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One-Man Shows, Announcements, Competitions, Awards, 1961 1972 1974 1975 1977 1979 1981 1982 1983 2010

Identifier: MC06.0008

Scope and Contents

One-Man Shows, Announcements, Competitions, Awards Exhibitions and competitions in which Bela Petheo's art was displayed. Also some galleries which own his work. "Local painter brushes middle ground," by Michael Norton, St. Cloud Times, October 23, 1987. Article about Bela Petheo's one-man show at the Engel Hall Gallery, St. John's University, until November 23. Photocopies. Copies also in ARC 11, Newspaper Clippings. Paintings and Prints by Bela Petheo. Exhibition catalog. Lutheran Brotherhood Art Gallery, Minneapolis, October 2-30, 1985. 3 copies. Letter to ??? Friedman, September 26, 1983. Calls his attention to a third retrospective. CC'ed to Hilton Kramer. 2 copies. Bela Petheo, Themes, 1953-1983. Flyer. Benedicta Art Center, College of Saint Benedict, August 31-October 6, 1983. Correspondence with Keith D. Wilcock, Wyer-Pearce Gallery, Excelsior, June 28, 1983-February 13, 1984. The Wyer-Pearce held a one-man show November 9-December 17, 1983 and kept some works on consignment, Sales report for four works is included. "35 Midwestern Printmakers," by Margo Shermeta, New Art Examiner, Summer 1983, p. 17. Review of show at Chicago Center for the Print. Bela Petheo's work was included in this show. 45th Arrowhead Biennial Exhibition. Catalog for regional competition. St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center, May 8-June 20, 1982. Bela Petheo won Third Place for his acrylic "Self Portrait in Duluth." Wesley Sod, Charles Gilbert Kapsner, Paintings & Drawings. Postcard. Botega Kapsner, St. Cloud, April 30-May 30, 1982. Notes by Bela Petheo on card. Letter from Terrance Gallery, Palenville, New York. "Santa Maria della Salute" accepted to competition and group exhibit. Undated, but artwork due by April 17, 1982. Note on back of letter by Bela Petheo, telephone conversation April 20, 1982. Art was damaged in shipping. It Can't Be Done on Canvas. Exhibition catalog. Group exhibit on printmaking. Bela Petheo's lithography was included. Harding Mott University Center Art Gallery, University of Michigan-Flint, April 3-23, 1982. Sister Cities Art Exchange Exhibit. Exhibition catalog. Group exhibit of Minnesota artists as part of an art exchange between sister cities Minneapolis and Kuopio (Finland). Minneapolis Gallery, Art Museum of Kuopio. Front cover says, "1782 / 1982," but invitational exhibit in Finland was in 1981. Bela Petheo's oil "Self-Portrait in Uniform" was included. Jury Results, Ink & Clay IX. Two postcards, postmarked December 10, 1981. Two of Bela Petheo's entries accepted for competition sponsored by the Art Department, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Both color lithographs. "Three Ages" and "Two Girls by the Sea." American Art: The Challenge of the Land. Exhibition catalog for group exhibit of artists from the Upper Midwest. Pillsbury Center, Minneapolis, October 19-November 6, 1981. Bela Petheo was an invited artist, and showed two of his 1981 Duluth acrylics. 43rd Annual Fall Show, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, Iowa. Announcement; Artist's copy of entry label; Greyhound Busbill shipping receipt, September 17, 1981; Letter of acceptance, October 12, 1981; Notification card; Exhibition catalog. November 21, 1981-January 3, 1982. Southwest State University National Painting Exhibition. Exhibition catalog, juried group exhibit. Marshall, Minnesota. February 17-March 6, 1981. Bela Petheo won a cash award for his oil "Double Portrait." Lithography: An Introduction. Flyer/poster for traveling one-man show by Bela Petheo. 5th Ave. Gallery, St. Cloud, September 1-25, 1979. 6th Annual Midwestern Print & Drawing Competition Exhibit. Exhibition catalog. Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, March 11-April 8, 1979. Bela Petheo's lithograph "Venetian Hours at Canea" was included in this show. Artists from the American National Bank Collection of Minnesota Art: Bela Petheo. Exhibit handout. 8 1/2 by 11, on heavy off-white paper, drawing on front, biography on back. St. Paul, February 28-March 11, 1977. "Duluth: A Painterly Essay." Invitation to exhibition opening. Engel Hall Art Gallery, St. John's University, January 5, 1975. 2 copies. Encounter with Artists/14. Exhibition catalog for group exhibit of works by private college art faculty. Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, February 16-April 7, 1974. Bela Petheo was one of three artists representing St. John's University. Bela Petheo, Four-Year Retrospective: 1968-1972. Flyer. Red River Art Center, Moorhead, November 4-December 3, 1972. Bela Petheo. Exhibition handout. Drawing on front, artist's statement on back. Gustavus Adolphus Art Gallery, October 8-November 3, 1972. Bela Petheo, Recent Works, 1968-1970. Invitation to exhibition opening. St. John's University Art Gallery, January 3-30, 1971. Bela Petheo. Exhibition catalog. Moorhead State College Center for the Arts Gallery, March 2-27, 1970. Bela Petheo. Flyer. Mount Mercy College Art Galley, March 1-21. 1969? Bela Petheo: Prints, Drawings, Painting. Invitation to exhibition opening. University of Minnesota Coffman Gallery, September 23-October 12, 1968. The date October 10 is crossed out, and the number 12 written in pen. Print, Drawing and Painting Exhibition by Bela Petheo. Postcard. Invitation to exhibition opening. St. Cloud State College, October 9, 1967. Bela Petheoe, 1951-1961. Flyer. University of Chicago. 1961? Introduction by Joshua C. Taylor. Cargill Corporation. Correspondence with Donna Chase-Lake, February 7-May 21, 1986, about painting of Duluth Harbor commissioned by Cargill. Kansas State University. Letter from Jessica Reichman, September 26, 1984. Thank-you letter from curator at Kansas State University. Enclosed: Deed of Gift, September 25, 1984. Bela Petheo donates two works to University Collections, Kansas State University. Letter from Charles Stroh, 1984. August or September? Interested in proposed trade of art for the permanent collection of each other's campus. National Gallery of Art. Letter from Carlotta J. Owens, November 23, 2010. Sends photocopied photograph and object detail of Bela Petheo's 1961 lithograph "Marian Anderson." Bela Petheo. Undated. Introduction to the artist for a show. Begins, "Bela means beautiful." Says that "this past summer ... Bela traveled to Bayfield and the North Shore of Minnesota." Bela Petheo. Undated, no earlier than 1972. Page ripped out of a booklet. Brief curriculum vitae, last date is 1973. Black-and-white reproduction of "Self-Portrait on Balcony," with the number 26 below. Reverse side has c.v. of S. Baulu Kuan and number 22.


  • 1961 1972 1974 1975 1977 1979 1981 1982 1983 2010



From the Collection: 1 Cubic Feet (2 archive boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

065/1 (Box 1:08)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation 5/20/2011

Physical Facet

File, Document


Repository Details

Part of the Saint John's University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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Alcuin Library
Collegeville Minnesota 56321 United States