Mary Wilbanks, NWS

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Mary has received over 40 awards in National Shows.  She is a signature Member of the National Watercolor Society and the Watercolor USA Honor Society.  Her work is acrylic with Mixed Media on canvas and on paper.  It can be seen at Envision Gallery in Taos, N.M., and Spencer Gallery, Charleston, S.C.
  Paintings can be seen in several publications:  The Best of Watercolor Two and Three; best of Watercolor Painting Texture; and Collage Techniques by Gerald Brommer.; and The Treasures of Arizona;  "The Gift" appears on the cover of  Random House publication Art and Healing.
 
Mary taught  painting for 4 years at the Phoenix Art Museum, and for 3 years at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, and at the Juvenile Justice System in Houston
and has juried local and national exhibits. For the past 12 years she has taught workshops In Costa Rica, Peru, Mexico. Canada, and the U.S.  Currently she teaches  2 workshops a year at her studio, and at the Watercolor Art Society Houston.
 

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MARY WILBANKS NWS

RECENT SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Layered Meanings: The Paintings of Mary Wilbanks, an Exhibition opening November 7, 2014, Spencer Gallery, Charleston,  S. C.

One person show "Primal Patterns" November 1, 2013

A retrospective exhibition of Mary's work from the last 30 years was presented at Envision Gallery, Taos (El Prado) on October 6, 2013. 

One person shows: Spencer Gallery November 2013 and 2014

 

MUSEUM ACQUISITIONS
PEARL FINCHER MUSEUM OF FINE ART,A DIVISION OF THE HOUSTON MUSEUM OF FINE ART
SOLO EXHIBITS
Retrospective Exhibition at Envision Gallery, Taos,N.M. (el Prado) October 2012
 
Envision Gallery 2010.
• Goldesberry Gallery Houston 2009 duo,2004 duo, 2003, 2002
 
• Jung Center, Houston 2009, 2001
 
• Envision Gallery, El Prado (Taos), New Mexico, 2005
• Art Art Bo Bart Gallery, Taos, New Work 2000
• Preusser Gallery, Taos, New Mexico 1999
• Cynthia Woody Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1998
• Weekend Gallery, Houston, Texas, 1996
• Studio Gallery, New Jersey; "A Memory of Stone" 1995
• Art League of Houston, "EDGE", 1994
• Sol Del Rio Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, 1992

 

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

Albuquerque Museum 2012: Curated SLMM exhibition
Springfield Art Museum Watercolor Now: May to July 2011, May to July 2012
Springfield Art Museum, Mo. Invitational 25th Anniversary Watercolor Honor Society, 5/7 to 7/3/2011
• Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Art, Texas 2009, 2010
• Albuquerque Museum of Fine Art; 2005, 2007 Exploring Multiple Dimensions
• Springfield Art Museum, Watercolor USA Honor Society: 2006
• Watercolor USA Honor Society; Water Media 2000,Huntsville, Alabama Museum of Art
• Watercolor USA, 1995; 1994 Award; 1991; Springfield Art Museum, Missouri
• Watercolor Now; Watercolor USA Honor Society, Springfield Art Museum 1997
• Texas Watercolor Society National Exhibit; 1999 McNay Art Museum; Governor's Award, 1997 Museum of the Southwest, Texas; 1989 McNay Art Museum, Traveling Show
• Northern Arizona University Art Museum, Invitational Contemporary Aquamedia 1993
• Western Federation Exhibit, Albuquerque Museum, 1992, Gale Memorial Award, 1984
• National Watercolor Oklahoma, Kirkpatrick Center Museum, Oklahoma, 1995 Award; 1994 Award; 1993 Second Place Award; 1992; 1991 Award
• Mississippi National Watercolor Exhibit, Mississippi Museum of Art, 1993 Award, 1992, 1989, 1987 Walter Anderson Award
• Watercolor Society of Georgia, National Exhibit, Columbus Museum of Art, 1997, 1996 Award 1992 Trust Bank Award, 1991, 1988
• Watercolor Society of Alabama, National Exhibit, Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, 1996,
• Society of Layerists in Multi-Media, Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, Ohio, May 1990

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
• Acetex Energy Corporation, Houston and Chicago
• Compaq Computer Corporation; Mortgage Government Servicing Inc. Boettcher & Co.
 
• Houston Neurological Institute, Phoenix Global Mortgage Corporation

AWARDS IN NATIONAL EXHIBITS AND GROUP SHOWS (SELECTED)
River Oaks Art Center, Alexandria. La. 2012
• Envision Gallery Women Artists, Taos, New Mexico 2008 Group show 2010
• Watermedia 2000, Houston; San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition; 1999Purchase Award; 1996 Award; 1994 Purchase Award; 1993 Members Award; 1992 1st Place Jurors Award;
• State of the Art '99, Invitational Parkland College Art Gallery
• Rocky Mountain National Watermedia, Golden, Colorado, 1997 First Place Award; 1996; 1991
• National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, New York, 1996
• American Watercolor Society, International Exhibit, Salmagundi Club, New York, 1991. Travel Exhibit
• National Watercolor Society 73rd annual exhibit, 1994 Award and travel exhibit; 1993 Award and travel exhibit; 1992 traveling exhibit
 
• The Layered Perspective Walton Arts Center and University of Arkansas Fine Arts Gallery SLMM 1994
• Hill Country Arts Foundation, "Women View Art and Healing" 1994

 

 

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