Artist:  Marti White

Born in Stillwater, OK, 1-7-43




Artist’s Statement:
I have always been interested in creative expression, whether in the home or the studio. Basic art instruction in college at Oklahoma State University got me started and I continued to study in local classes and workshops in St. Paul, MN. My early work was in watercolor, but since moving to the Southwest I have found working in acrylic and mixed media better suited to the climate and the lifestyle of the new environment which differs so much from the upper Midwest. I love working in collage and assemblage. My work also moved from representational watercolors to more abstract work. I focus on getting what is in my unconscious mind onto the painting giving my work a spiritual connection that is both personal and interesting to the viewer. Art is a journey of the soul.

Organizations:
Signature Member – Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona – President 2006-2009; 2011-2014

Signature Member – International Society of Acrylic Painters

Associate of The Drawing Studio

Signature Member of the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild- Vice President of Shows - 2015-2016; 2017-2018

Member of Tubac Center of the Arts

Member of Contemporary Art Society, Tucson Museum of Art
Member of PaperWorks

Member of Collage Artists of America

Member of The Arizona Watercolor Association

Juried Member of the Arizona Art Alliance

National Juried Shows:
Sequim Arts Juried Show, Sequim, WA (2014) (2013) (2012) (2011) (2010)

International Society of Acrylic Painters "4th Annual Online Juried Exhibition" (2012); "Online

Signature Members' Exhibit" (2014); "5th Annual Online Juried Exhibition" (2015) Honorable Mention; "8th Annual ISAP Signature Members' Online Exhibit" (2015)

Third Annual Juried Exhibition, Fayetteville Technical Community College, Fayetteville, NC (2012)

​Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, Illinois, Galex 46, (2012) Galex 45 (2011); Galex 50, (2016); ​Galex 51 (2017)

Light, Space, Time Online Gallery, ongoing since January, 2012 - 2015, numerous awards; 2015 Open Exhibit, September, First Place Overall; 2016 Seasons Exhibit, September, 4th Place Overall, 2nd Place Painting Category, ​2017 Figurative Exhibit, April, ​Award of Merit, Honorable Mention Painting Category; 2017 Seasons, July, 7th Place Overall, 4th Place Painting, Award of Merit; 2017 Botanicals, August, 1st PlaceOverall, 1st Place Painting, Award of Merit

Northern National Art Competition, Rhinelander, WI (2017) (2015) (2014) (2013) (2012) (2011) (2010) Donor Award

Arizona Aqueous, Tubac, Arizona (2016) (2013) (2012) (2011) (2009)

KY11, Murray State University, Kentucky (2011)

Gateway to Imagination, Farmington Museum, New Mexico (2015)  (2014) (2010) Honorable Mention

13th International Society of Acrylic Painters Exhibition, Santa Cruz, California (2010)

Tohono Chul Park, Tucson, Arizona, Art That Heals,(2010); Paper From All Sides (2013); Metal Stone Wood (2013);Small Works Invitational (2013) (2015); Chiles! (2014)

Arizona Edges, Tubac, Arizona (2010) (2009)
Tubac Center of the Arts, Border Celebrations (2013); "Members' Juried Show" (2013)

Northwest Area Arts Council "Annual Women's Work," Woodstock, IL(2014)(2015) (2016)

Collage Artists of America, "Squared," Online Exhibit (2014);"Altered States of Collage" (2016)

Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, "Americas 2014," (2014)

Fine Line Gallery, Creative Arts Center, "Layers," St. Charles, IL (2014)

Exhibeo Online Gallery and Magazine, Open Competition Honorable Mention (2014) Seasons Competition Top Tier Award (2014); The Art of Abstraction Competition Top Tier Award (2015); Memory Competition Honorable Mention (2015); Artist of Interest Interview (2015); Rebirth and Renewal Competition Top Tier Award (2015); Summer Palette Competition Top Tier Award (2015)

Artists Association of Northern Colorado, "1st Online Exhibit" (2014); "2nd Online Exhibit" First Place (2014); Spring Online Exhibit" Honorable Mention (2015)

Four Points Contemporary Online Exhibit, Award of Merit, Award of Excellence (2015)

d'Art Center, "The Eclectic Exhibit (2016)

​311 Gallery, ​Raleigh, NC, "Abstracts Matter" (2017)


Solo Exhibits:
Long Gallery at Academy Village

Mesch, Clark and Rothschild Law Firm

Kirk Bear Canyon Library

St. Phillip’s in the Hills Church, Murphey Gallery

St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church, Ravenscroft Hall

Other Exhibits

​2017: ​SAWG "Annual Show"; SAWG "Fiesta Sonora," Honorable Mention; SAWG"Experimental Show," Award of Excellence; ​The Drawing Studio Members' Show; CASA "Spring Habitat for Humanity Exhibit;"  CASA, "The Persuasion of Art," Jewish Community Center, Tucson

