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


    Marianne Calenda



    "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 daily art practice to create a cohesive portfolio expressive of the local environment. Based in Lancaster County, PA, I'm currently exploring water-based painting and contemporary drawing with charcoal and ink.


    My 2020 portfolio is reflective of daily encounters along regional trails, mainly the Conewago and Lebanon Valley Rail Trails, and en plein air work throughout the county. I'm attracted to the visual textures and natural boundaries within the landscape; I tend to work quickly and expressively. My formal art training in printmaking, specifically the intaglio process, calls me to consider light and shadow and encourages layering and experimental marks.



    Current Exhibit: Rhode Island Watercolor Society's Home for the Holidays Show 2020


    Recent Exhibits: Pittsburgh Watercolor Society "Aqueous Open 2020", Pittsburgh, PA, September 2020; Lancaster County Art Assoc. Fall Exhibit - Honorable Mention; Lancaster Museum of Art 58th Annual Community Exhibition, August 2020 - Second Place; 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 Association March 2020 - Second Place and January 2020 - Honorable Mention; Lancaster Museum of Art 57th Annual Community Exhibition, August 2019.


    Upcoming Exhibits: Gallery Blue Door, Baltimore, MD --September 2021





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