Meet Mary Ince


Mary Ince is a visual artist specializing in printmaking, drawing, and mixed media sculpture. Her inspirations come from a search for a marriage of technical excellence provided by materials, subject matter, and process. Mixed media sculptures evoke both visual and tactile textures. Her paper sculptures are created from overlays of heavy paper or drafting film. Using reflected light, she creates shadows of white values or faintly colored reflection on these surfaces.



Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA - BS, Nutrition and Dietetics, emphasis on Pediatrics - 1982
University of Redlands, Redlands CA - BA, Graphic Arts, emphasis on printmaking - 1966
Sir John Cass School of Arts and Crafts, London, England – 6mo study – 1963


2019 Fall Collaborative Residency (with three other artists) - Williams Studio - London England

2018 Spring Residency - Fine Arts Work Center - Provincetown, MA

2017 Collaborative Residency (with three other artists) - The Rusty Barn - Santa Barbara, CA

2015 Silence Awareness Existence - Arteles Creative Center - Hameenkyro, Finland

2014 Spring Residency - Fine Arts Work Center - Provincetown, MA

2013 OCARC Artists Residency - Dune Shack/Peaked Hill Trust - National Park Service - Provincetown, MA

2007 Vermont Studio Center - Johnson, VT

Solo Exhibition:

2014 - SEEING THE SILENCE, Hudson Walker Gallery, Fine Arts Work Center - Provincetown, MA

Invitational Exhibitions:

Invitational - Indigo Gallery, Santa Barbara CA


BE NOT AFRAID - Dadian Gallery - Washington, DC
CREATIVE HANDS - Ridley-Tree Museum of Art - Westmont College - Santa Barbara, CA


THE DRAWING SHOW - Joshua Tree Art Gallery - Joshua Tree, CA

THE PROCESS OF THE PRINT - Salem College - Winston-Salem, SC
Art Museum Complex - Duxbury, MA

ALTERNATIVE PROCESSES - Higgins Art Gallery – Hyannis, MA
IN AND OUT OF SCULPTURAL BOOKS - Ink Shop and Olive Press Gallery - Ithaca, NY

BLACK.WHITE.REaD - Salem College - Winston-Salem NC
TERMINAL DISPLAY - Barnstable Airport - Hyannis, MA
INVITATIONAL Printmakers of Cape Cod - Inkshop and Olive Press Gallery - Ithaca, NY

BLACK.WHITE.REaD - Dadian Gallery - Washington, DC
PRESSING AHEAD - Los Angeles Print Society - LAPrint Space, Pacific Design Center - Los Angles, CA

FOOD AND FORM - Salem College - Winston-Salem, NC

OFF THE WALL - Salem College - Winston- Salem, NC

FOOD AND FORM - Castle Hill Gallery - Truro Center for the Arts - Truro, MA
TREES – Summer ’09 - Women in Photography International

Selected Juried Exhibitions:

ART OF THE HEART - Indigo Gallery - Santa Barbara CA

ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION, Santa Barbara Printmakers - Channing-Peake Gallery - Santa Barbara CA
THINKING ABSTRACTLY - Carpinteria Art Center - Carpinteria, CA
PAPER - Indigo Gallery - Santa Barbara, CA

ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION - Abstract Artist Collective, Faulkner Gallery - Santa Barbara, CA

JUSTICE - Philips Exeter Academy - Exeter, NH

ART OF THE MUSIC - Casa Magazine - Santa Barbara CA

PAAM100 - Provincetown Art Association Museum - Provincetown, MA
PRINTMAKERS OF CAPE COD - Cape Cod Museum of Art - Dennis MA

SMALL IMAGES - Atkinson Gallery - Santa Barbara City College - Santa Barbara, CA

19TH ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBIT = Santa Barbara County Arts Commission - Santa Barbara Printmakers - Channing Peake Gallery - Santa Barbara, CA
THE WILD THINGS - Cotuit Center for the Arts, - Cotuit, MA

Spring Art Juried Competition - 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011 - Schoolhouse Gallery - Provincetown, MA
SOCIAL JUSTICE - The Ink Shop - Ithaca NY
ART OF THE UNIQUE PRINT - Monoprint Guild of New England - Wallingford, CT

ARTFUL COUPLE:Collaborative Works - Ventura County Arts Council - Ventura CA

Selected Group Exhibitions:

Abstract Artist Collective - Jewish Community Center - Santa Barbara, CA
Abstract Artist Collective - Faulkner Gallery - Santa Barbara, CA

12x12 - Provincetown Art Association Museum - Provincetown, MA
ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION - Santa Barbara Printmakers - Santa Barbara, CA

PRINTMAKING - Gallery Ehva - Provincetown MA
BIG PRINTS - Cotuit Center for the Arts - Cotuit, MA

Awards and Honors:

Jurors Choice - Abstract Art - Falmouth Artist Guild - Falmouth MA

Invited Artist - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner - Provincetown Art Association Museum Gala - Provincetown, MA

Honorable Mention - Summer ’09 Competition: Trees - Women in Photography International

Invited Artist: Art in the Garden - Provincetown Art Association Museum - Provincetown, MA

2007, 2008
Best in Category Printmaking - Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens - Santa Barbara, CA

First Place Honorarium– Printmaking - Spring Juried Exhibition - Cape Cod Art Association - Cape Cod, MA

Private Collections:

Santa Fe, NM, Santa Barbara, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Cape Cod, MA, Florence, Italy
Boston, MA, Chicago, IL, Washington DC, Buffalo, NY, Provincetown, MA,
La Jolla CA, Winston-Salem, SC

Corporate Collections:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology/ Lincoln Laboratory - Boston, MA

Teaching Experience:

YWCA (Children’s Art), - Redlands, California
Truro Center for the Arts, Castle Hill - Truro, MA


How the Visual Interpretation of Contemporary Music Led to The Search for Silence - Hunter Gallery
Fine Arts Work Center - Provincetown, MA
Silence - Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Congregation - Goleta CA


Insider’s Vantage Point -Art Scene - Santa Barbara News-Press - Art Review, Josef Woodard - June 5, 2009
Smart Art – CapeWeek - Cape Cod Times - Andre Van Der Wende - Review of "Wild Things" Exhibition –Cotuit Center for the Arts, MA - January 13, 2012
My Search For Silence - - Spring 2014


Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Ridley-Tree Museum of Art/Arts Council, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA
Co-Owner: The Rusty Barn Workshop/Studio,
Studio Manager, Print Assistant, Santa Barbara CA
Abstract Artist Collective
Boston Printmakers Guild
Los Angeles Printmakers Guild
Monoprint Guild of New England
Printmakers of Cape Cod, MA
Santa Barbara Printmakers, Santa Barbara, CA
Provincetown Art Association Museum, Provincetown, MA
Truro Center for the Arts, Truro, MA
Santa Barbara Art Association Santa Barbara, CA

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