Marty Meade has been a glass artist since 1973, studying traditional stained glass with Judy Raffael, (now known as Judy North). In 1981, she traveled to Chartres France to study with Roger Darricarrere.
In 2008, she attended an advanced bead making seminar in Murano, Italy with Leah Fairbanks and Andrea Guarino-Slemmons*.
Marty has been teaching glass art at the College of Marin since 1978. Her teaching has taken her to the Banff Center for the Arts in Alberta, Canada, where she introduced stained glass as a fine art. Marty has specialized in commissioned stained glass for private homes and autonomous panels for galleries. She is also a painter, teaching watercolor at the College of Marin since 1995, and certified in Art Therapy, working with At-Risk Youth.
Her art has been featured in a Japanese magazine-Art Pictorial, Vol9, “Spirit and Tradition in American Artists, Ms. Martha Ronay Meade, September 1996. A bead from the Salmon Series is in the permanent collection in the Lampwork Museum in KOBE Japan.
She is the recipient of a California Arts Council Grant, Marin Art Council Community Grant.