Mary McCleary

Texas State Artists for 2019 & 2020

The Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) is pleased to announce the Texas State Legislature’s 2019 and 2020 appointments to the positions of state poet laureate, state musician, state two-dimensional artist and state three-dimensional artist.

"Women Of Flatbed: A Retrospective"

Come celebrate selected works by leading female figures of the past and future of Austin's Flatbed Press, now in its 30th year, at "Women Of Flatbed: A Retrospective." Soon after its inception in 1989, co-owner Katherine Brimberry discovered a dearth of women printmakers. Now half of Flatbed's printers are women, enriching both the print-making community and the creative environment for women artists in Austin. A part of PRINT AUSTIN, the exhibition will remain on site through Sunday April 28 2019.

Opening Reception: Elizabeth Ney Museum, Thursday January 17, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Artists's Talk Sat January 26, 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Artists in the show will include Alice Leora Briggs, Suzi Davidoff, Sandra C. Fernández, Annalise Natasha Gratovich, Sandria Hu, Sharon Kopriva, Mary McCleary, Melissa Miller, Celia Munoz, Liliana Porter, Linda Ridgway, Julie Speed, Ann Stautberg, Betti Ward, Joan Winter, Sydney Yeager, Judy Youngblood and more.

The Art of Found Objects: Enigma Variations On view at AMSET

Enigma Variations was organized by guest curator and author, Robert Craig Bunch of San Antonio, and is an exhibit of artwork by artists who use found objects. They were included in Bunch’s book, The Art of Found Objects: Interviews with Texas Artists, published by Texas A&M University Press, 2016.  In addition to Mary McCleary, other artists represented in the show include: Steve Brudniak, Marilyn Lanfear, Angelica Paez, Ward Sanders, Kelly Sears, Charles A. A. Dellschau, Forrest Bess, Felix “Fox” Harris, Jesse Lott, David McManaway, Maudee Carron, Clyde Connell, Bert Long, Dario Robleto, Vernon Fisher, Trenton Doyle Hancock, and Jonathan Rosenstein. The exhibition can be seen from December 8, 2018 through March 3, 2019.

Hendrix College adds McCleary print to permanent collection

Hendrix College bought the etching,  Falling, Falling Light Renew for the school's permanent collection.

Reckoning: Annabel Livermore & Mary McCleary at Kirk Hopper Fine Art, Dallas

Reckoning: Annabel Livermore & Mary McCleary at Kirk Hopper Fine Art, Dallas
December 8-January 12, 2019
Opening reception Saturday, December 8

Kirk Hopper Fine Art is excited to announce an upcoming exhibition for artists Annabel Livermore and Mary McCleary in cooperation with Moody Gallery, Houston. Reckoning, curated by Susie Kalil, brings together two fiercely independent artists who live and work in isolation outside the art mainstream. Both produce layered, ambiguous narratives that address the core issues of our time. Raw, tactile, eviscerating and more relevant than ever, Livermore's luminous, visionary paintings and McCleary's illusionistic mixed media collages both skewer and reimagine the "hot zone" topics of the real world: power, greed, religion, an unforgiving economic order.
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"Below the Surface" Mary McCleary exhibit of collages and prints at Hendrix College Gallery, Conway, AR . October 2018




In addition to "I Fled Him Down the Nights and Down the Days," already in their permanent collection, the Art Museum of Southeast Texas has acquired these three works by Mary McCleary.


Names Written In Water, 2016, Photopolymer gravure, 22.5" x 16", Edition of 30, Printed at Flatbed Press



The Clouds Grew So Dense She Couldn't See, 2015, Mixed media collage on paper, 22 7/8" x 30 5/8"