“The series of paintings and drawings I’ve titled ‘Light Structures,’ has developed over the last 20 years. Where once my work concentrated on the figure in autobiographical studies, I now focus that sense of autobiography within a landscape context. My work continues to explore questions about how we are acculturated and socialized, and therefore, how we view our landscape as we are trained by society. I explore an idea that our socialization causes us to view our environment in very conditioned ways, gender and role-playing being significant factors. Women have traditionally been trained to experience our environment from a limited, or ‘bounded,’ perspective, ie: from the intimacy of home and garden; whereas men have traditionally been encouraged to view the space around them with the panoramic vision of ‘manifest destiny.’ In understanding this, I seek to contrast intimate and easily overlooked spaces with vast, deep spaces, creating opposition in and of view.”


1986 - BFA in painting from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa; 1989 - MFA from West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

Teaching Affiliations:

1998-2000, Adjunct Instructor, Colorado Mountain College, Timberline Campus, Salida, CO.; 1992-1996, Assistant Professor, Adams State College, Alamosa, CO.; 1990-1991, Instructor, Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio.; 1989-1990, Instructor, Fairmont State College, Fairmont, WV.; 1987-1989, Graduate Teaching Assistant, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV.; 1987-2009, Workshops in painting and drawing for adults at colleges, arts centers, and private galleries.

Community Involvement / Other Accomplishments

She maintains her studio and gallery in Saguache, Colorado, and exhibits her work nationally and internationally; 2000 - East-West Exchange Exhibitions, Taiki Kurodo, Eileen Keane, Yokkaichi-shi, Japan, and Blair Meerfeld, Marty Mitchell, Saguache, CO., works in each others’ galleries

Artist Exhibits

2010 - “Artful Bras,” fiber piece for juried group exhibit to raise funds for Chaffee County Mammography Center, Art Matters Gallery, Salida, CO., January

2010 - “Wide Open Spaces, Art for the Valley,” traveling group invitational, various locations, CO; 2009, “Perspectives,” group invitational, Rock Run Gallery, Buena Vista, CO. December; 2008 - ”New Works,” 2-person invitational, Arkansas Valley Art Center, Buena Vista, CO, March-May; “Confluence,” group invitational, Shy Rabbit Contemporary Arts, Pagosa Springs, CO, January-March; 2007 - “Teaching Art,” group exhibition of faculty since 1931, Adams State College, Alamosa, CO, September; 2006, Commission pieces for Colorado Prevention Center, Denver, CO; 2005, “Earth and Light Structures,” 2-person invitational, Western Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO, October; “m&m,” 2-person invitational, Blue Dome Gallery, Silver City, NM, February; 2002, “15th Anniversary Invitiational Exhibit,” Tointon Gallery, Greeley, CO, September-October; “Earth and Light Structures,” 2-person invitational, Commonwheel Gallery, Manitou Springs, CO, June

2009 - “To Be Continued…….,” show and sale, Meerfeld Stoneware, Saguache, CO., April; 2007, “Light Structures,” 1-person exhibition, Rue 32 Gallery, Denver, CO, April-June; 2004, “Light Structures,” 1-person exhibition, Kevin Saehlenou Gallery, Denver, CO, November; 2003, “New Work,” 1-person exhibition, Abbey Lane Gallery, Creede, CO, May; “Light Structures,” 1-person exhibition, Colordao Mountain College, Leadville, CO, January-February

2008 - ”2008 Fine Art Market Show and Sale,” group exhibition, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO. December; 2008 & 2007 - Fiber Piece for Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, Howard County, MD, May; 2002 - “Earth and Light Structures,” 2-person exhibition, Concordia University, St Paul, MN, February-March

2008, Cover Art, Colorado Central Magazine, November, March; 2007, Cover Art, Colorado Central Magazine, November; Featured in “Artful Vision,” Better Homes and Gardens Before and After, Early Spring; 2003, Featured in “Artists in Residence,” Better Homes and Gardens Do It Yourself, Fall; Featured in “3 Fabulous Baths,” Natural Home Magazine, Summer; 2000, Author, “Blair Meerfeld,” Ceramics Monthly, February; 1999, Featured in “Give Them the Simple Life,” Colorado Homes and Lifestyles, May-June; 1997 & 1999, Author, “Meerfeld Stoneware,” Welcome to Saguache; 1989, Author, “Laurel Robinson,” Art Papers, November-December; 1987-1988, Cover Art, Cedar Rapids Symphony, Season Program

