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Leslie Marcus - Fine Artist

About Leslie Marcus

Learn more about Leslie Marcus from Ojai, CA - United States.








SUMMARY Born and raised in New York, Leslie Marcus continues to take her artwork to greater heights with enormous passion and sensitivity. An Ojai, California resident for over 18 years. Leslie paints in her home studio, and teaches Fine Art Painting. Riding New York City’s subways at the age of 14, Marcus studied watercolor painting at The Arts Students League. With a A.A from The California College of Arts & Crafts and B.F.A from The Academy of Art College in S.F. Marcus then immersed herself in the highly competitive Fashion World of Los Angeles, creating exclusive, original and exotic Textile Designs for Apparel and Home Furnishings. As an Art Educator, Leslie has taught High School and Elementary School Art Courses, and continues to offer Private & Group Painting Classes in Watercolors and Oils to youth, teens, and the elderly. Her mentoring focuses on the students’ individuality and intuitive abilities. Leslie has won numerous Fine Art Achievemnt Awards; she has been selected to participate in The Healing Arts Fine Art Program and permanent collection at Santa Barbara Cottage Hosipital & Goleta Health Care Systems in California. Marcus' work has been reproduced for: Wine Labels, Greeting Cards, and Exclusive, One-Of-A-Kind, Hand Signed, Hand Embellished Fine Art Giclees. Collectors of Marcus’ works reside throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.  EDUCATION B.F.A. Design/Industry, Academy of Art College, S.F., CA. A.A. Illustration/Design, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA. Design, Painting, Color Concepts, Illustration San Francisco State University WORK HISTORY 1993- PRESENT Freelance Textile Print Designer FINELINES OJAI, CA LOP LOP STUDIO VALLEY VILLAGE, CA PALOMA DESIGNS SEATTLE, WA Designing Textile Prints for Apparel & Home Furnishing Manufacturers. Clients include: Quicksilver, Nike, Eddie Bauer, Guess, Pacific Sunwear, Patagonia, Big Dog Sportswear, Speedo, Rip Curl, Mervyns’s, Mossimo, May Co., Nordstrom’s, Bill-A- Bong, Club Sportswear, Rusty, Red Sands, Tori Richards, Montage, Jamaican Swimwear 1993-1995 Textile Print Designer, Big Dog Sportswear, Santa Barbara, CA Designer: Hand Painting & Designing Textile Apparel Prints from Concept to Completion. Stylist~ Print Designer: Color Forecasting, Line Development, Trend Reports, Style Board Presentations, Trade Shows, Technical Repeats and Colorways 1992-1994 Textile Print Designer, Lambs and Ivy Bedtime Originals, L.A., CA Designing Infant Bedding and Accessories from Concept to Completion. Painting & Drawing: Design Development; Color & Layout of Designs. Preparation of Final Art & Design for Production 1987-1992 Textile Print Designer- Studio Coordinator, Fashion In Prints, L.A. CA Professional Colorist. Designer: Hand Painting & Designing Textile Apparel Prints from Concept to Completion. Stylist~ Print Designer and Coordinator: Color Forecasting, Line Development, Trend Reports, Style Board Presentations, Trade Shows, Technical Repeats and Colorways 2008-PRESENT FINE ART WATERCOLORS~PAINTING EDUCATOR~ PRIVATE AND GROUP Ojai, CA 2007-2008 FINE ART VISUAL ARTS EDUCATOR San Antonio School Ojai, CA Grades 1- 6 Drawing, Painting, Color, Design, Composition 2006-2007 FINE ART VISUAL ARTS EDUCATOR Besant Hill School Ojai, CA Grades: 9- 12 Drawing, Painting, Color, Design, Composition. •FINE ART EXHIBITIONS SOLO EXHIBITION SOULTONIC OJAI CA AUGUST 2013- PRESENT SOLO EXHIBITION OJAI COMMUNITY BANK OJAI CA OCTOBER 2013-DECEMBER 2013 SOLO EXHIBITION SOULTONIC OJAI, CA JUNE 2013-OCTOBER 2013 SOLO EXHIBITION DIVA~ the Passion Boutique FEBRUARY 2013- JUNE 2013 Ventura CA SOLO EXHIBITION THE OAKS SPA OJAI, CA FEBRUARY 2012- MARCH 2012 * PREMIERE WOMAN ARTIST SOLO EXHIBITION Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Birthing Center & Maternity SANTA BARBARA, CA JANUARY 2012 through JAN , 2014 * PERMANENT EXHIBITON SANTA BARBARA COTTAGE HOSPITAL HEALING ARTS PROGRAM SANTA BARBARA, CA 2012 *SOLO EXHIBITON BANK OF AMERICA OJAI, CA SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 1, 2011 * OFFICES OF DR. ROCHELLE WILSON & ASSOCIATES OJAI, CA MARCH 2011- JUNE 2011 * WORLD ART FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION LAS VEGAS, NV MAY 2010- JUNE 2010 * AROUND THE CORNER GALLERY OJAI, CA JUNE 2009 –DECEMBER 2010 *VITA ART CENTER ‘WOMEN AND STRENGTH’ VENTURA, CA MARCH 2010 * VENTURA MUSIC FESTIVAL ‘TREASURE CHESTS’ FUNDRAISER VENTURA MUSEUM APRIL 2010 * SOLO EXHIBITION THE ROASTING COMPANY& GALLERY OJAI, CA. FEBRUARY 2010 * SOLO EXHIBITION THE OAKS GALLERY OJAI, CA NOV-DEC 2010 * SOLO EXHIBITION OJAI COMMUNITY BANK & GALLERY OJAI, CA. JUNE-JULY 2009 * SOLO EXHIBITION BUSY BABE’S SALON & GALLERY OJAI, CA JANUARY-MAY 2009 * SOLO FEATURED ARTIST 1st ANNUAL WOMEN’S FESTIVAL SANTA BARBARA, CA MARCH 2008 * SOLO EXHIBITION GEM QUEST JEWERLY & GALLERY OJAI, CA. JUNE –JULY 2008 * GROUP EXHIBITION THE CROWNE PLAZA VENTURA, CA JANUARY 2008 – MAY 2009 * FIRST PLACE BEST OF SHOW ART4HEART OXNARD, CA MARCH 2008 & MARCH 2007 * SOLO ART SHOW THE VILLAGE JESTER OJAI, CA JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2008 * SOLO ART SHOW PANGEA’S GALLERY OJAI, CA AUGUST 2007- DECEMBER 2007 * AWARDED HONORABLE MENTION JURIED GROUP SHOW “HOT SUMMER DAYS HOT SUMMER NIGHTS” OJAI, CA JULY- AUGUST 2007 * NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION “FACES OF WOMAN” LAS VEGAS, NEW MEXICO MARCH 2006 * SOLO EXHIBITION OJAI VALLEY ATHLETIC CLUB & GALLERY OJAI, CA SEPT-OCTOBER 2006 * SOLO EXHIBITION DOWN HOME FURNISHINGS GALLERY VENTURA, CA APRIL-AUGUST 2006 * SOLO EXHIBITION ARIA DAY SPA GALLERY OJAI, CA FEBRUARY-MARCH 2006 * SOLO EXHIBITION BANK OF AMERICA, OJAI, CA. JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2006 * GROUP EXHIBITION NOHO GALLERY NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA. AUGUST 2005 & OCTOBER 2005 * SOLO EXHIBITION FINE JEWELRY WORKS GALLERY VENTURA CA JUNE 2004 * SOLO EXHIBITON THE ART WORKSHOP GALLERY OJAI, CA MARCH – APRIL 2004 * SOLO EXHIBITION OJAI CITY HALL OJAI, CA NOVEMBER- DECEMBER 2003 * SOLO EXHIBITION STIR CRAZY COFFEE HOUSE GALLERY OJAI, CA JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2004 * SOLO EXHIBITION OJAI ART CENTER OJAI, CA FEBRUARY–MARCH 2004 * SOLO EXHIBITION ZACK’S CAFÉ GALLERY VENTURA, CA JANUARY-MARCH 2004 * ART IN THE PARK JURIED GROUP SHOW OJAI, CA. JUNE 2001-PRESENT *Awarded First Place: “BEST OF SHOW” 2009 * THE FIGURE SHOW JURIED GROUP SHOW OJAI, CA. FEB 2000-PRESENT * SANTA PAULA ANNUAL EXHIBITION SANTA PAULA, CA MARCH 2000-2007 *JURIED GROUP SHOW * Awarded Honorable Mention in Watercolors *CALIFORNIA GOLD COAST WATERCOLOR SOCIETY CALIFORNIA MAY 2000 *JURIED GROUP SHOW Awarded Third Place in Water Medium * VENTURA ARTWALK VENTURA, CA 2000- PRESENT * EMERALD IGUANA INN & GALLERY OJAI, CA 2001-2010 ART COLLECTORS OF LESLIE MARCUS’ WORK Bill Panke Conneticut Sally Steinborn Port Huron MI Jean Kekorian Bel Air, CA William & Brenda Hewell Tennessee Brian Miller & Lisa White Dallas, TX William Bickerton Frisco, CO Muriel Perry Los Angeles, CA Lisa Rose & Marty Albertson Hidden Hills, CA Bruce & Debby Barrick Amarillo, Texas Jean Saklad New York City, New York Gladys Poll New York City, New York Richard & Rachelle Hagendorf Santa Barbara, CA Carol Brill Los Angeles, CA Lara Farnham Oakland, CA Stuart & Barbara Klabin Beverly Hills, CA Nellie Rosenberg New York David & Patricia Chaimowitz Tarzana, CA Kathy & Phil Nemy Ojai , CA Ross & Karen Quinn Victorville, CA Mary Jo & Todd Healy Ojai, CA Cox Marketing Virginia (Art for Wine Label) Erica Jungtaubl Ventura, CA Emma Greene Ojai Ca Dan & Olga Singer Ojai, CA Lori Asher Ojai, CA Maureen Clark Ojai, CA Melanie Wicker Ojai, CA Shirley Thompson Encino, CA Richard & Susan Sasher Montana David & Tamara Matzke Ojai, CA Gloria Jones Ojai, CA Gina Earnshaw Marina Del Rey, CA Julia & Mark Whitman Emerald Iguana Inn, Ojai, CA Mark & Lea Shadburn Taos, New Mexico Dharla Currie Ventura, CA Jeffrey Kustal Ojai, CA Rhonda Cho Ojai, CA Lalla & Rinaldo Brutoco Shangrila Gourmet, Ojai, CA Cecelia McCoy Pacific Grove, CA Chip Frazier Ventura, CA Karen Rosenblum Camarillo, CA Busy Babes Salon & Gallery Ojai, CA Dr. Michael Grosse Ojai, CA Chuck Richards Ojai, CA Jeff and Lynn Custell Ojai, CA Don & Carrie Sanders Ojai, CA Jim Costello Ojai, CA Jim & Setsuko Triggs Ojai, CA Scott & Rochelle Wilson Ojai, CA Phil & Bonnie Riege Ojai, CA

Leslie Marcus joined Fine Art America on March 18th, 2007.