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Marilyn Bealafeld lives in Sedona, Arizona.  She received a Bachelors In Fine Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1975.  Her major was Printmaking with a minor in Fashion Design.  During her university days she participated in a study abroad program in San Miguel DeAllende, Mexico.  

Marilyn moved from St. Louis, her home town, to Ann Arbor, Michigan where she started her twenty-year career in the offset lithography industry.  She continued her education taking Figure Drawing classes at the Center For Creative Studies in Detroit, attended Open Studio Figure Drawing at Eastern Michigan University, and created prints at Signal Return Letterpress Studio in Detroit.

As an account executive with University Lithoprinters in Ann Arbor, she specialized in managing the printing of fine art books, posters, and exhibition catalogs.  Marilyn’s interest and education in the arts led her to develop a client list of art museums, photographers, artists, graphic designers, and university presses.  

Throughout her career, Marilyn shared her knowledge and love for offset lithography by volunteering her time to be a guest lecturer.  She lectured and worked with students at University of Michigan’s Architecture, Graphic Design, and Art departments, and Eastern Michigan University, Flint Michigan Community College, and Cranbrook Art Institute Graphic Design and Communications departments.  

Upon settling in Sedona, Marilyn has continued her art education by taking classes at The Sedona Art Center.  Her painting, Mexico Cliffs, is included in the 2023 annual member show.  She creates her works of art in acrylic paint, line drawings, and silk screen mediums.