Sunday, October 31, 2010

November Featured Member Artist: Martha Knox


The Women's Caucus for Art Philadelphia Chapter proudly announces Martha Knox as our November Featured Member Artist. Please click on Martha's images to the right for more information.

Martha Knox received her BFA in studio arts from the Ohio State University in 2001. While living in Columbus for five years she widely exhibited at independent art spaces, cafes, and hair salons, and received the Simson Award for work in the Ohio Art League's 2003 Fall Juried Exhibition. After teaching and traveling in South Korea for a year, she moved to Philadelphia to earn her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (class of '06). She fast fell in love with the city and has settled in Germantown. She has most recently shown in City Hall and the Thomas Eakins House, and in 2008 fullfilled a month-long residency to create new work at the Artcroft Creative Center in Carlise, Kentucky.

Martha has often utilized her teaching and art-making skills to address issues of social concern. She has been a teaching artist with the Mural Arts Advocates and the Multicultural Youth Exchange, and twice instructed students at Congreso de Latinos Unidos in the creation of community-based murals. She also contributed to a collaborative quilt made by members of the Women's Caucus for Art Philadelphia chapter to help promote the embroidery work of women in Afghanistan. Martha will be participating in POST this year with Five Pack in Mount Airy: www.fivepackphilly.com.

CONTACT INFO:
website: www.marthaknox.com
phone: 330-242-4741
blog: wordsonwoodcuts.blogspot.com
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