Traveling in Place
Paintings by Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
The Den Coffeehouse & Wine Bar at Politics & Prose
5015 CONN AVE NW, WASH, DC
April 10 - May 7
I am once again honored to be exhibiting my paintings at Politics & Prose. “Traveling in Place,” is a collection of paintings evocative of travel, exotic places, and imaginary excursions in encaustic (wax), mixed media and charcoal.
In creating my paintings, I launch my drawings of the human figure and of nature to places, parts unknown. Holding papers from long ago—a different era, a different place allows me to "time travel" without leaving the studio, without leaving home. I'm compelled to investigate, touch, and handle items—forming a connection, taking me to another place, another time, creating environments for my figures and beings.
The paintings "World Traveler," "Well Traveled," "Near and Distant Thoughts,” "Traveling in Place,” and others, place the human figure in environments with remnants of history in old postcards and map fragments, transporting us to another place.
Figurative paintings in encaustic (wax) and mixed media. My drawing is an appreciation of the life, personality, spirit and beauty of humanity. Rough charcoal lines beneath layers of diaphanous color describe the figures in environments, evoking a personal narrative. We become voyeurs, peeking at protagonists through a magic colored window. The “back and forth” of additive collage imagery, the carving, and coloring of wax marries with encaustic’s mysterious depth and transparency to add a frisson of excitement to the still and quiet worlds before us.
Poems from Within
from my journey series.
Wolf-Hubbard's colorful collages are about the feelings and memories attached to places she has been or to which she can imagine having gone. She mentally travels to distant locales and time travels to different eras. Each postcard in Wolf-Hubbard’s work becomes a piece of a story that might have been; colors flow from her imaginings to breach the borders of the Mediterranean Sea or to bridges, roads and canals. The blur of colors and images suggests the speed of travel and the evanescence of the tourist’s experience. Thus we are privileged to follow her into her personal time and space and to make it our own.
Marcie Wolf-Hubbard received her B.A. from the University of Maryland in Studio Art and studied Fine Art and Illustration at the Maryland Institute, College of Art. Her paintings have been exhibited widely on the East Coast. She has illustrated for magazines and books and worked as a courtroom artist.
Marcie is an instructor at Glen Echo Park, Yellow Barn Studio and Smithsonian Associates. She also teaches art in her studio.
Marcie and her husband, David Hubbard, have collaborated on a children's book, "The Shiny Shell," an eco-adventure book about a boy and a dolphin on a mission to save the oceans. They are currently working on a book of David's short stories and poems and Marcie's encaustic (hot wax) paintings, which have inspired David's writing. Poems From Within is the first book in the series.
Here's where it all happens! As you can see, I'm not the neatest artist. I use an electric griddle. I use it like a palette. I'm able to mix colors, and you can see where I test my colors. My encaustic medium (a combination of beeswax and damar resin) is in the two larger containers (a rectangular loaf pan and a round pot.) I can add the clear encaustic medium to the other pigments to make them more transparent.
Check out a short video from "In Appreciation, Encaustic and Mixed Media Paintings," at the Stone Tower Gallery.
Here I am talking about my process at Poetic Energetic on Oakcrest Erickson TV. Click on INDEX POINTS Howard County Arts to go to my segment (Starts at 3:33.)
2017 Traveling in Place- Paintings by Marcie Wolf-Hubbard, The Den at Politics & Prose, Washington, DC.
2015 In Appreciation, Encaustic and Mixed Media Paintings by Marcie Wolf-Hubbard, The Stone Tower Gallery at Glen Echo Park.
2013 #timetravel—from my journey series. Busboys and Poets, 5th & K ST NW.
2013 For Mature Audiences: Figurative Paintings in Encaustic & Mixed Media, 49 West Coffeehouse, Wine Bar & Gallery, Annapolis, MD.
2013 Art@Gogo Guru, Historic Ellicott City, MD.
2012 Curvature. Encaustic & Mixed Media. Modern Times Coffeehouse@Politics & Prose, Washington, DC.
2012 Reflections on the Figure, Virginia Community College, Alexandria, VA.
2012 Yours Truly: Figurative Paintings in Encaustic & Mixed Media. Glen Echo Park.
2011 “mousetrapped,” Mixed media art exhibit at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn.
