Traveling Exhibitions

Exhibition catalogs are available for select shows. To see availability and pricing, and to order, click here. Traveling venues should contact us directly for pricing. For additional information on Bedford Gallery’s Traveling Exhibitions, please contact Alesha Colberg Martinez, Traveling Exhibitions Coordinator.

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Tradition Interrupted  

2020 - 2024 National Tour Image of Sample Work_Liquid_200x466 cm_191108_low res

Tradition Interrupted is an international group exhibition that explores the methods used by artists to conflate contemporary ideas with traditional art and craft in a range of media, from rugs and mosaics to metalwork and ceramics. The eleven artists in the exhibition hail from around world.

Curator Carrie Lederer states:

The artists of Tradition Interrupted are merging age-old media and technique with innovation, and re-visioning culturally historic ideas to create new work that interrupt traditional practice but still collaborates with the past. For generations, traditional craft and art practices held steadfast and often visually defined a culture. Today, artists are unraveling certain traits and facets of these ancient customs to redefine or reclaim them for the contemporary world.

For many of the artists in Tradition Interrupted, everyday objects are sources of powerful agency to recall memories in danger of being forgotten, or to call into question revisionist histories. Many of the artists work in a conceptually “uncomfortable” space with the traditions and theories of their past as they create hybrid artworks that address contemporary concepts and concerns.

Objects:  The exhibition is composed of approximately 22 artworks consisting of sculpture, installation and 2-D objects. 

Artists: Faig Ahmed (Azerbaijan), Camille Eskell (U.S.), Mounir Fatmi (Morocco), Ana Gómez (Mexico), Shirin Hosseinvand (Iran), Dinh Q. Lê (Vietnam), Jaydan Moore (U.S.), Ramekon O’Arwisters (U.S.), Anila Quayyum Agha (Pakistan), and Steven Young Lee (U.S.), Masami Teraoka (Japan)

Images of sample work:

Exhibition schedule:

Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
April 11 - June 23, 2019

Juliet Art Museum, Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences, Charleston, WV
April 3 – September 12, 2021

Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA
Oct. 9, 2021 - January 23, 2022

Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, University City, MI
Feb. 19, 2022 - June 18, 2022

Late Summer/ Fall 2023

Oklahoma State University Museum of Art, Stillwater, OK
January 17, 2023 - April 11, 2023


April 29 - July 23, 2023

Springfield Art Museum, MO
Aug 18 - Nov. 12, 2023

Late 2023/ Early 2024

Image: Faig Ahmed, Liquid, 2014, wool, 183.5 x 104.7 inches; Courtesy of Sapar Contemporary, NY.


2019 – mid 2023 National Tour 

 Max Streicher_Romulus RemusIn response to the immense popularity of our 2015 exhibition BLOW UP, Bedford Gallery is excited to present a second exhibition of inflatable art. Featuring a brand new roster of artists, BLOW UP II explores the imaginative ways that air is used as a tool to create large-scale sculptures. Curator Carrie Lederer states, “Tapping into this idea with humor, scale and surprise, the artworks in BLOW UP II harness the power of air and our imaginations to take us on extraordinary journeys, exploring subjects as varied as anime, superheroes, history, politics, and even our mortality. In some cases, the super-sized sculptures investigate the contradictions of a soft, pillowy object uncannily coupled with subject matter that in reality is the exact opposite—like a skull. Other works convey a surreal sensibility or channel spiritual inspiration. The unique artworks in BLOW-UP II create a spectacular, immersive environment that will certainly have wide appeal for all visitors.”

Six out of nine of the artists in the exhibition including Jen Stark, Josh Harker, Susan Lee-Chun, Matt Ritchie, FriendsWithYou and Lizbeth Rossof have created new work specifically commissioned by Bedford Gallery for the exhibition. Many pieces in the exhibition such as work have never before been seen, and several of the artists in the show such as Rossof and Ritchie have never before worked in the medium of the inflatable.

Objects:  The exhibition is composed of approximately 15 large-scale inflatable sculptures/installations.

Artists: Chromaforms (Oakland, CA), Sharon Engelstein (Houston, TX), FriendsWithYou (Los Angeles, CA), Joshua Harker (Ann Arbor, MI), Susan Lee-Chun (Miami, FL), Matt Ritchie (San Francisco, CA), Lizabeth Rossof (Denver, CO), Jen Stark (Los Angeles, CA), and Max Streicher (Toronto, Canada).

