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M.F.A. in Art Theory and Practice, Northwestern University

M.A.T. in Visual Art, Western Kentucky University

B.F.A. in Art, concentration in Painting and Drawing, The Pennsylvania State University

Post Baccalaureate Program (not completed), The School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Awards and Residencies

2024       Craigardan, Artist-in-Residence, Elizabethtown, NY

                Western Kentucky University, Outstanding Graduate Student, Middle/Secondary Education      

2023       Tanne Foundation Award 

                Golden Artist Colors and College Art Association, CAA-Golden Artist Colors Scholarship

2022       Golden Artist Colors, College Art Association, and The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, 
                        CAA-Golden Artist Colors Scholarship and Artist-in-Residence, New Berlin, NY 

                   ChaNorth, ChaShaMa, Artist-in-Residence, Pine Plains, NY

                   Fiber + Materials in Practice, Virtual Artist-in-Residence, Curated by Alonzo Pantoja

                   Best Gallery Upgrade, COOP Gallery (Co-President), Nashville Scene, Nashville, TN

2021       CONVERGE, Creator-in-Residence, Nashville, TN

                   Arts Letters & Numbers, Artist-in-Residence, Averill Park, NY

                   Vinegar, Shape: Art and Resilience, Virtual Artist-in-Residency, Birmingham, AL

                   COOP, member artist, Nashville, TN

2020       The Adventure Science Center, Maker-in-Residence, Nashville, TN

                   THRIVE Grant, Metro Nashville Arts Commission

                   Mineral House, Artist-in-Residence

                   Madison on My Mind Grant, Metro Nashville Arts Commission and National Endowment for the Arts

                   Global Art Grant Finalist, Burning Man Project

2019       The Ragdale Foundation, Artist-in-Residence, Lake Forest, IL

                   Glasgow Middle School, Visiting Artist, Glasgow, KY

2018       Pegram Elementary, Artist-in-Residence, Pegram, TN

                   Shakerag Workshops, Educator Scholarship, Sewanee, TN

2016       The Studios at MASS MoCA, Artist-in-Residence, North Adams, MA

2015       The Kentucky Foundation for Women, Artist Enrichment Grant

                   The Ragdale Foundation, Artist-in-Residence & instructor, Lake Forest, IL

                   Fermentation Fest Farm/Art DTour, Finalist, Sauk County, WI

2014       The Ragdale Foundation, Artist-in-Residence, Lake Forest, IL

2013       The Ragdale Foundation, Artist-in-Residence, Lake Forest, IL

2011       The Ragdale Foundation, Artist-in-Residence, Lake Forest, IL

2009       The Ragdale Foundation, Artist-in-Residence, Lake Forest, IL

                   University of Missouri, Visiting Artist, Columbia, MO

2005       The Ragdale Foundation, Artist-in-Residence, Lake Forest, IL

2003       Kansas City Art Institute, Visiting Artist, Kansas City, MO

2002       Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Artist-in-Residence Program, Snowmass, CO

2001       Evanston Arts Council/City of Evanston, 2001 Cultural Art Fund Award, Evanston, IL

2000       The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Apprentice Training Program, Philadelphia, PA


Solo Exhibitions

2023     Repair, collaboration with Ashleigh York and COOP artists, Tennessee Triennial, COOP Gallery, Nashville, TN

                   Meditative Walk with Wishing Stars, Lower Ramble, Fayetteville Art Council, Fayetteville, AR

                   Elemental, Artville, Nashville, TN

2021     For There Is Always Light, collaboration with Hannah McCarthy, Alysha Isari Malo, and Tabitha Meeks,

                         CONVERGE, Grassroots Art Park, Nashville, TN

                   Dawn to Dusk: Meditative Walk, Peeler Park, Madison, TN 

2020     We Lift Our Eyes, @weliftoureyes, #weliftoureyes,

2019     Wonderland, Kindling Arts Festival, Track One, Nashville, TN

                   Bushel of Tomato Fun, Tomato Arts Festival, Nashville, TN

                   Community Garden, Batch & Bushel Festival, Wilson County Exposition Center, Lebanon, TN

