Mary Carroll Nelson’s Biography

1408 Georgia NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
505–268–1100
mcn50@comcast.net

EDUCATION
University of New Mexico, MA Art Education, 1963
Further Graduate studies, 1969–1970
Barnard College, Columbia University, BA Fine Arts, 1950

LISTINGS
Who's Who in American Art, 1978–2013
Who's Who in America, 2000–2014
Who's Who in American Women, 1979–2011
Who's Who in the West, 1980–2002

ARTIST
Symbolic mixed media, dimensional, layered paintings

2014:
Masterworks, Carol Bryant Creativity Award
Who Is God?, Museo Contempo, Olympia WA

2013:
Designated Local Treasure by the Albuquerque Art Business Association
Exploring Space Through Time, A Retrospective, Weyrich Gallery
Masterworks Miniatures, Honorable Mention, Albuquerque, NM
Who Is God?, Olympia, WA

2012:
The Omega and the Alpha, Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, NM
New Mexico Enchants, Hilltop Art Gallery, Ashland, OR
Masterworks Miniatures, Judges’s works displayed, Albuquerque, NM

2011:
BECA, International Exhibition of New Art + New Design, Albuquerque, NM
Masterworks, Albuquerque, NM
Mining the Unconscious, Santa Fe Arts Commission, Community Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Treasures in Time, New Mexico Arts & Crafts Fair Keynote Exhibit, Albuquerque, NM
Alchemists, Bright Rain Gallery, Open Mind Space, Albuquerque, NM
Unity, local SLMM member show, Unitarian Church, Albuquerque, NM
Beneath the Surface, Macey Center, NMTechU, Socorro, NM

2009:
Beyond the I, From the Personal to the Cosmic, Arts Alliance, Albuquerque, NM
Masterworks, Bardean Award, Albuquerque, NM

2008:
Illumination, Ft. Myers, FL
Masterworks Minatures, Albuquerque, NM, Second Award

2007:
Exploring Multiple Dimensions, Albuquerque Museum
The New Mexico Experience, Albuquerque Museum
Masterworks, Minatures, Albuquerque, NM

2006:
Rock, Paper, Scissor, Art Center at Fuller Lodge, Los Alamos, NM; Soul Shrines, NMSU Corbett Center, Las Cruces, NM; Art of Space, Museum of Fine Arts, Las Cruces, NM; Making Connections, San Rafael, CA; ¡Celibracíon!, Albuquerque, NM; Connections, We Are All One, Lexington, KY

2005:
Get the Lead Out, Art Center at Fuller Lodge, Los Alamos, NM; Masterworks, Albuquerque, NM, Honoree

2004:
Masterworks/Miniatures, Albuquerque, NM, first award; A Colored Pencil Panorama, Albuquerque, NM; Bravos Award for Excellence in Art, Albuquerque NM.

2003:
Masterworks/Miniatures, Albuquerque, NM; Originals 2003—Traces of the Journey, New Mexico Women in the Arts, Albuquerque Museum, NM; Pencil Premier, Albuquerque, NM; Fire in the Heart, Ashland, OR.

2002:
Dartmouth St. Gallery 20th Anniversary Show, Albuquerque, NM; Expressions of Creation, Chico, CA; Landscape and Memory, Sedona Art Center, AZ.

2001:
Shadow and Light, S. Broadway Cultural Ctr, Albuquerque, NM; Selections from the Society of Layerists in Multi–Media, U of CO Colorado Springs, CO; Tides of Change, Rockport Ctr for the Arts, TX; Earth Spirit, Miami U, Oxford, OH.

2000: Layerists in Multi–Media/Affirming Wholeness, Weyrich Gallery, NM; The Artist as Shaman, FL; The Birth of Wisdom, NM and Gordes, France; Alchemy, NJ and CT; Musings for the Millennium, OH.

1999: Bridging Time & Space, the Power of Image and Word, CA.
1998: Agora Gallery, NYC; Celtic Connections, MA.
1997: Guardian Spirits, Marlborough, England; Milagros Pequeños, Weyrich Gallery, Albuquerque, NM. Honorée, ¡Magnifico!, Albuquerque, NM
1996: Instituto de San Miguel Allende, small works
1994: The Layered Perspective, Walton Arts Center and the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR; Crossings, Bradford College, MA, CO, NM, CT.
1992: Art is for Healing & The Universal Link, U of TX Health Science Ctr, San Antonio, TX.
1991: Layering, A Gathering of Voices, Marin County Civic Center Art Gallery, San Rafael, CA; Layering, Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos, NM.
1990: Lightworks, Dartmouth Street Gallery, Albuquerque, NM; The Artist as Shaman, Cleveland; Layering Level to Level, Coshocton, OH.
1987: New Mexico '87: A Fine Arts Competition, New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts; Layering/Connecting, Zanesville, OH and Wheeling, WV.

