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     Beth Surdut, Visual Storyteller 2013                 NEWS FROM  The Creative world of Beth Surdut!                        L'Shana Tovah!

"Her paintings refer to intemperate myths... they evoke the sacred...intimations of the life force...evoking life itself.

    (Marty Fugate, The Longboat Observer newspaper)

     The Mermaids Return video music by Conrad Praetzel compiled by Chalchuhuitl Productions

                             Listening to ravens, paddling with alligators

    Smarter when you think! Raven mug now available on zazzle. Click on the image.

                                                                Smarter When You Think Raven Mug

An illustrated excerpt from  Listening to Raven received  the 2013 Tucson Festival of Books Literary Award for Non Fiction!

                                                     March 2014 AZ ILLUSTRATED TV  Features my Raven Clan


                                                      Exhibitions and Project Calendar


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Tohono Chul in Tucson, Arizona   CHILES! Show runs through Nov 9, 2014

Gift Of The Corn Mother by Beth Surdut Gift of the Corn Mother (silk, dyes resist) $2400 framed


2014-- Justine.SingingDoves.jpg (1777907 bytes)The Modern Tallit -- Tucson  JCC Jan 12 at  2pm-- talk about how I work with clients to design a custom prayer shawl






Herradura_goddess_full2 copy.jpg (285646 bytes)  Herradura Tequila Art Barrel Competition chose 80 "artists of  regard" 10 artists per 8 cities.

    My magical transformation of a 130 lb oak barrel will be  auctioned  in 2014 for charity

  Elemental/Transcendental: The Goddess Returns (how to stuff a dragon and raise a goddess)




The Ashes to Art Project-- Firefighters  Benefit--Artists incorporated charcoal from the 2012 Colorado wildfires to create artwork sold via an online auction

                                                  Ashes_Survivor_Surdut.jpg (5022005 bytes)The Survivor is a three-dimensional piece featuring a pigment print of a juvenile raven —identified by the pink interior of its mouth-- standing on branches drawn with charcoal from the Colorado fire. In front of the glass in the shadow box is a collection of charred wood from the forests devastated by the flames.

For my ongoing Listening to Raven series of drawings and collected stories of science and spirit, one of the myths I’ve come across is that Raven was a beautiful white bird who brought fire to humanity.  While carrying the burning firebrand across the skies, Raven’s white feathers became irrevocably blackened by the smoke as he flew.

Other stories, especially the trickster tales, put Raven in dire circumstances that he really shouldn’t survive. Yet he sometimes literally suffers terrible wounds, puts himself back together, and goes on, as we do—changed, but anticipating the next phase of life.”


         The Survivor by  Beth Surdut  3' deep shadowbox 8.5" x 9.5"


               NY STATE MUSEUM, ALBANY -- Through Dec 2012 Focus on Nature XII: Natural History Illustration exhibition

                            The Encyclopedia of Santa Fe by Mark Cross 2012 defines Raven with one of my raven images


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                                             ORION Magazine Nov/Dec 2011 issue--Raven and I talk about the New Mexico fires

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                                                                      Healing head scarves and prayer shawls

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                                                                   and, just for fun, Beth in The Forward

              Listening To Raven--the print cycle- you may order your signed pieces now.

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                                                                Ten Generations of Ravens                       Beth Surdut 2010


The Next Shamanby Beth Surdut

July 9 ~ August 9, 2010

Solo Exhibition

Art and Stories by Beth Surdut

Randall Davey Audubon Center, Santa Fe,New Mexico


                                          Listening To Raven featured in the Santa Fe New Mexican 1/24/2010

                                        Always check the blog for new drawings, myths and realities

                                                                                   Listening To Raven by Beth Surdut                                                                             Ravens, corvids, wildlife art


 Luscious new wearables inspired by New Mexico, featured in  Southwest Flair magazine and commissioned for world premiere

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                                                       Tallit and Atarah  featured on the Indie Bride and Jewesses with Attitude

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                               The Zenchilada, an exceptional online foodie mag, launched July 5, 2010 with Gift of the Corn Mother

                        Dec 10,2008 FEAST OF COLOR, feature article by Pat West -Barker in the Taste section of the Santa Fe New Mexican

                        Dec 8, commissioned cover, Gift of the Corn Mother, for the winter issue of Edible Santa Fe Magazine with

                                                                            All Choked Up or the Heart of the Matter recipe inside

                                 NOV 15, INTERVIEW -- Gardens, Food & Santa Fe hosted by  Bob Ross and KSFR 101.1 FM


                                   SFnewmex1.jpg (293961 bytes) October 2008--Santa Fe New Mexican Creative Critters article Cats for the Mind by  Beth Surdut 2007


Tampa International Airport displays original paintings by Beth Surdut until December 1, 2008

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                  Oct 24~ Nov 17   Myths, Masks, Rites & Rituals at Aurora Colors Gallery  Petaluma,CA.

