2000 MFA; Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, Sculpture

1997 BA; Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, Studio Art

1994 AA; Butte Community College, Oroville, CA Fine Arts

1984 - 1986 Dominican College of San Rafael, Fine Arts major course work


Solo Exhibitions

2016  Found & Altered, new works at Saranac Art Projects, Spokane, WA January

          Fare Thee Well, Object Space, Spokane WA February

2015   Maelstrom, Saranac Art Projects gallery May Spokane, WA

2014   You Can’t Look Back, Saranac Art Projects gallery June Spokane, WA

2013   Middle Ground, Saranac Art Projects gallery Spokane, WA October

2012  Head to Toe, Saranac Art Projects Gallery, Spokane, WA, November

           Antidiluvian, The Brink Gallery, Missoula MT

2011 SORT; A Tribute to the American Worker, Saranac Art Projects Gallery, Spokane, WA  

2009 RE:cycled, Eastern Washington University Art Gallery, Cheney, WA

2006 Objects of my Affection; Chase Gallery, Spokane WA August – October

          Domesticated, Lorinda Knight Gallery, Spokane, WA

2002 Offerings, University Art Gallery, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI 

2001 Excessive Tendencies, Halsey Gallery, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC  

2000 Icons and Absurdities in MY America, Masters of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition,    

          Murphy J Foster Hall Gallery, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA    

          Goin’ Postal, Ink People Center for the Arts, Eureka, CA

1999 Goin’ Postal, Murphy J Foster Hall Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA


2 Person & Select Group & Invitational Exhibition

2017   bauble, Curtis R Harley Gallery USC Upstate, Spartanburg, SC.   7 artist Invitational. Jan/Feb

2016   Spokane Art School @ the Public Library,    Artist teachers from the Spokane art school @ the

            downtown Spokane public library.  W Main Street@ Lincoln,  Invitational,  November

2015   SAP @ the MAC, group exhibition from Saranac Art Projects members for the Museum of  Arts & Culture, Spokane WA.  July-September.

            20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Spokane Art School Themed Invitational,  tribute to Jules Vern, Spokane WA. June- August.

            Chase Gallery All Media Juried Show, Spokane WA.  juror,  Ryan Hardesty July-Sept.

            West of the Mississippi Annual Juried Show, The Clymer Museum & Gallery, Ellensburg, WA

            First place Sculpture Award.  Jurors Gregg Schlanger & Michael Lewis

2014   Small Works, Members & invited guests small works show & sale, Saranac Art

            Projects , December Spokane WA

            New to You,  Members exhibition from the Saranac Art Projects cooperative,  October,          Spokane, WA

             On The Road,  Spokane Art School Invitational, tribute to Kerouac.  July/August Spokane,     WA

             Current, 2014 Faculty Exhibition, Spokane Falls Community College Art Gallery, Jan-Feb

2013   Chase Gallery All Media Juried Show, Chase Gallery, Spokane, WA.  juror, Meg Schifler             July/Aug.

           December Saranac Small Works , group exhibition, Saranac Art Projects, Spokane WA, Dec

            B*tchFest, juried exhibition sponsored by The Hagus Society, The Market   

            Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  March

             New Members, And the rest of Us, group invitational exhibition, Saranac Art

            Projects gallery, Spokane, WA.  January

            Chase Gallery All Media Juried Show, Chase Gallery, Spokane WA July-Sept

2012   My Pet; Chase Gallery, Spokane, WA Invitational, September – October

            Art for Radio, fundraising exhibition for KYRS community radio, Saranac Art projects           Gallery, Spokane, WA July

            The Art of Music, FLOW ArtSpace, Minneapolis, MN, Juried Exhibition, February

            10” x 10” x 10’, Spokane Falls Community College Faculty Exhibition, SFCC Art Gallery   

