WENDY ELLSWORTH - STUDIO BEAD ARTIST

Date of Birth: May 6, 1948

Place of Birth: Washington, D.C.

Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Joan Borenstein

Fleur & Charles Bresler

Francine & Benson Piloff

Camille & Alex Cook

Judy & Marty Bloomfield

Daphne Ferago

Bruce Kaiser

Rhoda & Stanley Epstein

Joan Borenstein

2016

“At the Center, Masters of American Craft” Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Faculty Exhibition Arrowmont School of Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

2014

“Mystical Women” – Evolution, Creativity & Consciousness, Greenshire Arts Consortium, Quakertown, PA

2013

“Ellsworth & Ellsworth”, Jenkins Arboretum, Devon, PA

“Animals”, Pebble Hill Gallery, Doylestown, PA

2012

Pizmo Glass 2012 Bead Invitational, Denver, CO

Kringle Shoppe, Haycock Historical Society, Applebachsville, PA

Faculty Exhibition, Arrowmont School of Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

“Hakuna Matata: A Photo Safari to Kenya”, Pebble Hill Gallery, Doylestown, PA


2011

Pizmo Glass 2011 Bead Invitational, Denver, CO

"Elephants Eye": Bucks County Artist Open Studio Tour

Kringle Shoppe: Featured Artist, Haycock Historical Society, Applebachsville, PA


2010

"Transformation", Greenshire Arts Consortium, Quakertown, PA

Pizmo Glass 2010 Bead Invitational, Denver, CO

Kringle Shoppe, Haycock Historical Society, Applebachsville, PA

“The Human Emotion”, Greenshire Consortium, Quakertown, PA

Faculty Exhibition, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

“Elephant’s Eye”: Buck’s County Artist Open Studio Tour


2009

“Foot Work”, CERF’s 12th collection of miniature objects

Kringle Christmas Shoppe, Applebachsville, PA

“Earth Awakening”, Greenshire Arts Consortium, Quakertown, PA

Faculty Exhibition, Common Ground on the Hill, Westminster, MD

“Elephant’s Eye”: Buck’s County Artist Open Studio Tour


2008

“Beadazzled” Bead Invitational, Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE

Elephant’s Eye Open Studio Tour, Quakertown, PA

"The Heart of Peace", Greenshire Arts Consortium, Quakertown, PA

Faculty Exhibition, Arrowmont Craft School, Gatlinburg, TN

SOFA NY, represented by Mostly Glass, Englewood, NJ


2007

"Interwoven: Contemporary Baskets", Ohio State Museum, Colombus, OH

Faculty Exhibition, National Basketry Organization, Arrowmont Craft School, Gatlinburg, TN

"Awakening the Best", Greenshire Arts Consortium, Quakertown, PA


2006

Faculty Exhibition, Arrowmont Craft School, Gatlinburg, TN

8th Annual Spring Art Show at Cedar Maze, Point Pleasant, PA

Artist Exhibition, Greenshire Arts Consortium, Quakertown, PA


2005

"Small Expressions 2005", Handweaver's Guild of America, Mapleton, GA

“Craft USA ‘05”, Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CTA


2004

"50-50: The Craft Continuim", Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT

"Fine Crafts – Four Virtues", Denver International Airport, Denver, CO

"Contemporary Baskets Invitational", Allied Arts Assoc Art Center, Richland, WA

"Baubles, Bangles & Beads", Galeria el Jardin, Santa Fe, NM

"Celebrating Nature", Los Angeles Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

"SOFA NY", represented by del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


2003

"Fine Crafts 2003-Four Virtues", E. Bliss Center for the Arts, Steamboat Springs, CO

"Basketry Invitational '03", American Art Co., Tacoma, WA

"Small Expressions 2003", Handweavers Guild of America, Houston, TX

Contemporary Baskets '03, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

"SOFA Chicago", SOFA NY, represented by del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

"Threads on the Edge: The Daphne Ferago Fiber Art Collection", Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA


2002

"Art of the State of Pennyslvania 2002", Harrisburg, PA

"The Audacious Bead", Bead Society of Greater Washington Bead Museum, Washington, DC

"Craft USA 2002", Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT

"SOFA Chicago" and "SOFA NY", represented by del Mano Gellery, Los Angeles, CA

"Festival of Beads", Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA

"Contemporary Baskets", The American Art Co., Takoma, WA 98402

"Oceans Alive: Artist Sea Forms", Lynn Bignell Gallery, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT

"Catching the Light: an Exhibition of Contemporary American Seed Beadwork", Lynn Bignell Gallery, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT

Bead International, The Dairy Barn, SE Ohio Cultural Arts Center, Athens, OH

Contemporary Baskets ’02, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Textile Exhibition, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA

Faculty Exhibition, Arrowmont School of Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN


2001

"Contemporary Baskets", Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ

Fiberart International 2001, Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Fiber Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Mayfair 2001, National Juried Fine Crafts Exhibition, Bethlehem, PA

