Watercolors for saleJanuary 6th, 2018

Here is a sample of watercolors on paper for sale at the studio. There are many works on paper including monotypes which can be framed to your specifications. We are transitioning to a new website soon! See you there in about a month.

Borseda, ItalyOctober 18th, 2017

Ellen Kochansky’s Rensing Center Residency in Borseda, Italy is a delightful refuge. On the last week of September, we travelled increasingly winding roads through a hailstorm followed by a rainbow. All of the descriptions and tidbits of kind information made the key turn of a green door open to a place and time that I will forever cherish.

Anthropocene BluesAugust 30th, 2017

In the story of the earth, geologists tell us that around 12,000 years ago the planet shifted from the Pleistocene to the Holocene. There probably were poets to sing about that change, but of what they sang, we have no records. Even earlier, paintings on cave walls point toward an artistic response from our upstart species. These early artists painted the Pleistocene's last great ice age herds thundering past.

“STRADA AT HOBCAW” STRADA Easel Video ChallengeJuly 31st, 2017

Mary Edna climbed the fire tower at Hobcaw Barony to paint plein air for the Strada Easel Video Challenge. She has a ball with her Strada easel on location and back in the studio. Watch for the hilarious ending! This video was compiled from Facebook live videos. Please watch and share so we can go viral!

28th International Cartographic Conference exhibitions in Washington, DCJuly 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.

“Force of Nature” feature in Charleston MagazineMay 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 commissionApril 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.

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

Edisto Island Preservation Alliance exhibit and talkDecember 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 exhibits with photographer Cecelia Naomi Dailey at Spring Island, SCDecember 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.

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