Anne McGrory Peonies Cherries Pastel and 12k gold leaf 15 x 15 inches

Anne McGrory

New Hampshire artist Anne McGrory received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in Illustration. With a life-long love of nature and the outdoors, today her paintings in pastel and oil focus on still life, birds, collected natural objects and New England landscapes. McGrory’s paintings of birds, feathers, shells and florals are sometimes created by combining either her medium of pastels or oils with genuine gold leaf. This is a lengthy process of drawing and painting multiple layers, applying gold leaf to the background, then additional layers of detail, glazing and sometimes antiquing to finish the piece. A good deal of time is spent outdoors collecting the reference material for these paintings. Countless hours of observing, sketching and photographing the birds, flowers (usually grown in her own yard), found feathers, shells, insects and butterflies, or even an interesting tree branch for the works she creates. Friends and family are always stopping by with precious new finds for her collection.

Anne McGrory is a Master Pastellist member of The Pastel Society of America, a juried artist member of the Salmagundi Club and the International Guild of Realism.

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McGrory’s work has been included in many national and international shows including multiple exhibits at The Butler Institute of Contemporary Art, The Pastel Society of America’s annual exhibit at The National Arts Club, Art Renewal Center’s Annual ARC Salon, and both Blossom -Art of Flowers I & II, an international competition followed by a two-year national museum exhibit and tour. Her many awards have included, second place for landscape in Art Renewal’s 10th annual ARC Salon and first place for still life in The Pastel Journal 12th Annual Pastel 100 Competition. McGrory’s work has been featured in many publications and most recently her painting “Tree Peonies & Brass” was chosen for the cover of the new pastel book “Pure Pastel”, published in April 2019.

Exhibitions:

2019

Susan Powell Fine Art Annual Still Life Invitational, Madison, CT

Susan Powell Fine Spring Into Art Show, Madison, CT

Susan Powell Fine Art Valentine Gems Show, Madison, CT

2018

Susan Powell Fine Art Annual Holiday Show, Madison, CT

Susan Powell Fine Art Annual Still Life Invitational, Madison, CT

Susan Powell Fine Art 15th Anniversary Exhibition, Madison, CT

Susan Powell Fine Art Valentine Gems Show, Madison, CT

2017

Susan Powell Fine Art Annual Holiday Show, Madison, CT

Pastel Society of America Annual Members Show, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

American Artists Professional League 89th Grand National Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NY, NY

Hudson Valley Art Association 84th Annual Juried Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NY, NY

Susan Powell Fine Art Visions Of Land & Sea Show, Madison, CT

Pastel Society of America 45th Annual Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York City, NY

Susan Powell Fine Art Annual Still Life Invitational, Madison, CT

Art Renewal Center 13thth Annual International 2017-2018 ARC Salon, Online Exhibit

Susan Powell Fine Art For Your Valentine- Small Painting Show, Madison, CT

2016

Susan Powell Fine Art Annual Holiday Show, Madison, CT

Pastel Society of America Annual Members Show, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

Hudson Valley Art Association 83rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NY, NY

Susan Powell Fine Art New England Impressions Show, Madison, CT

Pastel Society of America 44th Annual Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York City, NY

Susan Powell Fine Art Visions Of Land & Sea Show, Madison, CT

Art Renewal Center 12thth Annual International 2016 ARC Salon, Online Exhibit

Susan Powell Fine Art Annual Still Life Invitational, Madison, CT

Salmagundi Club Annual Members Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

2015

Susan Powell Fine Art Annual Holiday Show, Madison, CT

American Artists Professional League 87th Grand National Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NY, NY

Boston International Fine Art Show, Cyclorama, Boston, MA

Susan Powell Fine Art, Women Making Their Mark Show, Madison, CT

Guild of Boston Artists Annual New England Regional Competition, Boston, MA

Pastel Society of America 43rd Annual Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York City, NY

Susan Powell Fine Art Summer Along The Shore Show, Madison, CT

Salmagundi Club at The Bennington, The Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT

Susan Powell Fine Art Realistically Speaking Show, Madison, CT

Art Renewal Center 11th Annual International 2014-2015 ARC Salon, Online Exhibit

Susan Powell Fine Art Annual Still Life Invitational, Madison, CT

Salmagundi Club Annual Members Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

2014

Susan Powell Fine Art Annual Holiday Show, Madison, CT

Allied Artists of America 101st Annual Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York City, NY

American Artists Professional League 86th Grand National Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NY, NY

