JIMMIE BEARDSLEY


BIO:


The search for a personal voice in the arts has led me through a vast array

of studied and applied media, most recently encaustic work.

Professionally I’ve applied this learning as a teacher, an administrator,

designer and commissioned painter.


EDUCATION:


Rudolph Schaeffer School of Color and Design

San Francisco, CA

1979-1982

Post Graduate studies

Surface  Design, Weaving, Various fiber techniques

               


TRAINING AND COURSE WORK:

                                 

N. California and S. California

1981 - present

Various college courses in:

Watercolor, Oil Painting, Life Drawing, Etching, Intaglio, Screen Printing,
Design and Encaustic Painting



RELEVANT EXPERIENCE:


Angel Pictures

Film arts; Scenic and set design

Los Angeles, CA

1996 – 2006


Secretary

Healing Hurts

Night Skies



The Beardsley Company

San Francisco, CA

1986 -1996


Principal; Lead Designer, Artist and Client Liaison

Founded in1986, The Beardsley Company came to represent a new
standard of uncompromising quality in the decorative arts.
Range of work included fine finishing, decorative furniture design,

Classical and contemporary mural work, trompe  l’oeil  and water

Gilding for select clientele nation-wide.



Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design

San Francisco, CA

1983 - 1986


Dean of Students

Directed admissions, foreign student services ,faculty supervision,

Coordinated Board activities and fundraising.


Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design

San Francisco, CA

1981-1983


Dept. Head and Instructor of Textile and Fiber

Taught Basic Design, Textile design, Dyeing, Boumaki,

Shibori and  Silk screening.



EXHIBITIONS and SHOWCASES:


2009

Art of a Community

Arts Benicia Gallery

Benicia, CA


2008

Local Voice

Bedford Gallery, juried show

Walnut Creek, CA


Art for the People

Los Angeles, CA


Soupçon

Arts Benicia Gallery

Benicia, CA


Brad Benedict’s Side Show

Los Angeles, CA


What’s At the Bottom of the Drawer?

Diablo Valley College Art Gallery,

Pleasant Hill, CA


Diptych Project: A Collaboration in Wax

An IEA/NEW collaborative show,

Brian Marki Fine Arts

Portland, OR

Whitney Art Works

Portland, ME


2007

Juried Encaustic Show,

Community Health Resource Center

San Francisco, CA        


Re-Newal: Contemporary Art Using Wax,

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art

Novato, CA


2003

New Venues, New Media

The Tower Gallery,

Amsterdam, Netherlands


2000

The Black Madonna,

Art Masters Gallery,

Watkinsville, GA


Contemporary Collage (President’s Award)

Diablo Valley College Art Gallery,

Pleasant Hill, CA

 
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