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 Painters 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.

Mary’s award winning art has been shown in numerous jury and solo exhibits and is currently represented by Main Street Gallery in Leland, MI, Somebody’s Gallery in Petoskey, MI, and Northwood Gallery in Midland, MI.  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


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.