Martha Mans, AWS NWA
Martha Mans is an accomplished painter in both oil and watercolor.She has been voted into several art societies commemorating her achievements in both mediums. She is a member of the National Arts Club of New York plus the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society. Martha is a master instructor in painting. She taught from 1992-1997 for the Arts Students League of Colorado Springs, CO. She teaches workshops throughout the United States and abroad and she is regularly asked to instruct at the La Romita School of Art in Terny, Italy. She was director of the Ghost Ranch Workshops from 1987-1990 and is presently the director and instructor on one of her most popular workshops aboard the clipper ship “Star Clipper” where students paint and sail in the Caribbean and Mediterranean Seas. A recent painting trip to Salvador, Brazil was very successful. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Carlow College in Pittsburg, PA and did graduate study at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD and at the University of Southern California in Long Beach, CA. Her work has been included in many juried exhibitions receiving many Best of Show Awards. Some of which are the National Academy of Design, New York, NY, the American Watercolor Society, New York, NY and the National Watercolor Society in California, the Rocky Mountain National Watercolor Exhibition, Golden, CO and the Fine Arts Museum of Colorado Springs, CO. Her work has been selected for the Arts For The Parks Top 1000 and for the Arts Communications International curated CD, “The Best of Contemporary Art”. Recently her work has been chosen to be included in the Arts In Embassies Program and is now on display in the American Embassy in Guatemala. One man and invitational shows include the Governor’s Invitational, Loveland, CO, Dakota Art Gallery, Dahl Art Center, Rapid City, SD, Olive Hyde Gallery, State of California Exhibition, Strings of the Mountains, Steamboat Springs, CO, Gallery East, Loveland, CO, Haden Hayes Gallery, Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO, Karen Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, Tokyu Gallery, Nagano and Tokyo, Japan. Many publications have featured articles of her work, these include Southwest Art Magazine, Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Magazine and American Artist Magazine. Her work has been included in “Making Your Paintings More Professional” by Carol Katchen, 1995 North Light Books and “Exploring Transparent Watercolor” by Gerald Brommer, 1993 and the “Best of Watercolor 2, Rockport Press 1997. Corporate collections that include her work are State of California Asilomar Collection, Southwest National Bank, Mitsubishi Corp., Atmel Corp., Steven Mullens Law Offices, Maruko Seimitsu Kogyo Corp., Nagano, Japan, Advantage Quest, Sunnyvale, CA, the Center For Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs, CO, and four Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers in the Denver and Colorado Springs, CO area. Her work can be seen at the Hayden Hayes Gallery at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, CO. and through the Karen Ruhlen Gallery on Canyon Rd in Santa Fe, NM.