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Anne Marchand Studio News
Anne Marchand: Vision of Myth & Holiday Group Show.

December is a perfect time to stop in at Green Chalk and see the exhibition!  

Anne Marchand: Vision of Myth & Holiday Group Show.

Green Chalk Contemporary invites you!


616 Lighthouse Ave, New Monterey, CA!                                                      

The exhibition runs through December 27, 2014


Holiday Group Show includes: Sharron Antholt, Rob Barnard, Dave Higgins, Susan Hyde Greene, Francie Hester, Tom Nakashima, Mai Ryuno, Katherine Sherwood, Alan Sonneman, Richard Whittaker

holiday refreshments! — at Green Chalk Contemporary.

Image: Anne Marchand, Chorus of Yes, 36x36" acrylic and m/m on canvas.

Chorus of Yes, Anne Marchand

Posted by Anne Marchand on 11/30/14 | tags: photography modern landscape realism mixed-media sculpture abstract drawing painting Art collecting Green Chalk Contemporary contemporary-art ArtNews

Anne Marchand in The Viewing Room, Art Voices Magazine Summer Issue 2014

Anne Marchand, Art Voices The Viewing Room 

Check out the work online at Green Chalk Contemporary! Visit The Lighthouse District in New Monterey, CA this summer and see Anne Marchand's work in Green Chalk's Project Room and the Hawthorne Mansion.

Posted by Anne Marchand on 6/23/14 | tags: mixed-media painting Green Chalk Contemporary

New Work Goes Home

Heiwa by Anne Marchand

Collectors love new commissioned work installed today. She says, “It makes me happy”. He says, "I love it."

           HEIWA, 2014, Anne Marchand, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 60 x 48 inches.

Posted by Anne Marchand on 5/30/14 | tags: painting abstract mixed-media modern

Artists' Homes and Studios features the work of Anne Marchand

Schiffer Publishing announced that Artists' Homes and Studios will be published by the end of the year and I was selected to be in it! Here's the book cover. More details coming when the book will appear at Barnes & Noble and on Amazon.

Posted by Anne Marchand on 5/28/14 | tags: Artists' Homes and Studios abstract paintings anne marchand Schiffer Publishing abstract modern


                 Green Chalk Contemporary would like to take this opportunity
                   to thank ALICIA FRIEDMANN INTERIOR DESIGN for making
                 serious art a part of hersignature design concepts. 
                      Over 40,000 visitors were introducedto Green Chalk Contemporary
                            through her support at the 50th Anniversary of the Pasadena Show House.

    REBECCA CLARK  Sweetgum, 2012, graphite on paper, 16 x 22 inches.

    ANNE MARCHAND  Chorus of Yes, 2014, 36 x 36 inches

    TOM NAKASHIMA  Treepile, intagilo 26 x 53 inches

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    Green Chalk Contemporary
    616 Lighthouse Ave
    Monterey, California, 93940
    tel: 831.718.7232

Founded in Monterey, California in 2013, the focus of the gallery is to create a community around the celebration of the creative act and bring a select group of uniquely accomplished artists to an appreciative audience. Green Chalk Contemporary advances an uncommon opportunity for artists, curators and the public to discover, to learn, and to acquire contemporary artwork.

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday- Saturday, 3:30- 7:00 pm
and by appointment
Posted by Anne Marchand on 5/25/14 | tags: modern mixed-media figurative abstract drawing painting

Affordable Art Fair & Studio News

Anne Marchand          April 2014

I hope your Spring is filled with artful surprises. I am pleased to be part of some exciting exhibitions. I invite you to see them in the coming months!

     OF BEING by Anne Marchand, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 in (Private Collector)    

In New York City, the Affordable Art Fair opens at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea on Tuesday, April 3 - 6 featuring seventy plus galleries including my new work. Look for me at Alida Anderson Art ProjectsBooth 1.28 on the first floor. 

The Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W. 18th St
New York, NY
Porter Contemporary will have a select number of my works available in the gallery during the Affordable Art Fair from April 2 - 6. I invite you to stop by the gallery at 548 West 28th Street, 3rd Floor, NY, NY 10001. Check gallery hours or schedule an appointment.
Images:(L) A Priori, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 72 In. (R) Radius of Convergence, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 In. Courtesy of the Artist and Porter Contemporary.
Green Chalk Contemporary presents "Anne Marchand: Threads" in California.The exhibition runs through May 3, 2014 and I'd be delighted if you can see it at 616 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey, CA USA.
Artvoices Magazine interview by Emily Colucci.
With Compliments.
ARTVOICES, a quarterly art periodical, distributes in Los Angeles, New Orleans and New York City. 

