M. Carney

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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.


CURRICULA VITAE 2018

EDUCATION
2013
Student, The Business of Art Classes, Frank Juarez, Instructor, Cedarburg (Wisconsin) Cultural Center.

2001-2012
Student, Alla Prima Oil Painting Classes, Kitty Lynne Klich, Instructor, Plymouth Arts Center.

WORK

2016-2017
Artist-In Residence, Spring Semester, North High School, Sheboygan Wisconsin.

Graphic Art Designer, The Federated Church, Green Lake, Wisconsin.

2015
Graphic Art Design for Publicity Team, Sheboygan Visual Artists.

2014-2015
Graphic Designer and Content Developer, Missional Networking Website.

2013
Entrepreneur, created "MartyCarneyArtist | OpenSpacesStudio" Business.

2012-2014
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.

2009
Instructor, "OpenSpaces: Soul Painting" Events at the Plymouth (Wisconsin) Arts Center.

EXHIBITIONS

2018
Exhibitor, “Summer Show,” Gallery 223, Geneva Lake Arts Foundation.

2017
Exhibitor, Artist-In-Residence Closing Show, North High School, Sheboygan WI.

2015
Exhibitor, “12x12x12” Exhibition, Frank Juarez Gallery.

2013-2016
Member and Exhibitor, Sheboygan Visual Artists, Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

2015 
Participant, Exhibitor, Award-Winner, “Paint the Town,” Plein Air  Painting Event, Plymouth (Wisconsin) Arts Center, Winner, 3rd Place  Purchase Award.

2014
Exhibitor, ”Spirited Life" Art Exhibition, Falls Community Church, Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin.

2012
Participant, Plein Air Painting Retreat, Tree of Life Center, Alan Pape, Coordinator.