2018      Stars Above and Water Below, Family Day, OZ Arts Nashville, Nashville, TN

                   Field of Dreams, Downing Museum, Bowling Green, KY

2017      Frist Friday, collaborative project with ELEL, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN

2016      Geode, collaborative project with ELEL, touring the US, including SXSW, TX

                  Landforms, Green Gallery, Turnip Green Creative Reuse, Nashville, TN

2015      Art is Illuminating, SeedSpace, Nashville, TN

                  Groundwork, Art Matters, Bowling Green, KY

                  Geode, collaborative project with ELEL, touring the US

2013      Room for Imagination, Houchens Gallery, The Capitol Arts Center/SKyPAC, Bowling Green, KY

2011      A Room for Inspiration, Hammes Gallery, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN

2008      Hope Springs Eternal, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

2006      With Love, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

                  Art Fortune, Project Space, Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

2005      Spencer’s, Bowling Green, KY

2003      Telephonebooth, Kansas City, MO (collaborative installation with artist Laura Berman)

                  You Mean So Much To Me, Ohio State University, Marion, OH

2002      You Mean So Much to Me, Standard, Chicago, IL       

2001      Flower Power, Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

                  Wishing Stars, Evanston Art Center Invitational, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

Group Exhibitions

2024       Locus Solus, Volunteer State Art Gallery, Hendersonville, TN (curated by Lain York)

                   OZ Arts 10th Anniversary Bash, OZ Arts, Nashville, TN (curated by Madeleine Hicks)

                   The Unity of Diversity, Downing Museum, Bowling Green, KY (curated by Miwon Choe)

                   Intimacy, Red 225, Nashville, TN (curated by Kathleen C. Boyle)

2023       Truth and Beauty, ChaShaMa, New York, NY

                   Jerry Baker/Jack Lunt Memorial Art Exhibition, Downing Museum, Bowling Green, KY (curated by Garrett Hansen)

                   ChaShaMa Rama, ChaShaMa, New York, NY

                   CONNECT, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Clermont, KY

                   Faculty Exhibition, Main Gallery, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

2022       The End of the Impossible/Unconventional Art Exhibit, TedX Nashville, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN

                       (curated by Kimberly Sawyer and Danielle Krysa, The Jealous Curator)

                   Art of the South: Number: Inc. Juried Exhibition, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN (curated by Katie Delmez, Senior Curator

                       at the Frist Art Museum)

                   Illumination 2022, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC

                   Full Circle, Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, University Park, PA (curated by Giulia Piera Livi and D'nae Harrison)

                   Art of Science, Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN (curated by Tawny Skye)

                   Dream House, The Kindling Arts Festival, Ozari, Nashville, TN

                   AbstracTENN, Channel to Channel, Chattanooga, TN

                   Open Air 22, University of Connecticut Avery Point, Avery Point, CT

                   Locational Shift: COOP New Members Exhibition, COOP Gallery, Nashville, TN

                   Bring Out Your Dead Ideas, Nashville Design Week, Confidant, Nashville, TN

2021       Comfort Riddle, Mineral House Media and Wavelength Space, Chattanooga, TN

                   Art and Resiliency, Vinegar Projects, Birmingham, AL

                   For There Is Always Light, Kindling Arts Festival, OZ Arts, Nashville, TN

2020       Home Work, North Park University, Chicago, IL

                   Art from Home, REACH Studio Art Center, Lansing, MI

                   Madison on My Mind Artist Showcase, Fiftyforward, Madison, TN

                   Mineral House group exhibition, Chattanooga, TN

                   Idea Festival Exhibition, SKyPAC Galleries, Bowling Green, KY

2019       ArtFields, Lake City ArtFields Collective, Lake City, SC

                   Nashville Visionaries, Hiram Van Gordon Gallery, Tennessee State University , Nashville, TN (curated by Carl Pope)

