Curriculum Vitae – Major Commissions and Achievements

Education & Teaching | Major Collections, Exhibitions & Awards | Books, Publications & Film

Major Commissions

  • 2016-2017 - Commissioned by Dakota County Technical College, Rosemount, MN
  • 2015 - Commissioned by Dakota County Technical College, Rosemount, MN
  • 2000 – Commissioned to paint the original for the Wisconsin State Park System's Centennial Commemoration Print
  • 1996 – Commissioned by the Swedish Jubilee Committee to do the official print for the sesquicentennial of the mass emigration from Sweden to the United States - Presented personally to the King and Queen of Sweden
  • 1980-2000 – Commissioned by various publishers (including Northern Promotions in Aitkin, MN) to produce paintings for reproduction, including 24 signed, limited edition prints, 10 open edition, 6 porcelain plates, and 30 original copperplate etchings



  • 2017-Designated ARC Living Master™ by Art Renewal Center
  • 1996-Current – Owner and director of Mary Pettis Galleries, studio school and gallery in Taylors Falls, MN
  • 1991-1993 – Co-owner of Pettis & Wirkkula Arts studio gallery, Osceola, WI

Professional Organizations
  • American Impressionist Society, Signature Member
  • Art Renewal Center, ARC Living Master™
  • American Society of Marine Artists, Signature Member
  • Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association
  • Oil Painters of America, Signature Member
  • Outdoor Painters of Minnesota
  • Salmagundi Art Club

Gallery Affiliations and Representation
  • Jennifer Nash Kochevar, Minneapolis, MN
  • Studio #366, The Northrup King Building, Minneapolis, MN
  • Palms Gallery, Kauai, HI