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Martha Zackey's Bio

"The unifying theme of my work deals with urban bureaucracy. Familiar obects from everyday life are combined to create a visual tension. I keep my paintings small to give viewers the intimate experience of being drawn into the work and bringing to each piece something in which to identify from their own personal mythology." - Martha



Northern Illinois University, BFA Studio Art, 1966

Indiana University Bloomington, MFA Studio Art - Painting.1970


1998 - 2002 The Fine Arts Academy


Professional Experience

Editorial Illustration
Leisure Magazine, Keene, NY
Northwest Magazine and Oregonian, Portland, OR
Portland Opera Association, Inc., Die Meistersinger, campaign


University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI - Continuing Education, 2009
Childrens Class, Munson-Williams-Proctor, Art Museum School, Utica, NY
Drawing Instructor, Art Museum School, Portland, OR
Teaching Assistant in Painting, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN


Stage Set Painter
City of Portland, University Park Scenic Studio, under the direction of Tony Maynard. Painted sets for plays and musicals and assisted in designing sets.
Indiana University Musical Arts Center. Painted opera sets for the School of Music under the direction of David Higgins, Harold F. Mack and Max Rothlisberger.


Selected Exhibitions

Watercolor Wisconsin, RAM's Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI - Award Winner 2010-2011

Peltz Gallery, 18th Annual Remarkable Women Show, Milwaukee, WI; 2008

Elaine Erickson Gallery, Milwaukee, WI; 2007-2008

ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL; 2006

National All-Media Juried Show "Fiat Lux" Anne Arundal Community COllege, Arnold, MD; 2006

Central New York Water Color Society 2005 Annual Juried Exhibition, Edith Barrett Gallery, Utica College of Syracuse University, Utica, NY

The 70th Annual Cooperstown Art Association 2005 National, Cooperstown, NY

24th Annual Mini-Works on Paper Exhibition, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL

I Love Manhattan, Manhattan Arts International, New York, NY

Kirkland Art Center, Clinton, NY

Munson - Williams - Proctor Institute, Utica, NY

Jervis Public Library, Rome, NY

8th Annual Regional Fine Art Exhibit, Rome Art Association, Rome, NY

Arts of the Hudson - Mohawk Region Exhibition, Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany, NY

Landscape Exhibition, Rensselaer County Council for the Arts, Troy, NY

21st Annual Exhibition, Rensselaer County Council for the Arts, Troy, NY

8th Annual Small Works Competition, New York University, 80 Washington Square East Galleries, New York, NY

Solo Exhibition, West Village Meeting House, Brattleboro, VT

Solo Exhibition, Linfield College, McMinnville, OR

Solo Exhibition, Lewis & Clark College Library, Portland, OR

Northwest Artist Workshop, Portland, OR

Two-Person Show, Portland Art Museum School, Wentz Gallery, Portland, OR

Faculty Show, Mount Hood Community College, Gresham, NY

Thesis Show, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Women's Art Exhibit, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Arbutus Exhibit, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Solo Exhibition, Three Arts Club, Chicago, IL


Awards & Distinctions

Award Winner at the RAM's Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI; 2010-2011

Television feature on Chicago's CANTV regarding ARC Gallery opening for November 2006; "ARC Gallery Walkthrough"

Television interview on WKTV "Mohawk Valley Living" August 28, 2005, Utica, NY

Accepted as Signature Member into the Central New York Water Color Society in 2005

Rome Art and Community Center, Director's Award, Past President's Award, Rome, NY

Rome Art Association 8th Annual Regional Fine Arts Exhibit, Prize Recipient, Rome, NY

Rensselaer County Council of Arts, 21st Annual Exhibition, Prize Recipient, Troy, NY

Portland Metropolitan Arts Commission, "Art in Public Places Grant," Portland, OR, as funded by the National Endowment for the Arts

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, Fee Remission Scholarship

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, Teaching Assistantship



Portland Review, Portland State University, Portland, OR
Spectrum Magazine, Portland, OR - Review by W.M. Ittman Jr.
Portland Magazine, Art in Public Place "Portland Mirage", Portland, OR
Senior Profile, "Die Meistersinger", Portland, OR, Mindy Aloff



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