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Margo Petterson, American artist. Recipient 3d Place award George Phippen Memorial, 1989, Best of Show, First Place Big Bear Lake Art Association, 1992, Excellence in Artisty Ed and Maxine Runci Memorial award, 1993, Best of Show award Snake River Showcase, 1995, second place award California State Fair, 2002.


Petterson, Margo was born on January 12, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Daughter of Edmund and Helen Smolinski.


Associate of Arts, San Bernardino Valley College, 1981. Student, Cuesta College, 1983.


Assistant library San Bernardino County, Big Bear Lake, California, 1975-1981. Medical records clerk San Luis Obispo (California) General Hospital, 1981-1983. Administrative assistant Donez Real Estate, Big Bear Lake, 1984-1990.

Owner Petterson's Bear Valley Saw Shop, since 1983. Artist Margo Petterson/The Feminine West, since 1986. Instructor Beverly Hills (California) Art Guild, 1997-1998, Orange (California) Art Guild, 1998, Corona (California) Art League, 1999, Huntington Beach (California) Art Guild, 1999.

Director publicity Women Artists of the West.


  • Other Work

    • Public limited edition lithographs, since 1990. Contributor painting to Art of American West, 1998.


Secretary City Spirit, Big Bear Lake, 1977. President Big Bear Lake Art Association, 1977-1978, treasurer, 1979-1980, 84-86. Fundraiser United We Stand American, Big Bear Lake, 1992.

Board directors Friends of the Library., Big Bear Lake. Member California Art Club, Women Artists of the West, Oil Painters of America, Soroptimist International.


  • Other Interests

    Reading, camping, cooking.


Married Richard M. Petterson, April 14, 1962. 1 child, Sandra.

Edmund Smolinski

Helen Smolinski

Richard M. Petterson

Sandra Petterson