MARTHA LOVING ORGAIN Thinking with the Heart
Resume - Complete History

"We think with the head
and the heart feels
the light or darkness of the thought."
Rudolf Steiner


EDUCATION:

Illuminism Workshop Series
Professional Watercolor Painting Course - 2001-04
with Leszek Forczek - Bethesda, Maryland
Certificate of Completion - 18 January 2004

Medical Section - First Class
Free School of Spiritual Science
Goetheanum, Switzerland
In June 2003 - 1st and only American awarded a Diploma for Painting Therapy in the method of Liane Collot d'Herbois working in the USA.

Emerald Foundation
Den Haag, The Netherlands October 1993-2002
Diploma in Painting Therapy according to the methods of Liane Collot d'Herbois.
March 2002 - One of three Americans from the USA
to be awarded Diploma

Rudolf Steiner College, Fair Oaks, CA
1989 - 1994
Major in Arts and Consciousness Studies
Teacher and Remedial Education Programs

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Master of Fine Arts - 1980
Generative Systems - Art/Science/Technology

Virginia Commonwealth University
Bachelor of Fine Arts - 1977
Crafts - Textiles and Photography

EXHIBITION HISTORY:

"Weaving Color"
Downtown Family Health Care
Charlottesville, VA
August 2004 to present

"Where Light Meets Darkness"
Downtown Family Health Care
Charlottesville, VA
Jan.- Aug. 2004

The World Tree - Paul Winter Celebration
Shelburne Farms, Vermont
September 2002

5th International Kolisko Conference for Physicians,Therapists and Class Teachers
in Waldorf Schools (internationally)
Lahti, Finland
July/August 2002

Lake Champlain Waldorf School
Shelburne, Vermont
Sept 2001 - April 2004

"Color in Space"
One woman invitational
Virginia Commonwealth University Hospital
Richmond, VA
March 2001

"A Moveable Feast"
Featured Artist and group show
bozART Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
March 2001

"Color of Light"
Invitational exhibition
Washington Waldorf School, Bethesda, MD
Sept. 2000

"Light, Darkness and Collot - Color in Space"
International Arts and Architecture Symposium
Rudolf Steiner College, Fair Oaks, CA
July 2000

"Light, Darkness and Color"
Final Presentation and Exhibition
for Painting Therapy
Emerald Foundation
Den Haag, The Netherlands
June 2000

"Death and Rebirth"
Featured Artist
bozART Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
March 2000

bozArt Gallery
Group exhibitions in co-operative gallery
Charlottesville, VA
December 1999 through Feb. 2001

"Earth, Water, Air, Fire"
Invitational group show
Spruce Creek Gallery
Nellysford, Nelson County, VA
September through October 1999

"Moving Color"
Featured Artist
bozART Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
April 1999

"Color in Space"
One woman exhibition
Charlottesville Performing Arts Center, VA
November 1998 through January 1999

"Color in Art"
Invitational exhibition
Washington Waldorf School, Bethesda, MD
September through October 1998

4th International Kolisko Conference
The Medical Foundations
of the Waldorf Curriculum
Invitational exhibition
Linden Hall
Sacramento Waldorf School, CA
Emerson Hall
Rudolf Steiner College, Fair Oaks, CA
August 1998

Nelson County Artists
Invitational exhibitions
Nelson County Library
and Court House
Lovingston, VA
Spring/Summer 1998


bozArt Gallery
Group exhibitions in co-operative gallery
Charlottesville, VA
February through December 1998

Spring Meadow Waldorf School
Paintings on loan
Richmond, VA
September 1997 through February 1998

"Peace on Earth"
Group show
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church
Charlottesville, VA
December 1997 through January 1998

"Color in Art"
Invitational exhibition
Washington Waldorf School, Bethesda, MD
September through October 1997

"Spiritual Movement of Color"
One woman show
The Central Space, Charlottesville, VA
June through September 1997

"Developing New Capacities"
"Breaking New Ground"
Group shows
Rackham Gallery
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
August 1997

"Working of the Blood in the Human Being"
Group show
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO
June 1997

"Breathing Light: A New Yoga for the Senses"
Group show
Holy Spirit Retreat Center
Los Angeles, CA
May 1997

