About the Artist


Born: Sierra Vista, Arizona, March 29, 1975


2005-2009: Recieved Teaching Certificate Secondary Art Education & CTE Certifcation Photo Imaging, Northern Arizona University and Grand Canyon University.

2001: Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ. Continuing my education in sculpture.

1996-1998: University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. Received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, major area of study is sculpture and minor area of study photography. Graduated Cum Laude with a G.P.A. 3.68. 

1993-1996: Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ.

Work Study:

2006: Organized a ceramic tile mural with 15 students and donated to District Office, Tucson, AZ.

2005: Curator for Student Art Show at the Univeristy of Arizona Science and Technology Park , Tucson, AZ.

2004: Organized a ceramic tile mural with 8 students which was donated to District Office, Tucson, AZ.

2003: Organized a ceramic tile mural with 13 students which was donated to The University of Arizona Technology Park, Tucson, AZ.

2002: Organized a ceramic tile mural with 15 students which was donated to the School District business office.

2001:  Organized a summer mural painting project for the High School.  

2001 through 2014: Participated in "VPD", group display of my art students work which was shown at Pima County Fair Grounds to over 5,000 people.

2000-Present: k-12 Art Teacher at Vail, AZ.

1999: Artist in Residency at Vail, AZ. Duties include teaching all required art classes.

1999: www.bethguinterfinearts.com. Created this web site for an Internet gallery display of my artwork.

1999: In-service for new teachers, School District.

1999: In-service at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

1996: Internship, Joseph Gross Gallery and Union Gallery. University of Arizona,  Tucson, AZ. Duties included hanging shows, monitoring gallery space, and other.

1993-2001:: Jones Photo, Tucson, AZ. Working to experience how a photo business is run and operated. Duties include customer service, photo printing, and photo restoration.


2019: Arizona Beer House Gallery, One Woman Show, March 25- May 25.

2018: Crooked Tooth Gallery, One Woman Show, March 7- April 5.

2017: Arizona Beer House Gallery, One Woman Show, Sept. 10 -Nov. 10.

2012: "What Those Who Teach Can Do", Gallery Exhibition April 2-30. The Art Institute of Tucson.

2003-2005: Ochoa Stain Glass, displayed stain glass lamps.

2002: "Essence of Life" Details and Green Shoelaces.

2001: "Divine Inspiration" April 6 – April 29, Two woman show, Industry a Gallery, Tucson, AZ.

2001: Pima Community College Exhibition, March, Tucson, AZ.

2001: "On the Dock, Group Exhibition", January, February, March & May, Industry a Gallery, Tucson, AZ.

2000: " On the Dock, Group Exhibition", September, October, November, & December,  Industry a Gallery, Tucson, AZ.

2000: "Season Preview", August, Industry a Gallery, Tucson, AZ.

2000: "Earth Mother Revival", Solar Culture, Tucson, AZ.

2000: "Dreams Do Come True", Solar Culture, Tucson, AZ.

1999: Red Light District, Tucson, AZ.

1999: "El Primero", One-Person Show, De Grazia Gallery, Tucson, AZ.

1998: "Intent and Process", 5th Annual BFA Senior Exhibition, Joseph Gross Gallery,  University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.    

1998: "Mt. Lemmon’s L’lle Fine Arts Show," Tucson, AZ.

1998: "Furniture and Design Show," College of Architecture, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

1997: "Blast," 4th Anneal Bachelor of Fine Art Senior Exhibition, Joseph Gross Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. 

1993: "Buena High School Student Show," Sierra Vista Community Library, AZ.


2018- Junior Achievement of Arizona, Teacher of the Year.

2017- Teacher of the Year, Vail Academy and High School, Vail Pride Day.

2005 and 2007: Had two wonderful children! They keep me real busy.

2004: Ochoa Stain Glass Art Show. " received 2nd Place for the Star Lamp in the Stained Glass Lamp Category and 1st Place for the Blue Abstract lamp in the Lead/Foil Original Glass Art Design Category.

2002:   The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Southern Arizona, Certificate of Appreciation.

Commemdation, Vail High School, In Recognition of Excellence As A High School Art Teacher.

2001: Participated in "Industry Colorbook", sales were donated to the Tucson Museum of Art Children’s Education Program, AZ.

2001: Interview with Producer Sooyeon Lee, "Arizona Illustrated", KUAT   Communications Group, Channel 6, Premiered on April 12, 2001.

2001: Featured on the Tucson Arts District, "Artwalk" mailing card, April 2001.

2001: Radio interview with Mike Landwere, KXCI, Tucson, AZ, April 5, 2001.

2001: Industry Press Release, March 16, 2001.

2000: Featured in Arizona Daily Star, Arts, "A Year of changes for Tucson art scene", December 29,2000. 

2000: Review with Charlotte Lowe-Balley, Arizona Daily Star, August 18, 2000.

2000: Featured in the Tucson Weekly, City Week. August 4, 2000.

2000: Featured in the Tucson Citizen, Vision. August 3, 2000.

1998: Member of Golden Key National Honor Society. University of Arizona,Tucson, AZ.

1998: Winner of the "Creative Achievement Award." Presented by Dr. Maurice J. Sevigny, Dean of College of Fine Arts, and Dr. Steven K. Hedder, Senior

1997: Received Honorable Mention and achieved Dean’s List with 3.6 G.P.A.

1993: Jim Casteel Memorial Scholarship Award. Buena High School, Sierra Vista,  AZ. For my achievements in photography.

1990-1993: Member of Vocational Industrial Clubs of America.

1992: Nominated President of the V.I.C.A. Photography chapter at Buena High School.

1992: Golden Key Scholastic Art Achievement Award. Arizona Department of Education with the Museum of Art at Northern Arizona University and the Arizona Art Education Association.

1991: Treasurer of the V.I.C.A. Photography chapter at Buena High School.

1990-1993: Participated in the Annual V.I.C.A. Leadership Conference and Skill Olympics of the Arizona Association.

1991: Selected Member of the National Art Honors Society. Reston, VA.