Mary Ann  E. Mears

903 Poplar Hill Road   Baltimore, Maryland  21210

Phone: 410 435-2265   email:



2015      Petal Play, Warfiedl Promenade, Columbia, Maryland (interactive, painted aluminum, stainless srteel and water, 14 elements 2' to 28' height)

2014      Reston Rondo, Reston Town Center, Reston, Virginia (painted aluminum, bluestone, 18' x 21' x 16')

2013      Aeriads, Private Residence, Annapolis, MD (exterior relief, painted aluminum 13'x 3'x 5")

2013      Charispiral, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, MA (exterior, painted aluminum, 17'x 13'x 8')

2011      Spun Grace, St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, MD (suspended, moving, painted aluminum, 12’x40’x30’)

2010      Calla Pods, Private Residence, Baltimore MD (exterior, painted aluminum, 4 forms 3’h - ‘6-6” h)

2009      Lotus Columns, Silver Spring, MD (exterior, eight column forms, stainless 14’ 8”-16’ h)

2009      Sun Drops, Private Residence, Baltimore MD (exterior, painted aluminum, 3 forms 4’h - 5’ h)

2008      Leaps and Bounds, University of Central Florida, Orlando (interior relief, ptd. aluminum 15’x 28’)

2006        Callooh Callay, Millenium Bike Trail, Anne Arundel County, MD (painted aluminum 16’ h)

2004        Floating Garden, Cheverly Health Center, commissioned by the Prince George’s County Revenue Authority, MD (suspended, ptd. aluminum and stainless, 20’x 36’x 44’)

2003        Gyre and Gimble, Betty Ann Krahnke Intermission Terrace, Imagination Stage, Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts, MD (site extends length of a city block, stainless and painted aluminum)

2002        Coloratura, commissioned by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority for the Southern Ave. Station (suspended and wall relief, painted aluminum and stainless, 22’x 30’x 20’)

2002        Life Cycle, Tollgate Marketplace, BelAir MD (exterior, painted aluminum, 22’ h)

2002        Fifth Season, Baltimore, MD (exterior relief, stainless, brass, silicon bronze 9’x 20’)

2002        Dance of Life, Baltimore, MD (exterior, 3 pieces, stainless and painted aluminum, 10’-6” h)

2000        Ashburton Aery, Ashburton Elementary/Middle School, Baltimore, MD (painted aluminum 58’x 34’x 12’)

1999        Oasis Diffraction, commissioned by the North Carolina Arts Council for the North Carolina School for Science and Math at Durham (suspended, painted aluminum and stainless, 20’x 16’x 16’)

1999      Starstruck, F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, Rockville, MD (suspended+relief, ptd. Alum., 8’x18’x18’,  12x20’, 12’x20’)

1994      Sky Dancing, commissioned by the North Carolina Arts Council for the Student Recreation Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (suspended sculpture painted aluminum, 16’ x 24’ x 22’)

1991      Sayra’s Syrinx, Baltimore, MD (wall relief, painted aluminum, 7 1/2’ x l6’)

1988      Arboresque, series of 5 outdoor installations including a large fountain piece (25’ x 36’ x 16’) and 4 other pieces (13’, 16’, 15, 15’ in height) for the Center at Park Forest, Park Forest, Illinois (painted aluminum, stainless steel and basalt boulders)

1988      River Flight, 3 wall reliefs, Park Charles, Baltimore (painted aluminum, 8’ x 15’, 8’ x  16’, 8’ x 17’)-reconfigured for Baltimore School for the Arts lobby in 2008.

1987      Streamings, commissioned, State of Maryland, Owings Mills Station of the Baltimore Metro (relief sculpture four walls 10’ x 600’ x 1’ overall and suspended sculpture 10’ x 100 x 10’, painted aluminum)

1985      Volary, atrium sculpture for Trappers Alley, Detroit, Michigan (18 pieces ranging in length from 6’ to 16’ suspended in 4 groups, painted aluminum)

1985      Caracol, for Snowden Center, Columbia, Maryland (height 10’, painted aluminum)

1985      Beacon, for plaza at Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda, Maryland (height 17’, painted aluminum)

1983      Red Buoyant II, commissioned by the City of Baltimore as a gift to Kawasaki, her sister city in Japan (height 13’, painted aluminum replica of Red Buoyant)

1983      Esperance, Ella Grasso Regional Center in Stratford, Connecticut, State of Connecticut 1% for Art program (height 13’, painted aluminum)

1982         Larks en Ciel, atrium, Rainbow Centre, Niagara Falls, New York (112’ x 50’ x 40’, ptd. aluminum)

1982      Pendere, United Iron and Metal of Baltimore (relief, 12 3/4’ x 5 1/2’, painted aluminum

1982      Scales, relief sculpture, Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy, Washington, DC  (30’ x 78”, painted steel)