"Color in Space"
One woman show
Jefferson National Bank
Lovingston, VA
April through May 1997

Crossroads Waldorf School
Group show at auction
Charlottesville, VA
April 1997

Emerald Foundation
Private showing
Den Haag, The Netherlands
April 1997

Tandem Friends School
Group show at auction
Charlottesville, VA
March 1997

"Color in Space"
One woman show
First and Merchants Bank
Lovingston, VA
February and March 1997

"Twenty Years"
Retrospective one woman show
James Madison Library
Lovingston, VA
February and March 1997

"Light, Darkness and Color"
One woman show
Avalon Gallery
Charlottesville, VA
January and February 1997

"Local Artists"
Continuing, rotating group show
Rockfish Valley Fire Department
Afton, VA
December 1996 through July 1999

"Color in Art"
Group show
Washington Waldorf School
Bethesda, MD
November 1996 through June 1997

"Light, Darkness and Color"
One woman show
Dogwood Institute
Charlottesville, VA
September through Nov. 1996

Homecoming
Group show
University of Science and Philosophy
Swannanoa
Afton Mountain, VA
September 1996

"Twenty Years of Color"
Major retrospective
Brunswick-Greensville Regional Library
Lawrenceville, VA
June through August 1996

"Apple Blossoms"
Group show, photography contest
Nelson County Board of Tourism
Lovingston, VA
April 1996

"Color"
One woman show
Dogwood Institute
Charlottesville, VA
November and December 1995

Olympia Waldorf School
Group show at auction
Olympia, WA
February 1995

"Spirit in Art"
One woman show
First Presbyterian Church
Sacramento, CA
July 1994

"10,000 Plus"
Group show celebrating the opening
of the Alumni Board Room
at the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL
March 1994

Waldorf Teacher Education Conference
Group show
Rudolf Steiner College
Sacramento, CA
February 1994

Cedar Springs Waldorf School
Group show at auction
Placerville, CA
February 1993

Goethean Studies Art Exhibition
Group show
Rudolf Steiner College
Sacramento, CA
May 1992

Arts Program Exhibition
Group show
Rudolf Steiner College
Sacramento, CA
May 1991

"Xerography"
Group show
1708 Gallery
Richmond, VA
July 1989

Local Artists
Group show
Southside VA Community College
Alberta, VA
Spring 1989

"Art Work"
One woman show
Nottoway Public Library
Crewe, VA
April 1989

"Art Work"
One woman show
Nottoway Public Library
Blackstone, VA
March 1989

"Bumbershoot Arts Festival"
Group show
Seattle Center
Seattle, WA
Two years - 1987 and 1986

"Generative Systems Chicago"
One woman show
Arsenal Gallery
Central Park
New York City, NY
September 1982

"Masks: Disguise, Deception, Transformation"
Group show
Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL
May 1980

"Information Overload"
Thesis Exhibition
Master of Fine Arts
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL
May 1980

Photography Exhibition
Group show
University of California
Los Angeles, CA
April 1980

"Generative Systems Chicago"
Group show
Traveling Exhibition
Tokyo Gakuin College
Tokyo, Japan
Spring 1979

Photography Exhibition
Group show
Field Museum of Natural History
Chicago, IL
Spring 1978

"Virginia Craftsmen"
Group show
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Richmond, VA
January 1978

"Virginia Photographers Exhibition"
Group show
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Richmond, VA
Spring 1977

My work is held in many public and private collections, some listed below:

Virginia:
Southside Virginia Community College
Alberta, VA
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, VA
Many private collections.

Illinois:
Chicago Historical Society
Chicago, IL
Private collections.

California:
Artemisia, Raphael House
Fair Oaks, CA
Private collections.

Also private collections in the following areas: Washington, DC; New York; Massachusetts; Connecticut; Vermont; Florida; Michigan; Tennessee; Nevada; Washington; Alabama; Missouri; Finland; Germany; Den Haag, The Netherlands; Switzerland.


