Beverly Sky | Brickbottom Artists
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July Assemblage Gallery Fort Point Channel, Boston, ARTiculations: Three Artists, Three Mediums,
Curated by Beverly Sky
April Antes y Despues de Cortes: Una Breva Historia de Mexico, Fabric Collage on Canvas, 4ft x 10 ft,
Selected to be in the permanent collection of Instituto Nacional de Belles Artes (INBA) in
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Mar Solo Show: Mexican Inspirations, Galeria NUVO at the Esquela Modelo, Mineral de Pozos, Guanajuato, Mexico
Jun Founders Show: Brickbottom Artists Gallery, Somerville, MA
Sept Artist Residency at VCCA, Auvillar, France

Lilith Literary Magazine, Winter 2017, publishing two chapters from my memoir about the Holocaust WWII

July Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Juried Group Show, Real / Ideal, David Guerra, Curator
Dec Temple Shalom, Newton, MA, Commissioned Design for Needlepoint Torah Cover

July Mills Gallery, Boston Center For the Arts, Juried Group Show, Place-Making Objects
Aug New England Bio Labs, Solo show, curated by Art Focus and NEB, Ipswich, MA
Nov Artist Residency Fellowship at Vermont Studio Center
Dec Excellence in Fiber Art Online Gallery 2016, Fiber Art Now Magazine

Jan Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Juried Group Show
July Catamaran Literary Journal, Five Fabric Collage Images published
Sept Urbanity Gallery, Juried Group Show, Boston, MA
Dec Virginia Center for Culture and Art (VCCA), Artist Fellowship


April La Aurora Moyshen Galeria, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Solo show
Oct Fort Point Artist Community Gallery FPAC, Narrative | Non-Narrative: Two Artistic Approaches
Juried Show, October 23 to December 6 Mills Gallery, Boston Center For The Arts, Process Goes Public


January - Mills Gallery, Boston Center For The Arts, Process Goes Public
March - La Galeria, Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, Mujeres: Alchemical Connection
April - Fort Point Art Basin Public Art Installation: Night Blooming Day LiliesNovember - November - Nave Gallery, Science Meets Art, Juried Group Show, Somerville, MA


April - OKU Gallery: Small Works, United South End Artists Show, Boston, MA
May - Galeria Cazares: Festival of Contemporary Art, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
September - Thompson Gallery, Strange Glue: Collage@100, Juried Show, Weston, MA
November - Commission for Public Art Installation at the Fort Point Art Basin: Juried Competition
December - Mills Gallery, Process Goes Public, Boston Center for the Arts, Juried Group Show


February - April - Surface Design Association Juried Show at Artworks Gallery,
New Bedford, MA
May - Feasts, Artists Book, Brickbottom Artist Gallery, Somerville, MA
November - Art Complex Museum Back Forty, 40th Anniversary Show, Juried exhibit of current work by artists in the museum's permanent collection, Duxbury, MA


February Group show, Galeria #6, Mineral De Pozos, GTO, Mexico
April – Hand Papermaking Magazine, Jury selected as one of 25 International artists to participate in a limited edition 25th Anniversary Portfolio of work in handmade paper.
July – Interfaith Chapel, Newbridge on the Charles: Design and Installation of Skylight glass and mirror sculpture. Newbridge on the Charles is a senior living community in Dedham, MA
August – Rashi School, Dedham, MA: Renovation and Curtain design for Ark in main sanctuary.


March - La Fibra De La Vida, Galeria #6 - Mineral De Pozos, Mexico
April - The Natural World, Brickbottom Artists Gallery, Somerville, MA
May - The Odysseus Project: War and It’s Social Consequences,
Installation: Nazis Planted A Forest To Hide The Mass Graves,
Sprayed Handmade Paper Sheets, Art@12 Farnsworth Street, Fort Point Channel, Boston
June - Big, Brickbottom Artists Gallery, Somerville, MA
July - Artscope Magazine, Centerfold Artist, Juried Selection,
The Flowering Of The Buddha Mind: Transcendence, Fabric collage
August – Quiltscapes, Juried Show, Whistler House Museum, Lowell, MA
Nov – Design and Installation of main synagogue at Newbridge on the Charles, a senior living community in Dedham, MA