If you missed the interview this winter, you can still read the article in Artvoices Magazine with the link provided under the caption at left. With compliments. Enjoy! All the Best, Anne

Please share this information with your friends, family and colleaguesand feel free to contact me or the venue for more information. 

.......Happy creating!  Anne Marchand

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Posted by Anne Marchand on 3/31/14 | tags: mixed-media abstract painting Art collecting New York art Monterey art San Francisco Art abstract

GREEN CHALK OPENING RECEPTION SAT MAR 15- Anne Marchand, recent paintings


March 15 - May 3, 2014

Green Chalk Contemporary

616 Lighthouse Ave, New Monterey, CA

Join us for The Opening Reception!
Saturday, March 15, 6:00- 8:00 pm


Green Chalk Contemporary is delighted to present recent paintings by Washington, DC artist Anne Marchand in her first West Coast solo exhibition. "With layers upon layers of colors, materials, words, and forms, inspired by sources as disparate as astronomy, nature, and poetry, artist Anne Marchand’s imaginative and fascinating work is akin to a complex and abstract puzzle, drawing the audience into her mesmerizing visual landscape."  -Emily Colucci, ARTVOICES, Winter, 2013 


                  VISION OF MYTH, 2014, m/m/canvas, 40 x 40 in.      CHORUS OF YES, 2014, m/m/canvas, 36 x 36 in.


Our mailing address is: 

Green Chalk Contemporary
616 Lighthouse Ave
Monterey, CA 93940
Posted by Anne Marchand on 2/23/14 | tags: modern mixed-media abstract


Join Us this Fall at the Affordable Art Fair at The Tunnel in Chelsea

PULSE by Anne Marchand, 36x36",
Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas
Fair Dates: October 3-6, 2013 – The Tunnel
Private Preview Party on October 2
Media Contact:
Lennox Campello info[at]alidaanderson[dot]com, 301-437-1054
NEW YORK CITY, (SEPT. 23, 2013)— Affordable Art Fair New York will showcase the exciting artwork of Anne Marchand, Jodi Walsh, and Tim Vermeulen from October 3-6, 2013 at the Tunnel in Chelsea.
Anne Marchand received an M.F.A. from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. Anne’s award winning paintings convey universal rhythms in nature and the cosmos. She explores relationships in color, mark making, body movement and poetry on canvas to provoke a deeper inquiry into the origins of humanity. Anne is a full-time painter living in Washington, DC. She is represented by Porter Contemporary in New York and Green Chalk Contemporary in Monterey, CA.
Jodi Walsh left her native country of Canada in1967 for the Far East and Europe, a move that would influence her life and work forever. She moved to the United States in 1978 and while art has always been a part of her life she first began to emerge as a serious artist in 1995. Although Jodi has received private training, she has never studied painting or ceramics at an academic institution. This has allowed Jodi the independence and freedom to develop her unique style. Layering clay on the original textured surfaces has taken her work to a new level of expression. Capturing the colours and textures she experienced while living in Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Africa and Europe is a joy to her and she hopes to others.
Tim Vermeulen was born in Paterson, NJ. He received a B.A. from Calvin College (1982) and an M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from The University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana (1986). His paintings are attempts to articulate in visual form, through symbolic and allegorical stories, a chaotic web of emotions and ideas that is at once deeply personal and about our universal condition. Tim was an art professor for 17 years, first at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL, and then at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD. He is currently a full-time painter living in Maryland and he is represented by Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago,
Meet the artists who will be located at Alida Anderson Art Projects, Booth A14, at the show and view their artwork during Affordable Art Fair, October 3-6, 2013 at the Tunnel in Chelsea.
About Affordable Art Fair New York

A fun four-day event hosting over 50 galleries and a huge array of contemporary art, the fall edition of the New York City Affordable Art Fair will take place from October 3-6, 2013, with the Private Preview Party on October 2, at The Tunnel in Chelsea, 269 11th Avenue, New York, NY
Posted by Anne Marchand on 9/24/13

