Editor's Note: Information from the city of Enumclaw.
Enumclaw artist Mary Ann Young’s artwork at Enumclaw City Hall Gallery 2013 is an amazing collection of work created by one of Enumclaw’s finest artists. Mary Ann has studied, taught, and created many beautiful works of art. She has exhibited in distant lands and won many awards. Mary Ann has also taught others the skills she so deftly applies to her own work, and now she shares many of those creatively original pieces with visitors to Gallery 2013.
Mary Ann Young Biography
I was raised in California, and graduated from Penn State University. I began my art career by studying oil painting in New Mexico in the late 1960s. I then branched out to acrylic at the Academa Della Bella Arte in Naples, Italy in the early 1970s. After moving to Montana in 1973, my artistic growth and development has come from attending workshops with well-known artists including, Harley Brown, Susan Ogilvie, Don Anderson, and Charles Reid among others. I have also taught art for several years at Paris Gibson Square in Great Falls, Montana. In the 1970s I again branched out artistically to include work in pottery, jewelry, stained glass, watercolor, pastel, ink, and charcoal mediums. My stained glass work is represented at numerous homes, offices, and even a church in Montana. Since moving to Washington State in 1999, I have simplified my artistic work to drawing and painting, in pastel, watercolor and oil.
When painting a mixed media piece, I like to first use watercolor or acrylic to create a mood and unify the painting, then paint in the main subject with pastel or oils.
My work has been accepted and won awards in the Pastel Society of the West Coast, Pastel Society of Oregon, and the Midwest Pastel Society. I have similarly been honored in many of Montana and Washington Juried shows including The Western Washington State Fair (The Puyallup Fair), Electrum in Helena, and Montana State Fair in Great Falls. In August 2011 I was awarded a Special Merit Award at the Mountain Valley Art Club show at Weyerhaeuser's "Art Among the Trees". My paintings hang in many private and corporate collections in the USA and Canada.
Gallery 2013 is located in the Council Chambers at Enumclaw City Hall. 1339 Griffin Ave. Enumclaw, WA 98022. Hours for the exhibition space are 9:30 a. m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Enumclaw City Hall is closed on national holidays. The gallery is closed to the public on Tuesday of each week for municipal court proceedings.