Martha Failinger
  • Female
  • Morgantown, WV
  • United States
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Organization or Business Name
fine artist
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Art Interests
Art History, Arts Ministry, Book Making, Collecting, Digital Imagery, Illustration, Painting, Works on Paper
Artist / Personal Statement
I paint figures amidst landscapes and architecture in simple shapes and often strong and flat colors. The objective in my paintings (and illustrations) is to illuminate the often-overlooked moments in life with the intention of engagement and narrative, using iconic symbols and styles from my life history. My strong connection to my early awareness of place and color has allowed me to passionately pursue the making of these paintings & illustrations.
Accomplishments / CV
Martha M. Failinger
Exhibitions and Shows
Solo Exhibitions
2002 Lakeview Resort, Morgantown, WV, Cheat Lake and Beyond
1988 Gallery at Howard County Library, Columbia, MD, Recent Watercolors
1975 Mingenback Art Center Gallery, Lindsborg, Kansas, Senior Show

Grant Received
2012 Professional Development for Artists, Grant Recipient, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Commission on the Arts
Juried Shows
2011 Upstream People’s Gallery, 13th Annual Judeo-Christian Online International Art Exhibition, award
2011 Stifel Fine Arts Center, Wheeling WV, West Virginia Biennial Juried Exhibition
2010-2013 CIVA Traveling Show: “Work, Curse or Calling” International Show that is traveling to different sites for 3 years.
2009 Jackson Kelly Gallery at Arts Mon, Morgantown, WV, Celestial –Almost Heavenly
2009 Monongalia Arts Gallery, Morgantown, WV, Exhibit 60
2007 High Gate Carriage House, Fairmont, WV, Aqueous 2007- WVWS Juried Exhibition

2002 The Cultural Center of Fine Arts, Parkersburg, WV, WVWS Annual Juried Exhibition, award
2001 Wheeling Artisan Center, 1400 Main Street, Wheeling, WV, WVWS Annual Juried Exhibition
2000 Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg, West Virginia, WVWS 13th Annual Juried Exhibition
2000 Benedum Gallery, Monongalia Arts Center, Morgantown, WV, Exhibit 60
1999 Benedum Gallery, Monongalia Arts Center, Morgantown, WV, Exhibit 60
Martha M. Failinger- Exhibitions and Shows- (page 2)

1998 Benedum Gallery, Monongalia Arts Center, Morgantown, WV, Exhibit 60, Award
1975 Hays Public Library, Hays, Kansas Smoky Hill Art Exhibition

Group Exhibitions
2007 WV Watercolor Society All Member Show
2001 The Greenbrier Hotel, White Sulphur Springs, 2nd Annual WVWS Holiday Exhibit
2001 Innovation Gallery, Innovation Center, Fairmont, WV, 2nd Region IV Exhibit
2000 Mon Art Gallery, 22 Walnut Street, Morgantown, WV, The Welhaldedo Exhibition
2000 Innovation Gallery, Alan B. Mollohan Innovation Center, Fairmont, WV, A Regional Exhibit
2000 Benedum Gallery, Mononagalia Arts Center, Morgantown, WV, WVWS All-Member Exhibit
1999 Benedum Gallery, Monongalia Arts Center, Morgantown, WV, Soujourn in September
1998 Benedum Gallery, Monongalia Arts Center, Morgantown, WV, MAA All Member Show
1987 Rockland Center, Ellicott City, MD, Images on Paper 2
1987 Ellicott City, MD, Ellicott City May Arts Festival
1985 Mingenback Art Center Gallery, Lindsborg, Kansas, 10th Group Exhibition

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At 9:43pm on December 13, 2013, Robert P Eustace said…

Hi Martha: As someone who grew up in NYC during the 1960's and now bemoans the loss of that sense of community - that world now sadly vanished... I find your paintings to be most refreshing - a window to a simpler, gentler, surer more loving time, albeit from the pure perspective of 'childhood' and reverie. I love the personal documentation of family through old photographs and remembered times. But, even the way that you apply line, form and color seems to convey that feeling of the peaceful, innocent continuity of life that marks post WW2 America.

Thanks for sharing...


At 1:13pm on January 3, 2013, Linda M. Anderson said…

Hi Martha,

Thanks for the friend request.  Hope you have a blessed day.

Best regards,




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