Mary J Maxam, born and raised in Boise, Idaho, earned her art
degree at Boise State University. She works primarily in watercolor
and gouache, enjoying the versatile possibilities of both. Her
paintings are a response to familiar subjects, seen daily and discoveries
that take place through the painting process.
"In the beginning, my work is abstract driven, looking
at the formal aspects of painting. I then move in closer, developing
Her work has been included in many regional and national exhibitions,
including the Rocky Mountain, National and Midwest Watercolor
Shows. She is a signature member of the National and Northwest Watercolor Societies.
and the Montana Watercolor Society. She currently shows through
the Cheney Cowles Museum in Spokane, Washington, and is preparing
a spring 2000 show for the Zantman Gallery in Sun Valley, Idaho.
1976 B.A. Art, Boise State University, Boise, ID.
Juried and Professional Exhibitions
1999 National Watercolor Society, Brea Cultural Center, CA
1998 Midwest Watercolor Society, MI. Traveling Exhibition. Juror Steven Quiller.
1997 Northwest Watercolor Society, WA. Juror Skip Lawrence.
1997 Eastern Washington Watercolor Society, WA. Juror Marilyn Huey
1997 Waterworks '97, MT. Grumbacher Award.
Juror Marilyn Huey Phillis.
1997 Spokane Watercolor
Society, WA. Third Place Award. Juror Carla O'Conner.
Northwest Watercolor Society Signature Show, WA. Juror Don Getz
1995 Arizona Aqueous, AZ. Tubac Art Center.
Rocky Mountain National, CO. Juror Glenn Bradshaw.
Northwest Watercolor Society Open, WA. Juror Alex Powers.
1994 Montana Watercolor Society, MT. Juror Del Gish.
1994 Western Federation of Watercolor Societies,
AZ. Juror Edward Reep.
1993 Western Colorado Open,
CO. Juror Judy Betts.
1993 Eastern Washington
Watercolor Society, WA. Merit Award. Juror Del Gish.
Montana Watercolor Society, MT. Juror Jeanne Dobie
Idaho Watercolor Society, ID. Selected for traveling exhibition.
1992 Northwest Watercolor Society, WA. Juror
Selected Group Exhibitions
1998 Spokane Annual, Spokane, WA.
d'Alene Cultural Exhibition, Coeur d'Alene, ID.
Idaho Watercolor Society Regional Show, Spokane, WA.
Color, The 12 Hue Method, Rockport Press, author Christopher Willard,
featured work, book in progress.
National Watercolor Society
Northwest Watercolor Society
Montana Watercolor Society
1999 The Entree Gallery, June Feature Show, Priest Lake, ID.
1994 - Present Cheney Cowles Museum. At Work Program
and Gift Shop, Spokane, WA.
1996 - '97 Amy Burnett Gallery, Bremerton, WA.
1996 -'97 Towles Gallery, Mercer Is. WA.
1994 - '97 Gallery by the Lake, Coeur d'Alene, ID.