Sunday, January 24, 2016

Looking Back at 2015

"Life Warriors Spirit Dancer" 
© 2015 Mary Becker Weiss

 "Muse" © Mary Becker Weiss
2014 and 2015 Joy of Art Winner for Mixed Media

2015 Exhibitions

"Exploration" for Solo Exhibition 
Gallery Framing, Brunswick ME, 
January 2015
"Dream Catcher" for "Yellow: A Celebration of Spring"
sponsored by UMVA and the Hidden Ladder Collective, 
CTN, Portland Maine, May 2015

"Sans Carapace" for "It Takes a Community: 
Transforming Violence II"
Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, Maine, October 2015

"Survey of Computer Use in Art"
Harlow Gallery, Hallowell ME, November 2015

Friday, January 2, 2015

Mary Becker Weiss | Looking Back at 2014

  • Harlow Gallery Members' Holiday Art Exhibit, December 2014
  • 2nd Friday Artwalks Brunswick, May - October 2014
  • 10x10 Brunswick Benefit Art Exhibit, September 2014
  • Solo Exhibit, The Gallery, Topsham Maine, July 2014
  • Harlow Gallery Summer Members' Art Exhibit, July 2014
  • TPL Joy of Art Winners Exhibition, May 2014
  • TPL 6th Annual Joy of Art Juried Exhibition, January 2014
  • "This is pensive, smiling magic." ~ KT
  • "You are full of surprises." ~ JF
  • "Lovely, fine ~ deep." ~ SM
  • "Your art work has made a lasting impression on me." ~ RA
  • "Hey, man, you're definitely into border violation!"
Montages 2010-2014 © Mary Becker Weiss
  • "Your work is great therapy."
  • "My favorite is Just When I Figured Out all the Rules the Game Changed."
  • "Mentor belongs in a museum collection."
  • "Mary Becker Weiss' work is not just "out of the box" it is WAY out of the box!" ~ RK
  • "Man, your stuff is cool ~ I've never seen anything just like it in my life!" 
  • "Your assemblages are particularly strong. I love the detail and cleanness of the small pieces, intimately put together in Two Perspectives and One Vanishing Point. It is somehow very soothing." ~ MS 
  • "Your assemblages remind me of that Joseph Campbell guy (Cornell) ~ you know that hermit who lived in his mother's basement all his life." ~ RG
Congratulations to the 6th Annual 
Joy of Art Winners!


Oil/Acrylic: Debra L. Arter for "June Morning"
Pastel: Nancy Lee Lovley for "Gifts"
Watercolor: Joan M. Johnson for "Damariscotta Winter"
Mixed Media: Mary Becker Weiss for "Delicate Balance"
Other Media: Pat Hix for "The Sentinel"

Monday, December 30, 2013

2013 Year in Review from the "Steampunker Back in the Ballroom!"

2013 Exhibitions
  • "Ring in the New Year" Mixed Media Exhibition @ Slates in Hallowell, December 30-January 26, 2013
  • "A Brave New World" Solo Exhibition @ Paciarino's in Portland, Summer 2013
  • "2nd Friday Artwalks" Brunswick, May - October 2013
  • "Our Children Ask the World of Us" Poster for 9th Annual Peace Fair in Brunswick, Summer 2013
  • "10x10 Exhibition & Sale" to benefit Arts Are Elementary in Brunswick, September, 2013
  • "Sit. Stay. Art!" Group benefit exhibition @ Harlow Gallery in Hallowell, October, 2013
  • "KVAA Members Golden Anniversary Exhibition" @ Harlow Gallery in Hallowell, November, 2013
  • Arts Downtown and All Around" Group Exhibition in Brunswick, December, 2013
 Quotable Quotes:
  • "Hey, man, you're definitely into border violation!"
  • "She's the steampunker back in the ballroom..." (overheard at the refreshments table by the "Pretty Girls Sing Soprano" performance)
  • "My favorite is "Just When I Figured Out all the Rules, the Game Changed."
  • "Your work is great therapy."
  • "Mentor" belongs in a museum collection." 
“Constellations” © 2015 Mary Becker Weiss
"If stars should appear in the sky one night in a thousand years,
how man would marvel and stare." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

KVAA Members Golden Anniversary Exhibition @ Harlow Gallery begins November 1st

Detail of "A Moveable Feast" 
for exhibition in Harlow Gallery's 
50th Golden Anniversary Celebration 
on November 1 - 26, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

"Sit. Stay. Art!" Benefit Exhibition at the Harlow will run through October 26th

“I Was Beautiful Then” 
© 2013 Mary Becker Weiss
 "Alas! as I have lived I have lost the capacity of fear." 
~ from Isak Dinesen's "Seven Gothic Tales"

Friday, September 6, 2013

10x10 Artists and Volunteers in Brunswick know how to "put on the dog" for a good cause! Oh yeah...!

Emma Katz, Taylor Worthington and Charlotte Cooney strike a pose
at Brunswick's annual 10x10 Benefit Art Exhibition
for Arts Are Elementary on Friday night.
Learn more about Arts Are Elementary in Brunswick, Maine.

"10x10 Benefit Art Exhibit & Sale"
Friday, September 27, 2013, 5 - 8 p.m.
Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library
Parish Hall, St. Paul's Episcopal Church 
Brunswick, Maine 

We at Arts Are Elementary are so very grateful for all of the hard work that the 10x10 Committee puts into our annual 10x10 Art Exhibit and Sale. The artwork is amazing, the reception is superb, the company is fabulous, and the proceeds help support Arts Are Elementary, a Brunswick non-profit that provides artist residencies to every K-5 student in Brunswick. Simply put, we couldn't do what we do without the help and support of our community, primarily though their participation in the 10x10. ~ Kristi Hatrick, Executive Director, Arts Are Elementary

Friday, August 16, 2013

Assemblages: It's All in the Detail!

Assemblages comfort me. Even though for the past two years I have learned to let go of the reins in creating new mixed media and encaustic art pieces, there is a part of me still that demands structure and definition (old habits die hard). 

In an assemblage made up of many found objects which have been discarded and abandoned, elements are brought together to become a thing of beauty with new purpose. There is a comfort in breathing new life into that which has been destroyed or lost. I am frequently asked how long it takes to make one of my assemblages. With "Emotional Baggage," "A Love Letter to Victor Hugo" and "Barbaric Yawp," my answer is "sixty years and two months..." 

Detail of "Emotional Baggage" 
© Mary Becker Weiss
Detail of "A Love Letter to Victor Hugo" 
© Mary Becker Weiss
Detail of "Barbaric Yawp" 
© Mary Becker Weiss 

"I too am not a bit tamed.
I too am untranslatable.
I sound my barbaric yawp
over the roofs of the world."
~ Walt Whitman