Marilynn Brandenburger is an artist who specializes in paintings of  landscapes and interior spaces.  Her  works in water media — specifically watercolor, gouache and acrylic gouache —  are created both outdoors and in the studio. Her  subjects  evoke a “tranquility of place” that she seeks out in travels around North America with her husband, photographer Allen Brandenburger,


2015 -Mary Williams Fine Arts, 19th Annual Plein Air Artists of Colorado Juried Exhibition, Boulder, CO

Santa Fe Art Collector Gallery, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico 2015 Juried Members’ Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM

AIMS Community College Gallery, Plein Air Artists of Colorado, Fort Collins Chapter, invitational, Loveland, CO

Art Center & Gallery of Estes Park, 19th Annual “Lines into Shapes” Juried Exhibition, Estes Park, CO

2013 – Atlanta Public Library: “Have Mind, Will Travel,” invitational, Atlanta, GA

2012 – Natural Land Institute: “Seasons on the Land,” national juried competition, Rockford, IL

2012 – Jim Cherry Gallery: “Correcting for Drift,” juried competition, Georgia Perimeter College, Atlanta, GA

2011 – Upstairs Artspace: “ Brainstorm” Traveling Exhibit, Tryon, NC

2010 – Atlanta Public Library: “Brainstorm,” juried competition, Atlanta, GA

2010 – K.A.S. Gallery, “Black & White,” juried competition, Louisville, KY

2010 – Fine Arts Gallery, Georgia Perimeter College, “Transitions,” juried competition, Atlanta, GA

2010 – Spruill Gallery, 35th Anniversary Exhibition, invitational, Atlanta, GA

2009 – Edison Place Gallery, “From a Woman’s Perspective,” juried competition, Washington, DC

2009 – Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College: “All Small Redux,” juried competition, Atlanta, GA

2009 – Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery, Presbyterian College, juried competition, Clinton, SC

2008 – Atlanta Artists’ Center: “Synchronicity,” juried competition, Atlanta, GA

2008 – Ferst Center for the Arts, Georgia Institute of Technology: “Earth, Microcosm,” invitational, Atlanta, GA

2008 – The Fine Arts Gallery, Georgia Perimeter College: “Red,” invitational, Clarkston, GA

2006 – Nature Art Gallery, Museum of Natural Sciences, invitational, Raleigh, NC

2006 – Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation: “Southworks,” juried competition, Watkinsville, GA

2006 – Southeastern Pastel Society 12th International, juried competition, Gainesville, GA

2006 – St. Louis Artists’ Guild, ”Trains: Past, Present, Future,” juried competition, St. Louis, MO

2004 – Georgia Heritage Center: “Particular Women Artists: New Work,” invitational, Tallulah Falls, GA

2003 – Fine Arts Building Gallery: “Landscape Unlimited,” juried competition, Chicago, IL

2003 – Cultural Arts Center 17th Annual National Exhibition, juried competition, Douglasville, GA

2003 – Georgia Watercolor Society National Exhibition, juried competition, various Georgia locations

2002 – Chastain Arts Center: “Reflections,” invitational, Atlanta, GA

2000 – Emory University Law Library: “Lands Left Wild,” solo exhibit, Atlanta, GA, 2000

2000 – Middle Georgia Art Association: solo exhibit, Macon, GA

2000 – Douglasville Cultural Arts Council: “Images of the Land: Two Views,” dual exhibit, Douglasville, GA

2000, 1999, 1998 – Colored Pencil Society of America International, juried competition, various locations

1999 – The Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association, solo exhibit, Blue Ridge, GA

1999 – The Arts Center, Henderson County: invitational, “The Magic of Watercolor,” Hendersonville, NC

1999 – Dobbs Center, Emory University: “Contemplation: A Quiet View of Nature,” solo exhibit, Atlanta, GA

1999 – Callanwolde Fine Arts Center: “Images from the Wild,” solo exhibit, Atlanta, GA

1999, 1997 – Arts for the Parks Competition – Top 100, juried competition, Jackson, WY

1997 – Valdosta State University: “Works on Paper,” juried competition, Valdosta, GA

1997 – Columbia Theological Seminary: “Ways of Meditation,” solo exhibit, Decatur, GA


Allied Arts Milledgeville (GA), Columbia Seminary (GA), Dahlonega Gold Museum (GA), Empire Banking Company (GA), Everglades National Park, (FL), Fidelity Federal Savings & Loan (GA), Gainesville Arts Council (GA), Gainesville College (GA), Gratiot Lake Conservancy (MI), Glacier National Park (MT); Hollywood Museum of Art (FL); Isle Royale National Park (MI); Smithgall Woods State Conservation Area (GA); SunTrust Bank (GA), Tyee Asset Strategies (WA)


Artist-in-Residence: Everglades National Park, FL 2011; Gratiot Lake Conservancy, Mohawk, MI 2004; The Ragdale Foundation, Chicago, IL 2005; Smithgall Woods Conservation Area, Helen, GA 1999; Glacier National Par, Glacier, MT 1998; Isle Royale National Park, Houghton, MI 1997

Selected Participating Artist: The Fields Project, Oregon, IL, 2010, 2011, 2012

Signature Status: Colored Pencil Society of America, 1999


Featured Artist: The Island Within Us, Isle Royale Natural History Association, 2000 / The Best of Colored Pencil 5, Rockport Publishers Inc, 1999

Published illustrations: Woods, Meadow, Creek: An Artist’s Rambles Along the Folk School’s Trails, self-published journal, 2008; Art Calendar Magazine, cover illustration, July, 2000; Nature Conservancy Magazine, article illustrations: July-August, 1998; Peachtree Publishers, book illustrations: Oh, My Goodness, 2000, My Mother Talks to Trees, 1999


Certificate: Institute for the Management of Lifelong Education, Harvard University, 1986

Masters in Education: Curriculum & Instruction, Drawing & Painting, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, 1980

Bachelor of Arts: Cultural Anthropology, cum laude, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 1969


Current: The Clearing, Ellison Bay, WI, 2011 – present;  – present; The Gratiot Lake Conservancy, Mohawk, MI, 2004 – present; The John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC, 1998 – present;

Former: Forstall Art Center, Birmingham, AL, 2012 – 2013; The Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell, 2010 – 2012; The Bascom Art Center, Highlands, NC, 2010;  Spruill Center for the Arts, Atlanta, GA, 1994 – 2013; Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 1994 – 2003; Georgia and Florida State Arts Councils: Artist-in-the-Schools programs, 1978 – 1998; Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, GA, 1996 – 1997; Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, 1981-82; DeKalb Community College, Atlanta, GA, 1980 -1983; Broward Community College, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 1980