Marcia H. Babler

Biography: 

Marcia Babler received a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BA from Northwestern University. She has exhibited in numerous one-woman exhibits, including the Bloomingdale Park District Museum, Chicago Public Library, and Blue Moon Studio. National and international group juried shows include Abercrombie Gallery in Louisiana, Alexandria Museum of Art, Minnesota National Print Biennial, Greater Midwest International Exhibition, Annual Quad-State Exhibition, and Galex National Juried Competition. Babler was awarded a Ragdale Foundation Residency. She also received a Purchase Award at the 18th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper, awarded by Annette Carlozzi, Senior Curator of American and Contemporary Art for the Blanton Museum of Art in Texas. Babler was a juror for the Culture Club Exhibition and CCT Gallery - Northwestern University Settlement Association.

Artistic Statement: 

I believe in collaborative learning where the student works with fellow students and their instructor to accomplish educational objectives. Having a supportive and fun environment is important for learning – when all work together, learning is maximized. As an artist, I continue to explore new creative techniques and have incorporated technology with more traditional artistic approaches. This is exactly the same approach I take with teaching, continually exploring new ways for instruction. In addition to my artistic and teaching background, I have extensive experience in understanding the classroom audience and in adjusting classroom material to maximize the learning experience.

Residency Type: 
Individual Artist