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D I A N E   M c C L A R Y    F I N E   A R T I S T

 

E D U C A T I 0 N

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Washington, Seattle. Major: Art Ed. 1966.

  • Studied with Ron Lukas, Sergei Bongart, Del Gish, Sonny Apinchapong, Ovanes Berberian

P R 0 F E S S I 0 N A L   E X P E R I E N C E

  • Instructor and Demonstrator for adults and children: Martha Lake Gallery and Studio, and numerous Art Associations in Washington and California. 1995‑present.

  • Instructor: Palm Springs Art Museum

  • Instructor: Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA. Teaching adults and children. 1995‑present.

  • Instructor: Puget Sound Art League, City University, Bellevue, WA. 6 years.

  • Public school elementary teacher: Bothell, WA. All subjects; art emphasis. 10 years.

A W A R D S   A N D   E X H I B I T S

MOST RECENT

  • October 2013, Palm Springs Art Museum. Diane invited to present a desert landscapes painting demonstration, in conjunction with the opening of an exhibition of paintings by George Catlin, noted 19th century painter of the American West and the Plains Indian tribes.

  • September 2013, La Quinta Arts Foundation. Diane's painting "Century Plant" selected as the advertising image used to promote the 2013-2014 season of 'Art Under The Umbrellas' shows in Old Town La Quinta.

  • August 2013, Indio Chamber of Commerce. Exhibition of a selection of framed desert prints in the Chamber's Boardroom.

  • "America's Parks: Through the Beauty of Art". Special Recognition Award, for the painting, "Unexpected Snowfall at Joshua Tree". Recommended by Wildlife Art Journal Editor and Juror, Todd Wilkinson.

  • "America's Parks: Through the Beauty of Art". Juried exhibition of over 100 works of art, traveling selected museum and academic venues throughout the United States in 2013-2014. Initial venues are the Ella Carothers Dunnegan Gallery of Art in Bolivar, MO, the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, Chatauqua, NY, and the Kenosha Public Museum, Kenosha, WI.

  • November 2012. Painting "Sunset at Coachella Valley" selected for the official poster, and featured artist of the 2013 Southwest Arts Festival. Empire Polo Grounds, Indio, CA, January 25-27, 2013.

  • November 2012. Painting "Unexpected Snowfall at Joshua Tree" was juried into the National Parks competition, "America's Parks Through the Beauty of Art". The painting will be part of a national touring exhibition to various museums throughout 2013.

  • 2012 Exhibition at the La Quinta Museum, La Quinta, CA. "Creativity in the Cove". Painting was selected for the exhibition poster.

  • 2012 Participated in plein air painting competition at Lake Arrowhead, CA. Awarded an Honorable Mention.

  • March 5 to April 26, 2012 DESERTSCAPES, A Sense of the Place, an invitational show of plein air paintings at the College of the Desert, Palm Desert.

  • March 3, 2012 Painting "Palo Verde in Bloom" was selected as the official poster to represent the 2012 Coachella Wildflower Festival.

  • Paintings "Joshua Tree in Bloom" and "Canterbury Bells" commissioned for the front and back cover of the Joshua Tree National Forest Desert Institute Spring Catalogue January to June issue.

  • January 15, 2012 Invited to PLEIN AIR PAINT EL PASEO, sponsored by Chico's and the La Quinta Arts Foundation, featured in a Desert Sun Newspaper article and photos.

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  • Palm Springs Art Museum Artist Council Juried Exhibition - "Palms and Sunrise" was selected for exhibit - 2011

  • Desert Institute at Joshua Tree - Diane's paintings were selected for both covers of the catalogue - 2011

  • Desert Activity Guide - Diane's desert painting, "God's Creation", was selected for the cover - 2011

  • Art in Bloom at the Palm Springs Art Museum - painted and donated a 24x30 painting of fresh flowers - 2011

  • La Quinta Arts Foundation selected Diane's paintings for a benefit art show at Chico's dress shop - 2011

  • Palm Springs Art museum - painting demonstration and donation of large floral painting to museum - 2011

  • La Quinta Arts Festival exhibitor - juried into show in the original paintings category - 2011

  • Selected artist to model and exhibit work, La Quinta Arts Foundation benefit at Chico's, La Quinta - 2011

  • Wildflower Festival Invitational Exhibit, San Jacinto National Monument Visitor Center - 2010

  • Borrego Springs Invitational Plein Air Painting & Exhibition, Borrego Springs, CA - 2010

