About Ann Marie
I’m an artist based in Marfa, Texas. I'm also an independent program director and fundraiser working with rural communities.
My artwork reflects my experience of living in the high desert. The quality of light, open space, quiet, and dark night skies all contribute to a deep sense of place. Living here, I take note and appreciate all sorts of small, visual moments. I approach all my work from a starting point of noticing and seeing things that might be easily overlooked.
In my work with rural communities, I help schools, non-profits, and foundations with program development, fundraising, and grant-writing. I founded and manage Read Big Bend, a regional community/school partnership focused on early childhood literacy. I'm also currently working on projects with the Texas Rural Funders Collaborative and Marfa Independent School District. I served as Mayor of Marfa from 2017- 2019 and was the Director of Education at the Chinati Foundation from 2008 - 2015.
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