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First Name

Margie

Last Name

Labadie

Job Title

Coordinator, Digital Academy

Organization

University of North Carolina, Pembrook

Country

United States

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Biography

Margie Labadie’s personal, expressive art represents a seamless flow of digital and traditional working techniques that include photography, drawing, scannography and collage. Her work has been exhibited in over 100 national and international exhibitions in the United States, Europe, Asia, South America and Australia.

Along with her husband-collaborator Dr. John Antoine Labadie, she presents workshops and lectures internationally and nationally on digital fine art techniques and creativity. Together they exhibit and lecture in universities and at conferences throughout Asia and the United States. In 2009 they received the People’s Choice Award for “Ten Years of Collaborative Digital Arts” at the New Media Consortium Conference in Monterey, CA.

Margie Labadie is President of “Jumbo Arts International” a 501(c)(3) non profit arts organization based in North Carolina, USA. She is also a lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in the Digital Arts area.

Between 2002 and 2014 Margie Labadie was a visiting artist and lecturer at Lucknow University, University of Kanpur, the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad and Banasthali Vidaypith University, Jaipur, all in India. She was a visiting artist at the Taipei National University of the Arts, Peitou, and the Taipei American School as well as a Fubon International Communication Scholar at National Chengchi University, all in Taiwan. Most recently she was a visiting professor at the University of Ludwigsburg in Germany. In the United States she was a visiting artist at Black Hills State University in South Dakota, artist-in-residence at Troy University, in Troy, Alabama, and also artist-in-residence for the United States National Park Service in Del Rio, Texas.

Margie Labadie received her Masters of Fine Art (MFA) from East Carolina University in Printmaking with an emphasis in digital techniques (2003). She did her undergraduate studies at Temple University, Philadelphia, USA and Tyler School of Art in Rome, Italy (1982). In between degrees, she was Vice President of a nationally known printing and publishing company for five years, and for nine years she owned an international travel company, Steppingstone Tours, taking artists into the rainforests of Central and South America. Her websites are JumboArtsInternational.org and SteppingstoneArts.com.