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Artist Mary Jane Erard


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Biography
 
Mary Jane Erard is an award-winning artist painting mostly in soft pastel. Her works are usually rural landscapes of the US and Europe. Mary Jane's artwork is owned by many private collectors and included in many corporate collections. She has exhibited in many group and solo exhibitions. Ms. Erardís artwork has been published several times in national magazines and books including Best of American Pastel Painters and Southwest Art magazine. Mary Jane is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America. For over 20 years, Mary Jane has been represented by the Collector's Corner at the Toledo Museum of Art where you can find at last 5 paintings on display at any given time and between 10 - 20 painting for private viewing and purchase upon request.  She is also represented the Art and Performance Center of West Toledo.In addition to her painting career, Mary Jane is a sought after art educator. She teaches pastel painting courses and workshops at the Art Supply Depo in Toledo and Bowling Green, Ohio, the Toledo Artists' Club,  Articipate Gallery and Studio in Berkley, Michigan, as well as art clubs in the Ohio and Michigan area. As a working artist, Mary Jane offers helpful insight to private students who are looking for both instruction and helpful career advice in the arts.
Mary Jane Erard is a co-creator of the 2020ís Drive Through Art Loops and the 2021 Art Fair Art Loops. These art shows were born out of the need to assist artists who had their art festival schedules completely cancelled due to Covid19. This resulted in a huge loss in income for the artists. In an attempt to create a Covid compliant art fair Ms. Erard co-created drive through art shows in 2020 in NW Ohio. In 2021 she along with other artists have [...]

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