Location: Roslyn Heights, New York, United States
Bernice Faegenburg, Teacher, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in art education.
Ms. Faegenburg has been an integral figure in the art scene for more than four decades. She first picked up a paintbrush as a child, and found inspiration in nature and the environment. Her art has been displayed in the Zimmerli Art Museum, the Nassau County Museum of Fine Arts, the Parrish Art Museum and the Richmond Art Museum. Furthermore, it has been featured heavily in the New York Art scene such as the Viridian Artists Inc and the Graphic Eye Gallery. Ms. Faegenburg and her art has received such awards as the First Prize Peacock Showcase Award from the Chelsea Center of the Nassau County Office of Cultural Development, the Bell Kramer Memorial Award, the Owens Zlowe Award for Painting from the National Association of Women Artists and the Hennigsen Memorial Prize.
In addition to her career in art, she has taught art to generations of students. She began teaching children’s classes at the Philadelphia Art Museum. She started teaching art to emotionally disturbed children in 1972, and then move into silk screen printing. She has also taught creative arts workshops throughout her career. Ms. Faegenburg prepared for a career in the arts field by first earning a Bachelor of Science at the Tyler School of Fine Arts at Temple University. She continued with postgraduate work at the National Academy of Design. Furthermore, she earned a Master of Science in art education from CW Post College in 1972.
Additionally, Ms. Faegenburg was part of the invitation-only Biennale Internazionale Del’Arte Contemporanea in 2005, 2007 and 2015. She has done exhibitions at Fairley Dickinson University in the Edward Williams Gallery in New Jersey in 2011. She held exhibitions at the Schacknow Museum in Florida in 2007 and 2009. She has also been a part of the Art Alliance of East Hampton for many years. She has also been published in the 15th edition of Who’s Who of American Women in 1986. She has been fortunate to study with Jerry Okamoto, who had a large influence on her in terms of developing her philosophy with Asian influence such as sculptures of wood figures.
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