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Résumé

Beth Millner designs nature inspired eco-friendly jewelry in a variety of recycled metals and Michigan gemstones.

While in her last year of college at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan, she started displaying at art fairs and teaching silversmithing classes in Marquette.  In 2007, she also opened an online storefront on Etsy.  Beth graduated from NMU with a BFA in metals in 2008 and launched Beth Millner Jewelry in the corner of her kitchen.  As her business grew, she was able to take on part-time help as well as develop an e-commerce website.

In 2012, Beth opened a storefront in downtown Marquette, Michigan where all the jewelry is handcrafted in the studio space above the retail shop.  She currently has eight employees, including an Operations Manager, studio technicians, and a team of marketing and customer service specialists.  She has expanded her jewelry line to include wedding bands in both sterling silver and recycled golds, as well as offering certified recycled diamonds.  Over the years, Beth has collaborated with many customers to design and fabricate custom pendants, rings, and bracelets. More recently, the great support from customers and her team has allowed Beth to focus on selling her own designs, and she often introduces 2-3 new jewelry lines a month.

 

Beth Millner - 521 W. Washington St.  Marquette, MI 49855 - (906) 226-3540 - www.bethmillner.com

Work

Owner, Beth Millner Jewelry; Marquette, MI 2007-present

Design, fabrication, casting of Sterling Silver, Copper, Brass and Gold Jewelry.

Instructor, Bella Beads; Marquette, MI - 2007-2012

Silversmithing classes including basic skills for jewelry fabrication.

Instructor, Peninsula School of Arts; Fish Creek, WI - 2014

Silversmithing class including basic skills for jewelry fabrication.

 

Education

2013 - Jayne Redman Workshop - Making Multiples with Blanking Dies & Jigs for Multiples; Nokomis, FL

2008 - Northern Michigan University; Marquette, MI— Bachelor of Fine Arts

 

Affiliation

2015-2018 Vice President, Marquette Area Chamber of Commerce; Marquette, MI

2015 Advisory committee for The arts and Culture Master Plan; marquette, MI

2014-2015 Mentor, Student Leader Fellowship Program; marquette, MI

2014-2016 Board Member, Accelerate UP; Marquette, MI

2013-2018 Board Member, Northern Initiatives; Marquette, MI

2013 Vice President, UP WITH LOCAL; marquette, MI

 

Memberships

2016 Member, Society of North American Goldsmiths; Eugene, OR

2011 Member, Lake Superior Art Association; Marquette, MI

2011 Member, Michigan Silversmiths Guild; Ann Arbor, MI

 

Publications

2014 1000 Beads Lark Books/Lark Crafts Asheville, NC 28801; jewelry.

 

Awards

2012 Special Recognition Individual, Marquette County Annual Arts Award; Marquette, MI

2010 Best in Show; Hiawatha Music Festival; Marquette, MI; jewelry.

2010 People’s Choice Award; Art for All; Menominee, MI; jewelry

2009 Most Promising New Artist; Award of Excellence 2nd Place; Art in the Park; Iron Mountain, MI; jewelry.

2007 Best of Show; The Third Dimension, Northern Michigan University; Marquette, MI, jewelry,

2007 Best of Jewelry Award; Sault Summer Arts Festival; Sault Saint Marie, MI; jewelry.

2007 Best in Show, Hiawatha Music Festivals Artist in the Round; Marquette, MI; jewelry.

2002 Twin County Free Clinic Logo Contest; Marinette, WI; pen and ink drawing.

2001 Nature Conservancy Poster Contest; Marinette, WI; pen and ink; second place.

 

Galleries

Beth Millner Jewelry; Marquette, MI

Northern Michigan University Art Store; Marquette, MI

Apple Blossom Mercantile; Houghton, MI

Vertin Gallery; Calumet, MI

Polar Bear Production; Ontonagon, MI

Domaci Gallery; Rogers City, MI

Main Branch Gallery; Grayling, MI

Waters of Superior; Duluth, MN

Worker B; Mall of America, Bloomington, MN
Eckels Pottery; Bayfield, WI
 

Exhibitions

2013 The Nature of Jewelry, Peninsula School of Art; Fish Creek, WI; jewelry.

2013 Observations & Abstractions of Nature, Marquette Arts & Culture Center: Marquette, MI; paintings

2012 Zero Degrees Group Exhibition, Sweet Water Cafe; Marquette, MI; paintings.

2011 Seasonal Transformations in Metal, Reflection Gallery, Finlandia University; Hancock, MI; jewelry

2011 Solo Exhibition, Baby Cakes; Marquette, MI; jewelry

2008 Student Exhibition, Marquette Arts and Culture Center; Marquette, MI; jewelry

2007 Swan Song, Northern Michigan University; Marquette, MI; jewelry

2007 The Third Dimension, Northern Michigan University; Marquette, MI; jewelry

2007 Syndicate, Northern Michigan University; Marquette, MI; jewelry

2007 Finite, Northern Michigan University; Marquette, MI; jewelry

2007 Extrapolate, Northern Michigan University; Marquette, MI; jewelry

2005 Student Exhibit, University of Wisconsin; Marinette, WI; paintings

2005 Student Exhibit, University of Wisconsin; Marinette, WI; paintings

2004 Solo Exhibition, Blue Moon Coffeehouse; Neenah, WI; paintings

 

Judging and Jurying

2016 Art on the Rocks - Jury Committee; Marquette, MI

2016 Smart Prize - Awards Judge; Marquette, MI

2014 Art on the Rocks - Show Judge; Marquette, MI

 

Speaking Engagements

2016 Smart Summit Conference; Marquette, MI

2015 Northern Michigan University - Entrepreneurship Conference; Marquette, MI

2014 Northern Michigan University - Entrepreneurship Conference; Marquette, MI

 

Art Fairs 2007-2012

Art on the rocks; Marquette, MI

art in the park; Iron Mountain, MI

Art for All; Menominee, MI

Eagle Harbor Art Fair; Eagle Harbor, MI

Copper Harbor art in the Park; Copper Harbor, MI

Harvest Gathering; Lake City, MI

Poor Artist Sale; Calumet, MI

Bonifas Holiday Art Show; Escanaba, MI

Michigan State University Arts & Crafts Show; East Lansing; MI

Houghton Spring Arts and Music Festival; Houghton, MI

Marquette Arts and Culture Center Holiday Art Show; Marquette, MI

Cape Coral Festival of Arts; Cape Coral, FL

bluegrass on the beach; Lake Havasu, AZ

Circle of Art; Borrego Springs, CA

Encintas Street Fair; Encintas, CA

Venice-Nokomis Rotary Art Fair; Venice, FL

Hiawatha; Marquette, MI

Wheatland; Remus, MI

Blissfest; Harbor Springs, MI

Dunegrass; Empire, MI

Farmfest; Johannesburg, MI

 

Where to Buy

Work is not available for sale through the SNAG website. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about making a purchase.