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Mary Bruns

            P. O.  7289

            Cave Creek, AZ  85327-7289                            

            cell:                  480  862.9757        





M. F. A.           1985   Painting         California State University-Los Angeles

M. A.                1982   Printmaking  California State University-Los Angeles

B. F. A.            1971   Art & Art Education K-12     University of Nebraska-Lincoln



2019               Group Exhibition, Foothills Library, February-March.

2018               Sonoran Art League, Small Works Exhibit, December.  First place award for "Faith, Hope and Inspiration".

2018               Sonoran Art League, El Pedregal Gallery through February, 2019.

2018               Wickenburg Art Auction, Wickenburg, AZ  November.

2018               Herberger Theater, Visual Feasting, Phoenix, AZ.  January-February.

2017               Invitational  West Valley Arts HQ, Surprise, AZ.  October-November.

2017               Solo Retrospective, West Valley Art Museum, Surprise, Az.  April 24-June 8,2017.

2017               Celebration of the Artists, West Valley Art Museum, March-April, 2017.

2017               Botanicals, Holland Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ. March, 2017

2016               Invitational, West Valley Arts HQ   first place award   Surprise, AZ  November & December, 2017

2016               Hispanic Art Exhibit, West Valley Arts HQ, Surprise, AZ, through October 21, 2016.  Second Place Award.

2016               Mayo Clinic, Shea in Scottsdale, AZ, through August 2016.

2016               Variations Exhibition, April-May, Arts HQ, Surprise,  AZ.

2016               Solo Exhibition, Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ.  March-April.

2015               Invitational, Arts HQ, Surprise, AZ. October-December.

2015               Peoria City Library, summer exhibition.  Peoria, AZ.

2015              Alumni Exhibit, UNL, Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, Lincoln, NE.

                      May 15 - August 11, 2015.

2015              Icons of the West.  Dana Gallery, Missoula, Mt.  May 15 - June.

2015              Celebration of the Artist.  West Valley Art Museum, Peoria, AZ.                                

2015              South Western Invitational, Yuma Fine Arts    Association, Prescott College Art Gallery, Tubac Center for the Arts, Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, Phoenix Airport Museum, Phoenix.  April 10-July, 2015.

2015               Wickenburg Art Club, Guest Artist, March 22-29, 2015. Wickenburg, AZ.

2014               Surprise Invitational, Arts HQ, Nov., Dec., Surprise, AZ.

2014               McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Something Old, Something Blue,  Something Funky, Something New, Dallas, TX.  July- August.

2014               HQ, Surprise, AZ.  Blank Canvas Exhibition. June-August.

2014               Avondale City Hall, Avondale, AZ.  July – September.

2014               Surprise City Hall, Surprise, AZ.  April – July, 2014’

2014               West Valley Arts Council Exhibit, First Place, Surprise, AZ.

2014               Surprise City Hall, Surprise, AZ.

2014               Avondale Public Library One Woman Show, Avondale, AZ.

2014               The Art Department, Scottsdale, AZ.

2014               Avondale, AZ City Hall.  January – March.

2013-14         One Woman Show, Avondale Library, Avondale, AZ.  Dec-Jan.

2013               Glendale Gallery, 9380 W. Westgate Ave, Glendale, AZ.

2013               Surprise City Hall, exhibit October- December, Surprise, AZ.

2013               Xanadu Gallery, 7039 East Main Street, #101, Scottsdale, AZ.

2013               West Valley Arts Council, Art of the Southwest, Surprise, AZ.

2013               monOrchid Gallery, 3rd and Roosevelt, Phoenix, AZ. Summer 

                        exhibition, Thermal Phoenix.

2013               Laguna Art, Laguna Beach, CA.

2013              monOrchid, Summer Group Exhibition, Phoenix, AZ.

2013               Laguna Art, Laguna Beach, CA.

2013               Easy Street Gallery, Carefree, AZ.

2013               Wildfire Gallery. Cave Creek, AZ.

2012              Laguna Art, Laguna Beach, CA.

2012               Chandler Center for the Arts, “Go Figure”. September-October.

                        Chandler, AZ.

