Millennium Magazine_10th Ed

24 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine In her youth, Dr. Margareta A. Greeley-Potter’smother and grandmother set a resounding influence on her life, always encouraging her to receive a good education and work diligently. Emigrating from Sweden to the United States at the age of 18, she exhibited great skills and perseverance, which allowed her to work with a family in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The family recognized her artistic talent and built her a studio. Later in life, she and her corporate executive husband renovated and sold houses long before “flipping” houses became popular, and her first renovation earned her the National Home Award from the Realtors Directory of America. While pursuing this, she earned enough finances to attend college and received a MEd from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, in 1985, where she focused on her artistic passions. From 1989 to 2017, Dr. Greeley-Potter served as a docent and taught her creativity method at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. Concurrently, she has also excelled as an adjunct professor at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, since 2011. Obtaining her PhD from her alma mater in 1993, she volunteered as a docent and judge at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers and the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey and served as a member of the Junior League of Women and Kappa Delta Pi National Honor Society. Dr. Greeley-Potter has displayed her artwork and sculptures at group and solo exhibitions throughout the world. Featured in Child Art Magazine, Allied Artists of America Exhibitions and the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club in New York City, she has received myriad accolades. Since 2016, she has earned numerous awards for sculpture and drawing from the New Jersey Art Association, having recently won the 2020 Award of Merit for her sculpture “Sunflower Kiss,” 2019 Honorable Mention for her pastel work “Angel Receiving Her Wings,” and 2019 Third Place Award for her sculpture “Sunflower Embrace.” In 2007, she earned Second Place for her oil painting “Sandpiper Helper” by the Millburn Art Association, and the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey has honored her with several accolades for sculpture and charcoal drawings between 1993 and 2021. DR. MARGARETA A. GREELEY-POTTER PROFESSOR Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey New Providence, NJ ARTS, MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT