Festival of Fine Craft
in The Gallery of Fine Art
at Wheaton Arts
Marsha's been selected to participate in Wheaton Arts Gallery of Fine Art in a special exhibit celebrating the Festival of Fine Arts 20th year (that's her creature-covered pot featured in the brochure to the left). Marsha's is one of the few artists to participate in every one of the shows.
This special exhibit highlights 16 of the outstanding artist's as a month-long preview of the festival. Some of the best work of these artists will be on display...and for sale in the Gallery.
It is truly worth a special trip to Wheaton Arts to see this special exhibit and to spend a wonderful day at the Wheaton Arts center.
The Sketchbook Project
Marsha's book, "My Life, My Art", a graphic retrospective of her work, has been archived in the Brooklyn Library of Art as part of "The Sketchbook Project". It can physically be checked out, or you can view it online by clicking on this link:
It's a fascinating look at Marsha's creative progression from playing with mud to art school, to painting, to drawing, to graphic design, to pottery, to clay monoprints.
My photograph, "Clouds on the Crosswicks" was accepted for "Voices of the Abbott Marshlands" and is on display at the Tulpehaking Nature Center, 157 Westcott Avenue, Hamilton, NJ until February 26, 2016. Click here for directions to the show.
February 28, 2015 — Hamilton, NJ
MARSHA DOWSHEN’s “FreeHand” WINS “VISITORS’ CHOICE AWARD” at the Grounds for Sculpture “Design Challenge”. The challenge was to design a prototype for a product inspired by Michael Graves’exhibit. The exhibit “Michael Graves: Past as Prologue” is currently at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ.
The “FreeHand” solves the need for an attractive and efficient way to hold both food and drink at any large event with no (or limited) seating. The prototype was made of glazed and fired stoneware that reflects Graves’ “egg” shape. It can be cradled in one hand, allowing a secure way to hold both food and drink while leaving the other hand free.
The finished product would be manufactured with sustainable bamboo and/or sugarcane fibers and would be compostable and recyclable.
Marsha accepting her award from Donald Strum (right), principal of product design at the Michael Graves Design Group.