Meet the Board
Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
The LCA board is dedicated to supporting art and artists all over the county. We all love to make or appreciate art and believe in art education.
My name is Marleen Cox and I have been making art for as long as I can remember. I won my first art contest when I was about nine or ten years old for the local library doing a mock up book cover for a Nancy Drew mystery. I was immediately hooked on being an artist. I studied art every chance I got, eventually earning a BFA in Painting and in Museum Studies from the Art Academy of Cincinnati. I am a multidisciplinary artist with painting as my main focus. I taught art for 20 years at the Taft Museum and at the Weston Gallery at Cinci’s Aronoff Center for the Arts. As a parent I was also very involved in my children’s school organizations, assuming Presidency and Treasurer positions. I also organized an artist co-op in Miamitown, OH, promoting and selling art and fine craft. I moved to Heath last year and have been impressed with the arts culture in the local area, so joined Licking County Arts and have been elected their Vice President this year. I look forward to helping promote the arts in Licking County.
Nick Proverbs is the secretary for Licking County Arts as well as a trustee. Nick moved from Southwest Florida to Central Ohio 15 years ago and earned his Bachelors of Art in Photography at The Ohio State University in 2016. Since then, he has been living in Newark and working as a community association manager in Columbus. His duties include managing the operations of condominiums and HOAs and assisting the association board of directors. Nick is also a professional photographer and experiments with film photography. He lives in Newark with his wife, daughter, and two cats. His other hobbies include woodworking, clockmaking, and board games with friends.
I have been painting professionally for fifty years now. During that time I have produced fine art frescos, wall and ceiling murals for both residential and commercial locations. I also produced furniture, cabinet and wall finishes for ASID design studios.My work has been seen locally at several Designer Showcase Homes for the benefit of the Columbus Museum of Art, the Parade of Homes, both the Ohio and Palace Theaters, The Ohio State University, The Park National Bank and the Granville Inn. I have provided multiple book covers and my work has been seen within magazines such as Architectural Digest. My canvases have won several Best of Show awards at exhibitions such as The Ohio Annual 2012 and even here at LCAs own members show. My work appears in homes and venues across the nation in cities such as Phoenix, Sedona, Santa Fe, Savannah, Aspen, Charleston, New York and Columbus.
For seventeen years, I taught Digital Media Design and Computer Science at local colleges Columbus State Community College and Central Ohio Technical College. I am proficient with and taught the use of Adobe products such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and others. I animate using Autodesk Maya and Cinema 4d, Final Cut Pro and am proficient using Microsoft Office products. Additionally, I spent six years at web development and maintenance in the webmasters office at The Ohio State University and at Columbus State Community College.
Wendy Wilson is a potter and a teacher. She taught ceramics in NYC at Union Square Ceramics: The Educational Arts Alliance; Mud, Sweat & Tears; La Mano; Public School IS89. In Newark she taught at The Works, and in Granville at The School for the Visual Arts at Bryn Du. She studied at Denison and at Cranbrook Academy.