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MFA Student Margaret Tcheng Ware Wins Award

a painting by MFA student Margaret TchengMFA painting student Margaret Tcheng Ware's self-portrait was awarded second place by The Artist's Magazine, in the portrait category, student competition, of their annual competition. The winners of the competition and their artwork were featured in the January 2003 issue of the magazine.

In addition, throughout the month of November, Ms. Ware exhibited her work in her second solo show of 2002 at Plumas Bank in Truckee. It was very positively reviewed in a weekly magazine there: "Feast your eyes on realistic landscapes of Lake Tahoe and the Truckee River and unique and vibrant still lifes by Margaret Tcheng Ware, a painter who creates three-dimensional art on a two-dimensional plane, imbuing her works with movement and feeling."

"Because of my dance background, I sculpt my paintings with movement," explains Ms. Ware. "I want the viewer to feel a connection between what they are seeing and how they feel or may have experienced it themselves."

Ms. Ware's portraits embody the same vitality as her landscapes and still lifes. She prefers working in oils and charcoals, and spends anywhere from 10 to 30 hours on each piece. "It helps me make progress on a painting when I leave it and then come back to it," says Ms. Ware. "My eyes get refreshed and I always find something to adjust."

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