Wonderous Chair E Pie

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Working on art for the upcoming ISEA juried show in 2016. This pie is part of three food dishes. More to come. 

The Crow Show San Diego

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

 Entered the San Diego Crow Show. "A New Raven and Whale Tale". 20" x. 24"   The piece was accepted at The Studio Door's Crow Show 2016.  The gallery will feature 57 works out of 191 entries. Reception is on Feb. 2 from 6 pm - 9 pm.  Show runs from February 5- 28.  If you are in the area please stop and tell them Beth sent you.
         The whale, raven, and totem pole are made with craft foamy, printed on tissue paper.

Twisted Fish Hallery

Monday, December 21, 2015

My latest work is being shown at the beautiful Twisted Fish Gallery in Elk Rapids , MI. If you get a chance to stop by, DO!!  I am humbled to be with well known Northern Michigan artists like Del Michels, Charles Murphy, Jerry Gates, and others. 

"Cup and Spoon".

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Just finished "Cup and Spoon". Collage on canvas with found objects. Can I wrap it up for you?

Farm to Frame moves to Franklin

Saturday, December 12, 2015

The Crooked Tree Farm to Frame show has moved to the Franklin restaurant downtown Traverse City. It will be there until the end of December. If you are downtown TC take a look. I have two pictures in the show. 

Winter Daydreams 12" x 12"

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Back at work. Splurged on more canvases. 

Ron Jolly Show and GT Distillery

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Winter Shoreline
24" x 24"

Thanks so much for the opportunity to be on the Art Review with Paul LaPorte , Ron Jolly and Robin Stanley on the Ron Jolly Show AM 580.  The show always focuses on art news around the area.  It was a blast.  

Join us for Ladies' Night on Thursday, Dec. 10, downtown Traverse City.  I hear the GT Distillery is really hopping.  Come view the Art Mixer show with artwork by Kristy Avery, Del Michels, and myself.  All work is for sale and can be taken from the wall with payment.  Also, enjoy the Distillery products.  I especially like their White Russian cocktail.

Art Mixer at the GT Distillery

Saturday, November 28, 2015

"Autumn Slumber" 12" x 12"    $265
Opening Fri, Dec. 4 at the GT Distillery downtown Traverse City, The Art Mixer, a show of new work from Kristy Avery and Delbert Michels, and myself.  The show will open Fri. from 4- 10 pm.  Art, conversation, and spirits.  Show will run from Dec. 4 - Jan. 4.  Come join the fun and do some Christmas shopping.

Work in progress

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Who knows how it will end up. 

To this. "Unknown Language". 16" x 20"

"Autumn Slumber" 12" x 12"

Sunday, November 15, 2015

New collage on canvas. Practicing transfers, stamping and mark making. Restful and subdued. 😴

New 12x12 creations

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

I have been working on a series of 12" x 12" pictures created with found objects. These pieces include wire, washers, rusted metal, and bottle caps. Nicely framed and ready to go. 

Beginning Collage Class

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Ladies in my collage class at Creative 360 in Midland. Very busy class. Lots of risk taking. We completed two 5" x7" structures. Great job, ladies. 

Memories of a Friend

Friday, October 30, 2015

Another 24"x24" collage on canvas finished. Working with people. Really enjoyed the challenge. 

AAWA SHOW at the Ann Arbor Library

Friday, October 23, 2015

A great showing at the Ann Arbor Library. 

"Memories of Falling Leaves"

Friday, October 16, 2015

Art Goes to the Ann Arbor Library

  Caging Chaos
24" x 24"
Mixed media
"Caging Chaos" is on display at the Ann Arbor Library, Ann Arbor, MI.  It is part of the Ann Arbor Women Artists' Fall show.  The opening reception is Oct. 23.  I'm so thrilled to be a part of this show. Stop by if you are in the area.

Art in progress

Sunday, October 11, 2015

It started with this    

And ended up with this. 
I'm not quite finished, but it is all about the process. Using word transfers, a little tissue, and acrylic paint.   Much better. 

Helga Flower at the ISEA Symposium

Saturday, October 3, 2015

It was a pleasure to watch Hega demonstrate her techniques during the ISRA Symposium at the Park Place Hotel in Traverse City, MI. I especially liked her use of paper in her bird's nest picture. Great job, Helga. 

Awards at GACA

Sunday, September 13, 2015

"More Than Tea Leaves" takes an  Honorable Mention  and a People's  Choice Award at the Fine Arts Show in Gaylord. 

Work at the Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City

Friday, September 11, 2015

"Cronies Night Out"
"Raven Blizzard"

"Cronies Night Out" has arrived at the Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City, Mi. as part of the 24th Annual Exhibition of the International Society of Experimental Artists. The show was juried by Traverse City artist Rufus Snoddy.  
A Members' Reception will be held September 19.  The show will run from Sept. 20 through Nov. 29.  Check out my work in the Dennos Museum Gift Shop, "Raven Blizzard" and more.

Gaylord Center for the Arts Reception

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Winning Number
"More Than Tea Leaves"
Gaylord Area Center for the Arts will be holding their Fine Arts Show reception on Sat. September 12 from 5 pm- 7pm.  My pieces are in the show just waiting for a prize.  Come join me for drinks and light refreshments.

Storm Memories

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Just finished a 24" x 24" collage on canvas, "Storm Memories". It is my response to the big storm that came through our area. Enjoy!