2016: SAWG "48th Annual Show - Celebrate Design" Past Presidents' Award; SAWG "The All Members' Show - All Things Considered;" CASA "Show at Ventana Medical Systems;" AWA Fall Juried Exhibit; SAWG "Signature Members' Show "Creme de la Creme;" CASA at "Ventana Medical Systems; SAWG "Experimental Show;" SAWG "Fiesta Sonora Show;" CASA "Spring Habitat for Humanity Show" First Place; CASA "Fall Habitat for Humanity Show" Second Place; SAWG "Signature Members' Show" Honorable Mention; SAWG "Color My World;"311 Gallery, Raleigh NC, "Squares;" SAACA "Waddell-Reed Show;"

2015: CASA at St. Philip's Murphey Gallery Third Place; Raices Taller 222 Gallery, "New Year, New Work;"

SAWG "Annual Show;" SAWG "Experimental Show;" Madaras Gallery "Miniature Show;" SAWG "All Member Show;" CASA Volunteer Appreciation Show at Habitat for Humanity; Mujeres, Mujeres, Mujeres, Raices Taller, Tucson, AZ; SAWG "Signature Members' Show - "Sonoran Treasures;" CPAC "Landscapes Real and Imaginary;" CASA "Small Works;" SAWG "See You In September; SAWG "Dog Days of Summer;" SAWG "Puttin' On the Ritz;" CPAC "The Art of Recycle II;" CASA "Fall/Spring Habitat for Humanity Exhibit;"

2014: Tubac Center of the Arts Members' Juried Exhibit; Carnaval!, Raices Taller 222 Gallery, Tucson, AZ; SAWG Annual Show; Light Space Time Online Gallery, January Show "Seasons" (Third Place Overall, Second Place Painting, Special Merit), February Featured Artist; Contents Interiors, "Art for Contemporary Desert Living;"

Contemporary Artists of Southern AZ (CASA), Habitat for Humanity "Spring Show" and "Fall Show"; CASA at the Tucson International Airport; CASA "Small Treasures" Honorable Mention; Southern AZ Watercolor Guild (SAWG)"Annual Show"; SAWG  "All Members Show"; SAWG "Experimental Show"; SAWG "Fiesta Sonora" Honorable Mention; SAWG "Calendar Show"; CPAC "The Art of Re-Cycle", "Jumping to New Heights 2"; Raices Taller 222 Art Gallery, "Carnaval", "Chubasco!", "Lost and Found!",Pequenos!"; Tubac Center of the Arts Members' Open

2013: "Artistry of Assemblage" (CASA) Mesch, Clark and Rothschild; "Southwestern Impressions" (CASA) Ranch House Gallery (Third Place Award); "Experimental Show" Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild; Benefit Show for Habitat for Humanity (CASA); Tubac Center of the Arts Members' Open Exhibit; CASA at Contents Interiors; Pita Jungle Restaurant; Raices Taller Gallery, "de Papel;" Tucson International Airport (CASA); Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild "All Members Show;" Tohono Chul "Small Works Invitational;" CASA at Habitat for Humanity (Honorable Mention)
2012: SAWG "Experimental and Innovative Works in Watermedia," (Award of Merit); Blue Raven Gallery, "Crazy for Color," "All Things Great and Small"; CASA at Contents Interiors; Northwestern Mutual Financial Network with Sandy Brittain; International Society of Acrylic Painters Online Juried Exhibit, Tubac Center of the Arts Members' Open (Award of Merit); CASA Signature Members' Exhibit, Coldwell Banker Foothills Branch

2011: Tubac Center of the Arts "Members' Open"; Tubac Center of the Arts "Miniature Show"; CASA at Pastiche, "Cosmic Shift"; Tubac Center of the Arts "Working with Paper"; International Society of Acrylic Painters Signature Show, Paso Robles, CA; TIKKUN OLAM: A Restoration Project, Tucson Jewish Community Center; CASA “Small Works” juried show, Blue Raven Gallery; CASA “Signature Show” at Que Bonita; “Beyond Audubon” with Ruth Canada at Agua Caliente Ranch House Gallery; “Artists’ Potpourri” juried show, Blue Raven Gallery; “WOW” Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild Gallery

2010: CASA “Flight and Feathers” juried show, Ranch House Gallery; CASA “Fragments” juried show, Brandi Fenton Park, (Third Place Award); “Roads Less Traveled” juried show, Blue Raven Gallery; “The Connecting Spirit” juried show, The Drawing Studio, catalog cover art; “Life in Motion” juried show, Blue Raven Gallery; “CASA at Northern Trust Bank” juried show; CASA “Visions West” juried show, Murphey Gallery, St. Philip’s in the Hills Church


About Marti

“An artist works with imperfection; if the starting point is perfection, there’s nowhere to go, nothing to create.”   Roderick MacIver

Check out the interview with me and Jonathan Raddatz and images of my work in this classy new book from Exhibeo published by Blurb.