LOIS BECK

PRINTMAKING

MONOPRINTS

COLLAGES

about the artist

Lois Beck

Olympia, WA

I came late to making art. After taking various community college courses for 30 years, I decided I wanted a degree, which I completed in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities. During my last quarter at The Evergreen State College, I took my first art class - printmaking. I have been hooked since then.

My artwork explores the many fascinating processes of printmaking with my current focus being monoprint. My prints include woodcuts, etchings, linocuts, solar plates and rubber blocks as well as monoprints, with each technique producing a different result. Recently, I have become interested in collage and combining collage with my prints is producing exciting results.

Creating art and making abstracts with color and motion bring me much wonder and satisfaction. Often I use several layers of ink and multiple passes through the press to achieve my nature abstracts. It is my hope that viewers of my work enjoy a private dialog with what they are seeing.

EXHIBITIONS

Juried Exhibition

2017

15th Annual Juried Local Art Exhibition, Tacoma Community College

Ventola and Warrior

Expressions Northwest, 19th Annual Juried show, Susan Warner, Juror,  Barcelona

Olympia Art League Juried Show, Ron Stocke, Juror - Ryba and Voodoo

Alchemy of the Abstract VIII,  Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA,  Johnathan Wood, Juror, Warrior, Merit Award

2016

14th Annual Juried Local Art Exhibition, Tacoma Community College, Voodoo

Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition, SPSCC, Geranium
Bits and Pieces Exhibition, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA Life 1944, Noma Study

Sugar and Spice Exhibition, Tacoma Community College, Confectioners' Dream

2015

Thirteenth Annual Juried Local Art Exhibition, Flight,Tacoma Community College

The Printmakers Hand, Corvidae Press, Sam Davidson, Juror, Fantasia, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA

Alchemy of the Abstract VII, Mike Collum, juror,
Unfolding Vision and Volundo Northwind Art Center,
Port Townsend, WA

Ocean Shores Arts Association Juried Fine Art Exhibition,
Ocean Shores, WA, Unfolding Vision, Third place

Peninsula Art Association Show, Shelton, WA Unfolding
Vision, Honorable Mention

2014

EAFA 2014 Open Exhibition, Design Center, Seattle, WA

12th Annual Juried Local Art Exhibition,
Tacoma Community College

Peninsula Art Association Show, Shelton, WA, Majestic, First Place

Museum Contempo, Shelton, WA

7th Annual Washington State Juried Show,
Collective Visions Gallery Bremerton, WA

2013

Franke Tobey Jones Senior Art Show at Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

Museum Contempo, Shelton, WA

11th Annual Juried Local Art Exhibition,Tacoma Community College

Olympia Art League Juried Lakefair Show, Olympia

Alchemy of the Abstract VI, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend

Peninsula Art Association 2013 Spring Juried Show, Shelton. Line Dance Honorable mention

EAFA Open Juried Abstract Show, Design Center, Seattle, WA

Greek and Roman Mythology Exhibit,
Tacoma Community College

2012

Small Expressions Juried Show, Northwind Art Center, Port Townsend, WA

Drawn to Abstraction: Four Artists, Four Visions, Minnaert Center for the Arts Gallery, SPSCC, Olympia, WA

Art on the Terrace, Juried Show, Mountlake Terrace, WA

Washington Center for the Performing Arts 27 Feet of Art, Olympia, WA

10th Annual Juried Local Art Exhibition,Tacoma Community College

Olympia Art League Juried Lakefair Visions Show, Olympia, WA

Peninsula Art Association 2012 Spring Juried Art Show, Over the Moon, Second place,

5th Annual Washington State Juried Show, Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA

2011

EAFA Juried Abstract Show, Seattle Design Center, Seattle, WA

9th Annual Juried Local Art Exhibition,Tacoma Community College

Olympia Art League Lakefair Juried Art Show, Olympia, WA

Edmonds Arts Festival 2011 Jury Selected Artists, Edmonds, WA

Peninsula Art Association Spring Juried Show, Shelton
Silent Sentinel Second place, Truffles Third Place

2010

8th Annual Juried Local Art Exhibition,Tacoma Community College

Alchemy of Abstract V Northwind Gallery, Port Townsend, WA

41st National Juried Fine Art Exhibition, Ocean Shores, WA

2009

7th Annual Juried Local Art Exhibition,Tacoma Community College

Capital City Visual Arts Juried Exhibition, Olympia, WA

2008

Capital City Visual Arts Juried Exhibition, Olympia, WA

Connecting Waters 2008 Invitational, Longview, WA

Annual Regional Juried Art Show, Minnaert Center for the Arts, Olympia, WA

2003 - 2009

ARTrails of SW Washington Studio Tour (2003 - 2009)

2001

Connecting Waters, Juried Show at Lower Columbia College, Longview, WA

Greystone Gallery, Portland, OR

 

GROUP Exhibition

2016

Solving for X Postcard Show SPSCC, Olympia, WA

Arts Olympia Annual Member Show, Olympia, WA

2015

Arts Olympia Annual Member Show, Olympia, WA

RSVP Exhibition, Monarch Sculpture Park, Tenino, WA

Art at Ecology, Washington State Ecology Building, Lacey, WA

Out of Sight Postcard Show SPSCC, Olympia, WA

Arts Olympia Annual Member Show, Olympia, WA

2014

Arts Olympia Annual Member Show, Olympia, WA

Its the Water Postcard Show, SPSCC, Olympia, WA

2013

My Kind of Place Postcard Show, SPSCC, Olympia, WA

Arts Olympia Annual Member Show, Olympia

2012

Wish You Were Here Post Card Show, SPSCC, Olympia, WA

State of the Arts Gallery, Olympia, WA

2011

Arts Olympia Annual Member Show, Olympia, WA

2010

Arts Olympia Annual Member Show, Olympia, WA

Broadway Gallery, Longview, WA

 

 

AFFILIATION

Arts Olympia

Olympia Arts League

Copyright 2017 by Lois Beck

Lois Beck

Olympia, WA