On Display: Anne Lahr & Mary Jo Arthur

Mary J. Arthur – BA, Marywood University, BFA Kansas City Art Institute,
MFA Graduate School of Figurative Art at the New York Academy of Art –
currently lives and works as an Independent Visual Artist and Educator in
Kansas City, Missouri as well as the Finger Lakes region in upstate New
York. She was a long time Artist in Residence at Maryland Hall for the
Creative Arts in Annapolis, as well as a multiple year recipient of an
Individual Artist Award in the Visual Arts with the Maryland State Arts
Council. 

Mary has received numerous awards and fellowships in the visual
arts and education including: the Prince of Wales Fellowship in Normandy,
France; two-time recipient of the Alfred & Trafford Klots Fellowship in
Brittany, France; a National Arts Club Award, New York City; and an
Excellence in Teaching Award sponsored by the Mid-America Arts
Alliance. Mary taught life drawing, anatomy, portraiture and painting at the
Maryland Institute College of Art, St. John’s College and Anne Arundel
Community College, as well as National Louis University in Chicago –
Introduction to Art and Mixed Media.  

Her 30+ year career as an artist and
educator has centered on the figure, still life and landscape painting. She’s
taught many plein-air painting workshops across the country including
Maine, Cape Cod, Finger Lakes New York, Chesapeake Bay Maryland and
the Truro Center for the Arts in Truro, MA.  Published in New American
Paintings as well as The Artist’s Magazine, Mary exhibits nationally and
internationally.

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