Blue, Blue Planet installation at Out of Line Gallery, Chicago

April 30th, 2016

Mapanare blog posted about the short exhibition Blue, Blue Planet in Chicago featuring Mary Edna Fraser, Michelle Stone, and Diane Jaderberg at Ayala Leyser’s Out of Line Gallery.

Mary Edna Fraser installation at Out of Line Gallery, Chicago

Mary Edna Fraser installation at Out of Line Gallery, Chicago

Mary Edna Fraser installation at Out of Line Gallery, Chicago

Martin Gallery features Mary Edna’s newest large scale oils

April 15th, 2016
Shem Creek Park, oil on canvas, floating, 32” x 83.5”

Shem Creek Park, oil on canvas, floating, 32” x 83.5”

Mary Edna’s Floating World

Martin Gallery
18 Broad St, Charleston
Friday, May 6th 5-8pm opening during the Art Walk
Daily hours 10am-6pm
Concurrent with Spoleto Festival USA

Batiks on silk and large scale oils are installed in their atrium-like interior. Giclée prints, books and scarves are also available.

Circular Church opens to the public for one week to exhibit “Visual Prayers for Earth Day”

April 10th, 2016
Boston II, batik on silk, 43” x 98”

Boston II, batik on silk, 43” x 98”

Visual Prayers for Earth Day

in the Tibetan tradition of hanging banners meant to bless and heal

Circular Congregational Church
150 Meeting St, Charleston
Viewing April 25th-29th 10am-2pm
Opening Friday, April 22nd 5:30-8pm – Meet the artist & community leaders

Blue Bicycle Books
Charleston Waterkeeper
Coastal Conservation League
Coastal Community Foundation
Sierra Club Robert Lunz Group
South Carolina Environmental Law Project

Blue, Blue Planet

April 5th, 2016
Murray River, Australia, batik on silk, 31” x 27.75”

Murray River, Australia, batik on silk, 31” x 27.75”

Out of Line Gallery

2812 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago
Thursday, April 28th open noon-5pm
Friday, April 29th open noon-5pm
Friday, April 29th 5:30pm Climate Change from an Artist’s Eye followed by discussion

Installation of “Silks & Oils” at Jericho Art Gallery

February 13th, 2016
Installation at Jericho Arts with Celie Dailey

Installation at Jericho Arts with Celie Dailey

Batiks on silk at Jericho Arts (from left) Edisto V 42" x 14", Over the ACE 42" x 14", Supermoon 41" x 14", and Historic Charleston 42" x 34"

Batiks on silk at Jericho Arts (from left) Edisto V 42″ x 14″, Over the ACE 42″ x 14″, Supermoon 41″ x 14″, and Historic Charleston 42″ x 34″

Oils on panel at Jericho Arts (from top) Reflections 9" x 12", Smolder 9" x 12", and assorted unframed paintings

Oils on panel at Jericho Arts (from top) Reflections 9″ x 12″, Smolder 9″ x 12″, and assorted unframed paintings

"August" (sold) oil on panel, triptych, 22” x 30” at Jericho Arts

“August” (sold) oil on panel, triptych, 22” x 30” at Jericho Arts

Oils on panel at Jericho Arts (from top left) Dreamscape 12” x 12”, Cypress Swamp 6" x 30", Interpretive (sold) 10" x 20" and (from top right) Vert 5" x 7", Congregation 10" x 8", Duo 7" x 5"

Oils on panel at Jericho Arts (from top left) Dreamscape 12” x 12”, Cypress Swamp 6″ x 30″, Interpretive (sold) 10″ x 20″ and (from top right) Vert 5″ x 7″, Congregation 10″ x 8″, Duo 7″ x 5″

Oils on panel at Jericho Arts  (from left) Morning Light 10" x 10", Rain Approaching  5" x 7" (top right), Little Edisto (sold) 5" x 7" (bottom right)

Oils on panel at Jericho Arts (from left) Morning Light 10″ x 10″, Rain Approaching 5″ x 7″ (top right), Little Edisto (sold) 5″ x 7″ (bottom right)

Oils on panel at Jericho Arts (from left) Autumnal Equinox 8" x 10" (top), Enigmatic Atlantic 8" x 10" (bottom), Anamnesis 16" x 20", Lightsome 12" x 12" (top), From the Firetower I 12" x 12" (bottom), Changing Tide 8" x 10" (top) Through the Rain (sold) 8" x 10" (bottom)

Oils on panel at Jericho Arts (from left) Autumnal Equinox 8″ x 10″ (top), Enigmatic Atlantic 8″ x 10″ (bottom), Anamnesis 16″ x 20″, Lightsome 12″ x 12″ (top), From the Firetower I 12″ x 12″ (bottom), Changing Tide 8″ x 10″ (top) Through the Rain (sold) 8″ x 10″ (bottom)

“Goat Rock” oil on panel, 24” x 8” (left) and “Sprague Creek” (sold) oil on panel, framed, 24” x 8” (right) at Jericho Arts

“Goat Rock” oil on panel, 24” x 8” (left) and “Sprague Creek” (sold) oil on panel, framed, 24” x 8” (right) at Jericho Arts

Oils on panel at Jericho Arts (from top) James Island Bank II 10" x 8", Edwards Ridge (sold) 4" x 12", Seven Sisters (sold) 4" x 12", and Supermoon 10" x 8" (bottom)

Oils on panel at Jericho Arts (from top) James Island Bank II 10″ x 8″, Edwards Ridge (sold) 4″ x 12″, Seven Sisters (sold) 4″ x 12″, and Supermoon 10″ x 8″ (bottom)