March - Women of the Cloth, Juried Show, Bunker Hill CC Gallery – Boston, MA
April - Milestones and Breakthroughs, Brickbottom Artists Gallery,Somerville,MA
May - Five Artists In Pozos @ Galleria #6, Jardin #6, Mineral de Pozos, Mexico
June - Danforth Museum – Members Juried Show, Framingham, MA


June - Danforth Museum - Honorable Mention, Members Juried Show, Framingham, MA
June - Into The Woods, Group Show, Thomas Moser Gallery, Boston, MA
September - Fabrications: Fabric As Medium - Curator and exhibiting artist, Brickbottom Artists Gallery, Somerville


February - Gallery Casa Mexicana, Solo Show, Mineral de Pozos, Mexico
April - Featured on National Public Television - 'Boomers' featured artwork titled:The Certain Journey: A handmade paper and collage installation about death and the Holocaust.
April - Art of the Spirit - designed and produced full color art book describing the story of the collaboration and creation of the Temple Beth Zion Faith Quilts
April - Art of the Spirit: the Temple Beth Zion Faith Quilts - edited and produced a 30 minute DVD telling the story of a two year fabric collage project coordinating and directing thirty people in the creation of two seven foot by fourteen foot tapestries
April - Boston Center for the Arts, The Faith Quilts Project Installation and Presentation
April - Boston Public Library, Main Lobby, Installation of the Temple Beth Zion Faith Quilts fabric collage technique
September - Commission to design and create a new Ark interior, curtains and Torah reading table cover for the Chapel at Temple Kehillath Israel, Brookline, Ma
September - Faith in Art - Juried Exhibition, Bunker Hill College Art Gallery
October - Galleria # 6, Group Show, Mineral de Pozos, Guanajuato, Mexico


January - The Certain Journey: Meditations on Lives Passing, Group show, Brickbottom Artists Gallery, Somerville, MA
February - The Creative Process, Brickbottom Artists Gallery,
April - Worcester Art Museum, Faculty Show, Worcester, MA
September - The Faith Quilts of Temple Beth Zion – Creative Director of two 7 ft. x 14 ft,Tapestries made using fabric collage technique.
November - Featured artist on HGTV's "That's Clever" in studio interview and papermaking demonstration
November - Hand Paper Making Magazine: Pulp Painting Portfolio - One of eighteen international paper artists selected to contribute original art for limited edition pulp painting portfolio


June - Tufts University Aidekman Gallery, Juried Show
June - Dragonfly Gallery, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA
July - Brickbottom Artists Gallery,"Big" Group show, Somerville, MA
October - Thos. Moser Gallery, Group show, Boston, MA


April - Words on Fire, Perkins Gallery, Stoughton, MA
June - American Museum of Papermaking, Solo Show Retrospective / Twenty Years of Papermaking, Atlanta, GA
June - Crane Museum of Papermaking, Celebration Of American Paper Arts
July - Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes "Papermakers", Santiago, Chile
July - Big, Brickbottom Artists Gallery- Group Show
July - Dragonfly Gallery, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA


July - Dragonfly Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA
July - Hand Paper Making Magazine - Featured article on pulp painting techniques


April - A Sense of Place J.Mussafer, Fine Arts Gallery
September - The Creative Process, Brickbottom Artists Gallery
November- Interpreting the Masters, Fletcher/Priest Gallery, Worcester, MA


February - Contemporary Impressions, J. Mussafer, Fine Arts Gallery


March - Higgins Art Gallery - Juried Show - “A Spectrum of Mediums’ Brewster, MA
June - Group Show, Starr Gallery - Newton, MA
September - - Baked Goods, Brickbottom Artists Gallery, Somerville, MA


March - Pine Manor College- Juried Show
September - Berkshire Museum of Art - Juried Show
July - Brickbottom Artists Gallery / Group Show
October - Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Main Gallery 2-D and 3-D Installation of Handmade Paper


