Mary Powers Holt
The PA Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA, Four year Certificate 1983
The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. B.F.A, 1989, coordinated with PAFA
The University of the Arts, Foundation Design, 1978 – 1979
Affiliated with the Cerulean Arts Collective Members Gallery, Philadelphia PA - Current
Teaching Artist at the University City Arts League: Adult Painting Summer, Fall 2019, Winter and Fall 2022, Winter 2023
May 2023 Upcoming Exhibition Cerulean Arts Collective Members Gallery
March 2022 Solo Exhibition Cerulean Arts Collective Members Gallery
November 2020 Solo Exhibition Cerulean Arts Collective Members Gallery
April 2019 Solo Exhibition Cerulean Arts Collective Members Gallery
Dec.-Jan 2017-18 Solo Exhibition Cerulean Arts Collective Members Gallery
Sept 2014-Feb 2015 Mary Powers Holt at River's Edge Gallery, Bridgeton House, Upper Black Eddy, PA An Inliquid Partner Exhibition
Nov - Dec 2010 “Open Space” – Paintings by Mary Powers Holt at the Burrison Gallery. The University Club at Penn, Philadelphia.
“In Search of Something More” Members Invitational Group Exhibition DaVinci Art Alliance
The Painting Cennter Benefit 2022-23 Virtual on Artsy
Artists in Residence Collection 2.0, The Fitler Club Philadelphia, PA 2021 to April 2023
Winter invitational, Powell Lane Arts
PAFA Annual Fellowship Virtual Exhibition
Artists in Residence Collection 2.0, The Fitler Club, Philadelphia PA
“Where Land Meets Sky” Two person Exhibit with Rob Reinhardt Sponsored by DaVinci Art Alliance with their community partner Atria Senior Living, Center City
“Share the Love” Benefit for the University City Arts League, Philadelphia
“Subjective Perspective” DaVinci Art Alliance, Members’ Group Exhibition, Philadelphia
Fellowship of the PA Academy of the Fine Arts Annual Exhibit at Hot Bed Gallery Philadelphia
“Light”, DaVinci Art Alliance, Members’ Exhibition
“Philadelphia Forthcoming” DaVinci Art Alliance
Main Line Arts Center, Haverford PA Professional Members Exhibition
Professional Members Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA Feb. 2017
“Drawn From Nature” John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove, Audubon, PA April 2017
Philadelphia Sketch Club, 154th Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings, April – May 2017
Media Arts Council, “Fresh Hues” Painting Exhibition May to June 2017
Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MDStrokes of Genius”
Art on Avenue of the States, Chester PA “Landscape and Photography Exhibit” Awarded second prize by juror Lauren Litwa
Oxford Arts Alliance National Juried Exhibition, Oxford, PA-Jennifer Samet Juror.
Radius: Diverging Lines from a Common Center at Franklin Commons in Phoenixville, PA Group Show of prize winners from the Fall 2015 Artists Equity Exhibition
Professional Members' Exhibition - The Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA Jan. - Feb. 2015. International Painting NYC IV, The Jeffrey Leder Gallery - Jan. 30-Feb. 22 2015. Spring Gala Exhibition, "Paint the Town Red", The Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
American Landscapes, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis MD
Artists Equity Fall Exhibition, Wallingford Center for the Arts, Wallingford PA, Honorable Mention
PAFA Fellowship 115TH Annual Exhibition, PA Academy of the Fine Arts Alumni Gallery The Philadelphia Sketch Club – Benefit Exhibit for Philadanco
“Jewels and Treasures” The Main Line Art Center, Haverford PA
“Luscious Landscapes” Project Space Gallery, Wilmington, DE
“12 x 12” The PA Academy of the Fine Arts Alumni Gallery, Dec. 2013 to Jan. 2014 “Photographic Being”, The Jeffrey Leder Gallery, Long Island City, NY, Dec. 2013 to Jan. 2014 2013
Maryland Federation of Art, American Landscapes – Images of the Americas, Annapolis MD Inliquid Members Show, Philadelphia PA
Liz Afif Gallery, Plein Air
Jeffrey Leder Gallery, Landscapes, Long Island City, NY
Main Line Arts Center, Haverford PA, Professional Members’ Show
Artists Equity at the GoggleWorks, Reading PA
Chester County Studio Tour – Host Studio - Solo
Benefit for Bailey House, Chelsea Piers, NY – Jeffrey Leder Gallery
Jeffrey Leder Gallery, Winter Exhibition of Gallery Artists. Long Island City, NY “Dear Fleisher," Philadelphia PA.
