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Santa Barbara, California - United States

Personal Photo of Laurie Macmillan, Artist 220 x 220

Member since:July 2008
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Artist Statement:
Born in Greece, and having also lived in Israel and Nicaragua as a young child, I never felt as if I belonged in the Illinois of my childhood. I was irresistibly drawn to the West, where spaces were large and choices were expansive. To me, that landscape was exotic, and the geology was fascinating. I was also driven to explore the world. In 1973 I visited several third world nations and saw horribly overcrowded slums, ...
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Laurie Macmillan Artist Biography
Gender Female
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Religion not provided
Education Undergraduate Degree
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Favorite Artistic Medium Painting Acrylic
Favorite Arthistory Movement Abstract Expressionism - (1940 - 1955)
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Your Personal Biography LAURIE MacMILLAN

Art Awards

April, 2013, Honorable Mention, "Metamorphosis," 855 Gallery, Carpinteria, CA.

Nov., 2012, Honorable Mention, "A Study in Color," 855 at the Art Center, Carpinteria, CA.

July, 2008, Honorable Mention, "Hot Summer Days, Hot Summer Nights," Ojai Art Center.

May, 2008, First Prize, Acrylic Landscapes, Santa Barbara Fair & Expo.

2008 Arts Fund of Santa Barbara Individual Artist Award in Abstract Painting, $2,500 prize.

Selected Group Exhibitions

May-June, 2013: "Confluence," Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, Santa Barbara. Peter Frank, Juror.

March, 2013: "Metamorphosis," 855 Gallery, Carpinteria, CA. Susan Bush, Juror.

Jan.-March, 2013: "Independent Studies," UCSB Faculty Club, Santa Barbara, CA. Francis Scorzeli, Juror.

June - Aug., 2012: "How Soon is Now?" (12 paintings) MichaelKate Interiors and Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA, curated by Brad Nack.

May 2012: Art Matters Encore! Huntington Library & Gardens, San Marino, CA. Jurors included curators from Norton Simon Museum and Huntington Library, and Art Center staff.

November, 2011: 5 x 5 Invitational, Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA.

May - June, 2011: "In the Abstract," featured artist. Juried by Tony Askew, 855 at The Arts Center, Carpinteria, CA.

Oct. - Dec., 2010: "Ojai Celebrates Art III," juried show, Ojai Valley Museum, Ojai, CA.

July - Sept., 2010: "Make Hay While the Sun Shines," juried by Arturo Tello, Palm Loft Gallery, Carpinteria, CA.

July, 2010: "Hot Summer Days, Hot Summer Nights," juried show, Ojai Art Center, Ojai, CA.

October, 2009 - January, 2010: "Reflections and Projections, 20 Years of the Individual Artist Awards," Channing Peake Gallery, curated by Annette Kubitza, Santa Barbara, CA.

September - December, 2009: "Allusions," curated by Ana Victorson, Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA.

July, 2009: "2009 Anniversary Art Show," juried show, Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.

October, 2008: "Atmosphere, Wind and Shadows," juried show, 855 at the Arts Center, Carpinteria, CA.

August, 2008: "It's All About Color," juried show, Cabrillo Pavilion Art Center, Santa Barbara.

July, 2008: "Hot Summer Days, Hot Summer Nights," juried show, Ojai Art Center, Ojai, CA.

April - June, 2008: Juried Group Show, Gallery Ten Twenty-Nine, Santa Barbara, Ca.

March - April, 2008: Individual Artist Award Winners Group Show, Arts Fund Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA.

September – November, 2007: Juried show, Artists of Step One at Meisel Gallery of Art, Santa Barbara.

June – July, 2007: Exhibition Show, Larry Iwerks’ Weldon Art Ranch, Santa Barbara.

April, 2007 & Sept. 2006: Members’ shows, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art.

January, 2007: Juried show, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art.

September, 2006 - April 2008: Stinn Jewelry & Art, Santa Maria.

Solo Exhibitions

June-Aug., 2013: "Abstracts Inspired by Nature," PORCH, Carpinteria, CA.

March-April, 2011: Gallery U @ Salon U, Santa Barbara, CA

March, 2010: "Lines & Layers," Ojai Art Center, Ojai, CA

November, 2008: "Surfaces and Strata," The Arts Fund Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

Art Affiliations/Memberships

Abstract Art Collective
Santa Barbara Museum of Art Gallery Guild
Santa Barbara Studio Artists


B.A., University of Colorado

Studies of painting, composition, color and technique with Rick Stich, Robert Burridge, James Armstrong and Lauryn Taylor.


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