Connecticut Pastel Society Renaissance in Pastel 21st Annual National Exhibition, Slater Museum, Norwich, CT

Guild of Boston Artists Annual New England Regional Competition, Boston, MA

Pastel Society of America 42nd Annual Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York City, NY

Susan Powell Fine Art From Shore to Sail Show, Madison, CT

International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) 24th Annual Juried Exhibition, Vose Galleries, Boston, MA

Salmagundi Club Annual Members Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

Susan Powell Fine Art Annual Still Life Invitational, Madison, CT

2013

Susan Powell Fine Art Annual Holiday Show, Madison, CT

American Artists Professional League 85th Grand National Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York City, NY

Laumeister Fine Art Competition, The Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT

Art Renewal Center 9th Annual International 2012-2013 ARC Salon, Online Exhibit

2012

Pastel Society of America Annual Members Show, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

Connecticut Pastel Society Renaissance in Pastel 19th Annual National Exhibition, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT

Guild of Boston Artists Annual New England Regional Competition, Boston, MA

Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 116th Annual Open Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York City, NY

American Artists Professional League 84th Grand National Exhibition, Online Exhibit

Pastel Society of America 40th Annual Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York City, NY

Laumeister Fine Art Competition, The Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT

Academic Artists Association 62nd National Juried Exhibition, West Springfield, MA

Art Renewal Center 8th Annual International 2011-2012 ARC Salon, Online Exhibit

2011

Blossom~Art of Flowers II, Susan K. Black Foundation, National Museum Tour and Exhibition,

February 2011thru July 2012 and Online Exhibit

Pastel Society of America 39th Annual Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York City, NY

Connecticut Pastel Society Renaissance in Pastel 18th Annual National Exhibition, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT

Guild of Boston Artists Annual New England Regional Competition, Boston, MA

American Artists Professional League 83rd Grand National Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York City, NY

Art Renewal Center 7th Annual International 2010-2011 ARC Salon, Online Exhibit

2010

Three-person exhibit – Galerie d’Orsay, Boston, MA

American Artists Professional League 82nd Grand National Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York City, NY

Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 114th Annual Open Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York City, NY

Walden Artists Group Show “Picnic by the River”, Concord Art Association, Concord,

Art Renewal Center 6th Annual International 2009-2010 ARC Salon, Online Exhibit

Connecticut Pastel Society Renaissance in Pastel 17th Annual National Exhibition, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT

Pastel Society of America 38th Annual Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York, NY

Guild of Boston Artists Annual New England Regional Competition, Boston, MA

Academic Artists Association 60th National Juried Exhibition, West Springfield, MA

Concord Art Association Members Juried Show, Concord, MA

2009

Art Renewal Center 5th Annual International 2008-2009 ARC Salon, Online Exhibit

Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 113th Annual Open Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York City, NY

Allied Artists of America 96th Annual Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York City, NY

Connecticut Pastel Society Renaissance in Pastel 16th Annual National Exhibition, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT

Pastel Society of America 37th Annual Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York City, NY

Guild of Boston Artists Annual New England Regional Competition, Boston, MA

Academic Artists Association 59th National Juried Exhibition, West Springfield, MA

Blossom~Art of Flowers, Susan K. Black Foundation, National Museum Tour and Exhibition, 2007-2009

 

Publications:

2019

Pure Pastel: Contemporary Works by Today’s Top Artists

2017

Art Renewal Center International 2017/2018 ARC Salon Catalogue

The Pastel Journal, April Issue “Results: 18th Annual Pastel 100”

2016

Art Renewal Center International 2016 ARC Salon Catalogue

The Pastel Journal, April Issue “Pastel 100 17th Annual Category Winners- Still Life & Floral”

2015

Art Renewal Center International 2014/2015 ARC Salon Catalogue

2013

Art Renewal Center International 2012/2013 ARC Salon Catalogue

2012

Art Renewal Center International 2011/2012 ARC Salon Catalogue

2011

Art Renewal Center International 2010/2011 ARC Salon Catalogue

The Pastel Journal, June Issue “ Subtle Transitions” feature article

The Pastel Journal, April Issue “Pastel 100 12th Annual Category Winners- Still Life & Floral”

Blossom II~ Art of Flowers, Susan K. Black Foundation, National Museum Tour Exhibition Catalogue

2010

Art Renewal Center International 2009/2010 ARC Salon Catalogue

The Pastel Journal, April Issue “The 11th Annual Pastel 100”

2009

Art Renewal Center International 2008/2009 ARC Salon Catalogue

The Pastel Journal, April Issue “Results: 10th Annual Pastel 100”

