Mickey Myers
Artist Mickey Myers

Mickey Myers was born and raised in Hollywood, California, where she studied art with famed silkscreen artist, Corita Kent.

Myers began her career as an artist in Boston in the mid-1960's, managing an art gallery, running a graphic design business, and creating limited edition silkscreen prints and posters which were exhibited nationally for two decades.

Boston Magazine named her one of the city's most influential women.

In the late 1980's, Myers returned to Los Angeles, long enough to produce a documentary for public television, and realize she belonged back in New England.

mickey in studio Mickey in her studio

Since 1991, Myers has lived in Vermont, until recently in a 210 year old farmhouse she considered the most beautiful place on earth. Myers began her work in pastel in direct resonse to the view from her living room window in Hyde Park, Vermont. Her pastels have been the subject of eight major exhibits: Dances with Bougainvilla (1992), The View From My Window (1996), Nuages (Clouds) (1996), Bouquet du Crand Ciel (Bouquet from the Great Sky) (1997), Travels with My Sister 1998), Le Soleil (1999), Looking West (2002), and Sunday Paintings (2004).

In 2003, Myers moved to Johnson, Vermont, to a home originally built in 1914 for the artist Georgia Balch, and until recently occupied by staff members from Vermont Studio Center. In fact, the house has never been without an artist in residence!

Myers notes that her work always shifts when she moves, and reports that from the first day in this new studio, unexpected developments began to take place in her work. For example, she introduced undercoatings of acrylic paint, over which she drew in pastel. She sees a dramatic change in her sense of space on the page, and notes an increasingly abstract perspective in her work.

No matter where she is, Mickey Myers is passionately involved in her community and in the creation and exhibition of art: her own, that of her students, and of her friends and fellow artists. With Monet, she holds this thought, "Color is my day long obsession, joy and torment."



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Mickey Myers' pastels can be seen and purchased at:

Green Mountain Fine Art Gallery
Route 100 (Main Street)
Stowe, Vermont
802-253-1818

Milk Room Framery
Main Street
Jeffersonville, Vermont
802-644-5122

Career Highlights

2006-present, Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville, VT, Executive Director

2000-2006, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, Vermont, Executive Director

1997-2000, Copley Woodlands-Director of Marketing and Sales

1991-1997, Vermont Association of Realtors: Director, Education and Communications

1993-1994, Boston Gas Tank/Restoration

1990-1991, STUDIO/Documentary for Vermont ETV Project Director

1987-1990, PRIMARY COLORS: The Story of Corita, Documentary for PBS/Co-Producer

1986-Present Estate of Corita Kent/Artistic Advisor

1975-Present Mickey Myers Designs, President and Creative Director

Selected Guest Lectures
Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, Vermont, 1998 and 1999
Association Executives Institute, Chicago, 1995
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1990
Immaculate Heart College Alumnae Association, 1990
Webster University, St. Louis, 1988
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1988 and 1990
Saddleback College, Mission Viego, CA., 1988
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, 1987 and 1988
Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA., 1987

Selected One Woman Exhibitions
Southern Vermont Arts Center, 2005
Green Mountain Fine Art Gallery, Stowe, Vermont, 2002 and 2004
Maison Robert, Boston, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2001
By Vermont Hands, Johnson, VT., 1995
Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA, 1987
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT 1992
Limited Editions, Newton, MA., 1986 and 1991
College of Notre Dame, Baltimore, MD., 1987
Simmons College, Boston, MA., 1983
Posner Gallery, Milwaukee, WI., 1981
2719 Gallery, Dallas, TX., 1981

Selected Collections
Monterey Peninsula Museum, Monterey CA
Crocker National Bank, San Francisco, CA
The Library of Congress, Washington DC
United Hospitals, St. Paul, MN
Marimekko International
Ziff Paper Company
The First National Bank of Chicago
The Children's Museum, Indianapolis

Selected Commissions
Garner Galleries, Rockville, MD / Five Commissioned Editions
Manpower, Inc., Milwaukee, WI / Limited edition print and poster
WJCT-TV, Jacksonville, FL/Limited edition print and poster
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA/Limited edition poster
Binney and Smith, Easton, PA/Monoprint commission
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston MA/Exhibition Materials

Posters
25 Poster editions published between 1979 and 1990 by
Posner Editions, Milwaukee
Bruce McGaw Graphics, NYC
Garner Galleries, Rockville, MD.
Choice Editions, San Francisco, CA.
Austin Fairchild Art Foundation, Dallas
Boston Film Festival

Personal
Born: Los Angeles California
Education: Immaculate Heart College, Los Angeles, BA Degree
Resides: Johnson, Vermont
Community Service and Awards:
Vermont Public Television/On Air Fundraising and Community Advisory Council, Co-Chair, 1998-2003
Vermont Public Radio/Community Advisory Board Nomination Committee
Immaculate Heart College Alumna of the Year (1998)
Vermont Chapter of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Board, 2001-present