Creativity is all of life's actions.
ravens, corvids, raven art, wildlife art
NEWS FROM PLANET BETH! 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)
Listening to ravens, paddling with alligators http://surdut.blogspot.com/
Exhibitions and Project Calendar
An illustrated excerpt from Listening to Raven received the 2013 Tucson Festival of Books Literary Award for Non Fiction!
Herradura Tequila Art Barrel Competition chose 80 "artists of regard" 10 artists per 8 cities.
You may cast your vote until 4 PM (EST) on November 19, 2013
for my magical transformation of a 130 lb oak barrel into
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
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
For my ongoing Listening to Raven series of drawings and collected stories of science and spirit, one of the myths Ive come across is that Raven was a beautiful white bird who brought fire to humanity. While carrying the burning firebrand across the skies, Ravens 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 shouldnt survive. Yet he sometimes literally suffers terrible wounds, puts himself back together, and goes on, as we dochanged, but anticipating the next phase of life.
The Survivor by Beth Surdut 3' deep shadowbox 8.5" x 9.5"
Kindred spirits--New Mexico History Museum sells my raven images year round.
NY STATE MUSEUM, ALBANY -- Through Dec 2012 Focus on Nature XII: Natural History Illustration exhibition
The Encyclopedia of Santa Fe by Mark Cross -just out April 2012-- defines Raven with one of my raven images
Johnsons of Madrid Gallery -- New Mexico Artists exhibit through 2012
ORION Magazine Nov/Dec 2011 issue--Raven and I talk about the New Mexico fires
and, just for fun, Beth in The Forward
Ten Generations of Ravens Beth Surdut 2010
Art and Stories by Beth Surdut
Randall Davey Audubon Center, Santa Fe,New Mexico
Luscious new wearables inspired by New Mexico, featured in Southwest Flair magazine and commissioned for world premiere
Tallit and Atarah featured on the Indie Bride and Jewesses with Attitude
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
October 2008--Santa Fe New Mexican Creative Critters article
Tampa International Airport displays original paintings by Beth Surdut until December 1, 2008
Location: Landside Terminal, Level 3
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
May 2007 Senses Magazine~ feature profile of Beth and her work in the Mind, Body, Spirit issue
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
A visionary invitation to an egalitarian world that respects and embraces all cultures.
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.
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.
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
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.