                   Modular Art Pods, Fort Houston, Nashville, TN

                   Under One Roof: Tikkum Olam: Repairing the World, OZ Arts and Gordon JCC, Nashville, TN

                   Way Late Play Date, The Adventure Science Center, Nashville, TN

                   Rags to Witches, The Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL

                   Kids in Nashville, Vanderbilt University Children’s Hospital, Nashville, TN

                   Secret ArtWorks, ArtWorks, Cincinnati, OH

2018       InLight, 1708 Gallery, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA (juror Kimberli Gant)

                   *Optimism*, 2018 Endless Editions Biennial, Endless Editions, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts –

                            The Project Space, New York, NY (curated by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo)

                   AHL/Paddle8, AHL Foundation, New York, NY

                  MusiCircus, OZ Arts Nashville, Nashville, TN

                  Crappy Magic, Track One, Nashville, TN (curated by David Hellams)

                  Secret ArtWorks, ArtWorks, Cincinnati, OH

2017      Extrasensory, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN

                  FIGMENT North Adams, Windsor Lake, North Adams, MA

                  Haunted, Track One, Nashville, TN

                  Nashville Lantern Festival, Nashville, TN

                  CONNECT, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Clermont, KY

                  25th Annual Jack Lunt Memorial Juried Exhibition, Downing Museum, Bowling Green, KY

                  Friends and Family, Green Gallery, Turnip Green Creative Reuse, Nashville, TN

                  Solar Eclipse & Astronomical Art Show, FFOYA House, Bowling Green, KY

                  Studio Time, Corridor Gallery, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

2016      Modular Art Pods, OZ Arts Fest, OZ Arts Nashville, Nashville, TN (Best in Show)

                  CONNECTglow, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Clermont, KY (First Prize)

                  FIGMENT, Frank Wilson Park, FIGMENT, Chicago, IL

                  24th Annual Jack Lunt Memorial Juried Exhibition, The Downing Museum, Bowling Green, KY (Purchase Award)

                  Celebration of the Arts, Kentucky Library and Museum, Bowling Green, KY (First Place Sculpture)

                  TIME + PLACE: Ragdale’s 40th  Anniversary Exhibition, The Art Center, Highland Park, IL

                  Small Wonders, Lakes of Fire, Montague, MI

                  Secret ArtWorks, ArtWorks, Cincinnati, OH

2015      What Ought to Be: Envisioning the Impossible, BOX13 ArtSpace, Houston, TX

                  Mark, Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville, TN

                  Modular Art Pods, abrasiveMedia, Nashville, TN

                  You’ve Got Mail, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

                  Holiday Show, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014      A Wicked Problem, The Elizabeth Foundation For the Arts, New York, NY

         – We Are, Edwin W. Zoller Gallery, The Pennsylvania State University, PA

                  WKU Biennial Exhibition, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

                  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, The Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL

                  Vom Anhalten des Verschwindens (From the pause of the disappearance), Elektro Becker,

                      Lanspringer, Germany

                  Idea Festival, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

                  Secret ArtWorks, ArtWorks, Cincinnati, OH

2013      Gesturing Into Consciousness, Edwin W. Zoller Gallery, The Pennsylvania State University, PA

                  Alumni in Faculty Collections, Robeson Gallery, The Pennsylvania State University, PA

