Florida Artists Group

  Area V Member

Margaret Hodge - Painter

 
Theory By Fire

48 x 48


 

Particle Gyration

32 x 32

 Daryl Golden

 

Stellar Drift
48 x 60
 

Native Scribe

48 x 60

Margaret's Web Site

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Member of Flag since:
2017

Margaret's Bio:

Long appreciated as an abstract figurative and landscape painter using a dark and rich palette and with a philosophical preoccupation with concepts of physical and emotional restraint, confinement and a striving for a sense of freedom, Margaret Schnebly Hodge has traveled a long and very interesting path of achievement in her career to date, in both graphic and fine arts.

Hodge discovered the making of art as a means of personal self-expression in high school and later at Daytona State College, where she attended with a scholarship from the Daytona Beach Art League. She continued her education receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida, School of Fine Arts in 1976, and trained in classical studio traditions.

She received a 2005 Florida Arts Council Enhancement Grant as well as a number of additional awards and commendations. Hodge has exhibited her work selectively with most recent solo exhibitions at five Florida colleges with upcoming shows scheduled at the Rao Musunuru M.D. Art Gallery, Pasco-Hernando State College and the Thrasher-Horne Center, St. Johns River State College, Orange Park Campus, Jacksonville. Her work can be found in public, institutional, and private collections.


Artist Statement:

When asked about my art the following notions come to mind:

Space time continuum and flux are essential to my work as content and as process.  Confront.  Reflect. Experiment.  Explore the interplay of line, mark, and color as conversation, as sound, as things physical and perceived. What is real? Within this process my work may also deal with barriers; self-imposed or constructed by societal arrangements, and the methods used to break free or survive them. I explore how the internal mirrors the external. Succumb. Resist. Build. These dynamic universal conditions, like barren or lush landscapes, ­­produce identity.

Primarily a large scale painter but not confined to painting, I often begin with shapes that act as catalysts for additional mark and form making. Using scrafitto, glazes, scumbling, and impasto I veil and reveal, disrupt, flow, harmonize, and agitate media across the surface.  The diverse movements concurrently vibrate in and out of view mirroring the pulse of life and can speak to the essence of matter plus energy.  Drawing from instinct born in experience my static and dynamic forms and my rhythmic and chaotic lines integrate and segregate yet are unified by a symbiotic relationship to the canvas. Sometimes manufactured material adds external dimension to the implied space of my paintings as I reference a human desire to manipulate surroundings, to control.

I admit to an over active curiosity and macro view of community that drives me to expand content which naturally evolved to new technologies where I attempt unfettered discourse with individuals known and unknown to me for projects now complete or underway. The work continues.

 

Collections:

Collection, Northwest State College, Niceville, FL
 Corporate Collection, County of Volusia, Thomas Kelly Administration, DeLand, FL
 Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona Beach, FL
 Public Art, City of Daytona Beach Garguillo Gymnasium, Daytona Beach, FL
 Public Art, City of Lake Helen City Hall, Lake Helen, FL
 Multiple private collections in Florida and Southeast United States

Select Exhibitions:

