Marita McVeigh - Fine Artist

Marita McVeigh

Maple Glen, PA - United States

 
 
 

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Marita McVeigh

Maple Glen, PA - United States

Marita McVeigh - Fine Artist

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Marita’s interest in art began after leaving her career in International Banking to raise her family. (in the 1980’s) After receiving a set of oil paints as a birthday gift from her husband and experimenting with them she instantly knew that she wanted to have this creative outlet in her life. She began taking adult education classes in painting and drawing where she met artist Ellen Hall who encouraged her talents. She has been painting and studying with Ellen Hall and the Ivyland Art Group since 1995; in addition she enrolled at Montgomery County Community College majoring in Fine Arts.
Marita enjoys having note cards made from her artwork. In 1999, while she was volunteering at Fox Chase Cancer Center, her artwork was chosen by the Nursing Research Dept. for a card designed to lift patient’s spirits during treatment.
Marita’s colorful paintings are as varied as her life experiences. She enjoys using a variety of mediums such as oil painting, pastels, printmaking and digital photography. Her inspiration comes from many directions: nature, animals, gardens and people.
In 2010 Marita taught beginner artists –Introduction to Drawing and Painting at the Manayunk Roxborough Art Center, Phila., Pa.
In 2012 Marita taught Introduction to Pastels workshop at the Manayunk Roxborough Art Center, and introduction to the art of Linocuts to local artists.
Marita earned her Associates In Fine Art Degree from Montgomery County Community College in 2012 at the age of 56; Phi Theta Kapa, Suma Cum Laude. She continues to study the art of Printmaking with artist Sandra Sicciatani at the college.

Memberships;
The Craft Boutique at Moyer Farmhouse, Chalfont, Pa (vendor artist) from Dec 2012 to current.
Ivyland Art Group, Art show treasurer
Oreland Art Center, Exhibitions committee from Jan 2012
The Upstairs Gallery, Lahaska, Pa (Board Member-Publicity) 2004-2006
Manayunk Roxborough Art Center, Phila., Pa (Board Member-Treasurer, Gift shop committee, publicity committee) June 2007 to August 2010.

Marita has exhibited her work in many local venues, including:
Ivyland Art Group (annual holiday shows, peach festivals, garden and
art tour)
Oreland Art Group (annual members show at The Highlands, Mather Mill (juried), and Wissahickon Library group show)
The Phila. Sketch Club (juried)
The Ferry House (Lambertville and Princeton, NJ )
Artists Cultural Show at Elkins Park Library (juried)
Wagner Museum
Ambler Main Street show at Artman
Milestones Gift shop and Gallery, Ft. Washington, Pa
Montgomery County Community College, student exhibitions
Sacred Mountain art show, Jim Thorpe, Pa (juried)
Tinicum Arts Festival
Mermaid Art Studio, Ambler, Pa
Bucks County Art Auction benefiting Pearl S. Buck International (juried)
Buckingham Frame Shop and Gallery, Buckingham, Pa
The Ambler Grill, Ambler, Pa
The Upstairs Gallery, Peddlers Village, Lahaska, Pa
Long & Foster Real Estate Office, Blue Bell, Pa
Arbor Meadow Farm, Horsham, Pa
Main Street Manor Bed & Breakfast, Flemington, NJ
Manayunk Roxborough Art Center, Philadelphia, Pa (featured artist November 2007)
Arnica & Ivy Day Spa, Flourtown, Pa
Saxbys Coffee, Main Street, Manayunk
Maria’s Ristorante on Summit, Ridge Ave, Phila. Pa
Orbit Gallery, Main Street, Manayunk
Pure Spa-Ambler, Pa
Love Park, Philadelphia, Pa
Fresh Ground Coffee House, Willow Grove, Pa
Painted Bride Art Center, Phila, Pa.

Solo exhibitions:
Rydal Park Retirement Home, February 2003
The Free Library of Springfield Township, Wyndmoor, Pa, , August 2003
Springfield Residence, Wyndmoor, Pa. February 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012
Montgomery Rehabilitation Hospital, Wyndmoor, Pa. March 2005, 2006, 2007 , 2008 , 2009, 2010, 2011
Manayunk Roxborough Art Center, Phila., Pa (featured artist November 2007)
Roxborough Development Corp., Phila, Pa (featured artist November 2011)
Love Park Philadelphia, Featured Artist Feb, March 2013 show entitled: 'Canvasing Philly'
Fresh Ground Coffee House, Willow Grove, Pa (2 person show Aug 2013)

Gallery Affiliation:
Current from Dec 2012 Vendor Artist at The Craft Boutique at Moyer Farmhouse, Chalfont, Pa. (juried)
The Upstairs Gallery, Peddlers Village, Lahaska, Pa , August 2003-August 2005 (juried)
Board Member : Publicity and hanging committee,
Manayunk Roxborough Art Center, Co-operative Gallery, Phila., Pa (juried) (Board Member-
Gift Shop committee, Publicity committee. Treasurer) from 2007 to 2010

Awards:
Honorable Mention - Printmaking
Montgomery County Community College
Student Art Show April 2004
“Country Store” Drypoint etching

First Place – Printmaking
Montgomery County Community College
Student Art Show April 2005
“London Sky” Etching

Second Place – Sculpture
Montgomery County Community College
Student Art Show April 2009
“Forrest Life” Wood Assemblage

Third Place - Printmaking
Montgomery County Community College
Student Art Show April 2012
'Maritaville' Collagraph

The Thomas Allan Byrne Memorial Award
Manayunk Roxborough Art Center Juried Show
July 2012
'Maritaville' Collagraph










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