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Painter and printmaker Mary Blackey works in Bristol, Pennsylvania. Blackey's works include acrylics, watercolors, and prints that are etchings and monotypes. Blackey's aim in her work is to visually express the premise that forms under tension produce energy of their own. Mary Blackey tends to follow her own vision, producing "mental landscapes" of that which is beyond the ordinary in both painting and printmaking.

Blackey has been an instructor in watercolor at several places in New York and in Massachusetts. She is active in the Phillips' Mill Community Association in New Hope, the Riverside Theatre in Bristol, and the Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation.

Education & Community

Education and Training
State University of New York at Buffalo, Albright Art School
Columbia University, Graduate work, New York, New York
Art Students League, New York, New York, 1955-1962
Ruth Leaf Etching Studio, 1971-1973
Donn Steward Etching Workshop, 1977-1980
Fleisher Art Memorial Etching Workshop, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1989-1992

Connection to Bucks County:
Mary Blackey is a resident of Bristol, Bucks County

Colleagues and Affiliations
Robert Beck, Ethel Bowen, Joe Pavone
Member of the Phillips' Mill Community Association, Riverside Theatre in Bristol, Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation.


Solo Exhibitions
Watercolor Traveling Exhibition, New Hampshire,1972
New England Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, 1972
Nassau County Fine Arts Museum, Roslyn, New York, 1975
Magical Encounters
, Plandome Gallery, Plandome, New York, 1977
Sea Cliff Art Gallery, Sea Cliff, New York, 1979
Vision in Space and Form
, Goods Gallery, Port Washington, New York, 1980
B.J. Spoke Gallery, Port Washington, New York, 1983
Thomas Moser, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1994
Spatial Ventures
, Germantown Academy

Group Exhibitions
Selected Works from the Permanent Collection, Nassau Community College, New York, New York
Long Island Artists, Hecksher Museum, New York, New York.
American Watercolor Society Exhibition, Canton Art Institute, Ohio
Four Watercolorists, Invitational Exhibit, Port Washington, New York,
Works from the Permanent Collection, Queensborough Community College,
Pennsylvania Watercolor Society Exhibition, Lehigh University
Selected Works on Paper, Widener University Museum
Bucks Biennial I
, Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Aqueous Opening '92, Westmoreland Museum of Art
Watercolor USA
, Springfield Art Museum, Missouri
Spiritual Matters
, Trenton City Museum, Trenton, New Jersey
Aqueous '94
, LaFond Galleries, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

Major Collections
AAR Technical Aircraft Services Center, New York
Brooklyn Union Gas Company, New York
Champlain Petroleum Corporation, Colorado
College of Eastern Utah
Columbia Broadcasting System, New York
Conoco Oil Corporation
Empire Savings, Colorado
First of Denver, Colorado
Hofstra University, New York
Hyatt Regency Hotel Corporation, Texas
International Business Machines, New York, Colorado
Merchants Bank, New Hampshire
Nassau Community College, New York
New York Bankers and Bond Buyers, New York
Queensborough Community College, New York

Awards & Appointments

Teaching and Professional Appointments
Watercolor Instructor, Great Neck Adult Education, Great Neck, New York
Watercolor Instructor, Simons Rock at Bard College, Summer Program, Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Major Awards
American Institute of Architects Award, Currier Gallery of Art Museum Exhibition, New Hampshire, 1972
Sadie and Max Tessor Memorial Award, National Academy of Design, New York, 1972
A.I. Friedman Award, National Casein and Acrylic Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, 1973
Edgar Whitney Award, American Watercolor Society , New York,
Anin Award, Painters and Sculptors Society of New Jersey, New York, 1978
Purchase Award, Knickerbocker Artists Exhibition, New York, 1980
Bronze Medallion, Annual Audubon Exhibition, New York, 1981
Medal of Honor, Painters and Sculptors Exhibition, Bergen Museum
Silver Medal, Nassau County Fine Arts Museum Exhibition, New York, 1982
M.J. Kaplan Award, National Casein and Acrylic Exhibition, New York, 1985
Purchase Award, Works of/on Paper, Queensborough Community College
The Pennel Memorial Award, Philadelphia Watercolor Club Annual
Arjomari Rives Award, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1992
Patron Purchase, Watercolor USA, Springfield Art Museum, Missouri, 1992

Affiliations and Memberships

Phillips' Mill Community Association, Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Trenton Arts Workshop Association

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