Tephra ICA Alloy Project
These dually authored artworks showcase the interaction between two distinct voices in contemporary art and are available as signed limited edition prints.

The Alloy Project, Tephra ICA's Annual Benefit offers new collaborative artworks for purchase and free arts experiences for audiences of all ages culminating in a ticketed evening Cocktail Event. This year, The Alloy Project invited five pairings of contemporary artists to engage in a process of creative response, generating five original collaborative works of art and a series of limited-edition prints. Like an alloy, these art works result from bringing together two distinct elements, creating new synergies and possibilities.

Joseph Shetler & Mary Early, Untitled, 2022, Fine art print on Moab paper, diptych, 13 x 19 inches, Signed edition of 25

2022 Participating Artists
Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre & Laurenee Gauvin
Joseph Shetler & Mary Early
Anne C. Smith & Sarah Irvin
Olivia Tripp Morrow & Emily Fussner
Omolará Williams McCallister & Jessica Valoris

Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art
12001 Market Street #103
Reston, VA 20190

More Information about the Alloy Project: www.tephraica.org

Anaba Project 10th Anniversary Group Exhibition

Anaba Project Space, Bethesda MD, October - November 2022, by Appointment

Works by Akemi Maegawa, Ben Tolman, Amelia Olsen, Jessica Frelinghuysen, Hae Won Son, Jenn DePalma, Joel Vincii, Kim Faler, LuLu Meng, Maki Maruyama, Mary Early, Naomi Okubo, Takayuki Matsuo, Tang, Zach Storm

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Mary Early: Līnea Studies, April 30 - June 11, 2022

Gallery 2112
2112 R Street NW Washington, DC 20008

Open Friday-Saturday 12-5 and by appointment

In the Galleries: Mary Early
, Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post, Sunday Arts, January 16, 2022

Mary Early: Līnea XI
at ArtEnables, 2204 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, DC 20018
November 6, 2021 - January 29, 2022 art-enables.org

MARY EARLY: Works on Paper
by Appointment at Gallery 2112, A Washington, DC gallery specializing in modern art and design.
Spring 2021

Gallery 2112
2112 R Street NW
Washington DC 20009

Mary Early: Līnea X, 2020
An Installation In The Freight Elevator
Opening Reception Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 3-5 pm
About Freight Gallery: Freight is an artist-run micro-gallery in a 1925 Hollister Whitney freight elevator in Washington, DC.  The space is 75 inches wide, 95 inches high, and 85 inches deep–a perfect container for displaying sculpture and small installations.  Its mission is to create more opportunities for artists.

2414 Douglas Street NE
Washington DC 20018

Trawick Prize Exhibition
September 5 - 29, 2018

The public opening reception will be held Friday, September 14 from 6-8pm. Gallery hours for the duration of the exhibit are Wednesday through Saturday, 12 – 6pm.

2018 Trawick Prize Finalists:
Lori Anne Boocks, Germantown, MD
Clay Dunklin, Laurel, MD
Mary Early, Washington, D.C.
Jay Gould, Baltimore, MD
Caroline Hatfield, Baltimore, MD
Phaan Howng, Baltimore, MD
Timothy Makepeace, Washington, D.C.
Nicole Salimbene, Takoma Park, MD

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The Trawick Prize award winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. The Best in Show, first place winner will be awarded $10,000; second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000. This year's jurors are Christopher Bedford, Director of The Baltimore Museum of Art; Sukjin Choi, Head of Ceramics and Associate Professor of Art at James Madison University; and Valerie Fletcher, Independent Art Historian and Senior Curator Emerita at the Hirshhorn Museum.

Gallery B
7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E
Bethesda, MD, 20814
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 12 - 6pm
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Presented by the Bethesda Urban Partnership

A BIG IDEA Project of the Sun Valley Museum of Art
April 13 - June 22, 2018

This BIG IDEA project explores the central role pollinators play in our food supply and our environment. It offers a community-wide conversation about the challenges bees and pollinators face today, from colony collapse disorder to shrinking habitat. One factor behind The Center’s decision to pursue a project on bees is the appeal the topic holds for contemporary artists working across the disciplines. The project presents work by visual artists, filmmakers and playwrights who have all chosen to illuminate the mysterious world of bees and other pollinators through their artistic practices, celebrating pollinators’ diversity and their contributions to our ecosystems.
The Center commissioned artist Mary Early to create a site-specific installation in its Project Room gallery. Working with beeswax, Early has used simple, repeating forms and shapes to create a geometric installation that hangs from the ceiling. Visitors are invited to move through the space, taking in the fragrance of beeswax as they experience the installation.

Participating Artists: Cameron Cartiere, Mary Early, Emmet Gowin, Kirsten Furlong and jasna guy
Sun Valley Museum of Art
191 Fifth Street East
Ketchum, ID 83340

MARY EARLY: Lines/Rain
AmeSen (雨線)
Anaba Project Space, Bethesda MD
October 22 - November 25, 2017
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Sondra N. Arkin + Joan Belmar + Mary Early
September 5 - October 22, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 9, 2017, 6-9 PM

Gallery Talk with the Artists & Sarah Tanguy, Curator: Thursday, September 28, 6-7:30pm

Exhibition Catalogue Available.

