Saturday, November 24, 2012

Marcia Wegman

“Anamosa Hills” © Marcia Wegman

Name: Marcia Wegman, PSA
Bio: Marcia Wegman was born in Washington, D.C. on October 30, 1935. She attended Miami University in Hamilton, Ohio, where she earned a BFA degree in graphic design, Magna Cum Laude, in 1957. From 1957-1961, she studied at the University of Iowa where she completed her MFA degree in intaglio printmaking with with Mauricio Lasansky. Marcia then worked in oil, watercolor, acrylic, handmade paper, and mixed media collage over a thirty-five year period. When she tried painting an English Lake District landscape with an old set of pastels she realized this was her perfect medium. She is now a signature member of the PSA. The Midwest landscape has been a  lifelong inspiration, first in Ohio, then in Iowa. Marcia delights in proving that Iowa is anything but boring in her paintings.
Her works have been selected for many group and one person exhibits throughout the Midwest. She has been involved with Heifer International, creating paintings reflecting a trip sponsored by that group through Lithuania and Latvia in 2007. She also has received significant commissions from the University of Iowa including a large quadriptych in 2008 from the College of Medicine and several paintings commissioned by the College of Nursing. She painted landscapes for the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Coralville, Iowa. She also painted an Iowa landscape for MAPP, a private organization formed to prevent 600 acres of farmland once painted by Grant Wood from being turned into a county landfill. A number of her paintings have been made into limited editions of prints to be used for fundraising purposes as well as sold by the artist. 
Marcia’s awards include being a finalist in the International Artist Magazine, August/Sept 2010; a Merit Award at the Iowa State Fair Fine Art Exhibition 2010; and winner of The Artist's Magazine Over 60 Competition, March 2011
She received an Honorable Mention in the Pastel 100, in April 2011, and was the feature of an article in the December 2013 issue of the Pastel Journal.
Marcia is the author/illustrator of a children’s book, Lula Belle, published by Outskirts Press in 2007.
Medium: Pastel; Acrylic. Says Marcia, “Pastels lend themselves to developing the ephemeral aspects of light and color in the landscape. I enjoy challenging myself in constantly finding new ways to explore the forms, rhythm, lines, repetition, light and color in the Iowa landscape.”
Subjects: Landscape. Portraits (not her forte). Floral. Abstract.
Style: Representational.
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Gallery: Iowa Landscapes; Other Places; Abstract Paintings (all acrylic); Portraits; Florals; Commissions (all acrylic).
Image View: Thumbnails open on a viewer on same page on mouseover. This makes it practically impossible to download any images other than those on the outside columns of the thumbnails, as to move off a thumbnail changes the enlarged image in the viewer, unless you can move directly from the viewer to a blank space on the page. Anamosa Hills is 30 x 30 ins
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