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MARTHA WAKEFIELD

 

marthawakefield514@gmail.com

 

Represented by Powers Gallery, Acton, MA

 

Selected Solo Exhibits

2019        SheBreathes Gallery, Walpole, MA, Wild Beauty

2016        SheBreathes Gallery, Walpole, MA, Slipping Away

2015        Gallery 53, Gloucester, MA, This is Nature

2015        Barb Jackson Gallery, Rockport, ME, This is Nature

2011        Rocky Neck Gallery, Gloucester, MA, Slipping the Knot

2011        Hope Gallery Fine Arts, Bristol, RI, Slipping the Knot

2011        The Art Gallery of First Rugs, Acton, MA, Slipping the Knot 

 

Two and Three Person Shows

2017        Law and Water Gallery, Gloucester, MA, Near & Far, w/ K. Velis Turan

2015        Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA, Detangled, w/ Joseph Fontinha and Wendy Young

 

Selected Exhibits

 

2022

Juniper Rag Virtual Exhibition, Darkness

The Umbrella, Concord, MA, Lost and Found

Concord Art, Concord MA, Among the Trees

ArtsWorcester, Worcester, MA, The Tenth Annual One 

 

2021

Broad Institute, Cambridge, MA, Remembering Together, Marking Lives Covid 19

Kansas City Stockyard Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, Plastic Camera Show

Virtual Exhibit, Weir Farms Artist-in-Residence Alumni, Reflections on the Pandemic

 

2020

Beard & Weil Galleries, Wheaton College, Norton, MA, Postcards from the Pandemic

Virtual Exhibit, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA, Art in Bloom 

Bedford Free Library, Bedford MA, What Catches the Eye

Wickford Art Association, North Kingston, RI, Photography 2020

Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA, RED

Virtual Exhibit, ISAP All-Member Exhibition

 

2019

Galatea Fine Art Gallery, Boston, MA, New England Collective X

Melanie Carr Gallery, Essex, CT, Smallish

Powers Gallery, Acton, MA, Summertime

Virtual Exhibit, ISAP 4th Annual All-Member

Powers Gallery, Acton, MA, The Essence of Abstraction

 

2018

Powers Gallery, Acton, MA, Contemporary Visions

 

2017

RiverSea Gallery, Dover, NH, In Memory of Jon Imber

Virtual Exhibit, 8th Annual ISAP International Open

 

2016

Courthouse Gallery, Ellsworth, ME, Small Works Show

The Rocky Neck Art Colony Cultural Center, Gloucester, MA, Beyond Plein Air

Concord Art, Concord, MA, Members Juried I

 

2015

Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA, 14th National Prize Show  

The Umbrella Arts Gallery, Concord, MA, Driven to Abstraction

ISAP, Paso Robles, CA, 18th Annual ISAP International Open Exhibition, 

River Arts, Damariscotta, ME, Abstract

Cambridge Art, Cambridge, MA, Paint

 

2014

Lasell College, Newton, MA, Greater than the Sum of its Parts

Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA, Platinum

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Jamaica Plain, MA, Artists in The Arboretum

Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA, Love Shack

 

2013

Cambridge Art, Cambridge, MA, 69th Members Prize

Concord Art, Concord, MA, 14th Annual Roddy Open Competition

Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, MI, Map It

ISAP, Paso Robles, CA, 16th Annual Open International Exhibition

Virtual Exhibition, 5th Annual Open International Exhibition

Concord Art, Concord, MA, Members Juried I

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, Gloucester, MA, SouthEnd by NorthEast  

Concord Art Association, Concord, MA, A Room of Our Own

 

2012

Gallery 206, Amesbury, MA, 6 Artists - 2 Days  

Belmont Gallery of Art, Belmont, MA, ART02478: Memory

Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA, Scratching the Surface

ISAP, Paso Robles, CA, 15th Annual ISAP International Open Exhibition

 

2011

Rhode Island Watercolor Society, Pawtucket, RI, 18th Annual National Show

 

2010

Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA, Blue 

Owen Smith Schuman Gallery, Groton Public Library, Groton, MA, Beyond Wild Apples: Dwelling, Refuge, Shelter

Concord Art, Concord, MA, Members Juried I

 

Curatorial and Juror

 

2019   Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA, This is How it Starts, Juror 

2017   The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, Gloucester, MA, Grey Matter, Exploring the Grey Scale Through Print, Paint, Sculpture                    and Photography, Curator

2014   Mother Brook Arts Center, Dedham, MA, Flirt, Curator

2013   SeArts at Bass Rocks, Gloucester, MA, Juror

2013   Rocky Neck Gallery, Gloucester, MA, Summer Artist Series, Juror 

 

Residencies and Workshops

2018   Weir Farm Art Center, Weir Farm National Park, Wilton, CT.

           Chateau Orquevaux, Orquevaux, France. Grant Award.  

2012   Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. Grant Award.  

Awards

 

2020   Juror’s Award, Photography 2020: Juror David H Wells, Wickford Art Association, North Kingston, RI.

           Honorable Mention, ISAP All-Member Online Exhibition, Juror Stephen Quiller.

           Honorable Mention, Art in Bloom Online Exhibit, Fitchburg Art Museum. 

2015   M Graham & Co Award, 18th Annual ISAP International Open Exhibition, Paso Robles, CA.

           Juror’s Choice, Paint, Cambridge Art, Cambridge, MA.  Juror Ali Ringenburg, Sloane Merrill Gallery, Boston, MA.  

2013   2nd Place Award, 6th Annual ISAP Signature Members Online Show.  Juror Robert Burridge. 