"Small Expressions 2001", Handweavers Guild of America, St. Louis, MO

"SOFA" NY, represented by Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

"SOFA" Chicago, represented by Katie Gingrass Gallery and del Mano Gallery

"Muse of the Wild: Animal Inspirations", Lynn T. Bignell Gallery, Brookfield, CT

"25 Years of Fine Craftsmanship: Brookfield Craft Center Faculty 1976-2001", Brookfield, CT

Contemporary Baskets '01, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Faculty Exhibition, Embellishment, Portland, OR


2000

"Eloquent Beads: Past & Present", DuBois Gallery, LeHigh University, Bethlehem, PA

"SOFA" Chicago, represented by Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

"Object Bead", Suburban Fine Arts Center, Chicago, IL

"Joyce Scott & Friends Revisited", Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA

Contemporary Baskets 2000, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

"Faculty Exhibition", Embellishment, Portland, OR

"Faculty Exhibition", Sandra Blain Gallery, Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, TN

"Faculty Exhibition", Peters Valley Craft Center, Peters Valley, NJ


1999

The Beaded Universe: Strands of Culture, American Craft Museum, NYC

"Bead Something", Prairie Edge Gallery, Rapid City, SD

Faculty Exhibition, Embellishment, Portland, OR

"Contemporary Baskets ‘99", del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

"National Crafts 1999", Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA


1998

"Joyce Scott & Friends", Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA

"Work at Hand", Beadwork & Quilt Show, Signature Gallery, Atlanta, GA

"To Have & To Hold", Spruill Center for the Arts, Atlanta, GA

"Botanical Zoological Beadwork", Beadazzled, Tysons Corner, VA

"Celebration of the Arts", The Potomac School, Mclean, VA

"9th Annual Basketry Invitational", Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

"Contemporary Baskets ‘98", del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

"Faculty Exhibition", Sandra Blain Gallery, Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, TN


1997

Washington Craft Show, Washington, DC

"SOFA" Chicago, Represented by Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

"2nd Annual Best in America", Stones Gallery, San Francisco, CA

"Rebellious Bead", Visual Arts Resources, Eugene, OR (3-year tour)

"Ellsworth & Ellsworth", del Mano Gallery. Los Angeles, CA

"1st Annual Glass Invitational", Morgan @ Mendelson Gallery. Pittsburgh, PA

"8th Annual Basketry Invitational", Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

"The Beaded Object", Southern Highlands Guild, Asheville, NC (traveling)

"Pure Vision: American Bead Artists", Exhibits USA (3-year tour)


1996

Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA

"SOFA" Chicago, Represented by Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

"SOFA" Miami, Represented by Banaker Gallery. San Francisco, CA

"Seed Dreams, Beaded Visions", Goldstein Gallery, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

"7th Annual Basketry Invitational", Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

"Ubiquitous Bead II", Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA

1st Prize, Bead Challenge, SE PA Bead Society, 2006

People's Choice Award, "Small Expressions 2003", Handweaver's Guild of America

2003 Fellowship Grant, PA Council on the Arts

2nd Prize: Bracelet Challenge, SE PA Bead Society, 2002

3rd Prize in Crafts, "Art of the State of Pennslyvania 2002", Harrisburg, PA

Honorable Mention, Mayfair National Juried Fine Crafts Exhibition, Bethlehem, PA 2001

1st Prize: "Gleaming Treasures '96", International Bead & Button Show, Houston, Texas.

2nd Prize: "Gleaming Treasures '95", International Bead & Button Show, Houston, Texas.

3rd Prize: Flower Challenge 2001, Bead Need, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

State Jury Selection, Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsman, 1993

Featured Artist, Bethlehem Fine Arts Exhibition, Bethlehem, PA, 1995

"Bead Challenge 2005: Through the Eyes of a Woman”, My Father’s Beads, Coopersburg, PA

“Bead Challenge 2005”, Bead Society of SE Pennsylvania

"Bead Challenge 2003", Lapidary Journal, Devon, PA

"Remember Me in 2001" Challenge, My Father's Beads, Coopersburg, PA

"Botanical Bracelet 2001", S. Jersey Bead Society

"Catching the Light: An Exhibition of Contemporary American Seed Beadwork", Lynn Bignell Gallery, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT 2002

"Button Blankets: Ceremonial Robes of the Pacific NW Coast", International Bead & Button Conference, Austin, TX, 1997

Articles Written

“Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Beadwork”, Bead & Button, August, 2011

