• Mediums •

Pastel drawings on sanded pastel paper

Oil painting

 

Studio: East Family Sister Shop, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, KY

www.mcdonaldfineart.com • Mariannamcdonald@twc.com

 

• Medium •

Pastel drawings on sanded pastel paper
Oil paintings 

 

• Solo Shows •

Campbellsville University Cambellsville, KY August 30-September 15, 2016

Jessamine County Library Gallery Nicholasville, KY  January 19- February 29, 2016

Artists Attic Gallery Lexington, KY  February 4- March 30, 2013

Brown Hotel Gallery Louisville, KY  December 1-January 27, 2013

Danville Community Arts Center Danville, KY  March 2009

MainCross Gallery Lexington, KY  November 16 – January 1, 2008

MainCross Gallery Lexington, KY  April 15 – May 29, 2005

LionHeart Gallery Louisville, KY  April 1 – May 9, 2005

Enchanted Garden Lexington, KY  April 18, 2001

Artist Attic Lexington, KY June 1, 2000

 

• Group Shows •


• “The Gridworks Revisited”, New Editions Gallery, March 1- May 1, 2017 

• “225: Artists Celebrate Kentucky's History”, KY Artisan Center, Berea, KY March ,25- September 23, 2017

•”Horizons” Community Arts Center, Danville, KY Oct-Nov, 2015

• “The Grid Show”, New Editions Gallery, March 1-30, 2015

•”PSA’s Enduring Brillance” 15 Gramercy Park, New York, NY, September 2-27, 2014

•”Viewpoint” Cincinnati Arts Club, Cincinnati, OH, September 10-25, 2014

•”Woods and Water” Capital Gallery, Frankfort, KY, May 1-31, 2014

•”New Works” Community Arts Center, Danville, KY January 1-31, 2014 & 2013

•"Shaker Village Exhibit” 3 person exhibit, Pleasant Hill, KY May-August, 2012

•"Gallery Collection” University of Kentucky Medical Center permanent collection, Lexington, KY May, 2011

•"New Artists Show” Artists’ Attic, Lexington, KY Jan. 2011, 2012

•"Contemporary Landscapes” Community Arts Center, Danville, KY Oct.-Nov., 2010

•"1st Lady’s Office-KY State Capitol"  Kentucky Arts Council Frankfort, KY September 2009-April, 2010

•"The Painters: Fall show"  Liz-Beth & Co. Art Gallery Knoxville, TN  Oct.-Dec. , 2009 & 2010

•"2 Person at Elkcreek"  Elkcreek Vineyards Owenton, KY June, 2009-August, 2009

•"3 Person at Artemesia"  KY Museum of Art and Craft Louisville, KY February, 2009-April, 2009

•"Anniversary Fall Show"  Liz-Beth & Co. Art Gallery Knoxville, TN  October – December, 2008

•"5 Painters: Fall show"  Liz-Beth & Co. Art Gallery Knoxville, TN  October – December, 2007

•Art Depository “Brilliant Pastels: Marianna McDonald & Students”, Nicholasville, KY August, 2007

•Berea Arts Council’s “13 Landscape Artists”, Berea, KY March, 2007

•"Pastel Only" Juried Exhibit - Pastel Society of America- New York, NY- Sept. 2006

•Morehead State University “Bluegrass Biennial”, Morehead, KY June-July, 2006

•Berea Arts Council’s “In Women’s Hands: A Response”, Berea, KY Feb, 2005

•Kentucky Visions 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2004 & 2003, Governor’s Mansion, Frankfort KY. 

•Kentucky Women 1970-2000, Owensboro Fine Art Museum, Owensboro, KY Oct.  ‘01

•“Language of the Land: Contemporary Landscape Paintings of Kentucky and Ecuador" traveling exhibit through Lexington Art League, August 2000-Sept. 2001

•Pastels USA - Juried 11th Annual International Open Exhibition - Pastel Society of the West Coast - Roseville, CA - May ‘97

•Pastels - Juried 9th Annual International Open Exhibition - Pastel Society of the West Coast - Sacramento, CA - May ‘95

•"Pastel Only" Juried Exhibit - Pastel Society of America- New York, NY- Sept. ’87 and ’86 (Landscape Award)

 

 

• Awards •

5th Place in Pastel 100 – Pastel Journal Magazine, Best of Show – 3rd Street, St. James Art Fair 2015, Best of Drawing 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015-AFB Woodland Art Fair • Drawing Summerfair, Cincinnati 2nd Place 2010, 3rd Place, 2013, 1st Place 2015 * Kentucky Crafted Emeritus Award – Feb. 2009 • Nominated to SouthernArtistry.org – Southern Arts Federation • Art in Embassies – painting selected for Riga, Latvia-Catherine Todd Bailey, Ambassador • 1St Place  Third Street Artists, St. James Art Fair, Louisville, KY Oct. 2004 • Best of Show, Kentucky Crafted: The Market. Feb. 2004

 

 

 

• Permanent Collections •

Owensboro Regional Hospital, Owensboro, KY; Intrepid Center for Excellence, Ft. Belvoir, Virginia and Ft. Campbell, KY; University of Kentucky, Chandler Medical Center, Lexington, KY; St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, KY, Jessamine County Library, Nicholasville, KY; YUM Foods/KFC, Louisville, KY; Lucille Little Fine Arts Library, University of Kentucky

 

 

• Represented by •

Main Cross Gallery, The Square, 401 W Main St., Lexington, KY 40507 • Fayette Gallery, 2573 Richmond Rd., Lexington, KY • Artisan Center, Berea. KY • Damselfly Gallery, Midway, KY 

 

 

• Affiliations •

Pastel Society of America, Associate Member • Kentucky Guild of Artists & Craftsmen • Lexington Art League • Living Arts and Science Center • Plein Aire Painters of the Bluegrass

 

• Education • 

BS degree in fine art • Murray State University • 1971

Studied with Susan Ogilvie, Port Townsend, Washington