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Marion Ray Behr

Artist, Master Printer

EDUCATION


BFA (Art Educ)--Syracuse Univ NY--1961------
MFA (Painting)--Syracuse Univ. NY --1962------


Trained in Printmaking with Mohammed Khallil

LISTINGS

Marquis Who's Who In American Art, Marquis Who's Who In The East, Marquis Who's Who In America, Marquis Who's Who In the World

MAJOR COLLECTIONS

Newark Public Library-- Newark, NJ-- 2006
Ben Shahn Gallery-- Wayne, NJ-- 2006
U.S. Embassy (Germany) Berlin, Germany-- 2004
Druckwerkstatt Bethanien-- Berlin, Germany 2004
Smithsonian Institution, -- Washington DC--1995
Royal Thai Art Collection, -- Bangkok, Thailand 1995
Jane Voohees Zimmerli Art Museum-- New Brunswick NJ-- 1993,’96, ’02
Social Sci. Res. Council for Corporate Collection -- New York, NY-- 1988

EXHIBITIONS

ONE PERSON SHOWS
JerseyArts.Com (Featured Artist)--2005
Johnson Gallery-Bedminster NJ-2002
Watchung Gallery-Watchung, NJ-2000
Miraflores Gallery, ICPNA -Lima , Peru-1999
Hunterdon Museum of Art -Clinton, NJ-1998
B.Beamsderfer Gallery-Highland Park, NJ -1992
B.Beamsderfer Gallery-Highland Park, NJ -1990
Pargot Gallery,-Edison, NJ -1989
Douglass College-New Brunswick, NJ-1983--
Lowe Art Center, -Syracuse, NY, -1961


SMALL GROUP SHOWS
Pierro Gallery (4 person show)-South Orange, NJ-2004
Grounds for Sculpture-Hamilton NJ-2001
Stark & Stark Gallery (2 person show)-Princeton NJ-1998
3 in 3D ( 3 x 1st Prize Winners Show) Print C’Cil NJ-Somerville, NJ-1996
Germanow Gallery, Two Person Show-Rochester, NY,-1990

SHOW AWARDS
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Ben Shahn Gallery (Purchase Prize)-Wayne, NJ 2006
Johnson Gallery (Award of Excellence)
Johnson Gallery (Best in Show)-Bedminster, NJ
Bedminster, NJ-2005, 2000
Audubon Artists (Art News Prize)-New York NY 1999
Dimension Dementia, Print Council of NJ (1st Prize)-Somerville, NJ-1995
Audubon Artists (N.Y. Central Prize)-New York, NY 1995
Print Council of NJ (Award)-N. Branch, NJ-1994
"12 x 12" Juried Exhibition (1st Prize)-Watchung, NJ 1992
American Artists Professional League (NJAAPL Award)-Woodbridge, NJ-1991
5th Int. Miniature Format Show,, (One of six US Awardees), -Toronto, Canada-1990
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GROUP SHOWS
German Consulate General-New York, NY-2006
Raritan Valley Community College-Branchburg, NJ 2006
Printmaking Council of NJ-Branchburg, NJ-2006
Ortho Gallery(Electroetch)-Raritan, NJ-2006
Folio 2 x 12, Hunterdon Art Museum-Clinton, NJ -2005
ElectroEtch, Print Council of NJ (Exhibitor & Curator)-N.Branch NJ-2005
Faces of Somerset Art Assn- Bedminster NJ-2005
Nova Fine Art- Clinton, NJ-2004
Deutsche Architektur Zentrum- Berlin, Germany 2004
80 Fifth Ave Gallery- New York, NY-2004
928 Gallery- New York, NY-2003
Audubon Artists - New York, NY-2001
Bankgesellschaft Gallery- Berlin, Germany
FEEDBACK Bethanien Gallery Berlin, Germany
Hunterdon Museum of Art (45th Ann. Natl. Juried Show)- Clinton, NJ-2001
"Humanities" Print Council of NJ-Somerville NJ 2001
Ise Gallery-New York ,NY-2000
Zimmerli Museum Group Show-New Brunswick N J 1999
National Academy Museum -New York, NY-1998
Krasdale Gallery -New York, NY-1998
Audubon Artists -New York, NY-1997
Cheltenham Center for the Arts (Juried Show)-Cheltenham,PA-1996
Cork Gallery, Lincoln Cntr-New York NY-1996
Male Formi Grafiki (Juried Show)-Lodz, Poland 1996
18 th Independante Print Exhibition-Kanagawa, Japan 1996
Selected NAWA Artists, Hunterdon Art Museum-Clinton NJ-1996
Lever House-New York NY-1995
Pacific Rim International Print Exh., U. of Hawaii,-Hilo, HI-1995
Print Council of NJ, -Chatham, NJ-1994
Travelling Show, Johnson & Johnson,-Somerville, NJ 1994
Natnl. Assoc of Women Artists Ann Exhib-New York, NY-1993
7th Natnl. Print Exhib., Hunterdon Art Museum-Clinton, NJ-1993
Artsquad Gallery-Easton, PA-1993
"Green", Louisville Vis. Arts Assoc-Louisville, KY 1992
Four person Show, Watchung Gallery-Watchung, NJ 1992
Eldorado Gallery-Colorado Springs, CO-1992
New Jersey Small Works Show-Demarest, NJ-1992
1st Int. Miniprint Exhibition, Juniper Gallery,-Napa CA 1991
17th Independate Print Exhibition-Kanagawa, Japan-1991
11th Mini Print Internacional-Cadaques, Spain1991
B.Beamsderfer Gallery, -Highland Park, NJ -1990
13th Annual Tri-State Juried Exhibition, -New Brunswick, NJ -1990
10th Mini Print Internacional, -Cadaques, Spain -1990
3rd Micrographics Triennale, -Riga, Latvia -1990
14th Ann.Small Works, Washington Sq E Gallery,-New York, NY-1990
15th Annual Print Exhibition, -Kanagawa, Yokohama, Japan -1989
Mini. Print Biennial Exhib. John Szoke Gallery, -New York, NY-1989
Contemporary American Artists, -Scarsdale, NY, -1977
Memorial Art Gallery, -Rochester, NY, -1947