                  Celebration of the Arts, Kentucky Library and Museum, Bowling Green, KY

2012      Imagination Tree, The Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL

                  Secret ArtWorks, ArtWorks, Cincinnati, OH

                  Capitol Arts Celebration, Capitol Arts Center, Bowling Green, KY

2011      Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy

                  Chain Letter 2011, golden PARACHUTES, Berlin, Germany

                  Celebration of the Arts, Kentucky Library and Museum, Bowling Green, KY

                  Compassion Fatigue, Second Presbyterian Church, Nashville, TN

2010      Power to the People, Feature Inc., New York, NY

                  Going Postal, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London, UK

                  House, Dreaming, The Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL

                  EXPOSED, ArtWorks, Cincinnati, OH                 

                  Public Theatre of Kentucky, Bowling Green, KY

                  Spencer’s, Bowling Green, KY

2009      Cluster F**k, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

                  EXPOSED, Artworks, Cincinnati, OH

                  Hope Over Fear,  Grace Lutheran, Evanston, IL

2008      Group Think, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

                  The Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL

                  ArtWorks, Cincinnati, OH

2007      Heart and Soul, The Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL

                  Secret ArtWorks, ArtWorks, Cincinnati, OH

                  Summer Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

2006      Repetitive Gestures, Steamboat Springs Art Council, Steamboat Springs, CO

                  Shag and Stripes, SPACES, Cleveland, OH

                  Summer Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005      Summer Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

2004      Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

                  Shoebox Series, Bridge Magazine, Chicago, IL

2003      Artboat, Standard, Chicago. IL

                  *shoebox series*, Bridge Magazine/1R Gallery, Chicago, IL (in the collection of the Museum of

                           Contemporary Art, Chicago)

                  Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

2002      16th Evanston + Vicinity Biennial 2002, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

                  SPACES, Cleveland, OH

                  Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

                  Carry On’ Drawing, Rapid Transit Gallery, Savannah, GA

2001      Artists/Alumni, Mary and Leigh Block Museum, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (catalogue)

                  Look; Paint, SPACES, Cleveland, OH

                  The Philadelphia Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

                  You Gotta Have Art, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

                  Carry On’ Drawing, Artcore Gallery, Baroda, India and Jehangir Gallery, Sakshi, India

2000      Look; Paint, Beacon Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

                  6 Degrees, 2121 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

                  2000 Evanston + Vicinity 15th Biennial Exhibition, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

                  Midway Airport Walkway Project, Midway Airport, Chicago, IL

                  1,000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY

                  Art in Christian Communities, Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL


Memberships and Affiliations

             Western Kentucky University, Instructor, Department of Art, August 2013–December 2017; August 2021–present

             Frist Art Museum, Artist Mentor and Teaching Artist, 2017–present

             Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, Teaching Artist, 2018–present

             COOP Gallery, President (2022–) and Member, 2020–present
             Nashville School of The Arts, Art Teacher, January 2022–May 2022

             Nashville State Community College, Lecturer, August 2019–May 2020

             Turnip Green Creative Reuse, Teaching Artist, 2016–2019

             Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL, Artist, June 2005–Present (

             College Art Association, Member, 1995–Present

                  Intellectual Property Committee, Dec. 2006–Feb. 2010 (three year term)

             American Association of Picture Professionals (ASPP), Member, May 2007–May 2012


             Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

             Midway Airport, Chicago, IL


2012–2017;   Instructor: Western Kentucky University

2021–                Drawing 1, Drawing 3, Drawing 4, Two-Dimensional Design, Digital Photography, Galleries, Art Appreciation, 
                           Screen Printing all levels, Art for Elementary Education

2018–             Teaching Artist: Cheekwood Estate and Gardens

                           Summer Camp Instructor; Art Outreach Teacher in underserved elementary schools

2023–            Art Teacher, Briarwood Elementary and Cumberland Trace Elementary

2017–            Artist Mentor and Teaching Artist: Frist Art Museum

                           Workshops for all ages, all abilities: Screen Printing , Sculpture, Drawing

                           Artist Mentor: Mentoring K–12 art teachers within Title I Metro Nashville Public Schools; lesson writing;

                           model teaching, art making; Department of Education Grant

2022–2022    Visual Arts Teacher: Nashville School of The Arts
                           Art 1, Art 2, Painting and Drawing

2018–2021    Educational Coach: FUSION Home School Tutorial

                            K–12 Art and Human Geography classes

2019–2020    Instructor: Nashville State Community College
                           Introduction to Art

