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Talking to the Baby

Beth Krommes, artist

Illustration, Wood Engraving, Painting

EDUCATION
Master of Arts in Teaching, Art Education, 1980, University of Massachusetts
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting, Magna Cum Laude, 1977, Syracuse University
St. Martin's School of Art, London, 1975-76
ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOKS
Blue on Blue, Dianne White, Beach Lane Books, Simon & Schuster, 2014
Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature, Joyce Sidman, Houghton Mifflin, 2011
The House in the Night, Susan Marie Swanson, Houghton Mifflin, 2008,
Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow, Joyce Sidman, Houghton Mifflin, 2006
The Hidden Folk, Lise Lunge-Larsen,  Houghton Mifflin, 2004
The Sun in Me – Poems about the Planet, edited by Judith Nicholls, Barefoot Books, 2003
The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called Fish, Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Houghton Mifflin, 2001, the 2001 SCBWI Golden Kite Award for Picture Book Illustration
Grandmother Winter, Phyllis Root, Houghton Mifflin, 1999
OTHER ILLUSTRATED BOOKS (selected)
Ben Franklin’s Almanac of Wit, Wisdom & Practical Advice, Yankee Books, 2003
Yankee Magazine's New England Innkeepers Cookbook, edited by Sandra J. Taylor, Villard, 1996
Tales of the Wolf, Homestead Publishing, 1996
Tales of the Grizzly, Homestead Publishing, 1992
INCLUDED IN (selected)
An Engraver’s Globe, edited by Simon Brett, Primrose Hill Press, Great Britain, 2002
ENDGRAIN, Contemporary Wood Engraving in North America, Barbarian Press, Canada, 1994
Engravers Two: A Handbook Compiled  for the Society of Wood Engravers, Simon Brett, Silent Books, Great Britain, 1992
BIBLIOGRAPHY (selected)
The Artist's Magazine, "Scratching the Surface", November 2011
Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast—a blog about books, Interview September 20, 2011
Reading Today, "A Book Filled with Light", April/May 2009
The Boston Sunday Globe, "From the Everyday to Infinity", February 22, 2009
The New York Times Book Review, "Bookshelf", February 15, 2009
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Children's Corner: "Caldecott Winner Finds Life Busier", February 10, 2009
The Boston Globe, "The Illustrated Woman", February 7, 2009
The New York Times, "Honoring Creators of Literature for Children", and "The Graveyard Book Winds Newbery Medal", January 27, 2009
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Keene State College Festival Gallery Collection, Keene, NH
The Mazza Museum of International Art from Picture Books, Findlay, OH
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Beth Krommes: Winter Light, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA 2010
Beth Krommes: The Poetry of Lines, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT, 2009
EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS (selected)
International Wood Engraving Invitational 2013-2014, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA
Golden Kite Golden Dream: Celebrating the Art of the SCBWI Golden Kite Award, The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, Abilene, TX, 2010
Drawing from a Story: Selected Caldecott Medal Winners, Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, PA, 2010
Picture Perfect: Art from Caldecott Award Books, 2006-2009, Art Institute of Chicago, 2009
Picture Books, Spheris Gallery, Hanover, NH, 2009
CJ 1st Picture Book Festival, Seoul, Korea, 2009
The 17th Annual Children's Book Illustrators' Show and Signing, Chemers Gallery, Tustin, CA, 2008
Children's Book Illustrators, McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH, 2008
The Bologna Children's Book Fair Exhibitions: 2008, 2005, 2001, 2000
The Original Art Exhibitions of the Society of Illustrators: 2011, 2007, 2003
The Power of Pictures: Celebrating New Hampshire Illustrators, The Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH, 2007
Society of Wood Engravers, Great Britain: 2013, 2008, 2005, 2004, 1999, 1997, 1996, 1993, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988
Regional Juried Exhibits, Keene State College, NH: 2007, 2005,  2000, 1997 (Hon. Men.), 1993
Regional Juried Exhibits, Sharon Arts Center, NH: 2000, 1996, 1989, 1988, 1986, Print Awards 1996, 1988, 1986
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Juried Exhibits: 1993, 1992, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986,  Print Awards 1987 and 1986
PRINT's Design Annuals: 1999, 1994, 1991, 1990, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985
GRANTS
Individual Artist Fellow for the Year 1991 from the NH State Council on the Arts