Images of sample work:

Image: Max Streicher, Romulus & Remus, 2006, nylon spinnaker with blower, 39 x 28 x 39 inches.

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL
Oct. 31, 20202020 – Jan. 31, 2021                                                

Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, MI
Feb. 27 – May 16, 2021       

Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI                                                                                       
June 11, 2021 - Oct. 3, 2021

Museum of Art | Fort Collins, Fort Collins, CO                                                               
Oct. 29, 2021 – Jan. 9, 2022

Oklahoma State University Museum of Art, Stillwater, OK                           
Feb. 8, 2022 – May 1, 2022

The Jepson Center at the Telfair Museums, Savannah, GA                                        
May 27 - Sept. 18, 2022

Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, Ocala, FL                               
October 15 – December 18, 2022

Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

January 19 – April 9, 2023

Image: Max Streicher, Romulus & Remus, 2006, nylon spinnaker with blower, 39 x 28 x 39 inches.

The World of Frida

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2019 – 2022 National Tour

The World of Frida, celebrates the culture, style, and persona of visionary painter Frida Kahlo, an artist who continues to inspire with her story of love, adventure, and pain. Featuring over 100 national and international artists working in a wide array of media, the exhibition includes Frida Kahlo as the subject, as well as artworks inspired by her life and art, her beautiful garden, Mexican culture and fashion, vibrant colors, surrealism, and more.

Curator, Carrie Lederer states that, “iconic Frida Kahlo was a true visionary. Her paintings—exquisite and brutally honest—are a testimony to the way she thought and lived and embraced life. Universally loved, her paintings continue to be an inspiration for artists worldwide. This exhibition demonstrates the power and reach of Kahlo’s work, reflecting a rich range of interpretation in practically every media.”

Objects:  Approximately 150 artworks by a national and international roster of artists. The exhibition includes 2D and 3D objects in a variety of media, and optional video.


Cheryl Abraham, Tara Ahern, Adela Antoinette, ARTNWORDZ (Micha Kuechenhoff & Grant Rosen), Kim Bagwill, Monica Balmelli, Charles Barth, Kaethe Bealer, Mandy Behrens, Anita Beshirs, Claudia Blanco, Elisa Bolanos, Kerstin Bruchhäuser, Jamie Burnside, Joyce Byrum, Alberto Carol, Denise Carson, Cheryl Chapman, Mona Cliff, Lisa Congdon, Denise Cortes, Sarah Cuevas, Sandra De Jaume, Marian De Le Torre-Easthope, Dion Dion, Razan Elbaba, Carlo Fantin, Don & Era Farnsworth, Ruth E. Fox, Francisco Franco, Rupert Garcia, Patti Goldstein, Betsy Gorman, Debra Grall, Amandalynn Grazier, Simone Guimaraes, Don Hall, Catherine Hicks, Christine Aria Hostetler, Yan Inlow, Jeni Jenkins, Barbara Johansen Newman, Johnny Karwan, Annie Kevans, Carlyn Krall, Irene A. Lawson, Li Lujiang, Emilio López-Menchero, Katie McCann, Alexis McKeown, Elspeth McLean, Julia McLeod, Kalen Meyer, Natasha Millard, Peter Moen, Crystal Moody, Atsuko Morita, Maria Motta, Nancy Mozelsio, Monica Nares, Laurina Paperina, Mariam Pare, Jazmine Parra, Chiara Passigli, Vivian Patton, Stikki Peaches, Karen Provost, Irene Raspollini, Kat Reilly, Barbara Rivera, Pete Rodriguez, Joshua Roman, Susana Sanchez, Racheal Scotland, Martin Segobia, Misty Segura-Bowers, Jennifer Shada, Pearl Lee Short, Juan Solis, Melissa Stone, Clare Szydlowski, Shannon Taylor, Marco Terenziani, Netsanet Tesfay, Cindy Thompson, Reveca Torres, Anna Valdez, Martin Francisco Valenzuela, Maya Vera, Carlos Villez, Roberto Voorbij, Lin Wei, Lorena Rocha Williams, Mimi Williams, Angel Wynn.