January - Art and The Lucid Dream, Federal Reserve Bank, Main Gallery


March - Diana Levine fine Arts, Design Center, Boston


- Handmade Paper, Diana Levine Fine Arts, Design Center, Boston, Davio’s Restaurant, Newbury Street, 1991-1993


June - Two Fiber Artists, Diana Levine Fine Arts, Design Center, Boston


January - Handmade Paper, Five Approaches, Brockton Art Museum
June - Handmade Paper and Collage, Gallery Fotene, Newbury Street


February – Group Show, Diana Levine Fine Arts, Design Center, Boston
May - Arnold Arboretum, Juried Show, “Lilac Sunday”


MarchScreens: A set design composed of Handmade Paper Screens for Jo Ha Kyu, a contemporary dance company influenced by the Noh theater of Japan,Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts
September - Paperworks : A Regional Survey of Handmade Paper Artists, Co-Curator, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA
November - Autumn Roji, Installation of Handmade Paper Hangings, Fotene DeMoulas Gallery, Newbury Street,


April - Works of Paper, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA
June - Color and Light, Gallery Fotene, Newbury Street
June - Brookline Artists Open Studios, Juried Show


April - The Way of Tea: Installation of Handmade Paper Screens, Main Gallery, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA,
June - Group Show, Gallery on the Green, Lexington, MA
September – Group Show, North Hall Gallery, Mass College of Art


Artscope Magazine – Juriy selected centerfold artist for July / August 2009 issue
Honorable Mention – Danforth Museum, Juried Members Show, 2007
Worcester Art Museum, Francis J. Kinnicutt Grant 2005 - Artist Travel Grant to study Papermaking Techniques in Mexico
Massachusetts Arts Lottery Grant, 1992 for teaching handmade papermaking techniques to high school art majors in Brookline, MA
Massachusetts Arts Lottery Grant , 1986 for Handmade Paper set design for Dance/Performance Group “Jo Ha Kyu”.


Permanent Collections of the following institutions: (Partial Listing)
Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. Bank of Boston, Fidelity Investments, Choate, Hall and Stewart, Baybank, Beth Israel Hospital, Peabody and Arnold, Boston College, Forrester Research, Burns & Levinson, Providence Hilton Hotel, Repose, Right Associates, Tucker Anthony, Goodwin-Proctor, Molecular, Harvard Vanguard, Kenmore Sq. Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ., Asian American Civic Organization, UMASS Boston, Joiner Center Collection


Born in Salzburg, Austria, November 15, 1947
Attended City College of New York and Art Students League
Studied Dance with Alwin Nickolais
Studied Fiber Arts and Weaving with Gretchen Muller and Ted Hallman
Weaving Scholarship to Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina
Taught off-loom techniques at the Vershire School, Vershire, Vermont
Moved to Japan (1969 - 1976) and studied weaving and textile arts in Kyoto
Attended Urasenke School for Tea Ceremony (1969-1971)
Co-Founded Autumn Press, Inc., a publishing company specializing in books about Asia for the West.
As Art-Director, designed and produced 18 books, including:
The Book of Tofu, The Book of Miso, The Lima Ohsawa Cookbook, The Book of Whole Meals, Cry of the People by Kim Chi Ha, Of Separateness and Merging by Ellen Bass, The Temple in Man by R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz, and Nuclear Madness by Dr. Helen Caldicott.
Harvard University, 1980 - Lecturer on ' The World of the Small Publisher' N.E. Poet's Conference
Honorable Mention by Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs for a monotype exhibited at Boston City Hall in conjunction with Boston’s 350th Birthday Celebration.
Designer, Art-Director at Illuminations, Inc. A graphic arts publishing company (1980-1983)
Member: EES/ARTS, a printmaking collaborative (1981-1983)
Art - Directors Club of Boston (1980-1984)
The Art Connection (2009- )
Founder of River Street Artists, Waltham, MA, 1984-86
Founding Member of Brickbottom Artists Building, 1997 to present
Board Member of Temple Beth Zion, Brookline,MA, 1999- 2005

Volunteer Work

Board Member Union Park Neighborhood Association, 2007 to present
Volunteer Reiki Master at Brigham & Women's Hospiital, Brookline, MA 2009 - 2011
Board Member of United South End Artists

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