2011   Telling the American Story, Chase Gallery Invitational in conjunction with EWU

             Get Lit’ Literature festival, Spokane, WA March/April

             Peter Pan Invitational, TinMan Artworks Gallery, Spokane, WA July

2010Alice Invitational, TinMan Artworks Gallery, Spokane WA July

            Cacophony; A symphony in re:USE, interactive large scale work executed with  

            26 students from SFCC Sculpture for the Spokane WA 2010 Earth Day April/February

2008   Get to Work, SFCC Faculty Exhibition, SFCC Art Gallery, Spokane, WA  September

             The Pecking Order, Lorinda Knight Gallery, exhibition with Kathy Glowen,

             The CVG Show, juried exhibition, Collective Visions Gallery, Bremmerton, WA  

             Ye Olde Curiosity Shop, invitational exhibition, The River Gallery, New Orleans, LA          

2007    State Fair, Alumni Invitational Exhibition, LSU Shaw Center for the Arts, Baton Rouge, LA  June/July

             Bash@the Henry, Henry Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA December

            Raiment, invitational exhibition, Museum of Northwest Art, LaConnor, WA March-June

2006   Paint your own Oil Barrel, Outdoor invitational exhibit for 3 days, VAT  October,  downtown Spokane, WA

2004   Ready to Wear, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI February-May

            Shift/Change, SFCC Faculty Exhibit, SFCC Art Gallery Spokane, WA

2003   6th Southeastern College Art Conference & Tri-State Sculptor’s Guild Conference

             juried exhibition, North Carolina State University Gallery of Art and Design,  Raleigh, NC

            2 IN/2 OUT, Spokane Falls CC Art Gallery 4 person faculty invitational, Spokane, WA

            Naked, 1078 Gallery, Chico, CA

2002   Consumed, The Gallery @ Stephenson Union, Southern Oregon University,  

            Ashland, OR  2 person exhibit

            5th Southeastern College Art Association Conference (SECAC) juried exhibition,  

            GulfCoast Emporium, Mobile, AL

            Central Michigan University Annual Faculty Exhibition, University Art Gallery,  Mt Pleasant, MI

            Under Where?, The Art Garage, Columbia, SC

            Salmagundi VI Invitational Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Rocky Mount Art  Center, RockyMount, NC

            The First Annual Automotive Show- Art of the Hubcap, The Art Garage, Columbia,  SC

            Warning! Children @ Play!, invitational exhibition, The Art Garage, Columbia, SC

2001   Accessories, University Art Gallery, Augusta State University, Augusta GA

            4th Annual SECAC juried exhibition, South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, SC  

            Accessibility, Invitational Public Space Installation project, Sumpter, SC

            Reflections of the Past and Visions of the Future, University of South Carolina

            Bicentennial Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, McMaster College Grounds,  Columbia, SC

            Salmagundi V Indoor invitational Sculpture Exhibition, Rocky Mount Art Center,  Rocky  Mount, NC

            The Eyelum Project 3’ Hunter-Gatherer, Columbia, SC

             46th Annual USC Art Auction, USC Capstone house, Columbia, SC

            ‘Mish-Mash’ Group Ceramics Invitational, Hart-Witzen Gallery, Charlotte, NC in conjunction with NCECA conference.

            USC Art Faculty Exhibition, McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

2000    Ann Connelly Fine Art Holiday Exhibition, Baton Rouge, LA

            Installations on Main’ Invitational Public Site Exhibition, Sumter, SC

             200 Government Street Artists’, Baton Rouge, LA

             3rd Annual LSU Sculpture Park Tour, Baton Rouge, LA

1999   ‘Art in the Park’, City park, New Orleans, LA

           2nd Annual SECAC Members Juried Exhibition, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk   VA. 2ndPlace Award

            Louisiana Open, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA

            The Next Wave, Southeastern University Art Gallery, Hammond, LA

            Printmaking & Sculpture, Millsaps College gallery, Jackson, MS

1998   Object D’Art, A National Traveling Juried Exhibition Sponsored by Sandbox&         

            Simparch, jurors – The Art Guys.  Various Locations Daily throughout the Country including,

                     Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, LAMOCA, Chicago Art  

                     Institute, Ball State university, LSU, Tulane, and Wal-Mart parking lots nationwide.

