Opening Reception: Friday, August 4, 6 – 8pm
Exhibition Runs: August 4-24, 2017
Far Places features paintings and woodblock prints of three far-flung and awe-inspiring places in the world: Cathedral
Lake in the Maroon Wilderness of Colorado, Greenland, and the Shikoku Japan 88 Temple Trek. Mary believes the
land provides us with everything from sustenance to solace, and yet we treat it as a disposable commodity. Mary’s
paintings and prints are her way of spreading the importance and beauty of nature in the world.
About Mary Sweet
Mary Sweet has been a painter all her life, in watercolor and acrylics, and a woodblock printer since 1993. Landscape
is her main interest. She received both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Art from Stanford University. She has lived
in Tijeras, NM since 1970. Mary has been in many one person and juried shows, including Introductions ‘76, Biennial,
2008 and Albuquerque Now, 2009 at the Albuquerque Museum; American Artist Magazine Golden Anniversary
National Art Competition and Exhibition, 1987; Gilman, 2005 and 30 Views of Mt. Taylor, 2010 at Harwood Art
Center. In 2006 she was included in Landscapes of New Mexico, Campbell & Deats, UNM Press and 100 Artists of
the Southwest, Douglas Bullis, Schiffer Publishing Ltd. Mary’s work can be seen at Weyrich Gallery, Albuquerque. She
has taught woodblock workshops for Harwood Art Center and the New Mexico Art League.
“The landscape has always been my primary inspiration. As a child I spent summers on my grandparents’ farm and
treasured those days. I went hiking and camping as a Girl Scout. I always loved mountains, first Ohio’s gentle hills
and then the grandeur of the Rockies and the West. When still a teenager I discovered the pull of the canyons
and deserts and learned to love the wild places where there is time to see and hear and think.
“The land provides us with everything from sustenance to solace and yet we treat it as a disposable commodity
and do not respect it or nature. My art work is my way of saying: This is what I saw and it is important and I want
you to see it too.” – Mary Sweet
Mary Sweet, East Greenland No 2
Mary Sweet, East Greenland No 3