I am an artist wondering at the art of living. My passion for art and creativity has emerged and evolved over the years. I have lived my life so far in the American Midwest. As my aunt once marveled flying into the Midwest after having lived away from this area for a length of time, “The green! The shades of green!” I live within those shades of green unfolding. Within this “heartland,” I find a place to express the landscape of my soul. I find space to stand in the sun, to feel the rain and snow, and to huddle in warm coffee shops with friends through the long and dark winters. For the last fifteen years I’ve lived near Sheboygan on the Wisconsin shores of Lake Michigan as an artist and as a pastoral leader in the community of faith, Falls Community Church. Now living in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin as an artist and spiritual leader at a local community of faith, I continue to deepen my experience of the heartland in a new place. So along with all the Midwestern shades of green, I’m now captivated by the broad space and the hues of blue that unfold from the lakes.
CURRCULA VITAE 2018
Student, The Business of Art Classes, Frank Juarez, Instructor, Cedarburg (Wisconsin) Cultural Center.
Student, Alla Prima Oil Painting Classes, Kitty Lynne Klich, Instructor, Plymouth Arts Center.
Artist-In Residence, Spring Semester, North High School, Sheboygan Wisconsin.
Graphic Art Designer, The Federated Church, Green Lake, Wisconsin.
Graphic Art Design for Publicity Team, Sheboygan Visual Artists.
Graphic Designer and Content Developer, Missional Networking Website.
Entrepreneur, created "MartyCarneyArtist | OpenSpacesStudio" Business.
Inspiring Now Coordinator | The Gathering Place, Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin.
Built connections between creative people in the arts and a vibrant day service for people living with memory loss to create events with social interaction.
Instructor, "OpenSpaces: Soul Painting" Events at the Plymouth (Wisconsin) Arts Center.
Exhibitor, “Summer Show,” Gallery 223, Geneva Lake Arts Foundation.
Exhibitor, Artist-In-Residence Closing Show, North High School, Sheboygan WI.
Exhibitor, “12x12x12” Exhibition, Frank Juarez Gallery.
Member and Exhibitor, Sheboygan Visual Artists, Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
Participant, Exhibitor, Award-Winner, “Paint the Town,” Plein Air Painting Event, Plymouth (Wisconsin) Arts Center, Winner, 3rd Place Purchase Award.
Exhibitor, ”Spirited Life" Art Exhibition, Falls Community Church, Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin.
Participant, Plein Air Painting Retreat, Tree of Life Center, Alan Pape, Coordinator.