            Louisiana Artists Open II, Southeastern University Art gallery, Hammond, LA

1997   ‘A Hot Metal Woman & A Dysfunctional Potter’ The Ink People Center for the Arts,  Eureka, CA

           Humboldt Arts Council Junk Art Competition, Arts Council Gallery, Eureka, CA Third Place Award

           Reese Bullen Gallery Student Juried Competition, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA Marchi Sculpture Award

            Solo’, United States Post Office, Arcata, CA

            Humboldt State University Annual Senior Show, Reese Bullen Gallery, HSU, Arcata, CA

1996   Women’s Art Auction, Ink People Center for the Arts, Eureka, CA

           Temporary Ritual, Humboldt Arts Council Storefront Gallery, Arcata, CA

           Humboldt Arts Council Junk Art Competition, Arts Council Gallery, Eureka, CA

           Reese Bullen Gallery Student juried Competition, HSU Gallery, Arcata, CA.  Northtown Art Award

           Student Access Gallery ‘ OUR FEARLESS LEADERS’, Karshner Lounge University  Center Gallery, HSU, Arcata, CA

1995   Sculptors, Reese Bullen Gallery, HSU Arcata, CA

            Humboldt Arts Council Junk Art Competition, Eureka, CA

           37th Annual Redwood Arts Association Juried Spring Show, Eureka, CA


Professional Activities

mbassador East, Artist Trust 2009 - current.

Art Research Travel, San Francisco, CA Dec 2014 Ai Wei Wei, Keith Haring & Andy Goldsworthy

Juror 50 Hour Slam, short film festival, Spokane Washington April 2013-volunteer

Panelist Artist Trust 2012 Fellowship Awards; Craft.  Statewide juried cash award – stipend

Volunteer Artist,  Teen Interpreter Program at Museum of Art and Culture, Spokane, WA 2012

Portfolio ReviewerEWU BFA Candidates,  Cheney, WA 2012 & 2006 –stipend

Panelist State of the Arts Symposium, 2 of 4 panels topics; Critical Discourse & Professional Practices sponsored by Saranac Art Projects, Spokane WA2011/12 – volunteer

Outstanding Faculty Award, Spokane Falls Community College 2011

Juror Artistry in Wood, Artistic Merritt Award, 2013/11/10/09/08/06.  Spokane Carvers Guild, Spokane WA – volunteer

Program Host Readymade Radio KYRS Community Radio weekly broadcast 2009 current volunteer

Panelist 2006 GAP Grants Artist Trust, Seattle, WA - stipend

Grant Recipient Artist Trust Gap Grant 2004

Artist in ResidenceCentral Michigan University Barstow AIR Program Fall Semester 2002, Mt Pleasant MI Salary/Housing/Studio – Sculpture & Foundry.

Guest Artist Panelist, Northwest Museum of Art & Culture, Raiment, Artist

lecture and panel discussion.  La Conner, Washington, May 2007

Guest Speaker, Gonzaga University School of Art, sponsored by student art club,

Spokane, WAMarch 2006

Guest Speaker, Eastern Washington University Senior Capstone Class,

Cheney, WA.  November 2005

Visiting Artist Lecture, EWU, Cheney, WA April, 2005

Visiting Artist Lecture, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI 2002

Southeastern College Art Association Conference Presenter: ‘Obsessive inclinations and Material Tendencies’-SECAC’s Newest Artist Educators.  Mobile, Al 2002

Visiting Artist Lecture, Central Michigan University, Mt Pleasant, MI 2002

Visiting Artist Lecture, Grand Valley State, Grand Rapids, MI 2003

Visiting Artist Lecture, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 2001

Visiting Artist Lecture Series, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC 2001

Guest Artist Speaker, The Ink People Center for the Arts, Eureka, CA 2000

SECAC Panel discussion and presenter Open Studio Session, Miami, FLA October 1998

Guest Artist Speaker, Baton Rouge Community College, BR, LA 1998

Guest Artist Speaker, College of the Redwoods, Eureka, CA 1997



Hyperallergic, Feb 17 2014

Art Of Music @ Flow Art Space, Northeaster, Carol Jensen 03/07/2012 featured artist.

