Biography   Margaret Frances Leonard


Born: January 30, 1956 Brunswick, Maine

1982   BFA in painting Maine College of Art

Address: 1706 Harpswell Neck, Rd

Harpswell, Maine 04079

Part of Maine Historical Society's Permanent Collection


website: Margaret Leonard's Art (


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Artist Residencies


2023 NEIRO, Prague, Czech Republic

2017/2018 Wassard Elea Artist Retreat, Ascea Italy

2017 ARTErra Residencias Rurais Artisticas, Lobao de Beira, Portugal

2012   OBRAS Holland, Renkum, Netherlands

2008   Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont

2007   Spring Artist in Residence, Chowan University, Murfreesboro, North Carolina

2005   Pouch Cove, Newfoundland, Canada

2004   Julia and David White Arts Colony, Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica

2002   International School of Painting and Sculpture, Umbria, Italy

2002   Hambidge Art Center, Dillard, Georgia

2001   Dorland Mt. Arts Colony, Temecula, California

2001   Altos de Chavon, Dominican Republic

2000   Buffalo National Park, Arkansas

1997   Acadia National Park, Maine

1996   Carina House, Monhegan Island, Maine



2023 MECA Collect, Maine College of Art and Design

2022  One-person show, The Gallery, Readfield, Maine

2021  Port Clyde Art Gallery, Port Clyde, Maine 10x10 Juried show (2nd place winner by Juror Jon Mort)

2021  MECA Juried Show and Sale, Portland, Maine

2021  Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, Maine, Annual Juried Show (2nd place winner by Juror Barbara Sullivan)

2015   Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick Maine

2014   Monhegan Artist Residency 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Thomas Moser Gallery, Freeport, Maine015

2012   Local Trees, Brunswick Municipal Meeting Room, Brunswick, Maine

2012   The Figure Revealed VI, Atrium Art Gallery, University of Southern Maine, Lewiston/AuburnI

2012   Boothbay Arts Foundation Juried Show, Boothbay Harbor, Maine

2012    Juried Fall Show Damariscotta Rivers Gallery, Damariscotta, Me.

2011   20 Year Celebration: Carina House, Monhegan Island, Me.

2008   50th Annual Visiting Juror's Exhibition, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset, Me.

2007   One Person Show, Chowan University, Murfreesboro, North Carolina

2006   Maine Art Gallery Juried Show, Wiscasset, Me.

2004   Vision as Source,Group Show,GALEYRIE, Falmouth, Me.

2003   The Figure Revealed V, Juried Show, University of Maine, Lewiston/Auburn

2003   New Paintings, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, Me.

2002   Woodfords Gallery, Group Show, Portland, Maine

2001   Artistas en Residencia Primavera 2001, Leo Nunez, Margaret Leonard, WilfredoTorres, Altos de Chavon, Dominican Republic

2000   Carina House: The First Decade, Blaine House, Augusta, Me.

2000   Lancaster Lounge, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Me.

1999   10th Anniversary: Carina House, Monhegan Island, Artists in Residence, Crossman Gallery, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Me.

1999   Carina House Group Show, Lupine Gallery, Monhegan Island, Me.

1999   Maine College of Art Juried Alumni Show, Portland, Me.

1997   Gallery by the Sea, Port Clyde, Me.

1997   Lupine Gallery Group show, Monhegan Island, Me.

1997   New to Our Walls, Bayview Gallery, Portland and Camden, Me.

1996   City Critters, Invitational Show, Davidson and Daughters, Portland, Me.

1995   Kristinia's Benefit for Family Crisis Center, Bath, Me.

1993   Group Show, Icon Gallery, Brunswick, Me.

1992   UMVA (Union of Maine Visual Artists) Gallery, Brunswick, Me.

1991   Billboard Art, UMVA/Maine Festival, Brunswick, Me.

1990   Benefit for the Homeless, UMVA Traveling Exhibit

1990   12th Annual Juried Exhibiton, Maine Coast Artists, Rockport, Me.

1988   Inside/Outside Art, University of Maine, Portland

1988   Maine Art Gallery Juried Show, Wiscasset, Me.

1988   10th Annual Juried Show, Maine Coast Artists, Rockport, Me.

1988   Art Works, Maine's Corporate Collections, Jean Payson, Whitney Gallery, Portland, Me.

1986   8th Annual Juried Show, Maine Coast Artists, Rockport, Me.

1986   Collector's Show, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Me.

1984   Maine Artists for Survival, Democratic National Convention, San Francsisco, CA

1983   Ghost Dance, Group Show, University of Maine, Farmington

1982   Billie Bowman, Margaret Leonard, Richard Wilson, Chroma Gallery, Portland, Me.