Penny McManigal

Perry McManigal


Title: Artist, Educator
Location: Newport Beach, California, United States

Penny McManigal, Artist and Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the fields of visual art and art education.

Ms. McManigal earned a Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College in 1958, and received a California Elementary School Teacher’s Certificate in 1959. She worked as a teacher for Fern Drive Elementary School, then Springhill Elementary. In 1962, she started as a master teacher at San Jose State University, and later worked as a teacher-writer for Eastbluff Elementary. Over the course of her career, her work has been displayed in a variety of art shows, including one-woman shows at the Sherman Gardens Gallery, The Beckman Center, the University of California Irvine, the World Co-creative Interactive Project, and the United Nations Fourth NGO World Conference on Women, among others. She is most proud of sending limited editions of her painting “Peace for our Children” to a variety of global leaders prior to the destruction of the Berlin Wall in 1988. Her paintings were sent to Mikhail Gorbachev, Desmond Tutu, Anwar Sadat, George Bush Sr., Hillary Clinton, and Kofi Annan, among several more.

In addition to her creative works, Ms. McManigal has also served in a variety of organizations. She has been a part of the National Charity League, People to People International, the United Nations Department of Public Information/NGO Conference, the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, the Fifth Women’s World Conference, and the International Artwork Commission. She was a speaker at the Dallas Third International Peace Conference in 2007, a presenter and facilitator at the Trans-partisan Politics Conference in 2008, and attended the Parliament of the World’s Religions in 2015. Ms. McManigal was named an artistic ambassador to the Sophia Women’s World Conference in 2008, and received the Artistic Contribution Award, Contribution to Education Award, and Silver Anchor Award for Outstanding Community Service, among many others. For her excellence, dedication, and talent as an artist and educator, Ms. McManigal was featured in the 23rd edition of Who’s Who in the World, as well as multiple editions of Who’s Who of American Women, and Who’s Who in America.

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