2012   Most Experimental Award, 15th Annual ISAP International Exhibition, Paso Robles, CA.  Juror: Katherine Chang Lui.  

2009   2nd Place Award, “Members Juried I: Paintings & Sculpture,” Concord Art, Concord, MA.  

2008   1st Place Award, Rhode Island Watercolor Society 15thAnnual National Show, Pawtucket, RI

           Cheap Joe’s Art Award, Art League of Rhode Island Associate Members’ Juried Show, Bristol, RI.

           3rd Place Award, “Seeing Red,” Gallery 297, Bristol, RI.  2008

 

Artist Talks, Lectures and Moderation

 

2021   Color Theory for Photographers, BCA Photo, Bedford, MA, Lecture 

           Not Now? Philip Guston, Duquene University, Pittsburgh, PA, Lecture 

           Color Theory for Photographers, Newton Camera Club, Newton, MA, Lecture 

2019   This is How it Starts, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA, Juror talk 

2018   Inspiration, An Evening of True Stories Told Live, Concord Art. Concord, MA, Artist talk

           Memory Vessels, Weir Farm Art Center, Wilton Public Library, Wilton, CT, Artist in Residence Artist talk  

2017   Grey Matter Photo Forum Artists’ Talk, The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, Gloucester, MA, Moderator  

           Grey Matter Paint & Print Artists’ Talk, The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, Gloucester, MA, Moderator  

           Newton Art Association, Newtonville, MA, Artist Talk and Painting Demonstration

           Watertown Art Association, Watertown, MA, Artist Talk and Painting Demonstration

2016   Shrewsbury Artist Guild, Shrewsbury, MA. Artist Talk and Painting Demonstration

2015   Concord Art, Concord, MA, Artist Talk and Painting Demonstration  

2014   Mother Brooks Arts Center, Dedham, MA, An Evening with the Artists of Flirt, Moderator   

           Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, Lexington, MA, Artist Talk and Painting Demonstration

2012   Concord Art, Concord, MA, Working in Series Artist Talk and Painting Demonstration  

           Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, Artist in Residence Artist Talk:

2011   Rocky Neck Gallery, Gloucester, MA, Slipping the Knot, Artist Talk  

 

Bibliography

 

Outrage, Juniper Rag Magazine, forthcoming

Marking Lives Covid-19 exhibition catalog in conjunction with the exhibition at the Broad Institute, Cambridge, MA, 2021

This is How it Starts. http://www.cambridgeart.org/this-is-how-it-starts/ January 2019

Gail McCarthy, Gloucester Daily Times online, 4/18/19, Tiny Treasures: Art Sale and Party to Benefit Rocky Neck Art Colony. https://www.gloucestertimes.com/news/the_catch/tiny-treasures-art-sale-and-party-to-benefit-rocky-neck/article_6d3b9d63-886b-5b49-9093-f1be185121ab.html

BostonCreatives: The Local Artists Who Inspire Us, http://bostonvoyager.com, May 2018

Ann Landi, Vasari 21 Newsletter, 4/17/18, https://mailchi.mp/4cf73eb768db/smart-collecting-at-the-local-level-and-the-ultimate-teaching-challenge-1324185?e=0d8aab8817

Pat Tomlinson, Artist Takes on Memory in the Abstract, The Hour, Hearst Connecticut Media, March 2018 https://www.thehour.com/wilton/article/Artist-takes-on-memory-in-the-abstract-12777154.php#photo-15279820

Linda Hoffman, The Muse, Posts from the Apples Art, and Spirit Blog – Linda Hoffman Studio for 01/14/2018, http://www.lindahoffman.com/blog/2018/1/13/the-muse?rq=The%20Muse

Anne Hevener, Ones to Watch, Watercolor Artist Magazine, November/December 2017

Ken Riaf, Near & Far: Artist Martha Wakefield, Law and Water Gallery, http://www.lawandwater.com/#/wakefield/

Jennifer Gulbrand, Martha Wakefield: October Artist Featured at SheBreathes Gallery, 10/11/2016, https://shebreathesbalance.com/martha-wakefield-october-artist-featured-at-shegallery/

The Camden Herald, July 31, 2014. Four Seasons of Maine Landscapes

Meredith Cutler, Renewal Mother Brook Arts Flirts with a New Direction, Artscope, March/April 2014

Artscope blog, http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs191/1101530073189/archive/1114610518664.html, August 2013

Shadow and Light, A Literary Anthology on Memory, 2011.  Monadnock Writers’ Group.  Cover Art.

Wild Apples, A Journal of Nature, Art and Inquiry, Fall/Winter 2011, Issue Six.  Artwork

Deborah Santoro, Beyond Wild Apples: Dwelling, Refuge, Shelter, Owen Smith Schuman Gallery, Groton, MA.  2010

The Monadnock Home Companion, August 31, 2007. “Color My World.” 

 

Collections

 

Moneta, Boston Investment Advisors, Worcester, MA

The Corporate Art Loan Program at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA

Meditech Corporation, Westwood, MA

Great-West Financial, Kansas City, KS

Several International Private Collections

 

Professional Affiliations

 

Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA

Arts Worcester, Worcester, MA

Concord Art Association, Concord, MA 

BCA Photo Group, Bedford, MA

 

Education & Professional Development

 

Visual Thinking Strategies Practicum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Museum School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Continuing Ed, Boston, MA

Artist Professional Toolbox, Boston, MA

University of Vermont, Burlington, VT Bachelor of Science.

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY Associate of Applied Science.