Resume


Selected Solo Exhibitions


- QCC Art Gallery, CUNY, Bayside, NY, "From Land to Sea," October 27, 2016 – January 22, 2017
- The Studio and Gallery, Simsbury, CT, “Mara Sfara’s Fine Art Show,” December 2015
- 43 Maple.org, Bethlehem, NH, March 6, 2015 – March 31, 2015
- Town and County Club, Hartford, CT, "Beauty in Your Time," July 2013
- The Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park, Manor House, Great River, NY, "Modern Mythology," June - July 2013
- Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT, "Magic and Mythology," June - September 2012
- QCC Art Gallery, CUNY, Bayside, NY, "Expressions," March - April 2012
- Galleria Santos, Leon, Spain, April - May 2010
- BNY Mellon, Westport, CT, Private Client Exhibition, October - November, 2008
- Museo Metropolitano, Buenos Aries, Argentina, "Paintings," Mara Appel (Sfara), November 2008
- The Atrium Art Space, Melville, NY, Mara Appel (Sfara), April 2008
- The Town of North Hempstead, The Town Clerk's office, North Hempstead, NY, Mara Appel (Sfara), January 2008
- The Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City, NY, Tribute to Tuskegee Airmen, Portrait included in permanent collection, Mara Appel (Sfara), Summer 2007
- QCC Art Gallery, CUNY, Bayside, NY, "Landscape," Mara Appel (Sfara), June - July 2007
- QCC Art Gallery, CUNY, Bayside, NY, “Drawings,” Mara Appel (Sfara), Dec ‘06 – Jan 2007


Selected Group Exhibitions

 

Governor John Langdon House, Portsmouth, NH, opening day June 2, 2017
The HAS Board of Directors Pop up show, Curatored by Joe Fig, Joe Fig's Studio, Collinsville, CT, May 4, 2017
ArtExpo NY 2017, Alpha 137, Pier 92, #442, New York, NY, April 21-24, 2017
Artsy March 2017
Artnet March 2017
Alpha 137 Gallery, NYC, NY 2017
Galeria of Sculpture, 11 Via Parigi, palm Beach, FL 2016
CWA (Connecticut Women Artists), 86th Annual National Open Juried Show, Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT, August 20, 2016 – September 23, 2016
- US Coast Guard Art Program (COCAP), The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, July 3, 2016 – July 15, 2016
Audubon Artist, 73rd Annual Exhibition, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, October 26, 2015 – November 6, 2015
- US Coast Guard Art Program (COCAP), Federal Hall National Memorial Museum, New York, NY, July 25, 2015 – September 25, 2015
- US Coast Guard Art Program (COCAP), The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, July 13, 2015 – July 24, 2015
- Fruitland Museum, Harvard, MA, “Art in Nature,”  May 2015 – November 2015
- Gold Coast Art Center, Great Neck, NY, “Light, Sound, Movement,” November 23, 2014 – January 12, 2015
- New England Sculpture Association Exhibition at New England Sculpture Service, Chelsea, MA, November 7, 2014 – January 10, 2015
- Canyon Ranch, Lenox, MA, continuing
- 2014 Connecticut Women Artists – 85th Annual National Open Juried Exhibition, Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT, August 30-September 26, 2014
- Federal Hall National Memorial Museum, US Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP), New York, NY Summer, 2012, 2013, 2014
- Wit Gallery, Lenox, MA, June 2012-2014
- Eckert Fine Art, Millerton, NY, Gallery Artist, 2012-2014
- Winvian Morris, CT 2012-2014
- Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, US Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP), June - July 2012, 2013, 2014
- The Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, RI, "Celebration of 50 Years!" May - July 2014
- The Brick Lane Gallery, London, England, April 2014
- Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, Annual Members’ Exhibition, March - April 2012, 2013, 2014
- Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, Black and White Exhibition, January - February 2014, Certificate of Merit Award
- The National Arts Club, New York, NY, The 22 Annual Roundtable Show, June 2013
- The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, “The Noble Nocturne,” January 2013
- Eckert Fine Art, Millerton, NY, Women in Contemporary Art, July 2012
- The National Arts Club, New York, NY, The 21st Annual Roundtable Show, "Twenty-One and Terrific," June 2012
- P.S. Gallery, Litchfield, CT, Gallery Artist, 2011
- The White Gallery, Great Barrington, MA and Lakeville, CT, Gallery Artist, 2011
- UCONN Health Center, Celeste Lewitt Gallery, Farmington, CT, "Cloud Over St. Maarten", Two person show, December 2011 - March 2012
- Latino Art Museum, Pomona, CA, Mara Appel (Sfara), August 2009
- Institute of Hispanic Culture, Houston, TX, "Symphony of Colors," Mara Appel (Sfara), May – June 2009
- JBS Financial, New York, NY, Two Person Show, March 2008
- Gallery 101 Main, Collinsville, CT, Gallery Artist, 2009-2014
- Mill House Antiques and Garden, Woodbury, CT, Gallery Artist, 2009-2012


Education

- Studied with Burton Silverman, 1996-2016
- New York University, New York, NY, 1988   MA
- Columbia University, New York, NY, 1991 BSN
- University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 1986-1987
- University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1984 BA


Honors and Awards

- The Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City, NY, Tribute to Tuskegee Airmen, Portrait unveiled and in permanent collection, Mara Appel (Sfara), Summer 2007
- Salmagundi Club Certificate of Merit,  “Black and White Exhibition” January- February 2014


Public and Private Collections

- The Cradle of Aviation, Garden City, NY
- Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT
- QCC Art Gallery (Museum), Bayside, NY Castello Bentivoglia, Bologna, Italy
- The Celeste Lewitt Gallery at the University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT
- Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, West Hartford, CT
- United States Coast Guard Art Collection New York, NY


Memberships

- Board of Trustees of the Hartford Art School
- Coast Guard Art Program
- Salmgundi Club, New York, NY
- Artists' Fellowship
- Connecticut Women Artist, Inc


Lecturer and Juror

- Wit Gallery, Lenox, MA, June 2014
- Naugatuck Historical Society, 6th Celebration of Art, Juror, June 2014
- Litchfield & Wamogo High Schools, Litchfield, CT, Artist of the Year-guest speaker, March, 2013
- Mattatuck Museum of Art, Waterbury, CT, 2012