Resume

Resume:     Martha Rea Baker

Education: 

BA University of California, Santa Barbara, 1965

University of Mississippi, 1961-1964

University of Dallas, Dallas TX, Drawing, 1976

Collin College, Plano TX, Printmaking Portfolio, 1998-2006

Art Foreign Travel Studies–Greece, 1993/Italy, 1996/Russia, 1998/France, 2000/Germany and the Czech Republic, 2002/San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, 2004 and 2005

Competitive and Invitational Shows (Partial Listing)

2009  What Seeds Have Borne; Monotypes, Past and Present, Santa Fe      Community Gallery, Santa Fe NM

              Waning and Waxing-the Resurgence of Encaustics, Zane Bennett Contemporary, Santa Fe NM

2001   Watercolors Without Boundaries—Irving Arts Center, Irving  TX

                Acquerello senza Confini, Villa  Pomini, Castellanza, Italia

1999    Texas Visual Art Association Annual Citation Exhibit, Dallas TX

1998     Texas Visual Art Association Annual Citation Exhibit, Dallas TX

1997     Southwestern Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition, Dallas TX

Dallas Women’s Caucus for the Arts, Trammel Crow Center, Dallas TX

1996      Plano Art Association Annual Exhibition, Plano TX

Mississippi Grand National, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson MS

1994      North Texas Area Art League Annual Exhibition, Denton TX

1992    Texas and Neighbors Five State Competition, Irving TX

1992–1986  Southwestern Watercolor Annual Exhibitions, Dallas TX

1992    Mississippi Grand Nation, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson MS

1991      Artists and Craftsmen Association Annual Exhibition, Dallas TX

1990      National Watercolor Oklahoma, Oklahoma City OK

Society of Watercolor Artists, Ft. Worth TX

North Texas Area Art League Annual Exhibition, Denton TX

Texas and Neighbors Five State Competition, Irving TX

1989      Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Dallas TX

1986      Dallas Museum of Natural History, “Watercolors from Nature”

Louisiana International Exhibition, New Orleans LA

Solo and Group Exhibits:  55 total

2009     Center for Contemporary Art, Collect Eight, Santa Fe NM

2008     Open Hands/Open Hearts, Nussbaumer Fine Art, Santa Fe NM

              Center for Contemporary Art, Eight by Eight, Santa Fe NM

                Gallery VIII-New Directions, ArtCentre of Plano, Plano TX

2007       Gallery VIII Group Exhibit, Eisemann Center, Richardson TX

2005       Collin County Portfolio Printmakers, Eisemann Center, Richardson TX

                    Gallery VIII–the Sequel, ArtCentre of Plano, Plano TX

2004–1982,  31 Solo Exhibitions at Gallery VIII, Plano TX

2004      House of Prints, ArtCentre of Plano, Plano, TX

2002      Impressions2: Rearranging the Square, Turley Gallery, Dallas, TX

2001       Impressed with Words, Turley Gallery, Dallas TX

2000      Art Focus XC, ArtCentre of Plano, Plano TX

1999        Art Focus XC, Ellen Noel Museum of Art, Midland TX

1997       Art Focus XC- Field of Vision  Touring Exhibition:

Longview Art Museum, Longview TX

Ft. Worth Health and Science Center, Ft. Worth TX

Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport TX

Multicultural Center, Gulvan House, Corpus Christi TX

1996       Brown’s Fine Art, Jackson MS

Art Focus XC—Field of Vision, Trammel Crow Center, Dallas TX

Art Focus XC—Inner Vision, JC Penney Corporate Headquarters,  Plano TX

1995       Art Focus XC—Inner Vision, Trammel Crow Center, Dallas TX

Art Focus XC—Inner Vision, Collin County Community College, Plano TX

Solo Exhibit, “Angels in Architecture”, Plano Municipal Center Gallery, Plano TX

1992       Collin County Community College, Plano TX

1990       Warehouse Living Art Center, Corsicana TX—“Gallery VIII Artists

Awards:

Best of Show, Eighth Annual National Art Exhibition, Navarro Council of the Arts

20th Annual North Texas Area Art League Annual Exhibition

Mississippi Watercolor Society Membership Show

Plano Art Association Annual Exhibition

Richardson Civic Art Society Annual Exhibition

Annual National Art Exhibitions, Warehouse Living Art Center

Dallas Museum of Natural History, “Watercolors from Nature

 Publications:

Splash: The Glory of Color—The Best of Watercolor

Southwest Art Magazine: “Women in the Arts”, November, 1996

Watercolor Magazine: “Strength in Numbers, Art Focus XC”,  March, 1998

 Collections: Many private and corporate collections including:

 Arthur Anderson, Dallas  TX

Community Credit Union, Plano  TX

Embassy Suites, St. Paul  MN

Hilton Hotel, Columbia  MD

North Texas Cardiology Associates, Dallas  TX

Presbyterian Hospital of Plano, Plano TX

Wyndham Hotel, Albuquerque  NM

The Back Institute, Plano  TX