I am a working artist focused on bridging fashion and sculpture.

BETH ABARAVICH

Glendale, CA 91206 | (213) 272-2307 | stylejunky@aol.com | bethabaravich.com | linkedin.com/in/BethAbaravich

FINE ARTS INSTRUCTOR | FASHION DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION

Hands-on artist and educator with extensive experience in providing exemplary instruction for art and fashion design. Skilled in curriculum development with a diversified background in sculpture, fashion illustration, and several modes of art making. Recognized leader and confident communicator with proven success in collaborating with faculty, staff, and students to create high-quality learning environments. Working artist and designer that is adept at cultivating diverse civically engaged students using multicultural and multidisciplinary perspectives.

3D Sculpting | Assemblage | Draping | Drawing | Fashion Design | Fashion Illustration | Installation | PatternMaking | Sewing | Knitting | Embroidery | Beading | Painting | Silk Painting | Moldmaking | Linocut | Collagraph | Ceramics | Soft Sculpture | Adobe Creative Suite | MS Office Suite

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Art – Art Center College of Design | Pasadena, CA

Bachelor of Fine Art, Fashion Design (with Honors) – Otis College of Art and Design | Los Angeles, CA

Bachelor of Fine Art – School of the Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago, IL

PROFESSIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE

ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN | PASADENA, CA 2017

INSTRUCTOR, FIBER ARTS

▪ Developed syllabus and lesson plans according to core curriculum requirements

▪ Instructed on fiber art technique, including sculpture, silk painting, embroidery, knitting, and weaving

▪ Coordinated and scheduled professional artists and instructors as guest lecturers

▪ Facilitated class installment within The Raymond Gallery following course completion

FASHION INSTITUTE OF DESIGN & MERCHANDISING (FDIM) | LOS ANGELES, CA 2010 – 2014

INSTRUCTOR, PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT

INSTRUCTOR, DESIGN I

▪ Created and developed core curriculum syllabi and instructional material for each course

▪ Instructed on personal style techniques, aesthetics, material sourcing, fabric retrieval, and innovative industry trends

▪ Established a welcoming environment for students, faculty, staff, and other constituents from diverse backgrounds

▪ Performed in-class demonstrations of painting, drawing, and design technique; conducted weekly office hours

▪ Integrated diversity in curriculum development, teaching, and program design

▪ Participated in a range of academic activities such as curricular meetings, end of semester reviews, and guest lectures

▪ Nominated twice for the Outstanding Faculty Award

OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN | LOS ANGELES, CA 2002 – 2004

INSTRUCTOR, FASHION ILLUSTRATION

▪ Created competency-based syllabus and developed instructional plans that supported lesson objectives

▪ Instructed on developing fashion figures, clothes rendering,fabric rendering, and illustration technique

▪ Performed technique instruction and evaluated student performance based on established criteria

▪ Ensured student success by relating professional, life, and industry experience and promoting active awareness of industry trends and opportunities

FASHION DESIGN EXPERIENCE

SWIMWEAR DESIGNER & ILLUSTRATOR - G. DIAS | LOS ANGELES, CA 2013 – 2017

KNITWEAR DESIGNER - GREETINGS FROM KNIT CAFÉ, BOHO BABY KNITS BOOKS | LOS ANGELES, CA 2005 – 2007

ASSISTANT DESIGNER - BOB MACKIE, INC. | LOS ANGELES, CA 1997 – 1999

DESIGNER - JANET HOWARD, MISC. | LOS ANGELES, CA 1996 – 1997

FINE ARTIST EXHIBITIONS

▪ Lipstick Archeology, Cover These Walls: International Design Entries - Palos Verdes Art Center | Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca. , 2019

▪ Male Pattern I, Made in California - Brea Gallery | Brea, CA. 2019

▪ Charmed, Tasche, and Bust, Tactile: Textiles & Radical Crafting - ArtShare L.A. | Los Angeles, CA, 2019

▪ Lost, 56th Annual Juried Competition – Masur Museum of Art | Monroe, LA, 2019

▪ Humans…Bags of Water, Male Pattern, Oh, Hey Ed Rusche - ShockBoxx Gallery | Hermosa Beach, CA, 2019

▪ Lost, Minurva’s | Pasadena, CA, 2018

▪ American Thighs, Thesis Exhibition – A1 Gallery | Pasadena, CA, 2018

▪ Ziggy has Left the Building – A1 Gallery | Pasadena, CA, 2017

▪ I See You – 13 | Pasadena, CA, 2017

▪ P.O.P. Plenty O' Pockets – SoCal MFA, Millard Sheets Art Center | Pomona, CA, 2017

▪ P.O.P. Plenty O' Pockets: Friendship is Magic Edition, Sweet ’n Low – Bedford Gallery | Walnut Creek, CA (catalog), 2017

▪ Funnel of Love – FAR Bazaar, Cerritos College | Norwalk, CA, 2017

▪ P.O.P. Plenty O’ Pockets – Minurva's | Pasadena, CA, 2016

▪ Flow – Gallery C7 | Pasadena, CA, 2016

▪ Funnel of Love – Lobby Gallery | Pasadena, CA, 2015

AWARDS

▪ Not Real Art Grant - Not Real Art Symposium, Ebell Theatre | May 2019

▪ Nominated for Outstanding Faculty Award, FIDM | 2013, 2014

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

College Art Association | Active Member

TextileArtsLA | Active Member

Fiber Arts Network | National Network Member