2018 Open Studio, Shows and Appearances
April 5 - First Thursday - Venice Art Walk (Last Art Walk of the 2018 season)
Palermo Studio OPEN 2 pm to 8 pm
Enjoy 10 Venice galleries and local artists. Featuring Mary Erickson's Palermo Studio
216 Palermo Place, on the Island, Venice. For more information, call 704-219-0391
July - Sept 8 Summer in Maine
Once again, Mary hosts The Nanatuck Group in Port Clyde, Maine. With a weekly changing roster of over 60 professional artist friends, Mary shares a house on Mosquito Harbor. Artists from all over the country (and this year Russia) will be painting the St.George Peninsula and surrounding areas. In the tradition of the French Impressionists, the artists wander the coast capturing memories on canvas, painting "en plein air," then return to the house for evenings of great food, wine and art talk.
The house is open for visitors on select Friday afternoons throughout the summer. Please call if you are in the area and would like to see the work created each week. House (207) 372-8054 Cell (704) 219-0391 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fri & Sat, September 14 & 15 Franklin, TN
"PAP-SE Paints Franklin and the Fork" Plein air painting event and sale
Gallery Opening and wet paint sale 10 am to 6 pm
Leipers Creek Gallery, 4144 Old Hillsboro Rd, Franklin, Tennessee
for more info: pap-se.com/page/8978/leipers-fork-paint-out-2018
November 1 - 8 Charleston, SC
Mary will be in Charleston for the annual meeting of the American Society of Marine Artists, and will be painting on location for Helena Fox Fine Art. A benefit lecture and demonstration for a local conservation group will be scheduled. More info to be announced…
Nov 15 - Dec 15 Marshville, NC
In residence at High Ridge Gardens in North Carolina. High Ridge Gardens is open to the public, and the guest house and studio are available for nightly or weekly rentals. Enjoy this serene birder's retreat, paint, photograph, relax, wander the grounds, feed the horses and take in this quiet country setting for a day or a week. For more information see www.HighRidgeGardens.org or contact Dennis at 704-624-4043.
24" x 36" - Oil on Linen
August 22 - August 25th, 2018 Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, Canada
The painting "Evening Sojourn" has been accepted into this exhibit:
The 8th annual Artists for Conservation Festival (AFC)
A multi-day art and environmental education event, featuring a world-class conservation themed art exhibit with leading international, and regional artists, films, live demos, music and cultural performances. The AFC Festival 2018 will be held in conjunction with the 27th International Ornithological Congress (IOCongress2018) and Vancouver International Bird Festival (VIBF) from August 20 - 25th, 2018.
SILENT SKIES PROJECT
Silent Skies is an international collaborative art project depicting the world's endangered birds. There are 678 endangered species of birds in the world! Artists from around the globe have come together to create a super-mural mosaic highlighting each species, which will form the artistic centerpiece of the 27th International Ornithological Congress in Vancouver in 2018. Mary Erickson is a contributor of ten paintings to this effort, and a member of The Artists for Conservation. Here are the paintings that are part of the mural: