Professional Experience:
Marilyn O’Hara Studios, Dallas, Texas, 1981-Present
       Owner, Designer, Metalsmith, jewelry product & brand development, marketing, production, sales
       Ghost Designer – design development, original prototypes, fabrication and production
                            including Zale's, Bachendorf's & Individual National Designers
       Jewelry Photographer- specializing in advertising, marketing, branding for jewelry artists, as well as,
                advertising photography for national magazines  ( MJSA, American Style, American Craft, Niche, InStyle, InDesign)
       Marketing consultant- consultation for artist’ business: marketing, branding, sales, design development

Craft Guild of Dallas, Co-Chair of Metals Department & Instructor, 2009-Present
Craft Guild of Dallas, Workshop Coordinator, 2010-Present
Craft Guild of Dallas, Board of Directors, 2011-2012
Craft Guild of Dallas, Advisory Board, 2009-2010, Current
Antique Jewelry Exchange, Tucson, Arizona 1979-1981
      Manager –Repair Department:  Inventory, Quality control, Customer Service,
                 Repair and restoration of antique jewelry and watch cases, including 14kt, 18kt and Platinum.
 Tree of Life Silversmith Gallery, Cape May, New Jersey 1975-1979
      Owner, Silversmith: Marketing, Sales, Inventory, Product Development
O’Hara Woodworking, Inc., Dallas Texas 1975-1989
       Vice-President/ Treasurer of Corporation
                Inventory, Job Quote, Customer Consultation, Accounting, Receivables

Metalsmithing Experience:
Teaching
The Dallas Craft Guild, 2009-Present
University of Arizona, Graduate Teaching Associate, 1980-1981
Workshops
“Fold Forming-Beginning”                          February 28, 2009
“Fold Forming-Intermediate”                     March 13, 2009
“Fold Forming- Beginning”                         March 27, 2009
“Fold Forming- Intermediate”                    March 28, 2009
“Surface Enhancements”                            April 4, 2009
“Fold Forming- Beginning”                         April 24, 2009
“Fold Forming- Intermediate”                    April 25, 2009
“Mokume-Gane”                                          May 30, 2009
“Mokume-Gane”                                          January 16-17, 2010
“Scoring & Bending”                                   September 26, 2010
“Photo Etching”                                           October 31, 2010
“Photo Etching”                                           November 20, 2010
“Torch Enameling”                                      November 28, 2010
“Fabricated Beads”                                     May 28, 2011
“Marriage of Metals” Beginning                July 23, 2011
“Microforming”                                           July 30, 2011
“Marriage of Metals” Intermediate          September 17, 2011
“Fold Forming- Beginning”                        August 13, 2011
“Fold Forming- Intermediate”                   August 20, 2011
“Marriage of Metals” Intermediate          September 17, 2011
“Fold Forming- Beginning “                        June 16, 2012
“Fold Forming- Beginning”                         February 24, 2013
“Hydraulic Press for Jewelry”                     March 17, 2013
“Scoring & Bending”                                    April 21, 2013
“Steel & Sterling”                                         March 29-30, 2014
“Tell a Story Locket”                                     June 25-26, 2015
“Tell a Story Locket”                                     August 15-17, 2015
“Argentium Granulation”                             July 18, 2016
“Argentium Granulation”                             August 22, 2016
“Argentium Granulation”                             October 16, 2016

Education
North Texas University, BFA, Metalsmithing/Photography 1979
Texas Women’s University: Graduate study
University of Arizona: Graduate study- Metals department, 1979-1981
Gemological Institute of America: Diamond Grading, 1989
Gemological Institute of America: Jewelry Design, 1990
Gemological Institute of America: Advanced Diamond Setting, 1991
Southern Methodist University: Graduate study, 1998
University of Texas, Dallas: Graduate study, 2003
Colin College: Professional Photography, Terry Weir, 2007-2008
Master’s Study
Harlan Butt (UNT), Heiki Seppa, Gene Pijanowski (Purdue), Bud Green (TWU), Michael Croft (ASU),
Jean Stark,  John Cogswell (SUNY), Linda Darty(ECU), Rhonda Coryell (JSI), Fabrizio Acquafresca,
David Huang,  Carol Webb,  Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez (RIT),  Jayne Redman,  Betty Helen Longhi,
Alison Antelman, Tom Muir (BGSU), Tim Lazure (ECU),  Mary Lee Hu, (UW),  Jurgen Maerz,
Tom Herman, Ricky Frank,  Patsy Croft, Valentin Yotkov, Alison Antelman, Michael Boyd


Exhibitions
Craft Guild of Dallas                                           Spring Art Show & Sale, 2009-2015
Craft Guild of Dallas                                           Fall Art Show & Sale, 2009-2015
Carlyn Galerie, Dallas                                         Autumn Jewels, Sept.13-Oct.7, 2007                                     
American Craft Retailers Expo (ACRE)              Las Vegas- Wholesale Show, May 2-4, 2007
Jools Gallery, Dallas                                            Jools Rocks 2006, 2nd Place People's Choice
                                                                              Jools Rocks 2006, 3rd Place Judge's Choice 
                                                                              Jools Rocks 2005, 1st Place People’s Choice   
University of Dallas Arts Gallery                       Fall Arts Festival, 2002
Contemporary Art Museum, Dallas                 Group Exhibition, 2001     

Dallas visual Art Center                                     Membership Show, 2001                 

Transitions, Dallas                                              Two-Man Exhibition, 2000
Live Oak Lofts, Dallas                                        Group Exhibition, 1998
Art Illusions, Dallas                                            Solo Exhibition, 1997
Phoenix Art Museum                                         Four Corners States’ Biennial, 1980
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock                     Prints, Drawings & Crafts Exhibition *Award, 1980
University of North Texas Gallery, Denton     Group Exhibition, *Purchase Award, 1979
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock                     Toys Designed By Artist, 1978
Cape May Craft Fair                                           Craft show & sale, Cape May Court House, NJ, 1976-1978              
Atlantic City Holiday Craft Show                      Art show & sale, Atlantic City, 1977       
Wheaton Arts Craft Show                                 Craft Show & Sale, Millville, NJ, 1977
Oktoberfest Craft Show                                    Craft Show, Cape May, NJ, 1978   

Jewelry in Private Collections:  
Elton John
Oprah Winfrey
Hillary Clinton
Winona Judd
Dolly Parton

Photography Experience:
Recommended Photographer for:

MJSA, Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America
The Rosen Group
American Style
Niche Magazine
Society of North American Goldsmiths
Whole Sale Crafts/American Crafts Retail Expo
ACRE: American Crafts Retail Expo
Metalcyberspace.com
Argentium Silver Guild
SNAG: Society of North American Goldsmiths

Press & Publications- Photography
The Rosen Group- Advertising Photography, 2009-2012
Yellow Sky Advertising Agency- Advertising Photography, 2009-2011
Magazine Publications:
Jewelry Artist Magazine
Art Jewelry Magazine
American Craft
InDesign Magazine
Niche Magazine
Buyers Guide for American Craft
WholesaleCrafts.com Buyers Guide
MJSA Journal
Metalsmith Magazine
Modern Jeweler Magazine
Designer Jewelry Showcase
Watch & Jewelry, JQ International Trends, JA New York, JCK Style, Couture International Jeweler,
National Jeweler, ACRE/American Crafts Retail Expo, Cowboys & Indians
Book Publications:
Secret Shop Weapons, MJSA Press, 2012
Silversmithing for Jewelry Makers, by Elizabeth Bone, Interweave Press, 2012
Showcase 500 Rings, Lark Crafts/Sterling Press, 2012
500 Earrings, Lark Crafts/Sterling Press, 2011
Fine Woodworking Design Book Two, Taunton Press, Fine Woodworking Magazine, 1979
Photo Journalism:
Lapidary Journal/Jewelry Artist, Photography for feature article- Granulation, 2007
Art Jewelry Magazine,   Photography for feature article- Keumboo, 2008
Art Jewelry Magazine,   Photography for feature article- Spiculum, 2012
 
Associations
American Craft Council
Florida Society of Goldsmiths
Craft Guild of Dallas
Georgia Goldsmiths Group
The Ganoksin Project - Orchid