About the Artist



Bio


Mary Conway has forged her current fine art career from decades of working in the professional art world by selling, promoting, educating and making art.

With a long and flourishing career of over twenty years as a Corporate Art Consultant in Denver, Mary used her skills as a facilitator to bridge the gap between the art world and the business community. She has helped artists launch and establish their careers through her representation and consultation while creating a stimulating art enhanced environment for her clients.

Both PBS TV and the Denver Symphony were the beneficiaries of Mary’s fund raising capabilities. Her chairmanships of these organizations helped to raise many thousands of dollars through the sale of art.

Mary’s degree in Art History from the University of Colorado and her work at the Denver Art Museum in adult education bring a depth to her understanding of how fundamental art is for the development and enrichment of the human experience. She continues to facilitate art educational programs with workshops both in Arizona and Montana.

Today, Mary continues to be a consultant for Seattle-based Illuminata Art Glass Design, as well as, a set designer for the Whitefish Theatre Company in Whitefish, Montana.

With all her years of experience, Mary is winning awards while creating and selling her own work in galleries, juried exhibitions and through commissions.




Artist Statement


Making art is like being on an archaeological dig. I’m looking for answers to the mysteries of life. I am responding to the layers as they are being revealed through objects, memories, colors, experiences, textures, emotions ......... everything that impacts me consciously or unconsciously surfaces in the most surprising ways. All of these discoveries are precious artifacts formed by our human experience over the eons as we interact with the great forces of the Creative Universe. My hope is that the work I do touches the viewer in that sacred place of mystery and gratitude.




Awards


2016

Center for the Performing Arts, AZ
Art of Recycle


award-2016-art of recycle
2015

Icons of the West, Dana Gallery, MT
Best Creative Interpretation of the West


Dana's Awards
2015

Center for the Performing Arts, AZ
Art of Recycle


Art of Recycle Show
2014

Tubac Center for the Arts, AZ
Juried Members Show

 

Tubac Center for the Arts

 

Galleries

 

Dana Gallery

246 North Higgins Avenue

Missoula, MT 59802

 

Click here for Dana Gallery Website



The Montana Art Mobile (Traveling Art Exhibition) 2016-2017

The Montana Art Mobile (traveling art exhibition) 2016-2017

 


Exhibitions and Shows


Field and Color - Collage Gallery of Fine Art, Bigfork, MT - 2016

Walking Man Gallery - October 2015.

Icons of the West, Dana Gallery, Missoula MT 2015

Eva Briggs Abstract Competition, Green Valley AZ, 2012, 2013, 2014,2015

Art of Re-cycle CPAC, Green Valley AZ, 2014, 2015, 2016

23rd Arizona Aqueous Show, Tubac Center for the Arts, Tubac AZ, 2015

Marrying Ink to Paper CPAC, Green Valley AZ, 2015, 2016

Miniatures, Hockaday Museum, 2015

Studio Tour Show, Tubac Center for the Arts, Tubac AZ 2015




Commissions and Collections


Tubac Center for the Arts, AZ
6 assemblages to honor each of the Board Members

Whitefish Theatre Company, MT
Collage to honor 34-year career of Director, Carolyn Pittman

Good Medicine Lodge, MT

Curt Hoard, MN

Mary Brackenbury, AZ

Kari and Dave Miller, CO




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