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"Artist of the Year 2010" Art Star Awards, Laguna BeachArt Star Awards

Working in encaustics, oils, metal, stone, and photography, Marsh Scott creates both abstractions and narrative works. She has recently received the “Artist of the Year” award in Laguna Beach, California where she lives and has her studio.

" Over the last year, projects and series artworks have ranged from public art in a pedestrian tunnel to a new series of stainless jewelry. Installed in August, “Orange in Motion” for the Metrolink Station in Orange, Ca. combines colorful paint, two layers of metal, and local history for the walls of the pedestrian tunnel under the tracks.

Additional projects and installations included a metal sculpture for St. Marks Hospital in Salt Lake City, corporate awards for Experian, and photograph montages for McKechnie Aerospace, Irvine, Ca.

Another commission for 30 varied artworks for the new Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Downey on the old Boeing site included “History Flight”, an abstracted map of the area with history references in mixed media, 15 photography montages of fruit and vegetable details (”Lens, Stem, and Seeds”), and colorfield paint- ings combined with archive photographs of the area among other artworks.

Starting last year and continuing into this year is a public art commission for Oklahoma State University for a new bio fuel research building. The exterior entry sculpture, “Cyclic Synergy”, with a circular theme in pierced stainless steel tells the timeline of agricultural experimentation. An additional design will be incorpo- rated into the entry flooring.

A commissioned project for Mercy Medical Center Merced carried into 2010 and includes 29 layered and textured paintings inspired by ethnic crafts and textiles. Each of seven floors has a different ethnic focus.

Recent shows included the curated invitational show “Encaustics Encounter 225 ?”, at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC. and the Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach. An exhibitor at the Sawdust Art Festival since 1999, she served as a Board Member and two year President. She has exhibited at the Festival of Arts several years and and at many other weekend art shows. Her work is currently represented at Studio Arts Gallery in Laguna Beach and on the Artful Home website (www.artfulhome.com).

Marsh began her work in multiple mediums while receiving a BS at Penn State in art education. Her specialization in ceramics, fiber and jewelry was the beginning of her love of surface, texture and process. A Masters in Art at Cal State Long Beach added research in ethnic crafts and their patterns and textures. Architecture classes at the University of California at Irvine became the starting point for her ordered spatial and 2D design organization.

March 2010


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