Margaret W. Fago
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Margaret W. Fago CWA
Marine Artist
Signature artist with California Watercolor Association

Much of my current work is centered around water, how it looks, birds and animals that live on water, boats and people around water, reflections and waves patterns in water, water on objects like rocks or leaves. I like to create a sense of mood in my pieces while exploring light and color as it plays across my subject. I also work with portraits of people, animals, boats and homes.
After twenty years of being around boats, marinas, the bay and ocean as a Sailmaker and Boat Canvas Designer and Watercolor Painter, I am now devoting my life, full time, to capturing images of those water scenes and moods that I love in watercolor paintings. Come see the quiet reflections, the sailing, the boats, the people, the birds and the animals that hang out around our water places in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

I have been a practicing artist all my life. I started taking art classes in high school and have continued with classes every semester in college then continued to study painting and drawing after graduation with night school and weeklong workshops. I�ve been selling my original work and fine art limited edition prints of my work for a number of years. I have my paintings in collections both here in the USA and abroad.

Current Activities and Exhibitions
-Exhibiting Artist-Point Richmond Art Collective- Oct 2009 to present
-Solo Show- Jay's Coffee Teas & Treats- Alameda CA Nov. 2009 to present
-Strictly Sail Pacific- Jack London Square-Oakland_ April 15-18 2010
-Exhibiting Artist- Collectors Gallery Oakland Museum-April 18 �May 20 2007
-Exhibiting Artist-Encinal Yacht Club- Pacific Marina, Alameda CA-June-present
-Teaching Watercolor classes - Frank Bette Center for the Arts � 2004 - present
-Solo Show - US Stamp Co - 368 Bush St San Francisco � Nov 2005 - present
-Featured Artist � Waypoint - 1813 Clement Ave #24 Alameda � 2003 - present
-Exhibiting Artist - Gallery Concord - 1765 Galindo St. Concord � 2004 - 2009
-Featured Artist- Naturopathic & Medical Group - Offices of Karen McVey - 3862 Piedmont Ave Oakland CA � 2005 - present
- Exhibiter - Frank Bette Center for the Arts, Alameda, CA - 2004 - present

Past Exhibitions

Solo Show- Bank of Alameda, Park St Branch- Alameda CA- Jan 30 � March 30 2007
-Solo Show-South Beach Caf�-San Francisco CA- Dec 1 � Jan 30 2007
-Solo Show - Glory of Water - Frank Bette Center for the Arts- Alameda, CA- Nov 3 to Nov 23, 2006
-Solo Exhibit- Brisbane Marina Offices - Brisbane CA- Aug 2006 to Feb. 2007
- Dec 2005 to Feb 2006 - Featured Artist - Vines Coffee and Gallery, Alameda
- Nov 2005 � May 2006 - Exhibiting Artist - Destination Art - 900 Filbert St, SF
- July 2005 - Solo Show - South Beach Caf� - Townsend St, San Francisco. CA
- Aug. & Sept. 2005 - Featured Artist- Open Arts- Main St Alameda, CA
- June 2005 & Dec 2005 - Open Studios - at my studio in Alameda
- 2004 and 1999 - Exhibiter in California Watercolor�s National Exhibit
-1998 to 2001- Solo Shows- Tuckers Ice Cream- Park St, Alameda CA
- 1992 � present - Exhibiter with California Watercolor Association at Bay Area Locations

Festivals and Fund Raisers � 2005 & 2006
-Brisbane Marina Fest- Brisbane, CA -2006
-Art For Angels- Fort Mason �San Francisco CA
-Art and Wine at the Meyer House- Alameda, CA (with the Frank Bette Center)
-Art in the Park- Alameda CA
-Peanut Butter and Jam Festival- Alameda, CA
-Pacific Expo Boat Show- Jack London Sq, Oakland, CA
-Marina Village Open Boat Shows � Spring & Fall � Alameda, CA
-Boat Fest- Spring & Fall- Liberty Ship Pier, Sausalito, CA

Education

- 2002 & 2003 Studied Watercolor With Karen Frey
- 1985- 2002- week long workshops in watercolor painting with Charlotte Britton, Jack Anderson, Irving Shapiro, Miles Batt, Frank Webb, Jim Kosvanic, Linda Doll and Arne Westerman
- 1989-1992 Figure and portrait drawing at Laney College with Helmut Schmitt
- 1974 � B.A. UC Davis (started at UC San Diego) with a major in Biology and a �minor� in art


 
 
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