Marth Schermerhorn Mostly Artist's Books
Martha Schermerhorn, Artist & Work Artist's Books
Artist's Books
3-D Work
Artist's in Cellophane
Teachings & Workshops
Bio and Artists Statement
Bio and Artists Statement
Martha Schermerhorn Resume

Grants and Awards

Marin MoCa, Marin County California, Honorable Mention 2008
Artists Row, Rochester Public Market,  Best in Show, mixed media 2008
Ida Abrams Louis Award, 58th Fingerlakes Exhibition, Rochester, NY 2001
Photography Grant, Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts 1997


Sands of Time – A Different Path Gallery, Brockport, NY 2012
National Women’s Juried Show – Impact Gallery, Buffalo, NY 2012
Anything Goes – Black Radish Gallery, Rochester, NY 2012
Scripts and Systems – Lexington Art League, Lexington, NY 2012

Xtravagant Lies – North Bank Gallery, Vancouver, WA 2011
Another Man’s Treasure – A Different Path Gallery, Brockport, NY 2011
Inner Dialogues - Art and Music Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 2011
Whimsical Art – Rubino’s Gallery, Rochester, NY 2011

Pandora’s Box – Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria VA 2010
Women & Books: Uncovered – A Decade Later, Converse College, Spartanburg, SC 2010

Peter’s Picks – Image City Gallery, Rochester, NY 2009
Assume Nothing - Union Street Gallery, Chicago Hts, Ill 2009
Cabinets of Curiosities, Solo Show – Crocus Clay Works, Rochester, NY 2009

Women’s National Exhibition – Impact Gallery, Buffalo, NY 2008
Realities and Illusions – Marin Moca, Marin County, CA 2008
Urban Artifacts – Guest Artist, Image City Gallery, Rochester, NY 2008

The Kaaren, Ann and Martha Show, - Williams Gallery, Rochester, NY 2007
The Game Show - Contemporary Crafts Museum and Gallery, Portland, OR 2007
2007 Women’s National Exhibition – Impact Gallery, Buffalo, NY 2007

Aha! Epiphanies & Breakthroughs – Union Street Gallery, Chicago Hts, Ill 2006
Arena Group Show – Dyer Art Gallery, Rochester, NY 2006
Holiday Exhibition – Image City Gallery, Rochester, NY 2006

Paper Trail – Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY 2005
Women, Words and Images – Smithtown Township Arts Council, St. James, NY 2005

The Seven Deadly Sins – New Century Artist’s Inc. NYC 2004
Women’s History Month National Exhibit – Boise State University, Boise ID 2004
Spatially Inspired – Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL 2004

The Ties That Bind – Smithtown Town ship Arts Council, St. James, NY 2003
Islands in the Stream – Union Street Gallery, Chicago Hts., Ill 2003

Motherhood – Period Gallery, Omaha, NE 2002
Artists’ Books 2002 – Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA 2002
The Low End Theory – University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR 2002
Threads of Tradition – Smithtown Township Arts Council, St. James, NY 2002
Illuminance 2002 – Buddy Holly Center, Lubbock TX 2002
Book Explorations 2002 – Kingston MA 2002

Women and Books: Uncovered – Converse College, Spartanburg, SC 2001
Women’s Works, 2001 – Old Courthouse Art Center, Woodstock IL 2001
58th Rochester Fingerlakes Exhibition – Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester NY 2001
Book Explorations 2001 – Kingston MA 2001

Book Explorations 2000 – Kingston MA 2000
3D in the 2nd Millennium, Arena Group Show – 1570 Gallery, Rochester, NY 2000
Arena Group Show – Creative Workshop, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester NY 2000

Book Explorations ’99 – Kingston MA 1999
My point of View – Sweinfurth Gallery, Auburn NY 1999

As a Matter of Fact – Solo Exhibition, Community Darkroom, Rochester NY 1998
Saltonstall Award Recipient’s Exhibition – State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca NY 1998
Then & Now – Center at High Falls Gallery, Rochester NY 1998

Arena Group Show – Adams Gallery, Dunkirk NY 1997
Books, Boxes And Altars – Hallwalls, Buffalo NY 1997
Dream to Reality – Community Darkroom, Rochester NY 1997

Women in the Visual Arts 1996 – Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT 1996

Visual Journals: Handmade Books as Art – Visual Arts Center, Panama City, FL 1995
National Women’s Exhibit – Impact Gallery, Buffalo NY 1995
Handmade Artists’ Books – Cell Gallery – Writers & Books, Rochester NY 1995
The 19th Amendment “Aftereffects” – 468 W. Main St. Gallery, Rochester NY 1995

Art as Healing – Pyramid Art Center, Rochester NY 1994
National Women’s Exhibit – Impact Gallery, Buffalo NY 1994
The Artists’ Breakfast Group Show – Harley School, Rochester NY 1994


Scenes from the Love Café, handbound, edition size 100 2005
Cold Hard Facts Spiral bound, offset edition size 200 1998
(No), handbound, edition size 100 1995
Reincarnation, handbound, edition size 100 1994

Books and Art works in Private Collections

Scrap Book, Sylvia Kleindinst
The History of Art, Dirmuid MacDonald
Kittys in Jail, Lorraine and Andy MacGowan
The Digestive Tract; A Brief Overview, Tammy Brackett
Zoe at Six, Christine Christopher
Untitled Prints from Sally/Ophelia Series, The Saltonstall Foundation
Untitled Prints from Sally/Ophelia Series, Connie Valentine
Walt Whitman Poetry Sampler, Shelby Lee Adams
Wall of Faith and Grace, Kaaren Anderson

Gallery and Bookstore Representation

Spirit & Kitsch, Ithaca, NY
Artist in Cellophane, Art-O-Mat
Printed Matter, NY, NY
Gallery 53 Artworks, Cooperstown, NY
Writers & Books, Rochester, NY
Night of Joy, Vintage Clothing, Rochester, NY


Graphic Arts Certificate Program, Graphic Careers 1990
Bachelor of Science in Book Arts, SUNY Empire State College 2008

Artist’s Statement

The book is a vehicle for my emotions and witnesses to my personal identity. I find a catharsis in the synthesis of word, image, and material that escapes me in any single medium.

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