Margaret (Mac) Schueppert received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Alverno College in 1971. Away from the art world she focused on raising a family for the next 30 years. After moving to Door County WI she returned to making art in 2003.
Initially a watercolorist, her focus turned to soft pastel in 2007 - later joining a small group of women who paint en plein air during the warmer months. Winter is devoted to studio time working in a more experimental mode and larger format.
Mac has studied with nationally recognized artists, Colette Odya Smith, Bill Hosner, Marla Baggetta, Christine Debrosky, and Bonnie Paruch.
An honored participant in many invitationals, Mac's award-winning work has been recognized in several renowned juried competitions. The recipient of the 2011 Gerhard Miller Award of Excellence in the Miller Art Museum’s 36th Juried Annual, she received a Juror’s Award from the Hardy Gallery the following year. In 2014 she was awarded signature status from the Pastel Society of America. Mac's work is showcased in both museum and private collections throughout the United States.
Bergstrom Mahler Museum, Neenah, WI
The Hardy Gallery, Ephraim, WI
Miller Art Museum, Sturgeon Bay, WI
New Visions Gallery, Marshfield, WI
Trout Museum, Appleton, WI
DISTINGUISHED ACCREDITATIONS & HONORS
Pastel Society of America - Signature Member, Since 2014
Great Lakes Pastel Society - Member, Since 2016
Wisconsin Pastel Artists - Member, Since 2015 | Winner - Artist's Choice Award (2017), Third Place (Fall Exhibit 2015)
Trout Museum - Purchase Award, 2015; Honorable Mention, 2011 & 2012
Miller Art Museum - Special Merit, 2010, 2013; Gerhard Miller Award of Excellence, 2011
The Hardy Gallery - Jurors Award, 2012