Anne Marchand

EDUCATION
Master of Fine Arts Degree 1975 University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree 1971 Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

Artist’s Statement:
My artwork reflects the changing environments in which I travel. From urban cityscapes to pastoral landscapes, I have abstracted and invented forms and shapes to convey the feeling of a place and space. Travels within Italy, India, France, and the desert Southwest have opened my art to the riches of cultural symbols and palettes.

Luminous color and movement are integral to my compositions. The mixed media and acrylic paintings are process oriented. I begin by superimposing many layers of images to create an abstract language of color, shape and form that asks questions about the mysteries of life. References of ancient cultures are overlaid with natural and geometric forms. The images are put together in a dreamlike sequence to reinforce the reality of an inherent metaphysical world. The forces of nature and the mysterious inner life of humankind are themes that have been constant in my work.

Biography:
Anne Marchand was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Georgia and a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree from Auburn University. She has been exhibiting her artwork in the District of Columbia Metropolitan area since 1978. Her works have been included in national and regional exhibitions at the National Building Museum, the Southeast Federal Center, the Federal Reserve Board, Maryland Art Place, the Washington Project for the Arts, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, the Montgomery Museum of Art, the Arlington Arts Center, and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).

Ms. Marchand is represented by Zenith Gallery in Washington, DC. She has exhibited work at prestigious galleries in New York City; Santa Fe; New Mexico; Boca Raton Florida; Sonoma California; and Baltimore, Maryland. She has received numerous prizes and grants for her work, notably a Grants-in-aid from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities in 2003.

Ms. Marchand has taught painting and drawing in the Washington area since 1989. She has taught art at Mt. Vernon College’s School of Art and Design Program from 1994-1997. She currently holds private classes in abstract painting and watercolor in Washington, DC. From 1991-1992, she taught with the faculty team study abroad program through the University of Illinois, School of Architecture. In 1993-1995, Ms. Marchand taught with Vermont College MFA Visual Arts Program.

Corporate Art Collectors include:
Akridge, IBM, Columbia Cellular, Centerstage Productions, Interdatum Corporation, Butterfield Savings and Loan, Beveridge & Diamond Law Firm, Health South, National Association, of Homebuilders, Alabama Power Company, US Trust Company, AT&T Broadband, Allfirst

