Preview Champagne Reception: Saturday June 1 from 4-7pm
First Friday Community Opening: Friday June 7 from 6-9pm
Exhibit Dates: June 1 - June 21, 2019
Working in a range of sizes and materials, from mural-size to postcard-size drawings, paintings and prints, Marie Schoeff has undertaken an extended search into mark making as a trace. She investigates how marks record the passage of time, are a vestige of being and bear witness to what we have seen.
She has exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Her works are featured in the permanent collections of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the University of California, Santa Barbara, Westmont College, AT&T and others. She is a recipient of the Santa Barbara Arts Fund Individual Artist Award in Drawing.
A noted teacher, Schoeff has been active in the Art Department at Westmont College for fifteen years and was a member of the art studio department of Santa Barbara City College for twenty years. Additionally, she has been a visiting artist at Illinois State University and the Wichita Center for the Arts.
Ms. Schoeff, a native Californian, studied as an undergraduate at California State University, Sacramento with faculty artists Oliver Lee Jackson, Jim Nutt, Frank Lapena and Robert Else. She received her MFA degree in New York City at Hunter College where she studied with noted painters Ron Gorchov, Ralph Humphrey, Sanford Wurmfeld and seminal art critic and historian, Rosalind Krauss.