HONORS, AWARDS, PUBLICATIONS, etc.:

Artists Roster
Virginia Commission for the Arts
Appointed two 4-year terms 1997-2006

Published:
"Collot Painting Therapy"
Echo, article, Charlottesville, VA
January 2004

Published:
"Two Case Studies in Collot Painting Therapy"
March 2002
Den Haag, The Netherlands

Published:
"The Passion"
Watercolor veil painting
Front cover art Spring 2000
"Lilipoh" magazine, Nyack, NY

Recipient:
Artist-in-Residence
Matching Grant - Fall 1999
National Endowment f/t Arts
Virginia Commission f/t Arts and
The Parent Association of the Crossroads Waldorf School, Charlottesville, VA

Awarded:
Blue Ribbon/First Place
"Apple Blossoms" photograph
Festival of Brunswick County, VA
October 1999

White Ribbon/Third Place
"Guardian Angel Prayer", collage weaving
Mixed media category
Festival of Brunswick County, VA
October 1999

Member:
bozART Gallery
Charlottesville, VA,
February 1998 through April 2001

Article:
"Light, Color and Darkness"
New Times"
Lynchburg, VA
January 1998

Recognition:
As Founder of the Art Bank of Southside VA
Brunswick County, Virginia
Fall 1998

Article:
"Light, Darkness and Color"
"Reflections", Avalon Newsletter
Charlottesville, VA
February 1997

Awarded:
Blue Ribbon First Place and Prize money
White Ribbon for Third Place, professional category
"Apple Blossoms Photography Contest",
Nelson County Board of Tourism
Nelson County, Virginia
April 1996

Published:
Artwork
"Visions", Fine arts publication
Tokyo Designer Gakuin College
Tokyo, Japan
1982

Published:
Photographs
"Society of American Archivists"
Basic Manual Series
"Archives and Manuscripts: Exhibits"
Chicago Historical Society
Chicago, IL
1980

Published:
Photographs
"Annual Report"
Chicago Historical Society
Chicago, IL
1978-1979

Published:
Generative Copy Art /Textiles
"Placemats"
Fine Arts Portfolio of Visual Artists,
Chicago, IL April 1980

Published:
Photographs
"Museum News"
(for Chicago Historical Society)
September/October issue 1979

Published:
Photographs
"Umbra"
Fine Art Portfolio of Visual Artists
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL
May 1979

Recognition:
Two separate years I was selected as a Semi-Finalist,
on the basis of the strength of my art work,
from and representing, the United States of America
for a Fulbright-Hays Scholarship to study and photograph in Indonesia
1980 and 1979

Article:
School of the Art Institute of Chicago Bulletin
Department of Generative Systems
Chicago, IL
May 1979


WORK EXPERIENCE:

Painting Therapist and Educator
Artemisia and Medical Section Conference
"Topics in Primary Care:
An Anthroposophical Approach"
University of Michigan Integrative Medicine
Presented case study and taught
Painting Therapy
Ann Arbor, MI
August 2004

Visiting Artist / Educator:
"Life of the Child"
keynote speaker: Dennis Klocek
Waldorf Teachers conference
Lake Champlain Waldorf School
Shelburne, VT
April 2004

Richmond Waldorf School
painting with and mentoring faculty
March and April 2004

"Nurturing the Child"
Painting w/parents
Charlottesville Waldorf School
Charlottesville, VA
February 2004

Mid-West Waldorf Teachers Conference
Ann Arbor, MI
2003 and 2004

"Inner Path~Outer Walk"
Meditation Conf. w/Arthur Zajonc
Shelburne, VT
Oct. 2002

"Thinking of the Heart"
Anthroposophiacl Doctors and Therapists Retreat
with Dennis Klocek
Ann arbor, MI
Novovember 2002

Visiting Artist / Educator / Painting Therapist
VERMONT:
Lake Champlain Waldorf School
Shelburne, VT
Spring block 2004

Lake Champlain Waldorf School
Shelburne, VT
6 six-week blocks 2001-2003

Upper Valley Waldorf School
Quechee, VT
Autumn 2001

CALIFORNIA:
San Francisco Waldorf School
Presentation of Case Study
in Painting Therapy
San Francisco, CA
February 2004

"Glowing Warmth in Human Soul"
East Bay Waldorf School
El Sobrante, CA
January 2004

RHODE ISLAND:
Meadowbrook Waldorf School
Faculty Enrichment
West Greenwich, RI
June 2003

