Maggie Shively is an artist currently living and working in Evansville, Indiana, located in the southwestern part of the state on the Ohio River. She spent seven years on the east coast in New York, but came back to the midwest in 2013.
Maggie started her artistic career as an Indiana artist, but she has lived and painted in the mountains of Colorado and by the ocean on Long Island. While versatile in all mediums, her gallery work is concentrated in representational oil painting.
Maggie developed a strong following in New York during her time there. She had several solo shows at North Main Gallery (Southampton, NY), as well as participating in group shows at Mark Humphrey Gallery (also Southampton, NY). Local businesses and private collectors all over the country - and outside of the States as well - have acquired her work. She became a member of the National Art Club in New York City in 2009, having been sponsored by Will Barnet, a well-known printer maker and National Medal of Arts recipient, who encouraged her to expand her range of followers.
Although Maggie has drawn and painted all of her life, she started painting and marketing her work full time in 1997 when she opened Maggie’s Studio. Prior to that, she concentrated on graphic design, providing camera-ready artwork for printers and advertisers, some of which she still does. Her strong drawing skills are evident in her children portraits as well as those of homes and businesses. Eventually she felt limited by the lack of color in her work so she began to pursue painting.
Well known for her collection of street scenes and barges, Maggie also paints active life portraits (both human and animals), still lifes, nudes and florals. In addition to painting on canvas, she has been commissioned to paint murals and to write and illustrate children's books. In 2013 she completed a large outdoor mural for From the Ground Up, a Newburgh, Indiana greenhouse business. (Driving into Newburgh it can't be missed!) In 2016, a large steamship painting, commission by the owners, was featured in an Architectural Digest article showcasing their Brooklyn home.
Maggie is also well know for her skills at teaching painting and drawing. She has kickstarted the careers of several painters who have studied with her. She established "Brushes and Bottles" painting events, leading participants step by step, recreating paintings by the Masters. She is currently teaching some classes at Painting with a Twist in Owensboro, Kentucky - a similar paint and sip business. She continues to teach private and semi-private art lessons at her home studio.
NEW YORK - Artist Memberships, Gallery Associations, Juried Art Fairs
The National Arts Club, New York City
Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY
Water Mill Artist Association, Watermill, NY
Southampton Artist Association, Southampton, NY
4 North Main Gallery – Southampton, NY
Mark Humphrey Gallery -Southampton, NY
Gallery North Outdoor Art Show
Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce Art Show
Sag Harbor Fine Art Fair/South Fork Craftsmen's Guild
Bridgehampton Spring Fine Art Fair/South Fork Craftsmen's Guild
Fine Art Fair, Southampton Artist Association
INDIANA - Past Artist Memberships, Gallery Associations, Juried Art Fairs
Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana
Indianapolis Art Center
Masterpiece Gallery - Indianapolis, IN
ZAGA - Zionsville Art and Gallery LAMP Gallery - Indianapolis, IN
Penrod Art Fair
Talbot Street Art Fair
Indiana State Museum
Munce Art Fair
Broadripple Art Fair
Chautauqua - Madison & Columbus, IN
A King's Art Gallery - Zionsville, IN
Picture This - Columbus, IN
Indianapolis Art Center
MICHIGAN - Past Gallery Association
The Art Gallery - Spring Lake, Michigan
ILLINOIS - Juried Art Fair
Arlington Heights - Chicago, Il
PARTIAL LIST OF COLLECTORS
“Tied Up at the Marina”
Colin and Amie Astarita, Southampton
"Chateau Potelle + 2 - Fine Wine Series"
"Chateau Pavie + 2 - Fine Wine Series"
“Small Wine Studies I,II,III”
Paul & Laurie of Paul's Restaurant, Southampton
“View from North Haven”
“The Front House”
Mark & Barbara Keenan, Tucson, Arizona
“Flying Point Beach I”
"Flying Point Beach II”
Ms. Pam Snyder ,New York,NY
“Sunflowers in Rooster Vase”
“Tea & Roses”
Peter & Leslie Hanlon, Southampton, NY
Jim and Cindy Witchger, Indianapolis, IN
“Upper West Side”
John & Camille Murphy,Carmel, IN
Mr. Jeffrey Bodenberg
“Night View of Indianapolis
From the Canal”
Stockyards Bank and Trust Co.
Mr. James A. Hillebrand
“Main Street Too”
William & Diane Drew, Zionsville, IN
“South of the Circle”
Mr. Gary Moss-Stifel, Nicolaus,Indianapolis, IN
“Apple Pear Plum”
Dr. Peter Nechay,Indianapolis, IN
Framers Get To Fill The Spaces In Between, Points of Departure, Southampton Press, July 24, 2008
Robert Goodman Jewelers new Zionsville Mural Attracts Lovers … of Art and Jewelry, featured mural “Season of Jewelry Giving” Press Release to all Media, Zionsville, In. September 28, 2005
Artist opens studio on Cedar Street, Interview, Zionsville Times Sentinel, Local Business, September 8th, 2004
Artists show their works at fair, featured, Zionsville Times Sentinel, September 15, 2004
Meet the Artist, feature advertisement, Norwalk Furniture Idea, The Truth, October 20, 2002
Managed Care, A design Doctor creates a relaxing downtown retreat for a cardiac surgeon, featured artwork, Indianapolis at Home, Spring 2001
August Artist, Artist of the Month, The Columbian, July / August 2000
Charities & Affiliations:
Auction “The Art of Caring” donation to benefit The Charlier Hospice Center, Evansville, In. May 2009
Auction “It takes a Community … “ donation original work to benefit the French and Latin Club Southampton HS, Travel to Paris & Rome April 2008
6th Annual Silent Auction, donation original work to benefit the Riley Memorial Foundation, The Columbia Club Foundation, Indianapolis, In.
Design Gap interior design co., features Maggie’s Studio Original Artwork, Home-A-Rama, Tour Home Six, August 18th – September 3, 2001