MARDIE REES Curriculum vitae

Education
EDGE Program, Artist Trust, Seattle, Wa., 2005
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Laguna College of Art & Design, Laguna Beach, Ca., 2003

Commissions
Bas-relief, Saint Joseph Virtual Heart Clinic, Catholic Health Initiatives, Tacoma, Wa. 2016
Life size sculpture, St. Anthony North Medical Pavilion, main lobby, Westminster, Co., 2015
WWII U.S. Marine Raider Memorial, U.S. Marine Raider Foundation, Nat’l Museum of Marine Corps., Quantico,Va., 2014
Over life size sculpture, Founder: C.W. Lonsdale, Bronze, Shawnigan Lake School, B.C. Canada, 2013
Portrait bust, Rick & Debbie Oehmcke, Daughters: Candice & Jackie, Bronze, Gig Harbor, Wa., 2009
Life size sculpture, St. Anthony & Child, St. Anthony Hospital main lobby, Franciscan Health, Gig Harbor, Wa., 2009
Don & Sharon Castle, Father & Sons, Bronze, Sun Valley, ID, 2007
Bas sculpture relief, City of Gig Harbor, Skansie Brothers Park Medallion, WA, 2006
    
Solo Unveilings & Exhibitions
Solo Museum Exhibition, “The Early Years,” Harbor History Museum, Gig Harbor, Wa., 2016
Public Unveiling & Exhibition, Saint Anthony’s Guiding Hand, Saint Anthony North Health Campus, Westminster, Co., 2015
Sculpture Entrustment Ceremony, WWII U.S. Marine Raider Mem, Nat’l Museum of Marine Corps, Quantico, Va., 2014
Public Unveiling & Exhibition, WWII U.S. Marine Raider Memorial, San Diego Air & Space Museum, Ca., 2014
Private Unveiling, WWII U.S. Marine Raider Memorial, Raider Reunion, San Diego, Ca., 2014
Public Unveiling & Exhibition, WWII U.S. Marine Raider Memorial, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Wa., 2014
Founder’s Day Sculpture Unveiling, Shawnigan Lake School, C.W. Lonsdale, Shawnigan Lake, B.C., Canada, 2013
Sculpture Unveiling Party, Solo Show & Unveiling of C.W. Lonsdale, Real Carriage Door Co., Gig Harbor, Wa., 2013
St. Anthony Hospital Grand Opening Celebration, Gig Harbor, Wa., 2009
Skansie Brother’s Park Medallion Dedication, Gig Harbor, Wa., 2006
Person, Place or Thing, collection of paintings, Solo Studio Show, Gig Harbor, Wa., 2002

Selected Group Exhibitions
California Art Club, 106th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, Autry Museum of the American West, Ca., 2017
California Art Club, 105th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, Autry Museum of the American West, Ca., 2016
25th Annual Holiday Miniatures Show, Abend Gallery, Denver, Co., 2015
The National Sculpture Society's 81st Annual Awards Exhibition, Brookgreen Gardens, Pawleys Island, Sc., 2014
Essence Portrait Exhibit, Juried PSOA Exhibition, Fountainhead Galley, Seattle, Wa., 2014
The National Sculpture Society's 80th Annual Awards Exhibition, Brookgreen Gardens, Pawleys Island, Sc., 2013
California Art Club, 102nd Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Ca., 2013
The National Sculpture Society's 80th Annual Awards Exhibition, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Fl., 2013
Portrait Society of America International Competition & Exhibition, Atlanta, Ga., 2013
Classically L.A., California Art Club, Sculpture Only Juried Show, Los Angeles, Ca., 2013
Allied Artists of America, Inc. - 99th Annual Exhibition, The National Arts Club, New York, Ny., 2012
The American Artists Professional League – 83rd National Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, Ny., 2011
LCAD 50th Anniversary Juried Alumni Show, Seven-Degrees, Laguna Beach, CA, 2011
Language of Sculpture, Juried Show, PNW Sculptors, Lake Oswego, Or., 2011
Allied Artists of America, Inc. - 97th Annual Exhibition, The National Arts Club, New York, Ny.,2010
12th Annual Portrait Society of America International Exhibition, Washington D.C. , 2010
RISE: Fine Art Exhibit, Seattle Design Center, EDGE Graduates Group Show, Seattle, Wa. 2010
CVG Show, Collective Visions Gallery, Washington State Juried Art Competition, Bremerton, Wa., 2009, 2010
Portland International Airport, PNW Sculptors, Juried Regional Arts & Culture Council, Portland, Or., 2009
Sotto Voce, Fairhaven Mausoleum Art Exhibit, Juried LCAD Alumni, Santa Ana, Ca., 2008
Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour, Gig Harbor, Wa., 2008, 2007
Dawn to Dawn, Traveling Exhibit “Jacob’s Struggle” Orange, Riverside, Capo Beach, Irvine, Ca., 2006-07
After the Edge, EDGE Group Show, Works Gallery, Bellingham, Wa., 2006
Best of Northwest, Magnuson Park, Seattle, Wa., 2005
Puyallup Art & Wine Walk, Puyallup, Wa., 2005
Richard MacDonald Gallery, Laguna Beach, Ca., 2003
Eckstrom Senior Show, Laguna Beach, Ca., 2003
Laguna College of Art & Design Gallery, Juried Show, Laguna Beach, Ca., 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Art Affair at Gallery 1951, Resident Artist, Laguna Beach, Ca., 2002, 2003
Sculpture selected for NASAD Portfolio Day, Laguna College of Art & Design, Laguna Beach, Ca., 2000

