Artist Statement -

My painting is both realistic and abstract, it is on that elusive edge between there and not there. On first look everything is in place, then all dissolves. I want realism and abstraction to take turns. I want a painting sometimes very evocative of time and place, sometimes overwhelming in abstract, structural logic. I look for a surprise, a drama, a different way of seeing. I try not to see anything for itself alone, but as a part of the whole. In this context, my subjects take on meanings other than the accustomed ones. They are more than still life and landscape; they are comments on thinking and seeing.

Artist Exhibitions

The Interchurch Center, Treasure Room Gallery, New York City, Jan 11-Feb 17, 2006
Schauer Art Center, Hartford, WI, Dec 3, 2004-Jan 10, 2005
Jasper Art Center, Jasper, Indiana, October 7-29, 2004
Morse Cooper Gallery, Janesville, WI, July 2004
Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau, WI, May 28-July 5, 2003
Inside/Outside, Gallery 110 North, The Plymouth Arts Foundation, Plymouth, WI, Jan 10-Feb 16, 2003
Hopkins Performing Arts Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, June 21-Aug 11, 2002
Aurora University, Lake Geneva Campus, Williams Bay, WI, July-Aug, 2002
Harry Krug Gallery, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS, Oct 15-Nov 14, 2001
Anderson Arts Center, Kenosha, WI, North Gallery, Sept 19-Oct 24, 1999
Mt. Mary College, Milwaukee WI, Jan 25-Feb 23, 1998, 1970, 1965
Paine Art Center, Oshkosh, WI, July 27-October 5, 1997
Reggio Gallery, New York City, April 10-May 22, 1997
University of Wisconsin Center, Sheboygan, November 1996
The West Bend Art Museum, West Bend, Wisconsin, May 10-June 11, 1995
The Backdrop Gallery, Arlington Heights and Chicago, IL, May 31-June 23, 1991
Charles A. Wustum Museum, Racine, Wisconsin, 1978
Freeport Art Museum, Freeport, Illinois, March 1978
Bradley Galleries, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1974
Ruth Volid Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, 1972
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, Georgia, Dec 1971
Chicago Public Library Art Department, 1969
Illini Union Gallery, Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, November 1968
Beloit College, Wright Memorial Art Center, Beloit, Wisconsin, May 1968

The Wisconsin Arts Board, Madison, WI, June 5-July 27, 2007
Chateau Museum, Rochforte-en-terre, Brittany, France, summer 2006
The Deerpath Gallery, Lake Forest, IL, July 2005, Urban Landscapes, October 2007
On the Road, Butler Gallery, Marymount College of Fordham University, Ap 1-22, 2005
The Joyce Dutka Arts Foundation, Art on Paper, The National Arts Club, NYC. Ap 25-Ap 30, Second Prize, watercolor
Arranged Objects, A Still Life exhibition, Central Wyoming College, Riverton, WY, April 8-May 16, 2004
Journey into Color, Gallery 415, Chicago, Ill, March 12-May 2, 2004 (3 person)
Spaces in Common, Anne Loucks Gallery, Glencoe, IL, Sept 26-Nov 10, 2003 (3 person)
Art of the Southwest, The Kotinsky Gallery, Pompton Lakes, NJ, February 2003
Going Places, Northwestern University Settlement’s CCT Gallery, Chicago, IL, Jan 24-Mar 28, 2003
A Painter’s Legacy, Kent Place Gallery, Montclair, NJ, Oct 10-Nov 10, 2001, The New York Law School, NYC, Dec 1, 2001-Jan 18, 2002
For Women Only, The Anderson Arts Center, Kenosha, WI, Mar 18-April 22, 2001
Invitational Show, Bennett Street Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Oct 27&<64979;Nov 30, 2000
Do you Dream in Color? Boomerang Gallery, Glen Ellyn, IL, Oct 17-Nov 30, 2000
German/American Exhibition, Kleine Galerie, Chemnitz, Germany, summer 2000
Featuring New York, The Firehouse Gallery, Bainbridge, GA, May 1-6, 2000
NURTUREart in Noho, Golding Gallery, New York City, April 10-29, 2000
The View from Southeast Wisconsin, Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI, Jan 9-Feb 13, 2000, catalog with photo
Annual Remarkable Women Exhibitions, The Peltz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI 1992&<64979;2002
Ecstasy & Silence, 10 Contemporary American Painters, Delaware College of Art and Design, Wilmington, DE, Nov 5-Dec 22, 1999
City Scapes: Boston & New York, Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MA, and Sept 5-30, 1999
Emerging Women Artists, Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston MA, Feb 7-Mar 3, 1999, (6 person)
The Imaginary City, curator Maddy Rosenberg, St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery, Nov 8 - Dec 12, 1997, catalog with photo
New York 'Scapes, curator Mark Scheflen, St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery, Sept 28-Oct 4, 1996
Harmony of Space and Surface, Reggio Gallery, New York City, Feb 28-April 10, 1996, (4 person)
Marian College, Fon du Lac, WI, 1993

