Marcia Joffe-Bouska

Art Discipline: 
United States

A  Chicago area native, Marcia Joffe-Bouska received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art and Art education from Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa.    After teaching art in Dubuque for three years, she attended Northern Illinois University in DeKalb and earned her Master of Arts Degree in Studio art (painting and drawing).  She relocated to Council Bluffs, Iowa, where she has lived and worked ever since.

Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the country.  It is represented in numerous corporate, public, and private collections including the Omaha Children’s Museum, the Peed Corporation, Lincoln, NE, Schiff, Hardin, and Waite Law Firm, Chicago, IL, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Glenwood Resource Center, Glenwood, Iowa and Clarinda Treatment Complex, Clarinda, IA.  Her glass mosaic, “Missouri River Transit”, part of the Icon Interpretive Sculpture Project/ Lewis and Clark Bicentennial is located at Dodge Riverside Golf Club in Council Bluffs, IA.  Phoenix House Women’s Shelter in Council Bluffs features her relief sculpture in its lobby.  Her window designs can be seen at Queen of Apostles church, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Alegent Hospital, St. Xavier Chapel, and Abstract Guaranty Co. in Council Bluffs, IA.  She has also taught art workshops to people of all ages, many through the Iowa and Nebraska Arts Councils’ Artists in Schools and Communities programs.  Currently she is working with the Sheldon Art Museum as the teaching artist for the Sheldon Statewide “Particles to Planets” touring exhibition and workshops.