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MEG KACZYK began her creative career as an illustrator and designer in the Midwest, graduating from Kendall School of Design in Grand Rapids and working in print and publication in Detroit. Seeking arts community, in the ‘80s Meg moved west to Portland, Oregon and then to Port Townsend in 2016. Her painting life played counterpoint to her corporate creative career, emboldening the loose and fluid style of her work today.

Meg’s paintings carry the legacy of abstract expressionism forward — informed by the natural world, contemporary poetry, Buddhist practice and life’s transitions — consciously uncovering personal yet universal themes of joy, grief, gratitude and presence.

BIOGRAPHY
Born 1957 Long Island, New York
1964-1981 Detroit, Michigan
1982-2016 Portland, Oregon
2016-Present Port Townsend, WA

SOLO SHOWS
2022. Some Mornings, paintings by Meg Kaczyk from poems by Linda M. Robertson, Grover Gallery, Port Townsend, WA.
2020. Carnegie Reading Room, Port Townsend Public Library, Washington
2019. 2018. Northwind Arts Center Open Studio Tour, Port Townsend, WA
2018. Taps at the Guardhouse, Fort Worden, Port Townsend, WA
2015, 2012. Stonehenge Gallery, Portland, OR
2011. Eastbank Center, Portland, OR
2009, 2008. Moreland Gallery, Portland, OR
2008. Tilde, Portland, OR
2007-2014. Open Studio Shows, Portland, OR
2007. Portland City Hall, Portland, OR
2007. Onda Gallery, Portland, OR
2001, 1998. In Her Image Gallery, Portland, OR
2000, 1999. Art Home Gallery, Portland, OR

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITS
August 2021. Resilient & Creative: National Juried Exhibition, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, WA
June 2021. Lost Words: A Juried Exhibit of Art and Poetry, Northwind Art Best Gallery, Port Townsend, WA
2018-present. Artist Showcase, Juried, Northwind Art (formerly Northwind Arts Center), Port Townsend, WA
June-July 2020. Founder & Faculty Exhibit. PtSA Grover Gallery, Port Townsend, WA
Spring-Summer 2020. Juried Spring Exhibit, Jansen Art Center, Lynden, WA
January-June 2020. “Contemporary Northwest Landscapes”, Lynnwood Convention Center, Washington
April–July 2019. Port Townsend School of the Arts Faculty Exhibition, Phyllis Lamphere Gallery, Washington State Convention Center
October 2018. Perspectives on Landscape, Juror Merit Award, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA
June 2017. Alchemy of the Abstract VIII, Juried, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA
2016-2018. Gallery 9, Port Townsend, WA
2013, 2012. Artists Among Us, Juried, Trinity Cathedral, Portland, OR
2009. Annie Meyer Gallery, Portland, OR; Spring Awakenings, Onda Gallery, Portland, OR; Maryhill Museum Festival of Art, Juried, Goldendale, WA; Puget Sound West Coast Art Exhibition, Juried, Seattle, WA

PUBLIC ART
2022. 2021. 2018. 2016. Jefferson Healthcare, Port Townsend, WA

RESIDENCIES
October 2021. Playa at Summer Lake, Oregon.
May 2019. Centrum Artist-in-Residence, Fort Worden, Port Townsend, WA

SPEAKERSHIPS
July 2019. Intersect! Art/Science Slam. Collaboration event led by Meg Kaczyk. Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA
May 2019. The Intersection of Art and the Environment, panel discussion moderated by Meg Kaczyk. Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA
February 2018, August 2018. Art Talk: Ways to Inspiration, Northwind Arts Center and Port Ludlow Art League, WA

TEACHING
2017-present. Faculty, Northwind Art (formerly Port Townsend School of the Arts), Port Townsend, WA
2018. Make It Abstract Workshop, Boiler Room Hospitality Center for Youth, Port Townsend, WA
2018. Art Workshops, Operation Nightwatch, Portland, OR
2002-2004. Art Facilitator, New Avenues for Youth Reception Center, Portland, OR

ARTS ORGANIZATIONS
2021-2022. Strategy & Education Director, Northwind Art
2020-2021. Communications Director, Northwind Art (formerly Port Townsend School of the Arts)
2018-2020. Board Member, Port Townsend School of the Arts
1985-2008. Designer, Kalakendra Society for the Performing Arts of India
1986-1989. Designer/illustrator, Homowa African Arts & Culture Foundation
1986-1988. Designer, Young Audiences of Oregon and Washington
1983-1985. Board Member, World Music Foundation

EDUCATION
1978. Illustration/Design, Kendall School of Design, Grand Rapids, MI
1985. Printmaking, NW College of Art, Portland, OR

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