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Oral history interview with Beverly Mayeri, 2007 September 15-October 3

Interviewee:
Mayeri, Beverly, 1944-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Adams, George  Search this
Argüelles, Jose  Search this
Arneson, Robert  Search this
Bohn, Diana  Search this
Breschi, Karen  Search this
Chen-Ting, Mimi  Search this
De Staebler, Stephen  Search this
Frumkin, Allan  Search this
Goldstein, David  Search this
Gruber, Wendy  Search this
Marler, Peter  Search this
Styles, Marilyn  Search this
Turkel, Marni  Search this
Van Dyke, Gail  Search this
San Francisco State University  Search this
Sausalito Art Center  Search this
University of California, Berkeley  Search this
Dorothy Weiss Gallery  Search this
Susan Cummins Gallery  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Beverly Mayeri, 2007 September 15-October 3. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women ceramicists  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13658
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)273508
AAA_collcode_mayeri07
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_273508
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Beverly Mayeri

Interviewee:
Mayeri, Beverly, 1944-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Dorothy Weiss Gallery  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
San Francisco State University -- Students  Search this
Sausalito Art Center  Search this
Susan Cummins Gallery  Search this
University of California, Berkeley -- Students  Search this
Adams, George  Search this
Argüelles, Jose  Search this
Arneson, Robert, 1930-1992  Search this
Bohn, Diana  Search this
Breschi, Karen  Search this
Chen-Ting, Mimi  Search this
De Staebler, Stephen, 1933-2011  Search this
Frumkin, Allan  Search this
Goldstein, David  Search this
Gruber, Wendy  Search this
Marler, Peter  Search this
Styles, Marilyn  Search this
Turkel, Marni  Search this
Van Dyke, Gail  Search this
Extent:
46 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2007 September 15-October 3
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Beverly Mayeri conducted 2007 September 15 and October 3, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Mayeri's studio, in Sausalito, California.
An interview of Beverly Mayeri, conducted by Mija Riedel for the Archives of American Art, at the artist's studio in Mill Valley, California, on September 15, 2007 and October 3, 2007. Mayeri speaks of her childhood in New Jersey; the artistic and creative activities of her parents; her mother, who was a watercolorist; her father, who was an inventor, woodworker, and artist; enjoying setting up and conducting biology experiments in high school; working as an intern marine biologist between senior year of high school and freshman year of college; attending the University of California, Berkeley and receiving her degree in zoology; becoming interested in clay during her senior year at Berkeley; her marriage, daughter, and time spent in New York City where she was unable to focus on ceramics; participating in classes and workshops at the Sausalito Art Center upon her return to California; her early functional, production work; being inspired by Karen Breschi's work, which led to the Mother series; working from her garage; attending graduate school at San Francisco State University; reading Erich Neumann's "The Great Mother" and becoming interested in the psychological world within individuals and expressing that through art; the development of the checkerboard theme in her work; expressing a personal truth that others will recognize in themselves; the prevalence of faces, animals, patterns, and texture in her work; portraiture and anatomy; working with dark clay; exploring environmental themes; the connection between expressing both human and environmental frailty; the cyclical nature of her work in returning to previous themes; conveying stillness versus gesture; her experience with galleries, including Susan Cummins Gallery, Dorothy Weiss Gallery, and Ivory Kimpton Gallery; the freedom of working with acrylic paint as opposed to glaze; and becoming more involved in environmental activism. Mayeri also recalls Peter Marler, Marni Turkel, Diana Bohn, Marilyn Stiles, Steven De Staebler, Robert Arneson, José Argüelles, Wendy Gruber, Mimi Chen-Ting, Gail Van Dyke, Daniel Goldstein, Allan Frumkin, George Adams, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Beverly Mayeri (1944- ) is a ceramist in Mill Valley, California. Mija Riedel (1958- ) is a curator and writer from San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 34 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Occupation:
Ceramicists -- California  Search this
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women ceramicists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.mayeri07
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw997377c09-3baf-4233-99db-da26ed7261ee
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mayeri07
Online Media:

Marler, Peter

Container:
Box 11 of 19
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7308, American Ornithologists' Union, Biographical Files
See more items in:
Biographical Files
Biographical Files / Box 11
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7308-refidd1e5287

Correspondence Marler, Peter, 1988

Collection Creator::
National Zoological Park. Department of Zoological Research  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-167, National Zoological Park. Department of Zoological Research, Correspondence and Read Files
See more items in:
Correspondence and Read Files
Correspondence and Read Files / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa11-167-refidd1e3255

Imprinting and cortical plasticity : comparative aspects of sensitive periods / [edited by] Josef P. Rauschecker, Peter Marler

Author:
Rauschecker, Josef P  Search this
Marler, Peter  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 377 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1987
C1987
Topic:
Critical periods (Biology)  Search this
Imprinting (Psychology)  Search this
Developmental neurobiology  Search this
Neuroplasticity  Search this
Call number:
QL763.2.I476 1987X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_349422

Additions to Smithsonian Council

Subject:
Huxtable, Ada Louise  Search this
Marler, Peter  Search this
Schuller, Gunther  Search this
Pilbeam, David R  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Rubin, Vera 1928-  Search this
Smithsonian Council  Search this
Date:
1979
Topic:
Research  Search this
Advisory boards  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_1796

Social behavior and communication / edited by Peter Marler and J.G. Vandenbergh

Author:
Marler, Peter  Search this
Vandenbergh, John G  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 411 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1979
©1979
Topic:
Social behavior in animals  Search this
Animal communication  Search this
Call number:
QL775 .S6X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_117460

Mechanisms of animal behavior [by] Peter Marler [and] William J. Hamilton, III

Author:
Marler, Peter  Search this
Hamilton, William J (William John) 1931-  Search this
Physical description:
x, 771 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1966
[1966]
Topic:
Animal behavior  Search this
Call number:
QL751 .M34
QL751 .M24
QL751.M34
QL751.M24
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_29092

Neuroscience of birdsong / edited by H. Philip Ziegler, Peter Marler

Author:
Zeigler, H. Philip (Harris Philip) 1931-  Search this
Marler, Peter  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 550 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2008
Topic:
Birdsongs  Search this
Neurosciences  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_991165

Behaviour of the chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)

Author:
Marler, Peter  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 184 pages illustrations 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1956
Topic:
Chaffinches  Search this
Birds--Behavior  Search this
Call number:
QL696.P246 M3Z
QL696.P246M3Z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_242196

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