Resume

EDUCATION

BFA (Art Education) Syracuse University, NY 1961
MFA (Painting) Syracuse University, NY 1962
Trained in printmaking with Mohammad Khalil.
 

LISTINGS

Marquis Who’s Who in the World, Marquis Who’s Who in American Art, Marquis Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who in the East.
 

MAJOR COLLECTIONS

Centro de las Artes de San Agustín Etla (CASA) San Agustín Etla, Mexico 2008
Newark Public Library Newark, NJ 2006
Ben Shahn Gallery Wayne, NJ 2006
U.S. Embassy (Germany) Berlin, Germany 2004
Druckwerkstatt Bethanien Berlin, Germany 2004
Smithsonian Institution Washington, DC 1995
Royal Thai Art Collection Bangkok, Thailand 1995
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum New Brunswick, NJ 2002, 1996, 1993
Social Science Research Council (corporate collection) New York, NY 1988
 

EXHIBITIONS

One Person Shows
(OSI)inc. Melville NY 2010
Johnson Gallery Bedminster, NJ 2009, 2002
Steeplechase Cancer Center Somerville, NJ 2008
New Jersey State Council on the Arts featured artist Jerseyarts.com August 2005
Watchung Gallery Watchung, NJ 2000
ICPNA Miraflores Gallery Lima, Peru 1999
Hunterdon Museum of Art Clinton, NJ 1998
B. Beamesderfer Gallery Highland Park, NJ 1992, 1990
Pargot Gallery Edison, NJ 1989
Douglass College, Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ 1983
Lowe Art Center, Syracuse University Syracuse, NY 1961
 
Small Group Shows
Pierro Gallery (4-person show) South Orange, NJ 2004
Grounds for Sculpture Hamilton, NJ 2001
Stark & Stark Gallery (2-person show) Princeton, NJ 1998
3 in 3D (First Prize winners show) Printmaking Council of NJ North Branch, NJ 1996
Germanow Gallery (2-person show) Rochester, NY 1990
 
Show Awards
Ben Shahn Gallery (Purchase Prize) Wayne, NJ 2006
Johnson Gallery (Award of Excellence) Bedminster, NJ 2005
Johnson Gallery (Best in Show) Bedminster, NJ 2000
Audubon Artists (Art News Prize) New York, NY 1999
Dimension Dementia, Printmaking Council of NJ (First Prize) North Branch, NJ 1995
Audubon Artists (New York Central Prize) New York, NY 1995
Printmaking Council of NJ (Award) North Branch, NJ 1994
“12 x 12” Juried Exhibition (First Prize) Watchung, NJ 1992
American Artists Professional League
(NJAAPL Award)
Woodbridge, NJ 1991
5th International Miniature Format Show
(One of six US Awardees)
Toronto, Canada 1990
 
Group Shows
Printmaking Council of NJ North Branch, NJ 2009, 2006, 2005, 1994
Johnson Gallery Bedminster, NJ 2008
Wawaka Gallery Halcottsvile, NY 2007
Somerset Art Association Juried Membership Show Bedminster, NJ 2007
German Consulate General New York, NY 2006
Raritan Valley Community College Branchburg, NJ 2006
Redbrick Gallery Beverly, MA 2006
Ortho-McNeil corporate gallery (ElectroEtch) Raritan, NJ 2006
Folio 2 x 12, Hunterdon Art Museum Clinton, NJ 2005
ElectroEtch, Printmaking Council of NJ (exhibitor and curator) North Branch, NJ 2005
NAWA Gallery New York, NY 2009, 2004
Faces of Somerset Art Association Bedminster, NJ 2005
Nova Fine Art Clinton, NJ 2004
Deutsches Architektur Zentrum Berlin, Germany 2004
928 Gallery New York, NY 2003
Audubon Artists New York, NY 2001
Bankgesellschaft Gallery Berlin, Germany 2001
"FEEDBACK," Bethanien Gallery Berlin, Germany 2001
Hunterdon Museum of Art (45th Annual National Juried Show) Clinton, NJ 2001
“Humanities,” Printmaking Council of NJ North Branch, NJ 2001
Ise Gallery New York ,NY 2000
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum New Brunswick, NJ 1999
National Academy Museum New York, NY 1998
Krasdale Gallery New York, NY 1998
Audubon Artists New York, NY 1997
Cheltenham Center for the Arts (juried show) Cheltenham, PA 1996
Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center New York, NY 1996
Male Formi Grafiki (juried show) Lodz, Poland 1996
18th International Independante Print Exhibition Kanagawa, Japan 1996
Selected NAWA Artists, Hunterdon Art Museum Clinton, NJ 1996
Lever House New York, NY 1995
Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition Hilo, HI 1995
Travelling Show, Johnson & Johnson Somerville, NJ 1994
NAWA Annual Exhibit New York, NY 1993
7th National Print Exhibition, Hunterdon Art Museum Clinton, NJ 1993
Artsquad Gallery Easton, PA 1993
“Green,”, Louisville Visual Arts Association Louisville, KY 1992
Watchung Gallery (4-person show) Watchung, NJ 1992
Eldorado Gallery Colorado Springs, CO 1992
New Jersey Small Works Show Demarest, NJ 1992
1st International Miniprint Exhibition, Juniper Gallery Napa, CA 1991
17th International Independante Print Exhibition Kanagawa, Japan 1991
11th Mini Print International of Cadaqués Cadaqués, Spain 1991
B. Beamesderfer Gallery Highland Park, NJ 1990
13th Annual Tri-State Juried Exhibition New Brunswick, NJ 1990
10th Mini Print International of Cadaqués Cadaqués, Spain 1990
3rd Micrographics Triennial Riga, Latvia 1990
14th Annual Small Works Exhibition,
80 Washington Square East Galleries
New York, NY 1990
15th International Independante Print Exhibition Kanagawa, Japan 1989
Mini Print Biennial Exhibition, John Szoke Gallery New York, NY 1989
Contemporary American Artists Scarsdale, NY 1977
Memorial Art Gallery Rochester, NY 1947

