Marcella's Most Notable Achievements

Marcella’s artwork was selected for the book cover of Black Dolls: Proud, Bold & Beautiful

Major Commissions and Collections

  • The Rosa Parks ornament, for the White House Christmas tree, Clinton administration 
  • Oprah Winfrey portrait doll - commissioned by Stedman Graham
  •  Five life-size, human like dolls for the Smithsonian Institute’s Experimental Gallery
  • "Nubian Dancer", "Afridoll", "Brother Thomas and Miss Lizzie" selected for use on set of "The Cosby Show"
  •  140 three-dimensional, oversized soft-sculpture Monopoly pieces for McDonald’s restaurants
  • "Griot Woman" 100 limited-edition, commemorative dolls for the National Black Arts Festival

Major Exhibits

  • "Something for the Soul" - American Jazz Museum - Curator
  • "Silent Messengers: Dolls as Art" - National Civil Rights Museum - Curator
  • "Looking Forward Looking Back" -  Detroit Gallery of Contemporary Crafts
  •  "Uncommon Beauty in Common Objects"  - originated at National Afro-American Museum, traveled to American Crafts Museum and Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute.
  •  "More than Playthings" - National Civil Rights Museum
  •  "Innervisions: Individuality and Creativity Among Ohio Artists of African Descent", National Afro-American Museum

Most Notable Teaching

  • A month long advanced doll making skills workshop taught in South Africa to disabled South African women to sell their dolls in the United States. Sponsored by Project People of New York.