mary pfister
Mary Pfister with 
John Howard Sanden,
New York Portrait Forum 
Carnegie Hall, New York
Maryland artist Mary Pfister has won national awards for her portraiture and still life painting.  In  1992 she was invited to introduce her work at the New York Portrait Forum at Carnegie Hall, New York City.  

In December 1989, August 2000 and again in August 2002, her work was selected as finalist in national competitions of greater than 14,000 entries and appeared in The Artist magazine in an article entitled "Introducing America's Award Winning Portrait Painters".  Her work appeared in American Artist magazine October 2000 in the prestigious national competition "Realism Today" co-sponsored and exhibited at the John Pence Gallery, San Francisco.

Mary is a charter member and former Maryland Ambassador for the Portrait Society of America, and a certified member of the Maryland Society of Portrait Painters.  She is a member of the Oil Painters of America and the Frederick County Art Association.  She has attended Master classes at the Art Student's League and at private master classes throughout the country with such renowned artists as Daniel Greene, John Howard Sanden, Nelson Shanks and Robert Bateman.

Mary's painting, portraits and teaching career has been featured in the March 2005 and October 2010 issues of Frederick magazine.  Mary taught classes in oil painting at the Delaplaine Visual Art Education Center in Frederick, Maryland for many years, at her instruction studio in downtown Frederick for 17 years and has recently been teaching from her private home studio since Sept. 2012 . 

 Mary's drawing:  
"Ostriches: Capetown" 
was selected for inclusion in the North Light Book:
"Strokes of Genius:  
The Best of Drawing"
Top 50 Finalist  
The Artist's Magazine Competition, Wildlife Category, Ross Merrill, Juror 
The Artist's Magazine Portrait Competition
Everett Raymond Kinstler, Juror

Still Life Finalist:  
"Coaxing Spring:  Crocus"
American Artist Magazine 
at the 
John Pence Gallery
San Francisco

Zoogoer Magazine
Friends of the National Zoo
Juried National Wildlife Art Show  
"Meet Mary Pfister, 
Master Portraitist"
Feature Article
Frederick Magazine
"Flash of Blue"
Top 50 Finalist 
Still Life Category
The Artist's Magazine
 National  Art Competition
Arleta Pech, Juror
the artist
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