Barbados Room at Mills House InstallationAugust 3rd, 2020

This week, in collaboration with Principle Gallery, Mary Edna installed two recent oil paintings plus a large metallic canvas print at the Barbados Room restaurant in the historic Mills House hotel.

Save the Creek: New OilsMay 28th, 2020

Mary Edna has been quite busy during isolation: from protesting development on the property across from the dock on James Island Creek (so far, successfully) to painting her pristine natural views on large-scale canvases and in triptych.

“Charleston Charted” InstallationMay 14th, 2020

On May 6th, Mary Edna and studio crew went to the new Ingevity headquarters near Park Circle in North Charleston to supervise the (socially distant) installation of "Charleston Charted" on the 40' x 15' stairwell wall.

“Charleston Charted” CommissionApril 23rd, 2020

In 2019, Mary Edna was commissioned by Ingevity, a sustainable company, to design artwork for the 3-story stairwell in their new headquarters. She recently completed "Charleston Charted" a 171" x 55" batik on silk depicting the peninsula and surrounding scapes in bright colors to coordinate with interior design plans by local firm LS3P. Everyone is delighted with the result, and now we eagerly await an enlarged reprint which will span 12 canvases (3 columns of 4 each) to cover the 40' x 15' wall. Stay tuned for more details on the installation happening in the next couple of weeks!

“Aloft” SAQA Global ExhibitionsFebruary 6th, 2020

Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) is an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt, "a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure." Founded in 1989, SAQA now has over 3,700 members worldwide: artists, teachers, collectors, gallery owners, museum curators, and art quilt enthusiasts...

Ercoupe AdventuresDecember 29th, 2019

Brother Burke flew the Ercoupe down from NC to join us for Christmas in Charleston. On the 26th, we flew and photographed for five hours landing in Georgetown. We passed over McClellanville, Pawley's, Bulls Bay and then headed back home as the sun set.

Swamp Oils for the HolidaysDecember 3rd, 2019

I have had some requests for prices of available plein air oils created as the premiere Artist in Residence at our Audubon Center and Sanctuary, Francis Beidler Forest. From March 4th through 8th, 2019, I was immersed in the ancient Bald Cypress and Tupelo trees at South Carolina’s Four Holes Swamp, a sixty-mile-long forested wetland draining slowly to the Edisto River on its way to the Atlantic...

Gateway to GlacierOctober 1st, 2019

"Gateway to Glacier" Hockaday Museum of Art, Kalispell, MT Opening Thursday, October 3rd, 2019, 5-7pm Exhibit October 4th - January 4th, 2020 Members Free, General Public $10

Spring MarshJuly 27th, 2019

Commissioned in 1985, Spring Marsh is a framed batik resale in my studio now. This 66" x 38" piece is a very serene aerial landscape of Broad Creek on Hilton Head Island, where my brother Burke often took me flying...

New Book Launch PartyJune 10th, 2019

"The Batik Art of Mary Edna Fraser" by Cecelia Dailey Launch Party hosted by Buxton Books Tuesday, June 18th, 5:30 til 8:30 PM 134 Cannon Street, Charleston SC

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