Bea Guttman Statement & Resume


“My professor once told me "The Challenge of an artist is to create his own world and make it convincing."

I have tried to achieve that goal.
Organic and inorganic forms, personal experiences, and my environment form my creative vision.  The media I select is varied; from graphite, charcoal, oil and acrylic to prints I have recycled and incorporated in my paintings.

My love is the adventure of making art. It is in the joy of discovery, the pleasure of the unexpected, when  the true creation begins.  I look to some of the masters for guidance; Matisse, Gorky, DeKooning and Di Vinci to name a few.



0000    BFA California State University
0000    Teaching Credential (Art) CSU Sacramento

0000    San Francisco Academy of the Arts

0000    Experimental Printmaking Workshop, UC Davis


2014    DARK: A National Juried Exhibition,  juror, Nancy Toomey, SF gallery owner,

2014    Valley Art Gallery Solo Show, Walnut Creek, CA,

2014    SKY: A National Juried Exhibition,  juror, DeWitt Cheng, SF art critic and writer, 

                    & Elizabeth Ferrer, Director of Contemproary Art, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY

2014    SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Invitational Warehouse Sale

2013    GEMS, Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, CA, juror, Carol Dalton

2013    SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Invitational Warehouse Sale

2012    Spaces and Places, Village Theatre Art Gallery,  juror, DeWitt Cheng

2011    SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Invitational Warehouse Sale

2010    Valley Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA, Artist’s Show

2009    Olson Realty, Solo show, sponsored by Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA

2009    Arts Benicia 17th Annual Charity Auction, Benicia, CA

2008    Local Voice, Merit award, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA, juror, Phil Linhares,   

2008    Invitational “Colors of the Creek”  Exhibition Walnut Creek, CA

2007    Ditzas Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA,; Gallery Artist

2006    Valley Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA; 1st prize Abstract Juried Show

2005    Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA; juror, Marian Paremeter, MOMA Art Gallery curator

2004    The Art Foundry Gallery, Sacramento CA; Invitational Print Show

2004         “Imprints” survey of Traditional and Experimental Printmaking

2004    Fairfield Art Gallery, Fairfield, CA; “Maps to Abstraction” Invitational Exhibit

2002    Gottlieb Gallery, Portland, OR; two person show

2001    Art Circle Gallery, Carmel, CA; Gallery Artist

2001    Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, CA; “Working with the Figure” Juried Show

2000    Pratt Institute Gallery, Seattle, WA; Invitational preview and auction

            Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, CA; “Mixed Blessings and Wisdom” Juried Show

1999    Prism Gallery, Benicia, CA; Two person show

1998    California State University of Sacramento Alumni Juried show

1998    Landy Jacobs & Associates, Inc., Walnut Creek, CA; Solo show

1998    Arts Benicia Gallery, “Working with the Figure”, juror Larry Rider, director of CCAC

1997-8 Allrich Gallery, San Francisco CA; Gallery Artist Show

1996    Seafirst Gallery, Seattle, WA; Invitational Show

1995    Los Medanos College Art Gallery, Pittsburg, CA; Danny Adams curator

1995    Allrich Gallery, San Francisco CA; Gallery Artist Show

1995    Lynn House Gallery, Antioch, CA; Two person Invitational, Warren Dreher curator

1994    Phantom Gallery, Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento, CA; Group show

1994    Robert Hunter Gallery, J St, Sacramento, CA; Two person show

1994    Allrich Gallery, San Francisco CA; Gallery Artist Show

1993    Edith Caldwell Gallery, San Francisco, CA; “Zyzzva” Invitational self portrait

1991    Danville Fine Arts Gallery, Danville, CA; “Fantastic Vision”, Merit Award

1990    Concord Gallery, Concord, CA; Second Annual Open Competition

1990    Allrich Gallery, San Francisco CA; Gallery Artist Show

1990    Concord Gallery, Concord, CA; 28th Annual Art Competition, Juried, Merit Award


2008    Merit Award, Bedford Gallery Juried show, “Local Voice 2008” Walnut Creek, CA

2006    First Award Abstract Art Juried Competition, Valley Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

2004    Mayors Choice Honorary Award, Concord, CA

2003    Purchase Award, Diablo Valley College, Permanent Collection, Pleasant Hill, CA

2002    Presidents Award and Purchase, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA

1999    Merit Award, Walnut Creek Civic Arts Gallery, Juried Paper Show, Walnut Creek, CA

1982    Scholarship, San Francisco Academy of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

1975    Dean’s Honor List, California State University, Sacramento, CA

Community Service

2008    Docent, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA 2008 to present

2009    Judged  Orinda Arts Council High School Student Visual Arts Competition.  April 2009

2008    Appointed Member of the Bedford Gallery Advisory Committee, Walnut Creek, 3 year term

2001    Art Instructor for Diablo Rehabilitation Center, Pleasant Hill, CA, 1995-2001

Gallery Affiliations

2014    Gallery 621, Benicia, CA, 2014

2014    SFMOMA Artist Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1999 to present

2014    Valley Art Gallery, Walnut Creek CA, 2007 to present

2008    Ditza Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA, 2008

2002    Gottlieb Gallery, Portland, OR, 2002

2001    Art Circle Gallery, Carmel, CA, 2001

1994    Weintraub Hunter Gallery, Sacramento, CA, 1994-5

1991    Allrich Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1991-5


2014   Diablo Arts, July - September 2014

2014   Walnut Creek Journal, March 21, 2014 “Sky Inspirations, Bedford Gallery

                    hosts 87 visions, versions of ‘Sky’”

2007   Benicia Herald, 2007 “Artists in the Arsenal”

2006   Contra Costa Times , July 20th, 2006,  Winners of Abstract Show

2003   Benicia Herald, November 4, 2003, Arts Benicia: An Artist You Can’t Categorize

2003   Benicia Herald, July 22, 2003,“Artist to be Featured in Fairfield Show”,

1996   Benicia Herald, April 27, 1996,  Prism Gallery Shows, new Artists

1995   Ledger Dispatch, November 10, Interview, 1995

2003   Contra Costa Times, May 8, 1993

2003   Zyzzva (Literary and Art Magazine) Fall Self Portrait Invitational, 1993

Public/Private Collection

0000   Saks Fifth Avenue, Chicago, IL

0000   Diablo Valley College, Permanent Collection

0000   Storage Technology Corporation, Irvine, CA

0000   Vixel Corporation, Irvine,CA

0000   The Nathanson Group, Attorneys at Law, Seattle, WA

0000   Littler, Mendelson, Fastiff and Tichy, Attorneys at Law, San Francisco, CA

0000   Northwest Alternative Lending, Issaquah, WA

0000   Collectanea, Bethesda, MD

0000   Robert Dlugogh, Seattle, WA

0000   Ruth Carlat, Los Angeles, CA

0000   Charles Beldon, Inc., Irvine, CA 



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