Marsh Scott

Marsh Scott

Dana Point, CA, United States

About Marsh Scott

Creating on the Southern California coast in Dana Point, Marsh Scott expresses her artistic vision in paint, metal, photography and stone.

Early sculptural work in cast paper evolved into large multiple piece installations. Ink paintings reduced the line and gesture to their minimum. Paintings included handmade paper for texture. Always experimenting with a variety of mediums; metal, especially stainless steel, became the choice for large public commissions and installations throughout the country. Drawing in CAD and having plates laser or water jet cut allows the surface to at once be sculpture and drawing. Shadows become an additional, changing layer. A series of encaustic paintings and some sculptures became more and more minimal and neutral with some focusing on sweeping gestural marks and others, repetitive texture. Stone became a new medium to explore with installations of multiple abstract forms carved with line.

Marsh Scott grew up in several cities in the east, and received a BS in Art Education from Penn State before she moved to the west coast and ultimately Laguna Beach. She received her MA in Art from CSULB, and took architecture classes at UCI. After ten years of teaching high school and community college art and also teaching at a private art program, she became a full time studio artist. Actively involved in the local art's community, she has served on the Board and then as president of the renowned Sawdust Art Festival. In 2010 she received the “Artist of the Year” award in Laguna Beach, California.


M.A., Art, The California State University, Long Beach, 1976. With Distinction.
B.S., Art Education, The Pennsylvania State University, 1974. With Distinction.
Architecture courses at the University of California, Irvine, 1980-82.
Lifetime Teaching Credentials for Secondary and Community College Art, California.


Oklahoma City, Santa Fe Depot Public Art 2017
Laguna Beach, Ca./OCTA Public Art, Broadway Beautification Project 2013
Ardmore, OK. Institute for Agricultural Biosciences Facility, Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma Art in Public Places 2011
City of Orange, Ca./OCTA Public Art, Metrolink Pedestrian Underpass 2009
Old Pottery Place, Art in Public Places, Laguna Beach, Ca. 2007
Aliso Creek Plaza, Art in Public Places, Laguna Beach, Ca. 2001
Crescent Bay Villas, Art in Public Places, Laguna Beach, Ca. 2001
Taps Brewery, Art in Public Places, Brea, Ca. 2000
Pacific Western National Bank, Art in Public Places, Brea, Ca. 1999

A Medical Clinic in Rochester, Mn. 2016
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, Il. 2015
Stoneridge Creek, Pleasanton, Ca. 2014
Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City, Ca. 2014
Porter Regional Hospital, MOB, Valapariso, In. 2012
Elmhurst Public Library, Elmhurst, IL 2011
Fountaindale Public Library Bolingbrook, IL 2011
Loyola Center for Health, Burr Ridge, IL 2011
Kaiser Permanente Lakeview, Anaheim, Ca. 2009. Downey, Ca. 2008. West LA, Ca. 2007
St. Marks Hospital, Salt Lake City, Ut. 2009
Saint Vincent Medical Center Northeast, Indianapolis, In. 2008
Sharp Memorial Medical Center, San Diego, Ca. 2008
Flowers Hospital, Dothan, Al. 2007
Providence Hospital, Mobile, Al. 2007
Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach, Ca. 2005
Kaiser Permanente, Palmdale, Ca. 2003
Kaiser Permanente, Irvine, Ca., Venice, Ca. 2005. IT Center, Pasadena, Ca., 2004
Neumann Weinstock Manion Reisman Shore, Century City, Ca 2003
Access 360, Irvine, Ca. 2000
CT Realty, Corp. Offices, Newport Beach, Ca., 2000
Health First Medical Group, Dallas, Tx. 1998


“Artist of the Year” Art Star Awards, LBAA, Laguna Beach, Ca. 2010
3D Goes 2D, City of Laguna Beach, Ca. 2012
“Glass, Paint, Color” Golden West College Fine Art Gallery, Hunting Beach, Ca. 2010
“Americas 2009: Paperworks”, juried show, Northwest Art Center, Minot, ND, Merit Award
“225°F: Encaustic Encounters“, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone, NC, 2009
“Women’s Works 2009”, Northwest Area Arts Center, Woodstock, IL
“National Art Encounter 2009”, juried show, The Von Liebig Art Center, Naples, Fl. 2009
Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2007
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Art Sales and Rental Gallery 2003
Millard Sheets Gallery, a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum, “The Art of Living”, Pomona, Ca. 2003
Studio Gallery, “Textures”, Irvine, Ca. 2001
Solo Exhibition, Plaza Gallery, Huntington Beach, Ca. 1997
Purchase Award, Permanent Collection, World Trade Center, New Orleans, La. 1992

“Brushstrokes and Steel”, Jennifer Pappas, Laguna Beach Magazine, February 2014
Authentic Visual Voices, Contemporary Paper & Encaustic, Catherine Nash, 2013
Laguna Beach Community Services Brochure, covers: "Colors of the Canyon" Fall 2013
"Art with a Purpose" Roberta Carasso, Coast Magazine October 2010
"Art Star Awards", Artist of the Year, 2010
"Old Towne Project", 2009
"Marsh Scott", SqueezeOC, 2006
"She Leaves Sawdust Presidency to Concentrate on Art" R Carasso, Laguna News-Post, 12/06
"Scott’s Sculptures Exhibit History, Nature" Roberta Carasso, The Laguna News-Post, 7/06
Diamonds hidden within the Sawdust, Bobbi Allen,The Coastline Pilot, July 25, 2003
The Guild Sourcebook, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Steps in the Sand captures the "Soul" of Laguna Beach, Carasso, The Laguna News-Post, 10/01