Mary Freericks Santa Barbara Artist
About The Artist
2016 Award of Excellence for oil monotype "Stormy" by Mary Freericks at the
Santa Barbara Printmakers
2016 Juried Spring Exhibition at the Santa Barbara Jewish Community Center
Judge: Dan Welden
April 7-June 22 2016
Mary is a featured artist on the Santa Barbara Printmakers website.
Mary had three paintings, an acrylic of Goleta Beach, a watercolor of a dolphin, and an oil monotype of a plover at the Bacara in the S.C.A.P.E. Art Show to raise funds for the Gaviota Coast and the Napels Property.
She also had three paintings of orchids at the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show, one with the art group. She was invited to show two other paintings with the Ventura display using an artist's theme that won first prize in the orchid show.
Mary's watercolor “Spring at Reagan’s Ranch” was displayed at the “ Next Picture Show Exhibit” in Dixon, Ill., celebrating Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday. A number of her paintings were on display at the Leopold Schepp Foundation 85th Anniversary Celebration on 5th Ave. in Manhattan.
Mary received her M.F.A. from Columbia University School of the Arts. Her B.A. from Arcadia University.
She displays regularly as part of First Thursday in a number of galleries in Santa Barbara including the Channing Peake Gallery. Half a dozen of her paintings are on display at Adama’s Restaurant, 428 Chapala St. in Santa Barbara including watercolor of a surfer, still lives including Russian antiques, scenes of Italy and collage of a bridge. Her oil monotype won a prize from Barry Burkes awarded at the Carpintenria art Center Gallery. Her watercolor Koi Fish” is a prize winner at the Step One exhibit at the Cabrillio Arts Center. Another watercolor “Surfer” is a winner in the Semana Nautica Art Show. Her acrylic “Chamber Players” was displayed at the entrance to Lehman Hall at the Music Academy of the West and included in the Silent Auction. She has been sketching musicians as they perform since l994. Her porcelain painting was shown at the Atkins Gallery “Small Image Show” at Santa Barbara City College.
Mary has also exhibited at the Lacuna Gallery “A Walk To Elwood”; the Reynolds Gallery Angel Show and Shoe Shows; UCSB Faculty Club and Woman’s Center; Karpeles Manuscript Library; Antioch College; Cate School; Faulkner Gallery; Earth Save; Step One Gallery; Ridley Tree; the Contemporary Arts Forum; Santa Barbara Rehabilitation Institute and both Hutton Buildings.
Her one woman shows include Sansum Research Medical Institute Diabetes Center, Qui Si Bella Spa, Piere La Fonte, and Help You Sell Real Estate.
Mary is a member of the Los Padres Watercolor Society, Goleta Art Association, S.C.A.P.E., Step Once Gallery, and just joined the Abstract Art Collective. She loves watercolor and working wet and wild. At present she is also focusing on impressionist paintings in oil. She is also a collage artist and does prints including monotype and collographs. She has been called a colorist, folk artist, and Southern California artist. She has also branched out working in assemblages.
She has collectors locally as well as in Manhattan and England.
Giclees, greeting cards, and posters of her paintings are available for sale.