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
|JURY COORDINATOR--Hillsborough Arts Council 2016
GALLERY COORDINATOR--Hillsborough Arts Council
STANDARDS COMMITTEE--Piedmont Crafts
COMMISSION-PERRY F. KENDIG
AWARD-recipient Kathleen Lunsford, Arts Council of the Blue Ridge,
Roanoke, VA 2006
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 @ roanoke.com .
|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,
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.
|Asolare Fine Arts Academy
The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation
Piedmont Craftsmen Inc.
Arts Council of the Blue Ridge,
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
Green Hill Art Center, Greensboro,
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
|FESTIVALS AND JURIED COMPETITIONS
|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
ONB MAGIC CITY ART CONNECTION, Birmingham, AL
CHERRY CREEK FESTIVAL Denver, CO
COCONUT GROVE ARTS FESTIVAL
LAKEFRONT FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS-MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM
DOGWOOD FESTIVAL, atlanta GA
WINTER PARK ARTS FESTIVAL
ARTS FESTIVAL OF ATLANTA
BEAUX ARTS FESTIVAL AT THE LOWE ART MUSEUM Miami, FL 1998 Merit Award, 1997 Merit Award
CAIN PARK ART FESTIVAL Cleveland Hgts, OH
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
LAS OLAS MUSEUM OF ART FESTIVAL
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.
ANN ARBOR STATE STREET ARTS FESTIVAL
UPTOWN ARTS FESTIVAL-Minneapolis, MN
DIMENSIONS 88 25th National Juried Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture Exhibition,
SOUTHEASTERN CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
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-Power of Excellence sponsored by Piedmont Craftsmen and
SECCA, October 22, 2004-January 9, 2005 SECCA, Winston-Salem, NC
-Guest Artist Exhibition at the Enrichment Center, Winston-Salem NC
-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
-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.
2. 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.
have been working with acrylic, watercolor and oils throughout my career
and for the present I am focusing on the medium of watercolor producing
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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