2016–2019    Teaching Artist: Turnip Green Creative Reuse

                           Workshops at Nashville Public Libraries, Southern Festival of Books, OZ Arts Nashville,

                           Art clubs: Metro Nashville Public Schools

2002               Lecturer: DePaul University
                           Two-Dimensional Design

1997               Lecturer: Northwestern University

Relevant Gallery, Museum, and Artist Residency Experience

2020–            Member and President (2022–), COOP Gallery

                            Grant writing, press release writing, exhibition curation and installation, artist lectures, press releases,
                            social media and communications, administrative oversite of committees, event planning

2017–            Artist and Teaching Artist: Frist Art Museum

                            Creation and installation of Favorite Things, a community artwork with over 1,000 participants, work created
                            during workshops; in support of Nick Cave’s exhibition
                            Frist Fridays: collaborative installation with musicians, ELEL: we installed art and music throughout the

                            museum for an evening of interactive art and music

2017–2019   Gallery Committee: Turnip Green Creative Reuse

                            Exhibition curation and installation at two gallery locations; artist liaison, gallery sales, social media,

                            scheduling; opening reception events; exhibition workshops; artist contracts

2012–2017   Gallery Director Sabbatical Replacement: Western Kentucky University

                            Exhibition scheduling and installation; BFA and BA exhibition installation and student support; press releases;

                            social media; artists’ contracts; visiting artist representative and scheduling of lectures and workshops;

                            Data Asset Management database oversight; cleaning/rescuing permanent collection which was infected with

                            black mold due to a water leak within the storage facilities (this included consulting with museum restoration

                            experts for restoration recommendations, documenting and photographing pre-cleaning state and

                            post-cleaning state of artworks, oversight in artwork cleaning).

2018               Family Day Lead Artist: OZ Arts Nashville

                            Artwork creation and installation throughout OZ Arts’ building and grounds; collaboration with ELEL, who

                            created improve music for event; artworks and art activities inspired by STEAM, focusing on Tennessee’s

                            earth, water, and air natural resources.

2005–            Artist-in-Residence and Instructor: Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL
                            Artist-in-Residence: seven times

                            Instructor: Partnership with Western Kentucky University’s Study Away program, leading students in art

                            creation for an interactive art and performance event within Ragdale’s buildings and on its grounds

                            Artist for interactive arts and performance fundraising installations: created artworks for each year’s open

                            house and fundraising events within Ragdale’s facilities and grounds.

2005–            Artist: Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL


Relevant Professional Publishing Experience

2020–2022  Contributor, “ARTnews Recommends,” ARTnews

2010–           Intellectual Property Resources Researcher: Freelance 
                           Photo Researcher, Art Researcher, Art Asset Management, Graphic Design 

                           Clients: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Cengage Learning, Sadlier, Symmetry

                           Titles: Read 180, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Literature, African American Literature, World Literature, iRead, HMH Spelling

2002–2010  Literature Lead and Photo Researcher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Evanston, IL

                           Literature and Language Arts Educational Materials: Lead Photo Manager, Photo Researcher, Art Buyer,

                           Graphic Design, Photographer, Illustrator


2024     Wesley Roden, "Interview: Beth Reitmeyer," Locate Arts, March 8, 2024.

2022     Katie Delmez, “Art of the South,” Number: Inc., Fall 2022, p. 19.

              Kimberly Phillips, "Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, Open Air 2022, Intends to Spark Conversation at Avery Point," UConn Today,

                    August 16, 2022.

              Aisling Mäki , “Visual Arts and Medical Science Merge at Crosstown’s ‘Art of Science’,” Daily Memphian, 

                    October 8, 2022.

              Joe Nolan, “A New Gallery and New Members Bring Familiar Faces to Coop’s Latest Exhibition,” Nashville Scene,

                    February 17, 2022,

             Shea Carter, "Artists 'let light shine' at CAM's annual lantern exhibition, Port City Daily, December 2, 2022.

