About Marybeth Rothman

I am a painter of mixed media portraits of strangers combining photo collage, abstract drawings and encaustic paint. For further information please contact Frederick Holmes and Company Gallery, Seattle, WA, Lanoue Gallery, Boston, MA or Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston, TX . www.marybethrothman.com

Exhibiting at Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston TX

I  am pleased to announce that I am newly represented by Laura Rathe Fine Art in Houston, Texas. I am honored to be represented among the distinguished group of artists represented by Laura Rathe Fine Art.  July 11 – August 29, 2015  I will be exhibiting at LRFA  with the gallery’s artists in

                                       Double Vision: Group Exhibition 

Maiden of Midsummer Meadow, 60x40

Maiden of Midsummer Meadow, 60×40″. © 2015 Marybeth Rothman                                                                                                                                        

DETAIL: Maiden of Midsummer Meadow, ©2015 Marybeth Rothman

DETAIL: Maiden of Midsummer Meadow, ©2015 Marybeth Rothman

                                                       Laura Rathe Fine Art                                                            July 11 – August 29, 2105

2707 Colquitt Street, Houston, TX 77098
713.527.7700
Tuesday to Friday 9-5
Saturday 11-5 ; Monday by Appt.

The Hobby Horse Literary Guild

The Hobby Horse was the first African American book store in the United States, established in Harlem in 1930 during the Harlem Renaissance. This rich intellectual and cultural period in African American history occurred in the Harlem borough of New York City during The Great Migration. From 1915 to 1970 six million African Americans migrated from the rural south to cities in West, Midwest and the Northeast. This imagined Hobby Horse Literary Guild is my tribute to the Harlem Renaissance.

The Hobby Horse Literary Guild. 16x16" (panel 1 of 6), photo collage, encaustic and mixed media. © 2014 Marybeth Rothman

The Hobby Horse Literary Guild. 16×16″ (panel 1 of 6), photo collage, encaustic and mixed media. © 2014 Marybeth Rothman

The Hobby Horse Literary Guild. 16x16" (panel 2 of 6), photo collage, encaustic and mixed media. © 2014 Marybeth Rothman

The Hobby Horse Literary Guild. 16×16″ (panel 2 of 6), photo collage, encaustic and mixed media. © 2014 Marybeth Rothman

The Hobby Horse Literary Guild. 16x16" (panel 3 of 6), photo collage, encaustic and mixed media. © 2014 Marybeth Rothman

The Hobby Horse Literary Guild. 16×16″ (panel 3 of 6), photo collage, encaustic and mixed media. © 2014 Marybeth Rothman

The Hobby Horse Literary Guild. 16x16" (panel 4 of 6), photo collage, encaustic and mixed media. © 2014 Marybeth Rothman

The Hobby Horse Literary Guild. 16×16″ (panel 4 of 6), photo collage, encaustic and mixed media. © 2014 Marybeth Rothman

The Hobby Horse Literary Guild. 16x16" (panel 5 of 6), photo collage, encaustic and mixed media. © 2014 Marybeth Rothman

The Hobby Horse Literary Guild. 16×16″ (panel 5 of 6), photo collage, encaustic and mixed media. © 2014 Marybeth Rothman

The Hobby Horse Literary Guild. 16x16" (panel 6 of 6), photo collage, encaustic and mixed media. © 2014 Marybeth Rothman

The Hobby Horse Literary Guild. 16×16″ (panel 6 of 6), photo collage, encaustic and mixed media. © 2014 Marybeth Rothman

The Hobby Horse Literary Guild, six panels 16x96", photo collage, encaustic and mixed media. ©2014 Marybeth Rothman

The Hobby Horse Literary Guild, six panels 16×96″, photo collage, encaustic and mixed media. ©2014 Marybeth Rothman

A Curious Collection of Strangers at Frederick Holmes and Company Gallery

On view through November 2, 2014                                                                              309 Occidental Avenue South, Seattle WA                                                                                     in Pioneer Square 

Please visit Frederick Holmes and Company Gallery to see my photo collage, encaustic and mixed media portraits before the exhibition closes on November 2nd.  You can also see the work online at Frederick Holmes and Company Gallery.

