William Berra

Pasture-Wilamette ValleyFresh Day, Lake ComoEvening Mist, Venice Sunrise, Black MesaAt the Uffizi, FlorenceSwimmer View From Cortona, Morning At the Parade 1 At the Parade 2 Best FriendsView of Villa d'Este The Green BootsSpring-BreakThe Gathering

 

 

An attendee of Maryland Institute College of Art, Berra paints according to mood, and he rejects any scene that doesn’t instinctively grab him. The spontaneous, Plein-air feel that distinguishes his painting instills them with a vaguely unfinished quality, allowing viewers to use their own imagination to complete the scene.

 

 RESUME

 MAJOR EXHIBITIONS

 2013     International Masters of Fine Art Invitational Exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX

2012     Solo Exhibition, Nedra Matteucci Galleries, Santa Fe, NM

              Solo Exhibition, Sylvan Gallery, Charleston, SC

              Au Naturel: Art of the Human Form Show, Saks Galleries, Denver, CO

              American Art Invitational Small Gems Show, Denver, CO

              International Masters of Fine Art Invitational Exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX

2011     American Art Invitational Small Gems Show, Denver, CO

              International Masters of Fine Art Invitational Exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX

2010     Solo Exhibition, Nedra Matteucci Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

               Exhibition with Joan Potter, Sylvan Gallery, Charleston, SC

               International Masters of Fine Art Invitational Exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX

2009     International Masters of Fine Art Invitational Exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX

2008     Solo Exhibition, Sylvan Gallery, Charleston, SC

               International Masters of Fine Art Invitational Exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX

2007     Solo Exhibition, Nedra Matteucci Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

               International Masters of Fine Art Invitational Exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX

2006     Solo Exhibition, Sylvan Gallery, Charleston, SC

               Twentieth Anniversary Show, Nedra Matteucci Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

               Matteucci Masters Show, Nedra Matteucci Galleries, Santa Fe, NM

               International Masters of Fine Art Invitational Exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX

 2005     Solo Exhibition, Nedra Matteucci Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

                Miniatures Exhibition, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM

               International Masters of Fine Art Invitational Exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX

2004     Solo Exhibition, Sylvan Gallery, Charleston, SC

               Miniatures Exhibition, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM

2004     Artists for Colorado’s Youth, Rotary Club of Denver and Public Education & Business Coalition, Denver, CO

               International Masters of Fine Art Invitational Exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX

2003     Solo Exhibition, Nedra Matteucci Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

               Solo Exhibition, Sylvan Gallery, Charleston, SC

                International Masters of Fine Art Invitational Exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX

               Miniatures Exhibition, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM

               Artists for Colorado’s Youth, Rotary Club of Denver and Public Education & Business Coalition, Denver, CO

2002     International Masters of Fine Art Invitational Exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX

               Artists for Colorado’s Youth, Rotary Club of Denver and Public Education & Business Coalition, Denver, CO

               Miniatures Exhibition, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM

               Solo Exhibition, Pitzer’s of Carmel, Carmel, CA

               Solo Exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX

2001     Solo Exhibition, Ottinger Gallery, Chicago, IL

               Artists for Colorado’s Youth, Rotary Club of Denver and Public Education & Business Coalition, Denver, CO

               Miniatures Exhibition, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM

               Solo Exhibition, Nedra Matteucci Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

               Solo Exhibition, Claggett/Rey Gallery, Vail, CO

2000     Solo Exhibition, Ottinger Gallery, Chicago, IL

                Artists of America Exhibition, Denver, CO

               Miniatures Exhibition, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM

               Solo Exhibition, Pitzer’s of Carmel, Carmel, CA

               Solo Exhibition, Vanier Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ

1999     Solo Exhibition, Nedra Matteucci Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

              Miniatures Exhibition, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM

               Artists of America Exhibition, Denver, CO

               Featured Exhibition, Pitzer’s of Carmel, Carmel, CA

               Carmel Plein Air Competition, Carmel, CA

1998     Miniatures Exhibition, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM

              Artists of America Exhibition, Denver, CO

1997     Solo Exhibition, Nedra Matteucci Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

              Miniatures Exhibition, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM

1996     Miniatures Exhibition, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM

             Nedra Matteucci Fine Art Featured Artist (September)

1993     Solo Exhibition, Nedra Matteucci Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

              Exhibition with Dave McGary, Claggett/Rey Gallery, Vail CO

1992     Group Exhibition, In Collaboration, Akron, OH

1991     Group Exhibition, Nedra Matteucci Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

1990     Americana Museum Exhibition, El Paso, TX

              Solo Exhibition, Nedra Matteucci’s Fenn Galleries, Santa Fe, NM

1989     Americana Museum Exhibition, El Paso, TX

              Art to Heart Exhibit, Read Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio, TX

