• I'm a visual artist inspired by the farmlands, woodlands and historic communities of central Pennsylvania.

    My landscape collection is currently available at the 50th Annual Notre Dame Fine Art

    Show & Sale, Villanova, PA Jan 28 - Feb 5.

     

    Marianne Calenda

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    "Autumn is the second spring when every leaf is a flower." - Albert Camus

    This is my second spring. After retiring from a career in higher education administration, I've invested in a daily art practice to create a cohesive portfolio expressive of the local environment. Based in Lancaster County, PA, I'm exploring aqueous media painting including acrylics and water-mixable oils, monotypes and contemporary drawing with charcoal, soft pastel and inks.

     

    My current portfolio is reflective of daily encounters along regional trails, mainly the Conewago and Lebanon Valley Rail Trails, and plein air work throughout the county. I'm attracted to the rich textures and natural boundaries of the landscape and the structures that interrupt and obstruct. I tend to work quickly and expressively usually landing in the space between painting and drawing. My formal art training in printmaking, specifically the intaglio process, calls me to consider light and shadow and encourages layering and experimental marks.

     

    Exhibitions and Events

    • Notre Dame Fine Art Show & Sale, Villanova PA, Jan 28-Feb 5, 2023
    • Winter Brights, MH Art Gallery, Marietta, PA, Jan 1-Feb 26, 2023
    • Melangell Antiques Home & Garden, West Chester, PA, Landscape Collection, Jan - Feb 2023

    Awards

    • Juror's Choice Award, Maryland Federation of Art, Art on Paper, March 2022 (Summer Amber)
    • 1st Place, Lancaster County Art Association, Fall Membership Show, September 2021 (July Escape)
    • Award of Excellence for Plein Air Painting, Touchstone Center for Crafts, May 2021 (Chalk Hill)
    • 2nd Place, Lancaster County Art Association, Spring Membership Show, March 2021 (Peach Alley)
    • Juror's Award, Maryland Federation of Art, Light and Shadow, Jan 2021 (Peach Alley)
    • 2nd Place, Lancaster Museum of Art 58th Annual Community Exhibition, August 2020 (Summer's Turn)
    • 2nd Place, Lancaster County Art Association, Spring Membership 2020 (Winter Blues)
    • Honorable Mention, Lancaster County Art Association Fall Membership 2020 (On W. Chestnut)

     

    Recent Group Shows

    • Small Town Glow, MH Gallery, Marietta, PA, November 26 - December 31, 2022
    • A New View on Queen, Marietta Art Alive Group Exhibition, Oct. 15 & 16, 2022, 328 N. Queen Street, Lancaster
    • A Song for Autumn, MH Gallery, October 7 - 30, 2022, 42 W. Market, Marietta, PA
    • Landis Woods Outdoor Fine Art Show, Sept. 24, 2022
    • Lancaster Museum of Art 60th Annual CAE, July 2022
    • Borrowed Views of Lancaster County, Show and Sale, June 17, 354 N. Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 
    • Maryland Federation of Art, Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD, Art on Paper, March 17-April 9
    • Marietta Art Alive Member Show, MH Art Gallery & Studio 42 W. Market St., Marietta, PA, Feb 1 - April 15
    • Chester County Studio Tour, May 14 & 15, 2022
    • Lancaster County Art Association, Winter Membership Show, Jan 16-Feb 10, 2022
    • The Gift of Art, MH Art Gallery & Studio 42 W. Market St., Marietta, PA, December 5 - 31
    • York Art Association 50th Anniversary Fall Exhibition, October 2021
    • Within/Without 2-person show, Gallery Blue Door, Baltimore, MD --September 18, 2021 - Oct 23, 2021Lancaster County Art Association, Fall Membership Show, September 2021
    • Pittsburgh Watercolor Society 47th International Aqueous Open 2021, October 2021
    • Lancaster Museum of Art 59th Annual CAE, July 2021
    • Society of Watercolor Artists, International Juried Exhibition 2021, April 2021
    • Lancaster County Art Association, Spring Membership Show, March 28 - April 22, 2021
    • Maryland Federation of Art "Light and Shadow" Online Exhibition Dec. 15- Jan 30,2021
    • Rhode Island Watercolor Society's Home for the Holidays Show Dec. 2020
    • Pittsburgh Watercolor Society International "Aqueous Open 2020", Pittsburgh, PA, September 2020
    • Lancaster County Art Assoc. Fall Membership Show, 2020
    • Lancaster Museum of Art 58th Annual Community Exhibition, August 2020 
    • Maryland Federation of Art "American Landscapes", Annapolis, MD August 2020
    •  View Arts Center "Textures & Layers: A Walk in the Woods", Old Forge, NY February 2020
    • Lancaster County Art Assoc. Spring Membership 2020
    • Lancaster Museum of Art 57th Annual Community Exhibition, August 2019

     

     

     

     

     

  • Inquiries

     

    For inquiries and purchases, please contact me via email.

     

     

    marianne.calenda@gmail.com

    @mariannecalenda