Curriculum Vitae


Selected Solo Exhibitions


June 21, 2019 Springfield Museums, Springfield, MA
May - July 2019 Audubon Society of Rhode Island Nature Center & Aquarium, Bristol, RI
Oct. 2016 - Jan. 2017 QCC Art Gallery, CUNY, Bayside, NY "From Land to Sea"
December 2015 The Studio and Gallery, Simsbury, CT "Mara Sfara’s Fine Art Show"
March 2015 Maple Contemporary Art Center, Bethlehem, NH
July 2013 Town and County Club, Hartford, CT "Beauty in Your Time"
June - July 2013 The Bayard Arboretum, Great River, NY "Modern Mythology"
June - Sept. 2012 Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT "Magic and Mythology"
March - April 2012 QCC Art Gallery, CUNY, Bayside, NY "Expressions"
April - May 2010 Galleria Santos, Leon, Spain
Oct. - Nov., 2008 BNY Mellon, Westport, CT Private Client Exhibition
November 2008 Museo Metropolitano, Buenos Aries, Argentina "Paintings by Mara"
April 2008 The Atrium Art Space, Melville, NY
January 2008 North Hempstead Town Hall, North Hempstead, NY
Summer 2007 The Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City, NY – Tribute to Tuskegee Airmen, Portrait in the permenant collection
June - July 2007 QCC Art Gallery, CUNY, Bayside, NY, "Landscapes"
Dec. 2006 - Jan. 2007 QCC Art Gallery, CUNY, Bayside, NY, "Drawings"


Selected Group Exhibitions

Sept. 2019 Hangzhou Cultural and Creative Industry Expo, China
June 2019 Cooper and Smith Gallery, Essex, CT
May 2019 On Line Catalog of Professional Artist (OCPA) "Featured Artists"
May 2019 Rainforest Art Foundation, NY, Switzerland, Louisiana
– "Nature thru the Lens" 2019 1st Dibs.com
Dec. 2018 Armand Bolling Fine Art, Jupiter, Florida "Toast to the Season"
Nov.-Dec. 2018 Watson Gallery, Keeney Memorial Cultural Center, Wethersfield, CT
“Small Pieces Art Show”
Dec. 2018 Mark Twain Library 46 th Annual Art Exhibition, Redding, CT
Nov. 2018 Drezner Gallery, Avon, CT "Inspired by the Camino"
June-Nov. 2018 Alpha 137 Gallery, NYC, and online, Female Emperor
July-Aug. 2018 LIC Arts Open, Long Island City, NY "From Minuscule to Monumental”
2018 Allied Artist of America, 2018 Online Exhibition for Associates
March 2018 Salmagundi Exhibit Celebrating 100 Years on Fifth Ave, New York, NY
2018 Quidley and Company, Naples, Florida; Nantucket, MA; Westport, CT
2018 Armand Bolling Fine Art, Jupiter, FL
Romany Kramoris Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
Emillions Art, Naples, FL
June-Oct. 2017 Governor John Langdon House, Portsmouth, NH
May 2017 HAS BOD Popup show, Curatored by Joe Fig, Collinsville, CT,
April 2017 ArtExpo NY 2017, Alpha 137, Pier 92, #442, New York, NY
2017 Artsy
March 2017 Artnet
2017 CWA (Connecticut Women Artists), 87th Juried Open, Slater Museum Sept. 2017 The Art Center East, Vernon, CT
Aug. 2017 US Coast Guard Art Program, Federal Hall Memorial Museum, New York
July 2017 The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
2016 Galeria of Sculpture, 11 Via Parigi, Palm Beach, FL
CWA (Connecticut Women Artists), 86th Juried Open, Slater Museum
Oct. -Nov. 2015 Audubon Artist, 73rd Annual Exhibition, The Salmagundi Club, NY, NY
July-Sept. 2015 US Coast Guard Art Program (COCAP), National Museum, NY, NY
May-Nov. 2015 Fruitland Museum, Harvard, MA "Art in Nature" 
Nov.'14-Jan.'15 Gold Coast Art Center, Great Neck, NY "Light, Sound, Movement"
Nov.'14-Jan.'15 NE Sculpture Association Exhibition, Chelsea, MA
2014 CWA (Connecticut Women Artists), 84th Juried Open, Slater Memorial
Aug. 2014 US Coast Guard Art Program, Federal Hall Museum, NY, NY
2013-2014 Wit Gallery, Lenox, MA
2013-2014 Eckert Fine Art, Millerton, NY Gallery Artist 2014 Winvian Morris, CT 2014 US Coast Guard Art Program (COCAP), The Salmagundi Club, NY, NY
May-July 2014 The Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, RI "Celebration of 50 Years!"
April 2014 The Brick Lane Gallery, London, England
Mar-April 2014 Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, Annual Members’ Exhibit, Merit Cert
June 2013 The National Arts Club, New York, NY, The 22 Annual Roundtable Show
Jan. 2013 The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, “The Noble Nocturne”
Aug. 2013 US Coast Guard Art Program, Federal Hall Museum, NY, NY
2012 The National Arts Club, NY, NY, 21st Roundtable Show - "Twenty-One & Terrific"
2011 P.S. Gallery, Litchfield, CT, Gallery Artist
2011 The White Gallery, Great Barrington, MA and Lakeville, CT, Gallery Artist
Dec.'11 -Mar. '12 UCONN Health Center, Celeste Lewitt Gallery, Farmington, CT,
- "Cloud Over St. Maarten", Two Person Show
2009-2014 Gallery 101 Main, Collinsville, CT, Gallery Artist
Aug. 2012 US Coast Guard Art Program, Federal Hall Memorial Museum, New York
Mar.-April 2012 Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, Annual Members’ Exhibition
June 2012 Wit Gallery, Lenox, MA July 2012 Eckert Fine Art, Millerton, NY, Women in Contemporary Art June 2011 The National Arts Club, NY, NY, The 2oth Annual Roundtable Show
2009-2012 Mill House Antiques and Garden, Woodbury, CT, Gallery Artist
Aug. 2009 Latino Art Museum, Pomona, CA
May-June 2009 Institute of Hispanic Culture, Houston, TX "Symphony of Colors"
March 2008 JBS Financial, New York, NY, Two Person Show


