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From Land to Sea by Mara Sfara
From Land to Sea
Mara Sfara
October 15, 2016 through January 15, 2017
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MARA SFARA

www.marafinearts.com

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • QCC Art Gallery, CUNY, Bayside, NY, "From Land to Sea," September 15,2016
  • The Studio and Gallery, Simsbury, CT, "Mara Sfara's Fine Art Show," December 2015
  • 43 Maple.org, Bethlehem, NH, March 6, 2015 - March 31, 2015
  • Town and County Club, Hartford, CT, "Beauty in Your Time," July 2013
  • The Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park, Manor House, Great River, NY, "Modern Mythology," June - July 2013
  • Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT, "Magic and Mythology," June - September 2012
  • QCC Art Gallery, CUNY, Bayside, NY, "Expressions," March - April 2012
  • Galleria Santos, Leon, Spain, April - May 2010
  • BNY Mellon, Westport, CT, Private Client Exhibition, October - November, 2008
  • Museo Metropolitano, Buenos Aries, Argentina, "Paintings," Mara Appel (Sfara), November 2008
  • The Atrium Art Space, Melville, NY, Mara Appel (Sfara), April 2008
  • The Town of North Hempstead, The Town Clerk's office, North Hempstead, NY, Mara Appel (Sfara), January 2008
  • The Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City, NY, Tribute to Tuskegee Airmen, Portrait included in permanent collection, Mara Appel (Sfara), Summer 2007
  • QCC Art Gallery, CUNY, Bayside, NY, "Landscape," Mara Appel (Sfara), June - July 2007
  • QCC Art Gallery, CUNY, Bayside, NY, "Drawings," Mara Appel (Sfara), Dec '06 - Jan 2007

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2016 CWA (Connecticut Women Artists), 86th Annual National Open Juried Show, Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT, August 20,2016 - September 23,2016
  • US Coast Guard Art Program (COCAP), The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, July 3,2016-July 15, 2016
  • Audubon Artist, 73rd Annual Exhibition, The Salmagundi Club, N ew York, NY, October 26,2015 - November 6, 2015
  • US Coast Guard Art Program (COCAP), Federal Hall National Memorial Museum, New York, NY, July 25,2015 - September 25,2015
  • US Coast Guard Art Program (COCAP), The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, July 13, 2015- July 24,2015
  • Fruitland Museum, Harvard, MA, "Art in Nature," May 2015 - November 2015
  • Gold Coast Art Center, Great Neck, NY, "Light, Sound, Movement," November 23, 2014-January 12,2015
  • New England Sculpture Association Exhibition at New England Sculpture Service, Chelsea, MA, November 7, 2014-January 10,2015
  • Canyon Ranch, Lenox, MA, continuing
  • 2014 Connecticut Women Artists - 85th Annual National Open Juried Exhibition, Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT, August SO-September 26, 2014
  • Federal Hall National Memorial Museum, US Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP), New York, NY Summer, 2012, 20103, 2014
  • Wit Gallery, Lenox, MA, June 2012-2014
  • Eckert Fine Art, Millerton, NY, Gallery Artist, 2012-2014
  • Winvian Morris, CT 2012-2014
  • Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, US Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP), June-July 2012, 20103,2014
  • The Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, RI, "Celebration of 50 Years!" May - July 2014
  • The Brick Lane Gallery, London, England, April 2014
  • Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, Annual Members' Exhibition, March - April 2012, 20103, 2014
  • Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, Black and White Exhibition, January - February 2014, Certificate of Merit Award
  • The National Arts Club, New York, NY, The 22 Annual Roundtable Show, June 20103
  • The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, "The Noble Nocturne," January 20103
  • Eckert Fine Art, Millerton, NY, Women in Contemporary Art, July 2012
  • The National Arts Club, New York, NY, The 21st Annual Roundtable Show, "Twenty-One and Terrific," June 2012
  • P .S. Gallery, Litchfield, CT, Gallery Artist, 2011
  • The White Gallery, Great Barrington, MA and Lakeville, CT, Gallery Artist, 2011
  • UCONN Health Center, Celeste Lewitt Gallery, Farmington, CT, "Cloud Over St. Maarten," Two person show, December 2011 - March 2012
  • Latino Art Museum, Pomona, CA, Mara Appel (Sfara), August 2009
  • Institute of Hispanic Culture, Houston, TX, "Symphony of Colors," Mara Appel (Sfara), May- June 2009
  • JBS Financial, New York, NY, Two Person Show, March 2008
  • Gallery 101 Main, Collinsville, CT, Gallery Artist, 2009-2014
  • Mill House Antiques and Garden, Woodbury, CT, Gallery Artist, 2009-2012