1981        Sinsyne, relief sculpture commissioned for the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore.  The Hyatt also purchased four prints. Howard N. Fox, Juror (21" x 78”, painted steel)

1978      Red Buoyant, commissioned by the City of Baltimore, Inner Harbor, (15’x 21’x13’ painted aluminum)

1978      Boanerges, Northeast Middle School, Baltimore 1% for Art program (height 22’, Corten)

1974      Brio, Fort Worthington Recreation Center and Library, Baltimore 1% for Art program (height 10', painted steel)


Prints and drawings included in the permanent collections of McDonogh School, the University of Maryland, College Park; School for the Arts, Baltimore City; the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

1980     Portal, sculpture - The Rouse Company for the White Marsh Mall, White Marsh, Maryland

1980     Ailes, sculpture - Notre Dame School for Girls


       2014    Co-chair Governor's P20 Leadership Council Task Force on Arts Education in Maryland Schools

2011                     Maryland 9/11 Memorial Committee

2010                     Maryland’s Top 100 Women, The Daily Record

2009                     Distinguished Service to the Arts Award, National Governors Association

2006                     Nina Collier Award, Young Audiences of Maryland

2005                     Awarded Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts and delivered Commencement Address at UMBC, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

2005                     Music Education National Conference Eastern Division Award

2002                     Distinguished Service Outside the Profession Award, National Art Education Association Award

2000                              Member Route One Gateway Arts District Advisory Committee, Prince George’s County

1996                              Recipient Governor’s Arts Award at Art Salute

1996                     Maryland Music Educators Association Corwin Taylor Leadership Award

1996-1997            Panelist National Endowment for the Arts American Canvas

        2006-Present       Chair Emeritus and Trustee AEMS, Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance

1992-2006            Chair of AEMS, Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance

1989-1997            Member of Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC)

1992-Present        Trustee, Maryland Citizens for the Arts (Executive Committee)

1993-Present        Trustee Emeritus, Maryland Art Place

1982-1992            Founding Board member of Maryland Art Place

1983-1984            President, Board of Trustees of Maryland Art Place

1985-1988            Steering Committee for the Market Center Development Corporation Public Art Program

1986                     Curator for exhibition, Elements of Style: Form, Artscape, Baltimore, Maryland

1980                     Member, Baltimore Committee for the XI International Sculpture (ISC) Pre-Conference Program

1980                     Workshop Coordinator, Baltimore: Public Art Process at the Municipal Level, XI ISC Pre-Conference

1979-1980            Chair, Study for a Maryland Center for Contemporary Visual Arts and Artists (MSAC Grant) 

1974-1976            Member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Arts and Culture, City of Baltimore

EXHIBITIONS: (Partial list)

2004                     Phenomenology, Artscape, Baltimore

1984-2005            Maryland Art Place Benefit Art Sale, Baltimore

1997                              Playing in the Dark Tower, Artscape, Baltimore

1997                              Outdoor Sculpture at Galerie Francoise csf, Baltimore. MD

1996                              ARTSITES 96, Tudor Place, Washington, D.C.

1996                     A 15 Year Survey of Art at Artscape 96, Baltimore

1984                     Past and Present: A Goucher Faculty Selection, Goucher College,Baltimore

1983-1984            Sculpture Garden II, South Beach Psychiatric Center, Staten Island, New York, sponsored by the Organization of Independent Arts, Maquettes and Drawings form South Beach, Newhouse Gallery, Sailor’s Snug Harbor Center, Staten Island, New York

1982                     Sculpture '82, Cheltenham Art Centre Juried Exhibition of Outdoor Sculpture, Beaver Colllege, Glenside, Pennsylvania

1982                              Sculpture, Prints and Drawings, Solo Exhibition Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore

1981                     Six from Mount Holyoke, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, Massachusetts

1981                     Works on Paper, Maryland State Arts Council, toured Maryland and Japan

1980                     Sculpture 1980, XI International Sculpture Pre-Conference Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art

1976                     The 1976 Biennial Exhibitiion, Baltimore Museum of Art (Prize), Jurors: Nancy Graves, John H. Neff

1975                     Third Annual Washington Area Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, The Textile Museum, Washington, DC

1975                     Easton Academy of the Arts Annual Juried Exhibition, Easton, Maryland (Prize)

1974                     Maryland Biennial 74, Baltimore Museum of Art, Jurors:  Ibram Lassaw, Marcia Tucker

1974                     One Woman Show, Community College of Baltimore

1973-1974           Solo Exhibition, University of Baltimore, Baltimore


Mount Holyoke College, B.A. with Distinction and with Honors in Art, June 1968

New York University, M.A. in Creative Arts - Sculpture, June 1971

 University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, May 2005


September 1975 - June 1977 - Lecturer in Sculpture at Goucher College, Baltimore, Maryland

September 1974 - June 1976 - Assistant Professor at the Community College of Baltimore, Department of Art

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