Paintings and Pastels

Marion Block Schneider

As an Art Director who was influential in the Graphic Design and Advertising world for over 35 years, Marion’s strong design background has had a tremendous influence on her painting.  It has formed a basic structure and way of seeing the world that dominates her work with bold design, a strong passion for color and unique space arrangement.   Her intense love of color, pattern, edge playfulness, and extreme light and shadow are strong themes that are always evident in her paintings.  While urban themes are of particular interest, she also explores landscapes , still life subjects and, more recently, abstract painting.


Syracuse University- BFA, Magna Cum Laude

Purchase College(SUNY): Advanced Drawing, Advanced Painting (1996-2008)

Silvermine Art Guild - Pastels, Watercolor, Figurative Painting, Landscape Painting


Mamaroneck Artists Guild - Black, White and Red, Jan. 2015

Upstream Gallery, Juried Show, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, January 2015

9th Westchester Biennial, Castle Gallery, New Rochelle, NY, June, 2014

“Where To?” Harrison Public Library, One person show, May 2013

Promenade des Artistes - Participating Artiste - Mamaroneck, NY - May 2013

Large Works Show- Mamaroneck Artists Guild- April 2013

Black and White-Mamaroneck Artists Guild 1/2013

8th Annual Juried Small Works Show- MAG May 14- June 5, 2012

Mamaroneck Artists‘ Guild 2 person Show: Open Spaces/ Going Places- April 17 to May 5, 2012

Upstream Gallery Juried Small Works Show, January 2012

Audubon Center Juried Nature Show- July 2012, Audubon Center, Greenwich, CT.

National Association of Women Artists Ev(e)olution Show - Riverside Public Library, NY, NY - March 2011

USA Bank, 601 North Main Street, Port Chester, NY - 2 person show through March 2011

City of Berkeley, CA, Center Street Gallery Show - 2 person show - December, 2010 through March 2011

National Association of Women Artists - Small Works Exhibiton - Feb.- March 2010

Greenwich Art Society Juried Show- Bendheim Gallery - 2/10

Upstream Gallery in Dobbs Ferry-  Juried Small Works Show - 1/10

Eight: 8/09 - Mamaroneck Artists’ Guild Spotlight Show - August 09

Slvermine Guild Student Show - New Canaan, CT - Sterling Pastel Award - 7/09

Rye Arts Center Members Show - Best In Show: Acrylic Painting 6/09 

Juried Small Works Show - Mamaroneck Artists’ Guild - 5/09 - Best In Show

The Retreat Juried Show - Hampton Road Gallery, Southampton, NY - 5/09 

Greenwich Art Society - 4/09 - Spirit of Youth

Mamaroneck Artists’ Guild - A gift of Art - 12/08

Juried Small Works Show - MAG - 9/08

Associates Show - MAG - 3/08 - Second Prize

Mamaroneck Artists’ Guild Open Juried Small Works Show - 3/06

Upstream Gallery in Dobbs Ferry-  Juried Small Works Show - 1/06

Mamaroneck Artists’ Guild Open Juried Small Works Show - Honorable Mention - 3/05

Celebrate Us - Art Show of “Artists at PepsiCo” -  PepsiCo World Headquarters - 3/05

Upstream Gallery in Dobbs Ferry - Juried show of Small Works - 1/05

Art Expo at Purchase College - 5/04

55th Annual Art of the Northeast - Silvermine Guild Arts Center - 5/04

The Museum Gallery, White Plains, NY - 3/04 

Mainstream Studio Artists' Show - Macy Gallery, North White Plains, NY - 5/00

Bridge Gallery, White Plains, NY - 7/99

Mamaroneck Artist's Guild- Active Member's Show - 6/98

Art Society of Greenwich Juried Show, Gertrude White Gallery - 2/96

Oresman Gallery at Larchmont Public Library-(two person show) - 6/96

Hudson River Contemporary Artists Juried Show-Lehman College Art Gallery - 7/96

Old Greenwich Art Society Juried Show - 9/96

Upstream Gallery Juried Show of Small Works - 1/97

Mamaroneck Artist's Guild "Cool Jazz" Show- First Prize - 2/97

Lever House Gallery, New York - 7/97