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Mary Pollak has been an art educator and visual artist holding a bachelors degree from Iowa State University.  She has studied at Mass College of Art, Suffolk University, Montserrat College of Art and Salem State College.  Selected workshops include Art New England at Bennington College , Great River Arts Institute with Catherine Farish and Drawing Workshops at the Norristown Arts Building with Timothy Hawkesworth, Painting into Print with Caterina Coelho at Mass. Art, Boston.

Her teaching experience includes Art teacher, elementary and middle school Boston Public Schools, and Ipswich Public Schools, Artist in Residence Ipswich Public Schools, Ipswich, MA.  She has taught printmaking workshops at Redbrick Studios, Hyperbole Gallery and currently at Indigo Artist Studio in Newburyport.

Mary Pollak’s work has been included in juried group shows at Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI, Whistler House Museum of Art, Lowell, MA,  Beard Gallery at Wheaton College, Norton, MA, Westfield State College, Hampshire, College, Amherst, MA. Her work has been in shows at Firehouse Gallery, Newburyport, MA, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA, Essex Art Center, Lowell, MA, Newburyport Art Association, Sharon Art Center, Sharon, NH, Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT,  Lasall College, Yamawaki Art Center, Newton, MA, Art Around Boston, Boston, MA, Redbrick Gallery, Beverly, MA, Mingo Gallery, Beverly, MA, Mill Brook Gallery, Concord, NH.,Courthouse Center for the Arts, Kingstown, R.I., Rocky Neck Artist Colony National Show, Gloucester, MA, MGNE “The Unique Print,” LynnArts, Lynn, MA, MGNE,  Newburyport Art Association Members Juried Show, 2009, Newburyport Art Association, Patrons Show, 2009, “Annual Printmakers Show, NAA, 2009, ”Unlimited Vision:One of a Kind Prints”, Endicott College, Beverly, MA, Newburyport Printmakers Show, McCoy Gallery, Merrimac College, Andover, MA, River Arts, Damariscotta, ME, Firehouse Center for the Arts, Newburyport, MA, The Heard House, Ipswich, MA, Art in the Barn, Trustees of Reservations, Essex Ma, Castle Hill Art Show, Ipswich, MA.

Solo Shows include: Firehouse Center for the Arts, Newburyport, MA 2012, Lotus Healing Arts, Newburyport, MA 2011, New England BioLabs, Ipswich, MA, 2011, River Gallery, Ipswich, MA, 2006,  Finz, Salem, MA. Selected Two person shows include Mingo Gallery, Beverly, MA, 2005, River Gallery, Ipswich, MA, 2005,2004,2003, Lone Piper Gallery, Rowley, MA, 2000.

Awards include: “Best of Show, mixed media”, Fall Juried Show, 2013, Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA; “Best of Show”, Ipswich Cultural Counsel Annual Show, 2011’ Printmaking Award, Newburyport Art Association Winter Juried Show I, 2010;  Mixed Media Award, Newburyport Art Association Winter Juried Show II, 2010; Honorable Mention, “The Unique Print”, LynnArts, 2009; Rocky Neck Art Colony National Show, Gloucester, MA 2008; Best of Show, Newburyport Art Association 2002; Essex Art Center Annual Juried Show 2001; Newburyport Art Association, 2007,2006, 2005; Sharon Art Center MGNE Annual Show, 2000; Best of Show, Ipswich Cultural Counsel Annual Show;  Best of Show, Guild of Beverly Artists,1992.

Her work is regularly shown at The Hourglass Gallery, Melrose, Ma, Valerie’s Gallery, Newburyport, MA and Portsmouth NH, Post Road Framers, Rowley, MA and at her studio, Indigo Artist Studio, Newburyport, MA.  Mary prints her monotypes at her studio/gallery, Indigo Artist Studio, Newburyport, MA.  She uses a Takach etching press and Rives, BFK archival paper in her work as well as a variety of mixed media materials.  Her work is in private collections throughout the U.S and abroad.

She spends her time between north shore Massachusetts and Midcoast Maine.

                                        Complete resume available upon request.