  • Art Under the Umbrellas, La Quinta, CA - 2010

  • Southwest Arts Festival, Indio, CA - 2010

  • Rancho Mirage Art Festival, Rancho Mirage, CA - 2009

  • Southwest Arts Festival, Indio, CA - 2009

  • Art Under the Umbrellas, La Quinta, CA - 2009

  • "Earth, Water, Sky", group exhibition, Borrego Springs, Ca - 2009

  • Wildflower Festival, San Jacinto National Monument visitors Center - 2009

  • First Place Award, Quick draw Competition, Tukwila, WA, Invitational Plein Air Event - 2009

  • Commissioner's Choice Award, Federal Way City Hall Competition, Federal Way, WA - 2008

  • Plein Air Exhibit, La Quinta Art Museum, La Quinta, Ca - 2008

  • Plein Air Exhibition Invitational, Palm Desert Visitor Center - 2008

  • People's Choice Award, Women Painters of Washington Exhibit, Columbia Center, Seattle, WA - 2008

  • Blue Heron One-Person Exhibit, Vashon Island, WA - 2007

  • Plein Air Artists Exhibition, Mountain Trail Gallery, Palm Desert, CA - 2007

  • Group Exhibition, Desert Art Collection, Palm Desert, CA - 2005

  • Paintings from France, Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, Evergreen CO - 2004

  • Oil Painters of America, Juried Exhibit and Membership, Zantman Galleries, Palm Desert, CA. ‑ April, 2001

  • Carpenter Museum, Cle Elum, WA., Individual Exhibit ‑ March, 2001

  • Clymer Art Museum, Ellensburg, WA., Individual Exhibit ‑ Jan/Feb, 2001

  • Washington State Convention Center, Seattle; Juried Exhibit ‑ July/Aug, 2000

  • Millennium Exhibit, Sea‑Tac Airport; Juried Exhibit ‑ April/May, 2000

  • Mockingbird Gallery, Bend, OR., Individual Exhibit ‑ March, 2000

  • La Quinta (Calif) Invitational Plein‑Air Festival ‑ Jan, 2000

  • Clymer Art Museum, Exhibit and Purchase Award ‑ 1999

  • International Washington Women's Painters Exhibit, Kuwait City, Kuwait ‑ 1999

  • Puget Sound Painters Juried Competition ‑ 1999

  • Douglas Art Gallery, Spokane WA., Individual Exhibit - 1999                                                  

  • Kenmore (Wash) Arts and Crafts Juried Competition ‑ 1999

  • Issaquah (Wash) Gallery Juried Exhibit - 1999

  • Eisenhauer Gallery , Block Island, Rhode Island; Individual Exhibit - 1999

  • Frye Art Museum, Instructors Exhibition ‑ 1999

  • Seattle Pacific University, Juried Exhibit ‑ 1998

  • Martha Lake Gallery & Studio (Lynnwood/Mill Creek, WA), Individual Exhibit of Florals /Landscapes 1998

  • Frye Art Museum, Grand Opening Instructors Exhibit ‑ 1997

  • Finishing Touches Gallery, Mill Creek, WA., Individual Exhibit – 1997

  • Mill Creek (WA) Arts Foundation Festival, Poster Painting ‑ Sept. 1997

  • Washington Women Painters, Dorothy Dolph Jensen Award ‑ 1997

  • Snohomish Art Council (Everett, WA), Juried Competition ‑ Aug 1997

  • Puget Sound Painters' Annual Juried Competition, Kirkland, WA., Second Place ‑ 1996

  • Bothell Arts Festival, Bothell, WA., Best of Show ‑ Aug 1996

  • Shoreline Arts Festival, Seattle, WA., Best of Show - July 1996

  • Spring Into Monroe, Monroe, WA., Honorable Mention - June 1996

  • Martha Lake Gallery and Studio, Lynnwood/Mill Creek, WA., Open House Exhibition ‑ 1996

  • Snohomish County Council Fine Arts, Everett, WA., Group Exhibit & Auction ‑ 1996

  • My Gallery, Country Village, Bothell, WA ‑ 1995

  • Zambia National Visual Arts Center, Lusaka, Zambia; exhibition/demonstration ‑ 1994

  • Mpapa Fine Arts Gallery, Lusaka, Zambia ‑ 1994

  • Mountlake Terrace Fine Arts Competition, Mountlake Terrace, WA ‑ Award ‑ 1994

  • Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA ‑ 1993/4

  • Plaza Las Glorias, Manzanillo, Mexico; Manager's Pride Exhibit & Demonstration ‑ 1993

  • Eastside Association of Fine Arts (EAFA), Kirkland, WA; Annual Competition Award 1992/3

  • Dimensions Gallery, Bellevue Square (WA); Individual exhibition ‑ 1990

  • Edmonds (WA) International Art Festival ‑ 1988/1997

I N D I V I D U A L   A C C 0 M P L I S H ME N T S

  • Demonstrated for art groups at Ironwood Country Club and Marrakech Country Club, Palm Desert, CA - 2009

  • Demonstrated painting at the Art Center, Palm Springs, CA - 2009

  • Taught "Drawing with Confidence" at the Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA - 2009

  • Invited to demonstrate for 'Artist in Action', Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA - 2009

  • August 2009: Plein Air Invitational, Cle Elum, WA.

