Mary Kollman

“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves” Carl Jung

 

Enjoy seeing what I’ve been playing with in my studio!
I hope it intrigues and inspires you!
Mary Kollman
Artist

Mary Kollman Fine Art

Atmospheric Contemporary Landscape and Abstract Artist

970-361-2075

marykollman@gmail.com

www.marykollman.com

 

 

Mary Kollman’s paintings have been described as atmospheric in style and diverse in color. The contemporary shapes dominate the landscape and abstract paintings. Mary is well known for her big skies leaving the viewer with fond memories of fantastic colors and the glowing remembrance of the fantastic feelings they bring. She uses brush and spatula to build color and textured in broad strokes that are unique and poetic.

 

The dominating forces of nature are the inspiration that drives her to paint … allowing Mary to discover a whole new way of seeing. “The beauty I see in nature evokes an emotion in me that is expressed by the textures, intense colors and mysterious deep shadows of my paintings.”

 

Camping, hiking, skiing and enjoying the rain inspired Mary at a very young age to capture the drama of the glorious Pacific Northwest through drawing, watercolors, crayons and storytelling. Moves to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and New Mexico inspired new forms of expression that reflected the majestic mountains, bubbling streams, big skies and glowing sunsets. Previous boundaries were expanded into abstract landscape.  With a move to the east coast, her work evolved into pure abstractions, becoming looser and bolder, and launching her foray into “Abstract Expressionism”.

 

Mary is an experimental artist. She incorporates good design principles, using light against darks, opaques with transparents, focal points and areas of rest. These principles are evident in each painting.  However, the painting soon becomes a magical self expression, at which point she listen to the painting, moving and stroking with an inner voice that’s experimenting, playful and yet focused on becoming a new and unique form.

 

“Regardless of style, I paint the intricacies of nature and the tremendous hope that it brings for a new tomorrow.  It’s my desire that my art evokes a strong pleasant emotion in the collector. I hope that it leaves you with a fond memory, a smile on your face and tremendous joy in your new purchase.”

 

Exhibits

 

2019 On Going Exhibit, Westward Gallery, 4400 Tennyson St, Denver, CO

2019 On Going Exhibit, Stone Heart Gallery,28005 Hywy 74, Evergreen, CO

2019 On Going Exhibit, The Main Street Gallery, 412 Main St Grand Junction, CO

Sept 6-30 2019, The Main Street Gallery, Joint Show with Lynn Pavelka, 412 Main St Grand Junction, CO

April 1-July 8, 2019, The Arts Commission at the Avalon,645 Main St, Grand Junction, CO

July 15, 2019 Jan 2020 Two Rivers Convention Center,159 Main St Grand Junction, CO

July 8-Oct 7, 2019,Grand Junction City Hall, 250 N 5th St, Grand Junction, CO

February 1-23, 2019, Western Colorado Center of the Arts, 1803 N 7th St, Grand Junction, CO

2018 On Going Exhibit, Westward Gallery, 4400 Tennyson St, Denver C) 80212

2018 On Going Exhibit, Stone Heart Gallery, 28005 Hywy 74, Evergreen, CO 80439

Sept 7-Oct 1, 2018 Joint Exhibition with Lynn Pavelka, The Main Street Gallery, 412 Main Street, Grand Junction, CO

Oct 6-Nov 11, 2018 Western Colorado Center for the Arts Brush and Palette, First Fri Reception Oct 6 7-9 pm

Feb 2-24, 2018 It Takes a Village: Art Center Members Exhibition, Western Colorado Center for the Arts

2018 The Main Street Gallery, 412 Main Street, Grand Junction, CO

October 6-November 1,2017 Elements of Nature, Joint Show at The Main Street Gallery, 412 Main Street, Grand Junction, CO, Artists Reception, First Friday Oct 6, 5-9pm

May 13-June 24, 2017 Western Colorado Center For the Arts, Contemporary 2017: Retellings Exhibit

February 3-February 25, 2017 Western Colorado Center For the Arts, Members Exhibition

2017 The Raitman Gallery, 100 North Main Street, Breckenridge, CO

2017 The Main Street Gallery,412 Main Street, Grand Junction, CO

Oct 19-Nov 15, 2016 Brush & Palette Fine Art Show, Western Center For the Arts, Annual Exhibit

April 1-30 2016 The Road Less Traveled, Solo Show, Artists Reception April 1st 5-9 pm, The Main St Gallery,

412 Main St, Grand Junction, CO

February 27-March 5, 2016 2016 Gallery 88.1 Art Interplay, 1310 Ute Ave, Grand Junction, CO

January 12-March 28, 2016 Commission on Arts & Culture, City Hall Exhibit, 1340 Gunnison Ave, Grand Junction, CO

2016 Community Hospital, 2351 G Road, Grand Junction, CO

2016 The Main Street Gallery, 412 Main St, Grand Junction, CO

2016 Art on a Whim, Breckenridge & Vail CO

Aug 1-31, 2015, Solo Show, The Main Street Gallery, 412 Main Street, Grand Junction, CO

July 3-5, 2015 Mountain Art Festival, Art on a Whim, Breckenridge, CO

May 14- June 24,2015 Sixteenth Annual Juried Contemporary Exhibition, Western CO Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO

Feb 1- March 6, 2015 Solo Show, “Seasons” Art on a Whim, 227 Bridge Street, Vail Village, Vail, CO

Feb 3-26 2015 Western CO Center for the Arts, Members Show, Grand Junction, CO

Oct 3- Nov 15, 2015, Western CO Center for the Arts, Brush and Palette Annual Exhibit, Mary won an award in this Juried Professional Category for “Closer to the Light”

