Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Marianne Owens attended San Jose State University and received her BA in Radio, Television, and Film with a minor in advertising.

Marianne is a fine art photographer and has exhibited her work at open studios, art festivals, galleries, and retail stores. For the past 20 years she has worked for DrawBridge, an expressive arts program for homeless and under-served children where she serves on the Board of Directors. She has created and led film and digital photography programs for young adults, teens, and taught high school photography, and art for 13 years.

Marianne’s role as an artist and educator has given her the opportunity to inspire and teach young people art and technical skills, and to foster their abilities and be creative thinkers, collaborators, and problem solvers.


San Rafael, California

o Dedicated Teacher: creative, resourceful, and supportive of students
o Design and implement curriculum for programs
o Strong organization and project development skills
o Work well with diverse populations
o Build collaborations and community relationships
o Extensive knowledge of technology and digital applications
o Professional Photographer and Designer

Community Art Program Developer and Teacher
2001 – Present Community Art Projects and Curatorial Experience
2016 – Marin Civic Center - Opening the World - Photography Exhibit
2015 - Art Works Downtown - Opening the World - Photography Exhibit
2015 - McNears Beach Clubhouse - Opening the World - Photography Exhibit
2015 - Darkroom and Alternative Photography Class at The Image Flow in Mill Valley
2014 - Marin Society of Artists - Marin Oaks High School - Earth Day Photography Exhibit
2013 – Art Works Downtown – Free Youth Photography Workshop
2010 - SFO Museum Exhibition “Concrete, Glass, Metal, and Sky: Images of
            San Francisco Architecture” – The Marin School Student exhibit
2012 - Cesar Chavez Day of Service - 2012 - Created Cesar Chavez Day of Service,
            organized service day for the school volunteering off site with six community nonprofits
2008 – 2012 Created Photo-Philanthropy Program - Several hundred students participated
              in this successful and program
2006 - 2007 Sandbox Studios in San Francisco - Created and produced DrawBridge
              Homeless Youth Photography Exhibit
2005 - 2006 - Sponsored student photography booth at the Caledonia Street Fair,
               Sausalito, California
2001 -  Created and facilitated DrawBridge summer youth photography class at Marin
             Academy. Produced a book of the youth photography

1997-Present Art Facilitator
2011-Present Board Member
1997- Present - Facilitate weekly art groups for homeless, and underserved children
2001- Present - Design Teen Programs and Photography Programs
2012- Present- Performed administrative duties including strategic planning, program development, and photography services

Teaching Experience:

Marin County Office of Education
2015 - Present Special Education ParaEducator

The Marin School, Sausalito
1998 - 2012 Photography and Art Teacher
 Created Photography Department: Designed, wrote and implemented UC approved
 curriculum for Photography 1, 2 & 3, Digital Photography, and Graphic Design. Taught Basic Art & Design, Freshman Seminars, Photography 1,2&3, and Graphic Design

The Marin School
Administrative Experience:

1999-2012 - Academic Advisor
2009-2012 - Art Department Chair
2010-2012 - Dean of Students 9th/10th grade
2009-2012 - Service Learning Liaison: Built and maintained relationships; acted as a
liaison between academic departments, community organizations, educational
institutions, community groups and agencies

Professional Experience:
1992 - Present - Marianne Owens Photography and Design - marianneowens.com
Produce fine art photography for sale at art shows, galleries, retail stores and private
Collaborate with companies in diverse industries to create photographs for print and
web advertising
Photograph client events
Create content and manage social media pages for several local non-profits
Portrait commissions

1997-1999 Pixxon Digital Imaging Studios, San Francisco, Ca
Scanner operator (DS and Crosfield drum Scanners)
Color correcting and image sizing
Large format printing
Digital proofing on the Kodak Approval System

Designated Subjects Career Technical Education Preliminary Credential
o Arts, Media, & Entertainment
o Education, Child Development, and Family Services
o Information Technology

BA Radio Television (minor in Advertising)
San Jose State University, San Jose, California
Computer Graphics Diploma
Platt College, San Francisco, California
Cabrillo College - Studied Fine Arts (concentration in Photography)
Santa Cruz, California

December 2016 - Small Works, Artworks Downtown, San Rafael (Juried)
September 2016 - 20/20 Vision: Past, Present, Future Artworks Downtown, San Rafael
January 2016 - Solo Show at Thompson-Dorfman, Mill Valley, Ca
November 2015 - Visionary Marin, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, Ca
October 2015 - Casa Azul, Artworks Downtown, San Rafael (Juried)
July 2015 - The Left Coast, Marin Society of Artists, Ross, Ca (Juried)
January 2015 - Inspired Words and Poetry, Marin Society of Artists, Ross Ca
December 2014 – Mill Valley Craft Fair (Juried)
December 2014 - Small Works, Artworks Downtown, San Rafael (Juried)
September 2014 - Falkirk Cultural Center 2014 Fall (Juried)
May 2014 Marin Open Studios
May 2014 Solo Photography Exhibit at the Donors Gallery, Art Works Down Town
March 2014 International Women's Exhibit 2014 “Women in Focus”
November 2013 - Small Works, Artworks Downtown San Rafael (Juried)
December 2011 - TMS Faculty, Staff, Alumni Show
September 2009 - Branson School Bay Area Faculty Show
May 2005-2006 Caledonia Street Fair (Juried)
October 2001-2003 - Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley (Juried)
June 1998 - Marin Art Festival at the Lagoon Marin Civic Center (Juried)
June 1997 - Marin Art Festival at the Lagoon Marin Civic Center (Juried)
October 1996 - Open Studios Santa Cruz Cultural Council (Juried)
October 1995 - Open Studios Santa Cruz Cultural Council (Juried)
February 1995 - “Hearts for the Arts” Santa Cruz Civic Center
March 1995 - “Uncommon Ground” Santa Cruz Art League
May 1995 - “The Last Frontier” Center for the Visual Arts, Oakland (Juried)
May 1995 - Regional Art Exchange, Pacific Grove Art Center (Juried)
October 1995 - Open Studios, Santa Cruz Cultural Council (Juried)
September 1995 - “California Dreaming” Fort Mason Center San Francisco (Juried)
February 1994 - “Points of View” (Juried) Received Exhibition and Merit award, Santa Cruz Art
June 1994 - Chaminade Artist Series XVIII (Juried)
July 1994 - 64th Statewide Exhibit (Juried)
December 1993-1994 - “Luck of the Draw” Santa Cruz Art League
March 1993 - “Behold Life Anew” Santa Cruz Art League (Juried)