Marcia Hargreaves has been drawing since 3-years of age. By the age of 6, her talent progressed from simplistic renderings to 3-dimensional portraits. At age 8, Marcia began her formal education in Dayton, Ohio, with noted artist, Irene Miracle. Ms. Miracle trained Marcia in the proper use of acrylics, oils, pastels, pen and ink, gouache, pencils, watercolors, charcoal and a variety of other mediums.
Marcia moved with her family to Washington, D.C., at the age of 12, where she continued her studies through the tutelage of artist, Barbara Thelin Preston (North Light Books). Marcia further expanded her studies at the Corcoran Museum of Art and the Printing-Lab of the National Museum of American Art.
At age 17, Marcia received an internship at the Smithsonian Museum, working in the Renwick, Corcoran, Freer and National Portrait Galleries. She also worked at the National Museum of American Art.
Marcia currently holds degrees in Painting, Printmaking and Art History. She is the recipient of the 2nd Place Award in the Seventh Biannual Graphics Exhibit at the National Museum of American Art, and dual Honorable Mention Awards for artwork displayed at the Corcoran Museum. Marcia was the youngest artist selected for a cultural exchange show that toured Russia in 1985 consisting of 21 American Women Artists.
Marcia has work showing nationally in many galleries including New York and Texas.
Marcia loves Plein Air painting and has enjoyed exploring Texas, Canon Beach, Oregon, Ghost Ranch, Santa Fe, Taos, and Colorado.
2005, Oil Painters of America
2004, American Impressionist Society
2004, Pastel Society of Southeast Texas
2004, International Association of Pastel Societies
1986, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Charter Member
Selected One Person Shows
2003, Artist of the Month and Solo Exhibit, Frame Craft Lampros Gallery,
The Woodlands, Texas
2002, Artist of the Month and Solo Exhibit, M. MacKenzie Fine Art Gallery,
2002, "Springfest", Old Town Spring, Texas
2001, Artist of the Month and Solo Exhibit, M. MacKenzie Fine Art Gallery,
1983, Focus on local artists, solo exhibit, Fairfax, Virginia
Selected Group Shows
2005, American Impressionist Society, 6th Annual National Juried Exhibition,
Nichols Taos Fine Art Gallery, New Mexico. "Snow at Sandy Creek", oil, 18 x 24,
2004, has been juried into the show.
2002, Dena Wenmoh's Ranch and The Bunkhouse, Cypressmill, Texas
1986, Symposium of Emerging Women Artists in the U.S.A.; member of cultural
exchange of 21 U.S. Women Artist, print displayed in U.S. Embassy, Russia
1972, Group Show, Center for Fine Arts, Dayton, Ohio
2004, Wimberley Square Gallery, Wimberley, Texas
2003 - 04, Peter Lampros Fine Art Gallery, The Woodlands, Texas
2002, Fine Art Gallery of Fredricksburg, Fredricksburg, Texas
2001 - 03, Sable V Fine Art Gallery, Wimberley, Texas
2001 - 02, Seven Stallions Gallery of Fine Art, Castroville, Texas
2001 - 02, Monticello Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2000 - 03, M. MacKenzie Fine Art Gallery, Spring, Texas
2005, John Cooper School, The Woodlands, Texas
Awards & Honors
1983, Certificate of Award, Outstanding Achievement in Art, Fairfax, Virginia
1982, Honorable Mention, Scholastic Art Awards, Corcoran Museum
1981, Second Prize, Seventh Biennial Graphics Exhibition, The Washington Print
Club,National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution,
1980, Honorable Mention, Scholastic Art Awards, Corcoran Museum
1994, Multimedia Certificate, George Washington University
1987-88, Graduate Study Communication Arts and Design,
Virginia Commonwealth University
1987, B.F.A. Painting and Print Making, Virginia Commonwealth University
1981, Corcoran Museum of Art
1981, National Museum of American Art