2015 Art on a Whim, 227 Bridge Street, Vail Village, Vail, CO

2015 Art on a Whim, 100 North Main Street, Towne Square Mall, Breckenridge, CO

June 27-July 20, 2014, Group Show, Falling Into Summer, Art on a Whim, 227 Bridge Street, Vail, CO

Feb 7-26 2014 Western CO Center For the Arts, Members Show, Grand Junction, CO

2014 Art on a Whim, 227 Bridge Street, Vail Village, Vail, CO

2014 Art on a Whim, 100 North main Street, Towne Square Mall, Breckenridge, CO

2014 The William & Joseph Gallery, 727 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM

Nov 29, 2013-Jan 5, 2014 Art on a Whim, Solo Show, Sanctuary…Where Sky & Mountains Meet, Breckenridge, CO

2013 Art on a Whim 227 Bridge Street, Vail Village, Vail, CO

2013 Art on a Whim, 100 North Main Street, Towne Square Mall, Breckenridge, CO

Oct 4 – Nov 9 2013 The Brush & Palette 66th Annual Art Show, The Art Center, Grand Junction, CO

2013 On Going Exhibit, The William & Joseph Gallery, 727 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM

2013 On Going Exhibit The Manhattan Golf & Gallery, Cumberland, MD

March 1- April 30 2013 City Lights 59 Baltimore Street, Cumberland, MD

Dec 1-29, 2012 The Saville Gallery 9 N Centre Street, Cumberland, MD

Dec 1-29, 2012 C. William Gilchrist Museum of the Arts 104 Washington St., Cumberland, MD                  March 31 2012 – April 29, 2012 C. William Gilchrist Museum of the Arts 104 Washington St., Cumberland, MD

2012 On Going Exhibit, The Wild Goose Gallery, 50 N Centre St, Cumberland, Maryland

2012 On Going Exhibit, Allegany Area Art Alliance, Rocky Gap Lodge, Flintstone, Maryland

November 1-30 2011 Frostburg Museum “Transformations” Solo Show, Frostburg, Maryland

Oct 22 &23 2011 and Oct 29 & 30 Art Sale & Tour, Mary Kollman’s Studio, 49 N. Liberty St. Cumberland, MD

May 23, 2011-December 16, 2011 Alexandria City Hall, Group Show, “Around Town”, Alexandria, Virginia

2011 On Going Exhibit, Adagio Galleries, 73300 El Paseo, Palm Desert CA

2011 On Going Exhibit, The Wild Goose Gallery, 119 Baltimore Street, Cumberland, MD

2010 On Going Exhibit, Adagio Galleries, 73300 El Paseo, Palm Desert CA

2010 On Going Exhibit, James Ratliff Gallery, 431 State Route 179, Sedona AZ

2010 On Going Exhibit, The William & Joseph Gallery, 727 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM

2010 On Going Exhibit, Johnsons of Madrid Gallery, 2843 Highway 14, Madrid, NM

July 2010 Cherry Creek Art Festival, West SouthWest Gallery, 257 Fillmore Street, Denver, CO 

Nov 6–Nov30, 2009, “Mesmerized” Solo Show, The William & Joseph Gallery, 727 Canyon Road, Santa Fe NM  

Sept 12-Oct 9, 2009, “Together Again”, Group Show, The Ridgway Library, Ridgway, CO

April 2009, On Going Representation at The William & Joseph Gallery, 727 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM

March-May 2009, International Juried Exhibition, The Taos Gallery, 103 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM

June 6-30th, 2008 Group Show, Hang Ups, 209 Colorado Ave, Grand Junction, CO

May 14-June 14th 2008, “Art from the Heart”, Group Show, St Mary’s Pavilion, Grand Junction, CO

May 9th, 10th & 11th 2008, 20th Annual Art & Jazz Festival, Main Street, Grand Junction, CO

February 1-29 2008, “Arts & Tarts” Group Show, Off the Wall, 411 Main St, Grand Junction, CO

February 1-29 2008, Group Show, Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO

February 15-24 2008, Winefest, Group Show, The Blue Pig Gallery, Palisade, CO

 2008 On Going exhibit, The Columbine Gallery 411 Main Street, Frisco, CO

 

 

Gallery Letter of Recommendation 

 

 

Museum Letter of Recommendation

 

 

Gallery Letter of Recommendation

 

 

Exhibit at Westward Gallery Denver, CO
Happy Collectors from the Westward Gallery Denver
Commissioned Painting Grand Junction CO
Beyond the Boundary
Beacon Feature Article July 2016
Beacon Feature Article Page 2
Solo Show "The Road Less Traveled" at The Main St Gallery
"The Road Less Traveled"
"The Road Less Traveled"
Opening at First Friday
Patrons are interested in hearing the process.
Yes, I do touch the paintings....you can too ;)
New Show for 2016
New Show for 2016
"Illuminated" Community Hospital
"Illuminated" Community Hospital
Artist with "Illuminated" Commissioned Painting for Community Hospital
Seasons Solo Show in Vail February 2015
Seasons Solo Show in Vail 2015
Mary at Art on a Whim Vail, CO 2015
Vail Weekly Ad
Vail Weekly Ad
Mary featured in the Summit Daily News Breckenridge, CO

Bleeding Hearts

Mary featured in the Grand Junction Free Press Nov 29, 2013
Mary featured in  Cumberland News (MD)  9/11/2012 Mary featured in Cumberland News (MD) 9/11/2012
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Mary featured in Cumberland News (MD)

Mary featured in Allegany Art Council News (MD)

Mary featured in Valencia County News Bulletin

Mary featured in the  Santa Fean Magazine Mary featured in the Santa Fean Magazine

Mary featured in Westlife

How to Find Us

Mary Kollman Fine Art
Grand Junction,
CO 81504,
USA


Phone: 970 361 2075
Email: marykollman@gmail.com

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