Bebe Keith

 

Education

MINNEAPOLIS COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE Associate’s Degree in Graphic Design 2004

HAMLINE UNIVERSITY Master in Education 1996

CONCORDIA COLLEGE Kindergarten Endorsement 1994

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA BS in Elementary Education 1988

 

Public Art

2018

Ridgedale Public Library, Minnetonka, MN (hanging glass panels)

Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN (glass sculpture)

2017

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (22 mosaic hexagons)

Josephine Community Libraries, Grants Pass, OR

Neuroscience Center, St. Paul, MN

Gillette Children's Hospital, St. Paul, MN

2016

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (large glass window)

Children's Hospital, Minneapolis, MN

Mercy Hospital, Coon Rapids, MN

2015

Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

2014

Minnetonka North Memorial Medical Center, Minnetonka, MN

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

2013

Children's Hospital St. Paul, MN

Children's Hospital Boston, MA

Westfield Hospital, New Richmond, WI

Allina Unity Hospital, Fridley, MN

2012

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, MN 

Mayo Clinic, Austin, MN

Jamestown Regional Medical Center, Jamestown, ND

2011

Children's Hospital, St. Paul, MN

Carondelet Village, St. Paul, MN

Viterbo University School of Nursing Building, La Crosse, WI

University of Minnesota Amplatz Medical Center, Riverside Campus, NICU, Minneapolis, MN

Lakeview Hospital, Rice Lake, WI

Health Partners Como Clinic, St. Paul, MN 

2010

St. Francis Hospital, Birth Center, Milwaukee, WI

Gillette Children's Hospital, seven mosaics, St. Paul, MN

Children's Hospital, large scale mosaic, Minneapolis, MN

Bemidji Regional Event Center/Sanford Center, designed 15,000+ square foot epoxy terrazzo floor, Bemidji, MN

Kaiser Permanente Hospital, two mosaics for Labor and Delivery, Los Angeles, CA

Health Partners, Woodbury, MN

Health Partners, Sartell, MN

Health Partners, Cottage Grove, MN

Olmsted Medical Center, four mosaics, Preston, MN

2009 and earlier

Mayo Clinic, four mosaics, Rochester, MN

Roseville Bandshell, design cement terrazzo medallion, Roseville, MN

Kaiser-Permanente Medical (LAMC), thirty-two mosaics, Los Angeles, CA 

St. Joseph's Hospital, two large scale mosaics, St. Paul, MN 

St. Cloud Great River Regional Library, large scale mosaic, St. Cloud, MN 

Rice Street Branch of the St. Paul Public Library System, large scale mosaic, St. Paul, MN

Regions Hospital, Medical Library, St. Paul, MN

Fairview Pediatric Facilty, Minneapolis, MN

Bank, Willmar, MN 

Eye clinic, Willmar, MN 

University of Iowa Hospital, eight mosaics, Iowa City, IA

Dell Children’s Hospital, five mosaics, Austin, Texas

Fairview Riverside Adult Behavioral Health Unit, Minneapolis, MN 

Health Partners Specialty Clinic, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

Solo Shows/Featured Artist

Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MN October/November 2019

Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota, MN 2018

Gallery 360, Minneapolis, MN 2018

Healing Arts Exhibition, Hudson Hospital August 2016

Small Things show, Lanesboro, MN 2015

Lanesboro Arts, Lanesboro, MN spring 2014

Lanesboro Arts, Lanesboro, MN October 2012

Owatonna Art Center, Owatonna, MN August 2011

Grand Hand Gallery, St. Paul, MN December 2010

Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MN Oct/Nov 2008

Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI January/February 2008

Bloomington Center for the Arts, Bloomington, MN November/December 2007

Gallery 360 Minneapolis, MN April/May 2007

Old Gem Gallery, WI 2006 

Cornucopia Art Gallery, Lanesboro, MN 2006

Buffalo Fish Fine Art Gallery Willmar, MN 2006

Mosaic on a Stick, St. Paul, MN 2006

Minneapolis Public Library Washburn, Minneapolis, MN November 2005

 

Group Shows

Art Force Color of the Year show, Minneapolis, MN 2019

Whitby Gallery, St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN 2015

Edina Art Center 2015

Arts in Harmony National Competition: 2015 (Second Place)

Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Competition: 2004 (Second Place), 2006, 2008 (Honorable Mention), 2009, 2010 (First Place), 2012, 2016, 2017

Bluff Country Studio Art Tour: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Gallery 360 Five Foot Show, Minneapolis, MN 2009/2010

Red Wing Minnesota Mosaic Guild show, Red Wing, MN 2009

Minnesota Mosaic Guild Art-a-Whirl show, Minneapolis, MN 2007, 2008, 2009 

Winona Summer on the River Show, Winona, MN 2006

Northrup King Studio Tours First Thursday Event, Minneapolis, Minnesota 2005

Undercroft Gallery, St. Paul, Minnesota 2005

ArTrujillo Gallery, Northeast Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2004, 2005

Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Laura H. Miles Gallery, Minnetonka, MN, 2004

Artists du Nord Northern Showcase Blaine, Minnesota, 2004

Minnesota State Fair, Creative Activities Competition, 2002

 

Licensing

Artists to Watch (Notecards and wall art) 2016 - present

Awards and Honors

Third Place, Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Competition 2019

Studio:HERE Selected to be the demo artist for the day in the Fine Arts Building at the Minnesota State Fair 2018

Second Place in Glass, Nationwide Arts in Harmony Competition 2015

Finalist for Rochester Ardee Award, which celebrate the arts in SE MN 2014

Best Bathroom Art, Minnesota Monthly Magazine 2013

Honorable Mention for Bemidji floor, National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association 2011

First Place, Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Competition 2010

1st Place, Contemporary Art Mosaics Competition #3, Complimentary Colors 

Named a 2007 Emerging Artist, FORECAST Public Art 2007 

Minnesota Association of Government Communicators, Award of Merit 2006 (Graphic Design) 

Honorable Mention, Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Competition 2006

Finalist, FORECAST Public Art Project, St. Paul, Minnesota 2006

Minnesota Association of Government Communicators, Award of Excellence 2004 (Graphic Design)

2nd Place, Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Competition 2004

1st Place, Minnesota State Fair Creative Activities Competition 2002

 

Galleries - Past and Present

Gallery 360, Minneapolis, MN

Grand Hand Gallery, St. Paul, MN

Lanesboro Art Center, Lanesboro, MN 

Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota MN

Maplestone Gallery, Creemore, Ontario, Canada

Something Original, Grand Rapids, MN 

Buffalo Fish Fine Art Gallery, Willmar, MN 

Mosaic on a Stick, St. Paul, MN 

Clover Gallery, Harmony, MN

Bluff Country Artist Gallery, Spring Grove, MN 

Your Art's Desire, Minnetonka, MN

Artistic Indulgence, Minneapolis, MN 

Rogues Gallery, St. Cloud, MN 

Cattail Gallery, Park Rapids, MN

Long Lake Gallery, Park Rapids, MN 

 

My Books

Small Things by Catherine Glynn, Illustrated by Bebe Keith 2015 (paper mosaic illustrations)

I Love You to Pieces! Written and Illustrated by Barbara Benson Keith 2014 (glass mosaic illustrations)

Mosaic Zoo: An ABC Book By Barbara Benson Keith 2008 (glass mosaic illustrations)

The Girls and Boys of Mother Goose Compiled and Illustrated by Barbara Benson Keith 2006 (glass mosaic illustrations)

Lazy Robert by Nancy DeRosa, Illustrated by Barbara Benson Keith 2006 (digital/painted illustrations)

 

Press

St. Paul Almanac, 2019

Views from the Window of Picture Books, Toshiko Ishihara, 2018

Artists to Watch, Featured Artist recorded interview, 2017

Women's Press Magazine, July 2014

Mayo Clinic's Anniversary book "Art and Healing at Mayo Clinic" 2014

Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) newsletter "Groutline" spring 2014

Minnesota Monthly Magazine 2013

Mastering Mosaics: 19 Artists, 19 Projects 2013

Inspire(d) Magazine 2012

Catholic Spirit Magazine 2012

Rochester Women Magazine 2011

Contract Magazine 2011

Off 90 segment, PBS TV show, station KSMQ out of Austin, MN 2011

Mosaica Na Rede Magazine (Brazil) 2010

Bemidji Pioneer 2010

LaCrosse Magazine 2010

Fillmore County Journal 2009

"Mosaic, Finding Your Own Voice" book by Brit Hammer Dijcks 2009

Glass Craftsman Magazine (cover story) 2008

Tapestry Magazine (cover story) 2008

Mosaic Art Now Magazine 2008

Stained Glass Magazine 2007

Groutline Magazine 2007

Willmar West Central Tribune Newspaper 2007

St. Paul Illustrated Magazine 2007

St. Anthony Park Bugle Newspaper 2006

Pulse of the Twin Cities Newspaper 2006

 

Lectures/Appearances

Speaker at the National Tile Conference 2010

Friends of the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts - Rochester Branch 2010

Various school and library appearances 

Other Experience

PBS Television Show Host "Off 90" a local show about arts and culture in Southern Minnesota. (2011-present)

Freelance Graphic Designer Apnex, Entellus, City of Anoka, Verona Publishing, Punkin Products, Alzheimer’s Association, American Book Publishers, What Box Creative, LexHam Theater, City of Roseville, Eureka Recycling, Lakeshore Players, Revolution, MindMaze Publications, Home Knob and Handle, Eureka Recycling, more. (2002-2010)

Actor and Director Many employers and agencies such as Commonweal Theatre, Wixon Jewelers, Best Buy, Gedney Pickles, and Lifetouch Studios.

Elementary School Teacher Many appointments such as Kindergarten Teacher and First Grade Teacher in the Mounds View School District and others. (1988-2000)

 

Artist Statement

Bebe is a self-taught artist who likes to laugh. She loves creating quirky animals full of personality and is always looking for ways to stretch and grow as an artist and as a human. For years she did stained glass mosaics, but then she tried making a mosaic with paper and was so excited that she sold all of her glass! Bebe loves learning and experimenting with new techniques, such as playing with metallic leafing, adding pen and painting to the collages and creating her own papers.

 

She has written/illustrated several books. You can find them HERE.

 

She has done a lot of public artwork as well, and her designs can be found in hospitals, airports, event centers, libraries, colleges and more across the country.

 

Bio

Bebe Keith grew up in Hopkins, Minnesota. Always excited about art and especially drawing, she made sure every used piece of paper had a drawing on the back side. After graduation from Hopkins High School, she went to the University of Minnesota and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. Bebe went on to teach elementary school for twelve years including one year as an art teacher, earning her Master’s in Education from Hamline University. She also has a degree in Graphic Design from the Minneapolis Community and Technical College. She currently works as an artist.

Contact Bebe

bkeithdesigns@yahoo.com

 

2010 - present

2010 - present