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1972 BA Salem College, Winston-Salem NC
1974 MS Radford University, (Phi Kappa Phi) Radford VA
1978 UGA Studies Abroad, University of Georgia

"My career spans 40 years.  I started out as a printmaker working with the medium of Silkscreen printing limited editions then I moved into drawing on monoprints with oil pastels and more recently I have been working with Mixed Media Collage.  My collage work combines fabric, paint, colored pencil and parts of old paintings to create new images on both board and canvas.  I also bring in images from advertizing and pop culture.  I use a variety of glazing mediums to encase the work and to soften up the edges while also applying layers of subtle color.  I have continued to paint throughout my career with acrylic oils and watercolors.  The strongest influences in my work over the years have been Early Italian Renaissance Painting, German Expressionism, Fauvism, and North American Regionalism."

JURY COORDINATOR--Hillsborough Arts Council 2016
GALLERY COORDINATOR--Hillsborough Arts Council 2013-2016
STANDARDS COMMITTEE--Piedmont Crafts 2012
COMMISSION-PERRY F. KENDIG AWARD-recipient Kathleen Lunsford, Arts Council of the Blue Ridge, Roanoke, VA 2006
SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS COMMITTEE-Secretary-Piedmont Craftsmen Inc. 2005-2006
BOARD OF DIRECTORS-Secretary-Carolina Designer Craftsmen 2004-2006
FUNDRAISING  PROJECT "Walk for Moses!"  Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, T shirt design,  Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation 2000-2002
JOURNALIST Read Marcia's latest article on Printmaking Techniques and Influences, published on-line @ .
FUNDRAISING PROJECT "Sweet Chairity"  Arts Council of the Blue Ridge, Committee member and artist liason 1998. 
ROANOKE JAZZ FESTIVAL promotional design 1997.
Recipient of the PERRY F. KENDIG AWARD for outstanding support of the Arts 1997,   Roanoke, VA.
PANELIST for the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation-Visual Arts Residency Grants, 1994.
PANELIST for the Virginia Commission for the Arts-Visual Arts Grants, 1993.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS, Arts Council of the Blue Ridge, 1990-1993.
Supervised the first outdoor Sculpture Exhibition for the Arts Council Of the Blue Ridge in cooperation with HCA
Lewis-Gale Hospital and the Art Museum of Western Va. Artist liaison, Site selection, Installation Coordination, and Publicity, 1992.
PANELIST for region III-Virginia Commission for the Arts 1990-1992.
MOUNTAIN LAKE WORKSHOPS--1981-1986 & 2002 sponsored by the Virginia Tech Foundation---WorkshopS and Artist Conferences organized by Ray Kass---Leaders-John Cage, Wayne Thiebaud, Marie Cosindas, Robert Berlind, Susan Shatter, Jane Freilicher, Katherine Porter, Walter Darby Bannard, Anthony Caro, Clement Greenberg, Willem DeLooper, the Reverend Howard Finster, Jackie Matisse-Monnier.
Affiliate Organizations
Asolare Fine Arts Academy
The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation

Piedmont Craftsmen Inc.
Winston-Salem, NC
Arts Council of the Blue Ridge, Roanoke, VA
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
Green Hill Art Center, Greensboro, NC
The Nature Conservancy
Sibley Hospital, SAS Institute, Davenport & Co. of Va., Packaging Corporation of America, NationsBank, First Union Bank, Maryland National Bank, Duke University, University of North Carolina, US State Department, CSX, C&P, IBM, Carilion, AT&T, Philip Morris, General Electric, University of Virginia Hospital, American Tobacco Co., Miller Brewing Co., Stouffer Hotels, The Duke Foundation, Burlington Industries, Hospital Corporation of America, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, RJR Nabisco, Sheraton Hotels, Wachovia Bank, Walt Disney World, Northwestern Bank, Northern Trust Bank, Kaiser Permanente, University of North Carolina Hospital, Northern Telecom, Medical College of Virginia, Humana Hospitals, Texaco Corporation, Hilton Hotels, Encyclopedia Brittanica, Central Carolina Bank, Edison Electric, McDonnell Douglas, US Information Service.
SMALL WORKS SHOW Gallery 5800 Suitable for Framing, Grove Ave, Richmond, VA 2006
NEW TRADITIONS-QUILTMAKING Southern Highlands Craft Guild
Folk Art Center Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC 2006
National Folk Art Festival, Richmond, VA 2006
BULL MOUNTAIN ARTS, Downtown, Stuart, VA 2006
BEAUX ARTS FESTIVAL AT THE LOWE ART MUSEUM Miami, FL 1998 Merit Award, 1997 Merit Award
NORTHERN VA FINE ARTS FESTIVAL-Greater Reston Arts Center, 1996 Merit Award
BOSTON PRINTMAKERS Juror: Roberta Waddell, Curator of Prints,
New York Public Library
GASPARILLA SIDEWALK ART FESTIVAL Tampa, FL, 1994 Merit Award-Juror: Ned Rifkin, 1993 Merit Award-Juror: Dennis R. Barrie, 1992 Merit Award-Juror: William J. Cowart, Curator of 20th Century Art at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Ft Lauderdale, FL. 1993 Merit Award-Juror: Jeannine Falino, Asst. Curator American Decorative Art, Museum of Fine Art, Boston MA
ARTEMIS XVI, ARTEMIS XV, ARTEMIS XIII Exhibition and Publication by Artists and Writers of the Blue Ridge and Virginia.
1708 EAST MAIN GALLERY First Annual Juried Exhibition, 1991.
DIMENSIONS 88 25th National Juried Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture Exhibition,
Winston-Salem, NC
Print and Drawing Competition. Purchase Awards
NC PRINT AND DRAWING SOCIETY 6th Annual Print and Drawing Competition.