2008

The Pastel Journal, April Issue “100 Exceptional Paintings”

American Artist Magazine, Dec. Issue “American Artist Cover Competition Winners Announced”

2007

Blossom~ Art of Flowers, Susan K. Black Foundation, National Museum Tour Exhibition Catalogue

 

Honors and Awards:

2019

Cover Art for pastel book “Pure Pastel”

2018

The Artist’s Magazine 34th Annual Art Competition, Jan/Feb Issue; Finalist Animal/Wildlife Category

2017

The Artist’s Magazine 33rd Annual Art Competition, Jan/Feb Issue; Finalist Animal/Wildlife Category

Art Renewal Center 13th Annual International 2017-2018 ARC Salon Competition; finalist Animal/Wildlife

2016

Art Renewal Center 12th Annual International 2016 ARC Salon Competition; finalist Animal/Wildlife

Pastel Society of America 44th Annual Exhibition; Great American Artworks Award

The Artist’s Magazine 33rd Annual Art Competition; Finalist Animal/Wildlife Category

2015

The Pastel Journal 17th Annual Pastel 100 Competition; 3rd Place Still Life

American Artists Professional League 87th Grand National Exhibition; Hudson Valley Art Association Award

Art Renewal Center 11th Annual International 2014-2015 ARC Salon Competition; Two paintings finalist Still Life

2014

American Artists Professional League 86th Grand National Exhibition; Art Spirit Foundation Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Pastel

Southwest Art Magazine Artistic Excellence Competition; One of 75 finalists

The Artist’s Magazine 31stAnnual Art Competition; Finalist Still Life

2013

Juror for Still life category, The Pastel Journal 14th Annual Pastel 100 Competition

Art Renewal Center 9th Annual International 2012-2013 ARC Salon Competition; Finalist Still Life

2012

The Artist’s Magazine 29th Annual Art Competition; Finalist Still Life, 2 paintings

Southwest Art Magazine Artistic Excellence Competition; One of 70 finalists

Pastel Society of America 40th Annual Exhibition; Pastel Society of Oregon Award

Pastel Society of America; Elected Master Pastelist

Art Renewal Center 8th Annual International 2011-2012 ARC Salon Competition; Finalist Still Life

2011

The Artist’s Magazine 28th Annual Art Competition; Finalist Still Life

Pastel Society of America 39th Annual Exhibition; Ridgewood Art Institute Award

American Artists Professional League 83rd Grand National Exhibition; Flora Giffuni Memorial Award for Pastels

The Pastel Journal 12th Annual Pastel 100 Competition; 1st Place Still Life, Honorable Mention Still Life

ACOPAL, America China Oil Painting Artists League 1st Open Competition; Finalist

Blossom~ Art of Flowers II, Susan K. Black Foundation, Museum Tour Exhibition; Finalist & Honorable Mention

Art Renewal Center 7th Annual International 2010-2011 ARC Salon Competition; Finalist, Still Life

2010

The Artist’s Magazine 27th Annual Art Competition; Finalist Still Life, 2 paintings

Southwest Art Magazine, 21 over 31 Competition; One of Fifty Finalists

Pastel Society of America 38th Annual Exhibition; Herman Margulies Award for Excellence

Academic Artists Association 60th National Juried Exhibition; Jack Richeson Award

Art Renewal Center 6th Annual International 2009-2010 ARC Salon Competition; Second Place Landscape, Finalist Landscape, Finalist Still Life

The Pastel Journal 11th Annual Pastel 100 Competition; Third Place Still Life

2009

Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 113th Annual Open Exhibition; Charlotte Dunwiddie Memorial Award

Connecticut Pastel Society Renaissance in Pastel 16th Annual National Exhibition; Jack Richeson Award

Guild of Boston Artists Annual New England Regional Competition; Gold Medal

Art Renewal Center 5th Annual International 2008-2009 ARC Salon Competition; Finalist Still Life

The Pastel Journal 10th Annual Pastel 100 Competition; Fourth Place and Honorable Mention Still Life

2008

American Artist Cover Competition; One of Ten Finalists

The Pastel Journal 9th Annual Pastel 100 Competition; Honorable Mention Still Life

NAAA Greeley Park Art Show, Nashua, NH; First Place Pastel

2007

Blossom~ Art of Flowers, Susan K. Black Foundation, Museum Tour and Exhibition; One of fifty finalists

NAAA Greeley Park Art Show, Nashua, NH; Best of Show