Martha Hayden
         Painter Martha Hayden will open her home and studio in Sharon, Wisconsin, for her annual studio exhibition, Saturday and Sunday, October 20 and 21, from 12 to 5 p.m.  
         Located at 143 Prairie St., the home is a historic Victorian built in the 1870s. Visitors will enjoy wandering the art-filled rooms and hallways of Martha’s home and studio, enjoying her mature, expressive, and colorful work in many mediums. Landscapes, made in Michigan, New York, Wisconsin, France, on the Ring of Kerry in Ireland, and in Vilnius, Lithuania, will be on display along with still life, figure paintings, and etchings.  
          Two large allegorical paintings (70 x 54 inches) shown at ART PRIZE will be among others on display.
          This year Hayden's work won awards at printmaking exhibitions in Indiana, Colorado and Virginia. Her work was featured in New York City in exhibits at The National Arts Club, The Old Print Shop and Central Booking. The Wesserburg Museum in Bremen, Germany  and the Harvard University Library purchased her artist books and The University of Wisconsin Library at Milwaukee and The University of Wisconsin College of Liberal Arts, Madison acquired works She had a one-person exhibition at Columbia College (MO)and is included in a new book, “Artist’s Homes and Studios” by E. Ashley Rooney.
          Since her move to Wisconsin from New York last year, Martha has set up a print studio so that she can continue her work in collagraphs and etchings. On display will be her new press and explanations of the etching process.
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