Monday, October 17, 2011


Wednesday, November 2, at Saginaw State University campus, Celia Bertoia will give a lecture on Harry Bertoia at 5:00 PM. Earlier it was erroneously stated to be 7 PM. Hope to see you all at 5:00 PM!

Friday, October 7, 2011


As the youngest daughter, I was born when Harry was already 40 years old, thus I missed a lot of his life! I would LOVE to hear your stories of meeting Harry, first discovering his work, your feelings about his pieces, or any interesting tidbits about him.

I'll tell you one of mine about my Dad. When I was a teenager, Arieto let his hair grow long. Maybe he was in tune with the hippies of the day, or perhaps he didn't really pay attention to his appearance with all the other priorities he had. My theory is that he was letting loose and being himself. One day he asked me to trim his hair. Since I had cut some of my girlfriends' hair with some degree of success, I happily agreed. As I trimmed off a few inches (but not too much!), we chatted about my life or life in general. I remember the shaving cream smell on his neck. His eyes were an amazing light icey blue. His skin was ruddy, and his beard strongly wanted to erupt, but he never allowed it. The haircuts became a tradition, so that whenever I was home from college or Colorado, we would sit outside, put the towel on his shoulders, and have a father/daughter moment. I have fond memories of those small incidents.

Friday, August 12, 2011


Two shows coming up, plus a lecture presentation by Celia Bertoia, daughter. See if you can catch one of them! Come to the talk - I'd love to meet you!

August 24, 2011 - September 20, 2011: Lawrence Gallery at Rosemont College will hold an exhibition of the drawings, or monoprints, of Harry Bertoia. This is just north of Philadelphia.
Rosemont College
1400 Montgomery Avenue
Rosemont, PA 19010     610 527-0200

October 1, 2011 - January 5, 2012: Marshal Fredericks Sculpture Gallery at Saginaw Valley University will have an exhibition of the monoprints of Harry Bertoia. Saginaw is east of Grand Rapids and north of Detroit.
Saginaw Valley University
7400 Bay Road
University Center, MI 48710     989 964-7125

Lecture by Celia Bertoia (daughter) 7:00 PM Wednesday, November 2, Marshal Fredericks Sculpture Gallery at Saginaw Valley University (see above). She is entertaining as well as educational.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Will buy Bertoia Sculptures

I am looking for several sculptures for our exhibition collection. Do you have one for sale? I will pay cash and save you the hassle of an auction house. Let's talk.
I need:
a "bush", coffee table size
3 or 4' tonal
early wire piece
"wave" style

And I am open to other possibilities.

Bertoia Exhibits Coming Up

March 15 to May 10, 2011, is a monoprint / sculpture show at Kean University in Union, New Jersey.
September 2011 at Rosemont College, Rosemont, Pennsylvania.
October 2011 at Saginaw Valley University in Michigan.
If your organization is interested in an exhibit, talk to me.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Looking for Specific Sculptures to Purchase

You would think, as the artist's daughter, I would have many Bertoia sculptures. Not so. I am looking to purchase a sampling of his works to be exhibited. We can negotiate a reasonable price. I need:
     - a bush
     - a 4' to 5' tonal
     - an early wire piece
     - a "wave" fountain type
     - the metal rectangle screen type
     - other types considered
If you have one you are thinking of selling, it would have a good home with me and be seen by many. Write on this blog or contact me directly at Thanks!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bertoia Exhibition in New Jersey

Another exhibition of monoprints and a few sculptures is slotted for March 15 – May 10, 2011 at Burger Gallery, Kean University, 1000 Morris Ave, Union, NJ. Kean is about 30 minutes from New York City. Kean is a public cosmopolitan university of 16,000 students. The show focuses on the monoprints, or unique drawings, from throughout Bertoia's career. The monoprints are about the only affordable Bertoia art left, but the prices may not be low for long. Take an afternoon to check them out - I think you will be pleased.