              Joe Nolan, “Winter Arts Scene 2022: Visual Arts,” Nashville Scene, January 13, 2022, p. 12,

             "My Faith and Work Story: Beth Reitmeyer," Nashville Institute of Faith and Works, October 11, 2022.

2021     Joe Nolan, “Crawl Space: September 2021,” Nashville Scene, September 2, 2021,

              Joe Nolan, “Crawl Space: August 2021,” Nashville Scene, August 5, 2021,

2020     “A Round of Metro Arts THRIVE Awards Uplifts Nashvillians Sheltering in Place,” Nashville Scene, May 21, 2020.

              "In the Studio with Nfocus: Beth Reitmeyer," Nfocus Magazine, October 2020, p.38.

              "Interview with Beth Reitmeyer," Mineral House Media, November 2020,

              "Episode 14 with Beth Reitmeyer," The Art of Outreach podcast, November 2020,

2019     “An Artful Harvest,” Northwestern Magazine, Fall 2019, p. 47.

              Will Perkins, “Internationally Known Artist Visits GMS, Collaborates with Students,”Glasgow Daily Times, April 12,        


              Aaron Mudd, “Glasgow Middle School to Host Nashville Artist Known for Colorful Sculptures,” Bowling Green Daily

                     News, April 5, 2019.

               Jessica Pasley, “’Kids in Nashville’ fashion show unites local artists and Children’s Hospital patients,” VUMC Voice, 

                     April 8, 2019,

2018      Amy Stumpfl, “Art + Science: Family Day Blends Art, Science,” The Tennessean, August 12, 2018, pp. 1E, 4E.

2016      Sara Estes, “OZ Art Fest a Weeklong Celebration of the Visual Arts,” The Tennessean, June 21, 2016.

                  Nina Cardona, “Labyrinth of Gallery ‘Pods’ Invites OZ Arts Fest Visitors to Step Inside the Art,” Here and Now,
                     90.3 WPLN FM Nashville, June 22, 2016.


                  “OZ Art Fest – Modular Art Pods,” Locate Arts, June 2016.


2015      Elizabeth Michelman, “The Perils of the Possible: We Are All Curators Now!,” Artscope, January/February 2015, pp. 34–35.

                  Andri Alexandrou, “You Can Take It With You,” SeedSpace: On Exhibition, Summer 2015.

2012       Myrna Petlicki, “Retreat to Lake Forest’s Ragdale for Inspiration,” Chicago Sun-Times, June 1, 2012,


2010       Jake Jarvi, “House, Dreaming: Artists Interpretations of the Ragdale House, Asleep,” Sheridan Road, Vol. 4, Issue 5,


2008       Beth Reitmeyer, 2008: Zg Gallery.

                   Gigi Leonard, “Beth Reitmeyer: Art and Paintings,” Roadside Scholar, July 14, 2008,


2006       Victor M. Cassidy, “Up and Comers,” The New York Times, Winter 2006, Chicago Life, pp. 18–19.

                Jenn Q. Goddu, “Reitmeyer gets to the hearts of the matter,” Chicago Tribune, Feb. 10, 2006,
                  Friday On the Town section, p. 17.

                Fred Camper, “She’s a Believer,” Chicago Reader, Feb. 10, 2006, Section 2, pp. 1, 24.

                Alan G. Artner, “Art: Highlights of the Fair,” Chicago Tribune, Apr. 29, 2006, Weekend section, p. 3.

                “Eat Outings,” Time Out Chicago, June 15­–22, 2006, Issue No. 68, p. 30.

                Margaret Hawkins, “From bleak to chic in less than a week,” Chicago Sun-Times, May 2, 2006,

                 “Indepth Art News: With Love, Beth Reitmeyer: New Paintings & Interactive & Evolving

                    Installation,” Feb. 2006,

                Mindy Yahr, “Works of heart,” The Daily Northwestern, Feb. 9, 2006, p.10.

