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JUNE 10, 11, AND 12, 2019

Mary invites each painter to come to this workshop open to the spontaneous nature of watercolor and allow the playful elements of this medium to show up in their work. The first day, we will experiment with the textural effects created from salt, scraping, splattering and scumbling. Then students will utilize these textural elements to create a painting from a scene in Provence.

On the second day, we will focus on lighting effects created by four different sources of light on a glass vase and single flower. Students will then choose which light direction resonates with them and bring a painting to life utilizing that light source.

Day three we will play with design incorporating the textural and light source experiences from the previous two days.  Each day Mary will circulate among the students to answer questions and offer suggestions on moving their work forward.

Marquiss has taught watercolor, collage, and design classes for 25 years with an emphasis on individual style. She has received numerous awards from the Oregon Watercolor Society and was a Signature Artist for the Deschutes Children's Foundation in Bend. Marquiss was the Artist in Residence at High Lakes Elementary School for three years and a founding member of the Tumalo Art Gallery in Bend, Oregon. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon.

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  • 2011 Painting to honor WIC, Bend, Oregon
  • 2011 'Mountain Spirit', Tumalo Art Co., Bend, Oregon
  • 2011 - Manifesto painted on column at The Common Table Restaurant, Oregon Street in Bend
  • 2010 Hot and Cool, Tumalo Art Co., Bend, Oregon
  • 2009 'Reflecting Possibilities', Tumalo Art Co., Bend, Oregon
  • 2008 'Journey of the Heart', Tumalo Art Co., Bend, Oregon
  • 2008 2nd Street Theater featured artist for play 'Menopause the Musical', Bend, Oregon
  • 2008 Tour of Homes, Featured Artist for Branic Homes
    with live painting in progress, Bend, Oregon
  • 2008 'A Feast of Italy', Pronghorn Clubhouse, Bend, Oregon
  • 2008 'In Full Bloom', Sunriver Lodge, Betty Gray Gallery
  • 2007 'In The Garden', Tumalo Art Co., Bend, Oregon
  • 2005 Recent Work, Cafe Sintra, Bend, Oregon
  • 2003 'Places of Grace', Tumalo Art Co., Bend, Oregon
  • 2001 'Windows Into Summer', Broken Top Club, Bend, Oregon



  • 2011 Growing Up, City Hall, Bend, Oregon
  • 2011 Brown, Marquiss, Rollins, Franklin Crossing, Bend, Oregon
  • 2010 Hot and Cool, Mary Marquiss and Nancy Becker, Tumalo Art Co., Bend, Oregon
  • 2008 Marquiss & Mukumoto (teacher/student) Oregon Bath & Body, Bend, Oregon
  • 2003 Places of Grace, Tumalo Art Co., Bend, Oregon
  • 2002 'Fallscape', Tumalo Art Co., Bend, Oregon
  • 2002 'Florals', Tumalo Art Co., Bend, Oregon
  • 2002 'Warming Up', Watercolor Society of Oregon, (WSO) Astoria
  • 2001 'European Images', Sunriver, Oregon
  • 1999 'Three Feathers', WSO, Portland