The Art Of Work,  The Inlander, Luke Baumgarten 07/28/2011

Bernadette Vielbig: The Pecking order, Seven Spokane, Jennifer Zurlini 06/27/2008

Vielbig captures 'flock mentality' with art exhibit, The Spokesman Review,

Jennifer LaRue 05/10/2008

A broad spectacle, North Kitsap Herald,  staff writer   2/6/2008

Red Stuck - Could ours finally be an art town?  225 Blog, 7/31/2007

Photographers Exhibit puts new spin on fall Visual Arts Tour, The Spokesman Review, Jim Kershner9/26/2008pp D1/D5.

Big TrendsTop 10The local art scene continues to develop…. Carrie Scozzaro, The Inlander.

Visual Arts:  Bernadette Vielbig, Carrie Scozzaro, The Inlander, 9/14/06, pg 65. 

Visual Arts Detours, The Spokesman Review, 2/3/06. pp D1,6.

Spokane Visual Arts Tour winter 2006, The Inlander, 2/2/06.  Pg 21.

Artist Trust Grant Recipient Profile

John Michael Kohler Arts Center - Ready to Wear Exhibition

Two In / Two Out, SFCC Communicator, 3/12/03. pg 3.

Unnatural Materials, Kansas City Review, 09/03. pg 64.

Artist Deals With Body Forms, CMU Faculty Week Review, 11/03/03. pg 1.

Filly Playing, Chris Horn, Carolinian, 04/02. Pg 40.

Huntington Sculpture to be Rededicated at McMaster College, University of South

Carolina Times, 04/11/02. pg 40.

Out of the Closet - A Sumter event finds art in fashion and fashion in art, Jeffrey Day,

 The State, 03/24/02.  pp: E1, E3-4.  Full Color Photo

Building an Exhibit - Departing sculpture professor helps students showcase their

talents, Jeffrey Day, The State, 02/15/02.  pg. E 15. Photo

Art Garage Features Exhibit of USC Sculpture Students, Tom Starland, Carolina Arts,

 02/02. pg 15.

Who’s to say What’s ‘REAL’ Art?  The Art Garage Brings an Edge to Local Gallery

Scene, Lisa Gieskes, Free Times, 01/09/02.  pg 22

Doors Rise on new Rosewood Gallery, Jeffrey Day, The State, 11/30/01.  pp: E1, E16. 

Engaging Art,  Jeffrey Day, The State, 11/11/01 pp E1, E5.

‘Accessibility’ is ‘spirit of creativity, exploration’, Jane Collins, The Item,

10/04/01. pg A9.

USC Sets up Outdoor Exhibit of Sculptures, Donald Wood, The State, 08/08/01.  pg B2.

Patrons Crawl Toward Art Appreciation, Jeffrey Day, The State, 04/28/01. pp: B1-2.

Artista Vista brought out artwork worth seeing, Jeffrey Day, The State, 05/13/01 pp: E1

3, 5.

Halsey Gallery Show Makes you Think, Kristin Rhodes, Charleston City Paper, Vol 4,

 Issue 22, pp: 5 & 23. 

C of C’s Halsey Features Two, Dottie Ashley, The Post Courier, 01/21/01. pg 2E.

Cityscape: Visual Art & Architecture, Melinda Smith Monk, Charleston Magazine, Vol 15,

Issue #1 pg 92. 

Toward a New Age of Excellence, Marcia White, Around the Cistern, Vol 5 Issue 1 pg 9.

Artwork to Give Downtown a New look…Temporarily, Ivy Moore, The Item, pg E1.

LSU Sculpture Park opens third year,   Gambit Weekly, 03/00

Throwing Darts at Art, Todd Kim, icon; Smart News & Entertainment internet publication.