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 is versatile in all mediums and subject matter. Her concentration is on oil paintings, but she also does watercolor and pencil/graphite drawings.
     
     Maggie started her artistic career as an Indiana artist. After graduating from Purdue University, she lived and painted in Colorado where she lived on a guest ranch in the middle of the Pike National Forest. Eventually she moved back to Indiana and started a family. She also began promoting her work more seriously. For fifteen years she had a very successful following in Indianapolis and the surrounding area before moving in 2006 to Southampton, New York on long island. She was there until 2013 when she, once again, returned to Indiana.
     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 1999 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, florals landscapes…no subject matter is outside of her range. 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. Her most recent work is concentrated in landscapes.
     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 “officially” retired from giving art lessons in December 2018, but she will probably teach painting and drawing again sometime in the future.
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 – Artist Memberships, Gallery Associations, Juried Art Fairs 

  • The Rumjahn Gallery, Evansville, Indiana
  • Evansville Museum of Arts & History 
  • Hoosier Salon New Harmony
  • Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana
  • Indianapolis Art Center
  • Masterpiece Gallery – Indianapolis, IN
  • ZAGA – Zionsville Art and Gallery LAMP Gallery – Indianapolis, IN
  • EvansPenrod 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
  • The Art Gallery – Spring Lake, Michigan
  • Arlington Heights – Chicago, Il Juried Art Fair
  • “Reflections” Art Exhibit 2016, 2017 – Moody Church,Chicago, Il

 


PARTIAL LIST OF COLLECTORS

  • “Winter Barge on the Ohio”
                                                                    Evansville, IN
  • “Barge XXII”
    M. Mitchell and D. MacArthur, Evansville, Indiana
  • “Greyhound Bus Station (Bru-Burger)”
    The Hon. Randall T. Shepard, Indianapolis, IN
  • “The Courthouse Dome”
    German American Bank, Indiana
  • “Riverboat on the Riverfront”
    Fifth Third Bank, Indiana
  • “Barge and Flag”
    D. Thompson, Evansville, IN
  • “Cow on Barnwood”
    M. Christiansen, Mequon, WI
  • “Justin”
    B and MA Griffin, Danville, Ky
  • “Repose”
    Ms. Lana Roth, Evansville
  • “Love Me a Classic”
    Michael and Justin DuPree, Brooklyn
  • “Stretching Dancer”
    Michael Z., Evansville
  • “The Old Courthouse”
    Ziemer, Stayman, Weitzel & Shoulders, law firm Evansville
  • “Tied Up at the Marina”
    “Seagull IV”
    “Seagull 3”
    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
  • “Three Amigos”
    “View from North Haven”
    “Barbara’s Sunflowers”
    “Seagull XIII”
    “The Front House”
    M & B Keenan, Tucson, Arizona
  • “Flying Point Beach I”
    “Flying Point Beach II”
    P. Snyder, New York, NY
  • “Sunflowers in Rooster Vase”
    “Tea & Roses”
    P & L Hanlon, Southampton, NY
  • “Fisher’s Antiques”     
    “Nightingale Gallery”    
    J & C Witchger, Indianapolis, IN
  • “Indy Afternoon
    “Upper West Side”
    J & C Murphy,Carmel, IN
  • “Artsgarden”  
    J. Bodenberg
    Indianapolis, IN
  • “Night View of Indianapolis From the Canal”
    Stockyards Bank and Trust Co.
    Mr. James A. Hillebrand
    Louisville, KY
  • “Main Street”
    “Main Street Too”
    “The Friendly”
    W & D Drew, Zionsville, IN
  • “South of the Circle”
    Mr. G. Moss-Stifel, Nicolaus,Indianapolis, IN
  • “Apple Pear Plum”
    “Grapes”
    “Smiler’s Deli”
    Dr. P. Nechay,Indianapolis, IN 

 

ARTICLES

  • 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

  • First art exhibit ever held at Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center, Evansville, Indiana where artists with disabilities were included in an open house debut of the Center’s remodeled facility.
  • Auction for Wayne and                     wedding funds held at Simplicity Furniture, Evansville.
  • 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