As I See It
May 17 – July 2, 2023
Riverworks Art Center is pleased to announce the Artist in the House Gallery exhibit, As I See It featuring the work of Marcie Wolf-Hubbard. Marcie is the 2022 recipient of the Nancy Frankel Artist Award, and is a prolific artist and teacher whose work has been widely featured in exhibits and publications over the past several decades. In her current work she integrates her drawings in encaustic painting and mixed media to create unique surfaces, full of texture, and luminosity. Her imagery transcends narrative. Her vision involves close observation and abstraction of nature and people.
The Weight of Our Environment
Click on the image for a short video of my work in progress.
I am transforming my 2D drawings to 3D sculpture, interiors and other encaustic paintings and cut-outs. My connection to the world. (The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) FY22 Artists & Scholars Project Grant.)
Thank you to the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County and Alden Farms, Locals Farm Market for displaying Sunflowers for the #ArtHappensHere banner.
In Papier-mâché &Mixed Media
Mat board, papier-mâché, acrylic, and mixed media including fabric, photo transfers, press-type, Caran D'ache water-soluble pastels.
Coffee container, papier-mâché, acrylic, and mixed media including fabric, photo transfers, broken clarinet pieces, vintage book pages and postcards.
Spring Tiny Home Tour
Featuring students in my adult Tiny House classes!
SHOWS + CLASSES
White Orchids. Encaustic on panel. 12" x 12"
#treatyourself, Gift an Art Class!
Visit my YouTube Channel to see sample art from our classes, and a few demos.
Come to one or more this Fall!
DAY class 1:30 - 3:30 PM ET
EVENING class 6:30 - 8:30 PM ET
NEW series starts 9/26!
Dates: 9/26, 10/3, 10/10 & 10/17
Interested in the next series or future classes? Email me!
Adults and Ages 14+
$35* per session or $130 for four sessions. *Or pay what you can. Zelle or Venmo preferred.
Venmo: @Marcie-Wolf-Hubbard, PayPal: email@example.com, Or, mail me a check: 1507 Ballard ST, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
Upcycle & mix it up with acrylics, watercolor, and whatever you have in the house (#improvise.) Working on a project or have thoughts about starting a mixed media artwork? Jump in (at any time.) I'm happy to offer suggestions while sharing techniques.
GLEN ECHO PARK PARTNERSHIP FOR ARTS & CULTURE
MON, OCT 16 - 30 from 1:30 -4 PM EDT. Virtual.
SAT, NOV 4 from 1 - 4 PM ET. In person.
SUN, NOV 12, 12- 5 PM
Email if you have any problem registering:
WED, OCTOBER 11 - DECEMBER 6 from 1:30 - 4 PM ET. No class 11/22.
WED, OCTOBER 11 - DECEMBER 6 from 6:30 - 9 PM ET. No class 11/22.
COLUMBIA ART CENTER
Hot Wax Encaustic Painting for ages 17 and up.
OCT 28 from 10 AM - 3 PM
In person at the Columbia Art Center
6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia, MD.
You can find my work@
Upper Northwest Gallery, 1429 Iris ST NW, Washington, DC
Schedule subject to change.
The Gift Shop at The COLUMBIA ART CENTER
6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia, MD
LESSONS IN MY STUDIO/
Drawing, painting, mixed media and encaustic for all skill levels. Beginners Welcome. Email me!
Parents- Interested in additional art sessions for your child or friends? Email me!
Walter Bartman, Founder and Director of the Yellow Barn interviewed me about my work and what students can expect in my classes.
See a short video for a sneak peek of a virtual program with @Arts for the Aging. I collaborated with musician Chris Brown in a four week Creative Cafe series with The Kensington Club. Here is a compilation presented in a virtual exhibition.
BIO & ARTIST'S STATEMENT
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 Studios, The Smithsonian, and has transitioned to teaching virtually from her studio.
"Students come together to focus on art in what feels like an art community--- bringing people out of isolation and getting together to make art. Working with my students has also fueled me in this time of sadness and uncertainty. The attention to art has lifted anxiety and inspired us all to continue creating."
Drawing and painting is my connection to the world, my response, or appreciation. My intimate, quiet observing connects me with my subjects. What captivates me about encaustic painting is the surface. The painting is a play of light, with a surface you want to touch. Added texture, luminosity, and dimension all help in my construction or building of my artwork. I add, and take away, sometimes making the painting more of a sculptural form. The carving away is another form of drawing.