The American University Museum
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20016
(202) 885-1300

Presented by Beltway Public Works at Washington Project for the Arts, Washington DC
September 9 - December 9, 2017

Washington Project for the Arts is pleased to present the launch of the BPW Lending Library, a circulating collection of artworks reflecting the eclectic recent history of contemporary art 'inside the Beltway'. Founded by Beltway Public Works, The Lending Library is envisioned to become a dispersed, people's museum of the national capital region, championing the role of contemporary art in the lives of Beltway residents by making challenging, inventive artworks available for short-term loan.

Eames Armstrong | Ken Ashton | Rushern Baker IV | Margaret Boozer | Judy Byron | Wesley Clark | Cool "Disco" Dan | Mary Early | Benjamin Edwards | Tom Green | Jason Gubbiotti | Avi Gupta  | Willem de Looper | Jonathan Monaghan | Darrow Montgomery | Joseph Orzal | Plakookee | Amber Robles-Gordon | Jeff Spaulding | Anna Tsouhlarakis | Maida Withers | Naoko Wowsugi

Mary Early | LĪNEA at Galerie Künstlerbund
May 20 - June 24, 2017

Künstlerbund Tübingen e.V.
Metzgergasse 3
72070 Tübingen

Salem2Salem 2016 Residency & Fellows Exhibition

August 26 - October 3, 2016

Schloss Salem
Historische Bibliothek
88682 Salem, Germany

Ausstellung der Arbeiten salem2salem 2016
bis 3. Oktober 2016, Schloss Salem, Prälatur

Der Eintritt zur Ausstellung ist frei, allerdings nur in Verbindung mit dem Eintritt ins Schloss Salem möglich. Es gelten die üblichen Öffnungszeiten für das Schloss Salem:

Mo – Sa   9.30 – 18.00 Uhr
letzter Einlass   17.30 Uhr
So und Feiertage   10.30 – 18.00 Uhr
letzter Einlass   17.30 Uhr

FY17 Visual Arts Applicant Exhibit

Artist Fellowship Program of the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts & Humanities

July 29 - August 31, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, July 29, 2016, 6pm

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) provides grants, professional opportunities, education enrichment, other programs and services to individuals and nonprofit organizations in all communities within the District of Columbia.

The Arts Commission is supported primarily by District government funds and in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

200 I (Eye) Street Gallery
DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities
200 I (Eye) Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

We Gave Our Best, Now the Rest is Up to the Hope Chest
A traveling exhibition: Vienna Edition

June 16 - 24, 2016
Opening Reception:Thursday, June 16, 2016, 7pm

Hope Chest: Traditionally in the form of a wooden trunk or box, contained the dowry of a young woman. The box and its content played an important part not only in the business transaction between two families, but served as a survival kit for the new life a girl was about to enter. The Hope Chest didn’t just contain the objects that would secure a young women’s future but comprised her heritage, her sense of belonging. With this in mind we produced a Hope Chest that traveled from the Old World to the New World and then back again. At each station a group of artist participated in shaping the content of the box and therefore the exhibition. With this gesture of sharing and hands-on participation we want to highlight the international intellectual exchange within the European – North American Art community, and therefore this exhibition series allows maximum visibility of this inspirational exchange. Includes works by Washington DC artists Zoë Charlton, Mary Early, Maggie Michael, José Ruiz and Dan Steinhilber.

Im Ersten Galerie
Sonnenfelsgasse 3/0
1010 Vienna, Austria

A Consideration of Bees

Recent Exhibition at Chroma Projects, Charlottesville, VA
May 6 - 28, 2016

Robin Braun, Elsabe J. Dixon, Mary Early, Blake Hurt, Matt Lively, Jason McLeod, Suzanne Stryk, and Richard Knox Robinson. Curated by Deborah McLeod

A Consideration of Bees surveys a group of diverse artists who explore bees as both a source of delight, art materials, and inspiration, as well as serving as a platform for understanding more about the bees themselves; how they perform in their colonies, what is presently occurring to jeopardize their existence, and what is being studied on behalf of attempts to save them.

Read the Review in C-VILLE Weekly.


c.l. bigelow, Julia Bloom, Greg Braun, Carol Brown Goldberg, Elizabeth, Burger, Joel D'Orazio, Mary Early, Mila Kagan, Jin Lee, Dalya Luttwak, Elizabeth Miller McCue, Mike Shaffer, Foon Sham, Lynda Smith-Bugge, Garrett Strang, Janet Wheeler, Julie Zirlin; Dr. Jack Rasmussen, Curator


November 4, 2014 - December 14, 2014

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 8, 2014, 6-9pm


Presented by Washington Sculptors Group at the

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC



Give and Take

Mary Early, Spencer Herr, James Huckenpahler, Kate MacDonnell, Akira Satake, and Kirsten Stolle; Curated by Colby Caldwell

October 3 - November 8, 2014

Opening Reception: Friday, October 3, 2014, 5 - 8pm

Asheville Area Arts Council Gallery

1 Page Avenue, Suite 143A

Asheville, NC 28801


Mary Early: WAX LINES

May 2 - May 31, 2014

Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA



REPRESENT, 20th Anniversary Exhibition

September 21 – November 27, 2013

HEMPHILL, Washington DC


Salem2Salem Residency & Fellows Exhibition

August 2013

Salem Art Works, Salem NY



Salem2Salem 2012 Residency & Fellows Exhibition

August 2012
Sponsored by Salem Art Works, Salem NY, and Bodensee Kulturam, Salem, Germany.


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