Education/Background:  

Master's of Art Degree in Art Studio, and Bachelor's of Fine Arts Degree in Painting, State University of New York, at New Paltz, New York
Graphic Artist - 1980-1985 - United States Military Academy, West Point, NY
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aculty Member - 1997 to 2000 - Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY - Conducting pleinair landscape workshops Demonstrating Artist
Invited by art groups & associations to conduct oil painting demonstrations
 

Visiting Artist/Art Projects: 

2012 Irondequoit Inn Artist of the Year, painting on the Irondequoit Inn Retreat's 600 acres of protected lands overlooking Piseco Lake in the Southern Adirondacks culminating an an ar tshow of her works at the Inn. 
Saratoga National Historical Park, Saratoga, NY "Viewshed Art Project" - an invitational art project featuring landscapes painted at the Saratoga Battlefield over a period of one year. Paintings were on display ar several venues to heighten public awareness of historic and nationally significant lands. 
Invited by Dutchess Land Conservancy, Millbrook, New York for a one-year project of painting their lands to raise funds to preserve and protect these irreplaceable natural and wildlife resources 
Selected by the Weir Farm Heritage Trust in Wilton, Connecticut to be their 1993-1994 Visiting Artist. This National Historical Site was the home of American Impressionist Painter, J. Alden Weir. At the Farm, continued in the Weir tradition of painting landscapes on location, giving painting demonstrations, and landscape painting classes. 

Collections:
Pleinair Magazine
McKinsey & Company Global Management Consulting Firm
New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation,
Schoharie Crossing Historic Site 
The Rhodes Associates, 5th Avenue, NYC
The Rhinebeck Savings Bank, Poughkeepsie, NY 
The New York State Department of Education - pen & ink illustrations 
Alumni Association
State University of New York at New Paltz NY
Bullis Hall, Bangall, NY
F
ather McTie Memorial Collection, Mt. St. Mary College, Newburgh, NY
P
rivate Collections in the USA & Europe 

Publications:

PleinAir Magazine Outdoor Painter online magazine July 2013 published an article about my favorite place to paint.  View the article at:   Marilyn Fairman - "My Favorite Place to Paint" 

Plein Air Magazine's OutdoorPainter TODAY Oct 2012 online magazine featured a photo of one of my paintings from the Irondeqoit Inn 2012 retreat in the Adirondacks. 
PleinAir Magazine June-July 2012 “Extreme Painting” section -  Article about her painting adventure in the Adirondack Park of Upstate New York in February.  

American Artist Magazine Editor-in-Chief Stephen Doherty describes and quotes Marilyn's painting style and strategy in his Oct. 2007 article "Taking Advantage of Plein Air Events." 

Illustrations included in several publications, including color illustrations for textbook written by C. Lavett Smith, Curator of the American Museum of Natural History, New York City and illustrations published by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Illustrations for Ecological Analysts, Inc. Middletown, NY 

Juror: 

Awards Judge  - Sackets Harbor Three-Day Plein Air Competition, Sackets Harbor, NY

Juror of Awards and/or Juror of Selection at the Kent Art Association, Kent, CT; Warwick Art League, Warwick, NY; Woodstock Art Association, Woodstock, NY & Middletown Art Association, Middletown, NY 

Organizations: 

New York Plein Air Painters - Past Chairman.  Signature Member

The Adirondack Mountain School Painters, Charter Member

International Plein Air Painters - Signature Member http://www.i-p-a-p.com

Founder and Leader of the Mohawk Valley Region Plein Air Painters, a Chapter of NYPAP

Oil Painters of America - Associate Member http://www.oilpaintersofamerica.com

Mount Saint Mary College Artists on Campus Art Committee Member 

Selected Museum/Gallery Showings:
"Blue" Group Show, Mark Gruber Gallery, New Paltz, NY 2016
Adirondack Harvest Plein Air Art Show -Tri Arts Gallery Ticonderoga, NY - 2016
"The Long View - 19 Years, 19 Artists" Shahinian Fine Art Gallery, Rhinebeck, NY 2016
"40 Years - 40 Artists" Mark Gruber Gallery, New Paltz, NY - 2016
Saranac Lake Pleinair Festival Art show 2016
Dean Farm Heritage Trail Pleinair Art Show, Stony Creek, NY - 2016