2005       Margaret Hawkins, “Reitmeyer’s ‘Sunshine’ lights up colorful Zg show,” Chicago Sun-Times,
                   August 19, 2005, Weekend section p. 14.

                Recommends, Chicago Reader, August 5, 2005.

2003       New American Paintings, Volume 47, The Open Studios Press.

                   Laura Berman, “Unnatural Materials,” Review, September 2003, pp. 60–65.

2003       Maria Elena Buszek, “Demystifying Machines,” Review, Summer 2003, p. 93.

                   Robin Trafton, “Arts shows: Working together, artists clearly have fun,” The Kansas City Star,
                       April 25, 2003, Arts Section.

2002       Fred Camper, “Rooms with a View,” Chicago Reader, June 7, 2002, Section 1, pp. 30–31.

                   Ellen Pritsker, “Biennial exhibit a lively show,” Evanston Review/Pioneer Press, June 20, 2002, p. B4.

                   “Recommend,” New Art Examiner, May–June 2002, p. 23.

                   Walter Robinson, “Chicago Diary,”, May 14, 2002,


2001       James Yood and William Conger, Artists/Alumni, 2001: The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of
                      Art, Northwestern University, cover and pp. 70–71.

               Dan Tranberg, “Abstract painters make the medium their own,” The Plain Dealer, November 26, 2001, Arts & Life section.

               Concentrics, Evanston Art Center, May/June/July 2001, pp. 3, 5–7.


2000       Kathy Jo Robbert, "Installation works at UICA to tickle the art-lover's fancy," Grand Rapids Advance,
                   December 12, 2000, Section B, p. 2.

1999       Mary Ellen Sullivan, Cows on Parade in Chicago, 1999: NeptunArt, pp. 154, 175.

1998       Michelle Grabner, "1998: New Artists in Chicago," New Art Examiner, October 1998, p. 45.

Technical Expertise and Skills

  • Redesign and implementation of in-person Professional Development for digital online training for K-12 art educators
       within Metro Nashville Public Schools

  • In-person and digital Foundations college level courses, including lectures, demonstrations, workshops, and critiques

  • Variety of drawing techniques: dry and wet materials; linear and value based drawing; representational, abstract,
        non-objective drawing

  • Variety of painting techniques: oils, acrylics, watercolor, gouache, casein; mixing paints from scratch safely using
        pigments and binders; building a variety of matrixes

  • Variety of printmaking techniques: screenprinting, relief, monoprints

  • Variety of photographic techniques: film and digital

  • Variety of digital techniques: vector, pixel-based, motion

  • Variety of fiber skills: sewing, weaving, piecing, printmaking on fabric, dying

  • Researching, writing articles, and editing images based upon parameters provided by clients, (ARTnews and
        Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

  • Grant writing, for community artworks (National Endowment for the Arts, Metro Nashville Arts Commission, Burning Man)
        and for galleries (COOP Gallery and Turnip Green Creative Reuse)

  • Experience with the use of digital tools within the art making process, including CSS (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign,

  • Writing and modelling art lessons for art educators and museum professionals which are scalable for artists at a variety
        of art making levels and skill sets, including ESL students, artists with disabilities, and artists with developmental delays

  • Experience with art gallery installation, art handling, curation, and press release writing (COOP Galllery, Turnip Green
         Creative Reuse, the galleries at Western Kentucky University, Kindling Arts Festival)

  • Website design and updating within Wix and Squarespace templates and tools

  • Office software: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, GoogleSuite

  • Social media: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

  • Creative digital spaces: Discord, Slack, Basecamp, Schoolology, Dropbox, GoogleDrive, Blackboard

  • Video-based platforms: YouTube, Vimeo, Twitch

  • Email communications within Mailchimp

  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapist, specifically working with individuals on the autism spectrum 

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