Artists Equity at the Lyceum Hall for the Arts, Burlington NJ.
“Small Works NYC” The Jeffrey Leder Gallery, Long Island City, NY.
“American Landscapes” Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD.
Main Line Art Center, Professional Members Exhibition, Haverford PA.
“International Painting NYC," The Jeffrey Leder Gallery, Long Island City, NY.
“Paint-it Right” Silent Auction to Benefit The Philadelphia Right Foundation, Nov. 18 AxD Gallery
“Strokes of Genius” National Painting Exhibition, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD.
Artists’ Equity 62nd Anniversary Exhibition at the Wayne Art Center.
“For Art’s Sake Weekend” Blank Canvas Benefit for the Visual Arts Center of NJ.
“Small Art Big Auction” DE Center for the Contemporary Arts.
“Dear Fleisher” 2010, Philadelphia. PA.
InLiquid.com – New artist member 2010. InLiquid Benefit V11.
Art Discovery in Seoul, A&C Art Fair, Seoul Korea and The Concept of Contemporary Art. Sponsored by the Hun Gallery, NY.
Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, “Crossing Lines” Juried Members’ Exhibition.
Barnstone Gallery, Philadelphia Tri-State Artists Equity Select Exhibition, Phoenixville, PA .
Hun Gallery International 2008, New York, NY, Juried Group Exhibition.
Blank Canvas Benefit, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 2007 and 2008.
The Fine Arts People Gallery, “Visions and Vistas” – Four person show.
Salon des Amis Gallery, Malvern, PA “Academy Women” Invitational Show.
Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 21st International Juried Show.
Wayne Art Center, National Spring Open Juried Exhibition 2006.
Philadelphia Tri-State Artists’ Equity, 56TH104th Members’ Exhibition Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Fall Exhibition.
Wayne Art Center, National Spring Open Juried Exhibition.
Philadelphia/Tri State Artists Equity 52nd Anniversary Exhibition at the Noyes Museum of Art.
104th Members’ Exhibition Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Chester County Art Association, West Chester, PA.
Juried Members’ Show.
All Media Show, 2001.
Wayne Art Center, 2000 Fall Members’ Juried Exhibition.
103rd Juried Members’ Exhibition, Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Water media 2000, Chester County Art Association.
Philadelphia/Tri State Artists Equity Millennial Juried Exhibition, The American College.
1999 and earlier
102nd Juried Exhibition, Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1999. PAFA Summer Fellowship Show, The Plastic Club.
The Baum School Of Art, PA Third Annual Juried Painting Exhibition, 1990.
Zone One Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Participated in group exhibitions from 1987 until 1989. Gallery D’Este, New York, NY. Group show “Folding Compositions," 1984.
The Rodger Lapelle Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Group show “Multiples," 1984.
J. Henry Schiedt Traveling Scholarship Award, PA Academy of the Fine Arts Student Annual, May 1983.work C. Gibbons Granger Award for Painting – 2001. PA Academy of the Fine Arts 104th Fellowship Show. Honorable Mention – 56th Philadelphia Tri-State Artists Equity Exhibition, 2005-2006.
Artists in Residence at Fitler Club 2019-2023
Toho Journal - "The Sitting Spot" Painting featured in this poetry journal 2021
The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 24, 2005 Victoria Donohue, "The Wayne Art Center's Spring Competition
From Crossing Lines 2009 – DE Center for Contemporary Art:
“Lines demarcate parameters, thresholds, borders, and territories, which in turn define the evolving notions of value systems that affect geopolitical or social relations. This exhibition engages the latitude, limits, and attitudes with which boundaries are upheld or transgressed. The altered natural landscape is explored in Mary Powers Holt’s painting, an elegiac depiction of urban development;