HONORS

Charles E. Lindbergh Fund: Grantee for Arts and Humanities. 1993. Arts Council of New Jersey, “Artist of the month” Aug. 2005 featured on www.jerseyarts.com.

MEMBERSHIPS

Audubon Artists, 1999, Society of American Graphic Artists, 1992, Southern Graphics Council, 1992, Print Council of New Jersey, 1993 ;National Association of Women Artists 1995

TEACHING:

Lectured on Electroetch: Univ of Alaska @Fairbanks; Univ of Alaska @Juneau; Druckwerkstatt Bethanien, Berlin, Germany. Artist-in residence: Syracuse University; Howard University; Stanford University; Cultural Moussem, Asilah ,Morocco; Holman Island Eskimo Coop, NWT Canada , Christchurch Polytechnic and UCOL at Wanganui, New Zealand; also at Kean University, Brookdale College, Lehigh University, Parsons School of Design, Rutgers College, Mercer College Etc.

PROFILES

Profiled in Inc., Changing Times, McCalls, Vogue, Working Woman, Entrepreneur, New Woman, Family Circle, Redbook, etc., Extensive radio and TV appearances include Donahue, Good Morning America and AMs (New York, San Francisco, Minneapolis, etc) and Woman to Woman

PUBLICATIONS

Books include: Women Working Home: The Homebased Business Guide and Directory, WWH Press, Edison, NJ, 1981, 2nd ed., 1983 (with Wendy Lazar);

Articles: "Electroetch II", Printmaking Today 4, #4, 24 (1995). "Electroetch, a safe etching system", Printmaking Today 3, #1, 18 (1994). "Etching and Tone Creation Using Low-Voltage Anodic Electrolysis" (with O.M.Behr), Leonardo
26, #1, 53,(1993). "Environmentally safe etching" (with O.M. Behr), Chemtech 21, #4, 210 (1991); Series on Home based
Business Entrepreneur, 15-16, (1987); Articles in New Woman and Working Women.

TECHNOLOGY.

Coinventor of new acid free, environmentally safe graphic etching process. US Patents 5102520, 5112453. (Patent of the Week N.Y. Times 05/02/92)

ILLUSTRATION

Jewish Holiday Book, Doubleday, New York, NY 1976, has been a freelance contbr. illustrations for stories, crafts, magazine covers and toy designs to national magazines including McCall's, Good Housekeeping, Lady's Circle, 1962-1977.


PUBLIC SERVICE


Member -N. J. Development Authority for Small, Minority and Women's Business Commission, - 1986-88
Founding Member-Rural Women's Committee, Washington DC-1983
Trustee-Women's Business Ownership Ednl. Conference,Inc., NJ-1981
Director-YWCA, New Brunswick, NJ- 1983/6
Member-White House Conference on Free Enterprise Zones, -1982
Moderator-NJ Governor's Conference on Small Business- 1982/6

Member --Kean for Governor campaign, --


HONORS AND AWARDS

Appointed Personal Delegate by President Reagan-White House Conference on Small Business-1986
Woman of the Year in Business and Industry-Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce-1985
Recipient, NJ Women in Business Advocate of the Year award (National Runner-up) -U.S. SBA, -1984

Alumni grantee--Syracuse University --1957.


HOME BASED BUSINESS ADVOCATE

President, Women Working Home, Inc., Edison, New Jersey, 1980; Creator: 1st National Survey on: Women Working Home- The Invisible Workforce, 1978; Founder, National Alliance Homebased Businesswomen (President 1980-1982, legis. chair 1982-85; 1st National professional organization for homeworkers in USA).
Legislative work on behalf of homebased business since 1982. Including: Testimony to Federal Secretary of Labor on restrictive home based business regulations, directed to the Vermont Knitters case (1982), testimony to US Senate on Freedom of Workplace bill (Sen Hatch). Testimony to US House of Representatives Labor Committee on proper status of clerical homeworkers. Testimony to Governor of California in favor of bill assisting homebased transcribers (1983). Presentation to 1984 Republican platform committee which subsequently adopted a pro homework plank. Testimony to New Jersey Senate on revisions to Home Work Bill 1986. 1986 White House Conference on Small Business, Co-Chair of Homebased Business issues (Passed as Issue No.21 of the final 60 national issues).
Lectured and conducted workshops extensively on homebased business in Universities and Community Colleges. Speaker at National and State Conferences on home business, including 5th National Conference of State
and Local Officials and Legislators, 1983, as well as on many TV programs on this subject nationwide. Negotiated an agreement between the Management Assistance division of the SBA and the NAHB to provide business information and assistance to women who cannot afford to pay for help in starting a homebased business.


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