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"Barn in May"
Feature Artist Bio
Marlene Wiedenbaum - Barn in May
Marlene Wiedenbaum - White Boats
Marlene Wiedenbaum - Coxing Kill Morning III
Marlene Wiedenbaum - Greenport Summer Trees
Marlene Wiedenbaum - Gatehouse (plein air)
Marlene Wiedenbaum - Rich at the Wallkill
Marlene Wiedenbaum - Peaceful Water
Marlene Wiedenbaum - Olana Painter
Marlene Wiedenbaum - Highland Landing Sunset
Marlene Wiedenbaum - Rock Hill Morning Mist V
Marlene Wiedenbaum - Cannandaigua Lake (plein air)
Marlene Wiedenbaum - Rock Hill Snow I
By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the second of two 12-piece exhibitions of works by American
landscape painter Maureen Wiedenbaum (born 1952 in the Bronx, New York).
Marlene Wiedenbaum, PSA, is a graduate of Queens College, SUNY New Paltz & attended the Arts Students League in NYC. Her award-winning paintings have been exhibited internationally, including the 2010,12,14 & 16th International Pastel Artists Invitational in Taipei, Taiwan and the Xian Art Museum, China. As a result, her work is among six International Master Pastelists featured in two text books commissioned by the Taiwanese government and she is an International Honorable Member of the Beijing Pastel Research Academy.
In May 2015, Fine Art Connoisseur featured her exhibit of Hudson Valley Landscapes in their online newsletter, Fine Art Today. In 2012, Marlene was selected out of 1500 artists as one of 10 Semi-Finalists for the prestigious Basil H. Alkazzi Excellence in Painting Awards. In 2010, Marlene was awarded a residency at Platte Clove through the The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development.
Wiedenbaum was profiled in the Summer 2016 issue of Art Times, and featured artist in their November 2010 issue and the December ‘09 issue of American Artist. Her painting, “Downriver from Potown,” was also selected by American Artist Magazine for their 2011 calendar.
Marlene teaches pastel classes & plein-air workshops in the Hudson Valley. An award-winning Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, Marlene is also an Active Member of such prestigious arts organizations as the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, Audubon Artists Org., NAPPAP, NYPAP & LongReachArts. Her work is in private and public collections throughout the country and is represented in the tri-state area.
Marlene's “My Threads” series is inspired by a once-thriving family business in NYC called Abrams Fringe. The series is a connection to the Abrams women, her mother being the last.
Her paintings from the “Sacred Ground” series explore a more- generalized struggle with loss, that of the American Landscape. The artist spent much of the last fifteen years exploring preserves, state parks and conservation areas of the Hudson Valley. In a collaboration with several organizations including the Minnewaska State Park Preserve, the Mohonk Preserve, The Nature Conservancy and Scenic Hudson, “Sacred Ground” pays tribute to and supports land preservation and planned development and hopefully increases the public's understanding of preservation.
- International Association of Pastel Societies Annual Convention Show, Albequerque, New Mexico
-"43rd Annual Membership Exhibition" - Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO
- Audubon Artists Annual Exhibit, Salmagundi Club, NYC - North American Pastel Artists Award
- Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, Woodstock, NY
Fall Exhibition, Alan Koff Award
- New Hudson Valley Luminists 3rd Invitational, Heritage Center, Newburgh, Sponsored by Central Hudson
- Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, Woodstock, NY Summer Exhibition, Honorable Mention
- Mark Gruber Gallery, New Paltz, NY, 40th Anniversary Celebrations
- Spencertown Academy Gallery, Spencertown, NY, Contemporary Pastels
- Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, Woodstock, NY Small Works, Honorable Mention
- Mark Gruber Gallery, New Paltz, NY, Two-Person Exhibit
- Clement Gallery, Troy NY, Two-Person Exhibit
-Belvoir Gallery, Millbrook, NY, Featured Artist, Fall Exhibit
June 6, 2017
Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist
Marlene Wiedenbaum (Born 1952)
“I am a passionate realist, working with a palette of soft pastels, sanded paper, and a kneaded eraser. My early years of working in the abstract helped me refine my handling of the medium and sharpen my understanding of shape and form as it manifests in the natural world. I feel obligated as an artist to reflect the world I live in, to look keenly at my environment, and to present it to the viewer in an engaging way."