Education

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


Honors and Awards

Summer 2007 The Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City, NY, Tribute to Tuskegee - Airmen, Portrait unveiled and in permenant display collection
Jan -Feb. 2014 Salmagundi Club Certificate of Merit, "Black and White Exhibition"


Public and Private Collections

Springfield Museums, Springfield, MA
The Cradle of Aviation, Garden City, NY
Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT
QCC Art Gallery (Museum), Bayside, NY
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
The Ramazzini Institute, Collegium Ramazzini, Castello Bentivoglia, Bologna, Italy


Memberships

Springfield Museums, Board of Corporators, Springfield, Massachusetts
The Hartford Art School, Board of Corporators, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT
Coast Guard Art Program
Artists' Fellowship
The Ocean Artists Society - http://www.oceanartistssociety.org
Garden Club of America


Lecturer, Juror and Workshops


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
BYN Mellon Bank, Westport, CT

Publications and Online Press

  • "Nature Thru The Lens" The Exhibition International 6th Annual 2019 Book, May 2019
    Fine Art Connoisseur magazine,
    Mara Sfara, Animals in Art, Eastern Bluebird in Moonlight, August 2018, Volume 15, issue 4

  • Times Ledger Newspaper, Bayside, NY, Mara Sfara fuses Holocaust Heritage with Greek Mythology in QCC display, December, 7, 2016 (http://timesledger.com/stories/2016/49/qboroart_2016_12_02_q/html)

  • Queens Gazette, Long Island City, NY, Mythological Fantasy Exhibit at Queensborough College, November 30, 2016 (http://m.qgazette.com/news/2016-11-30/Features/Mythologic_Fantasy_Exhibit_At_Queensborough_Coll.html#.WEmoG7ozWrR)

  • Fine Art Connoisseur magazine, Mara Sfara: From Land to Sea, September/October, 2016

  • Unofficial Blog of the QCC, Mara Sfaras’s Expressions, February 28, 2014

  • Farmington Valley Times, Farmington Artist Mara Sfara's Work on Display at Winvian Resort   in Morris, January 28, 2014

  • Viva Glam Magazine, Mara Sfara’s Modern Greek Mythological Epic Fantasy World, November 20, 2013

  • State of Makers, Mara Fine Arts, LLC, November 19, 2013

  • LongIsland.com, Mara Sfara Brings Modern Mythology to the Bayard Cutting Arboretum, June 20, 2013

  • The Art Career Project, Sculptor Mara Sfara

  • CNN iReport, Mara Sfara: Artful Whimsy, November 13, 2012

  • The Examiner, An Artist and Her Handcrafted Gods, August 9, 2012

  • American Towns - Waterbury, CT, Mara Sfara: Mythology And Magic, August 2012

  • The Courant, 'In The Shadow of St. Anne's' at Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, July 19, 2012

  • Lifestyle News and Articles, Artist Mara Sfara Displays Whimsical Bronze Sculptures in New  York Show, March 21, 2012

  • Gather, Mara Sfara's 'Expressions' Exhibit Echoes Mythology, March 20, 2012

  • The Examiner, The Whimsical World of Sculptor and Painter Mara Sfara February 20, 2012

  • Pandorama, Four Artists Exhibit at the Museo Metropolitano, November 7, 2008