rosemary craig

Copyright 2018. Rosemary Craig. All Rights Reserved. 

Education
Rosemary Craig studied fine art and design at Coe College, Mount Mercy University & Iowa State University, College of Design.

She has attended multiple workshops, working with, and studying under accomplished artists, Bob Naujoks, John Beckelman, Jo Myers Walker, Joe Messner, Dick Grodt, and many more.

Style
Rosemary works exclusively in abstract acrylics. Her style is often called action or gestural painting and involves purposefully throwing, dripping, pouring, etc. the paint onto a canvas lying flat. Her inspiration is derived from the minutia of the natural world and its similarities to the human condition.

Craig’s palette is made up of earth tones, with particular use of Prussian Blue,
Sap Green & Raw Umber. One or a combination of these colors can be found in all of her current work.

Rosemary’s paintings are all done on high quality, gallery-wrapped 1½ or 2 inch profile canvases and she is particularly drawn to working in multiples. With each canvas panel often “telling its own part of the story”.


​​Family
Rosemary and her husband Craig live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They have three children and eight grandchildren.

Exhibitions and Festivals
2019 - 9th Annual Open International Online Exhibition - International Society of Acrylic Painters

Group Show/Opening: “Color – Spring Show” • CornerHouse Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA
Solo Exhibit • Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, Cedar Rapids, IA
2018 Galena Country Faire • Galena, IL
Third Ward Art Festival • Milwaukee, WI
2018 Newbo Art Fest • New Bohemia District of Cedar Rapids, IA
Waukee Art Festival • Waukee, IA
2018 PCI Art Show and Sale • Physicians Clinic of Iowa, Cedar Rapids, IA
DubuqueFest Fine Art Festival • Dubuque, IA
Solo Exhibit • Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, IA
Solo Exhibit • Cedar Rapids Public Library, Ladd Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA
Solo Exhibit • Physicians Clinic of Iowa, Cedar Rapids, IA
2017 Solo Exhibit • Barnes and Noble, Cedar Rapids, IA
2017 Artist Market • Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA
Art Under The Oaks • Independence, IA
2017 Newbo Art Fest • New Bohemia District of Cedar Rapids, IA
Inaugural PCI Art Show and Sale • Physicians Clinic of Iowa, Cedar Rapids, IA
2016 Artist Market • Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA
2016 Galena Country Faire • Grant Park, Galena, IL
Lincoln Highway Art Festival • Mt. Vernon, IA
2016 Solo Exhibit • Guaranty Bank, Cedar Rapids, IA
2015 Art Under The Oaks • Independence, IA
2015 Solo Exhibit • Barnes and Noble, Cedar Rapids, IA
Gallery Representation
CornerHouse Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA
East End Gallery, Mount Vernon, IA

Affiliations and Awards
International Society of Acrylic Painters

​     Winner of the Richeson & Company Award

     9th Annual Open International Online Exhibition

National Association of Independent Artists
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Transparent Watercolor Society

Lectures/Teaching
“Art As A Career” • Presentation to Mt. Vernon, IA High School Art Students
 “The Basics of Drawing” • Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA

Public Collections
Physicians Clinic of Iowa • Cedar Rapids, IA

Private Collectors Include
Ms. Arianne Patterson, Cedar Rapids, IA
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hruska – Anamosa, IA
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Bailey – Marengo, IA
Ms. Carol Sears – Cedar Rapids, IA
Mr. and Mrs. Marc Brandenburg – Fairfax, IA
Ms. Arlene Owens – Blue Springs, MO
Mr. and Mrs. JJ Calvert – Kansas City, MO
Ms. Margaret Booth – Cedar Rapids, IA
Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Bell – Farley, IA
Mr. Adam Booth – Red Rock, AZ
Mr. and Mrs. John Bergman – Milton, WI
Mr. and Mrs. James Patterson – Cedar Rapids, IA
Ms. Stephanie AtKisson Severin – Cedar Rapids, IA
Ms. Lori Flugum – Cedar Rapids, IA
Mr. and Mrs. Brian DeKlotz – Center Point, IA
Ms. Ruby Munson – Cedar Rapids, IA
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sundall – Cedar Rapids, IA
Ms. Linda Kessler – Columbia, IL