2012               Vision Gallery, Chandler, AZ.  Revolving exhibition.

2012               Mesa Arts Center 2012 calendar.  Mesa, AZ.

2012               The  Art Department, Scottsdale, AZ.

2011               Royal Palms Resort and Spa, Phoenix, AZ

2011               Mckinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX.  August.

2011               Vision gallery, Chandler, AZ.

2011               Herberger Theater, Phoenix, AZ.  September.

2011               Tempe  Center for the Arts.  Tempe, AZ.  January-September.

2011               Annual Members Exhibit.  McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas.

2011               Vision Gallery, Chandler, AZ.

2011               Mesa Arts Center Calendar, 2011, “EQUINE” cyanotype.

2010               Tempe Cultural Services, Tempe Library.

2010               Mayo Clinic Center for Humanities in Medicine, Phoenix, AZ. November, 2010- January, 2011.

2010               Vision Gallery, Chandler, Az.

2009               “Pin Up”.  Museum of Contemporary Art, Atlanta, GA.  Nov. 19.

2009               Mesa Arts Center 2010 Calendar.  Cyanotype print.  “Adobe Moon”

2009               OCCCA. By The Running Foot.  Dec. 5-19.  Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA.

2009               Central Arizona College, Coolidge, AZ.  Nov-Dec.

2009               McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas Texas.  August 1-29.

2009               Tempe Cultural Services/Community Galleries.  Tempe, AZ. 

2009               An Affair with the Arts.  West Valley Museum of Art.  March, 2009

2008               Orange County Center for Contemporary Art.  Sept., 2008

2008               Works on Paper.  Long Beach Arts.  Long Beach, CA. Aug. – Sept.

                        Honorable Mention.

2007               Long Beach Arts,  National Open.  Long Beach, CA.   Nov-Dec

2007               Long Beach Arts, Room With A View”, Long Beach, CA.

2006 – 2007 Dodge Theatre, Phoenix, AZ.  Painting exhibit.  8/2006-3/2007

2006              Long Beach Arts, National  Exhibition.  Long Beach, CA.

             Northland Pioneer College.  PVCC Faculty exhibition.

2005               Faculty Exhibit.  Paradise Valley Community College

2004              Art Link. City Hall  Phoenix, AZ.

2004              National Drawing Exhibition. Wiford Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.  

2004              Taos Soc. of Portrait Artists.  Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, NM,

2003               New American Drawing 2003.  Fred R, Kline Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.

2002               Art Link Exhibition.  City Hall.  Phoenix, AZ.

2002               Art for the Parks, International Juried Competition.  Jackson Hole, WY. Mini 50.

2002               Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.  Atlanta, GA.  Permanent collection.

2001               Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA.

1997               Margaret Cunniggham Women’s Center, Vanderbilt University,                               Nashville, TN.  Spring--solo exhibition of cyanotypes.

 1995              Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN.  Solo Exhibition.

1994-95         Nashville International Airport

1994               Cheekwood Museum of Art.  About Face Exhibition.  Nashville,   TN.

1994               Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN.  Group Exhibition.

1993               CGR Advisors Collection Exhibition.  950 Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA.  Permanent. 

1992-93         Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, GA. 

1992               Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA.  Southern Women Artists.                   

 1991              Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA.  Solo Exhibition.

1991               North Georgia College, Dahlonega, GA.  Solo Exhibit.

1990               Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA.  Group Exhibition.

1990               Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA. Drawings on Paper.

1990               Brenau College, Gainesville, GA.  Eleven Women Artists. 

1989               Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA.  Group Exhibition.

1986               Bridge Street Gallery, L.A. City Hall, L.A. ,CA. 

1983               Hollywood Heritage Exhibition.  L.A., Ca.  Honorary Mention.


Juried Exhibitions

2002               Art for the Parks.    Mini 50.  Jackson,WY.

1993               Cheekwood Museum of Art National Painting Competition, Nashville, TN. 

1988               Clary-Miner Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y.    Juror:  Barbara Haskell, Curator of Painting and Sculpture, Whitney Museum of American Art, N.Y., N.Y.

1988               Berkeley Art Center Exhibition.  Berkeley, CA.  Jurors:  Allen Stone, Allen Stone Gallery, N.Y. ,  Theresa Heyman, Director  and Curator of Prints and Photography, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA., and Rolando Castellon, Mary Porter Besson Gallery, UC Santa Cruz and Rolando  Castellon Gallery, San Francisco, CA.                                                         

1986              Power Exhibition.  Robert’s Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.  Southern California Women’s caucus for Art.  Juror:  Mary Jane Jacob, Chief  Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, L.A., CA.  (catalogue with photograph)

1986               Images 86.  Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA.  Juror:  Suzanne Muchnic Art Critic, L.A. Times. (catalogue)

1986              Expressions of the Human Figure, Muckenthaller Cultural  Center, Fullerton, CA.  juror:  Roland Riess.                               

1986               Cross-Pollination. Women’s Building, L.A. City Hall, L.A., CA.   Juror:  Bettye Saar and Sheila de Bretteville.     

