ABOUT
Marie McCallum was born in Los Angeles, CA and studied painting at Otis College of Art and Design and Sign Graphics at Los Angeles Trade Tech.  McCallum pursued a career in the sign industry as a sign artist and gilder, later adding trompe l'oeil and mural painting to expand her business.  She started painting full time as fine artist in 2000.

Thinking graphically and painting in a realistic style is a natural for McCallum.  Her work is dynamic and vibrant with a perspective that pulls the viewer in and allows them to immediately sense a familiarity with the subject matter.  The award winning painter has exhibited in galleries and numerous shows in California, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico.

STATEMENT

In my paintings I explore themes from urban environments.  Most of this imagery has a personal connection for me.  I was a sign artist for many years and signage can sometimes figure prominently in my work, as can clothing influenced by my tailor grandmother who was a creative force in my life.  My interest in projected self-image shows up in my depictions of shop windows, storefronts, clothing and automobiles.  Much of my technique is informed by my former occupation as a trompe l’oeil painter and sign artist.

RESUME

EDUCATION

1994-98 Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

1987 - 89 LA Trade Tech, Los Angeles, CA 

 SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2021 Celebration of Fine Art Show, Scottsdale, AZ

2020 Solo Exhibition, Camelback Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

2020 Featured Artist, Camelback Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

2018 Harbor Sights Pop Up Show, San Pedro, CA

2014 Hidden in the Hills, 18th Annual Studio Tour, Scottsdale Arizona, AZ

2012 Solo Show, Windows and Reflections, Karyn Gabaldon Fine Arts, Durango CO

2010 Salon des Independants Invitational, Fort Lewis College Art Dept. Gallery, Durango, CO

2009 Structure & Style, Henderson Fine Arts Gallery, San Juan College, Farmington, NM

2008 32nd Annual Juried Exhibit, Durango Arts Center, CO

2007 Boobs & Bras Juried Auction, American Cancer Society, Durango, CO

2006 30th Annual Juried Exhibit, Barbara Conrad Gallery, Durango Arts Center

2004 Four Corners Commission, Barbara Conrad Gallery, Durango Arts Center, CO

1999 Artists Open Group Membership Exhibition, Stewart Gallery, Palos Verdes Art Center, CA

1998 Torrance Artists Guild Annual juried Show, Torrance Cultural Arts Center, CA

 

SELECTED AWARDS

2007 1st Place- Boobs & Bras Juried Auction, American Cancer Society, Durango, CO

2006 Merit Award- 30th Annual Juried Exhibit, Durango Arts Center, CO

2004 Best of Show & People’s Choice - Four Corners Commission, Durango Arts Center, CO

1999 Runner up - Off the Wall Exhibition, Palos Verdes Art Center, CA

1997 2nd Place - Annual Juried Show, Torrance Cultural Arts Center, CA

1996 Point of View Award - Off the Wall Exhibition, Palos Verdes Art Center, CA

 

GALLERY AFFILIATION
2018 - Camelback Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

2014- Think Art Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

2008- 2013 - Karyn Gabaldon Fine Arts, Durango, CO

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2018 - Lead Juror, Camelback Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

2014- Gallery Art & Framing Consultant, Think Art Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

2008-13 Gallery Art Consultant, Karyn Gabaldon Fine Arts, Durango, CO

2002-04 Exhibits Committee, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO

1999-00 Volunteer Artistic Advisor, Set Designer, Set Painter - Drama Department, Dodson Middle School, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2012 Tailor Made Art, by Stew Mosberg, Durango Telegraph, July 26, 2012

2012 Window Shopping, by Ted Holteen, Durango Herald, March 30, 2012

2008 Ruby Slippers, by Jules Masterjohn, Durango Telegraph, July 17, 2008

2004 Commission Show at DAC, by Nathaniel Miller, Durango Herald, January 13, 2004