Marja McAuley
(415) 479-7416

Education

Born and educated in Finland.
Continued fiberart studies at College of Marin, Kentfield, CA
with Louaine Elke and Carole Beadle

Artist Statement

I currently weave linen hangings that have strong architectural elements of lines, and blocks connected by running threads. The design is taken to a very basic, simplified form to allow color and material stand out. Balancing positive and negative spaces challenges me to create harmony within the piece. Exploring new materials and techniques has opened up exciting possibilities working in 3D format. I look forward to creating new kind of textile pieces using unusual materials.

Selected Exhibitions

2008
Marin County Fair, Fine Art /Fine Craft, San Rafael, CA       
Mill Valley City Hall Council Chambers, a Mill Valley Art Commission event,  by invitation
For The Love of Fiber, O'Hanlon Center For The Arts, Mill Valley, CA  
   

2007
Fiber Celebration 2007, Greeley History Museum, Greeley, CO      
Marin County Fair, Fine Art/ Fine Craft, San Rafael, CA      

2006
Innovations in Fiberarts III, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, CA 
The Shape of Things, Artisans Art Gallery, San Rafael, CA
Intersections III, Herbst International Exhibition Hall, Presidio, San Francisco, CA
fiber/DIMENSIONS group show
Artfully Reclaimed, Art League of Northern California, Novato, CA
Pence Gallery, Davis, CA fiber/DIMENSIONS group show

2005
College of Marin Student Show, Kentfield, CA
Marin County Fair, Fine Art/ Fine Craft, San Rafael, CA
SF Bay Model, Sausalito, CA Tamalpais Weaver's Guild group show

2004
Fiber 2004, Alameda Art Center, CA
Contemporary Abstracts, Alameda Art Center, CA
Falkirk Annual Juried Exhibition of Marin Artists, San Rafael, CA

Affiliations

fiber/DIMENSIONS group, SF Bay Area, CA
Friends of Fiber Art
Tamalpais Weaver's Guild, Marin County, CA
Textile Arts Council, San Francisco, CA