28th International Cartographic Conference exhibitions in Washington, DC

July 3rd, 2017

The Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CAGIS) invited us to display art for the 28th International Cartographic Conference of the International Cartographic Association, supporting two exhibitions in Washington, DC.

“cARTography” at Wardman Marriott (2660 Woodley Road NW) atrium installation is now open to the public, on display until July 6th at noon. Large-scale silks hang from the gridded ceiling.

“Rising Tides” at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery (1632 U Street, NW) opens July 5th, with a public reception Friday, July 7th, 7-9pm, on display until August 26. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Friday 11am – 5pm and Saturday, 11am – 3pm.

See a video shot during the load-in at the Healing Arts Gallery. We are honored to be working with director Spencer Dormitzer and wonderful staff at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery whose mission is to promote physical, emotional, and mental resources that lead to life-affirming changes for people affected by cancer.

I have so many friends and colleagues in DC. Please try to catch me while I’m town!

“Force of Nature” feature in Charleston Magazine

May 15th, 2017

Mary Edna is so honored for her most recent work, from oil painting to climate change activism, to be featured in the May 2017 issue of Charleston Magazine. Many thanks to Stephanie Hunt for the brilliant writing, to Leigh Weber for the stunning photography, and especially to editor Darcy Shankland for inclusion in CM. Read the full article and view photos here on their site…

The Boundary at Moreland Village large-scale commission

April 21st, 2017

Longtime friend Joni Vanderslice at J. Banks Design commissioned a large-scale print installation for The Boundary at Moreland Village in Bluffton, SC. Rick Rhodes photographed the original “Hobcaw Barony” (batik on silk) at their Discovery Center in Georgetown, SC. Mary Edna’s assistant Celie Dailey digitally stitched the images of the multi-panel batik art. It was printed on an 18’2″ x 3’8″ canvas, at such high resolution that it looks like the original herringbone silk.

Many thanks to Joni and Laura Page at J. Banks, Rick Rhodes Photography and Celie for all their support!

Sumter “Lowcountry” opening and artist talk tonight!

February 23rd, 2017

“Lowcountry” Silks & Oils
February 23 – April 21
Opening reception February 23rd, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Artist talk 6:30 pm
Sumter County Gallery of Art
Sumter, SC

Hummocks, oil on panel, 4″ x 12″

Edisto Island Preservation Alliance exhibit and talk

December 6th, 2016

As guest speaker for the Edisto Island Preservation Alliance Annual Meeting, I put up a one-day exhibit for my talk “Mary Edna Fraser, Artist, Environmentalist” on November 6th, 2016. Cecelia Dailey helped hang the batiks in their beautiful old barn. What a wonderful group of environmentally-minded folks gathered to continue conservation of the ACE Basin!

"Mary Edna Fraser, Artist, Environmentalist" Edisto Island Preservation Alliance Annual Meeting, November 2016

"Mary Edna Fraser, Artist, Environmentalist" Edisto Island Preservation Alliance Annual Meeting, November 2016

"Mary Edna Fraser, Artist, Environmentalist" Edisto Island Preservation Alliance Annual Meeting, November 2016

"Mary Edna Fraser, Artist, Environmentalist" Edisto Island Preservation Alliance Annual Meeting, November 2016

Mary Edna Fraser exhibits with photographer Cecelia Naomi Dailey at Spring Island, SC

December 5th, 2016

Mary Edna Fraser’s oils paintings, both plein air and large scale studio pieces, capture the vibrancy of the lowcountry landscape. Cecelia Naomi Dailey‘s photographs use a camera-less technique called lumens, where plant materials are collected and laid on top of photo paper to create a light impression. Both artists extensively research and ground-truth the locations they depict in their chosen media. Fraser is known for her aerial imagery and working with Duke geologist Orrin Pilkey to educate the public on the fragile coast. Dailey works with Citadel botanist Richard Porcher on books and multi-media presentations which explore the relationship between culture and natural history. Spring Island hosted the two as artists in residence where they stayed for a week (November 6-12th, 2016) exploring the woods and marshlands as inspiration for their work. Their collaborative talk “Artists as Activists” and exhibition opening was November 9th.

Mary Edna Fraser and Cecelia Naomi Dailey, Spring Island Artists in Residence, exhibition November 9, 2016

Cecelia Naomi Dailey, Spring Island Artist in Residence, exhibition November 9, 2016

Mary Edna Fraser, Spring Island Artist in Residence, exhibition November 9, 2016

Mary Edna Fraser, Spring Island Artist in Residence, exhibition November 9, 2016

Mary Edna Fraser, Spring Island Artist in Residence, exhibition November 9, 2016
Mary Edna Fraser and Cecelia Naomi Dailey, Spring Island Artists in Residence, exhibition November 9, 2016

Cecelia Naomi Dailey, Spring Island Artist in Residence, exhibition November 9, 2016

Elysian Magazine features Mary Edna

December 5th, 2016

Abby Deering’s article “Sacred geography” about Mary Edna Fraser was published in Elysian magazine, Winter 2016/2017.

"Sacred geography" article by Abby Deering, Elysian Magazine, Winter 2016/2017

“Sacred geography” article by Abby Deering, Elysian Magazine, Winter 2016/2017

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PleinAir Magazine features “Akaiyan Falls”

December 5th, 2016

PleinAir Magazine Dec/Jan 2017 issue (now available on newsstands) featured my “Akaiyan Falls” oil on panel, framed 8″ x 24″ as 1 of 11 in their series of National Parks Porfolio.

Akaiyan Falls, 8" x 24" oil on panel, framed

Akaiyan Falls, 8″ x 24″ oil on panel, framed

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Mary Edna wins Verner Award

December 1st, 2016

Mary Edna is the recipient of South Carolina’s highest honor for an artist, The Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award, 2016. Read more here: http://www.southcarolinaarts.com/verner/2016/artist.shtml

Mary Edna Fraser, photo by Jack Alterman

Mary Edna Fraser, photo by Jack Alterman

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PleinAir Magazine features Mary Edna’s oil painting

November 30th, 2016

The Oct/Nov 2016 “Shoreline” Expanded Digital Edition Content of PleinAir Magazine featured Mary Edna Fraser’s large scale “Shem Creek Park” oil on canvas.

View the Shoreline, Digital Expanded Edition Content. Mary Edna’s art is on page 2.

Shem Creek Park, oil on canvas, 32" x 83.5"

Shem Creek Park, oil on canvas, 32″ x 83.5″

CATEGORIES: Art Work, News, Oil Paintings |