KENTUCKY:
Artemisia Annual Medical Conference
Case study presentation
in Painting Therapy
June 2003

FINLAND:
Kolisko Medical/Pedigogical Conference
Lahti, Finland
August 2002

TENNESSEE:
Linden Corner Waldorf School
Board and Faculty Retreat
Nashville, TN
July 2001

ALABAMA:
Redmont School in the Waldorf Tradition
Teacher Education Summer Program
Birmingham, AL
May 2001

Artist/Educator
Middle School Art
Assistant, Nursery/Kindergarten
Crossroads Waldorf School
Charlottesville, VA
2000-2001

Color Consultant/Lazure Artist/Lecturer/Educator:
International Arts in Architecture Symposium
Rudolf Steiner College
Fair Oaks, CA
July - August 2000

Painting Therapist/Educator:
as part of practicum/studies:
Emerald Foundation
Den Haag, The Netherlands
Spring 2000

Rudolf Steiner School
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Spring 2000

Den Haag Elder Care Centre
Den Haag, The Netherlands
Spring 2000

Artist-In-Residence/Painting Therapist/Educator:
Work with children K-8, faculty and community
Crossroads Waldorf School
Charlottesville, VA
January 1996 to June 2001

Visiting Artist/Painting Therapist/Educator:
Austin Waldorf School, Austin, TX
December 1999

Monterey Bay Charter (Waldorf) School
Monterey, CA
October 1999

Spruce Creek Gallery
Nellysford, Nelson County, VA
September 1999

Linden Corner Waldorf School
Nashville, TN
May and June 1999

L. A. Alliance for Childhood
Los Angeles, CA
October 1998

Pasadena Waldorf School
Pasadena, CA October 1998

Westside Waldorf School
Santa Monica, CA October 1998

Santa Barbara Waldorf School
Santa Barbara, CA
October 1998

Los Angeles Branch
Anthroposophical Society
Pasadena, CA
October 1998

Artist/Educator
Nature Path Native American Program
Grades 1 - 4
Crossroads Waldorf School
Charlottesville, VA
Summers: 2000, 1999, 1998

Summer Enrichment Program
Tye River
Nelson County Public Schools
Nelson Co., VA
1997, 1996

Class Teacher - Fourth Grade
Olympia Waldorf School
Olympia, WA
1995

Co-Founder and Administrator
Andrea Meredith Scholarship Fund
Sponsored by Signature Arts Global Alliance
West Palm Beach, FL
1993-2000

Artist, Consultant and Laboratory Technician
Raphael Pharmacy
Fair Oaks, CA
Created artistic signage;
designed and built storage spaces;
assisted Pharmacist in production
of homeopathic medicines.
Direct application of Goethean Studies
ie. Observation of Nature through
Metamorphosis of Plants into
healthy, restorative and preventative, medicines.
1991-1994

Administrative Assistant
Rudolf Steiner College
Fair Oaks, CA
Co-directed summer conference registration
1993 and 1994

Library Assistant
Southside VA Community College
Alberta, VA
Planned and managed art exhibitions
in the library from the
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and private artists.
1988-1989

Educator in English
Southside VA Community College
Alberta, VA
Summer 1988

Founder and Director
Art Bank of Southside Virginia
Alberta, VA
Founded this organization to promote the arts
in rural Brunswick Co., VA
Co-wrote grants and received and managed funds.
1988-1989

Guest Artist/Director
Copy Art Workshop
Bumbershoot Arts Festival
Seattle, WA
Proposed/Competed and was selected.
Planned, directed, managed
and taught workshop in Copy Art
to approx. 1600 children and adults
per day, for four days, two consecutive years over Labor Day weekends.
1986 and 1987

Board Member
Artists Unlimited
Seattle, WA
Served on planning and fund raising committees.
1986-1987

Guest Artist
Artists Unlimited, Seattle, WA
Taught workshops in Copy Art
to differently-abled artists.
1985

Artist and Instructor
Generative Systems Department
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Taught introduction to technology and art, designed curriculum and scheduled field trips to explore newest technologies in various fields to see how new tools can be used to create art.
1980

AND, I am the mother of a wonderful 22-year-old daughter named Melissa!

References on work experience and character will be provided upon request.

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Thinking with the Heart

P. O. Box 422

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