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Rebecca Brown-Thompson

 

Americas/Europe

70 SW Century Dr

STE 100-453

Bend, OR 97702

USA

Australasia

PO Box 828

Wanaka 9343

New Zealand


rebecca@rbrown-designs.com
rbrown-designs.com

Born: Columbus, Indiana 1954

Exhibitions: Group – Juried and Invited

Botanical Art:
1990 – Northwest Flower and Garden Show, Seattle, Washington
1992 – Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Pueblo, Colorado
1993 – Rocky Mountain Rendezvous Botanical Exhibition, Colorado
1996, 2001,  2010 – American Society of Botanical Artists Annual Exhibition, New York, New York
2001 – Hunt Institute – 10th International Exhibition Catalog
2003 – Invited - Nature of Islands – Worldwide Contemporary Art, Queen Victoria Museum and  Gallery, Tasmania, Australia
2004 – Invited - Botanical Exhibition, 4 Christchurch artists, Trisch Shaw Gallery,  Christchurch, New Zealand
2005-2009 – New Zealand Botanical Artist Society Annual Exhibition, Christchurch, New Zealand
2006 – Botanical Artist Society of Australia, Flora - The Art and Science of the Plant, Sydney, Australia
2008-2009 – Margaret Stoddart Prize, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, New Zealand
2010 – American Society of Botanical Artists – 11th Annual Botanical Exhibition, New York, NewYork
2010 – Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Annual Members Exhibit. , Raleigh, North Carolina
2012 – The art of Science, Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Oregon Group, Salem, Or
2013 – Christchurch Festival of Flowers, Botanical Art Society of NZ  

Bead / Felt Art:
1998 – Beadazzeded, Maryland
2000 – 2003 Annual Exhibition of Craft Seen, Craft Artists from the Canterbury Province , New Zealand
2001 – Bead Dreams Exhibition, Bead and Button Magazine
2006 – Wearable Expressions, Palos Verdes Art Centre, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
2006 – Invited - Art 2 Wear – Exhibition of wearable Art at Los Angles International Airport
2007 – Fibre Creations, Canterbury Area NZ Spinning Weaving and Woolcraft Society
2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 – Invited - Teapot Redefined, Mobilia Gallery
2008 – Invited - Nature Jewels Exhibition, Waiheke Community Art Gallery, New Zealand
2008 – Invited - Post stitch – To the Letter Exhibition, Lopdell House Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2009 - Beadmakers Art - Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge MA 
2009 - 2014 - Teapot exhibition - Mobilia Gallery , Cambridge MZ

Commissions:

Artwork:
Home News Enterprises, Columbus , IN
Private Collection, Christchurch, NZ
Snowy Peak Ltd, Christchurch, NZ

Beadwork:
Private Collections, NZ, USA and England
Flex Magazine, Lori Sandler, Woodland Hills , CA

Publications:

Magazines:
1995 – Opal Yeates and Deane Cook, A Summer Centerpiece, Floral and Nature Crafts, Better Homes and Gardens, July
1995 – Joe Smith, Three Seasons of flowers, Floral and Nature Crafts, Better Homes and Gardens, September
1995 – Love-in-a-Mist, Floral and Nature Crafts, Better Homes and Gardens, November
1996 – Grayce Moorehead, Love in Bloom, Floral and Nature Crafts, Better Homes and Gardens, March
2003 – Rebecca Brown-Thompson, Bead a Masterpiece, Bead and Button, October issue, USA
2006 – Making Art - Taking Beadwork to the Next Level, Jewelry Crafts, October issue, USA
2007 – Rebecca Brown-Thompson, Rebellious Publishing, Textile Fibre Forum, Issue 2, No. 86, Australia
2007 – Jenny Dowde, On Learning from a book, Textile Fibre Forum, Issue 2, No. 86, Australia
2008 – Jacquie Byron, Inside Studios of Creative Women, Get Creative, September Issue, Australia
2010 – Artist Profile: Rebecca Brown-Thompson, Summer 2010, The Botanical Art society of Australia Inc. Newsletter
2011 – Conversation with our artists, June 2011 Volume 17, issue 2 , The botanical Artist, ASBA
2013 – GNSI Journal of Natural Science Illustration
2016 - ASBA Journal, Vol 22, Issue 4 Gorden Gee

Books:

Botanical Art:
1995 – North Light Publishing, Fresh Flowers the Best of Flower Painting
1997 – Rockport Publishing, Best of Colored Pencil 3
2001 – Hunt Institute, 10th International Exhibition Catalog
2010 – The Thirteenth Annual International Juried Botanical Art Exhibition 2010

Beadwork:
2004 – Beader’s Guide to Color by Margie Deeb, Watson Guptil Publications
2002 – Beaded Embellishment: Techniques & Designs for Embroidering on Cloth, Interweave press
2004 – 500 Beaded Objects, Lark Books
2006 – Ann Packer, Stitch- Contemporary New Zealand Textile Artists, , Random House New Zealand
2008 – Masters: Beadweaving, Lark Books
2006 – Rebellious Beads, Advanced Dimensional Bead Patterns, Rebecca Brown-Thompson and Sharon Bateman,
            Self-published

Awards:

2001 – Grand Champion, ‘Hanging Around’ beaded piece, Bead and Button, Bead Dreams show, USA
2007 – Hands Ashford Award, ‘Keeping an Eye on You’ Felted piece, Canterbury Area NZ Spinning, Weaving and Woolcraft
            Society, Christchurch, New Zealand
2008 – Highly Commended, ‘Craspedia ‘Kaitoriti’’, Painting, Margaret Stoddart Prize, Centre of Contemporary Art,
            Christchurch, New Zealand

Professional Experience:

1977-1979 – Scientific Illustrator. International Rice Research Institute, Los Banos, Philippines.
1993 – GNSI Summer Workshop organizer, Coeur d’Alend, Idaho, USA
2001 – Beading Amulet Bags using Different Stitch Techniques - Art Center, Christchurch
2008 – Advanced 3 dimensional Bead Techniques, The Australian Forum for Textile Arts, Australia
2009 – Beginning Botanical Art, Hands Ashford, Christchurch, NZ
2009 – Tutoring, New Zealand Botanical Artist Society
2016-Teaching Drawing and Field Sketching Class 

Professional Affiliations:

American Society of Botanical Artists
Botanical Artist Society of Australia
New Zealand Botanical Artist Society
Guild of Natural Science Illustrators
Australian Enamel Newsletter, unaffiliated Group of Enamellists
The Australian Forum for Textile Arts

Education and misc:

1976 – BS in Horticulture , Purdue University
1976-1978 – United State Peace Corp, Bataan, Philippines
1978-1979 – Master studies , Horticulture, University of Los Banos, Philippines
1980-1982 – Master studies, Geography – Cartography , University of Hawaii, USA