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Willie Marlowe, American Fine arts educator, artist. Avocations: visual poetry, mail art F C. Member American Association of University Professors, National Organization for Women, Woman's Caucus For Art, Organisation for Indiana Artists.


Marlowe, Willie was born on January 17, 1943 in Whiteville, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of John David and Tessie Ernestine (McLawhorn) Marlowe.


Student, Pennsylvania Academy Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1964. Bachelor of Science, East Carolina University, 1965. Master of Fine Arts, University Idaho, 1969.

Postgraduate, Peace College, 1993.


Instructor department art Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, 1970-1974, mentor university without walls, 1972-1974. Instructor department art Columbia-Greene Community College, Hudson, 1973-1974. Instructor Empire State College State University of New York, Albany, 1974.

Professor emerita Department Visual Arts Sage College, 1977—2008. Chairman The Sage Colleges, 1979-1981, artist in residence, 2007—2008. Co-founder, teacher Saratoga Arts Workshop, Saratoga Springs, New York, 1970-1974.

Watercolor teacher abroad Sage Colleges, Scotland, Ireland, 2001. Teacher Somerville College, Oxford University, England, 1992. Visiting artist University Georgia studies abroad program, Cortona, Italy, 1989.

Visiting artist, Wexford Arts Center, Ireland, 1998, Tula State Lev Tolstoy Pedagogica L University, Tula, Russia, artist-in-residence for Partners of the Americas, Barbados, West Indies, 1986, The Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, New York, 1999. Artist selection committee Albany Center Gallery, 1998. International artists' residency Cill Rialaig Project, Ballinskelligs, Ireland, 2005, Emily Harvey Foundation, Venice, 2006, 2008, 2010.

Delegate to Russia with Albany Tula Alliance. Lecturer in field.


  • Avocations: visual poetry, mail art F C.


  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include The Mint Museum Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1971, Schenectady Museum, New York, 1975, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1976, Stockton State College, Pomono, New Jersey, 1977, Greenville Museum Art, North Carolina, 1982, 97, Ann Grey Gallery The Casino, Saratoga Springs, New York, 1985, The Barrett Art Gallery Utica College Syracuse University, New York, 1986, The Atrium General Electric Corporation research and development center, Schenectady, 1988, Forum Gallery, Gütersloh, Germany, 1992, Albany Center Gallery, 1992, 97, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, Illinois, Main St. Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, 1995, The Wexford Arts Center, Ireland, 1998, The Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, New York, 2000, Fondo del Sol Gallery and Visual Arts Center, Washington, 2002, Barrett Arts Center, Poughkeepsie, New York, 2002, Gallery C, Raleigh, 2003, Color and Space traveling solo show, North Carolina, 2006, Ai Genovesi, Venice, Italy, 2008. Exhibited in group shows,Novi Cvori Castle Museum, 2010, Bow St. Gallery Harvard Sq, 2009, Miniature 2010 Novi Dvori Castle Zagreb, 2010, Gallery Neptune, 2010, Rudolph Alexander Gallery, 2010, Vir Go Girl, Bowst. Gallery, Harvard Sq, Cambridge, 2009, 20th St. Art Gallery, Sacramento, Ca.

      , 2008, Albany Center Gallery, New York, 2008, Martinez Gallery, Troy, New York, 2008, Art Upstairs, Wexford, Ireland, 2007, Adirondack Community College, Queensbury, New York, 2006, Gallery Neptune, Bethesda, Maryland, 2008, Wexford (Ireland) Arts Center, 2004, Art Center for the Capital Region, Troy, New York, 2002, Reprize International Invitational Show, Wexford Arts Center, Ireland, 2002, Martinez Gallery, Troy, New York, 2002, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, 2000, 03, Nexus Gallery, New York City, 1997-1999, Gang Gallery, New York City, England & Company, London, 1993, Steinbaum-Krauss Gallery, New York City, 1990, Stux Gallery, Boston, 1987, National Museum Women Arts, Washington, 1987, Westbeth Gallery, New York City, 1994, Clocktower, New York City, 1986, Rice Gallery The Albany Institute History & Art, 1986, Deborah Davis Fine Arts, Hudson, 2003-2004, 06, Firlefanz Gallery, Albany, 2004, Gallery 100, Saratoga Springs, 2004, University West England, Bristol, 2004, National College Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland, 2004, Art ten 20, Sacramento, California, 2009, Riverfront Studios, Schuylerville, New York, 2009, Gallery C, Releigh, North Carolina, 2009. Represented in private collections. Represented in permanent collections Legis, National Organization Women in th Arts, Zimmerili Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Jersey Offices Empire State Plz.

      , Albany, First Albany Corporation, Maryland Department Economic & Community Development, Baltimore, Quad Graphics, Boston, State University of New York Albany, North Carolina National Bank, Charlotte, Greenville Museum Art, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, Boston Public Library., Budapest Gallery, Russell Sage College, Troy, Mint Museum Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, Four Winds Center, Saratoga Springs, University Museum State University of New York Albany, Bullard and McLeod & Associates, Incorporated, Albany, New York, Rocky Mount Art Center, North Carolina, Adirondack Community College, New York, represented by Art Upstairs, Wexford, Ireland, Gallery C, Raleigh, North Carolina, Martinez Gallery, Troy, New York, Denorah Davis Fine Art, Hudson, New York, Gallery Neptune, Bethesda, Maryland, Art Forms, Guiderland, New York, co-curator and curator for mail art shows.


Member of National Association Women Artists, Albany Institute History and Art, Fulton St. Gallery, Albany Center Gallery, Woman's Caucus For Art.


  • Other Interests

    Painting, visual poetry, mail art.


Married Thomas Blakeslee Speight, July 11, 1980.

John David Marlowe

Tessie Ernestine (McLawhorn) Marlowe

Thomas Blakeslee Speight