Thrasher-Horne Center, Orange Park Campus St. Johns River State College, Jacksonville area, FL
(Solo) 2017
  Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery, Pasco-Hernando State College, New Port Richey, FL (Solo), 2017
Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville, FL (Solo), 2015
Center for the Arts, Chipola State College, Marianna, FL (Solo), 2015                                  
The News Journal Center at Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, FL (Solo), 2014
Karpeles Manuscript Museum, Jacksonville, FL (Solo), 2014
Chamber of Commerce, DeLand, FL (Solo), 2013
Annual Juried Show, Florida Museum for Women Artists, DeLand, FL (Group), 2013
Art In The Square, City of Tavares, FL (Solo), 2012
The Casements, Ormond Beach, FL (Solo), 2009
Artisan Gallery, DeLand, FL – installation “The Package” (Solo), 2009 
Peabody Auditorium Performing Arts Center, “Abstract Women”, Daytona Beach, FL (3 artists), 2009
Karpeles Manuscript Museum, Jacksonville, FL (Solo), 2007
Tavares City Hall, Tavares, FL (Solo), 2007
Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens, Winter Park, FL (Group), 2007
Bethune Cookman Performing Art Center Gallery, Daytona Beach, FL (Group), 2007
DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts, DeLand, FL, 2006
Lake Mary / Heathrow Festival of the Arts, Lake Mary, FL, 2006                                             
DeLand Museum of Art, “Florida Biennial”, DeLand, FL (Group), 2006
New York Times “Parallels”, Artful Gardens Gallery, Zephyrhills, FL (Group), 2006
Ormond Memorial Museum, “Figurative”, Ormond Beach, FL (3 artists), 2006
Lyssa Morgan Gallery, International Competition Exhibit, Tampa, FL (Group), 2006
News Journal Performing Arts Center, Daytona Beach, FL (Group), 2006
Port Orange Fine Art Festival, Port Orange, FL, 2006DeLand Museum, DeLand, FL (Solo), 2005
Main Street DeLand, exhibit hall, DeLand, FL (Solo), 2005
Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona Beach, FL (Solo), 2005
Lake Mary-Heathrow Festival of the Arts, Lake Mary, FL, 2005
City of Tavares, City Hall, Tavares, FL (Group), 2005
Mount Dora Center for the Arts, “Metaphor”, Mount Dora, FL (2 artists), 2005
Art League of Daytona Beach, FL (3 artists), 2005
Park Avenue Fine Art Gallery, Winter Park, FL (Group), 2005
African American Museum of Art, DeLand, FL (Solo), 2005
Thomas Kelly Administration Center, Florida Committee, National Museum of Women in the Arts, DeLand, FL (Group), 2004 and 2005
Riverside Festival of the Arts, Jacksonville, FL, 2004
International Show, Brad Cooper Gallery, Tampa, FL (Group), 2004
Artscape Naples, Gallery Victoria, Naples, FL (Group), 2004
Images Arts Festival, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 2004 
DeLand Museum of Art, “Florida Biennial”, DeLand, FL (Group), 2004
DeLand Festival of the Arts, DeLand, FL, 2003
Halifax Art Festival, Daytona Beach, FL, 2003
Winter Park Fall Festival of the Arts, Winter Park, FL, 2003
Orlando Museum of Art, 1st Thursday event (September), Orlando, FL (Group), 2003
Ormond Memorial Museum, “Pro Art”, Ormond Beach, FL (Group), 2003
Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona Beach, FL (Solo), 2003
Orlando Museum of Art, 1st Thursday event (October/September), Orlando, FL (Group), 2002
Halifax Art Festival, Daytona Beach, FL, 2002
DeLand Festival of the Arts, DeLand, FL, 2002
Winter Park Fall Festival, Winter Park, FL 2002
Images Art Festival, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 2002                       




Select Writings and Publications:


Breaking Free: Dark Energy, Dark Matter - exhibit introduction by Gary R. Libby, Director Emeritus, Museum of Arts & Sciences, Daytona Beach, FL, 2014
Best of America: Painting – Curated catalog by Kennedy Publications, 2007 and 2009
Flux: As Subject, As Verb by Donald Dusinberre, EU Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL, 2007
Margaret Hodge: Inside/Outside by Laura Stewart, arts educator and critic, 2007
Art In The Sunshine – a 20 Mile Road Project, series of stories by Daytona Beach News Journal, Palm Coast Lifestyles Magazine, Home Town News, Series of interviews with Channel 13, and FOX News Channel, 2007
Art sends message in women’s work by Christine Cole, Orlando Sentinel, 2007
Expressing thoughts with Margaret Schnebly Hodge by Blair Townley, Backstage Magazine, 2006
Abstracts on view by Sandi Carrol, The Observer, June 2006
Lake Mary-Heathrow Festival of the Arts Winners, Seminole Magazine, spring 2006
Women To Watch, National Museum of Women In The Arts, Spring 2005
In Flux; Survey of works by Steve Aimone, artist and educator, January 2005
Look! Pockets of art are popping up by Terry Hummel, Orlando Sentinel, September 2005
Artists in Exhibit differ in their materials, tone by Christine Cole, Orlando Sentinel, June 2005
Exhibition will feature sculpture and abstract art by Debbie Mannis, Orlando Sentinel, May 2005
Gallery offers oasis of art by Christine Cole, Orlando Sentinel, July 2005
“In Flux” paintings show transformation by Laura Stewart, The Daytona Beach News-Journal, February 2005
FAM Gallery, FAM News, Florida Assoc. of Museums Foundation, 2004
In Flux by Gary R. Libby, Director, Museum of Arts and Sciences Magazine, Fall 2004
State of the Arts, Florida Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Summer 2004
Figures add up to artist’s latest genre, Orlando Sentinel, January 2003
At this exhibit, prepare for a powerhouse by Laura Stewart, The Daytona Beach News-Journal, December 2003
A jury of peers by Jennifer Coolidge, The DeLand-Deltona Beacon, December 2003
Margaret Hodge’s art works will be on display in Edgewater by Sandi Carroll, The Observer, January 2003
Show provokes thought by Paul Marseglia, The Daytona Beach News-Journal, April 2002

