Maggie Kildee


If you’ve ever been accused of being an uppity woman, you will love the work of Maggie Kildee. Her resume includes jobs as mother, teacher and politician; jobs that require talent, perseverance and a sincere desire to do one’s best while working to leave the world a little better than she found it. Maggie’s civic involvement includes 16 years as a County Supervisor, Ventura County Arts Council Board, President’s Advisory Council at CSUCI, Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo and Museum of Ventura County. She proudly boasts that she was a Founding Member of Studio Channel Islands. Kildee’s sculptors were typically focussed on women. Whether that woman happens to be an Amazon warrior or a nurturing mother, Maggie’s instincts led her to create powerful, often quietly emotional works. She comments: “There is a great deal of satisfaction in shaping these women and their feelings. It is the tactile process, the feeling of the clay being molded in my hands that excites me.” Kildee’s journey from teacher to politician to artist is an inspirational story!

Maggie’s documentation was sponsored by Jim & Meg Easton. The AfterGlow was hosted by Karen Hoffberg.

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Maggie Kildee, photographed by Donna Granata 2023.