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Welcome!

 

California-born artist Mary Kercher divides her time between Napa and Sacramento where she paints and lives. In her paintings and mixed media, she explores abstract expressionism, geometric forms, and incorporates elements of play. 

Mary came-of-age in Italy where as a young woman she explored the streets of Rome. The masters and classical figures she stumbled upon in her youth are evident in her artwork to this day.“I paint to discover the buried events of my life,” Mary says. “To own my story and to let the telling of it act as a healing balm.”

Her paintings are characterized by her vibrant use of color and dramatic abstractions that she blends with language, symbols, or human and animal forms. “I embrace mystery, there is no right or wrong,” she says. “My intention is for my art to carry me, and others, to unknown realms.”

Bio

Exhibitions

2019 Verge, Sacramento – Open Studio Tour
Verge, Sacramento – Live Auction

2018 Verge, Sacramento – Open Studio Tour
Artwork selected for the Catalogue Cover
Verge, Sacramento – Live Auction

2018 First Fridays at CIA Copia, Napa, CA

2017 Verge, Sacramento – Open Studio Tour

2017 Sparrow Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2016 Verge, Sacramento – Open Studio Tour

2015 ACAI Gallery, Fair Oaks, CA

2015 Verge Sacramento - Open Studio Tour

2014 Sparrow Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2014 Verge, Sacramento – Open Studio Tour

2013Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento – Open Studio Tour

2011 Maiya Gallery, Sacramento

2010Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento – Open Studio Tour

2009Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento – Open Studio Tour

2008Celebrating Women Artists, Gallery S12- Sacramento, CA

2008Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento – Open Studio Tour

2006SMUD Gallery- Sacramento, CA

2004Eccentric Gallery- Sacramento, CA

 

Juried Exhibitions: 

2016 Crocker Art Museum - Big Names/Small Art

2015 Crocker Art Museum - Big Names/Small Art

2015 Crocker Art Museum - Annual Live Auction

2011 Crocker Art Museum – Big Names/Small Art

2010 California State Fair Award of Merit – Sacramento, CA

2009 California State Fair Award of Merit – Sacramento, CA

Kaneko Gallery, American River College – Sacramento, CA 

2008 California State Fair Award of Merit – Sacramento, CA

Peninsula Museum of Art- Beaux & Eros - Belmont, CA

2007 California State Fair Award of Merit – Sacramento, CA

Northern California Arts – International Juried Show
– 52nd Annual Bold Expressions – Sacramento, CA

Peninsula Museum of Art- Beaux & Eros II - Belmont, CA

Northern California Artists Members Show- Inner Views-Sacramento, CA

30th Annual Vacaville Juried Art Show, Vacaville CA

2006 California State Fair Award of Merit - Sacramento, CA

Kondos Gallery-Jurors Prize- Sacramento, CA

Northern California Arts - International Juried Show

- 51st Annual Bold Expressions, Sacramento, CA

Solo Show

2010 MAIYA Gallery, Sacramento, CA