Maggie Cao

Plein Air Impressionist Painter

Every Day Moments: A Genre Show
Meet the Artists on Sunday, April 22, 1 - 4pm

On Exhibit: April 22 - May 13, 2012

A Day at the Beach
Oil 11 x 14

Can we Talk?
Oil 14 x 11

Lovers in Paris
Oil 24 x 18

Maggie Cao Artist Biography

Originally from China, Maggie Cao exhibited a love of drawing and art from a young age. Her formal studies focused in journalism and included a graduate degree from University of South Carolina. After working at Johns Hopkins University, Maggie took up painting full-time in 2006.

Her art education included one year full-time study of traditional oil painting methods, sculpture, watercolor and anatomy at the Schuler School of Fine Arts in Baltimore, many courses with the Continuing Studies in Maryland Institute College of Art, and workshops with a number of nationally known artists.

In 2007, Maggie was awarded first prize in portraiture and third prize in landscape in the Artist’s Magazine student competition. In 2009, she was selected to be in the "Rising Stars: 10 artists to watch" show at McBride Gallery, Annapolis and won third place in Havre de Grace Plein Air Painting Competition.

In 2010, Maggie won second place in Havre de Grace Plein Air Painting Competition and third place in Mountain Maryland Plein Air Competition, was named a finalist in the Artist’s Magazine Art Competition in the portraiture and still-life categories, and was juried into the American Impressionist Society national show in Nashville, Tennessee.

Maggie is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association, Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society. She currently shows her paintings at McBride Gallery in Annapolis and Gallery International in Baltimore.

Loy Station Covered Bridge
Oil 11 x 14

Old Train Station
Oil 11 x 14

Maggie Cao Selected Awards and Exhibitions

2012 National Oil Painters of American Juried Show
2011, March, Grit and Glory show, McBride Gallery, Annapolis, MD
2011, October, Autumn Celebration of Art, McBride Gallery, Annapolis, MD
2010 Second Place, Havre de Grace Plein Air Competition
2010 Third Place, Mountain Maryland Plein Air Competition
2009-June, Rising Stars: 10 Artists to Watch, McBride Gallery, Annapolis, MD
2009 Third Place, Havre de Grace Plein Air Competition
2009 Finalist for Raymar Fine Art Competition in August
2009 Second place, MAPAPA member show, "Paint Annapolis"
2008 Second Place, Paint the Town, St. Michael's, MD
2007 First Place - Portraiture, The Artist Magazine Student Competition

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