Green Chalk Contemporary presents GCC/1 Exhibition
One.One.One by Anne Marchand, 36x36 
Green Chalk Contemporary
Inaugural Exhibition
September 1- October 4, 2013
Reception: Saturday, September 7, 6- 8 pm
616 Lighthouse Avenue, Monterey, CA
Green Chalk Contemporary is pleased to announce “GCC/1”, the inaugural exhibition at its new space at 616 Lighthouse Ave., New Monterey, CA. The exhibition opens on Saturday, September 7, 2013, with a reception at the gallery from 6 - 8 pm. On display will be a selection of paintings, sculpture, ceramics, photogrpahy and works on paper-- dynamic works that resound with content and tension. The exhibition will be on view through October 4, 2013. 
Artists include Jerry Takigawa, Farley Gwazda, Sharron Antholt, Tom Nakashima, Rob Barnard, Raimundo Rubio, Tamiko Kawata, Laurel Farrin, Francie Hester, Ruth Bolduan, Lisa Solomon, Anne Marchand, Kristin Casaletto, William Willis, Rebecca Clark, Richard Whittaker and Indira Morre.
Green Chalk Contemporary specializes in painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, and photography. The gallery represents and champions artists from diverse cultures whose work not only illuminates important concepts and beliefs, but also expands our language of aesthetic expression. 
Green Chalk works closely with Celadon Arts, the non-profit group which pairs busness with the arts and gave the Monterey Peninsula Transcendental Vision, Japanese Culture and Contemporary Art, and Joseph Campbell: The Artist’s Way working with The Japanese American Citizens League, The Joseph Campbell Foundation, Opus Archives, Sand City, The Indepent and The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts.
The Monterey Peninsula is recognized throughout the country as a place where aesthetic ideas are presented whether in music, writing, or the visual arts. Green Chalk Contemporary follows this tradition to contribute to the community that searches for and celebrates the most challenging aspects of the human condition.
Image: Anne Marchand, One.One.One, 36" x 36" acrylic and mixed media on canvas, Courtesy the artist and Green Chalk Contemporary.
Green Chalk Contemporary
616 Lighthouse Avenue
Monterey, CA 93940 ‎
Gallery hours: 11:00 - 2:00, 4:00 - 7:00, Tuesday - Saturday 
open by appointment
Posted by Anne Marchand on 8/31/13 | tags: modern abstract

Painting is Love

Painting is love.  By love, I don't mean a smaltzy attitude of romance. Like true love, painting commands committment from the artist, the ups and downs of relationship including pain and pleasure. It's up to the artist to grapple with the elements of meaning making during the process of creating. Be it a zen discipline or highly active encounter with the muse that the artist cultivates, she stands at the brink of the unknown and brings back insights. Even seekers of truth run the risk of being blindsided by the mind. A constant vigilance and continued renewal to the practice of craft and intuition brings rewards. A recent show that featured my work at Blackrock Center for the Arts, was reviewed by critic and curator Claudia Rousseau. The works hanging at Blackrock are the largest canvases I have created to date. They embrace a history of process oriented work filled with light, minimal design, conceptual and mythological thought. It's an exciting time for painting. I am immersed in the challenges of creating in a world full of moving images, standing still long enough to experience the space between the lines.

You can read the full reveiw by Claudia Rousseau below.

The essentials of painting seen in three local exhibits 

by Claudia Rousseau 

On View  

"What are the essentials of painting? The question is a difficult one, particularly since many people think that painting has become an irrelevant art form...Examples of painting in ...current exhibits also demonstrate artistic engagements with the essentials of painting, its “specificities,” to quote author David Cottington, “as a medium, as a practice, as a visual experience,” and what these have to do with the idea of contemporary art....the work of Marchand that stands out most dramatically...These paintings show her accomplished control, a deft use of mixed additions to her paint surfaces, and an innate sense of composition that is the underlying magnetism that holds it all together. These paintings demand slow viewing, a stopping and suspension of our usual frantically divided attention to appreciate what they are saying."

 REVIEW here  
Posted by Anne Marchand on 6/25/13

Emerge Fine Art presents Anne Marchand: Illumination

Permeation, 48 x 60

In her new body of work, Marchand explores themes of space, music, energy, and poetry. Her palette of iridescent and translucent colors contrast with opaque passages and textures that engage vast boundaries of physical space and reference yearnings of the human heart.

Anne Marchand will be at Emerge Fine Art located in Cary at 200 S Academy St Ste 110 from 6-9 pm on 4/26. Please join us to celebrate this great new body of work. The exhibition will run from April 26 -  May 17, 2013.
For more information please visit,, twitter: @emergefineart, or call 919.380.4470.

Image: Permeation, 48 x 60, acrylic and mixed media on canvas. Courtesy the artist and Emerge Fine Art.

