Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Education


Rosemary Craig studied fine art and design at Coe College, Mount Mercy University & Iowa State University, College of Design. She has attended multiple workshops, working with and studying under accomplished artists, Bob Naujoks, John Beckelman, Jo Myers Walker, Joe Messner, Dick Grodt, and many more. 


Style


Rosemary works exclusively in abstract acrylics. Her style is often called action or gestural painting and involves purposefully throwing, dripping, pouring, etc. the paint onto a canvas lying flat. Her inspiration is derived from the minutia of the natural world and its similarities to the human condition.  

Craig’s palette is made up of earth tones, with particular use of Prussian Blue,  Sap Green & Raw Umber. One or a combination of these colors can be found in all of her current work.  

Rosemary’s paintings are all done on high quality, gallery-wrapped 1½ or 2 inch profile canvas and she is particularly drawn to working in multiples. With each canvas panel often “telling its own part of the story”. 


Exhibitions and Festivals


  • 2019 Beaux Arts Spring Art Fair  • Davenport, IA 
  • 2019 - 3rd Annual All-Member Online Exhibition - International Society of Acrylic Painters 
  • 2019 - 9th Annual Open International Online Exhibition - International Society of Acrylic Painters 
  • 2018 Group Show/Opening: “Color – Spring Show” • CornerHouse Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA 
  • 2018 Solo Exhibit • Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, Cedar Rapids, IA 
  • 2018 Third Ward Art Festival • Milwaukee, WI 
  • 2018 Newbo Art Fest • New Bohemia District of Cedar Rapids, IA 
  • 2018 Waukee Art Festival • Waukee, IA 
  • 2018 PCI Art Show and Sale • Physicians Clinic of Iowa, Cedar Rapids, IA 
  • 2018 DubuqueFest Fine Art Festival • Dubuque, IA 
  • 2018 Solo Exhibit • Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, IA 
  • 2018 Solo Exhibit • Cedar Rapids Public Library, Ladd Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA 
  • 2018 Solo Exhibit • Physicians Clinic of Iowa, Cedar Rapids, IA 
  • 2017 Solo Exhibit • Barnes and Noble, Cedar Rapids, IA 
  • 2017 Artist Market • Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • 2017  Art Under The Oaks • Independence, IA 
  • 2017 Newbo Art Fest • New Bohemia District of Cedar Rapids, IA 
  • Inaugural PCI Art Show and Sale • Physicians Clinic of Iowa, Cedar Rapids, IA 
  • 2016 Artist Market • Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA 
  • 2016 Galena Country Faire • Grant Park, Galena, IL 
  • 2016 Solo Exhibit • Guaranty Bank, Cedar Rapids, IA 

 Representation 



 Affiliations and Awards 

 

 Lectures and Teaching 


 “Art As A Career” • Presentation to Mt. Vernon, IA High School Art Students “The Basics of Drawing” • Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA  


 Public Collections 


  • Physicians Clinic of Iowa • Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust • Cedar Rapids, IA


 Private Collectors include 

 

  • Ms. Arianne Patterson, Cedar Rapids, IA                           •  Ms. Margaret Booth – Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Mr. and Mrs. Harry Miesner – Milwaukee, WI                   •  Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Bell – Farley, IA
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Trudo – Cedar Rapids, IA                    •  Mr. and Mrs. John Bergman – Milton, WI
  • Dr. Karolyn Davidson – Milwaukee, WI                               •  Mr. and Mrs. Marc Brandenburg – Fairfax, IA
  • Mr. and Mrs. Adam Clark – Waukee, IA                               •  Mr. and Mrs. James Patterson – Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hruska – Anamosa, IA                      •  Ms. Stephanie AtKisson Severin – Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dale Bailey – Marengo, IA                              •  Ms. Lori Flugum – Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Ms. Carol Sears – Cedar Rapids, IA                                      •  Mr. and Mrs. Brian DeKlotz – Center Point, IA
  • Mr. Adam Booth – Red Rock, AZ                                           •  Ms. Ruby Munson – Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Ms. Arlene Owens – Blue Springs, MO                               •  Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sundall – Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Mr. and Mrs. JJ Calvert – Kansas City, MO                       •  Ms. Linda Kessler – Columbia, IL