2009 Artist in Residence Exhibit. Alleghany Arts and Crafts Center, Clifton Forge, VA.
SHOWS + CLASSES
CURRENT & UPCOMING EXHIBITS
March 24 - May 6th
1800 S. Bell ST, Arlington, VA
Meet the Artist Night II on April 29th from 7PM - 11:59PM
Traveling In Place--- Paintings in Encaustic & Mixed Media
by Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
April 10 - May 7
Al Sospiro Trattoria invites you to “La Bella Mamma”
April 25 - May 21
Meet the artists reception
SUN May 7, from 2 - 4 pm
"Una buona madre vale centinaia di insegnanti"
(“A good mother is worth a hundred teachers”) Italian Proverb
Artists share their concept of “The Beautiful Mother.” All works will be for sale and may be purchased and taken before the show ends with the thought of presenting a lovely gift to a Mother!
18035 Georgia AVE, Olney, Maryland 20832 TEL 301-570-3185
A Source of Life- WATER
The Voice of Climate. April 17-May 26 at the Sower Gallery - Chaska, MN
Rejuvenate with Art: Celebrating 39 Years
March 17 - April 29 Zenith Gallery
1429 Iris ST NW WASH DC. Closing reception: SAT April 29, 2-5PM
5132 Baltimore Avenue (across from Franklins) in Hyattsville.
For All experience levels.
THE YELLOW BARN STUDIO & GALLERY
1 Session(s) Sun 12-5pm, June 11, Arcade 202.
5 Session(s) Mon 4-6:30pm, June 26 - July 24
THE SMITHSONIAN ASSOCIATES
Collage, Assemblage and Mixed Media: 8 Session Afternoon Course
WED, April 19 to June 7, 2017 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT. Call 202-633-3030 to get on the Wait List.
WED, April 19 to June 7, 2017 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT. Call 202-633-3030 to get on the Wait List.
Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 10:15 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Mixed Media/Collage Workshop $70 (Adult, or age 14+)
1 Session(s) Fri 1-4pm, May 5
1 Session(s) Sun 1-4pm, July 9
LESSONS IN MY STUDIO
Drawing, painting, mixed media and encaustic (wax.)
from my students-
Art class is non-negotiable. I'm not missing it! I thoroughly enjoy the class. You are a wonderful teacher and instructor.
I needed this!
"I just wanted to tell you that I couldn't sleep last night because I had all sorts of ideas running around in my head!
Your class has unleashed my muse which has been quite silent these last four or five months. Thank you so much for being such an inspiration!
Exceeded my expectations!
I was successfully introduced to Encaustic and loved every second of it!
I enjoyed the laid back running of the class
Interesting instructor, very knowledgeable
Very exciting and so many materials Marcie provided "...loads of ideas"
Marcie is extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic and encouraging. She offered a good mix of didactic instruction and personalized suggestions
She offered many different materials to work with and ideas to “stretch” the concepts of collage.
Marcie was very knowledgeable and helpful. She has many different things for the class to use in their work and even brought in additional things specific to my project!
Enjoyed learning a new technique and interacting with a gentle artist...
I had a great time at your workshop. I wished it was 2 days too!
Akridge; DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities; Red Bull North America; Chai Residences; George & Holly Stone; Kent Keyser; Labor Heritage Foundation; Scholastic, Inc.; Soft Rock Cafe, Connemara, Ireland; The University of Maryland, University College; Dr. Robert Truland.
Arts Educator/Artist in Residence 2005 - present
Work with more than 40 organizations including schools, adult care programs, art centers and museums as an arts educator and artist-in-residence. (See below.)
Manager, Hubbards Fine Arts Services. 2000-present
Manage complete operation of art installation and sculpture conservation business.
Teaching Artist, Arts for the Aging. 2012 - present
Designed and taught hands-on art sessions for seniors in day programs, Assisted Living, and Skilled Nursing Facilities. Co-presented a series of four intergenerational sessions for seniors and pre-teen children.
