Marie Powell

Marie Powell has been an artist on the Long Beach Peninsula in Washington State for many years. After a 19 year high school teaching career, she now devotes her time to creating her beautiful pastels, oils and mixed media work. Recently Marie has focused on printmaking, producing vibrant original works of art known as Monotypes. Marie divides her time between the Pacific Northwest of the United States, and New Zealand, and her work is influenced by the people and environments of both countries.

A variety of subjects is included in her work, ranging from coastal subjects, floral designs, forest and foliage, and the human form, to total abstraction. Her unique style incorporates strong contrasts, vivid colors, collage, printmaking techniques, and a variety of mediums including oil, acrylic, watercolor and soft pastel.

Marie works both in Kerikeri, New Zealand and at the Port of Ilwaco, Washington. She owns and operates Shoalwater Cove Gallery, presently located dockside at the Port of Ilwaco, Washington.

Workshops and continued studies
◾Studies in Printmaking with Ben Rosenberg, Clatsop College, Astoria, Oregon
◾Six years studies in Printmaking with Royal Nebeker, Clatsop College, Astoria, Oregon
◾Drawing and Painting with Kristin Shauck, Clatsop College, Astoria, Oregon
◾“Abstract Expressionism”, Cristina Popovici, Whangarei, New Zealand (NZ)
◾“Watercolor Techniques”, Eric Wiegardt, Ocean Park, Washington
◾“Off the Wall & Out of the Frame”, Phillipa Blair, N. Polytech, Kerikeri, New Zealand (NZ)
◾“Solar Plate Etching”, Dan Weldon, Wharapuke Print Studio, Kerikeri, New Zealand (NZ)
◾“Non-Toxic Etching”, Mark Graver, Wharapuke Print Studio, Kerikeri, New Zealand (NZ)
◾“Plein Air Pastel Painting”, Doug Dawson, Vermont and Hawaii
◾“Dry Point Etching”, Tracy Williams, University of Auckland Summer Program, Auckland, NZ
◾“Figure Drawing”, Sandra Morris, University of Auckland Summer Program, Auckland, New Zealand

EducatioExhibitions & gallery representation
◾Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum—”Birds of Feather” (Fall 2015-Spring 2016)
◾Scott Milo Gallery, Anacortes, Washington—Featured Artist “Water Studies” (Fall 2015)
◾RiverSea Gallery, Astoria, Oregon—Dual Artist Show “Water, Water…”(Fall 2015)
◾Scott Milo Gallery, Anacortes, Washington—”Floral Studies Collection” (Spring 2015)
◾Gallery 903, Portland, Oregon—Solo Exhibition “Person to Person” (2014)
◾Clatsop Community College— “Odyssey” Group Printmaking Show (2014)
◾Gallery 903, Portland, Oregon —”Urban Summer” Group Exhibition (2014)
◾Kaan Zamaan Gallery , Kerikeri, New Zealand —”MATARIKI ” Group Exhibition (2014)
◾Gallery 903, Portland, Oregon—Solo Exhibition “Life Journeys Times Three” (2013)
◾North Coast Printmakers Collective, Clatsop Community College—Juried Exhibition-Juror (2013)
◾Just Imagine Gallery, Russell, New Zealand—Solo Exhibition (2012)
◾RiverSea Gallery, Astoria, Oregon—Solo Exhibition and representation (2011)
“Big Red”, Juried Exhibition, Juror: Royal Nebeker
RiverSea Gallery, Astoria, Oregon (Honorable Mention)
RiverSea Gallery, Astoria, Oregon—Juried Exhibition, 10”x10”
Fitzgerald’s, Gearhart, Oregon—Group Exhibition
Studio 11, Astoria, Oregon—Group Exhibition
Ricciardi Gallery, Astoria, Oregon—Group Exhibition
Décor Gallery, Salem, Oregon—Solo Exhibition
Potrimpos Gallery, Ocean Park, Washington—Solo Exhibition
Reflections Gallery, Sandpoint, Idaho—Group Exhibition
The Pearl Gallery, Portland, Oregon—Group Exhibition

Other Gallery Representations
Wings West Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Atelier Gallery, Friday Harbor, Washington
Valley Bronze Galleries, Cannon Beach, and Joseph, Oregon
Shoalwater Cove Gallery, Ilwaco, Washington
Kerikeri Gallery, Kerikeri, New Zealand
Kaan Zamaan Gallery, Kerikeri, New Zealand
Gallery 185, Auckland, New Zealand
Marina Gallery, Whangarei, New Zealand
Flying Fish Gallery, Paihia, New Zealand
Pacific Rim Galleries, Cannon Beach and Astoria, Oregon

Current Memberships
North Coast Printmakers Collective

1970 Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Washington, Seattle
Provisional Teaching Certification,  1975 Standard Teaching Certification K-12
1986 Technology in Education Certification, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle
1987  National Science Foundation Program, “Teaching for Conceptual Understanding”
1987-1989 Continued mathematics education studies, University of Washington, Seattle
1970-1989  Secondary Teacher, Grades 7-12, Ocean Beach School District
2011-present   Business Proprietor and Manager (Shoalwater Cove Gallery)