June 21st, 2016
May 17th, 2016
Opening today June 21, 2016 and running through August 22, 2016, the exhibit “Waterscapes” will benefit Charleston Waterkeeper. A portion of proceeds go to the non-profit organization with Diamonds Direct charging no commission on the sale of art. Mary Edna Fraser has been an ongoing supporter of the work of Charleston Waterkeeper and currently building a coalition to improve the water quality of her creek on James Island. Batiks on silk and new oil paintings grace the showroom space.
April 30th, 2016
The Power of Nature, oil on linen, 32” x 83.5”, installation by Celie Dailey
In the collection of MUSC’s College of Nursing, this oil on linen of a storm on Sullivan’s Island had special appeal to Dean Gail Stuart whose textbooks on psychiatric nursing seek to deal with the mind and body holistically. The tumultuous waves in the painting create a panoramic window in the institutional space. Stuart has featured Fraser’s images—batiks of outerspace, monotypes and moonscapes—in three editions of her Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing, published by Elsevier in 2004, 2009 and 2010. This is Fraser’s first large scale work of art in oil.
April 15th, 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.
April 10th, 2016
Shem Creek Park, oil on canvas, floating, 32” x 83.5”
Mary Edna’s Floating World
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.
April 5th, 2016
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
Coastal Conservation League
Coastal Community Foundation
Sierra Club Robert Lunz Group
South Carolina Environmental Law Project
February 13th, 2016
Murray River, Australia, batik on silk, 31” x 27.75”
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
November 2nd, 2015
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″
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
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) 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
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)
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
Sperry Glacier panorama
Plein air painting
Sperry Chalet staff
Mules bring in supplies
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.
October 20th, 2015
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.
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.