RAiR | 1982-83
Born in Washington, Pennsylvania, Martie Zelt (1930- ) attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts between 1950-1955, during which she won two awards to travel to Europe to study mural painting. She graduated with a BA in 1968 from Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and taught printmaking and other courses at the college level from 1967 to 2010. She returned to Roswell in 1989 to teach at the Eastern New Mexico University, then went to Madrid, Spain again to live and work. Martie was a Fulbright Scholar at the Universidad Veracruzana in Mexico from 2008 to 2009. She completed tiled murals at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center and Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Martie held solo exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum; the Carnegie Museum; the Roswell Museum and Art Center; and the Instituto de Artes Plasticas, Universidad Veracruzana, among others. Her work is in many public and private collections, including the Philadelphia Museum, Pennsylvania Academy Museum, Yale, Princeton, Rhode Island School of Design, University of New Mexico and the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History.