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Marilyn Downing, American artist. Recipient 1st Place, State Show Iowa Regional Arts Exhibition, 1996, Iowa Artists Regional Exhibition, 1996, 3rd Place, 1996, Honorable Mention, 43rd Annual Kathryn Hart Exhibition, 1998, 2nd Place, Iowa Artists Regional Exhibition, 1999, Bella Moon Peoples Choice award, All Member Exhibition, 2002, 2003, Best of Watercolor Division, Kathryn Hart Exhibition, 2002, 2003.


Downing, Marilyn Daughter of Clifford Stewart and Aida Luz Mendez.


Attended, California State, Bakersfield, 1980—1981. Attended, Bakersfield Community College, Bakersfield, 1980.


Managing editor Lotta Luk Newspaper, Bakersfield, 1984—1987. Artist, owner Marilyn's Studio Fine Arts, Fort Madison, Iowa, since 1990.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibitions include Kathryn Hart, Keokuk, Iowa, 1999, Abstract VI International Exhibition, Period Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2003, University Iowa Hospital and Clinics, 2004-2005, one-woman shows include Fort Madison Area Arts Center, 2001, Keokuk Area Arts Center, 2003.


As someone joins the group of people seeking to follow the way of Jesus, it means to respond to God's challenge and begin to share his relationship with God as Father.


The diversity inside the Church should be respected and supported. Open debate within the Church on certain political and social issues should be encouraged.


The sense of being connected is how the Church as a whole should be structured. At its heart is an understanding of the Christian community as the 'body of Christ '.


Secretary Southeast Iowa Regional Riverboat Commission, Fort Madison, 1986—1987. Chairperson Annual Governor's Volunteer Award Ceremony, 1986. Facility and community representative American Tourism Association and National Tourism Association, 1986—1987.

Sunday school teacher Santa Fe Methodist Church, Fort Madison, Iowa, 1990—2000, board trustee, 2000—2003. Member of Keokuk Area Arts Association, Iowa Artists Regional Association, Fort Madison Area Arts Association (Best of Show, Weekend in Central Park 1996), Keokuk Arts Center, Burlington Arts Guild (volunteer 1995—2002), Fort Madison Area Arts Center 1990—2005, (Peoples Choice award 2002, 2003), National Museum Women in Arts, Women's Museum Art (honorary), Period Gallery (associate).


  • Other Interests

    Golf, bicycling, antiques.


Married Mark L. Downing, June 30, 1990. 1 child Tasha Nicole. Married Curtis Edwin Carlson (divorced ).

1 child Ryan Carlson.

Clifford Stewart

Aida Luz Mendez

Mark L. Downing

Curtis Edwin Carlson

Tasha Nicole Downing

Ryan Carlson Downing