Margie Florini

paintings & cut-paper collage

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National, Regional and Solo Exhibits & Awards:

2018  Natural Force, NAWA, Trustman Art Gallery at Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts
2017  Blank Canvas, NAWA, 2017 Junior League of Boston Designer Showhouse, Belmont, Massachusetts
2016  Continuum, NAWA, Fountain Street Fine Art, Framingham, Massachusetts
2016  Botanica, NAWA, Cahoon Museum, Cotuit, Massachusetts
2016  Renaissance Women (3-month traveling exhibit for 5 NYC Libraries), NAWA, New York, New York
2014  New England Illustrator’s Exhibit 2014, The Wenham Museum, Wenham, Massachusetts
2013  Illustration Process: The Pajamas Of My Dreams, The Wenham Museum, Wenham, Massachusetts
2013  Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, National Association of Independent Publishers, Traverse City, Michigan, Bronze Medal for Best First Book - Picture Book for
   The Pajamas Of My Dreams
2011  Art & Blooms, Sweet Anthem Design Gallery, Salem, Massachusetts
2010  Spring Has Sprung, Surfaces Lifestyle and Design, Marblehead, Massachusetts
2010 - 2013  LEED Platinum Showcase Home, Cleantech Homes, LLC, Beverly, Massachusetts
2010 - 2011  Illuminations, Massachusetts General Hospital/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care, Danvers, Massachusetts
2010  Community of Artists, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, Massachusetts
2009  L’Attitude: End of Summer Reception, Liberty Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts
2009  Art to Benefit The Boston Public Gardens, Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers, Boston, Massachusetts
2008  Art for Fashion Designer Denise Hajjar at M2L, Fall Fashion Week 2008, Boston, Massachusetts
2008  The Right Mix, Cape Ann Regional Cable TV Access Corporation, Gloucester, Massachusetts
2008  Cool 4 Fall @ M2L, M2L Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
2008  12x12 Juried Exhibition, Bromfield Gallery, SOWA, Boston, Massachusetts
2008  CFA Art Show To Benefit Bay Cove, Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers, Boston, Massachusetts
2008  Shape, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts
2007  Cut-Paper On-line, Guild of American Papercutters, Somerset, Pennsylvania
2006  Summer Colors Corporate Event, Oakmont Partners, Boston, Massachusetts
2005  Midland Arts 2005 Spring Juried National Exhibition, Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas,
   Juried by Ann Armstrong, Artist and Sculptor
2004  Works on Paper, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Juror’s Choice Award,
   Juried by Andrew Witkin, Director of The Barbara Krakow Gallery
2003  Designer Show House at “Harborwatch” on Norton’s Point, Manchester, Massachusetts
2002  Rites of Spring, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Purchase Award,
   Juried by Lori Berenberg, The Berenberg Gallery
2002  New England Summer, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts,
   Juried by Kathryn Schultz, Director of the Cambridge Art Association
2002  Cut-paper: Images From Life, The John Joseph Moakley United States Court House, Boston, MA
2001  Springfield Art League Northeast Expo, American International College, Springfield, Massachusetts
1999  A New England Portrait, Opening Celebration for The Acton Memorial Public Library, Acton, MA
1999  “Since my mother died…” at The Will Barnet Gallery, The Beverly Public Library, Beverly, MA
1996  ArtsNorth Exhibit, The Whistler House Museum of Art, Lowell, Massachusetts
1995  ArtsNorth Exhibit, Boston, Massachusetts, Summer Cover Award for Pleiades Magazine,
   Juried by Barbara Rizza-Mellon, Editor and Publisher of Pleiades, Arts Around Boston
1994 - 1995  El Dorado Gallery International Exhibit, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Purchase Awards

Published Art, Interviews and Special Projects:

2015  Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce, selected chapter author, Entrepreneur as Artist – A Winding Road Embraced, stories collected by Anne Sourbeer Morris, Ed.D., Clemmons, North Carolina
2015  The Literati Scene, live TV Interview with Smoki Bacon, discussing the collage illustrations and works for The Pajamas Of My Dreams, Boston, Massachusetts
2014  Mass Literacy and The Boston Herald, Topsfield Barns, collage art and designs for Literacy Scavenger Hunt written by Mass Literacy Champion Laurie Collins, Boston, Massachusetts
2014  University of New Hampshire, The Pajamas Of My Dreams Goes to College - workshops in reading and cut-paper collage crafts for 250 children and their teachers, Dover, New Hampshire
2014  Newbury Elementary School, The Pajamas Of My Dreams Goes to School for "Read Across America Day" with a Power Point presentation of The Illustration Process for the book, Newbury, Massachusetts
2013  Three Bean Press, Boston, Massachusetts, illustrated The Pajamas Of My Dreams, a children’s storybook, released February 2013
2012  Lanoue Film Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, Pool I, contemporary design painting leased to Larry David production, HBO movie, called Clear History to be released August 10, 2013
2010  Massachusetts General Hospital/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care, Danvers, Massachusetts, Pretty Posy (acrylic on canvas) and Meadow (6-panel giclee on canvas), two corporate installations for main lobby and administrative office areas
2010  Hospice of the North Shore, Danvers, Massachusetts, Garden (acrylic on multiple surfaces) corporate installation for Ayer-Anderson Wing at Kaplan Hospice House
2010  Thos. Moser Cabinet Makers, Auburn, Maine, Allium Brown (acrylic on canvas) featured in 2010 Annual National Catalogue
2009  Thos. Moser Cabinet Makers, Auburn, Maine, Cabbage Roses (acrylic on panels) featured in 2009 Autumn National Catalogue
2009  Artscope (New England Culture Magazine), Quincy, Massachusetts, Gerbera Daisy (cut-paper collage) and interview in "Gallery Spotlight" by Sarah E. Fagan
2008  Fall Fashion Week with Designer Denise Hajjar at M2L, Boston, Massachusetts, Solo exhibit for Hajjar and Fall Fashion Week Event
2008  It’s All About Arts, BNN Cable TV, Boston, Massachusetts, Live TV Interview discussing life as an artist and contemporary acrylic paintings.
2008  The Women’s Fund of Essex County, Danvers, Massachusetts, Hand in Hand (cut-paper collage), designed and created "Story Card" template displaying each individual’s success story at each table for their Annual Grant Awards Luncheon
2008  Manchester Arts Festival, Manchester, Massachusetts, Summer (cut-paper collage), designed and created marketing materials and banners for First Annual Event, Juror for participating artisans
2007  The Boston Globe Magazine, Boston, Massachusetts, Meadow (acrylic on 6 canvas panels) featured in "Selecting Fine Art for Your Kitchen and Bath" by Terry House
2006  Finishing Line Press, Georgetown, Kentucky, cover illustrations for "Birding in Winter", June 2006 winner – poetry chapbook by Susan Edwards Richmond
2005  Hospice of the North Shore, Danvers, Massachusetts, Monday, Late September, and Out Back, three works for corporate installation for the Kaplan Hospice House, southwest lobby area
2003  Affiliated Managers Group, Prides Crossing, Massachusetts, AMG I, II, III, IV, four mixed-media collage works, commissioned, designed and created for corporate headquarters’ executive lounge
1999 - 2002  The Larcom Review, Prides Crossing, Massachusetts, 3 illustrations for Spring/Summer 2002 Volume Four - Issue One, Spring/Summer 2000 Volume Two - Issue One,Fall/Winter 1999 Volume One - Issue Two, Ann Perrott, Publisher
1995  Pleiades (Arts Around Boston Magazine), Boston, Massachusetts, Last Dip, cut-paper collage, Summer Cover Award, Juried by Barbara Rizza-Mellon, Editor and CEO

Professional Art Memberships and Gallery Representation:

•  National Association of Women Artists, since 2015
•  Oil Painters of America, since 2016
•  Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, since 2014
•  National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, since 2007
•  The Saltbox Gallery, Topsfield, Massachusetts 1994 - 1999, 2013 - present
•  Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, Massachusetts, since 2015
•  Guild of American Paper Cutters, Somerset, Pennsylvania, 2007 - present
•  North Shore Arts Association, Gloucester, Massachusetts, 1993 - 2015
•  Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2001 - 2008
•  The Canvas Group, Boston, Massachusetts, 2008 - 2010, 2014 - 2015
•  Guild of Beverly Artists, Beverly, MA, 1990 to 2007

Corporate Giving:

•  Cradles To Crayons, Brighton, Massachusetts
•  Boston Public Gardens, Boston, Massachusetts
•  North Shore AIDS Project, Prides Crossing, Massachusetts
•  Family Health Center of Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts
•  The Women’s Fund of Essex County, Danvers, Massachusetts
•  Habitat for Humanity (Affordable Housing Coalition), Beverly, Massachusetts
•  Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, Massachusetts
•  Bay Cove Human Services, Boston, Massachusetts
•  Wellspring House, Gloucester, Massachusetts
•  S.A.F.E. Studio, Inc., Ipswich, Massachusetts
•  Friends of The Beverly Hospital, Beverly, Massachusetts
•  Family Promise – Northshore, Beverly, Massachusetts

Education and Continuing Education:

University of Lowell (now called UMass at Lowell), Lowell, Massachusetts

Bachelor of Sciences in Music Education (1978)
Art History (1977)
Sculpture & 3-D Design (1977)
Oil Painting (1977) at Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts

Beach Street Studios, Manchester, Massachusetts (since 1999)

Building this studio/gallery business from the ground up to include: Designing - logo, signage, labels and all marketing materials, Selling – customer relations and promotions, bookkeeping procedures and goals, and Capital improvements - the building and landscape

Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, Massachusetts

Collage Techniques and Theory - Yvonne Trabucco (2005)
Realist Painting Methods - Harry Bartnick (1994)
The Business of Art - Maryanne Wenniger (1992)
Life Drawing - George Gabin (1991, 1992)
Drawing I - Barbara Moody (1990, 1991)
2-D Design - Rose Olson (1990, 1991)
Pen & Ink Methods - Ralph Scott (1990)

Professional Oil Painting Critiques with John Terelak (2003, 2004), David Curtis (2003) and Natalie Bachellor (1997-2001)