Marcia Douglas

Studio 2B-2E, BallardWorks
2856 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107


Artist Statement

I print for the joy of discovery. Each choice I make of materials, tools and techniques guides the next, and the story of each original work on paper reveals itself as the piece and I go along in the process.

My art is often inspired by my travels. I am especially attracted to the textures, shapes and colors of a place, and I capture these in photographs and sketches. Back in my studio, I work with these images as I use various techniques to create each print.

I am not interested in creating a travel journal with my work, but rather to let all the varied impressions of a trip bubble up into some expressions of feeling or emotion that may go beyond anything specifically related to a given locale. I work intuitively. Once I begin a piece, I am influenced by shapes and colors playing with and against each other and the simple pleasure of making marks on the printing plate.

My work has been shown in art exhibits around the United States and is in private collections in California, Oregon and Washington. I have a studio in the BallardWorks building at 2856 NW Market Street in Seattle, Studio 2B - 2E. There are many other artists in the building as well and we open our studios to the public for the Ballard ARTwalk, the second Saturday of each month, 6pm – 9pm.




• NW Collage Society Members¹ Summer Exhibit. Juror: Donna Watson.
• Edmonds Arts Festival Juried Gallery, Edmonds, WA
• Solo exhibit, McKinnon Furniture Showroom, Seattle

• “In the Mind’s Eye: Musings of a Traveler” solo exhibit, Brotman Galleria, William H. Gates Hall, University of Washington, Seattle
• “Fragments,” Seattle Print Arts Salon Show, BallardWorks, Seattle
• BallardWorks Artists group show, Imogen Gallery, Astoria, OR
• “Journey of Discovery,” 4-person exhibit, Shoreline City Hall, WA
• NW Collage Society Spring Exhibit, 3231 Creatives, Everett, WA
• “Journey of Discovery,” 4-artist exhibit, Shoreline City Hall Gallery, WA
• Resident Artists’ Exhibit: New Work, BallardWorks, Seattle
• Annual CVG Show, Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA
Juror: Jamie Walker
• “Project Wall,” New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA
• “Ink on Paper: Hand-Pulled Prints,” 3231 Gallery, Everett, WA

• Artists & Friends December ARTwalk Show, BallardWorks, Seattle
• NW Collage Society Members’ Fall Exhibit, Edmonds Conference Center, WA
• “The Journey Revisited,” six artists invitational, BallardWorks, Seattle
• Juried Summer Exhibit 2013, NW Collage Society, Sequim Arts Center, WA
• “Prints: CA, LA and Beyond,” LA Print Space, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles. Juror: Roxanne Sexauer
• EAFA Open Juried Abstract Show, Seattle Design Center
• Annual CVG Show, Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA
Juror: Alfredo Arreguin

• “Pressing Ahead,” Los Angeles Printmaking Society New Members show, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA
• “Mixing It Up,” Seattle Print Arts Salon Show, BallardWorks
• Northwest Collage Society Fall Exhibit, Burnley Gallery at The Art Institute of Seattle
• Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, “Currents,” Seattle Print Arts members
• “print press imprint impress” Exhibit of Sev Shoon Artists, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle
• “Treasures in Miniature,” Mercer Island Visual Arts League Gallery, Mercer Island, WA
• “Esprit de Print – Nine Printers Printing,” Phinney Center Gallery, Seattle
• Women's Works Juried 25th Annual Fine Arts Show, Northwest Area Arts Council, Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL
• EAFA 36th and 37th Open Juried Exhibitions, Seattle Design Center
• BallardWorks Tenants and Friends, Seattle

• Los Angeles Center for Digital Art 8th Annual Snap to Grid: the UN-Juried Exhibit
• BallardWorks Tenants and Friends Show, Seattle
• Sev Shoon Arts Center 20th Anniversary Members Show, Seattle
• Eastside Association of Fine Arts (EAFA) Juried Members Only Show, Seattle Design Center, Seattle
• Edmonds Arts Festival Juried Gallery, Frances Anderson Center, Edmonds, WA
• Women's Works Juried 24th Annual Fine Arts Show, Northwest Area Arts Council, Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL
• Northwest Collage Society Members' Juried Spring Exhibit, Phinney Center Gallery, Seattle, WA

• STRASSEN KUNST: A juried international exhibition of work inspired by graffiti, Artspace Gallery, Richmond, VA
• 2nd National Juried Monotype & Monoprint Exhibition, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA; Monotype Society of New England
• Seattle Print Arts Salon Invitational

• Pratt Art Center Holiday Show, Seattle

• CORE New Art Space Invitational, Denver CO

Workshops and training include:
• New Grounds Print Studio, Albuquerque, NM
• Takach Press Akua Inks workshop, Albuquerque, NM
• Yavapai College, Prescott, AZ
• Sev Shoon Arts Center, Seattle, WA
• Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA – Romson Bustillo, Kim Van Someren, Kiki MacInnis & others
• Dan Weldon, Solarplate workshop, Santa Fe, NM
• Hugo Anaya, printmaker, Guanajuato, Mexico
• Ron Pokrasso, Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy, and Timberwick Studio, Santa Fe, NM
• Willamette University, Salem, OR - BA, English Literature
• Portland State University, Portland, OR - MS, Education Administration

Professional Affiliations
• Seattle Print Arts
• Los Angeles Printmaking Society
• Northwest Collage Society
• Artist Trust