2023 Marcie Wolf-Hubbard, As I See It, encaustic paintings, Riverworks Arts center, 2nd Floor, Locals Market, Poolesville, MD 5/17-7/2/2023.
2023 Marcie Wolf-Hubbard, Paintings in Encaustic & Mixed Media. The Foundry, Caroline County Arts Center, Denton, MD. Summer 2023.
2023 Landing, In Encaustic & Mixed Media, Slayton House, Columbia, MD 2/22-4/14/2023
2021 Encaustic Nature/ally, Java Nation, Kensington, MD.
2019-2020 Delicacies. Paintings in Encaustic & Mixed Media, Takoma Beverage & Co., Takoma Park, MD
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.
About my classes. Students say...
Marcie, I was quiet and didn’t produce a lot of art during your class, but I want you to know how much I thoroughly enjoyed it. I found watching you work a lesson in and of itself, as you talked through your thoughts, ideas, and choices as you played with a piece in terms of line, color, blending, focus—you gave me a whole world and vocabulary to think about. This was true of the way you responded to students’ work as well. Your ability to navigate Zoom was amazing! And your teaching style is truly a pleasure. Much appreciation
Marcie is a gifted artist and teacher - and an incredibly kind person! She worked in partnership with me - stepping in when I asked for help - and letting me do my own thing. I love her art which gives me great trust in her suggestions/guidance. She is a lovely person to spend time with on top of it all. I recommend her highly.
I have taken several classes with Marcie, and she would always start the class with instruction and an explanation of the supplies that she brought with her. Then she would leave us on our own to work while walking around the room and helping each person. This individual encouragement was great -- I always produced something new and loved what I was able to do at each class. She provided such a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere that I forgot the time. The other thing that I really enjoyed was all the material that Marcie had with her at each class. She explained many different techniques at each session so I was able to explore different things. Marcie made everyone comfortable in the classroom, so the interaction with the other students was very, very pleasant.
Marcie inspires me to create art. When you work with Marcie, you are working with someone who clearly loves creating art, is extremely skilled, and wants her students to share the same passion. An accomplished artist that can teach is a gift.
"...So thrilled with class!
Class was fun and a great diversion from daily
angst of current events.
It was fantastic!
Marcie was wonderful—as always. She is very good at sparking creativity and creating a good classroom environment.
Fun and experimental
Very glad I took (this) course
Teacher is very personable and helpful
Enjoyed the teacher, class instruction was clear and had lots of time to experiment
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!
“Work created by Marcie Wolf-Hubbard is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County Government and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County.”
Support from Teaching Artists of the Mid-Atlantic
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 60 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. 2000-2017
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, Expressive Arts
JSSA, Jewish Social Service Agency 2021 - present
Maryland Choices 2010- present
YMCA Youth & Family Services 2016-present
Interagency Family Preservations Services (IFPS) 2017-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
FY23 Arts in Education Residency Grant awarded by the Maryland State Arts Council.
The Foundry at the Caroline County Council of Arts. April 2023.
FY22 Artists and Scholars Project Grant awarded by the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC)
Artist Residency. Head StART in Art. Howard County Arts Council, Ellicott City, MD. Building Tiny Houses with children ages 3-5. School year: 2021-2022.
AHCMC’s Temporary Mural Project, #ArtHappensHere. Poolesville, MD 2021
Artist Residency. Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch's EncaustiCastle. Lexington, KY. Autumn 2018.
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.
Guest Artist, Studio 39. Performing & Visual Arts Magnet Program, High School. Anne Arundel County Public Schools. 2020-2022. Encaustic & Mixed Media. Observational Drawing.
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
Washington Performing Arts
University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Art & Learning Center.
Sandy Spring Museum
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.
Awardee, The Nancy Frankel Artist Award, 2022.
Board Member, Nominating Committee Teaching Artist of the Mid-Atlantic 2020.
Program Advisory Committee, Arts for the Aging
Commissioner, Takoma Park Arts and Humanities Commission. 2010- 2013.
Teaching & Community Artist Roster: Maryland State Arts Council, Arts in Education Teaching 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.
Co-Chair Social/Education Team, CH/Art (Chevy Chase Art)
Member, Capitol Hill Art League
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.
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