Grants and Awards:

County of Volusia Artist Enhancement Grant, 2007
Florida Arts Council Artist Enhancement Grant, 2005
Art Scholarship, Daytona Beach Art League, 1971
Third Place, New York Times “Parallels”, Artful Gardens Gallery, Zephyrhills, FL, 2006
Award of Distinction, Port Orange Fine Art Festival, Port Orange, FL, 2006
First Place, Lake Mary Heathrow Festival of the Arts, Lake Mary, FL, 2006
First Place, Lake Mary Heathrow Festival of the Arts, Lake Mary, FL, 2005
Award of Merit, Winter Park Fall Festival, Winter Park, FL, 2003
Museum Purchase Award, Halifax Art Festival, Daytona Beach, FL, 2002
First Place Artist Workshop Members Show, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 2002 
3 Gold, 1 Silver ADDY Awards, 4th District American Advertising Federation, Florida/Caribbean, 1992-99
Superior, Award of Excellence, National Association of Community Information Officers, 1989
11 ADDY Awards, 4th District American Advertising Federation, Florida/Caribbean, 1983-84



Education:

Advanced Painting Workshop with Harold Garde, New Smyrna Beach, FL - 2010
Advanced Art Study with Steve Aimone, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smryna Beach, Florida – 2002, 2004
B.A., University of Florida, School of Fine Arts, Gainesville, Florida– 1976            
A.A., Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, Florida – 1973

 

 Professional Experince:

Volusia County Environmental Management Activity Manager: Facility Designs and Development
2015-present
Volusia County Coastal Division Activity Manager: Facility Designs and Development, 2013-2015 
Volusia County Special Project Manager: Environmental, Cultural, Historic/Heritage, and Outdoor Recreation Grants Program, 2001-2013
Volusia County Manager: Recycling and Solid Waste Programs and Public Education, 1990-2001
Volusia County Community Information Art Director, Graphic Design, and Writer, 1986 –1990
Art Director, various marketing, advertising, and national publication agencies, 1976 – 1985.
Owner, Graphic Art and Fine Art Services, 1976 - Present

Other Professional Activities:

Curator, Daytona State College Alumni Exhibit, Daytona Beach, FL, 2016
Judge, Winter Park Fall Festival of the Arts, October 2014
Member, Women At The Top Committee Citrus Club, Series: Celebrating the Arts, Orlando, FL, 2014
Juror, Black History Art Show, Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural Center, Daytona Beach, FL, 2014
Author/Presenter, Diversity AB EX 1940 -2013, Yvonne Scarlett Golden Center, Daytona Beach, FL, 2014
Author and editor, Blog: In Art (InArt.com), 2013-Present
Director and artist, Glyph project, web based survey on symbolism in our contemporary western culture to result in multiple art works, 2009-Present
Juror, Brush and Palette Club, Daytona Beach Art League, Daytona Beach, FL, 2013
Founding member 2009, President 2012-14, Florida Museum for Women Artists, DeLand, FL,
Curatorial and Government Relations Committees, Florida Museum for Women Artists, DeLand, FL 2009-14
Curator: Eye of the Collector 2010, Annual Witness to Creativity 2009-13, and Applaud That Woman 2013
State Board Member, National Museum for Women in the Arts, Tallahassee, FL 2005-08
Museum design and construction liaison for the Florida Museum for Women Artist, DeLand, FL 2007-08
Facilitator and moderator, Who Does She Think She Is, Museum of Florida Art, DeLand, FL, 2007
Founder and artist, Freedom Field –50 art works by 30 artists were displayed, then donated to the Emory L. Bennett Veterans Home, Daytona Beach, FL, 2009
Founder and artist, Art in the Sunshine a 20 mile road project - 300 art works by 100 artists installed along a 20 mile route in Volusia County, FL, 2007
Founder and artist, COVART- 20 art works by 5 artists from objects in a park, Daytona Beach, FL, 2006
Appointed member for CEC Region, Florida Committee National Museum for Women Artists to Wakayama, Japan and Florida, USA Sister States Exchange panel discussion, DeLand, FL, 2003
Developer and manager, Earthfest public event, Volusia County, FL, 1991-2000
Presentations, Solid Waste Association of North America and Florida Department of Environmental Conferences, various locations, 1991-2000