About the Artist

Mary Fuscaldo - Artist

Mary Fuscaldo – 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, MI, Traverse City, MI, Leland, MI, and Glen Arbor, Michigan. She is the past president of the Great Lakes Pastel Society, is a member of the Arizona Pastel Artists Association, the Sedona Art Center, the Pastel Society of America and on the faculty of The Art Center Traverse City. Gaining further inspiration through travel, Mary has enjoyed painting in the Southwest where they have a second home in Sedona, AZ, and overseas in Italy, Scotland and New Zealand, where she taught a pastel workshop in 2007.

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. Mazza  Museum of International Art from Picture Books at the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio chose a painting from her book to be included in their collection of original artwork “by the most distinguished and honored illustrators of children’s books.”  Her paintings have been published on the covers of The American Spoon Foods Catalogs, and ForeWord Magazine and Manitou Magazine. Her work has appeared in Plein Air Magazine, Southwest Art, Sedona Magazine, Traverse Magazine, Traverse Express, and was chosen for the book, “Art of the Sleeping Bear Dunes” as well as 5 Festival PostersaMary’s originals are in private, public, college and corporate collections nationwide.

Mary’s work can be found at Main Street Gallery in Leland, MI, Somebody’s Gallery, Petoskey, MI and Sheffield’s, Traverse City, MI.


Recent Exhibitions and Awards

2017  AZ Pastel Artists Assn. National Jury Exhibition, 2 paintings accepted

2017  Glen Arbor Art Association Best Sunset

2o16 Leland Air Annual Plein Air Paintout Viewers Choice Award

2016  Northport Plein Air Festival Paintout  Award Best Countryside

2016 AZ Pastel Artists Assn. Statewide Jury Exhibition 1st Place Award

2016 Great Lakes Pastel Society National Jury Exhibition  

2015  Midland, MI Center for the Arts and Sciences Invitational Faculty Exhibition

2015  ArtScape Leland Jury Exhibit Viewers Choice Award

2014  ArtScape Leland Jury Exhibit Viewers Choice Award

2014  Denno Museum Invitational Show for Artists Accepted in “Art of the Sleeping Bear Dunes” Book

2013   Leland Fishtown Preservation Society Invitational Paintout

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.