Bibliography(* Reviews)
Judy Licht, Artscapes, Livable, Playful Public Spaces, WASHINGTON PARENT MAGAZINE, 11/04
Reyna Elena López, Sinaloa, Diosa del Pacifico VIDAS Magazine, Culiacan, Mexico, 12/03
Nelly Sanchez, Concluyen el taller de pintura mural, NOROESTE/Redacción, Culiacan,, Mexico, 11/03
Benigno Aispuro, EL DEBATE DE CULIACAN, 11/03
Nelly Sanchez, Podria tener Sinaloa un nuevo mural, NOROESTE, Culiacan, Mexico, 11/11/03
P.L. Wolff, Outdoor Art Livens Shaw Neighborhood Playground, THE INTOWNER, 6/03
Chris Richards, A Changing City Neighborhood Brings Art Into Play, THE WASHINGTON POST, 8/8/02
El Salvador Newspaper, 2002
NORTHWEST CURRENT, 2002
EL TIEMPO LATINO, 2002
THE WASHINGTON POST, Wednesday, April 24, 2002
John Dorsey, Artists Shed Light on Special Needs BALTIMORE SUN, April 17, 1995
*Linda Cossa, Anne Marchand, New Paintings, EYEWASH MAGAZINE, March 1992
Lenore Miller, Washington Collections, New Mexico Connections
…lecture-Dimock Gallery, George Washington University, Feb. 9, 1991
…lecture-Santa Fe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico, October 26, 1990
Mary McCoy, International Sculpture ’90 Community Exhibitions, NEW ART EXAMINER, October 1990
*Faith Ravell, Sacred Circles, SCULPTURE MAGAZINE, May/June 1989
*Lenore Miller, Sacred Circles, WASHINGTON REVIEW, April/May 1989
*John Dorsey, Sacred Circles at Maryland ArtsPlace, BALTIMORE SUN, January 1989
*Paul Richard, At WPA, a uniquely Washington show, THE WASHINGTON POST, February 4, 1989
*Jo Ann Lewis, Washington Revelations, Art Collectors at the Fed, THE WASHINGTON TIMES, Feb. 25, 1989
Paradoxes of the DC, at WPA, a Broad Spectrum of Local Artists, THE WASHINGTON TIMES, January 7, 1988
*Daniel Barbiero, Painting,ART PAPERS,March/April 1988
*Daniel Barbiero, Anne Marchand:Stations of the Cross, Expressionistic Paintings, THE WASHINGTON
REVIEW, December/January 1988
Alice Thornson, NY Jury at Painting ’87 falls to pique Area Artists, WASHINGTON TIMES, Jan. 7, 1988
*Benjamin Forgery, Abstractions, Intense and Ambiguous, Anne Marchand, THE WASHINGTON POST, Oct. 2, 1987
*Florence Gilbard, Washington Women Artists, MUSEUM AND ARTS WASHINGTON, September/October 1987
A Vision Realized, Women’s Rights Historical Park Design Competition, Catalogue, Honorable Mention, Oct., 1987
Abe D. Jones, Jr., A Wealth of Expressionism, GREENSBORO NEWS & RECORD, June 14, 1987
Faith Heller, Expressionists’ Show Powerful, WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL, June 14, 1987
*Lenore Miller,Anne Marchand & Deidre Saunder:Paintings, THE WASHINGTON REVIEW, June/July 1986
*Barbara Cortwright, Santa Fe Letter,ARTSPACE, Spring 1986
Francoise Dupont, Du Cote des Galeries, FRANCE AMERIQUE, February 1986
J.W. Mahoney, Tradition and Innovation, NEW ART EXAMINER, Febrauary 1986
Benjamin Forgey, Prismatic Showcase, THE WASHINGTON POST, April 25, 1985
*Frank Van Riper,Artist Makes Raves, NY DAILY NEWS, May 1, 1985
David Bell,Art Market,ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL NORTH, October 26, 1985
*Suzanne Deats, From the Festivals’s Side Shows, SANTA FE REPORTER, October 23, 1985
*Barbara Cortwright, Visual Arts Review,PASATIEMPO, November 1, 1985
*Amy Laurent, Tensions in the Land, ARTWEEK, November 2, 1985
*Ann Langdon, Three Washington Artists, ART NEW ENGLAND, May 4, 1984
*Eileen Doyle, Three Washington Artists Work Depicts Our World, NEW LONDON COLLEGE VOICE, March 6, 1984
*Diane Brownell, Artist creates Landscape Images, NEW LONDON DAY, May 1984
*Lenore Miller, Anne Marchand, NEW ART EXAMINER, December 1983
*Jane Adams Allen, Marchand’s Landscapes: An Iconic Presence, THE WASHINGTON POST, Oct. 20, 1983
*Nancy Heller, Gretchen Friend-Jones/Anne Marchand, ARTS MAGAZINE, January 1983
Isabel Wilkerson, The Fine Art of Making a Living,THE WASHINGTON POST, June 21, 1982
Jim Marks, Serving the Mayor… THE WASHINGTON BLADE,April 17, 1981
Lucille Russell, New Exhibit Opens, ALBANY SUNDAY HERALD, September 7, 1975

Selected Exhibitions

2004 WPA/Corcoran, Anonymous Returns, Washington, DC
Howard County Center for the Arts, Art MD 2004, Biennial Exhibition, Juried by Stephen Bennett Phillips, Ellicott City, MD

2003 Solo Exhibition, Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC
Foundry Gallery, DC Zone, Juried by Alec Simpson, Washington, DC
Corcoran Gallery of Art, WPA/C, SELECT Invitational, Annual Art Auction, Washington, DC

