Resume


Selected Solo Exhibitions

Springfield Museums, Springfield, MA, June 21, 2019
Audubon Society of Rhode Island Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI, May 5, 2019- July 2019
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
42 Maple contemporary Art Cente, 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 201
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

“Featured Artists”On Line Catalog of Professional Artist (OCPA), May 2019
“Nature Thru The Lens” Traveling Exhibition, Rainforest Art Foundation, NY , Switzerland and Louisiana, May 3, 2019
1st Dibs.com 2019
“Toast to the Season”, Armand Bolling Fine Art, Jupiter, Florida, December 15, 2018
“Small Pieces Art Show” Watson Gallery, Keeney Memorial Cultural Center, Wethersfield, CT, November 24 - December 22, 2018
Mark Twain Library 46 th Annual Art Exhibition, December 1, 2018 - December 10, 2018, Redding, CT
“Inspired by the Camino”, Drezner Gallery, Avon, CT, November 3-24, 2018
Alpha 137 Gallery, NYC, and online, Female Emperor, June 14- November 15, 2018
LIC Arts Open, From the Minuscule to the Monumental,The Factory LIC, Long Island City, NY, July 31, 2018 - August 2, 2018
Allied Artist of America, 2018 Online Exhibition for Associates
Salmagundi Centennial Exhibition, Celebrating 100 Year on Fifth Ave, New York, NY, March 22, 2018 -March 23, 2018
Quidley and Company, Naples, Florida , Nantucket, MA, and Westport, CT , 2018
Armand Bolling Fine Art, Jupiter, Fl, 2018
Romany Kramoris Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY 11936
Emillions Art, Naples, FL 34102
Governor John Langdon House, Portsmouth, NH, opening day June 2, 2017 - October 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
2017 CWA ( Connecticut Women Artists), 87th Annual National Open Juried Show, Slater Memorial Museum, The Art Center East, Vernon, CT September 1 - Septmember 29, 2017
US Coasat Guard Art Program (COCAP), FederaL Hall Memorial Museum, New York, August 1, 2017 - September 7, 2017
US Coast Guard ARt Program (COCAP), The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY July 16, 2017 - July 28, 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
Gallery 101 Main, Collinsville, CT, Gallery Artist, 2009-2014
Mill House Antiques and Garden, Woodbury, CT, Gallery Artist, 2009-2012
Latino Art Museum, Pomona, CA, Mara Sfara f/k/a/ Mara Appel, August 2009
Institute of Hispanic Culture, Houston, TX, "Symphony of Colors,"Mara Sfara f/k/a Mara Sfara f/k/a/ Mara Appel, May – June 2009
JBS Financial, New York, NY, Two Person Show Mara Sfara f/k/a Mara Appel, March 2008


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

Springfield Museums, Sprinfield, 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

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

Springfield Museums, Springfield Massachuetes, Mara Sfara’s Artist Workshop: July 10, 11 and 12 2019
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


    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 Hand-crafted Gods, August 9, 2012

  • American Towns – Waterbury, CT: Exhibition - 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