Marie Renfro Marie Renfro

Marie working with Make A Wish student


Master of Fine Arts,

Texas Woman's University, 1995


Bachelor of Fine Arts

Texas Woman’s University,

Graduated Magna cum Laude, 1992


Associate of Arts Degree

Collin County Community College

Graduated Magna cum Laude, 1988


Study abroad: Switzerland, France, Holland,

Italy, England, Russia, Spain, and Greece.



Leman Award,

Outstanding Artistic Contribution to the

University-Scholarship for Graduate Study 1993

Texas Woman’s University.


Who's Who Among Students in American

Universities and Colleges 1993, l996


University Honor Roll 1991 & 1992


Phi Kappa Phi Sorority 1991, 1995


Alpha Chi Sorority 1990




Dec, 1995 MFA show at Texas Woman’s University, including watercolor and oil paintings and ceramic sculpture


August, 2004 Lobby of Courtyard Theater, Plano, TX


Jan., 2004 Laredo Center for the Arts, Laredo, TX


1982-2003 Individual and group shows at Gallery VIII, Plano, TX


2002  “Kaleidoscope”-1550 Gallery, Kerrville, TX


1995-2002 Group Faculty Exhibitions, Collin County Community College, Plano, TX


2009, Blue House, Allen, TX


2009 Garret Gallery, McKinney, TX


2009 Royal Lane Baptist Church Gallery, Dallas, TX


2011 Royal Lane Baptist Church Gallery, Dallas, TX


2014 Art Centre of Plano, Plano, TX


2017 Blue House Gallery II, Allen, TX


2019 Group Show at Art Centre of Plano, TX




2009 Illustration for art and poetry book, “Translating the Prairie,” Plano, TX


2010 Included in DVD and E Book by Sue St. John, “A Walk into Abstracts”.  Also included in book entitled “Journeys to Abstraction. 2011


Southwest Art Magazine May 1993, July 2018





2005 Texas and Neighbors Show, Irving Art Center, Irving Art Association Award of Excellence (Doug Dawson, Juror)


 2005 Annual Regional Juried Art Show, Richardson Civic Art Society, First Place, Mixed Media (Rob Erdle, Juror)


10th Annual International Juried Exhibition, 2002 Laredo Center for the Arts, Laredo, TX Second Place (Juergen Strunck, Juror)


 28th National Watercolor Oklahoma, Kirkpatrick Galleries, Okla. City, Okla., OWA Investment Award, 2002, (Virginia Cobb, Juror)


 8th Annual International Juried Exhibition, 2000, Laredo Center for the Arts, Laredo, TX, First Place (Kathy Vargas, Juror)


Watercolor without boundaries, Texas-Italy, 2001, Southwestern Watercolor Society, Irving TX, Milan, Italy


First Frontier Collage Society, 2nd Annual Exhibition, Austin, TX, First Place, 2000


Texas Visual Arts Assoc. Citation 98, Best of Show, Mixed Media


Plano Art Assoc.-First Place, Mixed

Media Plano Art Centre, Plano, Texas l996


North Texas Area Art League-Tara/Fredrix

Artist Award, Denton, Texas 1993


Western Federation of Watercolor Societies,

Merit Award, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico 1992,


North Texas Area Art League Award  and

Grumbacher Silver Medal Award for Excellence,

Denton, Texas 1991


Artists and Craftsman Signature Award, Dallas, Texas 1990


Southwestern Watercolor Society Signature Award, Dallas, Texas 1988


Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Medal of Excellence, San Antonio Texas 1988


Richardson Civic Art Society-Best of Show

Richardson, Texas 1986 and 1985




Navarro Council of the Arts, Twenty-Second Annual National Juried Art Exhibition, 2005


 2005 National Juried Exhibition, Plano Art Association


Texas Watercolor Society, 56th Annual Exhibit 2005 (Carole Barnes, Juror) San Antonio, TX


Laredo Center for the Arts, 12th Annual International Juried Exhibition, 2004 (Warren Taylor, Juror)



Thirtieth Exhibition National Watercolor Oklahoma, 2004      (Marilyn Hughey Phillis, Juror)


Richardson Civic Art Society, 30th Annual

Regional Juried Art Show, (Steve Grey, Juror),

Richardson, Texas, 1996


Texas Visual Arts Assoc., Citation 95

(Catherine Chang Liu, Juror) Dallas, Texas, 1995



Dallas Women's Caucus for Art, Conflicts and Solutions, (Marla Price, Juror) Dallas, Texas 1992




   Numerous corporations and private collections

Partial Listing:

Northern Telecom, Richardson, Texas

Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas

Community Credit Union, Plano, Texas

Richardson Public Library, Richardson, Texas,

Allen Public Library, Allen, Texas,

Presbyterian Hospital of Plano, Texas




Plano Art Association, Lifetime Membership

Artists & Craftsmen Associated, Signature Membership

Southwestern Watercolor Society, Signature Membership

Texas Visual Arts Association, Signature Membership

National Watercolor Society, Signature Membership

Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Signature Membership

National Watercolor Oklahoma, Signature Membership