"Alphabet in herringbone stitch", Bead & Button, June, 2007

“Beaded Vessel”, Bead & Button Magazine, June, 2006

“Monkeybiz”, Bead & Button Magazine, December , 2005

"Shaping Kenya's Clay", Bead & Button Magazine, April, 2005

"Cooperative Beading: The Dupoto Women's Group", Bead & Button, August, 2004

"Maasai Collar", Bead & Button, August, 2004

"The Challenges of 3-D Beadwork", Surface Design Journal, Spring, 2003

"Spiral Peyote-stitch Vessel", Bead & Button Magazine, August, 2002

"Beading on Leather", Threads Magazine, Oct/Nov, 1986

"Button Blankets", Bead & Button Magazine, February, 1998

"Ruffled Brooch", Bead & Button Magazine, April, 2000

"Ndebele Spider Web Earrings", Beadwork Magazine, April, 2001

500 Art Necklaces, Lark Publishing, 2013

500 Beaded Jewelry, Lark Publishing, 2012

Beading – The Creative Spirit: Finding Your Sacred Center Through the Art of Beadwork, 2009, Rev Wendy Ellsworth, Skylight Paths, Publ. Co., Woodstock, VT

"Leather Impact", Sew Stylish Magazine, Winter, 2007, Taunton Press

Masters: Beadweaving, Lark Books, 2008

“A blessed Journey Through Beads”, Loretta Radeschi, The Crafts Report, September, 2007

Creative Beading Vol.2, Bead & Button Books, 2007

500 Beaded Baskets, Lark Publishing, 2006

Bead Embroidery: The Complete Guide, Jane Davis, KP Books, F+W Publ, 2005

Best of Bead & Button: Peyote Stitch Projects, Spring, 2005

Beaded Beads, Lark Publishing, 2006

500 Beaded Objects, Lark Publications, 2004

"Wendy Ellsworth...Beading in Circles", Ina Golub, Beadwork Magazine, June/July 2003

A Beaders Guide to Color, Margie Deeb, Watson Guptill Publ., 2004

Jewelry Now, Donna Meilach, Schiffer Publ., 2003

Creative Careers in Crafts, Susan Sager, Allworth Press, 2003

The Best in Contemporary Beadwork, Bead International 2002, the Dairy Barn Cultural Center

The Art of Beadwork, by Valerie Hector, Watson-Guptill, Inc., 2003

The Art & Elegance of Beadweaving: New Jewelry Designs with Classic Stitches, by Carol Wilcox Wells, Sterling Publications, 2002

Beading with Herringbone Stitch, Vickie Star, Interweave Press, 2001

Beading with Peyote Stitch, Jeanneatte Cook & Vickie Star, Interweave Press, 2000

Baskets, Traditions & Beyond, Guild Publications, 2000

"Facets", Lapidary Magazine, January, 2000

"Wood & Beads", Bucks County Town & Living Magazine, Fall 1998

"Exposure", Surface Design Magazine,Vol.22,#3, Spring, 1998

Complete Beading for Beginners, Harbour Publications. B.C., Canada 1996

Creative Bead Weaving: A Contemporary Guide to Classic Off-Loom Stitches, by Carol Wilcox Wells. Lark Publications, NYC, NY 1996

"Facets", Lapidary Journal Annual Bead Issue, 1996

"Circles of Light",Bead & Button Magazine. Issue #15, August, 1996

Brookfield Craft Center, 2008, 2009

Great Lakes Beadworker’s Guild, Franklin, MI. 2007

Pittsburgh Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA. 2007

Out On A Whim Bead Retreat, Las Vegas, NV. 2006

Dupoto Women’s Group, Isinya, Kenya. 2004, 2005, 2006

Umoja Uaso Women’s Group, Archer’s Post, Kenya. 2005, 2006

By the Bead Blue Sea Bead Retreat, Cambria, CA. 2004

Anderson Ranch, Snowmass at Aspen, Co. 2003-2013

"Bead Workshop in Paradise", V11, Beads FOB, Sarasota, FL. 2003

Common Ground on the Hill, Western Maryland College, Westminster, MD. 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2009

Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO. 2002

Bead & Button Show, Milwaukee, WI. 2001, 2002, 2004

MAFA Conference, Towson, MD. 2002

Peters Valley Craft Center, Peters Valley, NJ. 2000

Craft Student League, NYC. 1999, 2000, 2001

Stowe Beading Festival, Stowe, VT. 1999, 2000

Cedar Lakes Craft Center, Ripley, WV. 1999, 2000, 2001, 2011, 2013

The Embroiderers Guild, NSW, Australia. 1998

The Guild of Handweavers & Spinners, NSW, Australia. 1998

The Bead Society of Victoria, Australia. 1998

Arrowmont Craft School, Gatlinburg, TN. Alternate years between 1996 and 2014.

Bodacious Bead Show, Haddonfield, NJ. 1998

Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT. 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

"Embellishment", International Bead & Button Show. Austin, TX. 1997

"Embellishment", International Bead & Button Show, Portland, OR. 1999, 2000, 2001

Maine Crafts Association, Haystack Mountain School, Deer Isle, ME. 1997

Studio One, Oakland, CA. 1995

Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN. 1994

Artist in Schools, Quakertown, P., 1990, 1994-2000

Visiting Artist, Haystack Mountain School, Deer Isle, ME. 1987