Images of sample work:

Exhibition Schedule:

Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA                                                                         
July 8 – Sept. 16, 2018

Carlsbad Museum & Art Center, Carlsbad, NM                                                   
Nov. 9, 2019 – Jan. 25, 2020

Museum of Arts & Sciences, Daytona Beach, FL                                                  
Feb. 22 - April 26, 2020

Grace Hudson Museum, Ukiah, CA                                                                          
May 23 - Aug. 16, 2020

CA Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA                                                                    
Sept. 19 - Nov. 15, 2020

Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL                                                               
Dec. 12 - Feb.  27, 2021

International Museum of Art & Science, McAllen, TX                                       
Mar. 27 - Aug. 29, 2021

R.W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport, LA                                                                
Sept. 25 - Nov. 21, 2021

Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY                                                                       
Feb. 3 - May 22, 2022

Image: Rupert Garcia, Frida Kahlo, 2002/1975, print, edition 9/50, courtesy of Magnolia Editions, Oakland, CA


Personal to Political: 

Celebrating the African American Artists of Paulson Fontaine Press

2018-2022 National Tour Marshall_Untitled-Handsome-Young-Man-377x504 (1)

There is no singular way to address the conversation of race and representation in contemporary art. The artists of Personal to Political capture the personal narratives and political battles of African American artists across the country, reflecting a collective experience expressed in uniquely individual ways. In addition to numerous fine art prints from Paulson Fontaine Press, this show includes paintings, sculptures, and quilts that include both narrative and abstract imagery. Paulson Fontaine Press has a long tradition of supporting both established and under-represented artists who, in their studio practice, work in a broad reach of media and conceptual approaches. 

artists include: 

Edgar Arceneaux, Radcliffe Bailey, McArthur Binion, Gee's Bend Quilters (Louisiana Bendolph, Mary Lee Bendolph, Loretta Bennett, Loretta Pettway), Lonnie Holley, David

Huffman, Samuel Levi Jones, Kerry James Marshall, Martin Puryear, Gary Simmons, Lava Thomas.

Additional images and info about the exhibition HERE

Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA             
Apr. 15 - June 24, 2018                  

Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI                                                                                 
Sept. 1 - Nov. 25, 2018

Gallery 360 at Northeastern Univ, Boston, MA                                                   
Jan. 17 - Mar. 11, 2019

Las Cruces Museum of Art, Las Cruces, NM                                                          
May 10– July 20, 2019

Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona Beach, FL                                              
Aug. 31 – Oct. 27, 2019

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI         
Dec. 19 - April 5, 2020

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery AL                                       
May 2 - Aug. 2, 2020

Art Museum of West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV                         
Aug. 29 – Dec 13, 2020

Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art at CSU San Bernardino        
Jan. 16 - April 11, 2021

Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN                                                        
May 8 - July 18, 2021

DeVos Art Museum, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI          
Aug. 16 – Oct 31, 2021

Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA                                                                 
Jan. 18 - March 12, 2022

Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA                                                         
May 26 – Aug. 20, 2022

Image: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Handsome Young Man), 2010, hardground etching with aquatint, 24.5 x 19 inches. Courtesy of Paulson Fontaine Press, Berkeley, CA.

Cut Up/Cut Out

2017-2021 National Tour 

The art of cutting paper dates back thousands of years, with early artworks coming from 6th Century China. The artists of Cut Up/Cut Out explore the many methods of decorative piercing and cutting, but extend their media to include paper, cloth, metal, wood, rubber and much more. The transformative nature of cutting into and through a surface provides endless possibilities for converting the material from opaque to transparent, from flat to sculptural, from rigid to delicate, and from ordinary to exquisite. The artist might retain the plane of the surface and incise it to create lace-like imagery, or use thousands of intricately cut pieces to build a sculptural object or atmosphere. The process and precision required for this method of art-making is laborious, technically demanding, and always astonishing.  national and international artists who explore the practice of “cutting” in various ways – from cut paper to plastic to metal.


artists include:

James Allen, Ana Bidart, Lucrezia Bieler, Tord Boontje, Nathalie Boutté, Claire Brewster, Robert Brinker, Rogan Brown, Sarah Burgess, Michael Buscemi, Charles Clary, Adriane Colburn, Wim Delvoye, Lorenzo Durán, Mounir Fatmi, Hillary Waters Fayle, Adam Feibelman, Carmen Lomas Garza, Margaret Griffith, Mayumi Hamanaka, Adriene Heloise, Meg Hitchcock, Justine Khamara, Kyong Ae Kim, Will Kurtz, Lauren Kussro, Cal Lane, Bovey Lee, Simone Lourenço, Karen Margolis, Chris Natrop, Amy Oates, Francesca Pastine, Irène Pijoan, Nikki Rosato, Donna Ruff, Rob Ryan, Lyndi Sales,  Gabriel Schama, Brian Singer, Andy Singleton, Xin Song, Jen Stark, Janna Syvänoja, Yuken Teruya, Kako Ueda, Annie Vought, Mark Wagner, Maude White, Barbara Wildenboer, Ty Zemelsky

exhibition schedule

Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA 
June 30 – October 22, 2017

Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL 
November 19 – February 11, 2018

Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL
March 2 – June 17, 2018

Ellen Noël Art Museum, Odessa, TX 
July 19 – October 14, 2018

Museum of Art & Sciences, Daytona Beach, FL 
December 8 – January 27, 2019

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
March 2 – June 2, 2019

Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX
July 6 – September 15, 2019

Art Museum of West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
October 12 – December 8, 2019

Lamont Gallery at Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH
January 14 – March 7, 2020

Massillon Museum, Massillon, OH
April 4 – August 23, 2020

Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock, CA
September 18 – January 3, 2021

Image: Tord Boontje, Until Dawn, 2004, die-cut Tyvek, 30 x 18 inches; Courtesy of Artecnica, Los Angeles, CA. 

My Hero! Contemporary Art & Superhero Action  

2016-2020 National Tour superman_18x24_small

My Hero presents a sprawling collection of over 130 artworks that explore iconic superhero imagery, along with reimagined interpretations of our classic heroes. The artists in the exhibition both pay homage to these universal idols, and also present critical questions about their popularity and God-like stature. Some artists in the exhibition also spin the fantasy further by imagining the hero as a child, as an aging being, and even as an animal. The variety of interpretations in My Hero is vast and challenging, dark and humorous, familiar yet new. The exhibition will be a likely hit with visitors, press and potential sponsors.
The scalable 3,000 square foot exhibition will include a wide array of media, including painting, illustration, photography, sculpture, mixed media and video.

artists include:

National Artists

Mike Alcantara (Austin, TX), Katherine Bradford (Brooklyn, NY), Robert Xavier Burden (San Francisco, CA), Enrique Chagoya (San Francisco, CA), Bill Concannon (Crockett, CA), Jeremy Fisher (Los Angeles, CA), Justin Hager (San Francisco, CA), Cheong-ah Hwang (Columbus, OH), Dave Laro (White River Junction, VT), Adam Lister (Beacon, NY), Mark Newport(Keego Harbor, MI), Aaron Noble (Los Angeles, CA), Jennie Ottinger (San Francisco, CA) Jenny Parks (Denver, CO), Dulce Pinzon (Brooklyn, NY), Peter and Madeline Powell (Maui, HI), Mel Ramos (Oakland, CA), Cheyenne Randall (Seattle, WA), Lizabeth Rossof (San Francisco, CA), Hannah Rothstein (San Francisco, CA), Samuel Rowlett (Western MA), Matt Ritchie (Castro Valley, CA), Steve Seeley (Chicago, IL), Rose Sellery, (Santa Cruz, CA), Inez Storer (Inverness, CA), Mark Todd (Sierra Madre, CA), Frank Trankina (Chicago, IL), Winston Tseng (New York, NY), Linda Vallejo (Topanga, CA), Dan Willner(Charlotte, NC), William Wray (Sierra Madre, CA),  Jason Yarmosky (Brooklyn, NY), Maurizio Zuluaga (Jersey City, NJ)

International Artists

Sandra Chevrier (Montreal, Quebec), Marcus D’Alfonso (Markham, Ontario), Andreas Englund (Stockholm, Sweden), Ole Marius Joergensen (Oslo, Norway), Graham Kirk (New Plymouth, New Zealand),  Jannis Markopoulos (Berlin, Germany), Foto Marvellini (Vercelli, Italy), Simon Monk (Essex, UK), Rémi Noël (Paris, France), Laurina Paperina (Rovereto, Italy), Alessandro Rabatti (Florence, Italy), Patricia Waller (Berlin, Germany)

exhibition schedule 

California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA
May 21 – August 14, 2016

Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL 
September 10 – December 11, 2016

Daura Gallery at Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA
January 26 – March 10, 2017

International Museum of Art and Science, McAllen, TX

April 15 – July 23, 2017

Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT

August 24 – January 2, 2018

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI

February 3 – May 15, 2018

South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, SD

June 12 – October 2, 2018

Art Museum at West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
November 1 – December 31, 2018

Museum of Art & Sciences, Daytona Beach, FL
February 9 – May 5, 2019

Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, Spring, TX 
June 1 – August 17, 2019

Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock, CA
September 14 – January 12, 2020

Image: Mike Alcantara, Superman, 2015, collage, 18 x 24 x 3/4 inches. 

