Maxine Farkas is an artist, independent curator and arts administrator. She was one of the original artists at Western Avenue Studios and served as the Studio Manager for nine years.
A resident of Lowell since 1997, she has served 2 six year terms on the Lowell Cultural Council and has been honored as an unsung heroine by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (2018) for her work with the Lowell Artist Community. She was a founding member of the Arts League of Lowell and the founder of the Loading Dock Gallery at Western Avenue Studios and Lofts. In addition to volunteering with the Lowell Cultural Council Maxine has been a volunteer grant reader for the Greater Lowell Community Foundation and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She is also on the board of the Acre Coalition to Improve Our Neighborhood, an informal group that works to bring the arts to the neighborhood. She resides at Western Avenue Lofts.
Maxine holds a B.S. in Planning from Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado, an M.A. in Historical Geography from Northwestern University and is A.B.D. in Geography from Boston University. She has been a practicing artist since 1995 and her collage work is a reflection in her interest in how urban areas develop.