PUBLICATION OF ARTWORKS:
EXPLORING SPACE THROUGH TIME: A RETROSPECTIVE, catalogue, 2013
A 30 YEAR CELEBRATION, Taos, New Mexico 2012, The Society of Layerists in Multi–Media, 2013
ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL, November, 2011
ALBUQUERQUE ARTS, March, 2011
VISUAL JOURNEYS: ART OF THE 21ST CENTURY, 2010
CROP CIRCLES: AN ART OF OUR TIME, 2007
THE ART OF LAYERING: MAKING CONNECTIONS, 2004
CELEBRATE YOUR CREATIVE SELF, Mary Todd Beam, 2002
THE HEALING POWER OF ART, Barbara Ganim, 1999
BRIDGING TIME & SPACE, ESSAYS ON LAYERED ART, 1998
ARTIS SPECTRUM, vol. 11/4, 1998
REVIEW, THE CRITICAL STATE OF VISUAL ART IN NEW YORK, June 1998
GALLERY GUIDE, ART NOW, NYC, June–July, 1998
PRIME TIME, Albuquerque, May, 1998
ONE SOURCE, SACRED JOURNEYS, Gary Markowitz, 1997
COLLECTOR'S GUIDE, ALBUQUERQUE, 1995
CREATIVE COLLAGE TECHNIQUES, Nita Leland and Virginia Lee Williams, 1994
CONTEMPORARY WORK IN COLLAGE, Gerald Brommer, 1994
LAYERING, AN ART OF TIME AND SPACE, 1991
LAYERING, video, 1990
WATERCOLOR AND COLLAGE WORKSHOP, Gerald Brommer, 1988
AMERICAN ARTIST, 1986, 1991

FOUNDER:
The Society of Layerists in Multi–Media (SLMM), 1982, a national network of artists who express a sense of holism.

JUROR:
Rio Grande Art Association, 2013, Judge
Masterworks, 2012, Judge Miniatures
Masterworks, 2005
One Percent for Art, Selection Jury, San Mateo Park Wall, 2000–2001
New Mexico Art League Small Paintings Exhibition, Judge, 1999
New Mexico Arts & Crafts Fair; New Mexico State Fair Professional Exhibition, 1999
Five Counties Juried Show, Roswell, NM
ARTFest, Santa Fe Festival of the Arts "Introductions";
50th Anniversary AMERICAN ARTIST, National Art Competition, 1986
Metro Albuquerque High School Art Competition, Selection Jury One Percent for Art, Selection Jury Presbyterian Hospital, Taos Open, 1992.

CURATOR:
ARTISTS OF THE SPIRIT, Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, AR, 1994
SHRINES AND SACRED PLACES, Keynote Exhibition, New Mexico Arts & Crafts Fair, 1988
LAYERING, AN ART OF TIME AND SPACE, Albuquerque Museum, 1985

CIVIC:
Albuquerque Arts Board, 1984—1988, Chairperson, 1987—1988
Mentor, Celebrate Youth, eight years

COORDINATOR:
EXPLORING MULTIPLE DIMENSIONS, 25th Anniversary of SLMM, Albuquerque, NM 2007
THE BIRTH OF WISDOM, Taos, 2000
ARTISTS OF THE SPIRIT, Fayetteville, AR, 1994; symposium
AFFIRMING WHOLENESS, THE ART EXPERIENCE, Consultant, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1992
ART AND HEALING, A Conference sponsored by AMERICAN ARTIST, SLMM, and the Robert Lee Blaffer Trust,
New Harmony, IN, 1990
SLMM Tours to Mexico, 1996; England, 1997; and Spain, 2003

SPEAKER:
Harvard–Radcliff Symposium, New Mexico Landscape, Taos, 1984
Harwood Foundation, Southwest Art History Conference, Moderator, 1987
Lecturer, Albuquerque Museum, 1985, 1986
Zanesville Art Center, Zanesville, OH, 1986, 1987
Elderhostel; New Mexico Art League, Univ. of New Mex. Continuing Educ., lecturer
Conference Association of Art Therapists, 2001, Albuquerque panelist
Crop Circles, International Association for New Science, Ft. Collins, CO, 2001, presenter
Pentimento, Williamsburg, VA, 2004
Rio Grande Art Association, 2012

AUTHOR:
VISUAL JOURNEYS, ART OF THE 21ST CENTURY, co–editor, Foreword, Fresco Fine Art Publications, Albuquerque, NM, 2010
CROP CIRCLES, AN ART OF OUR TIME, Fresco Fine Art Publications, Albuquerque, NM , 2007
THE ART OF LAYERING, MAKING CONNECTIONS, co-editor, contributor, Albuquerque, NM 2004
TOLTEC PROPHECIES OF DON MIGUEL RUIZ, Council Oak Books, 2003
BRIDGING TIME AND SPACE, co-author, Foreword and Final Chapter, Markowitz, 1999
BEYOND FEAR, A TOLTEC’S GUIDE TO FREEDOM AND JOY, THE TEACHINGS OF MIGUEL ANGEL RUIZ, M.D.,
Council Oak Books, 1997, seven foreign editions
DORIS STEIDER, A VISION OF SILENCE, Alta Luz, 1996
ARTISTS OF THE SPIRIT, Arcus Publishing Co., 1994
CONNECTING, THE ART OF BETH AMES SWARTZ, Northland Press, 1984
MASTERS OF WESTERN ART, Watson-Guptill, 1982
THE LEGENDARY ARTISTS OF TAOS, Watson-Guptill, 1980
RAMON KELLEY PAINTS PORTRAITS AND FIGURES, with Ramon Kelley, Watson-Guptill, 1977
WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP, with Robert E. Wood, Watston-Guptill, 1974
ROBERT L. BENNETT, AMERICAN INDIAN BIOGRAPHY SERIES, Dillon Press, 1976
MICHAEL NARANJO, AMERICAN INDIAN BIOGRAPHY SERIES, Dillon Press, 1975
MARIA MARTINEZ, AMERICAN INDIAN BIOGRAPHY SERIES, Dillon Press, 1972
ANNIE WAUNEKA, AMERICAN INDIAN BIOGRAPHY SERIES, Dillon Press, 1972
PABLITA VELARDE, AMERICAN INDIAN BIOGRAPHY SERIES, Dillon Press, 1971

EDUCATOR:
Taught first grade, elementary art and remedial reading, 23 years

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