Photo Credit: Gregory Staley Photography, WDC

Emerge Fine Art

200 S Academy St

Cary, N. Carolina USA


Posted by Anne Marchand on 5/8/13

Evolve Urban Arts Project Presents Paintings by Anne Marchand in Washington, DC. USA
Wings of Desire. Anne Marchand.  Photo courtesy Evolve Urban Arts.
Wings of Desire. Anne Marchand. Photo courtesy Evolve Urban Arts and the artist.

Closing Reception: Friday, March 17, 2013 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Exhibition on view through March 21, 2013


The Project space located in the Pierce School Loft, 1375 Maryland Avenue, NE, in the H Street Arts and Entertainment District, Washington, DC.

About the Artist

Anne is 6th 2011 Showcase Winner at ArtSant and a recipient of Artist Fellowship in 2009 from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. She was honored as Liquitex Artist of the Month in November 2004. She was awarded a CAP/MEX EX Residency Grant in 2003 from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation & the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities to teach a mural workshop in Culiacan, Mexico. In 2002, Anne was nominated for Excellence in Artistic Discipline in the distinguished DC Mayor’s Arts Awards. She designed and won mural competitions notably in 2005 and 2001 through the DC Creates Public Art Program.

Soft Sounds. Anne Marchand.  Photo courtesy Evolve Urban Arts.     Soft Sounds. Anne Marchand. Photo courtesy Evolve Urban Arts.


Artist Statement

The influence of poetic mysticism leads me to questions about man’s place in the universe. Through a process of layering mixed media and acrylic paint, I am re-creating an abstract language of color, shape and form. Luminous color is integral to my compositions. Using land, sky or the cosmos as a point of departure, I invent forms to convey feelings of energy and movement. Pulses, sounds, rhythms, colors and energy become the themes. I continually seek new ways to convey physical & spiritual sensations in paint. The paintings are put together in a dreamlike sequence to reinforce the reality of a metaphysical world. Forces of nature and the mysterious inner lives of human beings are themes that are constant in my work.”

The exhibit runs Thursday, January 31 through March 21, 2013. The Project space is located in the Pierce School Lofts at 1375 Maryland Avenue, NE, in the H Street Arts and Entertainment District, Washington, DC.  The artist reception is free and open to the public.

About Evolve Urban Arts
The Evolve Urban Arts Project enriches the lives of residents, neighbors in the H Street Community, and Washington DC at large by providing free exhibition space to artists based in the metropolitan area.

The Project draws inspiration from the loft conversion movement – started by artists — that transformed downtown New York City warehouses and industrial spaces into functional live/work studios. Decades later, the process of gentrification has promoted the loft lifestyle across America, but few reflect upon or celebrate the artistic roots of this movement. The Pierce School Lofts, home to Evolve Urban Arts Project, was itself an abandoned elementary school before being adaptively re-used as rental loft apartments. Evolve has chosen to honor the buildings’ history and the artistic heritage of the greater loft movement by creating the Urban Arts Project and giving artists center stage in the building’s public spaces.

The Project sponsors approximately five exhibitions a year in a variety of formats and mediums and is entirely philanthropic, taking no payment for use of the space. Artists may make their work available for purchase, or they simply may choose to share their work with the community. By acting as an incubator for artistic talent, the Project aims to make Washington, DC a more dynamic, creative and fascinating place to live.

Evolve Urban Arts Project is located in the Pierce School Lofts at 1375 Maryland, Avenue NE, in the H Street Arts and Entertainment District of Washington, DC. USA

To schedule an appointment after the opening reception, contact Geoff Ault, the Project’s curator, at 202.744.6439 or by email at geoff [at]

Posted by Anne Marchand on 2/3/13

Amy Lamb and Anne Marchand @ Heurich Gallery, Washington, DC through March 6, 2013
Amy Lamb and Anne Marchand
         December 12, 2012 – March 6, 2013        
The Heurich Gallery at Boston Properties
                                       505 Ninth St. NW, Washington D.C. USA                                      
 Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am to 7pm  Saturday, 9am to 4pm

Boston Properties is proud to present an exhibition of works by local artists Amy Lamb and Anne Marchand. Amy Lamb’s graphic black and white botanical portraits are informed by her background in the biological sciences. The viewer is invited to focus on the basic shapes of Lamb’s subjects, and contemplate the aesthetic functionality of each part of the plant: Why do vines need to curl? Why are there small hairs found on certain plants and not others? The paintings of Anne Marchand are different from Lamb’s quiet and controlled compositions. Much like Lamb however, Marchand is interested finding recurring patterns in nature which she replicates in her paintings. Marchand’s paintings are saturated with rich color and multiple layers of gestural brushstrokes that mimic the shapes of the Hubble Telescope images she is inspired by.  Marchand’s work explores relationships in color, emotion and mark-making to evoke a deeper inquiry into the origins of humanity and all beings.