  • June 2009: 1st Place Award, Quick Draw Portrait Painting Competition.

  • April 2008: Taught a Still Life and Outdoor Painting workshop in Panama City, FL.

  • March 2008: Began a 4-month class, Meet the Masters, for parents and children at 29 Palms Marine Base.

  • February 2008: Taught a 1-week Still Life Painting workshop at the Palm Springs Art Museum.

  • February 2008: Taught a 2-day plein air painting workshop in La Quinta, CA.

  • January 2008:  Taught a 2-day plein air painting workshop in La Quinta, CA.

  • November 2008: Taught a 2-day Basic Drawing workshop at the Palm Springs Art Museum.

  • November 2008: Demonstrated for the United Artists Group in Seattle, WA.

  • October 2007: Taught a 3-day workshop on plein air painting for the Plein Air Painters of Washington.

  • July 2007: Taught a plein air workshop in Cle Elum, WA.

  • July 2005: Taught a plein air painting workshop in Provence, France.

  • March 2004: Taught a 3-day workshop at College of the Desert, Palm Desert, CA.

  • June 2004: Completed several commissioned works for Sunrise design center, Toscana Homes.

  • February 2003: Taught a 1-week painting workshop at the Palm Springs Art Museum.

  • Three trips to France, specifically to visit and paint in Provence and at Monet's gardens at Giverny to further the artist’s experiences in plein air painting.

  • Oil Painters of America (OPA), membership application accepted, April, 2001

  • Jan‑Apr, 2001: Invited by the following artist groups to lecture and demonstrate at their premises: Mercer Island Art League, Sky Valley Artists Guild, Artists United, and the Seattle League of Arts.

  • Jan‑Mar, 2001: At the Clymer Art Museum (Ellensburg, WA) along with her solo exhibition of oil paintings, the artist presented lectures on the French, Russian, and world‑wide Impressionist painting movement, with an emphasis on how these artists had influenced her work. She also did an outdoor painting demonstration on painting snow scenes and indoor demonstrations on color harmony.

  • Participated in "Fresh Paint" ‑ sponsored by the Arts Council of Snohomish County. Painted and demonstrated outdoors and displayed finished painting along with other paintings at the Monte Cristo Hotel, Everett, WA. Summer, 1999.

  • Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA. Invited to conduct workshops for children and adults in drawing and painting. "On Color in Oil Painting" for adults, and "Drawing For Young Artists" for children, in Spring, 1997. March, 1998 workshop for adults: " Painting Color And Light". Extended course for children in drawing, April/May 1998. In Spring, 1999, became an instructor in Workshops For Educators on applying art in the classroom.  Also was given the responsibility of developing a "Master Art Program" for children that would reinforce the Washington State Guidelines for Children In Art ‑ a program still in use.

  • Founder of Rancho Pintura, which sponsors summer workshops for local, national and internationally known artists to lecture, instruct, demonstrate and show their work. Features outdoor (plein‑air) painting on location on the banks of the Swauk Creek in Blewett Pass, Cle Elum, WA., or in the adjacent mountains and surrounding countryside.

  • Mill Creek Art Foundation Festival, Sept. 1997. Selected as featured artist. Painting titled "Spring Tea" was chosen in a juried competition as a limited edition poster to represent the Festival.

  • Martha Lake Gallery and Studio, opening of the gallery and studio in February, 1996. Began teaching fine art classes for adults and children in February, 1996.

  • Women Painters of Washington ‑ application for membership accepted, October, 1996.

  • Ovanes Berberian Oil Painting Workshop, Carpinteria, CA., assistant instructor ‑ 1995.

  • Organized and led an art workshop/study/tour for 16 artists to Shanghai and Hangzhou, China. Attended the world famous Zhejiang Provincial Fine Arts Academy, an outstanding institution known both for its traditional paintings and Euro‑Western style teaching methods.

  • Established a teacher‑student atmosphere for art instruction and creative activity at the Red Cross Street Kids International Center, a facility attended by 75 to 100 children daily, in Lusaka, Zambia ‑ 1994

0 R G A N I Z A T I 0 N S

  • Oil Painters of America (OPA)

  • Women Painters of Washington State (WPW)

  • Plein Air Painters of Washington

  • The California Art Club

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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