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"Mermaid" by Marilyn Szabo

Renowned Photographer Marilyn Szabo has been a talented creative force in the Arizona arts for over 25 years. Throughout her career Szabo has continued to captivate audiences with original imagery and create compelling photography that is timely and relevant. Her strong voice and innate ability to capture the essence of her photographic subjects vary from people to architecture to landscape, and the work has been praised for its depth, craftsmanship and versatility. Szabo’s successful virtuoso range of themes include images of Maria Callas, unconventional landscapes such as “X’s and O’s: Dreamtime”, “Jessica’s Wedding” and the “Mermaid”.


Central Arizona Project by Marilyn Szabo

 "Central Arizona Project" by Marilyn Szabo

Szabo grew up in the heart of American history – Portsmouth, Virginia, where she began a life long interest and love of history and photography. She received a BA/History from Virginia Commonwealth University with a minor in Photography. Her work can be found in many public and private collections throughout the U.S. as well as receiving the Alligator Juniper’s 2010 National Photography Award and cover. She as extensively exhibited her artwork nationally and internationally while garnering prestigious awards and grants. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including Triumph of Our Communities, Black and White, Focus, In/Sights: Self-Portraits by Women edited by Joyce Tenneson Cohen. 


"X's and O's: Dreamtime" by Marilyn Szabo

Szabo will be showcasing her work “X’s and O’s: Dreamtime” in conjunction with the 30th Anniversary of Art Detour at the Art D’Core Gala. Art Detour is celebrating 30 years and is hosting their 6th Annual Art D’Core Gala at Warehouse215@Bentley Projects from 6:00–9:00pm. Szabo will be also opening up her art studio to the public on Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 11-4pm. Visitors will have the opportunity to speak with the artist about her work and process, as well a see a selection of current work she has available for purchase with more information event visit Szabo Studio Art Detour 30.


Mesa Arts Center will present “Life & Death Portraits” April 20 through August 5, 2018 in the North Gallery. This exhibition highlights a “landscape of Arizona personalities and international persons” photographed by Szabo over a 25 year period. Szabo has crafted beautiful, powerful and technically superior portraits that evoke “universal feelings of loss and nostalgia” through her strong collaboration between subject and photographer. The exhibition will showcase a curated selection of color and black and white photography that features friends, lovers and relatives.

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The “Meaningful Portrait Workshop” with Szabo will take place at Mesa Arts Center on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9:00-5:00pm, space is limited, register online for this workshop at mesaartscenter.com with code (CAW18PHMS001-01W).The Artist Reception will be held on May 11, 2018 from 7:00-10:00pm the evening will feature an opportunity to meet Szabo, musical entertainment by Jaime Cortez Band and light refreshments and Cash Bar.


"At Work In Arizona" by Marilyn Szabo 

Currently Szabo is exhibiting her “At Work in Arizona” collection at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Museum in Terminal 4 on Level 3. The exhibition presents a selection of images from the project providing a glimpse into the past including images of everything from transportation, mining, and manufacturing to agriculture, retail and the arts. This impressive photographic project was a 15 year endeavor created by Marilyn Szabo, who took on numerous roles including: artist, curator and historian. Funded by Alliance Bank of Arizona “At Work in Arizona: the First 100Years“ book was published in 2014, including 168 pages including 80 of Szabo’s photographs. The “At Work in Arizona” exhibition will be on display through June 2018.


Photographs from the "At Work In Arizona" by Marilyn Szabo

The Arizona Senate is currently showcasing 40 iconic pieces along the hallway walls centering on the economic history of Arizona from the “At Work in Arizona: The First 100 Years” collection. This exhibition cover’s Arizona’s History past and present including “Roden Crater, Flagstaff to a 1912 Image of the “State Capitol”. This unique and powerful exhibition is located at the Arizona State Capital and although not open to the public, an appointment can be made to see the work by contacting the Senate Information Desk at (602) 926-3559. For more about Marilyn Szabo visit her online at http://szabofoto.com  *All images are courtesy and copyright of artist Marilyn Szabo*