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Mary Jane Erard About

American artist working in pastel - subject matter: landscapes and abstract floral. Add Comment


Mary Jane Erard

Juried Member, Pastel Society of America and Juried Member Degas Pastel Society

Mary Jane Erard is an award-winning artist painting in soft pastel, oil pastel, gouache and oil. Her works are usually rural landscapes of the mid-western US and Europe. In the past 10 years Mary Jane's paintings have been accepted in over 55 juried exhibitions and have won over 35 awards. She has also exhibited in over 11 national and international solo shows. Mary Jane's artwork has been published several times in national magazines and books, including the art book "Best of America - Pastel Artists II" published by Kennedy Publishing, which is now on the market (to purchase, see press page). Please also see "Exhibits" page to learn about MJ's upcoming 2010 - 2011 shows. Mary Jane is also a juried member of the Pastel Society of America and a juired member of the Degas Pastel Society. Mary Jane frequently has work on display and for sale at the Collector's Corner at the Toledo Museum of Art, Space 237 Gallery in Toledo, and Artists' Haven Gallery in Florida. To learn more about purchasing MJ's paintings please email

Artists' Statement:

My works are pastel paintings on dark textured paper or sanded board. I employ a dark to light technique. My special strengths are a smart use of color and composition that gives the viewer a sense of movement in the painting. My subject matter is mostly landscape and floral motifs.


Toledo Museum of Art

Collectors' Corner Gallery

2445 Monroe Street

Toledo, OH 43620

Phone: (419) 255-8000

Space 237

237 N. Michigan

Toledo, Ohio 43604

Ford Gallery

Downtown Toledo


1727 Wildwood Road
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