1988    Solo Exhibition, Read Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio, TX

             Border Children’s Health Benefit Art Auction, El Paso, TX

1987     Solo Exhibition, Read Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio, TX

              Fourth World Wilderness Congress, Wildlife/Landscape Exhibition, Denver, Co

              Border Children’s Health Benefit Art Auction, El Paso, Texas

1986     Solo Exhibition, Americana West Galleries, Washington, DC

1985     New Mexico Museum of Art Biennial Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM

1984     Santa Fe Festival of the Arts Invitational, Santa Fe, NM

1983     Keystone Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1980     Featured Exhibition, Seth’s Canyon Road Art Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1978     Solo Exhibition, Seth’s Canyon Road Art Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

              New Mexico Museum of Art Biennial Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM

 PRESS

American Art Collector, November 2012. “William Berra: Broad Motifs.”Western Art and Architecture, October/November 2012.

Johnny D. Boggs, “William Berra: Motivation and Motif.”

Southwest Art, October 2012. Gussie Fauntleroy, “Show Preview, Au Naturel.”

Kipp, Kathryn (editor). Art Journey America Landscapes: 89 Painters’ Perspectives. Cincinnati, Ohio; North Light Books, 2012.

Wissman, Pamela and Stefanie Laufersweiler. Sketchbook Confidential: Secrets from the private sketches of over 40 master artists. Cincinnati, Ohio; North Light Books, 2010.

American Art Collector, October 2010. “International Masters.”

Southwest Art, August 2010. Reed Glenn, “A Breath of Plein Air.”

Collector’s Guide editors with Jamie Markle. Art Journey: New Mexico (104 Painters’ Perspectives). Cincinnati, Ohio; The Collector’s Guide, F+W Media Inc., 2009.

American Art Collector, April 2008. “William Berra: Chance Encounters.”

King, Stephen. Duma Key. New York, New York; Scribner, 2008. (Reference to William Berra paintings on page 167.)

American Art Collector, May 2006. “William Berra: Artist Chooses to Visually Simplify Complex Subjects to Help Viewers Connect with these Paintings.”

Campbell, Suzan and Deats, Suzanne. Landscapes of New Mexico: Paintings of the Land of  Enchantment. Albuquerque, New Mexico; Fresco Fine Art Publications, 2006.

American Art Collector, December 2005. “The New Tuscan Landscapes of William Berra Leave Something to the Imagination.”

Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo, (weekly magazine), August 29, 2003. Craig Smith, “Summer Countries.” Also, the William Berra painting, Summertime – Taos Pueblo, was the magazine’s cover.

Monterey County Herald, September 19-25, 2002. Lisa Crawford Watson, “Artist William Berra Makes Statements, Simply Said with a Plein-Air Style.”

 Art-Talk, August/September 2002. John Jarvis, “Simply Better.”

Fowler, Kathryne and Stem, Nancy N. New Mexico Millenium Collection: A Twenty-First Century Celebration of Fine Art in New Mexico. Tesuque, New Mexico; The New Mexico Millenium Collection LLC, 2001.

 Southwest Art, May 2000. Gussie Fauntleroy, “The Best of Both Worlds.”

 Focus Santa Fe, November/December 1999. Dianne Cauble, “Rediscovering the Human Spirit.”

Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo, November 28, 1997. Lynn Cline, “Bill Berra Finds and Paints a Sense of Place.”

 Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo, July 4, 1991. Lesli Allison, “Panorama of Light, Shadow in an Ever-Changing Landscape.”

 Southwest Art, November 1990. Joy Waldron Murphy, “Bill Berra.”

 Southwest Profile, August 1990. Sally Eauclaire, “Celebrating the Land.”

 Focus Santa Fe, June/July 1988. Bill Oakton, “Up the Canyons and Down the Rivers.”

SOME PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

2003, 2002 United States State Department Arts in Embassies Program. Painting chosen for the United States Embassy at the Vatican (purchased by the US Ambassador to the Vatican in 2004).

Bell South Services, Inc., Birmingham, AL.

Republic of China (Taiwan).  Gift of two paintings from Governor Gary Carruthers of New Mexico.

Santa Fe de la Vega, Granada, Spain. Gift of one painting to the city from the city of Santa Fe, NM.

Southern California Gas Company, Los Angeles, CA.

United New Mexico Bank, Santa Fe, NM.

University of Texas, Austin, TX.

United States State Department Arts in Embassies Program. Painting chosen for the United States Embassy in Mali.

United States State Department. Gift of one painting to the government of Portugal.

EDUCATION

Attended Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Attended York Academy of Art, York, PA