Archive for May, 2010

Art Exhibitions for Mary Anne Kinane

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Art Exhibitions for Mary Anne Kinane

Northstar Watercolor Society- Spring Group Show 2010

Art on a line (show, sales, & demonstrations)

Minnesota Watercolor Society-Silverwood Gallery- Spring Show 2010

Saint Anthony, Minnesota

Northstar Watercolor Society- Fall Group Show 2009

Century College, White Bear Lake

Wildlife Art Show-Irving Art Center- Juried Group Show, October 2009

Irving, Texas (paintings & drawings)

AZ Gallery- “Savoring Summer” Juried Group Exhibition – September 2009

(Lowertown) Saint Paul, MN (painting)

Essential Art 2009, Visual Arts Minnesota, St. Cloud, MN

Juried Group Exhibition (painting)

FAFA-Public mural (painting) for Muffulata’s Daughter (play) – 2009

(Commission) Minneapolis, Minnesota

Legacy Art Gallery, Saint Paul, MN- 2009

Ongoing Exhibit (watercolors, pen & ink, calligraphy, poems)

Artcrawl- Rossmor Bldg- 2008, Group Exhibition, Saint Paul, MN

(watercolors, pen & ink, calligraphy, poems)

St. Cloud- Paramount Art Center-2008,

Juried Group Exhibit-Everything Great about Minnesota


Art Educators of Minnesota- Minneapolis College of Art & Design-2007

Juried Group Exhibition, Minneapolis

(relief painting)

Minnesota State Fair- 1984-2001 Exhibited artwork

(watercolors, pen & ink, calligraphy, poems)


Watercolor, drawing, calligraphy, ash clay, paper mache, recycled materials, and plaster sculptures are the types of art materials used. Book art, puppetry, masks & theater, and theater prop are ways in which I use art. However, I also paint murals and acrylic paintings for a variety of reasons.

Job Experience Art Industry and Gallery

Outside of teaching art, I have also been an entrepreneur/ freelance artist. Over the years since 1975 to present I have been in many art shows (trade shows, art fairs, art competitions) including the Minnesota State Fair for 16+ years, the New England show for 9 years and the Renaissance Fairs in Minnesota, Texas, and Colorado. In 1988, I changed the way of doing business; I opened an art studio. At Bandana Square, I opened a retail space for art classes and gallery. From 1988 to 1999, I ran the store/studio/classroom where I acquired numerous commissions to draw, paint or render in calligraphy or watercolors, ink, or acrylics.

Presently I have a studio in St. Paul, Minnesota open only by appointments. I continue to work on some commissions in pen & ink, watercolor, and acrylic paintings, and calligraphy in a variety styles. I also am experimenting in painting with mixed media, ash clay, and oils.

I love nature, architecture, Renaissance artists, and Celtic inspired illuminated scrolling; therefore, much of my artwork has to do with gardens, parks, and a variety of architecture types. Fr. Catish of St. Ambrose College, Donald Jackson and the Celtic illuminators, inspires the calligraphy style.  Mary Cassatt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Claude Monet and other Impressionists are my favorite artists; they inspire my painting and drawing styles.

The Northstar Watercolor Society presents Art on a line.

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Admission is free!

See “Art on a line” at the Minnesota State Fair ground, Fine Arts Building Friday May 14 10am- 9pm, Saturday May15 10am-6pm, and Sunday May 16 10-3pm. There are more than 2,500 original paintings at a variety of prices. Artists will be doing demonstrations.

Mary Anne Kinane’s nature artwork is included in this group. Ms. Kinane loves the outdoors, whether it is gardens, parks, or one of Minnesota’s Lakes. She gives detail to bird and floral.