Invitational Painters On Location Art  Show and Auction.  Rye Arts Center, Rye NY - 2015
Dean Farm Heritage Trail Pleinair Art Show, Stony Creek, NY - 2015
Saranac Lake Pleinair Festival Art show 2014
New Hudson River School Art Show "Painting In the 19th Century Tradition" Mark Gruber Gallery, New Paltz, NY - 2013
Annual Anniversary Show and Collectors Sale Albert Shahinian Fine Art, Rhinebeck,NY - 2013
 

"Recent Works" One Woman Show - Sacandaga Valley Artists Network Gallery, Northville, NY - 2012

Brush and Lens Art Show 2012, Irondequoit Inn - 2 person show 2012

Mystic's Hidden Treasure - Courtyard Gallery Oct 2011

The Arkell Museum - Dec 2010 - Jan 2011

The Rye Art Center Invitational Plein Air Artists Paintout & Show -2010

"In The Spirit of Summer," Courtyard Gallery Invitational Show July 2010

James Cox Gallery - Invitational "Play it Again Samuel Morse" Art Show 2009

Locust Grove Invitational Fine & Decorative Arts Auction - 2009

Courtyard Gallery Invitational Show - "Courtyard Coterie" - 2009

The Rye Art Center Invitational Plein Air Artists Paintout & Show -2009

"Women's Art: Women's Vision" Invitational Art Show, Johnstown, NY

The Milbrook, NY Invitational Plein Air Paint Out, Sponsored by Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

RiverWinds Gallery, Beacon, NY Featured Member Artist

The Albert Shahinian Fine Art Gallery, 10th Anniversary Invitational Luminous Landscapes Show, Hudson, NY

The Windham Fine Arts Gallery Invitational Paint the Mountaintop Plein Air Event and Art Show, Windham, NY

The Windham Fine Arts Gallery "Curator's Choice Show", Windham, NY

Courtyard Gallery, Mystic, CT - two person show

The Brik Gallery - Invitational Benefit Art Show for Olana, Catskill, NY

RiverWinds Gallery, Beacon, NY Featured Artist

The Brik Gallery - Holiday Art Show, Catskill, NY

Morningside Gallery - NY - one woman show

Objects & Images, Bronxville, NY - two person show

Northridge Gallery, Ridgefield, CT - two person show

The Museum of Contemporary Impressionism of Connecticut Invitational Art Show - "Selected Works Exhibit"

United States Military Academy's Class of 1929 Gallery

Orange County Citizens Foundation Invitational Exhibition, Seligmann Studio & Gallery

The Poughkeepsie Art Museum, Invitational Landscape Show

The Culinary Institute of America, Poughkeepsie,NY - one woman show

The Linnemann Gallery, Barrington, IL - two person show

Invitational Plein Air Paint Out and Art Show, Objects & Images Gallery, Bronxville, NY

The Albert Shahinian Fine Art Gallery, Bannerman Island Landscapes Group Invitational Show, Poughkeepsie, NY

Barrett Art Center Faculty Art Show, Poughkeepsie, NY

Mohonk Preserve, New Paltz, NY - One person show

Graystone Gallery, Middletown, NY - 5 person show

Roberson Museum & Science Center, Binghamton, NY

Weir Farm Visiting Artists Exhibition, Norwalk Community-Tech. College Art Gallery, Norwalk, CT

White Plains National Art Exhibition, White Plains, NY

State University of New York - Faculty Select Show, New Paltz, NY

Stamford Art Assoc. Galleries, Stamford , CT

Kent Art Association National Art Exhibition, Kent, CT

Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, CT

Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT