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.

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Artist's Statement

“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

 

Artist's Biography

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.

 

Resumé

Education

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

Experience

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 

Professional Organizations                                            

 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    

Selected Exhibitions

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