About the Artist
Specializing in pastel landscapes, Mary Fuscaldo earned her degree in Fine Arts from Drake University and has studied design, advanced drawing and advanced painting at Delta College and the Art Academy of Cincinnati. In addition, she has added to her repertoire by participating in workshops of accomplished artists Bill Hosner and Alan Flattmann in Michigan, abroad in France with artist friends, Scotland with Elizabeth Mowry and has mentored with Michael Chesley Johnson in Sedona, AZ.
Mary is an active member of the Traverse City art community and a resident of the nearby Leelanau Peninsula. She teaches pastel classes and workshops in Midland, Traverse City, Leland, and Glen Arbor, Michigan. She is the past president of the Great Lakes Pastel Society and on the faculty of The Art Center Traverse City. Gaining further inspiration through travel, Mary has enjoyed painting in the Southwest, and overseas in Italy and New Zealand, where she taught a pastel workshop in 2007.
Mary’s award winning art has been shown in numerous jury and solo exhibits and is currently represented by Main Street Gallery in Leland, McMillans, Traverse City, and Northwood Gallery in Midland. Her work is also available at her Leelanau Peninsula studio/gallery, where she teaches small classes and mentors. Her book “Look About You” was a northern Michigan best seller and a finalist for Book of the Year with the Great Lakes Booksellers Association. Her paintings have been published on the covers of The American Spoon Foods Catalogs and ForeWord Magazine. Mary’s originals are in private, public, college and corporate collections nationwide.
Recent Exhibitions and Awards
2013 Leland Fishtown Society Invitational Paint-out
2013 Solo Exhibition Hope Village, Traverse City, MI
2012 Accepted into Juried National Pastel Exhibit at the Kalamazoo Art Institute
2012 Accepted into Denno Museum All Media Exhibition, Traverse City, MI
2011 Awarded the Glen Arbor Art Association Annual Manitou Music Festival Poster Contest. Poster sold out for the first time in 7 years.
2011 Awarded 3rd Place Glen Arbor Art Association Annual Juried Paint-out
2010 Awarded 1st Place, Elizabeth Lane Oliver Art Center All Media Jury Exhibition, Frankfort, MI
2009 Solo Exhibition, Gallery 360, Midland, MI
2008 Awarded Silver Award, Juried National Pastel Exhibit at the Grand Rapids, MI Art Museum
2007 Accepted Juried Pastel Exhibit at the Toledo, Ohio Art Museum
2006 Accepted Juried National Pastel Exhibition at the Midland, MI Center for the Arts and Sciences.