Provider for Maryland Choices, Expressive Arts. 2010 - present
Designed individualized art sessions for children and families with intensive needs.
Home & Hospital Teacher, Montgomery County Public Schools. 2000-2006
B.A. Studio Art, University of Maryland, College Park
Graphic Design & Fine-Art Illustration, The Maryland Institute, College of Art
Comprehensive professional development for Teaching Artists, Teaching Artist Institute
Artist in Hospitals Program, Montgomery College.
Arts Educator/Artist in Residence
Community Artist Residency Grants FY2009-2017 The Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC). Partners included: Holy Cross Medical Adult Day, Montgomery Station Family Services, Inc. (an affiliate of Sheppard & Enoch Pratt Foundation); Montgomery County Federation for Families and Children’s Mental Health; Easter Seals; Montgomery County Recreation Department; Arden Courts of Kensington; and Boys and Girls Club.
Artist Residency Grant awarded by Prince George’s County Council. Rockledge Elementary School 2011.
Teaching Artist Residency Grant FY2009. AHCMC. Glenallen Elementary School.
Virginia Commission on the Arts. Covington High School, Covington, VA; and Canterbury Woods Elementary School, Fairfax, VA. 2009.
Creative Projects Grant/ Professional Development Grant FY2008. AHCMC.
Glen Echo Park Partnership & Yellow Barn Studio
University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Art & Learning Center.
Corcoran Gallery of Art College of Art + Design
Elementary, Middle and High Schools in Montgomery County Public Schools; and Virginia.
Senior Adults including the Fox Hill, Georgetown Senior Assisted Living; Maplewood Park Place, Bethesda; Springhouse, Manorcare; Holy Cross Medical Adult Day.
The HSC Health Care System
The Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Young at Art Program & Art Explorers.
The National Building Museum. Investigating Where We Live.
Professional Development. Illustration/Integrating the Arts, Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) elementary school teachers; and Experimentation in Mixed Media Workshop for CCPS Elementary and Middle School art teachers.
Commissioner, Takoma Park Arts and Humanities Commission. 2010- 2013.
Teaching & Community Artist Roster: Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC); Virginia Commission on the Arts; DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities; Howard, Anne Arundel and Carroll County Arts Councils.
Poems from Within, An Artistic Exphrasis. Paintings by Marcie Wolf-Hubbard. Poems by David Hubbard. DEC 2015.
Paintings featured in, Encaustic in the Twenty-first Century by Ashley Rooney, with foreword by Kim Bernard, JAN 2016.
mousetrapped. I’ve painted my mouse saga (desperate woman goes to great lengths to rid her house of mice) using recycled kitchen cabinet doors (15 doors) as a base for my mixed media paintings. The series ends with a flashback to 1983, from my journal documenting my first (unintentional) mousetrap. Convinced that i’m not alone with this predicament (war), i have invited the public to contribute their own mouse &/or rat tales.
The Shiny Shell. A children's chapter book about a boy and a dolphin on a mission to save the oceans. An Eco-Adventure for ages 6 - 12 in Ebook & print.
"...it's a book that blends a rip-roaring adventure with important lessons about science and ecology, the emphasis being on the perils facing planet Earth from environmental disregard...and the illustrations, wow! Nothing ordinary about the wonderful art which nicely supports the flow of this story." "...Everyone in my family found the story quite compelling...we were absolutely enchanted by Marcie Wolf-Hubbard's lovely, dreamy illustrations! The Shiny Shell should be a perennial favorite for children -- or anyone who enjoys a tale that entertains as well as informs."
A Portrait of the Artist: Marcie Wolf-Hubbard by Bora Mici.
Green Art: Trees, Leaves, and Roots. by E. Ashley Rooney, Forward by Margery Goldberg.
Themorningnews.org Terrapin Station by Don Lyman.
Missing Pieces by Joy Fielding.
Artist Q & A: Marcie Wolf-Hubbard. Washington City Paper. Christine Ernest.