Atropos, photo collage encaustic and mixed media, 48×60″. ©Marybeth Rothman

The Incident at Daniels Brook, photo collage, encaustic and mixed media. ©2014 Marybeth Rothman

The Incident at Daniels Brook, photo collage, encaustic and mixed media. ©2014 Marybeth Rothman

T George Bell, photo collage encaustic and mixed media, 36x36"

T George Bell, photo collage encaustic and mixed media, 36×36″. ©Marybeth Rothman

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Opening Night at Frederick Holmes and Company Gallery, Seattle, WA

On the evening of October 2, 2014, Seattle gave me the most warm, wonderful and very lively opening reception for my exhibition A Curious Collection of Strangers at Frederick Holmes and Company Gallery. Here a few photos of the opening night and a video I made of the installation of the exhibition.

Frederick Holmes and Company Gallery, Seattle WA. In the window left: Amelia, Right: Regarding Pearl Street. Artwork ©Marybeth Rothman

Frederick Holmes and Company Gallery, Seattle WA. In the window left: Amelia, right: Regarding Pearl Street.  Artwork ©Marybeth Rothman

Pacific Northwest artist friends Left Deborah Kapoor, Elise Wagner, me, and Joan Stuart Ross

Pacific Northwest artist friends from left: Deborah Kapoor, Elise Wagner, (Marybeth Rothman)  and Joan Stuart Ross at the opening of A Curious Collection of Strangers, Frederick Holmes and Company Gallery, Seattle, WA

Left  to right: Marybeth Rothman and Fred Holmes

Marybeth Rothman and Fred Holmes at the opening of A Curious Collection of Strangers, Frederick Holmes and Company Gallery, Seattle, WA

Arthur Rothman and Marybeth Rothman the day after the opening of A Curious Collection of Strangers at Frederick Holmes and Company Gallery, Seattle, WA

Arthur Rothman and Marybeth Rothman the day after the opening of A Curious Collection of Strangers at Frederick Holmes and Company Gallery, Seattle, WA

Fred Holmes and Marybeth Rothman the day after the opening of A Curious Collection of Strangers at Frederick Holmes and Company Gallery, Seattle, WA

Fred Holmes and Marybeth Rothman the day after the opening of A Curious Collection of Strangers at Frederick Holmes and Company Gallery, Seattle, WA

 

Thank you Frederick Holmes and Company Gallery!

Video: A Studio Visit

Artists live a rather solitary life. Eventually we leave the security of our studios and venture into the world to show our work feeling both joyful and vulnerable. This Yin and Yang model of the artist’s life has worked for me so far, until I was recently asked to make a video for for my upcoming exhibition, A Curious Collection of Strangers. My Seattle gallery, Frederick Holmes & Co. asked me to make a video speaking in front of and about my work. This on camera experience attached to the uncontrollable world-wide-web has brought me to a galactic level of feeling vulnerable.  I will share it here with you.           Please be gentle.

See You in Seattle

Twenty paintings shipped out tonight from my studio enroute to Frederick Holmes & Co. Gallery Seattle, WA for my exhibition next month, A Curious Collection of Strangers. Exhaling… Now backed to my regularly scheduled program…….painting bliss.

A Curoius Collection of Strangers on the truck heading to Seattle tonight.

A Curoius Collection of Strangers on the truck heading to Seattle tonight.

Next stop, Frederick Holmes & Co. Gallery, Seattle , WA

A Seattle Solo at Frederick Holmes and Co. Gallery

I am so happy to share with you my upcoming exhibition —

A Curious Collection of Strangers                                                                                    Frederick Holmes & Company Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art                             309 Occidental Avenue South, Seattle, WA–In Occidental Square                                October 2 – November 2, 2014                                                                                        Opening reception: First Thursday, October 2, 2014   6 -9 pm                                                      I will be at the reception.

DETAIL: Hobby Horse Literary Guild, 16×16″. ©2014 Marybeth Rothman

The Hobby Horse Literary Guild, six panels 16×96″, photo collage, encaustic and mixed media. ©2014 Marybeth Rothman