Resume

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Trained in fiber arts and inspired by nature, I transform
the industrial materials into organic forms.

 

Education

2015 Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, traditional craft workshops

2007 Artist Trust EDGE Program Participant

1987 BFA, AE Nova Scotia College of Art & Design

Born 1963, Newfoundland, Canada

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Margie McDonald, Port Angeles Fine Art Center, WA

2013 Sea’scape, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island, WA

2012 MINeD
Britannia Mine Museum, Britannia Beach, British Columbia, Canada

2011 she’s a one woman show
Artisans on Taylor, Port Townsend, WA

2010 Girl Gone Wild
Artisans on Taylor, Port Townsend, WA

2009 Archiforms
OK Hotel, Seattle 2008 Componere The Leady-Volkous Art Center, Kansas City, MO

2007 Sculpture: Indoor & Outdoor Work
The Art Mine, Port Hadlock, WA

2006 Metallicity
Northwind Arts Alliance, Port Townsend, WA

Juried & Invitational Exhibitions

 

2016

Radical Change Northwind Art Center, Port Townsend, WA

2015

Surge Festival Museum of Northwest Art, LaConner, WA

Anacortes Arts Festival Anacortes, WA

Port Townsend Wearable Art Show 5, Port Townsend, WA

Dealers Choice Simon Mace Gallery, Port Townsend, WA

Summer Wrap-Up Simon Mace Gallery, Port Townsend, WA

Art Outside XVI Port Angeles Fine Art Center Sculpture Garden, WA

2014

Sinuous Simon Mace Gallery, Port Townsend, WA

The CVG Show 2014 Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA

Small Expressions XIII (Theresa Varraes, juror)
Northwind Art Center, Port Townsend, WA

Port Townsend Wearable Art Show 4 Port Townsend, WA

Art Outside XV Port Angeles Fine Art Center Sculpture Garden, WA

Opening Show Bilinear Gallery Seattle, Wa.

2013

World of Wearable Art (finalist),Wellington, New Zealand

Port Townsend Wearable Art Show, Port Townsend, WA

2012

World of Wearable Art,
(finalist) Wellington, New Zealand

Straight Back Home To You
collaborative installation, Steele Gallery, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA

Art Port Townsend, (Rock Hushka, juror)
Spirit of Place, (Teresa Verraes, juror)
Northwind Art Center, Port Townsend, WA

Beautiful Apparel to Beyond Belief, Wearable Art Show
Port Townsend, WA

Matter Gallery, Olympia, WA

2011

Beautiful Apparel to Beyond Belief, Wearable Art Show
Port Townsend, WA

Strait Art 2011: Slivers of Silver (Jake Seniuk, juror)
Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Port Angeles, WA

Sea Change ( 2 person show)
Northwest Maritime Center, Port Townsend, WA

Art Outside XI
Port Angeles Fine Art Center Sculpture Garden, Port Angeles, WA

Small Expressions VIII
Northwind Art Center, Port Townsend, WA

Matter Gallery, Olympia, WA

Mavi Contemporary Gallery, Tacoma , WA

2010

Mosaic
Pucini Lubel, Seattle, WA

15 Local Artisans, April Fool-Green Pod Port Townsend, WA

Two Vauts Gallery, Tacoma WA

2009

Metal Urge,
Two Vauts Gallery, Tacoma WA

The CVG Show 2009, ( Gary Faigin, juror)
Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton WA

Strait Art 2009 (Jake Seniuk, juror)
Port Angeles Fine Art Center Port Angeles WA

Art Outside X
Port Angeles Fine Arts Center Sculpture Garden Port Angeles, WA

2008

Margie and Stacie
OK Hotel, Seattle WA

Small Expressions V, ( Pat Austin, juror)
Northwind Art Alliance, Port Townsend, WA

Art Port Townsend ( Barbara Shaiman, juror)
Northwind Art Alliance, Port Townsend, WA

Living With Doom, Group show
The CVG Show,
Group show
Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton WA

Unorganization, Group collaborative show
The Art Mine Port Hadlock WA

Art Outside VIII
Port Angeles Fine Arts Center Sculpture Garden, Port Angeles, WA

2007

Small Expressions,(Jake Seniuk, juror)
Northwind Art Alliance, Port Townsend, WA

Retrospective II – (Jake Seniuk, juror)
Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, WA

2006

300 Under 300, First Annual Affordable Art Show
Art Mine, (Eric Swangstu, juror)
Port Hadlock, WA

Earth, Air, Fire, Water – (Jake Seniuk, juror)
Northwind Arts Alliance, Port Townsend, WA

Art Outside VII – Port Angeles Fine Arts Center Sculpture Garden
Port Angeles, WA

2005

Serving Process: Michael McCollum/Margie McDonald
Port Angeles Fine Art Center Port Angeles WA

Postcards to Port Townsend
Northwind Arts Alliance, Port Townsend WA

Strait Art (Jake Seniuk, juror)
Port Angeles Fine Art Center Port Angeles WA

Create to Conserve: Jefferson Land Trust Sculpture Show & Sale
Chevy Chase Gallery Port Townsend WA

Art Outside VI – Port Angeles Fine Arts Center Sculpture Garden
Port Angeles, WA

Commissions

2010 Francis North Gate, in progress

2008 Brain, Scientific American, White Matter Matters, cotton covered copper wire and copper wire.
Francis Gates, 60″ x 80″ x 2” stainless steel/ copper/ wood (private home)

2007 Orion’s Domain 19” x 39” x 39” carbide/stainless steel/ copper/ glass (private home)

Grants

2007 GAP Grant, Artist Trust

Awards

2016, Merit Award, Radical Change

2014, Merit Award, Small Expressions XIII
2nd Place and  People’s Choice, PT Wearable Art Show

2012 Finalist, World of Wearable Art, Wellington, New Zealand
Finalist, Port Townsend public art, Uptown project

2011 Best of Show, Beautiful Apparel to Beyond Belief, Wearable Art Show Port Townsend

2008 Merit Award, Small Expressions VII

2004 People’s Choice Award Fabrications

Merit Award The Alchemy of the Abstract

2003 Merit Award Small Expressions

 

Publication

Working Rope, (co-author and illustrator), Brion Toss and Margie McDonald, 2005

Bibliography

2014 Her Bright Materials The Art of Margie McDonald by Rikki Ducornet, Stone Eye Press The Deep Zoo by Rikki Ducornet Coffee House Press
Fiber Art Now spring 2014 vol.3 issue 3, The Language is in her Hands by Frances J Folsom

Metalsmith, jan.2010.vol 30/no.1 Archiforms review by Matthew Kangas

Related Experience

2015-2017 Port Townsend Wearable Art Show Artistic Director

2011-2017 Port Townsend Wearable Art Show Co-coordinator, student coordinator

2014-2017 Centrum, Port Townsend, teaching artist for;  Explorations, Maritime Discovery, Tales Text and Theatre, and Voices from the Field.

2012 Taylor Street Pedestrian Archway Temporary installation with participation of the Port Townsend High School art student

2008-2017 Port Townsend High School Artist in Residence

1998 – 2006 Brion Toss Yacht Riggers, apprentice/journeyman/manager, Fabricate and repair the wires, lines and mechanical systems of sailboats.

Collections

Garmin International, Inc., Kansas City, Kansas.

Jim Leedy Collection, Kansas City, Kansas.