Marcelle Harwell Pachnowski, nonobjective oil colorist








artist's statement

children's art




2010 through present

  • “RE/Using Our RE/Sources”, Sandy Springs Museum, Sandy Springs, MD 2012

  • “Art Anonymous”, Campbell House, Southern Pines, NC 2012

  • "ENVISION: 26 Women at Work", The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Fredrick, MD, 2012

  • “Through Women’s Eyes, By Women’s Hands”, The Women’s Center, Chapel Hill, NC, 2012

  • “Exploring New Dimensions”, Stephanie Ann Roper Art Gallery, Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD. 2011

  • “State of the Art/Art of the State, Cameron Museum , Wilmington , NC. 2011

  • “Women and Water”, International House, Philadelphia, PA, 2011

  • "Battle of the Sexes: Women's Caucus for Art: Philadelphia", Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware, 2011

2000 through 2010

  • “Exploring New Dimensions”, The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Frederick, MD, 2010

  • “Marcelle Harwell Pachnowski & Tamera Mulanix installation, Briar Chapel, Pittsboro, NC, 2010

  • “Soft”, Chatham Arts Gallery, Pittsboro, NC, 2010

  • “Women”, International House, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2010
  • “Futuristic”, Chatham Arts Gallery, Pittsboro, NC, 2010
  • “American Beauty”, Chatham Arts Gallery, Pittsboro, NC, 2009
  • “Girls Gotta Run: Bodies in Motion”, WCA/PA, Holy Family University, Philadelphia, PA 2009
  • “Dreams”, Chatham Arts Gallery, Pittsboro, NC, 2009
  • "From a Woman's Perspective", Pepco's Edison Place Gallery, Washington, DC, 2009
  • "Visual Journeys - Paintings by Marcelle Harwell Pachnowski", Horace Williams House, Chapel Hill, NC, 2009.
  • "People", Chatham Arts Gallery, Pittsboro, NC, 2009
  • "The Canvas Project, Volume 2," Hartsfield International Airport Atrium Gallery, moving to Art House Gallery, September 25, Atlanta, GA, 2009
  • "Elements: Animals & Our Environment", Chatham Arts Gallery, Pittsboro, NC, 2009
  • "A Moving Commentary: Exploring Shoes, Running and Motion", Galleries at the Takoma Park Municipal Center, Takoma Park, MD, 2008. View submission
  • “Marcelle Harwell Pachnowski”, NC State Bar, Raleigh, NC, 2008
  • “Women Helping Women: Stitch by Stitch”, Redding Gallery, City County Bldg, Wilmington, DE, 2008

  • “Women’s Reflections”, Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum, Bethesda, MD, 2007

  • “A Woman’s Eye”, Columbia Art Center, Columbia, MD, 2006

  • “WCA/DC”, Gallery Cornelia, Charleston, SC, 2006

  • “Visual Contemplation”, Gallery Siano, Philadelphia, PA, 2006

  • “Hot Cakes”, Afif Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2005

  • “Philadelphia/Tri State Artists Equity Fall Exhibition”, Phillips Museum, Franklin Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, 2004

  • “55th Anniversary Exhibition”, Berman Museum, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA, 2004

  • “Artists Who Happen to Be Women”, J. Wayne Stark Galleries, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 2004

  • “Collage Insights Part 2”, Gallery 928, New York, NY, 2003

  • “American Society of Contemporary Artists 85th Annual Exhibition”, Broome Street Gallery, New York, NY, 2003

  • “107 Annual Exhibition: Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club”, National Arts Club, New York, NY, 2003

  • “Salmagundi Women Artists Exhibition”, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, 2003

  • “Unity Canvas”, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY, 2002

  • “National Association of Women Artists Exhibit”, Freyberger Gallery, Penn State University, Reading, PA, 2002

  • “Millennium Collection”, The United Nations, New York, NY, 2002

  • “National Juried Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture”, Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, RI, 2001

  • “Small Things Considered: A Big Show of Small Works”, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY, 2001

  • Two-person exhibition, Mercedes-Benz Manhattan, New York, NY, 2001

  • “Florida Chapter/N.A.W.A. Fall Exhibition”, Ann Norton Sculpture Garden, West Palm Beach, FL, 2000