Prints U.S.A. 2007, Springfield (MO) Art Museum, Nov 1, 2007-Jan 6, 2008, juror Mark Pascale, curator Art Institute Chicago
3rd National Small Works Exhibition, Art Dialogue Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Oct 12 – Nov 17, 2007, juror Michael Beam. Award
Contemporary Symbolism, Christopher Art Gallery, Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL, Oct 9-Nov 8, 2007, juror Lanny Silverman
Culture and Agriculture, New Visions Gallery, Marshfield, WI, July 16–Sept 8, 2007
Society of American Graphic Artists, 74th Member’s Show, The Old Print Shop, NY, NY, July 9-Aug 17, 2007
Florida Printmakers Invitational, Museum of Florida Art, Deland, FL, June 29-Sept 2, 2007
Images 2007, The Robeson Gallery, The University of Pennsylvania, State College, PA, June 13-July, 15,2007
7th Annual National Small Print Exhibition, Creede, CO, May 25-July9, 2007
27th Annual National Print Exhibition, Artlink, Ft. Wayne, IN, May 18-July 5,2007
Lakeside Statewide, Oswego Civic Arts Center, Oswego, NY, Mar 10-Ap 7, 2007, Award
Alfred & Trafford Klots Artist in Residence Program, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Mar 2-18, 2007
15th National Print Competition, Dunedin Fine Arts Center, U. of Miami, Coral Gales, FL, Jan 12-Feb 23,2007, Award
Arts in Harmony’07, Elk River Area Arts Alliance, Elk River, MN, Feb 5-Mar 30,2007
Paper in Particular, Columbia College, Columbia, MO, Feb 4-Mar4, 2007
Water Color Wisconsin, Charles A. Wustum Museum of Art, Racine, WI, Dec 10, 2006-April 21, 2007
Works on Paper, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Dec8-30, 2006, also 2005
The Art of Persuasion, The National Arts Club, New York, Nov. 2-15, 2006; Paramount Center for the Arts, Peekskill, NY, April 21-June 30, 2007[
First Impressions, Prairie State College, Christopher Art Gallery, Chicago, IL, Nov 14-Dec 14, 2006
Winter Juried Exhibition, The Anderson Arts Center, Kenosha, WI, Nov, 20065-Jan 8, 2007
Delta National Small Print Exhibition, Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State U, Jonesboro, Oct 19-Nov 17, 2006
National Small Works Exhibition, Western NY Artists, Art Dialogue Gallery, Buffalo, Oct 13-Nov 17, 2006
2006 American Landscapes, Maryland Federation of Arts, Annapolis, MD, Sept 8-Oct 14, 2006, juror Edwin Ahlstrom
A Day at Coney Island, Wagner College, Hormann Library, Staten Island, NY, Aug-Sept 2006
Small Works, New Arts Program, Kutztown, Pennsylvania, May 26-July 15, 2006.
Particular Places, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT. May 12-June 23, 2006. Juror Bernard Chaet.
8th Annual National Small Works Exhibition, Attleboro Arts Museum, Ottmar Gallery, Attleboro, MA. May 7-26, 2006
Impressit, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN, Mar-23-April 20,2006, Jerald Krepps, University of MN, curator
33rd Annual Juried Competition, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, Louisiana, Mar 12-April 29, 2006, Award
Chaldon State College, Chaldon, NE, Chaldon, Nebraska, Mar 1-April 3, 2006
Valdosta National, 2006, Valdosta State University, GA, Jan 17-Feb 3, 2006
Urban Edges, IX, The Barrington Area Arts Council, Jan 13-Feb 17, 2006
Watercolor Wisconsin 2005, Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI, Dec 10, 2005-Ap 22, 2006. Award
Winter Print Salon, New York Society of Etchers, Garage, Brooklyn, NY, Dec 10-Jan 27,2006
Winter Juried Exhibition, Anderson Arts Center, Kenosha, WI, Nov 6, 2005-Jan 8,2006 also Nov 7, 2004-Jan 9, 2005
The Mighty Midwest Biennial, New Visions Gallery, Marshfield, WI, Dec 4, 2005–Jan 14, 2006
29th Annual Plaza Art Competition and Exhibition, Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, Nov 4, 2005-Jan 7, 2006,
National Small Works Exhibition, Art Dialogue Gallery, Western NY Artists Group, Buffalo, NY, Oct 28-Nov 25, 2005 Award
International Print Biennial, Instituto Cultural Peruano Norte Americano, Lima, Peru, Oct 5-30, 2005
12th Gulf Coast National, Texas Artists Museum, Port Arthur, TX, Oct 4-28, 2005
25th Faber Birren National Color Award Show, The Stamford (CT) Art Association, Oct 3-Nov 10, 2006, Henriette Huldisch, curator Whitney Museum of American Art, juror
Lancaster Art Association Juried Exhibition, Strasburg, PA, June 19 – August 6, 2005, Award
24th Annual National Print Exhibition, Art Link, Ft. Wayne, IN, May 27-July 6, 2005, Award
American Impressions: Contemporary American Printmaking 2005, William Paterson, University, Wayne, NJ, Mar 21-Ap 22, 2005. Juror, John W. Ittman, curator of prints, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Award
32th Annual Juried Competition, The Masur Museum of Art, LA, Mar 13-Ap 30, 2005. juror Barbara Grossman.
Non Traditional Self Portraits, Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors, Wisconsin Academy Gallery, Madison, Dec 3-20,2004
Winter Juried Exhibition, Anderson Arts Center, Kenosha, WI, Nov 7, 2004-Jan 9, 2005
Urban Edges VIII, The Barrington Area Arts Council, Barrington, IL, Oct 8-Nov 12, 2004
10th Gulf Coast National, Texas Artists Museum, Port Arthur, TX, Oct 5-29, 2004
Made in New York, Made in Australia, The New York Society of Etchers, The National Arts Club, NYC, June 2004, and Gallery 101, Melbourne, Australia, Dec 2004
Print National, The Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA, Aug 7-Sept 12, 2004, Award
Musee Chateau Klots, Rochefort-en-terre, Brittany, France, June 2004
13TH National Printmaking Exhibition, Florida Printmakers, Comma Inc., Orlando, FL, Feb 5-28, 2003
Invitational Salon of Small Works, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA, May 28-July 24, 2004
Drawing from Perception V, Wright State University Art Galleries, Dayton, OH, Mar28-May 2, 2004
13th National, Florida Printmaker, The University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, Feb 1-28, 2004
25th Paper in Particular, Columbia College, Columbia, MO, Feb 1-28, 2004
Tri-State National, 42nd Annual Juried Exhibition, The Beaumont Art League, Beaumont, TX, Feb-28, 2004
Showing the Colors: Painting with Water and Wax, Peltz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, Jan-Feb, 2004
Watercolor Wisconsin, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI, Dec 7, 2003-Mar 14, 2004
Annual Small Works Show, Beaux Arts Gallery, Woodbury, CT, Nov 15, 2003-Jan 15, 2004