ART HONORS AND AWARDS

Exhibition grant, Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, 2009
Grant for ElectroEtch®, jointly awarded by the United States Embassy in Mexico, Francisco Toledo and Conaculta (Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes), 2008
Artist of the Month (featured on www.Jerseyarts.com), New Jersey State Council on the Arts, August 2005
Grant for Arts and Humanities, Charles A. Lindbergh Fund, 1993

TEACHING

Lectured on Electroetch: University of Alaska at Fairbanks; University of Alaska at Juneau; Druckwerkstatt Bethanien, Berlin, Germany; New Jersey Printmaking Council, North Branch, NJ; Parsons School of Design, New York, NY.
Artist-in residence: Centro de las Artes de San Agustín Etla, Mexico; Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY; Howard University, Washington, DC; Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA; Cultural Moussem of Asilah, Asilah, Morocco; Holman Island Eskimo Co-op, NWT Canada; Christchurch Polytechnic and UCOL, Wanganui, New Zealand.
Lectured on Home-based business: Kean University, Brookdale College, Lehigh University, Rutgers College, Mercer College.

PROFILES

Profiled in Inc., Changing Times, McCall’s, Vogue, Working Woman, Entrepreneur, New Woman, Family Circle, Redbook. Extensive radio and TV appearances including Donahue, Good Morning America and AMs (New York, San Francisco, Minneapolis, etc) and Woman to Woman.


TECHNOLOGY

Co-inventor (with Omri Behr) of acid-free, environmentally safe graphic etching process. Marion R. Behr & O.M. Behr, 1992, Electrolytic etching process and apparatus, US Patent 5102520; Method and apparatus for producing etched plates for graphic printing, US Patent 5112453. Patent of the Week N.Y. Times May 2, 1992.


ILLUSTRATION

Jewish Holiday Book, Doubleday, New York, NY 1976. Freelance contributor: illustrations for stories, crafts, magazine covers and toy designs for national magazines including McCall’s, Good Housekeeping, Lady’s Circle, 1962-1977.


MEMBERSHIPS

Audubon Artists, 1999; Society of American Graphic Artists, 1992; Southern Graphics Council, 1992; Printmaking Council of New Jersey, 1993; National Association of Women Artists, 1995.


PUBLIC SERVICE

Member New Jersey Development Authority for Small, Minority and Women’s Business Commission 1986-88
Founding Member Rural Women’s Committee, Washington, DC 1983
Trustee Women’s Business Ownership Educational Conference, Inc., NJ 1981
Director YWCA, New Brunswick, NJ 1986, 1983
Member White House Conference on Free Enterprise Zones 1982
Moderator NJ Governor’s Conference on Small Business 1986, 1982
Member Kean for Governor campaign

PUBLIC SERVICE HONORS AND AWARDS

Appointed Personal Delegate by President Reagan White House Conference on Small Business 1986
Woman of the Year in Business and Industry Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce 1985
Recipient, New Jersey Women in Business Advocate of the Year Award (national runner-up) US Small Business Administration 1984
Alumni grantee Syracuse University 1957

 

HOME-BASED BUSINESS ADVOCATE

President, Women Working Home, Inc., Edison, New Jersey, 1980; creator, First National Survey on Women Working Home—The Invisible Workforce, 1978; Founder, National Alliance of Homebased Businesswomen (president 1980-1982, legislative chair 1982-1985)—first national professional organization for women home workers in the United States.

Legislative work on behalf of home-based business since 1982 includes: Testimony to Federal Secretary of Labor on restrictive home-based business regulations, directed to the Vermont Knitters case (1982); testimony to US Senate on Freedom of Workplace bill (Sen. Hatch); testimony to US House of Representatives Labor Committee on proper status of clerical home workers; testimony to Governor of California in favor of bill assisting home-based transcribers (1983); presentation to 1984 Republican platform committee, which subsequently adopted a pro-homework plank; testimony to New Jersey Senate on revisions to Home Work Bill 1986; Co-Chair of Homebased Business issues, White House Conference on Small Business, 1986—Passed as Issue No. 21 of the final 60 national issues.

Lectured and conducted workshops extensively in universities and community colleges on home-based business. Speaker at national and state conferences on home business, including 5th National Conference of State and Local Officials and Legislators, 1983, as well as on many nationwide TV programs. Negotiated an agreement between the Management Assistance division of the SBA and the National Alliance of Homebased Business to provide business information and assistance to women who could not afford to pay for help in starting a home-based business.



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