Mary Ross Buchholz

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Mary Ross Buchholz

ARC Associate Living Master TM

25 artworks

American 21st Century Realist

http://www.maryrossbuchholz.com

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Break Time

2012-2013

Charcoal and graphite

50.8 x 35.6 cms | 20 x 14 ins

2013-2014 Salon

  • Western Art Collector / Animal
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Putting Him Through It

2019

charcoal & graphite

25.4 x 22.9 cms | 10 x 9 ins

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She's Starting Well

2019

charcoal & graphite

50.8 x 48.3 cms | 20 x 19 ins

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Cool Clear Water

2019

charcoal & graphite

43.2 x 63.5 cms | 17 x 25 ins

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Spring Branding at the 6666 - True Burson

2019

charcoal & graphite

53.3 x 61 cms | 21 x 24 ins

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Ranch Romance

2018

charcoal & graphite

16 x 19 cms | 6 1/4 x 7 1/4 ins

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Alex

2019

charcoal & graphite

35.6 x 33 cms | 14 x 13 ins

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Range Cow

2018

charcoal & graphite

45.7 x 66 cms | 18 x 26 ins

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She's A Keeper

2018

charcoal & graphite

25.4 x 26.7 cms | 10 x 10 1/2 ins

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In Training II

2017

charcoal & graphite

55.9 x 31.8 cms | 22 x 12 1/2 ins

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www.maryrossbuchholz.com  

 

 

For 22 years, art has been Mary Ross Buchholz's devotion. Buchholz and her husband live and ranch in rural west Texas near the town of Eldorado. Coming from a pioneering ranching family, she offers a glimpse of her daily ranch life through her paintings, sculpture and the most primitive of mediums, charcoal and graphite. Buchholz strives to capture the authenticity of their way of life by gathering reference material from the ranch, and as a result, each piece she creates is a testament to her family's ranching traditions.

Buchholz relishes in creating the portrait, whether the subject is an animal or person; she enjoys subtlety rendering the details, the different textures and the individual characteristics of her subjects. It has been said that her drawings seem timeless and impart a simplicity without distractions. She hopes to captivate the viewer both up-close and from a distance.

Mary is represented by InSight Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX and Montana Trails Gallery in Bozeman, MT and participates in many museum shows across the country. She has been featured in publications including the Western Horseman, Western Art & Architecture, Fine Art Connoisseur, Art of the West, Western Art Collector, Southwest Art, America's Horse, Quarter Horse News, True West, Cowgirls Magazine and Cowboys & Indians.

Recent awards include:

Artist Award Sculptor for the 2020-2024 Night of Artists at the Briscoe Museum, 1st place in the 2019 Members Only Portrait Society of America still-life category, 2019 Portrait Society of America Tri-State Competition Juried Show, “Best Sketchbook Award” for Feb/Mar 2018 in the PleinAir Salon Competition. Buchholz was also selected as both a winner and finalist in the 10th Annual ARC Art Renewal Center Salon competition and as a finalist in the 11th, 12th, 13th & most recently, the 14th ARC Salon competitions.

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”.
"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."

Recent articles and books featuring Buchholz include:

Southwest Art—2019 March Issue: Heritage of my Home - three person show
Western Art Collector—2019 April Issue: Honoring Ancestry-three person show
Western Art & Architecture—2018 Dec/2019 Jan Issue: Illuminations
Art of the West—2019 March/April Issue: Three Person Show
The Book of the Horse: Horses in Art –2018 Laurence King Publishing

Art of the West— 2018 March/April Issue: Feature article by Clover Neiberg
Western Art Collector—2018 March Issue: Museum Preview & Artist Focus
Western Horseman—April 2017 Issue: Cover & article by Jennifer Denison
Western Art Collector –April 2017 Issue: InSight Gallery Focus
Fine Art Connoisseur—April 2017 Issue: The Timeless Appeal of Horses
Art of the West—Sept/Oct 2017 Issue: Celebrating the Horse in Art
Western Art Collector—Mar. 2017 Issue: Texas Talents
Southwest Art—Feb. 2017 Issue: Cowgirl Up!
Cowgirls Magazine—Jan/Feb 2016 issue
Southwest Art Magazine—Feb 2016 issue: Texas Masters at InSight Gallery
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 Nat’l Cowboy Museum & Western Heritage Center)

 

Selected Professional Awards:

Artist Award Sculptor for the Night of Artists at the Briscoe Museum / 2020-2024

Members Only Portrait Society of America / 1st place still-life category / 2019

Portrait Society of America Tri-State Competition / Juried Show / 2019

PleinAir.Salon Competition / Winner of Best Sketchbook Award / Feb/Mar 2018

ARC Art Renewal Center Salon Competition / Finalist / 11th,12th,13th, 14th annual show

Traveling the West Art Show & Sale / Best Drawing Award / 2015

ARC Salon Competition / Western Art Collector Award of Excellence / 10th annual show 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

American Plains Artists / Award of Excellence / 2010

Gold Medal Bosque Art Classic / Gold Medal / 2009

FASO Bold Brush painting competition / Top 15% Finalist / 2010

American Plains Artists / Award of Excellence / 2009

American Plains Artists / Award of Excellence / 2007

Sun Bowl Art Exhibit / Juror's Award / 2006

Sun Bowl Art Exhibit / Award of Excellence Purchase Award / 2005

American Plains Artists / Award of Excellence / 2004

The C. Russell Myers Memorial Art Show / First Place / 2004

American Plains Artists / Award of Excellence / 2003

Selected Shows & Galleries:

Represented by InSight Gallery and Montana Trails Gallery

Night of the Artists / San Antonio, TX / 2013-2020
Texas Masters / Fredericksburg, TX / 2013-2020
Small Works Great Wonders / Oklahoma City, OK / 2014-2019
American Miniatures/ Settlers West / Tucson, AZ / 2017-2020
Holiday Small Works / Insight / Fredericksburg, TX / 2013-2020
Holiday Small Works / Legacy Gallery / Scottsdale, AZ / 2011-2020
Miniatures by the Lake / Coeur d’ Alene Gallery / Coeur d’ Alene, ID / 2019-2020
AQHA: America's Horse in Art / Amarillo, TX / 2010-2020
The Russell / Great Falls, MT / 2011-2012, 2014-2018
Cowgirl Up! / Desert Caballeros Museum / Wickenburg, AZ / 2015-2017
The Art of Cutting / National Science Museum / Ft. Worth, TX / 2015-2017
Summer Stampede / Ranching Heritage Museum / Lubbock, TX / 2015-2017
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
Western Heritage Museum Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame / Hobbs, NM / 2013
Artists of the American West / Corsicana, TX / 2013
American Plains Artists / 2003-2012
The Pearce Museum / Corsicana, TX / 2012
Drawing Show / Legacy Gallery / Scottsdale / 2011
Heart of the West Show & Sale / Ft. Worth, TX / 2010
West Lives on Gallery - Christmas / Jackson Hole, WY / 2010
Living the Western Legend / Kerrville, TX / 2010-2011
Round Up / Kerrville, TX / 2009-2010
Sun Bowl Art Exhibition / El Paso, TX / 2005-2006
Greenhouse Gallery Salon International / San Antonio, TX / 2002