Margaret Dowell to Exhibit at Mattawoman Creek Art Center

Janice K. Johnson

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Margaret Dowell is one of the most talented, exquisitely gifted, and technically proficient painters that I know.  Add to that hardworking!

“Margaret Dowell: An Art Continuum” is a retrospective of sorts of this brilliant artist. And, it is the first showing of a body of Dowell’s work in Southern Maryland.

Self Portrait with Bush Hog and Ancestor by Margaret Dowell
Self Portrait with Bush Hog and Ancestor by Margaret Dowell


The Sunderland artist grew up working with her family on the tobacco farm where she now paints. Her representational works which have addressed both the likes of social commentary and farming have been exhibited regionally and nationally, but never locally – until now.

Speaking about her art this well respected artist and educator says: “The making of Art for me is a physical, spiritual, intellectual and psychological process which can be simultaneously humbling and elating. If I have a lofty goal it would be that the works contribute in some way to the shaping of a more tolerable existence.”

Dowell’s solo show will be held in MCAC’s front gallery. In the back gallery Dowell is joined by Frederick photographer Donald Dunsmore for “Addiction and Art” – an exhibition that utilizes art to promote dialogue about substance abuse and recovery.

Show Dates: May 27 – June 26 (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 AM – 4 PM)

Reception: Sunday, June 5, 1-4 PM

MCAC is located in Smallwood State Park, Marbury, MD. (301)743-5159. www.mattawomanart.org.

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