Mary Ross Buchholz

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Mary Ross Buchholz

ARC Associate Living Master TM

American 21st Century Realist

www.maryrossbuchholz.com

maryrbuchholz@gmail.com

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www.maryrossbuchholz.com  

For over 18 years, art has been Mary Ross Buchholz's devotion.  She offers a glimpse of the animals and people around her often using the most primitive of mediums, charcoal and graphite.  It is the striking beauty of her pieces with the softly rendered detail that captivates and intrigues her audience.

Buchholz has participated in many museum shows across the country including Cowgirl Up! At the Desert Caballeros Museum in Wickenburg, AZ, Night of Artists at the Briscoe Museum in San Antonio, TX, The Russell at the CM Russell Museum in Great Falls, MT, and Small Works Great Wonders at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage museum in Oklahoma City, OK. 

Recognition has come quickly as she has won numerous awards that include “Best Drawing Award” in the 2015 Traveling the West Show & Sale in Dallas, TX, “Artists’ Choice” at the 2010 Heart of the West Show at the Cowgirl Hall of Fame & Museum in Ft. Worth, TX to being selected as “Signature Artist” for the 2012 American Quarter Horse Association:  America's Horse in Art Commemorative Piece, the “Western Art Collector Merit Award” at the 2013 Scottsdale Salon Show.  Buchholz was selected as the winner of the “Western Art Collector Award of Excellence” in the 2014 ARC Art Renewal Center Salon competition and as a finalist in the 2015,2016/2017 ARC Salon Competition.  

Recent articles and books featuring Buchholz include:

Western Horseman—April 2017 Issue:  Cover & article by Jennifer Denison

Western Art Collector –April 2017 Issue:  Gallery Focus with InSight Gallery

Fine Art Connoisseur—April 2017 Issue:  The Timeless Appeal of Horses

Reflections of the West -- 2015 Range Conservation Foundation & RANGE Magazine published by C.J. Hadley.

Western Horseman—April 2014 Issue:  Cover & Feature Article by Kate Bradley

Southwest Art—Jan. 2014 Issue:  “Drawing on Experience” by Gussie Fauntleroy

Brushstrokes & Balladeers – 2013 Range Conservation Foundation & RANGE Magazine published by C.J. Hadley (winner of Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy Museum & Western Heritage Center)

America's Horse —Aug. 2012 Issue:  Cover & Feature Article "Ranch Roots" by Holly Clanahan

 

Buchholz is represented by InSight Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX and Legacy Galleries in Scottsdale, AZ, Jackson, WY and Bozeman, MT.   

Of her process she says:

"My art does not romanticize our way of life; it simply and honestly portrays the people, the animals, and the environment of the west.  I hope my art conveys to the viewer the authenticity of our way of life."

Statement:

“The eyes are my favorite part of an animal.  I feel like that’s where you’re able to see the life; as people say, the eye captures the soul of the horse.  I want my pieces to not only look real, but feel real.  I’m always mindful of the horse’s personality and hope each piece is portrayed with honesty and simplicity.  I am blessed that what I enjoy drawing is right here, out my backdoor”.

 

Selected Shows & Galleries

Represented by InSight Gallery and Legacy Galleries

Night of the Artists / San Antonio, TX / 2013-2018
Cowgirl Up! / Desert Caballeros Museum / Wickenburg, AZ / 2015-2017
Texas Masters / Fredericksburg, TX / 2013-2018
The Russell / Great Falls, MT / 2011-2012, 2014-2018
Small Works Great Wonders / Oklahoma City, OK / 2014-2016
AQHA: America's Horse in Art / Amarillo, TX / 2010-2017
Holiday Small Works / Legacy Gallery / Scottsdale, AZ / 2011-2017
Holiday Small Works / Insight / Fredericksburg, TX / 2013-2017
Western Art Show / Doss Heritage Center / Weatherford, TX / 2013-2014
Home on the Ranch / Desert Caballeros Museum / Wickenburg, AZ / 2014
Bosque Art Classic / Clifton, TX / 2009-2014
Scottsdale Salon / Scottsdale, AZ / 2011-2013
Heart of the West Show & Sale / Ft. Worth, TX / 2010
Greenhouse Gallery Salon International / San Antonio, TX / 2002

Selected Professional Awards

ARC Art Renewal Center Salon Competition / Finalist / 2015-2017
ARC Salon Competition / Western Art Collector Award of Excellence / 2014
Scottsdale Salon Show / Western Art Collector Merit Award / 2013
AQHA: America's Horse in Art / Signature Artist - Commemorative Piece / 2012
The Pearce Museum / Gold Medal in Drawing Media / 2012
American Plains Artists / First Place / 2011
Heart of the West show / Artists' Choice Award / 2010
FASO Bold Brush painting competition / Top 15% Finalist / 2010
Gold Medal Bosque Art Classic / Gold Medal / 2009

Selected Professional Awards

ARC Art Renewal Center Salon Competition / Finalist / 2015-2017
ARC Salon Competition / Western Art Collector Award of Excellence / 2014

Traveling the West Art Show & Sale / Best Drawing Award / 2015
Scottsdale Salon Show / Western Art Collector Merit Award / 2013
AQHA: America's Horse in Art / Signature Artist - Commemorative Piece / 2012
The Pearce Museum / Gold Medal in Drawing Media / 2012
American Plains Artists / First Place / 2011
Heart of the West show / Artists' Choice Award / 2010
FASO Bold Brush painting competition / Top 15% Finalist / 2010
Gold Medal Bosque Art Classic / Gold Medal / 2009

 

Selected Shows & Galleries

Represented by InSight Gallery and Legacy Galleries

Night of the Artists / San Antonio, TX / 2013-2018
Cowgirl Up! / Desert Caballeros Museum / Wickenburg, AZ / 2015-2017
Texas Masters / Fredericksburg, TX / 2013-2018
The Russell / Great Falls, MT / 2011-2012, 2014-2018
Small Works Great Wonders / Oklahoma City, OK / 2014-2016
AQHA: America's Horse in Art / Amarillo, TX / 2010-2017
Holiday Small Works / Legacy Gallery / Scottsdale, AZ / 2011-2017
Holiday Small Works / Insight / Fredericksburg, TX / 2013-2017
Western Art Show / Doss Heritage Center / Weatherford, TX / 2013-2014
Home on the Ranch / Desert Caballeros Museum / Wickenburg, AZ / 2014
Bosque Art Classic / Clifton, TX / 2009-2014
Scottsdale Salon / Scottsdale, AZ / 2011-2013
Heart of the West Show & Sale / Ft. Worth, TX / 2010
Greenhouse Gallery Salon International / San Antonio, TX / 2002

01 September 2017 to 30 September 2017

Fall Group Show


214 W Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624


The InSight Gallery kicks off the season with their annual Fall Group Show featuring ARC Living Master Hsin-Yao Tseng, as well as new works from all sixty of their acclaimed gallery artists including ARC Living Masters Scott Burdick, Daniel Gerhartz, and ARC Associate Living Master Mary Ross Buchholz .

15 September 2017 to 17 September 2017

Workshop at Coppini Academy of Fine Arts


115 Melrose Pl, San Antonio, TX 78212


350 USD