Biographical Resources

artist, http://www.rue32gallery.com/artists/mitchell.html

Light Structure, Summer, #232
Light Structure, Summer, #232

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Adams, C.
Aldava, Andrew
Attaway, C.
Barber, Lou
Barnes, Carole
Barratt, Julianne
Barron, Rex
Bates, Leo
Bates, Myk
Bechara, Tony
Begay, John
Begay, Ferrell
Begay, Shonto
Begay, Verna
Begay, Sarah
Begay Sr., Arthur
Bell, Catherine
Benally, George
Benally, Eric
Besji, Giuseppe
Betoni, Beau
Bia, Fred
Billie, Michael
Bird, Jay
Black, Allan
Black, Jackie
Black, Tom
Blair, Robert
Bluestone, Rebecca
Boshardt, Mary
Bradshaw, Mark
Brady, Janet
Brainerd, C.
Bray, Alan
Brenner, Karl
Brewer, Goldie
Brewer, Nancy
Broadway, Marc
Brodnax, Randy
Brooks, Dorothy
Brouillette, Al
Brown, Patrice
Buck, Fionna
Bulloch, Michael
Bulloch, Sharon
Burns, Janet
Burridge, Robert
Butler, Myrna
Byrom, Barabara
Campbell, Marilyn
Casselberry, Michael
Chambers, Kathleen
Charley, Emeric
Cheney, Walters
Clarkson, Karen
Clayton, Jane
Cloy, Peggy Melyssa
Cobianco, Sheena
Coffey, Wanda
Cogan, John
Coker, David
Collins IV, William
Compton, Robin
Contractor, Donna Lorraine
Cox, Brian
Crawford, Carolyn
Crowley, Maegan
Culpepper, Dorothy
Cumberworth, Judith
Darmody, Michael
Deckard, Donna
Dollar, Anita
Douglass, Ralph
Douglass, Rae
Dubeck, Charles
Dunn, Trevor
Dunn, Lindy
Duran, Esteban Ismael
Durham, Guylynn
Edgar, David
Edwards, Viki
Egri, Ted
Elam, Sandy
Ellis, Don
Emerson, Anthony
Emerson, Gloria
Englehart, Stanton
Etcitty, Esther
Evers, Mar
Ewing, Kathy
Farm, Gerald
Faulconer, Mary
Field, Adam
Fiskus-Zeiger, Geraldine
Flythe, Roger
Follis, Randy
Freidline, Glenn
Fulton, Joy
Fundingsland, Ron
Furman, Lola
Galloway, Julia
Gerstner, Clint
Gifford, J.Nebraska
Gillespie, Judy
Gilmour, Leon
Ginsberg, Estelle
Goldman, Jan
Gomez, Andrew
Gorman, R.C.
Greene, Daniel
Groth, Belinda
Gwinn, Helen
Haight, Cathy
Hall, James
Hamilton, Russell
Hardie, Darlene
Hardy, John
Hartman, Anne
Hashimoto, Chyako
Hatch, William
Heath, Shirlen
Herby, Sharon
Hicks, Bobby
Hill, Bobby
Hill, Steven
Hogue, Lorenzo
Holmes, Kathleen
Hubble, Rod
Hyde, Doug
Inukai, Kyohei
Ivey, Lisa
Jacques, Michael
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Joe, James
Johnson, Cordell
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Kinder, Jean
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Kinney, Harriet
Kinyon, Karroll
Kirkham, Pamela
Knight, Pat
Kompare, Maria
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Lalumia, Frank
Latta, Dale
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Lawing, Dwight
Lee, Charles
Leppert, Pat
Lewis, Milton
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Lowe, Zee
Luna, Daniel
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Mann, Lee
Martinez, Marion
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Matthews, Marilyn
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Mayfield, Fran
Mayhew, Timothy
McDaniel, Eileen
McElwain, Louisa
McGown, Cari
McNealy, Cindy
McQueen, Sue
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Nakai, Justin
Navarrete, Patty/Juan
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Nez, J.
NezBegay, Harold
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Pohlmann, Hank
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Purcell, Carl
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Smith, Gay
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