-Salem College 250 Anniversary Alumnae Show, Milton Rhodes Art Center, Winston Salem NC January 14-March 26 2022
-Guest Artist Exhibition at the Enrichment Center, Winston-Salem NC 2017
-One Person Show, Asolare Fellowship, Park Atrium Gallery, Winston-Salem NC, Summer 2016
-“Figuratively Speaking-Approaching the Human Form in Craft”  Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC
-“45 Years of Inspired Design” Anniversary Show for Piedmont Craftsmen, Milton Rhodes Gallery, Sawtooth Center, Winston-Salem, NC 2008
-“Printmaking Invitational”, Folk Art Center, Southern Highlands Craft Guild 2008

-Power of Excellence sponsored by Piedmont Craftsmen and SECCA, October 22, 2004-January 9, 2005  SECCA, Winston-Salem, NC
-Asolare Fellowship Exhibition, Cork Gallery, Avery Fisher Hall Lincoln Center, New York City August 2004
-Strength in Numbers,  Green Hill Center for NC Art June-Aug 2002.  Sept. 19-Oct 20, 2002, Milton Rhodes Gallery, Sawtooth Building, 226N. Marshall St., Winston-Salem, NC
-Mountain Lake Hotel Workshop Exhibit sponsored by Mary Moody Northen Endowment Galveston TX and the Art Project, Inc.  Roanoke, VA.  The Jefferson Center, June 2002 Roanoke, VA.  The James Center Atrium, Richmond , VA Aug. 11-31 2002.
-10 Years at the E. C. May Co.  Addison Ripley Gallery, Washington, DC
-Pismo Gallery, Denver,  Co.
-Roanoke-Wonju International Art Exchange Exhibition
-Piedmont Craftsmen Inc.
-Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
-Green Hill Art Center, Greensboro, NC
-Cudahy's Gallery, Richmond, VA
-American Landscapes, Gallery 3, Roanoke, VA
-Emerging and Major American Printmakers
Wenniger Graphics, Boston, MA
-Princeton University, sponsored by the Print Club, Philadelphia, PA
-Abstein Gallery, Atlanta GA
-Art Store Gallery, Charleston, W.VA
-State Legislature Offices, Richmond, VA
-Folk Art Center, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC

 1.  I started my career in printmaking and produced hand pulled silk-screen editions for 12 years  (1978-1990).  Watercolor served as my preliminary medium for color notation and compositional exploration.  Through the medium of oil paint I explored the use of subtle tones of color and their ability to define form.  With the traditional silkscreen stencil technique I tried to produce these color relationships by overlapping both transparent and opaque hand mixed color in my editions.   This work was based on imagery that was derived from my travel experiences.   
In 1991 I gave up silkscreen printing and started using the silkscreen to produce monotypes with oil pastel and oil based silk-screen ink.  This process is much more immediate and the images that come out of this process are more personal and have more to do with feelings.  I used a technique, which is based on the idea of the fugitive resist stencil.   My goal is not to produce multiple images but to produce an under ground on the paper that serves as an under painting.  Through this process it is possible to produce more than one but each consecutive under painting is noticeably darker than the previous one and the process lends itself to an interesting development of series works. I am currently applying oil pastel directly on rag paper and working with acrylic paint in combination with oil pastel on canvas.  I apply the oil pastel onto the surface of the paper or canvas and build up layers through a process of pushing and pulling the color around and scraping back areas to increase textural possibilities.  Crystal clear is applied and colors are heightened through a lengthy process of glazing to build up forms.    I have always used Holbein oil pastels and I do not combine them with any other brands or with solvents except in the application of the layers of crystal clear acrylic.  When the piece is finished a final coating of crystal clear is applied for protection.
3.  More recently I have been experimenting with textile crayons on fabric and textile printing processes enhanced in much the same way as my earlier monotypes.  I have a great interest in the folk art tradition of quilting and the textural  and sculptural possibilities of the medium and I would like to incorporate more of these elements into my work.  
4.  I have for the last four years  been working with mixed media collage.  I combine fabric, paint, colored pencil and parts of paintings to create new images on both board and canvas.  I also bring in imagery from history and pop culture.  I use a variety of glazing mediums to encase the work and to soften up the edges and to apply layers of subtle color.
5.  I have been working with acrylic, watercolor and oils throughout my career and for the present I am focusing on the medium of watercolor producing small works.

The strongest influences in my work over the years has been the genre and landscape scenes of the Ukiyo-e school of Japanese art along with Dutch painting from the seventeenth century, fifteenth century Italian painting, German Expressionism, Fauvism, North American Regionalism, and Indian Miniatures.  I love the traditions of art making, the history, and looking at great art.    I hope this interest and passion is reflected in my work.


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