Thanks for coming to meet me. I’ve been studying and making art for almost my entire life. Art in its many aspects captures all my attention after family. Visual art is the same kind of communication as music or writing. It tells the story of mankind. It has a rich, nuanced visual vocabulary.
“I often find myself occupied in the observation and recording of the contradictions and the curious contrasts with which we all live. My art describes our natural or contrived environment and the effects we humans exon it. Sometimes we work in concert with nature; other times we destroy it. Sometimes it overpowers us.
I am investigating the ways I can illustrate our attempts to manipulate and to rediscover nature. I deliberately arrange the formal elements of art to examine the complexity of our interaction and to craft harmonious compositions.
Marge Feldman 2015
Marge Feldman is a formally schooled professional artist who has been taking classes, since age 12, from the former Museum School of Philadelphia, Moore Institute, Syracuse University (BFA), The Philadelphia Institute of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), and Towson University (Art Teaching Certificate).
Ms. Feldman has lived in seven different states and traveled extensively in North America and on five other continents. This rich experience has expanded her knowledge and fertilized her work.
She has taught art in public and private schools K-12, at the Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers, and at the Tyme Gallery in Havertown, PA. She has exhibited extensively in Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Maryland, in juried and group shows, as well as invitational and solo exhibits.
She founded Women Artists’ Forum (100+ members) in Baltimore and, among other initiatives, established a gallery for them at Carroll Museums, Inc., in downtown Baltimore.
She is now a member of ARTsisters, a group of professional women artists who empower each other and their community through their art. She belongs to the Main Line Art Center, Philadelphia Tri-State Artists Equity and The Art League of South Dade in Miami.
Since her retirement, Feldman is still teaching and taking classes.
1991-1998 Maryland Institute College of Art, Continuing Education
1991-1992 Towson University, Certificate in Art Education
1983 Art Institute of Philadelphia, Continuing Education
1960-1964 Syracuse University, BFA
2012-present Teaching Painting and Drawing at Pinecrest, FL Community Center
1995-present Painting and exhibiting
1992-1999 Baltimore County public and private schools. Taught art grades1-12.
1988-1990 Wave Again, an art and home décor gallery, Sales. New Haven, CT
1981-1983 Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers, Design Instructor. Philadelphia, PA
1976-1988 Promotional Graphics, self-owned business: copywriting and graphic design for small businesses, e.g., The Leader Company, Realtors; interior design firms; health practitioners; retail stores. Philadelphia area, PA
1977-1985 Weiners Furniture Store, Copy writing and graphic design for all advertising and printed material. Wrote and placed radio and television spots. Darby, PA
2012-2014 Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, FL
2007-present ARTsisters, Philadelphia Metro area Philadelphia Tri-State Artists Equity Main Line Art Center, Professional Member 1997-2009 Women Artists’ Forum, Co-founder, treasurer, newsletter editor, president. Pioneer, organizer and coordinator of continuing venue for WAF: The Carroll Mansion Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD, in cooperation with Carroll Museums, Inc. 2002-2007 Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD 1996-1999 Fells Point Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD Maryland Art League, Baltimore County , MD
2015 - Artists Equity Juried 66th Anniversary Show, Art Gallery at Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, PA Marsha Moss, Public Curator and Consultant, Juror. Honorable Mention
2013- Artists Equity Select Show, Community Art Center, Wallingford, PA, Moe Brooker, Juror
2013 - Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden 7th Annual Artists in Bloom, Coral Gables, FL
2012 - Juried Fall Exhibition, Philadelphia/Tri State Artists Equity, Mount Holly Library & Lyceum, Mount Holly, NJ, Honorable Mention
2011 - Juried 62nd Anniversary Members’ Exhibit. Philadelphia/Tri State Artists Equity, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
2010 - ARTsisters curated exhibit. Widener University Art Gallery, Chester, PA
2010 - Juried Phila/TriState Artists Equity Exhibit. Montgomery County Community College Gallery, Pottstown, PA Mentioned as “high point” of the exhibit by Phila. Inquirer Art Critic Victoria Donohoe.
2009 - Juried Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA Juror: Julien Robson, curator of Contemporary Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art
2009 - Two Person Exhibit. Tyme Gallery, Havertown, PA
2008 - Solo Exhibit, Players Club of Swarthmore Gallery, Swarthmore. PA
2007 - Solo Exhibit. Carroll Mansion Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2007 - Solo Exhibit. Gallery Unicorn, Timonium, MD