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Upcoming workshops are highlighted in GOLD. Studio days are PINK. Shows, exhibitions, and other events are highlighted in GREEN.

 

 

Mary Pettis

Mary welcomes students of all levels to attend her workshops, unless an advanced skill level is specified. Read Mary's letter to workshop students on this page.

 

A Letter to Workshop Students:

Mastering the technical side of painting is a lifetime process, so be gentle and patient with yourself and love the journey. Cherish the present moment, and try not to compare yourself with other artists.

The technical tools we explore in depth are Line, Shape, Value, Color, Edges and Texture. I believe that my role as a teacher is to help train you to analyze your impression in light of the abstract qualities of each of these tools. As you advance in your knowledge of the tools, focus shifts to fuller expression of your content, concept, or idea. To truly capture the quality of a place or a subject, you must have a feeling about it beyond its physical appearance. If you feel nothing about your subject, so will your viewer.

Great paintings begin as subjects viewed with sensitivity, insight and empathy. Your art should arise from that which fascinates and stirs you. In my workshops, it is my hope that you will experience the joy of not only creating, but also the joy of successfully conveying your message through this elegant language of paint!

-Mary

This Month's Workshops & Events

Wed - Nov 01
  Solo Exhibition - The Minneapolis Club

The Minneapolis Club is hosting a Solo Exhbition of Mary's work during the entire month of November (2017). 

This exhibition showcases some of Mary's newest paintings and plein air sketches, both capturing the beauty of Taylors Falls and her recent trip to the Cinque Terre, Italy. 

Join us at The Minneapolis Club from 4pm - 7pm on November 17th for the Artist Reception. Both Mary and Jen will be there to greet you and talk ART.

To learn more about The Minneapolis Club, this historic Platinum Club of America 5 Star Private Club, visit www.mplsclub.org/web/pages/history

Wed - Nov 01
  ASMA 17th National Exhibition - Mystic Seaport Museum

The American Society of Marine Artists 17th National Exhibition: Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, CT from October 14, 2017 – January 26, 2018.

Fri - Nov 03
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  Art Attack 2017

Mary will be painting in studio #366 at The Northrup King Building throughout the Art Attack 2017 weekend.

Friday, November 3rd: 5:00-10:00 PM
Saturday, November 4th: Noon-8:00 PM
Sunday, November 5th: Noon-5:00 PM

See you there! 

 

Northrup King Building #366,

1500 Jackson St. NE

Minneapolis, MN 55413

 

 

 

Sat - Nov 04
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Art Attack 2017

Mary will be painting in studio #366 at The Northrup King Building throughout the Art Attack 2017 weekend.

Friday, November 3rd: 5:00-10:00 PM
Saturday, November 4th: Noon-8:00 PM
Sunday, November 5th: Noon-5:00 PM

See you there! 

 

Northrup King Building #366,

1500 Jackson St. NE

Minneapolis, MN 55413

 

Sun - Nov 05
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Art Attack 2017

Mary will be painting in studio #366 at The Northrup King Building throughout the Art Attack 2017 weekend.

Friday, November 3rd: 5:00-10:00 PM
Saturday, November 4th: Noon-8:00 PM
Sunday, November 5th: Noon-5:00 PM

See you there! 

 

Northrup King Building #366,

1500 Jackson St. NE

Minneapolis, MN 55413

 

Fri - Nov 17
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  Artists Reception - The Minneapolis Club

Join us at The Minneapolis Club from 4pm - 7pm on November 17th for the Artist Reception. Both Mary and Jen will be there to greet you and talk ART.

This solo exhibition showcases some of Mary's newest paintings and plein air sketches, both capturing the beauty of Taylors Falls and her recent trip to the Cinque Terre, Italy. 

To learn more about The Minneapolis Club, this historic Platinum Club of America 5 Star Private Club, visit www.mplsclub.org/web/pages/history

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