Marianne Fairbank Partlow
Marianne Fairbank Partlow, an artist, fine art appraiser and consultant, has run several art galleries during her career. Since the closing of the Marianne Partlow Gallery in Olympia, Washington in 1992 she has turned her attention to painting and printmaking and has been recognized with prizes in regional competitions. Her woodcuts have been exhibited in national museum print competitions. From an early interest in waterbased media which she developed with painters Stephen Quiller, Carol Riley, Jonelle Johnson, Gary Faigin, and Sondra Freckelton, she is currently concentrating on paintings and pastels.
She has worked as a consulting curator, and has taught art history and studio watercolor at the college level. She holds a BA in Art History from Cornell University and an MA in Art History from the University of Virginia. She spent a year studying art history in Paris at L'Ecole du Louvre. As a founding member of the City of Olympia Arts Commission, a board member of Artist Trust and other art executive boards, she has worked actively for the development of the visual arts in the Pacific Northwest. Currently she maintains a studio in Olympia, Washington. She has exhibited locally with Childhood's End Gallery and ArtHouse Designs Gallery.
Marianne has recently received her designation as a Senior Accredited Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers. She is a fine art appraiser and consultant specializing in 19th and 20th century Northwest, American, Canadian and European Art.