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Marybeth Flower & Joe Bauwens
Ketchum, ID

About the Artist

Joe Bauwens and Marybeth Flower are a married couple who wrote and photographed the award-winning book Piazza: Italy’s Heart & Soul. In 2007, the book won Best Coffee Table Book of the Year in an international competition.

Prior to becoming a photographer, Joe had a successful career as founder and CEO of a pharmaceutical company headquartered in Napa, California. Marybeth spent many years in hospital management. She is the co-founder of the Institute of Health and Healing, and producer of two national teleconferences on health care issues moderated by Ted Koppel.

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About the Artist

Joe Bauwens and Marybeth Flower are a married couple who wrote and photographed the award-winning book Piazza: Italy’s Heart & Soul. In 2007, the book won Best Coffee Table Book of the Year in an international competition.

Prior to becoming a photographer, Joe had a successful career as founder and CEO of a pharmaceutical company headquartered in Napa, California. Marybeth spent many years in hospital management. She is the co-founder of the Institute of Health and Healing, and producer of two national teleconferences on health care issues moderated by Ted Koppel.

The couple considers themselves accidental photographers. They learned photography in order to create their book. In the process of shooting the book they fell in love with photography. Currently they spend time photographing landscapes in the American West.

Marybeth and Joe have studied with some well known photographers including, Jay Maisel, Arthur Meyerson, Eddie Soloway, Jim Stanfield, and Carlan Tapp.

In addition to photography, they love to hiking, biking, skiing, traveling and cooking. They live near Sun Valley, Idaho.

Artist’s Work

Tuscan sunflowers
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Tuscan Sunflowers

By Marybeth Flower & Joe Bauwens

Tuscan cypress trees san quirico dorcia italy
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Tuscan Cypress Trees, San Quirico d'Orcia, Italy

By Marybeth Flower & Joe Bauwens

Flag wavers gubbio italy
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Flag-wavers, Gubbio, Italy

By Marybeth Flower & Joe Bauwens

Ponte vecchio florence italy
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Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy

By Marybeth Flower & Joe Bauwens

Camogli italy
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Camogli, Italy

By Marybeth Flower & Joe Bauwens

Italian goblets arezzo italy
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Italian Goblets, Arezzo, Italy

By Marybeth Flower & Joe Bauwens

Taormina italy
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Taormina, Italy

By Marybeth Flower & Joe Bauwens

The cathedral in orvieto italy
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The Cathedral in Orvieto, Italy

By Marybeth Flower & Joe Bauwens

The cinque terre vernazza italy
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The Cinque Terre, Vernazza, Italy

By Marybeth Flower & Joe Bauwens

Nighttime along the grand canal venice italy
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Nighttime Along The Grand Canal, Venice, Italy

By Marybeth Flower & Joe Bauwens

Sunset in cefalu italy
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Sunset in Cefalu, Italy

By Marybeth Flower & Joe Bauwens

Italian dreams lucca italy
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Italian Dreams, Lucca, Italy

By Marybeth Flower & Joe Bauwens

Fireworks norcia italy
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Fireworks, Norcia, Italy

By Marybeth Flower & Joe Bauwens

Beach time santa margherita italy
Marybeth flower

Beach Time, Santa Margherita, Italy

By Marybeth Flower & Joe Bauwens

Selected Exhibitions

  • St. Luke's Wood River Hospital
    Ketchum, Idaho, 2012
  • Sun Valley Center for the Arts
    Ketchum, Idaho, 2012
  • Sun Valley Center for the Arts
    Ketchum, Idaho, 2011
  • Sun Valley Center for the Arts
    Ketchum, Idaho, 2010
  • St. Luke's Wood River Hospital- Lobby Show
    Ketchum, Idaho, 2009

Press and Accolades

  • Idaho Mountain Express
    November, 2006
  • Idaho Statesman
    November, 2006
  • The Weekly Sun
    August, 2012

Education

  • Arizona State University, Masters of Social Work
    Tempe, Arizona,1972 
  • Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science- Sociology
    Tempe, Arizona,1969 
  • UCLA, Masters of Business Administration
    Los Angeles, California,1963