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Merle Rainey Prewitt, American Artist. Arts Couns. North Carolina and Fayetteville/Cumberland County grantee, 1992. Sustaining advisor Junior League Fayetteville, 1988-1990; counsel Presbyn.Women 1st Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, since 1975; member, officer Fayetteville Art Museum, Historic Fayetteville, Fayetteville Beautiful. Member Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society Washington.

Background

Prewitt, Merle Rainey was born on March 15, 1928 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of William Thomas and Merle (Weaver) Rainey.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, Duke University, 1950.

Career

Cashier, office manager, Pilot Life Insurance Company, Fayetteville, North Carolina, 1951-1954;artist, Fayetteville, since 1982. Publicity, Fayetteville Art Guild, Fayetteville, since 1987.

Works

  • Other Work

    • One person show Cape Fear Studios, Fayetteville, North Carolina, 2005, Fayetteville/Cumberland County Art Center, 2006. Cape Fear Studios, Fayetteville. Fayetteville Museum Art, 1989-1999, 2007-2008, Harnett County Art Center, Fayetteville Art Center, Fayetteville Art Guild, Artquest Los Angeles, Miniatures Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society, Washington, ipley College Smithsonian, Washington, Black Mountain, North Carolina, Cumberland County Art Council, CPSA, 1989, Franklin Square Southport, North Carolina, 1994, El Dorado Gallery, Colorado Springs, Colorado, County Art Gallery, Colorado Springs, Seaside Art Gallery, Nags Head, North Carolina, Sierra Artists Gallery, Mariposa (California) Gallery, Scharai County ARB Council, 2001-2003.

Membership

Sustaining advisor Junior League Fayetteville, 1988-1990. Counsel Presbyterian Women 1st Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, 1975-1979. Member, officer Fayetteville Art Museum, Historic Fayetteville, Fayetteville Beautiful.

Secretary Fayetteville Art Guild. Member Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society Washington, Cape Fear Studies (board charter member), Cumberland County Art Council(grant 2008).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: knitting, gardening, collecting seashells, sewing, needlework.

Connections

Married Alfred N. Prewitt, May 25, 1928 (deceased). Children: William Edward, James Robinson, Thomas Rogers.

father:
William Thomas Rainey

mother:
Merle (Weaver) Rainey

spouse:
Alfred N. Prewitt

children:
William Edward Prewitt

James Robinson Prewitt

Thomas Rogers Prewitt