Send me an email: 

About me:

My studio process has been fragmented by life responsibilities. I have not had the luxury of being a full time artist but my focus has always been on creating an integrated body of work. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Drawing & Painting from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

 

Background:

Arts Educator, drawing instructor, blackdropstudio.com

Manager, Figure Drawing Sessions Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA, artsbenicia.org

Exhibitions and Programs Manager, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA

Exhibits Preparator, Transmission Gallery, Oakland, CA,  thetransmissiongallery.com

Bookseller, Bookshop Benicia, bookshopbenicia.com

Water Education Coordinator, City of Benicia Public Works

Environmental Education Program Coordinator, California Native Plant Society, Jepson Chapter

Restaurateur, Garrett Park Cafe, Garrett Park, MD

Exhibitions Associate Preparator, Dulin Gallery of Art, Knoxville, TN

 

Curatorial:

Drop by Drop: the History of Benicia Water  Benicia Historical Museum

July 26, 2017 – June 30, 2018

The Beauty of Water  Benicia City Council

April 24 – July 24, 2017

Forma Natura: Nature as Source Arts Benicia, with Mark Eanes

June 11 – July 10, 2016

Visiting Artist Workshops & Residencies:

Arts Benicia Artist in Residence: Benicia Unified School District, Liberty High School, 2017-2018

Arts Benicia Artist in Residence: Benicia Unified School District, Enrichment Wheel, 2016 - 2020

Benicia Middle School: Visiting Artist, Figure Drawing Workshop, 2019

Installation work:

Arts Benicia Gallery

Benicia Historical Museum

Marilyn Citron O'Rourke Art Gallery

Olson Realty

Benicia City Council Chambers

The Rellik Tavern

Estey Real Estate

Transmission Gallery

Bookshop Benicia

Publications: A few articles about curated exhibitions.

Annual Arts Benicia program returns to bring local artists together

Benicia Herald, January 25, 2018

Benicia’s water history on display in collaborative Arts Benicia, museum exhibit

Benicia Herald, July 21, 2017

Drop By Drop: A brief history of Benicia water through the eyes of its artists

Visit Vallejo, 2017

New Benicia Art Exhibit Looks at Role of Water in Town

Daily Republic, July 28, 2017

Arts Benicia Presents exhibits shown around city

Daily Republic, May 12, 2017

The Beauty of Water

Work becomes ‘natural’ for artists in new Arts Benicia exhibit

Benicia Herald, June 17, 2016

Children’s Art: Looking Beyond the Refrigerator Door

Benicia Patch, March 22, 2012

Copyright © 2018 Mary W. Shaw
  • Instagram Social Icon
  • Facebook Social Icon