Oils on panel at Jericho Arts (from top) My Front Yard (sold) 10.25” x 53", Behind Shem Creek II 6" x 30" (left center), Behind Shem Creek I 6" x 30" (right center), Ann Lee's Dock (sold) 8” x 24” (bottom left), From the Firetower II 8" x 24" (bottom center), and Fluorescent Evening 8" x 24" (bottom right)

Oils on panel at Jericho Arts (from top) My Front Yard (sold) 10.25” x 53″, Behind Shem Creek II 6″ x 30″ (left center), Behind Shem Creek I 6″ x 30″ (right center), Ann Lee’s Dock (sold) 8” x 24” (bottom left), From the Firetower II 8″ x 24″ (bottom center), and Fluorescent Evening 8″ x 24″ (bottom right)

New oils from Sperry Chalet

November 2nd, 2015

Small plein air oil paintings on panel can be seen here, at the gallery on my website. These oils will be featured at Jericho Arts opening November 12, 2015 and are available as 6″ giclée prints.

On the way to Gunsight Pass

On the way to Gunsight Pass

Sperry Glacier panorama

Sperry Glacier panorama

Plein air painting

Plein air painting

Sperry Chalet

Sperry Chalet

Sperry Chalet staff

Sperry Chalet staff

Mules bring in supplies

Mules bring in supplies

Loving the moment

Loving the moment

After a strenuous hike through lush cedar and hemlock forests, I’m welcomed by the camaraderie of the staff at the Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park. Two of the more ambitious hikes in the backcountry are to the Continental Divide at Gunsight Pass and the Sperry Glacier Trail. The Great Northern Railway opened the chalet in 1914. No roads, electricity, or telephone made this the perfect place for an artist to work. You can only get in by horse or foot on an arduous trail. It was an honor to have been the artist-in-residence for two extraordinary weeks in August 2015. I’m in process of creating a book of photographs and oil paintings to document this wilderness experience. E-mail me if you’re interested in more information.

“Artists for Emanuel” auction

November 2nd, 2015

Sacred Waterway, batik on silk, 72” x 44.5”

Sacred Waterway, batik on silk, 72″ x 44.5″ is being auctioned as part of the “Artists for Emanuel” fundraiser. You can bid on my art here: https://bidr.co/events/item-detail.php?evt=1828&item=12415. The opening bid is $3,750 for this art valued at $8,025.

Online auction begins this Wednesday, November 4, at 9:00 AM sharp. Collectors can also visit bidr.co/events/artistsforemanuel or artistsforemanuel.com/gallery to access the online auction. Bidding will continue into the live showings, Nov. 10 and Nov. 11 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Cigar Factory. There is a final reception open to the public on Nov. 11 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM with food, wine and music. The week long auction ends on November 11 at 8:30 PM.

All bidding can be done remotely via smart phone and/or live at the Cigar Factory. There will be “Bidder Buddies” to assist those who are unfamiliar with this high tech auction. The show is in conjunction with the Gibbes Museum of Art and the Colour of Music Festival. Proceeds benefit Coastal Community Foundation’s Lowcountry Unity Fund.

CATEGORIES: Art Work, Batiks, News |

Batik workshop at the Columbia Museum of Art

October 20th, 2015

I had such a good time with this group of talented women at the Columbia Museum of Art on October 17th & 18th. My asthma is making it difficult for me to continue giving workshops in batik so this may be my last. My heart goes out to all in South Carolina affected by the flood.

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CATEGORIES: Educational, Lecture, Process |

“Independent Spirits” open until January 10th, 2016

October 12th, 2015

Abiquiu, batik on silk, 95" x 41.125", featured in "Independent Spirits"

Abiquiu, batik on silk, 95″ x 41.125″

I’m honored to be featured in the exhibition “Independent Spirits” at the Columbia Museum of Art from October 9th-January 10th. Concurrent with this show is “Georgia O’Keeffe: Her Carolina Story” which I really enjoyed and has an especially interesting audio tour.

In 1990 I had my first flight over the Santa Fe area and photographed the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Rio Grande, and Georgia O’Keeffe’s Ghost Ranch and Abiquiu Lake. Georgia O’Keeffe’s visual voice has influenced my work as an artist and I wanted to have the aerial experience of her beloved home. The incredible landscape with the lake in the foreground was vast and unfamiliar. This silk began with the dyeing of the sky and the resist waxing of the white rocks. Someday I hope to batik and paint an exhibit of impressions seen from jaunts in the sky above New Mexico.

CATEGORIES: Art Work, Batiks, Exhibitions, News |

Panoramas by Mary Edna Fraser of the exhibit at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park

March 31st, 2015

I am so excited to be able to exhibit 3 segments of my career’s work with scientists in the elegant City Gallery at Waterfront Park. Over 1000 people went last weekend to see the silks. The show ends on May 3rd and the lecture is Saturday, April 18th at 2pm. The gallery is open Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday & Sunday 2-5pm and located at 34 Prioleau Street, Unit A, Charleston, SC. Above, Between, Below also has 2 films explaining my process and adventures.

Above, Between, Below by Mary Edna Fraser at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park

Above, Between, Below by Mary Edna Fraser at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park

Above, Between, Below by Mary Edna Fraser at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park

Above, Between, Below by Mary Edna Fraser at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park

Above, Between, Below by Mary Edna Fraser at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park

Above, Between, Below by Mary Edna Fraser at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park

Above, Between, Below by Mary Edna Fraser at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park

Above, Between, Below by Mary Edna Fraser at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park

Above, Between, Below by Mary Edna Fraser at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park

Above, Between, Below by Mary Edna Fraser at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park

Above, Between, Below by Mary Edna Fraser at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park