  • “National Juried All-Media Exhibition”, Touchtone Gallery, Washington, DC, 2000

  • “Fragments: Collage and Assemblage”, The Ise Art Foundation, New York, NY, 2000

1990 through 1999

  • “American Society of Contemporary Artists 81st Exhibition”, Broome Street Gallery, New York, NY, 1999

  • “Small Works”, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY, 1998

  • “1997 Invitational”, Christina Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 1997

  • “Naegeli, Pachnowski, Vaslow”, Fine Arts Center, Maryville College, Maryville, TN, 1997

  • “Equal Spirits”, Arts Program Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 1996     

  • One-person exhibition, Alliance Francaise d’Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, 1995

  • “Open Show”, Oak Ridge Museum of Fine Art, Oak Ridge, TN, 1995

  • “Artists in Residence-Georgia Council for the Arts/NEA Exhibit”, Carriage House Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 1995

  • One-person exhibition, Block Candy Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 1994  

  • One-person exhibition, Alliance Francaise d’Alanta, Atlanta, GA, 1992

  • “Contrasts and Connections”, Chelsea Gallery, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC, 1992

  • “TAPPI’S Paper Art”, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA, 1990

 1980 through 1989

  • “Paper U.S.A.: 13 Southern Visions”, Chelsea Gallery, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC, 1989 (traveled to Holden Gallery, Warren Wilson College, NC;  Malt Beach Art Center, Tampere, Finland)

  • “1987 Annual”, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA, 1987

  • “Henley Southeastern”, Galleries 214, Winston-Salem, NC, 1987

  • “Homecoming 1986”, Oak Ridge Museum of Fine Art, Oak Ridge, TN, 1986

  • One-person exhibition, Tiffany’s & Company, Atlanta, GA, 1985

  • “North Carolina Annual”, North Carolina Art Museum, Raleigh, NC, 1984

  • “Contemporary Papermaking”, Gibbes Museum, Charleston, SC, 1984

  • One-person exhibition, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC, 1984

  • “Southern Exposure II”, The Water Tower, Louisville, KY, 1981

  • “Pachnowski, Saunders, Grodjesk, Foster”, Northwestern Michigan College Art Gallery, Traverse City, MI, 1981

  • One-person exhibition, Atrium Gallery, Columbia College, Columbia, SC, 1980

 1972 through 1979

  • “1979 Annual”, Asheville, Art Museum, Asheville, NC, 1979

  • One-person exhibition, Intuitiveye Gallery, Washington, DC, 1977

  • “North Carolina Annual”, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC, 1976 (Circulating Statewide Exhibition)

  • One-person exhibition, University of Maryland  Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 1974

  • One-person exhibition, Chelsea Gallery, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC, 1973

  • “Maryland Annual”, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, 1972



2009 Panelist at the National Women's Museum in Washington, DC
2004 Award Winner, 55th Anniversary Exhibition, Berman Museum, Collegeville, PA
2003 The Metropolitan Museum of Art Award, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, NY, NY
2003 Award of Excellence, Manhattan Arts International, “Healing Power of Art” Competition
2002 Samuel Ballin Memorial Award, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
2000  “Herstory” Artist Showcase Winner, Manhattan Arts International magazine
1993-94 Grant Panelist, Fulton County Arts Council, Atlanta, GA
1992 Georgia Pacific – Promotional Video on Papermaking
1992 Panelist, Bureau of Cultural Affairs – City of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
1987 Henley Paper Company, “Henley Southeastern”, Winston-Salem, NC
1980 “Paperworks ’80 Southeast”, Judge’s Award (Peter Morrin, former Curator, High Museum) 


1991-97 Artist-in-Residence, Georgia Council for the Arts/National Endowment for the Arts
1993 Artist-in-Residence, City of Atlanta, Bureau of Cultural Affairs
1973 Traveling Grant, University of Maryland
1973-74 Teaching Assistantship, University of Maryland



  • “Marcelle Harwell Pachnowski”, Featured Artist, (article & reproductions), North Carolina State Bar Journal, Summer 2008

  • WCA/DC,”A Woman’s Eye”, (catalog), Columbia, MD, 2007, (reproduction).

