An important aspect to understanding the artwork of Marjorie Schlossman is her involvement in the arts outside of painting.

Music  As a musical performer, she is a member of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony and a guest member of other regional symphonies.  She plays seasonal duets with pianist Margie Bailly.  In the past, she has performed on numerous occasions during church services and other events.  One of her most peculiar musical performances was her part as the violinist the debut of Gunther Schuller‘s Trio No. 2 in Fargo, North Dakota in 2010.

Teaching  In 2012, the artist began teaching a painting class at the Plains Art Museum with a particular aim towards developing an abstract narrative.  The class has encountered remarkable success and she is truly proud of the accomplishments of her students.  They have dubbed themselves the “Plains School of Abstract Painting.”  These accomplishments will be presented in an exhibition and accompanying book in 2015 at the Plains Art Museum.

Education and Influences

1966 Bachelor of Arts, Northwestern University, Literature.

1973-1981 Studies with Richard Bowman at the Palo Alto Art Club, Palo Alto, California.

1980 Studies life drawing with Kenneth Washburn, Palo Alto, California.

2003 Master of Liberal Arts, Minnesota State University Moorhead with the thesis “The Sublime in Art, Music, and Literature.”