BLOW UP: Inflatable Contemporary Art

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Inflatable structures connote fun and whimsy, and challenge our everyday, feet-on-the-ground perspective. BLOW UP explores the imaginative ways that artists use air as a tool for creating large-scale sculpture and includes imagery that is figurative, conceptual, and abstract. Accessible, yet rich with meaning, these pieces use perception of space and unexpected materials to open a dialogue about pop culture and social norms. 

BLOW UP was funded with a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

artists include:

Claire Ashley  •  Lee Boroson  •  Cristo & Jeanne-Claude •  Lewis DeSoto  •  Patrick Flibotte  • Joshua Allen Harris •  Billie G. Lynn • Guy Overfelt  •  Momoyo Torimitsu  

exhibition schedule 

Vision Gallery, Chandler, AZ 
September 1 – October 31, 2015

Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL 
December 1 – January 31, 2016

Roberson Museum and Science Center, Binghamton, NY
March 1 – May 1, 2016

William Benton Museum of Art at UCONN, Storrs, CT
June 1 – July 31, 2016

Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL

September 1 – January 29, 2017

Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI
February 23 – April 23, 2017

Loveland Museum, Loveland, CO 
June 1 – August 20, 2017

Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, Fort Smith, AR (Torimitsu artwork only)
October 1 – December 31, 2017

Ellen Noël Art Museum, Odessa, TX (Torimitsu artwork only)
April 1 - May 20, 2018

Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC 
July 21 - November 25, 2018

Image: Patrick Flibotte, Inflatable Superheroes, 2007, ripstop nylon, electric fan, 18 in H x 5 in W x 4 D each, 2 total; Guy Overfelt, Untitled (a life size inflatable replica  of the artist's Smokey and The Bandit 1977 Trans AM), 1999, inflatable nylon and electric blower, 4.5' H x 7' W x 17' L, Courtesy of Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco.

Broadway Revealed: Behind the Theater Curtain 

2014-2016 National Tour William Ivey Long Costumes Chicago_small

exhibition schedule

Shelby Cullom Davis Museum at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in Lincoln Center, New York, NY Nov. 7 – Jan. 31, 2015

Scottsdale Civic Center Library, Scottsdale, AZ

Mar. 1 – May 31, 2015

Daura Gallery at Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA

July 1 – Oct. 31, 2015

Mills Building, San Francisco, CA
Dec. 1 – Feb. 29, 2016

Full Deck: A Short History of Skate Art 

2010-2012 National Tour fulldeck1_small

Full Deck: A Short History of Skate Art presents an anthology of skate art from the 1960’s to the present. The skate artist’s aesthetic—raw, passionate, and personal—is energized by a devotion to the act of skating and a DIY embrace of skate culture. 

artists include:

Jason Adams • Eric Bird • Neil Blender • Scott Bourne • Todd Bratrud • Sean Cliver • Lori D. • Ken Davis • Marc D'Estout • Skip Engblom • Rory Erickson • Fos • Todd Francis • Mike Giant • Mark Gonzales • Mahtab Habibian • Evan Hecox • Wes Humpston • Andy Jenkins • Ian Johnson • Marc Johnson • V. Courtlandt Johnson • Nate Jones • Bryce Kanights • Obi Kaufmann • Mike Kershnar • John Kester • Billy Kroft • Tom Ledin • Gwen Manfrin • Kevin Marburg • matt136 • Mike S. Miller • Mofo • Johnny Mojo • Lance Mountain • Jim Phillips • Jimbo Phillips • Pushead • Ed Riggins • Jenny Schmid • Kirk Shelton • Stix and Jones • Todd Swank • Chase Tafoya • Ed Templeton • Winston Tseng • Karma Tsocheff • Jake Watling • Derek Weisberg • Robert Williams • Tobin Yelland 

exhibition schedule 

The Gallery at Penn College, Pennsylvania College of Technology Williamsport, PA 
July 22 - September 22, 2010 

Vision Gallery, Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ
January 21 - March 26, 2011 

Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL
April 22 - September 2, 2011 

South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN
October 1, 2011 - January 8, 2012 

Robert and Frances Fullerton Art Museum, San Bernadino, CA
February 6 - April 27, 2012 

Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH
May 28 - September 17, 2012 

William D. Cannon Gallery, Carlsbad, CA
October 1 - December, 2012 

Dates subject to change. Please check with individual venues for specific exhibition dates.