"Braving the Storm" finds a home

Thursday, August 20, 2015

"Braving the Storm" SOLD. Even kitty is enjoying the artwork. Thank you. 

Collage on Canvas- Creative 360 Gallery, Midland, Aug. 29

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Collage on Canvas with Beth Bynum
Play with collage on canvas.  Create unique backgrounds.  Enhance your collage with original stamps.  Learn techniques such as masking and transfers.  You will take home three finished collages.  Join the class where there are “no mistakes”.

Crative 360 Gallery, Midland, MI
Class held Aug. 29, 10 am-3 pm
$60 +$5 supplies cash/check,    $63 + $5 supplies credit/debit
Supply List for Collage on Canvas   Beth Bynum
 Call 231-263-5396       or e-mail   bethbynum@aol.com
I will furnish:
             Matte Medium glue                                          Gesso
            Acrylic Paints                                                  Paint Brushes 
     Rubber stamps                                                Sponge squares
     Craft foam

You need to bring:
     2 small canvases or wooden box structures  or canvas on board
   1 LARGE CANVAS 12” x 12”
    small containers to water down your paint
   Magazine images, old postage stamps, patterned paper napkins
   Hunt for pictures and colors you might like to use.
        1. Tear out magazine pages with large letters and numbers
        2. Find magazine pages with maps
   Acrylic paint in your favorite colors
Assorted collage papers: favorite scraps of decorative scrapbook papers, homemade paper, lace or marbled papers, maps, old letters
    Styrofoam trays
    white tissue paper
    Paper towels
     2-3 magazines you can cut up

    Quotes or words printed onto paper or vellum 
     Copies of photos printed onto matte photo paper
      String or thread, scraps of fabric
 Found objects, metal objects, bottle caps, watch parts, bits and bobs
     Heat Gun
     LUNCH : bring a sandwich, we usually work and eat lunch at the same time.

Working on a new piece

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Interested in trying new techniques. This is painted tissue, painted deli paper, and a piece of carpet plastic ( the grid work). I have made some red marks with pastels, but I don't like the way it looks pink. I've used gesso and white paint. Lots of work yet to do. The process is the fun. Stay tuned. 

ISEA Early Bird Special for Park Place ends today

Sunday, August 9, 2015

ISEA Early Bird Special for Park Place ends today!

Check out symposium events : http://www.iseaartexhibit.org/Symposium-Info 

Collage on Canvas Class- Gaylord Center for the Arts

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Daisy Key
11" x 14"
Collage on Canvas Class
still has some room.

Gaylord Center for the Arts
Gaylord, MI
Aug. 15, 10 pm-3pm
All skill levels.
Call the Arts Center
or call me: 231-263-5396

Homage to Monet #2 coming to Botanic Garden

Monday, August 3, 2015

Homage to Monet #2

Living in a place with ponds, lakes, streams and water lilies, I was inspired to create a series of Monet-like pictures.  This 30" x 40" mixed-media on canvas will be part of my new show being hung at the Botanic Garden Visitor Center at Historic Barns Park in Traverse City, MI.  The opening reception will be Aug. 14, from 5pm- 7pm.  Enjoy the beautiful gardens and barns.  Come and enjoy my art.

ISEA "Casino Bingo"

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Still time to sign up for classes at the International Experimental Artists Symposium to be held in Traverse City, MI,  Sept. 23-29, 2015

Casino Collage with Beth Bynum

Time to play.  One way to rejuvenate creativity is to have fun.  Throw caution to the wind and try out Casino Collage.  The dealer, Beth Bynum, will tell you the direction to go:  scribble with a crayon, cut letters in half, make a Styrofoam stamp, add tissue, make a faux postage stamp,  splatter, cover-up, rip off, add color, stencil, and let the cards do the thinking.  Take a risk.  Experiment.  Collage is forgiving: “anything goes”.  Take home two 5” x 7” pieces of original art.  Play the Casino Collage game, or do your own thing, but come join the fun and let your sparked imagination be the payout.
Class length: 2 hrs.  Two class sessions to be held at the Park Place Hotel.  All materials furnished.  $85 per person (members).  $105 Non-members.  Class size limited to 15.  

Check out class by Rufus Snoddy.  Check out demos to be held at the Park Place Hotel in Traverse City. http://www.iseaartexhibit.org/page-1862791

Find my Art at Live For Art Beulah, MI

Saturday, August 1, 2015

 Listen to the Silence
8" x 10"
Curtained View
8" x 10"

My photography and digital collage are now being displayed at Live For Art Gallery in Beulah, MI. This fine gallery is owned by Mary Lane and features a number of fabulous local artists.  I'm proud to be included.  Check out the gallery.

Opening Botanic Garden Traverse City, MI

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Lilac Perfume
Digital Photography
11" x 14"

Mark Your Calendar
Opening Reception
for Beth Bynum Art

Aug. 14, 5 pm- 7 pm
Botanic Garden Visitor Center at Historic Park
Traverse City, MI
Show runs through the month of August.
New work in collage and photography.
Join the fun!

Upcoming Classes

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Water Rising
5" x 7"
Mono-print, Collage

Mark Your Calendar!!!  Coming to a town near you.  

Sat.  Aug. 15,  10 am- 3 pm  $50
Collage on Canvas Class 

Gaylord Area Council for the Arts
125 E. Main St, Gaylord MI 49735

Call to register.

Sat. Aug. 29, 10 am- 3 pm  $60 + $5 materials
Collage on Canvas Class
Creative 360
Midland, MI