Marian Beck was born October 27, 1953 in Seldovia, Alaska (the only hospital at the time on Kachemak Bay). She attended Primary & High School in Homer & Juneau, Alaska and received art education at Cal Poly University, Art Students League New York, NY.,and local community college classes. Married in 1976 to David Beck, a fisherman carpenter. They now make their home in Halibut Cove, Alaska and Waimea, Hawaii.
Marian is a licensed Maritime Captain, 100 ton Near Coastal, all waters of the US since 1974. She is the owner of the Kachemak Bay Ferry, M/V Danny J, and the Halibut Cove’s Experience Gallery. With her husband Dave Beck she created and built the Saltry Restaurant in Halibut Cove. She has published a cook book, Salmon Patties and Rosehip Pie. Her hobbies are Horses and agriculture and for 18 years did the seal rehabilitation for the state of Alaska.
Solo Art Shows: began with a wearable art exhibit in 1982. Her solo exhibits have included the Pratt Museum/Homer, Alaska, Alaska Pacific University/Anchorage, and the Parker Ranch historic home (Puu Opelo)/Kamuela, Hawaii.
Awards and State Juried Exhibits: For wearable art, sculpture, water color and oil painting.
Purchase Awards: Pratt Museum, Alaska State Art Bank and the Rasmuson Foundation of Alaska.
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Gallery: home page • page 1 • page 2 • page 3 • 2012 art show • the cookbook