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Artist Statement



Born and raised in New York, Leslie Marcus maintains her cutting edge: continually taking her artwork to greater heights with passion and sensitivity.

After receiving a B.F.A from The Academy of Art College in S.F. CA., Marcus immersed herself in the Fashion World of Los Angeles, creating exclusive, original & exotic Textile Designs for Apparel & Home Furnishings.

Leslie’s Textile Designs now can be found in her Contemporary Fine Art Paintings of sensuous and exotic female figures. The women Marcus paints are draped in finely embellished decorative clothing, posed in lavishly ornate settings.

Marcus, is also an Art Educator, and has taught High School and Elementary School Visual Arts. She continues to offer Private & Group Classes in Watercolor and Oil Painting.

Leslie has achieved numerous awards & recognition. Her art has been reproduced for wine labels, limited edition giclees, and fine art greeting cards.

In January 2012, Leslie’s artwork was installed as part of the permanent collection in the New Healing Arts Program at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California. In addition, Leslie’s work will be featured in a Solo Exhibition at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital’s New Birthing Center and Maternity Wing through January 2013.

Marcus’ work can be viewed at: http://leslie-marcus.artistwebsites.com/

Artist Exhibitions



•EXHIBITS
* WORLD ART FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION LAS VEGAS, NV
MAY 2010- JUNE 2010
* AROUND THE CORNER GALLERY OJAI, CA
JUNE 2009 –DECEMBER 2010
*VITA ART CENTER ‘WOMEN AND STRENGTH’ VENTURA, CA
MARCH 2010
* VENTURA MUSIC FESTIVAL ‘TREASURE CHESTS’ FUNDRAISER VENTURA MUSEUM
APRIL 2010
* SOLO EXHIBITION THE ROASTING COMPANY& GALLERY OJAI, CA.
FEBRUARY 2010
* SOLO EXHIBITION THE OAKS GALLERY OJAI, CA
NOV-DEC 2010
* SOLO EXHIBITION OJAI COMMUNITY BANK & GALLERY OJAI, CA.
JUNE-JULY 2009
* SOLO EXHIBITION BUSY BABE’S SALON & GALLERY OJAI, CA
JANUARY-MAY 2009
* SOLO FEATURED ARTIST 1st ANNUAL WOMEN’S FESTIVAL SANTA BARBARA, CA
MARCH 2008
* SOLO EXHIBITION GEM QUEST JEWERLY & GALLERY OJAI, CA.
JUNE –JULY 2008
* GROUP EXHIBITION THE CROWNE PLAZA VENTURA, CA
JANUARY 2008 – MAY 2009
* FIRST PLACE BEST OF SHOW ART4HEART OXNARD, CA
MARCH 2008 & MARCH 2007

* SOLO ART SHOW THE VILLAGE JESTER OJAI, CA
JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2008
* SOLO ART SHOW PANGEA’S GALLERY OJAI, CA
AUGUST 2007- DECEMBER 2007
* AWARDED HONORABLE MENTION JURIED GROUP SHOW
“HOT SUMMER DAYS HOT SUMMER NIGHTS” OJAI, CA
JULY- AUGUST 2007
* NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION “FACES OF WOMAN”
LAS VEGAS, NEW MEXICO MARCH 2006
* SOLO EXHIBITION OJAI VALLEY ATHLETIC CLUB & GALLERY OJAI, CA
SEPT-OCTOBER 2006
* SOLO EXHIBITION DOWN HOME FURNISHINGS GALLERY VENTURA, CA
APRIL-AUGUST 2006
* SOLO EXHIBITION ARIA DAY SPA GALLERY OJAI, CA
FEBRUARY-MARCH 2006
* SOLO EXHIBITION BANK OF AMERICA, OJAI, CA.
JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2006
* GROUP EXHIBITION NOHO GALLERY NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA.
AUGUST 2005 & OCTOBER 2005
* SOLO EXHIBITION BAKER GALLERY VENTURA CA
AUG-SEPT 2004
* SOLO EXHIBITION FINE JEWELRY WORKS GALLERY VENTURA CA
JUNE 2004
* SOLO EXHIBITON THE ART WORKSHOP GALLERY OJAI, CA
MARCH – APRIL 2004
* SOLO EXHIBITION OJAI CITY HALL OJAI, CA
NOVEMBER- DECEMBER 2003
* SOLO EXHIBITION STIR CRAZY COFFEE HOUSE GALLERY OJAI, CA
JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2004
* SOLO EXHIBITION OJAI ART CENTER OJAI, CA
FEBRUARY–MARCH 2004
* SOLO EXHIBITION ZACK’S CAFÉ GALLERY VENTURA, CA
JANUARY-MARCH 2004





* ART IN THE PARK JURIED GROUP SHOW OJAI, CA. JUNE 2001-2008
*Awarded First Place: “BEST OF SHOW”

* THE FIGURE SHOW JURIED GROUP SHOW OJAI, CA. FEB 2000-2007

* SANTA PAULA ANNUAL EXHIBITION SANTA PAULA, CA MARCH 2000-2007
*JURIED GROUP SHOW
* Awarded Honorable Mention in Watercolors

*CALIFORNIA GOLD COAST WATERCOLOR SOCIETY CALIFORNIA MAY 2000
*JURIED GROUP SHOW Awarded Third Place in Water Medium

* VENTURA ARTWALK VENTURA, CA 2000- 2010

* EMERALD IGUANA INN & GALLERY OJAI, CA 2001-2010


MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS:
WORLD ART FOUNDATION LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 2010
FAMA~ FINE ART MANAGEMENT AGENGY LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 2010
ART DISTRICT GALLERY LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 2010
WORLD ART EXPO CHICAGO, IL 2010
OJAI ART CENTER OJAI, CA 2000-2010
LAS VEGAS, NEW MEXICO ART COUNCIL LAS VEGAS, NM 2006-2010
WOMAN’S MADE GALLERY CHICAGO, IL 2004-2010


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