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Mary B Mason loves to create statement jewelry and sculpture by combining glass, stones and found objects to form unique 3D pieces. The statement jewelry and sculpture invoke meaning and communicate a specific environmental or social intention, creating dialogue with the viewer.

 

As a lifelong art maker and art educator, spanning several decades and four states, Mary has incorporated many experiences from the classroom and beyond; from teaching copper enameling to 6th graders to being mentored at the Appalachian Rock Shop by experienced metal smiths. In her home studio she uses a myriad of tools to manipulate metal and melt colors in a kiln or with fire, which is exciting and produces rewarding results.

 

Her membership in several guilds such as Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Society of Artists and the Society of Sculptors offers many opportunities to exhibit my work in galleries and museums in the tri-state area.

 

As a founding member of the Cranberry Artists Network, she enjoys the camaraderie of other artists, volunteering and being involved in many wonderful local art events. 

​   EDUCATION:
FA-Art Education
West Virginia Wesleyan College
MFA-Art Education
West Virginia University ​


   MEMBERSHIPS:
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Cranberry Artists Network and the Society of Sculptors

   EXHIBITIONS:
   2023
Coral Reef Project

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh PA

113 x 113 Exhibit
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh
Icehouse Gallery, Pittsburgh PA

Winter Show
Cranberry Artists Network
Bottlebrush Gallery, Harmony PA
   award for Naughty not Nice

Martinis with Monet
Cranberry Artists Network

Cranberry Township Municipal Building, Cranberry Twp PA
Juror: Irving deRoy Gruber

October Spotlight on Sculpture
Society of Sculpture
North Hills Art Center, Pittsburgh PA

Pittsburgh Society of Artists 57th Annual
3rd Street Gallery, Carnegie PA

Juror: Tara Fay Coleman

Society of Sculpture Annual
Bridgeville Library, Bridgeville PA
Juror: Guy Bellavar

Unearthed Recycle
Pittsburgh Botanic Gardens, Pittsburgh PA

Juror: Mark Miller

Society of Sculpture
Northland Library, Wexford PA

Working with Paper
Pittsburgh Society of Artists
Boxheart Gallery, Pittsburgh PA
Juror: Nicole Capozzi


   2022
Winter Show
Cranberry Artists Network

Cranberry Township Municipal Building, Cranberry Twp PA

Secret Garden
Mason + Hopkins Skarlinski
Cranberry Township Municipal Building, Cranberry Twp PA

Artist's Choice

Pittsburgh Society of Artists
Manos Gallery, Tarentum PA

Plein Aire Exhibit
Cranberry Artists Network
Cranberry Township Municipal Building, Cranberry Twp PA

Lincoln Exhibit

Cranberry Artists Network
Cranberry Township Municipal Building, Cranberry Twp PA

   2021
Winter Show

Cranberry Artists Network
Cranberry Township Municipal Building, Cranberry Twp PA

Martinis with Monet
Cranberry Artists Network
Cranberry Township Municipal Building, Cranberry Twp PA
Juror: Peggi Habets

Trigger Warning
Sewickley Center for the Arts, Sewickley PA

   2020
Hoyt Regional

Hoyt Center for the Arts, New Castle PA
Juror: Tyler Cann

Studio Tour and Demo
Zoom/YouTube
Hoyt Center for the Arts, New Castle PA

to the republic for which it stands
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh
AAP Exhibition Space, Pittsburgh PA
Jurors: Sheila Cuellar-Shaffer, Tony Norman & Kathleen Zimbicki

   2019
Statement Pieces

Sewickley Center for the Arts, Sewickley PA
Juror: Kate Lydon

The World Falls Down
Panza Gallery, Millvale PA

Small Works
Pittsburgh Society of Artists
Ketchup City Creative, Pittsburgh PA
Juror: John Eastman

Martinis with Monet
Cranberry Artists Network
Cranberry Township Municipal Building, Cranberry Twp PA

Pittsburgh Society of Artists 54th Annual
Panza Gallery, Pittsburgh PA
Juror: Peggi Habets

   2018
Pittsburgh Society of Artists 53rd Annual
3rd Street Gallery, Carnegie PA 
Juror: Nicole Capozzi

Martinis with Monet
Cranberry Artists Network
Cranberry Township Municipal Building, Cranberry Twp PA
Juror: Christine Swann

Mother
Percolate Gallery, Pittsburgh PA
Juror: Carolyn Pierott

Drip, Drizzle, Splash
Cranberry Artists Network
Cranberry Township Municipal Building, Cranberry Twp PA
Juror: Leah Price
   award 2017

Just Say'n
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh
Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, Johnstown PA
Juror: Jill Larson

22nd Annual Exhibition
Southwestern PA Council for the Arts
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Ligonier PA
Juror: Alison Helm

Woman In Art
Seton Hall University, Greensburg PA
Juror: Carol Brode ​

   2016
Martinis with Monet

Cranberry Artists Network
Cranberry Township Municipal Building, Cranberry Twp PA
Juror: Patricia Barefoot
   award

Girls Rock
Percolate Gallery, Pittsburgh PA
Juror: Carolyn Pierotti

da burgh
Pittsburgh Society of Artists
Jask Gallery, Pittsburgh PA
Juror: Linda Price-Sneddon

From Dark to Light
Cranberry Artists Network
Cranberry Township Municipal Building, Cranberry Twp PA
Juror: Dr. Louis A Zona

   2017
Hoyt Regional
Hoyt Center for the Arts, New Castle PA
Juror: Kim Beck ​

Summer Show
North Hills Art Center, Pittsburgh PA
   award

   2015
Pittsburgh Society of Artists 51st Annual

Harlan Gallery, Greensburg PA
Juror: Carol R Brode

Legacies: The Merrick Masters
Merrick Art Gallery, New Brighton PA 
Juror: Katherine Mickle
   award

Martinis with Monet
Cranberry Artists Network
Cranberry Township Municipal Building, Cranberry Twp PA
Juror: Dr. Louis A Zona

Isn’t it Romantic
Cranberry Artists Network
Cranberry Township Municipal Building, Cranberry Twp PA Juror: Patricia Zona

   2014
The New Collective

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh PA
Jurors: Patricia Mautides and Petra Fallaux ​

Wild Thing
Sewickley Center for the Arts, Sewickley PA
Juror: Cynthia Shaffer

Group of Four
Eastside Gallery, Pittsburgh PA

Small Works
Pittsburgh Society of Artists
Most Wanted Fine Art Gallery, Pittsburgh PA
Juror: Jason Sauer

Hoyt Regional
Hoyt Center for the Arts, New Castle PA
Juror: Dr. Louis A Zona    
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