, "Painting, Sculpture and Drawing", Art 54 Gallery, New York, May 1995.
"Augusta Collects", Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia, January 1995.
Studio Exhibits, 41 Union Square, New York, October 1991-1998.
"Big Art", Billboard for Arts Festival of Atlanta, September 1988.
Seven Show the Eighth, Natalini Galleries, Chicago, Illinois, January 1988.
Portraits/Self Portraits, Natalini Galleries, Chicago, Illinois, curated by James Wood, Editor, New Art Examiner, and Martha Winans, Evanston Art Center, August 1987.
New Paintings/Beth Bolgla, 323 Municipal Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, January 1987.
Recent Works by Beth Bolgla, Susan Loftin, and George Blizzard, Alexander Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, October 1985.
Solo Exhibition in Nexus Square Gallery, curated by Alan Sondheim, Atlanta, Georgia, September 1985.
Birmingham Biennial, curated by Deborah Butterfield and John Buck, Birmingham, Alabama, August 1985.
Carrolton Regional Juried Art Exhibition II, curated by Peter Morin, Carrolton, Georgia, June 1985.
The Tomato Show, Alexander Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, March 1985.
Atlanta Biennial, Nexus Gallery, curated by Alan Sondheim, Atlanta Georgia, April 1984.
Introspective, curated by Alice Neel and Lynn Gumperts, Rochester, New York, April 1984.
LaGrange National, curated by Holly Solomon, LaGrange, Georgia, November 1982.
Twenty Atlanta Women, Nexus Gallery, curated by Amy Landesberg, Atlanta, Georgia, June 1982.
One Woman Show, Highland Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, November 1981.
One Woman Show, Augusta College Gallery, Augusta, Georgia, 1977.


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Ogden Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia
DBA Incorporated, New York, New York
Hyatt Regency, Aruba
Hyatt Regency, Muscat, Oman
Bal Harbor Hyatt, Bal Harbor, Maine
Meddendorf Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia
Trammel-Crow, Atlanta, Georgia
King and Spalding, Atlanta, Georgia
Alston and Bird, Atlanta, Georgia
Ogletree, Peakins, Nash, Smoak and Stewart, Atlanta, Georgia


PUBLICATIONS
Saudi Gazette, Kholoud Sollman, "American artist discovers pearls of inspiration in prayer", 2000.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Pamela Blume Leonard, "Hot colors embolden Bolgla’s garden", 1997.
Art Papers, Anton Haardt, "Beth Bolgla/Benjamin Jones", 1997.
Art Papers, Neill Bogan, "Beth Bolgla & Susan Loftin: Painting, Sculpture and Drawing", 1995.
Manhattan Arts International, Renee Phillips, "41 Union Square – Open Studios", 1995.
Art Papers, J.W. Cullum, "Beth Bolgla", 1987.
Atlanta Constitution, Barbara McKenzie, "Painter and singer join forces for art", 1987.
Atlanta Constitution, Catherine Fox, "Art diversity stands out in Nexus show", 1986.
Atlanta Journal/Constitution, Beth Bolgla puts her portraits on her pots, October, 1985.
Art Papers, October 1995.


EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts Degree
Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, 1978.

Completed course work for a Masters of Art History
Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, 1978-1980.

Bachelor of Arts Degree
Augusta College, Augusta, Georgia, 1974.

Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, 1970-1973




PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1978-present
Professional Artist: Participated in over 25 individual and group exhibitions in galleries, museums and festivals in New York, Georgia, Florida, Illinois and Syria. Collected by corporations, museums and individuals, including the Ogden Museum of Art, the Morris Museum of Art, the Hyatt Regency, the Meddendorf Corporation, and Trammel-Crow (see above). Participated in numerous Artist-In-Residence programs.
2012-present
Instructor,  School for Ethical Culture, New York, NY:  Teach art classes to children, K through 5th grade.
2011-present
Instructor, Educational Alliance, New York, NY:  Teach classes in ceramics in hand building and wheel
2003-present
Instructor, Garrison Art Center, Garrison, New York: Teach classes in Ceramics including hand building and wheel. Teach Mosaic and Painting classes occasionally.
2003-present
Consultant, Historical Designs Gallery, New York, NY: Design and construct small risers and customized gift boxes.
2005-2008
Studio Manager, Ceramic Department, Garrison Art Center, Garrison, New York. Developed and managed staff and ceramic studio. My duties included developing and running an assistantship program, hiring and managing ceramic instructors, defining and managing the use of the physical space for classes and individual work, supervising the firing schedules, purchasing supplies, and teaching adults, and kid’s classes in hand building and wheel.
2004-2005
Art Director, Philipstown Recreation Center, Garrison, New York: Directed art programs for the recreation center.
2001-2003
Consultant, The Bard Graduate Center Gallery: Assisted Exhibition Designer with various aspects of the design and installation of three decorative arts exhibitions per year. Collaborated with curators and exhibition designer on installation concepts; produced architectural scale models, including the production of two-dimensional representations of objects using Photoshop and other software applications; resourced and managed vendors for various exhibition fabrications; worked with the registrar to unpack and condition work; maintained required conditions in the art storage area; and traveled with the registrar to pack and ship works from private collections.
2000-2001
Design Consultant, Limited Design Services: Consulted in design of seasonal presentations for Structure/Express Men’s; resourced and managed vendors and contractors who constructed and installed presentations; resourced and managed vendors for photography, printing, props, fabrics, mannequins and other materials and supplies; traveled to Columbus to consult with visual team and to install Structure/Express Men’s concept boards; art directed for photography of showrooms for Structure/Express Men’s; collaborated on art direction and production of design concept books for Express Men’s; managed all expenses and invoices for work done for Limited Design Services and Structure/Express Men’s; organized workspace and storage of props, materials and supplies for Structure/Express Men’s.
2000
Visiting Artist: Invited by the State Department to give workshops to women artists in Syria and Saudi Arabia, and to participate in an International Women’s Art Festival in Aleppo, Syria. Invited to give workshops to students at the University of Damascus, Syria.
1991-1993
Puppet Designer: designed over 75 puppets and masks for the productions of “Frida” (original play by Hillary Bletcher/Migdalia Cruz), by the American Music Theatre Festival, Philadelphia, PA, 1991, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, NY, 1992, and the Houston Opera Company, Houston, TX, 1993.
1989-1990
Registrar: American Craft Museum, New York.
1985-1992
Art Handler: American Craft Musuem, New York (1989-92), and High Museum of Art, Atlanta (1985-88).
1984-1989
>Photo Stylist: ThreeScore, Atlanta, and Quadras, Atlanta.
1984-1987
Publicist: The Roland Company, New York, and DBA, Inc., New York.
1983
Kitchenware Designer: Created and produced a line of terracotta kitchenware for Dean and Deluca’s, New York.
1981-1985
Artist-In-Residence: Georgia Art Bus Program.
1981-1986
Artist-In-Residence: Georgia Council for the Arts
1978-79
Vice President: Georgia Designer Craftsmen.