Awards & Honors
“Colonel John W. Thomason, Jr. Award", Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, Soul of the Forward & Faithful, 2016
“2nd Place, Sculpture", Art Renewal Center Int’l Salon Competition, Soul of the Forward & Faithful, 2015
“2nd Place, Sculpture", Portrait Society of America's Members Only Competition, Soul of the Forward & Faithful, 2014
“Beverly Hoyt Robertson Memorial Award,” National Sculpture Society’s 81st Annual Awards, La Petite Fleur, 2014
“Honorable Mention, Sculpture”  Art Renewal Center Int’l Salon Competition, Soul of the Forward & Faithful, 2014
“4th Place”  Commissioned Portrait in Sculpture, Portrait Society of America's Members Only Competition, 2013
“Finalist in Sculpture”  Art Renewal Center International Salon Competition, La Petite Fleur, 2013
“Exceptional Merit”  Portrait Society of America International Competition & Exhibition, La Petite Fleur, Atlanta, Ga., 2013
“1st Honorable Mention”  Portrait Society of America, Member’s Only Competition, Commissioned Portrait, 2012
“President’s Award”  The American Artists Professional League – 83rd Grand National Exhibition, New York, Ny., 2011
“Honorable Mention”  Portrait Society of America, Member’s Only Competition, 2011
“Gold Medal of Honor”  Allied Artists of America, Inc. - 97th Annual Exhibition, New York, Ny., 2010
“Finalist in Sculpture”  Art Renewal Center International Salon Competition, Truth Beloved, 2010
“First Honor”  Portrait Society of America International Competition & Exhibition, Truth Beloved, Washington D.C., 2010
“Sculpture Only Industry Award”  Sculptural Pursuit Magazine, Truth Beloved, 2009
“Margaret K. Williams Award”  Excellence in the Arts, Juried by Pierce County Arts Commission, Tacoma, Wa., 2008
“Best of Sculpture”  Laguna College of Art & Design Gallery, Juried Show, Laguna Beach, Ca., 2002
Portfolio Scholarship, Laguna College of Art & Design, Laguna Beach, Ca., 2000-03
President of Student Body, Laguna College of Art & Design, Laguna Beach, Ca., 2002
“Certificate of Merit”, Art I, II, III, IV, Academia Alianza, Quito, Ecuador, 1998


Selected Publications
Fox 31 Denver News Exclusive, “Saint Anthony North Statue Dedication.” Dec 11, 2015
Leatherneck Magazine of the Marines, “Soul of the Forward and Faithful,” April 2015
Peninsula Gateway, “Sculpture by Gig Harbor Artist installed in Museum,” Dec 10, 2014
Fredricksburg, “Marine Raiders’ legacy captured in bronze,” front page, Nov 12, 2014
Peninsula Gateway, “Artist’s sculpture honors Marines in Pacific Theater,” front page, July 16, 2014
Tacoma News Tribune, “Gig Harbor sculptor unveils new work at Tacoma Art Museum’s Northwest Festival,” July 9, 2014
Cowichan News Leader Pictorial, Founder’s Statue unveiled at Shawnigan,” Nov. 2013
Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal, “Making a living making monuments,” Feb., 2013
Peninsula Gateway, “Sculptor unveils monumental work,” front page, Jan. 23, 2013
International Artist, “Portrait Society of America’s - 12th Annual Award Winners Showcase,” First Honor, Aug/Sept 2010.
Peninsula Gateway, “Sculptor makes an impression back east”, June 2, 2010.
Gig Harbor Life, “Local sculptor wins prestigious portrait award”, May 28, 2010.
Westsound Home & Garden, “Struggling toward the light: Gig Harbor sculptress Mardie Rees,” Summer 2009.
Peninsula Gateway, “St. Anthony statue comes together,” Nov. 26, 2008.
C-RCC Pierce County News Channel 22, “Sculptor Mardie Rees with her sculpture St. Anthony & Child,” November 2008
C-RCC Pierce County News 22, “Margaret K. Williams Award Ceremony,” November 2008
Peninsula Gateway, “Sculptor Rees wins art award,” October 29, 2008.
Peninsula Gateway, “Mardie has created life size statue of St. Anthony,” October 15, 2008.
Mission Viejo Weekly, “Laguna College alumna Mardie Rees commissioned for prestigious hospital sculpture” Aug.  2008.
Seattle Magazine, Artist Profiles, October 2005.

Clubs
Signature Member, Portrait Society of America, Tallahassee, Fl. 
National Sculpture Society, New York, Ny.
California Arts Club, Pasadena, Ca.
Toastmasters, Gig Harbor, Wa.

Collections
Richard Chatfield-Taylor, Ca
John Schenden, Denver, Co
Darren & Jordan Schuldheiss, Boise, Id
St. Anthony North Medical Pavilion, Centura Health, Westminster, Co. 
National Museum of the Marine Corps, Quantico, Va.
Shawnigan Lake School, Shawnigan Lake, B.C. Canada
Franciscan Health Systems, St. Anthony Hospital, Main Lobby, Gig Harbor, Wa.
City of Gig Harbor, Skansie Brothers Park, Gig Harbor, Wa.
Rick & Debbie Oehmcke, Gig Harbor, Wa.
Don & Sharon Castle, Sun Valley, Id.
Peter & Janet Stanley, Tacoma, Wa.
Floyd & Sandra Olsen, Gig Harbor, Wa.