Wonderbar (Asbury Park) by Marge Miccio
oil on board, 24 x 12 inches
Artist Statement: My night scenes begin as monochrome paintings on black prepared board. Layers of color are applied to convey the vivid neons and subtle shadows that give nights their mystery and allure.
Jersey Inspiration: The Wonderbar has been a favorite destination for decades, through all of Asbury Park's ups and downs. At one time it would be empty and echoing with an eccentric customer or two, it is gratifying to see it jumping these days!
Bio: SELECTED RECENT EXHIBITS:
2023 "New Jersey Arts Annual" Noyes Museum Arts Garage, Atlantic City, NJ.
"A Sense of Place" Invitational, Atrium Gallery, Morristown, NJ.
2022 "The Woodmere Annual: 80th Annual Exhibition" Woodmere Museum, Philadelphia, Pa.
"Mercer County Senior Art Show" Best in Show, First Prize - Sculpture.
2021 "Women Artists Trenton Style" Invitational, Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ.
2020 "Mercer County Senior Art Show" First Prize - Painting.
2019 "Four Women From Trenton" Contemporary Art Center, Bedminster, NJ.; "Every Ghetto, Every City", BSB Gallery, Trenton, NJ.
2018 "Pushing 40" Invitational, Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ.
2017 "Furniture as Art" Invitational, Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ.
2015 "Serving Up Art Trenton Style" Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY.
2012 "Trenton Makes" Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY. Juror's Award.
State of NJ
Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission
Mercer County Community College
1986-2018 Owner of Artifacts Gallery, Trenton NJ.
2005 Juror, D&R Greenway Land Trust Annual Juried Exhibition, Princeton NJ.
1996-2001 Grants Panelist, Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission.
1986-1989 Trenton City Museum Commissioner, Trenton NJ.
1986-1987 Painting Instructor, Hamilton Township School for Adult and Continuing Education, Hamilton NJ.
1979-80 Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture, Princeton, NJ. Studied sculpture.
1978 BFA The Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD. Majored in painting.
1975 The Italian University for Foreigners, Perugia Italy. Studied studio art, art history and Italian.
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