Detroit-native Beth Loraine Bowman is a practicing studio artist and arts and culture leadership professional. She is currently the Executive Director at the Weavers Guild of Minnesota. She has worked with many arts and culture organizations including: Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, The Soap Factory, Artspace Projects, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, The Hippodrome State Theatre and The Children’s Museum of Minnesota. She has served as a board member with The Goldstein Museum of Design, The Givens Foundation for African American Literature and The Cycling Museum of Minnesota. Beth was President of the Board of Directors for The University of Minnesota College of Design as well as The College of Visual Arts Alumni Board. She has served in a committee/advisory capacity for The Minnesota Orchestra, The Cedar Cultural Center, The Minnesota State Arts Board and DOCOMOMO MN. She has led panels and projects with the following organizations Art Basel Switzerland, American Craft Council, The Walker Art Center, Metropolitan Council, SooVac and Springboard for the Arts. She has exhibited her visual work internationally – including six solo shows and over 40 group exhibitions. She holds two graduate degrees from the University of Minnesota.