1985               Orange County Art Association, Brea Gallery, Brea, CA.  Juror:  Dr. Wm. Otton, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA.  (catalogue)

1984               Palos Verdes Art Association, L.A. Printmaking Society, Palos Verdes, Ca.  Jurors:  Walter Askin, artist and professor of fine art, California State

university, L.A. and Ruth Weisberg, artist and professor of fine art, University of Southern California, L.A.     



Jan Ernst Adlmann. “Drawing Flourishes”. Albuquerque Journal/North. Albuquerque, NM. March 14, 2003. John Villani, “Artists are Making Impressions at Artlink”. Arizona Republic, Phoenix, AZ., October 31, 2002, 36.

John Carlos Villani, “Arts for the Parks”, Arizona Republic. Phoenix, AZ. , August 1, 2002,32. Vanderbilt Register,

“Women’s Center Features Cyantypes”, January 13-19,1997, 4. Bonnie Arant Ertelt, “Telling Tales”, Tennessean, Nashville, TN. September, 1995, 58. Susan Chappell, “Faces and Places”, Nashville Banner, Nashville, TN.            September, 1995, C- 1,2. Bob Battle, “O’More plans automotive design center”, Nashville Banner, March 22, 1995, D-1. Susan Knowles, “Canvassing the Nation”, Nashville Scene, Nashville, TN. November, 1993. Alan Bostick, “Slow Down”, The Tennessean, Nashville, TN. November 11, 1993,7. Bill Alexander, “Mary Bruns and Clark Ashton, North Georgia College, Dahlonega, Georgia”, Art Papers, Atlansta, GA. July-August, 1992, 53. Sheldon Cohen, M.D. , The Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia , Atlanta, GA. “Alzheimer’s and Art”, front cover , inside full page with artist comments and interview. May 1990, pp.274-276. Exhibitions catalogue,1986. Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art, 19.

Cross Pollination, booklet brochure, 1986, interview announcement. .       .           Collections and Commissions St. Joseph’s Hospital , Chewelah, WA. Mount Carmel Hospital, Colville, WA.

Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane, WA. Providence Health Care, Spokane, WA. Holy family hospital, Spokane, WA.

First Tennessee Bank, Lebanon, TN.

CGR Advisors, Atlanta, GA. Musuem of Contemporary Art of Georgia,  Atlanta, GA.         

 “Cross Pollination”, Women’s Center from 1986--free sets to:

Human Relations Commission for L.A. County UC Santa Barbara Gallery & Women’s Center Women & Their Work, Inc., Austin, TX.  

Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, N.Y. Valley Arts Guild.

Franklin Furnace, N.Y.C. San Gabriel Valley YWCA University of Alaska at Fairbanks Arizona State University, School of Art CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y. Alcoholism Center for Women, L.A. Compton YWCA Overseas Education Fund (2 sets) Washington, D.C. and L.A. Pasadena City College, Campus Center L.A. Women’s Foundation Crittenton Center for Young Women and Infants, L.A. California Institute of the Arts, Art Library Moorpark College Center for Visual. Studies, SPARC Gallery Korean Youth Center, L.A.   L.A. Harbor College, University of California at Irvine, Women’s Resource Center.

L.A. Mission College, Career Planning Center.

Internal Revenue Service, the Equal Employment Opportunity Office,

Casa Nuestra, Transition Home for Women and Children City of Thousand Oaks, Arts Commission U.C.L.A. Center for the Study of Women Public Arts Advisory

Council, County Administration Center, San Diego.

Eastern Michigan University, Women’s Studies Program Women Artists News, N.Y.C.U.C.L.A. Art Library International Women Artists Archive, Hadley, MD. Women’s Art Registry of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Torrance YWCA, CA.

Wisconsin Arts Board Women’s Council National Council of Jewish Women, L.A. Self-Help Graphics, East L.A.

University of Massachusetts at Amherst, MA. Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA.

Many private individuals whose names are withheld.



1972  Adult Education Classes, Longmont, CO.

1974-75  Coronado Middle School, Thornton, CO.

1993-94  Watkins Art College, Nashville, TN.

1994-97  O’More College of Design, Franklin, TN.

1995-97  Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN.

2002-2006 Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix, AZ.Type your paragraph here.