Six Onions Leave Shadows
I'm in the Driver's Seat
On the Prowl
Guiding the Herd


Art Works
435 Pajaro
Salinas, CA 93901

Marian Dunn Gallery
2228 East Bryan Cir.
SLC, UT 84108

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Art has always been a primary factor in my life - even as a child. I was an art major in college with the help of two art scholarships. Since then I've never quit studying, going to seminars and workshops with some of the finest artists in the U.S. I've never quit feeling the compulsion to DO IT.

I love drawing, painting in watercolor, oil, acrylics and pastel, also, printmaking, plainly, creating. I like working on location, in my studio, in situations where many of us pitch in to pay for a model, in a group, or alone. I carry a sketchbook (always) and camera with me (often) to capture incidents I want to hold in my head from which I can draw when I'm composing. I love traveling and often do so with fellow artists and can't wait to record my visual and emotional feelings from those experiences.

I don't believe an artist ever wants to quit growing in his/her work so there is always a new goal to reach for. And, because of that, for me at least, life is never dull but continuously setting forth new challenges.

Marian's work can be found in several personal and corporate collections such as Utah Museum of Fine Art, Springville Art Museum, LDS Church Museum, National John Steinbeck Center, First Interstate, Digital Corp, American Stores and many, many more.


  • University of Utah, B.F.A.; Cum Laude
  • Graduate studies, University of Utah, Snow College
  • Art Media studies in Italy, France, California, Utah, Arizona, Idaho and South Carolina
Television Created, wrote, and hosted Experiencing Art, PBS
Teaching Lecturer to various civic and educational organizations
  Drawing and painting workshops specializing in Luminosity
  Art Lecturer and consultant, U of U Alumni Tour of Los Angeles Area Museums, '98
Juror Juried art shows and exhibitions
Community: Researched and developed painting project for the National John Steinbeck Center in Salinas, CA


UWS Signature Show, Eccles Art Center Award of Excellence
UWS Evergreen Gallery Award of Merit
Eccles Art Center Award of Merit
Western Federation Award of Merit
UWS, Tivoli Gallery Award of Merit

Traveling Award

Kimball Art Center Open Best of Show
Springville Art Museum Catalog Feature
Red Butte Gardens Award of Excellence
Peruvian Lodge Competition First Place and Purchase Award
Eccles Art Museum Award of Excellence
Bountiful Art Center Award of Excellence
Kimball Art Center Open Juror's Choice Award
Springville Art Museum Award of Merit
Utah Arts Council Award of Merit
Mothers of America Award of Merit
Southern Utah Arts Council Best Use of Light
UWS, "Hot Stuff" Best of Show



  • UWS Spring Annual, 15th Street Gallery
    Art in the Afternoon, Cottonwood Club
    UWS Signature Show, Eccles Art Center


  • Art Access, 300 Plate Invitational
  • UWS Spring Annual (traveling)
  • Town Club, solo show
  • Statewide, BDAC
  • Alpine Art


  • Art Access, 300 Plate Invitational
  • Statewide Eccles Art Center


  • UWS Signature & 2 Star Show, Springville Art Museum


  • Traveling with Art, BDAC
  • Waffle and Porridge Group
  • Statewide, Eccles
  • 2 Person Show with Connie Borup, Town Club
  • UWS Signature Show, PM Gallery
  • Gay Pride Invitational, PM Gallery
  • Pain the Town Red, PM Gallery