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
Faculty 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:
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 in a art show 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 at several venues to heighten public awareness of historic and nationally significant lands.
Dutchess Land Conservancy, Millbrook, New York - an invitational one year art project painting their lands to raise funds to preserve and protect these irreplaceable natural and wildlife resources
Weir Farm Heritage Trust in Wilton, Connecticut - Selected Visiting Artist for one year at their National Historical Site. This site was the home of American Impressionist Painter, J. Alden Weir. At the Farm, I continued in the Weir tradition of painting landscapes on location, giving painting demonstrations, and landscape painting classes.

Collections:
McKinsey & Company Global Management Consulting Firm
Eric Rhoads, PleinAir Magazine Publisher
New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation,
Schoharie Crossing Historic Site, NY
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
Father McTie Memorial Collection, Mt. St. Mary College, Newburgh, NY
Private Collections in the USA & Europe

Publications:
PleinAir Magazine's PleinAir Today Newsletter July 2013 "My Favorite Place to Paint".
PleinAir Magazine June-July 2012 “Extreme Painting” section - Article about my painting adventure in the Adirondack Park of Upstate New York in February.
PleinAir Magazine's PleinAir Today Newsletter July 2013 featured photo of my paintings from the New York Pleinair Painters Retreat in the Adirondacks.
American Artist Magazine Editor-in-Chief Stephen Doherty describes and quotes Marilyn's painting style and strategy in his 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:
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, Sackets Harbor Three-Day Plein Air Competition, Sackets Harbor, NY

Professonal Organizations, Past and Present:
New York Plein Air Painters - Past Chairman. Signature Member
The Adirondack Mountain School Painters, Charter Member
International Plein Air Painters - Signature Member www.i-p-a-p.com
Founder and Leader of the Mohawk Valley Region Plein Air Painter
Oil Painters of America - Associate Member www.oilpaintersofamerica.com
Mount Saint Mary College Artists on Campus Art Committee Member

Selected Gallery Showings:
Adirondack Harvest Plein Air Art Show -Tri Arts Gallery Ticonderoga, NY - 2018
National Luminous Landscape Exhibition, Albert Shahinian Fine Art Gallery, Rhinebeck NY - 2017 - 2018
Three Women - Recent Paintings, Mark Gruber Gallery, New Paltz, NY 2017
Hudson River School Revisited, Mark Gruber Gallery, New Paltz, NY 2017
Art Squared - All Square Art, Gruber Gallery, New Paltz, NY 2017
"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