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

  • Castello Bentivoglia, Bologna, Italy
  • The Celeste Lewitt Gallery at the University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT
  • CPTV- Connecticut's Cultural Treasures: Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT
  • The Cradle of Aviation, Garden City, NY
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, West Hartford, CT
  • QCC Art Gallery (Museum), Bayside, NY
  • Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT
  • United States Coast Guard Art Collection New York, NY

MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • American Society of Impressionist Painters, Vero Beach, FL
  • Artists' Fellowship, Inc., New York, NY
  • The Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP)
  • Mattatuck Museum Development Committee, Waterbury, CT
  • New England Sculptors Association (NESA), CT
  • Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
  • Society of Connecticut Sculptures, CT
  • Wethersfield Academy for the Arts, Wethersfield, CT

LECTURER AND JUROR

  • Wit Gallery, Lenox, MA, June 2014
  • Naugatuck Historical Society, 6th Celebration of Art, Juror, June 2014
  • Litchfield & Wamogo High Schools, Litchfield, CT, Artist of the Year-guest speaker, March, 2013
  • Mattatuck Museum of Art, Waterbury, CT, 2012

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • The Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City, NY, Tribute to Tuskegee Airmen, Portrait unveiled and in permanent collection, Mara Appel (Sfara), Sununer 2007
  • Salmagundi Club Certificate of Merit, "Black and White Exhibition" January- February 2014

PUBLICATIONS AND ONLINE PRESS

  • Unofficial Blog of the QCC: Mara Sfaras's Expressions, February 28, 2014
  • Farmington Valley Times: Farmington Artist Mara Sfara's Work on Display at Winvian Resort in Morris, January 28, 2014
  • Viva Glam Magazine: Mara Sfara's Modern Greek Mythological Epic Fantasy World, November 20, 2013
  • State of Makers: Mara Fine Arts, LLC, November 19, 2013
  • LongIsland.com: Mara Sfara Brings Modern Mythology to the Bayard Cutting Arboretum, June 20, 2013
  • The Art Career Project: Sculptor Mara Sfara
  • CNN iReport: Mara Sfara: Artful Whimsy, November 13,2012
  • The Examiner: An Artist and Her Hand-crafted Gods, August 9, 2012
  • American Towns - Waterbury, CT: Exhibition - Mara Sfara: Mythology And Magic, August 2012
  • The Courant: 'In The Shadow cif St. Anne's' at Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, July 19,2012
  • Lifestyle News and Articles: Artist Mara Sfara Displays Whimsical Bronze Sculptures in New York Show, March 21, 2012
  • Gather: Mara Sfara's 'Expressions' Exhibit Echoes Mythology, March 20,2012
  • The Examiner: The Whimsical World cif Sculptor and Painter Mara Sfara, February 20, 2012
  • Pandorama: Four Artists Exhibit at the Museo Metropolitano, November 7, 2008

EDUCATION

  • Studies with Burton Silverman, 1996 until present
  • New York University, New York, NY, 1988 MA
  • Columbia University, New York, NY, 1991 BSN
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 1986-1987
  • University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1984 BA

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