  • Woman’s Caucus for Art of Greater Washington Newsletter, review “Networking Day”, summer 2005.

  • Hensley, Laura, “Artists who happen to be Women”, (review), The Bryan-College Station Eagle, 2004.

  • Phillips, Rene, “Success Now for Artists”, 2003.

  • Wong, Wilson, “Surveying ASCA’s 84th Annual at Broome Street Gallery”, (review), Gallery & Studio, New York, December 2002/January 2003.

  • Segall-Marx, Madeleine, “The President’s Message 2002”, (catalog), National Association of Women Artists Annual Exhibition, New York, June 2002.

  • Shaw, Alexandra, “Artist Profile”, (review), Manhattan Arts International, New York, March-April 2000 (reproduction).

  • Karkowski, Czeslaw, “Kultra”, Nowydziennik, August 14, 1998.

  • Smith, Constance, Encyclopedia of Living Artists: Anniversary 10th Edition, ArtNetwork, (reproduction, biography), Penn Valley, CA, 1997.

  • Richardson, Elizabeth, (review), The Oak Ridger, Oak Ridge, TN, March 7, 1996.

  • Chick, Edwina, “Artist Shows How It’s Done”, (review), The Rockdale Citizen, Conyers, GA, October 7, 1993.

  • Crosby, Loretta, “The Art of Making Paper”, (review), The Union-Recorder, January 15, 1993.              

  • Patterson, Margaret, “Make Their Day”, (review), Fulton County Arts Council Publication, Atlanta, GA, Spring 1993.

  • Okamoto, Sandra, “She makes sweet music with her brush”, (review), Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Columbus, GA, October 1, 1991.

  • Zahorec, Ellen, Paper USA: 13 Southern Visions, (catalog), Cullowhee, NC, 1989 (reproduction).

  • Godfrey, Robert, “Handmade Paper Still Defining Parameters”, (review), Asheville Citizens Times, Asheville, NC, August 17, 1986 (reproduction).

  • Hugo, Joan; Barbara Pascal, Experimental Bookworks, (catalog), Glendale, CA, 1985 (reproduction).

  • Fox, Howard, N., NC Annual, (catalog), Raleigh, NC 1984 (reproduction).

  • Hrobak, Darlene, “Back to Basics aspect of papermaking appeals to artists”, (review), The News & Courier/The Evening Post, Charleston, SC, February 19, 1984.

  • Kuspit, Donald, “Women Artists in the South”, Southern Exposure, (catalog), New Orleans, LA 1980.



  • Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY

  • Alliance Francaise d’Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

  • Orton Fluid Power, Atlanta, GA

  • Malt Beach Art Center, Tampere, Finland

  • The FJB Corporation, Atlanta, GA

  • Haywood Park Hotel, Asheville, NC

  • Robert Scott Library, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

  • Going Places Worldwide Travel Service, Atlanta, GA

  • Parkside Restaurant, Atlanta, GA

  • Micheline Baret, Fabregas, France

  • Judge Lucian A. Vecchio, Brooklyn, NY

  • Dr. Charles Loops, Pittsboro, NC

  • Nicolette & Theodoro Maus, Atlanta, GA

  • Margaret Paris, Silver Spring, MD

  • Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Wiese, Mandalay Bay, CA

  • USC, Thornton School of Music, Scoring for Motion Pictures & Television, Los Angeles, CA

  • And many additional private collections throughout the US  


  • Chatham County Arts Council (board member)

  • American Association of Contemporary Artists (ASCA) (former member)

  • Chatham Artists Guild

  • Irving Sandler Artists File

  • Philadelphia/Tri State Artists Equity (former member)

  • National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), (Past President, Vice President, Governing Board, former member)  

  • Salmagundi Club, New York, NY (former member)

  • Women’s Caucus for Art (National, DC and Philadelphia chapters)


  • Master of Fine Arts, Field of Concentration: Painting and Drawing, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 1974

  • Bachelor of Arts, Field of Concentration: Painting and Drawing, American University, Washington, DC, 1971

  • Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, Spring 2002

  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Spring 2002

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