Judge Named for 2020 Exhibition
Morgan Samuel Price is an internationally known plein-air artist and painting teacher. Her love of the countryside was fueled by weekly trips into the rolling hills of Cuyahoga and Lake County, Ohio as a child. After moving to Florida at age 9, her love of the south blossomed and Price realized as a young teenager that landscape held a fascination for her. She attempted her first plein air paining in DeBary, Florida under the tutelege of artist Elliott McMurrough, who was a student of Henry Hensche.
Price graduated from Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. Her first employment as a professional artist was in Kansas City, Missouri with Hallmark Cards, Inc. After art school and an early career spent as an illustrator and art director, she turned her attention to plein air painting. In 1972 Price opened her first studio in Ardmore, Oklahoma and successfully began her career as a fine artist. By 1979, she was conducting painting workshops around the country and in Europe. She has studied with such prominent artists as Loren Wilford, and Robert Carl Cogar, who she credits as the most important mentor of her career, and has exhibited in juried art shows across the United States.