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Maureen Rowark, American fine arts photographer. Recipient honorable mention Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, 1981, 2d place memoir writing women's history month St. Clair County Community College, 1999; winner 2d and Third place awards Times Herald Newspaper, 1988, 1st place juried photography award Port Huron Art Festival, 1997, 1st place St. Patrick's Day Parade Float, 2006, 1st place Rotary International Day Parade Float, 2005.


Rowark, Maureen was born on February 28, 1933 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Daughter of Alexander Pennycook and Margaret (Gorman) Prezdpelski. came to the United States, 1960, naturalized, 1970.


Student, Warmington Business College, Royal Leamington Spa, England, 1950-1951; student, Royal Leamington Spa Art School diploma, Speedwriting Institute, New York City, 1961; AS in Education, St. Clair County Community College, Port Huron, Michigan, 1977; Associate of Arts, St. Clair County Community College, Port Huron, Michigan, 1978.


Supervisor proof reading, Nevin D. Hirst Advertising, Ltd., Leeds, England, 1952-1955; publicity assistant, Alvis Aero Engines, Ltd., Coventry, England, 1955-1957; administrative assistant, Port Huron Motor Inn, 1964-1966; administrative assistant public relations department, Geophysics and Computer Superior vena cava syndrome, Incorporated, New York Orleans, 1966-1968; sales manager, Holiday Inn, Port Huron, 1968-1970; administrative assistant, Howard Corporation, Port Huron, 1971-1973; sales and systems coordinator, American Wood Products, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1973-1974; systems coordinator, Daniels & Zermack Architects, Ann Arbor, 1974; systems coordinator, cataloger fine arts department, St. Clair County Community College, Port Huron, 1976-1979; freelance fine arts photographer, Port Huron, since 1978. Photographer Patterns magazine front cover, 1978, Erie Square Gazette, 1979,Bluewater Area Tourism Bureau brochure, 1989, Port Huron, Canada Legion, Wyoming, Ontario Branch, 1987, 88-, Grace Episcopal Church Mariner's Day, Port Huron, 1987, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96-, Homes magazine, 1989.


  • Other Work

    • Photographer (one-woman shows) Grace Episcopal Church, 1995, Port Huron Museum, 1995, St. Clair River Remedial Action Plan, 1995 (Best in Landscape Category), Michigan Waterways Council Girl Scouts Exhibit, 1996. Exhibited in group shows at Eastern Michigan International Juried Exhibition, 2000, 1981-1998 (Award of Excellence, 1982, 1983, Best Photography award, 1995, 1996, 1997), Our Town Juried Exhibition, 1997, St. Clair County Community College, 1983, 1986 (Award of Excellence, 1986), Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, 1983-1992 (Best Photography, 1988), 1994, 1996-1997, 2000, Bluewater Bridge, 1988, Kaskilaaksontie, Finland, 1991 (Par Excellence award), Swann Gallery, Detroit, 1996, St. Clair (Michigan) Art Gallery, Genesis Gallery, Lexington, Michigan, others, Studio 1219, Port Huron, Michigan, Represented in permanent collections Royal Canada Legion, Wyoming Branch Centaph, Capac State Bank, Grace Episcopal Church, Thomas Edison Inn, Port Huron Hospital, Front Cover Good Health News. Costume design, manufacture and modelling Bluewater Art Association, 2000-2001, photographer Bluewater Percussion Brochure, 2001.

      , author short stories.


Consultant, buyer interior decor Grace Episcopal Church, 1994. Active Port Huron Museum, 1978. Founder Bluewater les Chapeaux Rouge chapter Red Hat Society, since 2000.

Producer, director calendar We Can Still Make Waves, 2005, Waiting for Our Ship to Come In, 2007. Producer, designer parade float Rotary International, 2005 (1st place award). Member St. Clair County Community College Alumni Association, Red Hat Society, International Club, Moose, Phi Theta Kappa, Lambda Museum.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: costumes and interior design, travel, theater, ballroom dancing, gardening.


Married Robert Rowark, May 3, 1952 (divorced July 1965). 1 child, Mark Steven.

Alexander Pennycook Prezdpelski

Margaret (Gorman) Prezdpelski

Robert Rowark

Mark Steven Rowark