Artist Publications

Still Life in Oils: An Insight Into the Artist's Creative Process -- Seeing, Thinking, Acting, By Theodora Philcox, AVA Publishing, Crans,pres-Celigny, Switzerland,

The Art of Martha Hayden, by Linda Godfrey, At the Lake, Winter, 2001

Emerging Women Artists, By Janice Williams , Newbury Street and Back Bay Guide, February 2, 1999

Artist Draws on Her Unique Journey, By James Auer, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,  February 4, 1998

New York A Second Home for State Painter, By James Auer, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Art Critic, May 11, 1997

Artist Collections

British Museum, London, England
Museo do Arte Moderno, Sao Paulo, Brazil
City Museum of Salzburg, Austria
Museum of the Center of Europe, Vilnius, Lithuania
Oklahoma Museum of Art, Oklahoma City
Haggerty Museum, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, Georgia
Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, Wisconsin
Museum of the City of New York
New York Transit Museum
Rockford Museum of Art, Rockford, Illinois
Freeport Art Museum, Freeport, Illinois
Elvehjem Memorial Art Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Amity Art Foundation, Woodbridge, Connecticut
California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California
Peru State College, Peru, Nebraska
Dennison Art Association, Dennison, Iowa
Manwaring Art Center, Rick's College, Rexburg, Idaho
Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas
Glenview (Illinois) Public Library
Milwaukee Journal Collection, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Amoco Corporation Arts Collection, Chicago, Illinois
Ameritech, Chicago, Illinois
General Telephone, Indianapolis, Indiana
Allen Bradley Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Frito-Lay, Dallas, Texas
The Kaiser Group, Atlanta, Georgia
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Best Western, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
M-Tech, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
William Patterson University, Wayne, NJ
Classic Residence by Hyatt, Hilton Head, NC

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