Jean Efron Art Consultants LLC provides fine arts services to corporate clients. To purchase an artwork or inquire further about Jean Efron Art Consultants LLC, please contact 202.223.1626 or email Natalie Cheung at
Posted by Anne Marchand on 2/1/13 | tags: modern abstract photography

Exhibition on display from May 7 – July 6, 2012

The Gallery @ 
Children’s National Medical Center
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
a group exhibition featuring the works of
internationally & nationally known artists: 
Joan Belmar, Anne Bouie, Elsa Gebreyesus, Wayson Jones,
Anne Marchand, Tariq Tucker, Ann Marie Williams, and J. Bertram White
Curator: Jarvis DuBois
Not too unlike a DJ's “digging in the crates” to pull together seemingly disparate musical styles and sound effects, many contemporary artists mine various mediums for their individual art production. This exhibition explores the creative drives and experimentation of mixed media abstract artists from DC, Maryland and Virginia who have often chosen to combine untraditional painting and assemblage materials (acetate, plant pods, metal components, pumice) with more straightforward acrylics, pastels, and oils to create their both energetic and powerful visual "mashups". As curator one of my goals is to expand the understanding of what abstraction is and can be as expressed by these eight artists.
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
For more information, call 202.476.3225

Posted by Anne Marchand on 5/29/12 | tags: mixed-media abstract

Paintings by Anne Marchand explore the turning of the universe by Cody Calamaio

A new exhibit of 30 abstract paintings by Marchand at the King Street Gallery of Montgomery College evokes the images of outer space and explores the connection between science and mysticism. Titled after a line from a hymn, the exhibit “Of Shining Worlds” parallels the questions about what makes the universe function and the existence of beautiful forms out in space.

Read more HERE

by Cody Calamaio, Staff Writer,

Posted by Anne Marchand on 11/1/11

Anne Marchand's work featured in US publications

Several paintings were selected for two editions of Studio Visit Magazine. Stay tuned for more publications this December. Here is a list of recent publications/media that feature images and information about the body of work that I am doing. Please direct inquires about pricing and purchasing the work to me or to Porter Contemporary. You can obtain a copy of the publications listed below, online at their respective websites.

  • Studio Visit Magazine, (MA),  Juror: Ian Berry, Skidmore College, Open Studios Press, Boston, Vol. 16, Dec. 2011.
  • American Art Collector, (CA),  Jurors; Howard Eige, Jan Christensen Heller. Alcove Books, Berkeley, Nov. 2011. 
  • Maryland Gazette, (MD), Paintings by Anne Marchand explore the turning of the universe,  Cody Calamaio. Sept. 21, 2011.
  • Professional Artist Magazine, (FL), Featured Photo and Mention in Best Business Practice Article, DisciplineJodi Walsh. Oct. 2011.
  • 100 Artists of the Mid-Atlantic, (PA),  E. Ashley Rooney. Schiffer Publishing, Lancaster, 2011.
  • Studio Visit Magazine (MA),  Juror: Beth Venn, Curator,  Newark Museum, The Open Studios Press, Boston, Vol. 14, p. 124, 2011.
  • The Washington Post, (DC), Anne Marchand Edgy Exhibition, Featured Photo in Washington Post Express, 5.13.11
  • 2011 - 2012 Artist Directory, (DC), Washington Project For The Arts, Washington, DC, 2011.
  • Borderstan, (DC), Anne Marchand Embraces the Element of Surprise. Interview.  Cecile Oreste. 18 Jan. 2011. 
  • The Pink Line Project, (DC), Harmonious Environment in "Universe,"  Art Review,  Tara Heuser. 18 Jan. 2011.
  • Rachel Ray Show, (NY), Featured Artwork, Improvisation01.25.2011.
  • The Language of Towns & Cities: A Visual Dictionary, (NY),  Dhiru A. Thadani. Rizzoli Publishing, New York, 11.16.10.

Posted by Anne Marchand on 11/1/11 | tags: modern mixed-media

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