2002 Artomatic, Washington, DC

2000 Solo Exhibition, Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC

1999 Emerson Gallery, Council Room: The Artist Heraldry Show Invitational, McLean Project For The Arts
Addison Ripley Gallery + E.C. May & Company, 10 X10, 10th Anniversary Invitational , DC

1998 Maryland Institute of Art, Artscape ‘98, Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Baltimore, MD

1997 Solo Exhibition, Mount. Vernon College, Washington, DC
Addison Ripley Gallery, Friends of the Lombardi, Center, Washington, DC
Arlington Arts Center, 20th Anniversary Benefit Exhibition, Arlington, Virginia

1996 MOCA, IASG at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Georgetown, Washington, DC
Touchstone Gallery, Keystones & Cornerstones, Washington, DC
Zenith Gallery, Neon 96,Luminaries of Light, Washington, DC

1995 Nat. Museum of Women in the Arts, Global Focus, Women in Arts & Culture, Bejing, China
Uni. Of Baltimore, Light as a Helping Hand, by the League Serving People with Disabilities, Baltimore, MD

1994 Solo Exhibition, A Decade of Painting, Adams National Bank, Washington, DC

1993 Adams National Bank, Creative Solutions, Visions for the Future, Washington, DC

1992 Washington Project for the Arts, Spring Fever Art Exhibition, Washington, DC
Solo Exhibition, Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC

1991 Steven Scott Gallery, Gallery Artists Exhibition, Baltimore, MD

1990 Sumner School, Museum & Archives DC Sculpture Now, Washington, DC

1989 National Building Museum, Women in the Military Memorial Design Competition, Wash., DC
Maryland Art Place, Sacred Circles, Baltimore, MD
Federal Reserve Board, Art for Collectors, Washington, DC
WPA, From the Potomac to the Anacostia Invitational, Rick Powell, curator, Washington, DC

1988 Washington Project for the Arts, Creators/Collectors, Washington, DC
Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, The Art of Drawing Touring Exhibition, juried by JoAnn Moser

1987 Solo Exhibition, Wallace Wentworth Gallery, Washington, DC
SECCA, Neoexpressionism, invitational, Richard Craven, Curator, Winston-Salem, N. Carolina

1986 J. Noblett Gallery, New Abstract Painting, Sonoma, California

1985 Solo Exhibition, Blom & Dorn Gallery, New York City, New, York
Public Art Trust, Translucid Sculpture, Washington, DC
Dimock Gallery, George Washington University, Tradition & Innovation, Washington, DC
Two Person Exhibition, Janus Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1984 Solo Exhibition, Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut
Solo Exhibition, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC
Virginia Miller Gallery, Introducing Six, Coral Gables, Florida

1983 Gallery K, A Garland of Flowers, Washington, DC

1978 SECCA, 43rd Annual Southeast Competition, Winston-Salem, N. Carolina

1972 Montgomery Museum of Art Traveling Exhibition, Montgomery, Alabama


Awards:
2004 Liquitex Artist of the Month Award, November 2004, www.Liquitex.com

2003 CAP/MEX EX Residency Grant, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation & the DC Commission on the
Arts & Humanities, Culiacan, Mexico
Best in Show Award, Foundry Gallery, “ DC Zone,” juried exhibition, Washington, DC
Individual Artist Fellowship, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Washington, DC
Visions Award, Westminster Neighborhood Association, Inclusion of Playground -Mural,
Committee of 100 on the Federal City, Washington, DC

2002 Finalist in Mayor's Art Awards, Nominated for Excellence in Artistic Discipline, Washington, DC
Winner, DC Creates Public Art Mural Commission, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

1988 Individual Artist Fellowship. DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Washington, DC

1987 Honorable Mention. “National Park Service/NEA Federal Design Competition- Women's Rights, National Historical Park,” Seneca Falls, N Y -collaboration with RSP Architect, Michael Plautz Minneapolis, MN
Juror's Award, Arlington Arts Center, “Painting '87,” Arlington, Virginia, Barbara Haskell, Juror
First Prize Painting, Strathmore Hall Arts Center, “Other Horizons,” Rockville, Maryland,
Derek Guthrie, Juror