Margaret Berry

Art Discipline: 
Art Category: 
Mixed Media
Omaha, NE
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Apr 7, 2008 to Apr 11, 2008

Margaret Berry is a studio artist in Lincoln, specializing in encaustic artwork. A farm girl from Wahoo, she is a lifelong Nebraskan with degrees from Creighton University and UNL. She has served both as an executive director of the Lincoln Arts Council and education director at Lux Center for the Arts. She has received a Mayor’s Arts Award, the Lux Center’s Community Arts Award and was selected to be the first full-time Artist-in-Residence for the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel.

When a truck ran a red light injuring her in 2000, Margaret discovered encaustic during her recuperation. She quickly became a charter member of International Encaustic Artists and the organizer of their national exhibitions.  As an artist-in-residence with the Nebraska Arts Council for over a decade, she has taught the encaustic process to students of all ages throughout the state and has also been invited to give her innovative Hot Wax/Cool Art™ workshops across the U.S. She is honored to have been part of invitational group exhibitions in 17 states and to create 11 solo shows. In Nebraska, her work has been shown at the Sheldon Museum of Art, the Bemis Center, the Museum of Nebraska Art, the Lux Center for the Arts, the Norfolk Arts Center, the Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art, the Lauritzen Gardens and the National Willa Cather Center.

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