                                             Come see a selection of some of my best new mythologies.

              Spirits of the Millstone    Spirits of the Millstone by Beth Surdut       Beth Surdut

      Oct 20th, the Siesta Key Catwalk raised money and

participants walked away with my Cats for the Mind tee

                      Cats for the Mind by  Beth Surdut 2007                                                                                                                                                                                            Read the story of Mr. Stinky & the Wild Princess

                    Working on site creating murals of a bamboo forest in a courtyard surrounding a Zen garden.

                    Ongoing tales of dumping a whole can of lavender paint on my head and chased by angry wasps may be found on my blog

   Tranquility.Mural by Beth Surdut 2007Tranquility.transom by Beth Surdut 2007bamboodentistdoor.jpg (395390 bytes)        Sea Plane Surdut mural

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June 2007--Speaking of life and love, Beth created a colorful, joyous chuppah chuppah.jpg Jewish wedding canopy

May 2007 Senses of Beth Surdut by Brancifort feature profile of Beth and her work in the Mind, Body, Spirit issue









Angels,Clowns,Loggerheads &Butterflies swim amidst ambient walls--private commissioned paintings with ambient walls

                                                                The Aquarium ©Beth Surdut 2007

                                                                      Loggerhead detail


            To Russia with  love: The official mayoral delegation from Vladimir returned home in January with

                                                    Come Walk With Me    ©Beth Surdut 2007          

"You have created this gift from your heart, and I am honored to bring a piece of your heart back to Vladimir for our people to see,"

said Yuri Fedorov, head of the Vladimir Department of International Relations and Tourism.

                         Created for Sarasota Sister Cities Association as a gift from Sarasota, Florida  to Vladimir, Russia

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         A visionary invitation to an egalitarian world that respects and embraces all cultures.


Support WSLR-- home grown radio with a global  perspective--Give the station $200 or more
and receive a luscious signed Beth Surdut print. Click here.

Talk to me about Dream Vessels, the international creative visualization project, if you want to be a sponsor or participant in particularly, but never limited to, San Francisco, Miami, NYC, Paris, London and Barcelona.

The Design Empress strikes again--January 2007  Sarasota Homes & Lifestyles magazine features a color-luscious place setting from the Surdut Tropical Linen Collection. Three designs are available at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Stay tuned for  a MEET  THE ARTIST date.

January 9, 2007 at  Surface Design Guild of Sarasota, Beth presented Dancing with the Mirthful Muse  a lively and inspirational discussion on fostering creativity.

July/Aug 2006 Sarasota Magazine, that chic and savvy tome of taste, features a fab article and pictures of Planet Beth.  Linens featured .Beth Surdut photo by  Luca  Guaneri

If you missed the Creators and Collectors Tour of seven artists  homes and studios chosen  by the Fine Arts Society Society of Sarasota, please contact me for your own tour of my studio. Small groups are welcome.We had a fabulous  time  with paintings  sold to collectors in  Rhode Island, Chicago, and Canada.



Surdut Tropical Table Linen Collection which debuted at Bloomingdale's, is available at the Ringling Museum, featured in The Boston Globe's Life At Home, includes napkins, placemats printed and traced in gold on 100% cotton celebrate the romance of the tropics.

Bamboo Forest placemats and napkins, were originally commissioned by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts after record breaking sales of the Surdut Tropical Table Linen Collection in conjunction with the spectacular Gauguin Tahiti blockbuster exhibition.

   Birds of Paradise grow on a lush red or bold blue ground ; orange Heliconia on elegant black debuted in Bloomingdale's in Manhattan and Boca Raton in 2004.  

                 Bamboo Forest                                                                 

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Let's Go Hawaiian January 31-June 20, 2004: Beth designed this hot Hawaiian shirt show at the American Textile History  Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts with a jungle, waterfall, volcano and beaches featuring a vintage Aloha shirt collection along with the current generation of aloha wear, including this artist's one-of-a-kind hand painted silk men's shirts. Great media coverage in The Boston Globe,  Boston Herald,  Lawrence Eagle Tribune, Lowell Sun, Harvard Hillside and more.

                     The Ultimate Aloha Shirt™   by Beth Surdut is pure silk      Visit  the body art page for more                                       

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                        Hand painted, custom designed, custom sewn, custom fit                                

Ultimate Aloha Shirts™   © Beth Surdut    

Visit  the body art page for more    


NOTECARDS: Sets of 12 cards in three mixed images are now available for $28.00 a set: Heliconia, Jungle Walk, and Macaws and Mangoes. Send an email for payment instructions.

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